My 25th Birthday :)
I thought I'd better do this before July is over HAHAHA! I cannot believe it'll be August so soon leh wah lau. How did time fly so quickly?!
So.... yeah a few weeks ago I finally turned 25 years old. Quarter of a century and.... OH EM GEEEEEE D:
I am still in denial even now lol.
My birthday celebrations started about 2 days before the actual day in the office.
We had durian cake as per our office norms because we all love the home made durian cake that my colleague bakes :D
Please pardon my bare face lol. It was a horrible day cos we had meetings in the morning and by the time we finished up everything it was lunch time. Hungry die me then lol.
I brought home about another 3 slices and devoured them over the weekend, the start of cake weekend cos I was eating cakes non-stop the entire 3 days!! THE HORROR.
Next day was a Saturday so as usual, headed for dance class haha.
Yup, #motd #makeupmess here with the bare essentials really. Usually I try and apply less stuff on my face when I go for dance lessons because they all go away by the time class ends - makes me look even more cui wtfffff D:
At night went out with the bf's friends and gang to the airport for 4Fingers.
And erh, they ended up treating me to a matcha lava cake at a cafe in Bedok85 because it was almost midnight then so yeah, actual birthday haha.
I'm sad to say that not many knew it was my birthday the next day (sad truth of life to be honest...) but nevertheless, still happy to have been surrounded by close friends ya esp when the bf is not around.
It was still fun at the cafe, FaceTiming the chao bf who was at the club that night (insert eye daggers).
And this is the birthday cake that I bought for myself HAHAHAHAA
Yup, puking rainbows that whole week - my third rainbow cake in fact.
Doesn't it look so colourful and yummy!? I swear this store has the best rainbow cake in Singapore!
I first tried Lynda Ann's rainbow cake through Trevor who bought it near the guys' Sunday soccer area. Somehow, I tried it and fell in love. LOL! Kept thinking about it and decided to just eff it and order my own cake for my birthday.
I mean what century already right? Why can't I buy my own cake leh? LOL even though it is quite sad from another point of view but nvm... No bf to buy for me what to do :(
I actually went all the way to Bedok North Ave 3 to get it the day before my birthday and painstakingly took a bus home with it because there was no atm around and the chao cab driver that I flagged down didn't have a NETS machine in his taxi.
Went to church that Sunday and after that had dim sum brunch with my family and grandmother.
Overordered too much food and couldn't finish everything lol. So my dad refused to cut the cake at the restaurant so I brought it back to my grandmother's place after that meal and chilled for awhile before 'cutting' it.
With the 2 beloved ladies in my life - grandmother and mother!
I always think that we should be grateful to our mothers on our birthdays because even though it is a happy occasion, she went through hell and contractions to give birth to us. So thank you Mummy for enduring all that shit 25 years ago that day! SARANGHAEYO :D
With le brother and my maid who brought me up as a baby
Group pic together with my cousin here too.
Yay! Noms rainbow cake wohoo
Typically, rainbow cakes just taste like food colourings or have this really synthetic feel in the mouth once consumed. I blogged about this previously how I hated that rainbow cake from Dean & Deluca.
But this, everyone, is just.... awesome. Lynda Ann's does their cakes with the right amount of cake to give the person the actual 'Hey, I'm eating a cake!' feeling than those who bake measly flour portions that when you into it, you're basically eating air only lol. I hope my descriptions are making sense ah! (Totally not a food blogger clearly...)
Yeah and the cream cheese that accompanies the cake is sugared to the right sweetness and not overwhelming at all.
Basically, just go and try it and you will never find another other rainbow cakes in Singapore that tastes better than theirs!
Ok, enough gushing about rainbow cakes.
Spent the afternoon with the bff, Jace and Stella who came over to use my nail polishes and makeup.
LOL I never envisioned girly bonding time to be as such because.... I basically did manicures for them -.-" and whose birthday was it actually? /raises an eyebrow/
All dolled up and ready to go sing us some karaoke!
Left the house about late afternoon and I drove us all to Cineleisure because we were having buffet dinner at Kbox hahaha.
Singing karaoke wohooo!!!~
My surprise cake with my fav Woodstock HAHAHA
The way they brought the cake in was epic funny! I was getting kinda bored because Jace & Stella disappeared for a really long time on the pretext of going to the toilet.
Turns out they walked to 313@Somerset's Charlie Brown Cafe despite a branch at Cine's level 4...
I got suspicious because they weren't coming back after a super duper long time. Then I got thirsty and wanted to go get myself a drink.
Super good timing because I walked out before Wanjun and Sinhui could stop me and found the other 2 outside the door bringing the cake in LOLOLOL.
But nevertheless, thank you my gzbs!! :D
I am so not crying because I was touched. Stella blinded me with her camera's flash and it was so darn painful!!!!!! T.T
Our pri school memories lol - shit we do when we run out of Korean songs to sing hahah
Ended the night at 10pm and we all went home because sad working adults like us had work the next morning boohoo.
They bought me a charm from Pandora :) The mouse on the far right.
My birthday month usually comes with alot of perks who try and make you spend even more during your birthday month - Juyin always says nevermind just spend because it's your birthday, super good excuse to use lol!
Went to Laniege a few days later to utilise my 20% discount during my birthday month. I got really lucky and was picked for their birthday treat actually. Will blog that in another entry!
And then my chao dongsaeng Xuanzhi treated me to Yoogane the following weekend for dinner lol.
I should really update that entry I wrote about Yoogane because I feel like the service standards have dropped since :(
Really sad because I find the F&B service standards in Singapore to be really below par compared to other Asian countries.
I love eating out in Taiwan because they really know how to treat their patrons/customers well.
But oh wells, that's life!
Anyway, if you read this then lucky you hahaha! Please note that Yoogane requires a min 2 portions for the food to be served in the pan yah.
No one told me that on my first visit -.-" Or maybe I didn't hear it la. But yeah, found this only at the menu that they placed near the entrance of the restaurant.
The staff when taking our orders did not offer this information till I asked about it so... tskkkkkk!
Ordered the usual chicken dakgalbi and a portion of fried rice + cheese. Yum!
Helloooooooooo dakkies! (Dak is chicken in Korean)
Took this to send to Carol via Instagram HAHAHAAH! Evil la us lol. I also made XZ drink a bottle of makkgeolli with me that night too even though he was still a little hungover from the night before.
Fried the rice and cheese when we were done with the chicken! YUMMMMMMMMMY!
Thank you XZ for the treat haha! Noona will be nicer to you in future wahahahaha~
Ending this post with my Disney nails, design by Janelle (/elleandish on Youtube). You can link the tutorial here. I spent the whole afternoon doing them painstakingly (clearly not enough gong fu lor haha) but it's okay, I'm quite pleased with the outcome of it.
Well, that marks the end of my birthday celebrations. Nothing really special now that we're entering August soon (boooooo gotta wait another 11 months till next year's birthday HAHAHA) but I hoped you enjoyed reading this.