Birthday month! Birthday parties, presents, a new-old restaurant and more.
It’s a little late, but I am catching up with the favourites so bear with me!
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I love Bruno’s and I think it’s taken the (eastside pasta) food spot in my heart where Al Forno used to reside. I usually end up with the linguine granchio (that’s crabmeat linguine) and finish the whole lot on my own, leaving zero space for dessert! I don’t have a separate space in my stomach for sweets, unfortunately!) After the many, many times I’ve had a meal there, this was the first time I’ve ordered dessert. Chocolate craving, satisfied!
So this beautiful country turned 48 on 9th August, and the girls and I had an impromptu celebration at A’s place! She cooked up a feast for us while we…ate. Haha. L brought ice-cream (to go with her home-made brownies!) and I brought wine (and an appetite!).
A believes in making stuff from scratch – her seafood patties were super yums! Here’s when I was being super unhelpful in the kitchen – documenting and stealing food, but not doing any actual baking or cooking.
Her mum had her own party, and she was sweet to send over some home-made vadai our way! They were chockablock with prawns, and were really savoury and tasty!
Theme was red and white – seems not everyone took it quite as literally…
Happy 48th birthday, Singapore! To many wonderful years ahead.
It took some getting used to, and has been little hard to get the words out when asked my age, but I have come to terms with it – I’m 30 (and fabulous, haha!).
One of the girlfriends says ’30 is the new 20′, and I’ve to both agree yet disagree with her. Yes, as it implies that youth, and all the fun and spontaneity that comes with being ‘young’ doesn’t stop at 30. But no because #1: who says 30 isn’t ‘young’; and #2: who says 20-somethings have all the fun?? (Even if I did have a LOT of fun in my 20s…but then I enjoyed my teenage years as well, so…)
And so yes, this 30-year old knows that turning ‘Dirty Thirty’ is simply an excuse to celebrate many times over. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my life these 30 years, and thank you for not just putting up with the crazy that comes with that, but for also joining in sometimes.
Third surprise – and the most special one of all. =)
Was whisked off to the Fullerton Hotel with instructions to simply ‘bring a nice dress’.
Got dressed and was then sent down for champagne in the lounge. =) Got back to the suite, and all my friends started showing up! <3
Second surprise – they literally jumped out of a bush to surprise me!
Went with the old buddy for one of our favourite things to eat – ma la hotpot! – and made our way to East Coast after for drinks. Unbeknownst to me, the gang was already in on this, and they prepped a table, lit the candle on the cake, and hid in the bushes, ready to spring when I saw the cake. However, blur as I am, I walked right past the table and didn’t see anything! Fail. They still jumped out though, because I almost walked past where they were hiding! Gotta love my friends. =)
I turned a year older and wiser on the 6th of April, and I’ve been so blessed to have had a whole slew of celebrations with family & friends (still ongoing too!). On top of that, quite a few celebrations were surprise ones, so to everyone who took the time and the trouble, thank you so much for your love.
It started with this little surprise from Chloe & Joanne, two days before my birthday.
Bear with me – many more birthday posts to come! =p