Since my dad has this weekly badminton going on every Wednesday, and he wont be having dinner with us on my birthday, which falls on Wednesday too, so we decided to have a pre-celebration at Coliseum on Sunday night. At first, when we were standing at the entrance, we already knew that we had to wait for a very long time for a table because it was jam packed in the restaurant and two families are waiting before us. We were told to wait for at least 20 minutes. Later on, the two families didn't want to wait, so we get to go in without waiting for 20 minutes. Then the waitress take us to our table and I think there was a miscommunication between my mum and the waitress because she thought we asked for a table for four but not five. So she took us to another table, and we all followed her. Then we were a bit shocked lah of course because she took us to a VIP room, and then she explained to my dad that she was the tenant of my dad's second house so she gave this 'credit' to him, and my dad didn't even know that she was his tenant. So yeah, we were lucky to have dined in a VIP room.
Then on Wednesday, I woke up having a gastric and that sucks. I woke up 15 minutes earlier than usual and I knew that it was time for me to get ready for college. So i dragged my feet to the toilet with my phone in my hand of course, and I begin to scroll my Whatsapp and text messages. Messages from my friends filled my heart with lots of love. Apparently some of them called me at 12 in the midnight, but I was too tired the night before because I woke up early in the morning for college, so I fell asleep at 11 something. To be honest, I've already felt a bit sad because I can't be with the CPYs on my birthday, but they're like putting salt on my wound, most of them were like apologizing that they can't be with me on my birthday (which I actually think birthday is not really a big deal for me, but the thing is they kept reminding me about it, and deep down in my heart, I was feeling a little bit sad). So yeah, life must go on. So I went to college as normal.
At lunch time, my friends and I decided to go to Burger Factory to celebrate my birthday (tbh, the food there sucks. never wanna go there ever again). My college friends surprised me with a photo album. The photo album was very special because it contains not only photos of us since sem 1, but also messages from friends I know and I don't know (friends whom I don't know spelled my name wrongly from Crystal to Krystle). I was touched for a second because I knew that they took a very long time and also put a lot of effort on this album. They have also bought me a piece of crepe cake (i'm not sure with the name) and I didn't want them to sing Happy Birthday, because I was too shy haha... Then during lunch, Jelene decided to memalukan me by sharing the photos I took during high school in my college group (well actually I wasn't embarrassed of my past haha, but my friend thought it was haha because of the way I acted and looked). After that, as usual, we took a few group photos.
Later that afternoon, I came back home with a gift on my bed. It was from my parents. I was surprised of course because I didn't expect them to buy another gift for me. (I already got what I wanted for my birthday) It was a sleeveless shirt that I wanted but I didn't buy. My mum knew I wanted so she went 1u right after her work and bought it. They weren't at home when i was home, and when they were home with my brother and sister, my brother and sister each came back with a rose haha..
In the evening, my mum asked me to send my brother back from tuition. and so i did and i took the wrong way to his tuition centre because the traffic was hell. Then, when we got back home, my mum bought Mcds and then I took a few fries and stuff them into my mouth. Just when I was about to stuff another one into my mouth, someone came out from the kitchen, singing birthday song. I was literally stoned for a while.. It was Yan Lin, Jia Sheng, and Juo Yen! Yan Lin was holding a cake and they all sang another round of birthday song. I really never expect them to come to my house and surprise me, not to mention with the help of my whole family. After that, Jia Yong and her brother and another friend of his came.
Jia Sheng asked me to open this envelope and I opened it; it was printed Polaroid photos of us since high school and I've always wanted them for centuries! Thanks guys!
I even bought a board for myself a few months ago and wanted to DIY myself haha and now they have gifted me these Polaroid photos, I can finally put them on my board!
Unfortunately, they can only be there for less than half an hour, so we used that time to take pictures of course, to capture the moments that are soon to be historical when we are older.
I'm truly grateful for everything that my family and friends have done for me. Maybe that sounds ordinary for you, but it wasn't for me. It was the best birthday I have ever had.
Thanks for the memories :'D