I'm a simple girl with a li'l dream, of seeing her humble works in exquisite print, to share with all who feels for words, written with
an unsupressable urge. So indugle in my fantasies, and plow your way through my memories, greatly appreciated you will be,
if you can leave your comments here for me.


Friday, January 13, 2006

30 is the New 20s

JAN 10, 2006.

Yes. I've finally touched the golden number 30. It was a night worth remembering, no doubt. There were many memorable Kodak moments, and if I looked at the photos 30 years later, I know they would still bring that grin to my face.




It was a night where my closest friends, old and new, came together to honour the anointment of my Big Three-O, which I shamelessly welcomed with open arms.

It was a night where I am overwhelmed by the love showered upon me by my friends, simply just by being there.

It was a night where I squeezed four tables with over 20 friends who hailed from all over - my ex-MTV girl buddies, my cohort of ex-interns, my present colleagues, my long-time IRC friends, my MSN chatters, my blog readers, my personal friends as well as friends' friends.

It was also the night where everyone in Bar None sang a birthday song for me.

It was the night I've got to eat my favourite mango cake, kindly sponsored by Glen and Kristina.

It was the night where I danced, partied, drank and got a birthday kiss on stage - all thanks to the devious schemes plotted by my cheeky and wayward gang.

It was the night where I drank over 20 shots, some beer, some champagne, half a flaming lamborghini and many other suspicious-looking liquids that were being shoved into my face in the name of "birthday toast". I lost count and consciousness at almost the same time. I forgot my name too, I think.

It was a night of revelry, laughter, sexy moves on the dance floor, loud talking over even louder music, tons of alcohol gargling, presents, cakes, posing for photographs and acting silly and bimbotic.

This is how a 30-year-old woman should embrace her coming of age. In all splendour, pompous fanfare, fireworks, orgasmic joy and a bunch of wild and crazy friends who's either heading the same way or have already surpassed it.

To all of you who have been part of that unforgettable, irreverent, quirky "baptism ceremony" of mine @Bar None that night, thank you. Your friendship meant more than all the best presents in the world (except for that grossly overpriced B&O ten-CD changer hi-fi system).

If it had been the Oscars that night, you would have snagged the Best Supporting Friends Award. And now ladies and gentlemen, here are the nominees.....

Angel, Bee Lang, Bryan, Catherine and friend, Cheryl, Cheryll, Daniel, Danny Boy, Dennis, Eisen, Fidelia, Gary, Glen, Isabel, Jack, Kristina, Michelle-Pam, Pamela, Sabrina, Vivienne, Wei Qi and Yen.



Last but not least, thanks to Bar None - Pammy and Willy - the super duo for the superb hospitality and wonderful drink treats! Willy, you owe me one drink for not showing up before I got totally smashed. I shall claim it from you, you bet I will. :)




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JAN 11, 2006

I used to joke about my birthday celebrations every year. I have different groups of friends and hence, it can take up to more than a week to complete the round of celebrations! It feels as if I was having my own Elvina's Birthday Festival hahha.....

Anyway, I met up with my ex-MDIS classmates and their spouses for a second round of celebrations - at Chong Qing Hot Pot. Since everyone came in a pair, I thought I should bring my date too! Here are the photos - and don't forget to check out my extremely adorable and irresistibly cute godsons, Adam & Williem!





My heartfelt thanks to Ben and Belinda, Jacinta and Steven, Gillian and Williem Snr., Daniel and of course my two beloved godsons - Adam & Williem Jnr. !

In between the rest of the week, I was meeting colleagues and other friends for tea, supper and drinks. I have two more groups to grace with my lovely presence over this weekend - after which I can finally wrap up my birthday festivities!


“I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me,
I'd like to be the help that you've been always glad to be;
I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day,
As you have meant to me along the way.”

35 comments:

Richard said...

Glad to hear you had a good time.

Bored Dad said...

Oops! Looks like I missed your birthday already! Happy Belated Birthday! *A muack flying across the cyberspace.* Hehe...!

Glad to know you had a great time!

mel said...

damn! that sure looked like fun.

Bee said...

May Your birthday wishes come true. :)

suspiciousbastard said...

And a happy birthday to you, too.

Homer said...

Happy belated Bird Day ... and may all ur wiashes come true ...

joinin u later in the year in the new 3-something range

Ed said...

Happy Belated Three-O B'day... continue to have fun thru the year. Live it to the fullest =0)

Azxel said...

kewl. Happy belated Birthday. Welcome to Three-Oh, where life truly begins.

Zhe Bin said...
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Zhe Bin said...

Haha. Okay. I think this is not important but my birthday's on 10th as well! It's nice to know you enjoyed yours. Mine was a 21st birthday.. So yeah. = D

Runaway said...

happy birthday to u, u were born .. oo no i mean happy birthday to u, happy birthday to elvina .. we all really love u

absolutjoiz said...

happy birthday to u~

glad to see u've enjoyed your birthday. =D

Philip said...

Welcome Elvina, Welcome to the mid life and the crisis that comes along with it ;) Happy Birthday. May the new year bring you much joy, happiness and success in everything you do. Take Care and keep swinging.

KuraKat said...

Happy Belated Birthday. =)

Ted said...

Happy birthday, looks like you had tons of fun! Hope a more fulfilling and happy year for you ahead in 2006!

sevenspell said...

Happy birthday to you!! You've shown how the Big 3-O is not to be feared.

This is how a 30-year-old woman should embrace her coming of age. In all splendour, pompous fanfare, fireworks, orgasmic joy and a bunch of wild and crazy friends who's either heading the same way or have already surpassed it.

Well said! (^^)

SINPREE said...

Elvina, happy belated birthday! May the good times flow.

Kudious said...

happy birthday to u! hehe

my 30 is coming real soon too. haha

GhOsT said...

Nice!!!

Happy Belated Birthday....

Cheers!

孺子牛 said...

Happy Belated Birthday...

surfie77 said...

Hi Laoniang,

Happy Belated Birthday to you and many more!!

Ah Jack said...

Hey dearie, glad that u had enjoyed ya nite there..... but imagine u knocked out and need a king kong time carry u out at only 1.30am...... ha ha..... how to bring u out to play next time..... hee hee

ah jack said...

alamak......mistake again..... is to carry u out not time carry u out

Dancingpris said...
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Dancingpris said...

Yo gal, I saw u at Bar Done with another birthday gal on the stage.
Small world!

Have been reading your blog since a few months back. You are the first blogger that I have met on the street.

Enjoy the journey of thirties.

Elvina aka LaoNiang said...

hahaha thanks peeps to all your wonderful wishes! I love being 30!!!! I feel sexy because 30s is the new 20s. :p

Envy me you li'l girls! :D

DancingPris: Oh you should have say hi!! haha....though you would have seen me at my worst la. But yes, pls say hi if you see me next time. Or at least - "happy birthday"!!!

Mag said...

Happy Belated!

Elvina aka LaoNiang said...

Hey Mag. i love fairytales too. Do you have a blog for me to read? you can email me if you do not wish to publish your address. I have a feeling you are quite a writer. :)

mel said...

speaking of fairy tales, did u receive my book?

take it easy.

the virgin undergrad said...

Hey hey hey!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
You know, theoratically females can ovulate at 7. So theoratically, i can still suan you: 'You're old enuf to be my mum!!!' Nah just kidding!

May you have many many many many more happier birthdays to come!

Aristocrat said...

Hello my dear! You have been tagged! Check it out at Weirdness

Aristocrat said...

Ah dear obscure mind!

A tag is simply what it means. Whatever that I have done, which in this case is to list out five weird things about myself, you have to follow suit.

In essence, you just have to do the same by listing out five of your weird characteristics. And then tag five other people to do the same. "Shooting the arrow" they say.

And when you are done, I have another tag that I am going to "arrow" you with.

Evil isn't it?

Aristocrat said...

Dear obscure mind,

You have been tagged yet again.

8 Characteristics

Yours truly
Aristocrat

Sisuahlai said...

Your blog damn real fun, girl! To boost blog-reading rating, you must dye your hair blonde, wear long artificial eyelashes, have shots of yourself in short minis, and talk endlessly about yourself. Or be original, just like urself, keep it up girl!

Elvina aka LaoNiang said...

Aristocrat: Dear tagger, I don't have time to play the tagging game dude!!! By the way, a blog is a personal raving space, so I do not like to be confined to the topics that I can write. So - sometimes, tagging me to write something may end up me not writing at all cos I don't really know what I should write for that topic. But - I will try ok?

Sisuahlai - Haha this nick sounds Teochew. Thanks for the compliment and hope you will continue to support this blog. :)