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as a follow up to Part 1 of my 19th birthday post , here's Part 2 !
On the real day of my birthday this year (20th May) , i had an A-levels Maths exam , namely Further Pure Maths 1 . somehow , throughout the 5 years i've been in high school , there will always be an exam on my birthday .. this comes as no surprise to me , since May is usually the month of mid-year examinations . However , i'd thought i'd be able to escape this curse once i advanced onto college . NOPE . OF COURSE I'M CURSEd to have my birthday on an exam day consecutively on both years of my time in college :-) welcome to my life .
so anyway , on my birthday i was already feeling pretty off since everyone left KTJ for an exeat ; all except the students taking the FP1 exams . it sucks to be lonely on your birthday , right ? furthermore , my friend Johaan was being real inconsiderate to me because he kept rambling on and on about our other friend - Iza's birthday surprise . I mean , i love Iza a lot ; but isn't it an unspoken rule to NOT talk about someone else's birthday to the birthday girl ??? Anyway , more on that later .
My point is that i was already feeling pretty shitty on that day .. and the traffic jam back home to KL didn't make it any better . When i arrived home , i was in a pretty grouchy mood and unintentionally started quarelling with my mom - which made me feel shittier HAHA . luckily , my younger sister was there to calm me down and after apologizing to my mom , we had a quick cake-cutting session with a chocolate cake my sister picked out from Komugi .
yeyyyy thank you Wan En for the clutch / make-up bag in my most favourite colour in the world - baby pink 😍😍 a funny story is actually behind this gift .. when i first unwrapped it , there was a black security tag still attached to the zipper of the clutch . i showed it to Wan En and her initial reaction was "WHAT THE HELL ???? how ?!?!?" . HAHAHAH . turns out the shop forgot to remove it after my sister paid for the clutch . Since my sister had bought the clutch all the way from Pavilion Mall , i was reluctant to go all the way there just to remove the tag because everyone knows how bad the jam is around Bukit Bintang area . hence , we resorted to our best friend - Youtube . turns out the way to remove a security tag properly was burning the plastic part out and then cutting off the spring that holds the tag in place , but don't go around shoplifting after this , kids .
the next day , I was supposed to go out to watch X-Men : Apocalypse with my KTJ friends . But alas ! my day turned out to be shitty again . Me , my sister and my mom went out in our car and sent it for polishing around Kota Damansara . since we had nothing better to do , we took an Uber to The Curve to do some shopping . my mom promised me that the car would be done at 1pm so we could head home and I would be able to drive out to catch my movie , which was screening about 3pm . At 1.30pm , the car still wasn't done yet ... so we took another Uber back to Kota Damansara to check on the car . The man told my mom it wasn't gonna be done for another hour or so ... and i badly wanted to watch Apocalypse because I love the X-Men movies 😓😓 so i told my mom "I can't wait anymore , i'll take an Uber home with Wan En okay" . i thought i could head home , take a quick shower and then take another cab to watch the movie ; but the Uber driver who took me and Wan En home was a clueless uncle who needed me to show him the way and drove pretty slowly , so when i got home it was practically almost 2.30pm .
As i stepped through the doors of my house , i told Wan En , "i give up . this day couldn't get any shittier . i don't wanna go anymore la" . texted my friends to tell them i wasn't able to make it and basically just chilled at home till my mom came back with the polished car (finally) . a few hours before dinner , my mom had taken out some frozen food to be defrosted so she could cook later . then my sister suggested that we go out to eat in Bangsar . not wanting to piss my mom off , i said to my sister and mom , "nvm la we eat at home since mummy already took the food out .." , but Wan En kept going on and on about going out to eat . so we went back and forth like that for a bit and then my mom , who'd gotten so done with us burst out : "GO OUT AND EAT LA . your friends made a surprise for you". I just went ".... Oh ."
and that is the story of how my mom ruined my birthday surprise HAHAH . but fret not , friends-who-have-worked-so-hard to surprise me ; the best is yet to come .
i quickly went to shower and prepare myself , which explains why i put on high heels and a tight skirt for something i wasn't supposed to know about LOL . got to the place and there were about 2 other birthday celebrations going on so Wan En accidentally took me to the wrong table HHAHAHHA FOL . walked to the right table and i immediately started crying tears of joy because i was so touched !!!
me and my swollen eyes AHHAHA . now you must be wondering , why am i crying if my surprise was actually no longer a surprise to me ? the thing is , when my mom ruined my surprise - in my mind i was expecting the FABxten girls , but when i arrived for dinner .. i saw friends from almost all the years of my high school life .
friends i've acquainted with since i was 14 - the Penang girls
friends from KDU - the FABxten girls
.. and last but not least , friends from KTJ !!!
I am seriously so so blessed this year to have not just one group of friends celebrate my birthday this year , but three !! Turns out , Johaan had pissed me off on purpose so i wouldn't expect anything ... well , he succeeded in making me depressed for most of the day HAHAHA . also , Kher Ying and Jayne came all the way down from Melaka and Bangi just for this celebration . Zelyn too for giving KY and Jayne a place to live , and for being one of my closest old friends 😭💖 it truly touches my heart how someone can go the distance just for me ... My FAB girlies who have stuck with me since we were 16 , i love how we still try to surprise each other even though we're all on different paths now 💘 so much love for all of them , my BPF Paggie for planning this out for weeks with my roommate Rachel , Kah Yee for always being her funny self and entertaining me throughout that night , Victoria for sending me a really sweet long message and coming that night , Vinn Kee for being such a great friend and always attending everyone's surprises .. Vinn Kee you da real MVP i'm so grateful for you !! and finally , Ming Xuan my high school desk buddy who's always so cute and very sweet to me .
Also to my bunch of KTJ friends - in my first year of KTJ i wasn't really sure which "clique" i belonged to in school , sometimes i felt kinda sad because of that .. but this year we all managed to be brought closer somehow and i'm so glad for every single one of you ; thank you for being such good friends to me . thank you for the laughter , the cries (AHEM JOHAAN ABRAHAM) , the spontaneous food trips and all our deep talks . my journey in KTJ was so much more enriched because of all of you , thank you xxx
My cake is from .... I'd rather not mention where this is from because of recent happenings - more on that in future blog posts !!
happy happy girl with my pretty cake hehe . i actually photoshopped off that strand of hair in the second photo in order to post it on Instagram . but here on my blog you guys get everything au naturel ok !!! NO EDITS NO FILTER HAHAH . ((mainly because i am such a lazy person))
thank you Kah Yee for the beautiful photos of that night !
one more of my cake ! :)
last but not least , individual shots .
Rachel - my roommate . Both of us won't deny that although we are great as friends , our road as roommates has been quite a bumpy one . our living habits are as different as sky and earth , but we somehow managed to pull through two terms together ☺️ thank you Rachel for tolerating me , and for trying your best to accommodate my needs . Thank you for contacting Paggie to plan out this amazing surprise for me , you truly are , the best soulmate someone could ever hope for 😭
Vinn Kee bby thank you so much for showing up and being such a great friend throughout these 3 years . i still remember our high school baking moments and the times when i cock-blocked you during House Sports practice sessions HAHA . love youuu 💗
the one most responsible for my birthday despair 😒 and then my happiness la 😂 well , should've expected it from #1 top-notch actor of the year , Johaan . AHAHHAH .
Chiang Kah Yee bby who can talk about just anything and everything ! love your hilarious jokes and thank you so much again for the gorgeous photos taken that night hehe ❤️
Paggie Tan BPF est. 2013 for always putting her best efforts in making me happy , consoling me when i have something to rant about , going out of her way to make things happen for me 😌😌 i appreciate and love you so much , thank you .
WAN EN !!! for trying so hard to coordinate the surprise with Paggie , she kept telling Paggie stuff like "don't worry i will not fail you" , and she was outraged when my mom leaked the surprise to me !! HAHAH . my little sister has always been my biggest supporter and best friend , and i don't know what i'd do without her sometimes .
and finally , Eunbae ! the most un-nerdiest nerd anyone has ever met , the super hot super skinny friend of mine . thank you for always being so understanding to me and listening to my rants and problems , for being the vainpot in our group of friends with me HAHA . its forever us wanting to snap photos !! thank you for making the effort to come for my surprise 😙
dear all readers , i'm sorry for the long and draggy post , but i truly am ; very very happy for my birthday this year . i dont tell a lot of people this , but : i've never liked my birthday because it always made me feel small , insignificant and unappreciated instead of the intended purpose . therefore , i'm always really touched by the actions of those who go the extra mile to surprise me . I thoroughly value sincerity over gifts , and this year i just wanna say that i've never felt more blessed to have such a loving group of friends .
to many more years as amazing as this one , signing off now . 💌