It’s exactly a week since my 31st birthday and I only got around to posting the pictures of the celebration now to Facebook and now to blog about it here. It’s kinda hard especially when your birthday is so close to the holiday seasons and so many things are happening.
Nevertheless, I ALWAYS celebrate my birthday separately from the festivities, regardless. I DO NOT LIKE COMBINED CELEBRATIONS. If I did that, I would get only one gift for both my birthday and Christmas. That is no fun (for me) *wink* Also, I want to be acknowledge my birthday now while it’s still fun. Maybe when I turn 50 or something and I don’t want to reminded of how old I am or how little friends I have, then I might just combine the celebration.
But until then, I have (not a lot) but very good friends to celebrate them with. Without making it a big deal (I mean you, Geoff), I don’t believe the quantity of friends is important at this age in life – it is about the quality of your friends that are important. Those who still stand by you and be there for you in good times and bad.
And with that, I want to start off thanking you folks who turned up for my 31st birthday celebration. It’s not a significant age and I only want to keep it small with my good dear friends. So, thank you Niall, Mike, Elayn, Joe, Lynette, Ian, Chris Chan and friend, Paul Rogers and of course, my beloved husband, Geoff.
I had a small sit down dinner at Dave’s at One Utama. I previously blogged about my review on the restaurant here. Because I love the place so much, I managed to convince my KL friends to come all the way to Bandar Utama for this dinner. For those friends in PJ area, they can’t be happier that I finally came back to this side of town.
The food is always great…
Then, I got to unveil some of the gifts I got from the dinner guests.
I have pointed out to Geoff what to get me for my birthday earlier. It was an expensive Mont Blanc pen, costing over RM 3000 and I couldn’t get myself to buy it for myself. So I made him buy it for my birthday. *wink*
We adjourned to G6 at Gardens Midvalley after that. It’s a new club at the roof of Gardens Residence. It’s only a few days after their soft launch and was another establishment of Bob Wong and Modesto’s. We were promised we’ll be treated like VIPs and was given the best seat in the house at the club. The rest of the gang was supposed to join us for drinks there. I wanted a cocktail lounge-y night – we’re all too old for hard partying these days.
We got there and was unfortunately quite disappointed by the place. Understand that it’s only the soft launch (the Grand Opening is on Christmas Eve) but the crowd was rather disappointing. It was mostly Chinese (not that I’m racist because I AM CHINESE) but I prefer a more mixed crowd. The music was very much remix of Top 40s pop songs and the club is definitely a club, not lounge-y like Moddy promised. 😦
Nevertheless, we got good tables and started with the bottles as the other guests start arriving.
Since the club was quite disappointing, the boys started wandering around socializing with Bob and discovered the VIP room. We all adjourned to the much quieter room at the back of the club which was very much hidden from the main dance area. It was nice and lounge-y, exactly where we should be and not out front where it was impossible to start a conversation.
We enjoyed the rest of the night at the VIP room with Bob. As we’re chilling around the VIP room, the boys discovered the projector screen and karaoke equipment. So, boys being boys – forced Bob to get the staff to setup the new system for us. It took 4 guys and a good 15 minutes or so checking on cables and setting up the system for the first use but finally we got it up and running.
We spent the rest of our night in the quiet and secluded VIP room (Geoff is happy we don’t need to be among the common people) and sang our hearts out.
Overall, I am happy to have great and close friends there that night. Some of the friends I wish were there couldn’t make it but gave me a heads up. I appreciate all who turned up, though. I appreciate these quality friends that I have in my life and thank you from the bottomest of my heart.
I love you guys eventhough you’re celebrating me getting old and grumpy and possibly less interesting. Thanks, guys!