Happy Birthday to my dearest six+one’s Yodolyn! It’s so fun to travel with friends and we get so excited over every single thing. Every moment is fun and exciting with friends right? Can’t wait for even more holidays together! I wish you all the best in your exam and everything you do – in love especially. I love attending friend’s wedding especially someone close! hur hur! More holidays to come, and may you be prettier and younger each days! :) Love you! :)
We have successful got this surprise done yesterday with really great helps from everyone! Love the surprise look from Mel and I guessed all these worth so much better and in fact, most of us have lots of fun as well. So, here I am going to write everything done to mark this memorable day of the year! (so far lah~)
On Wednesday, we actually contacted our partner-in-crime Jody (Mel’s hubby, our friend as well) for their house key at Pungool. We ain’t going to rob their house or something, but in fact, preparing something BIG for the birthday girl on her actual birthday! The good thing was they will be away from home on thursday – friday for their family chalet! Which means, Mel will not be suspecting anything going on their house too! haha! WE GONNA MESS IT UPSIDE DOWN lol!!!!
On Thursday, Chef Jolene had done her grocery shopping right after work, and these was pretty tiring for her two hands :/ but thanks to her, we really have a great dining experience! :) THANK YOU CHEF! ^^
# the grocery for the next day!!
# look what’s jolene bake for us?
(SUPER LOTS OF GOOD COMMENTS ON HER CAKE!!!)
At the same time, teng was doing the brainstorm for the event, and I was doing some help out and some cutting of deco as well :) Just by looking at it, I felt the excitement haha! :P
#for the birthday girl! haha
#our menu of the day!!! :)))
#looking fun! :P
On friday, Teng & me actually have a day off to prepare the day starting at 1:30pm. At the same time, all of us have already got notify that we should dressed well for tonight event since its going to be a TOP-NOTCH restaurant concept. We picked up our first helper of the day – Zhili from tampines for our IKEA + GIANT shopping! We actually bought some props for the concept tonight from IKEA and not forgetting a little bit of grocery buying from GIANT. I really love how these places are placed side by side which made things really so much easier for us.
We reached JOMEL’s place at around 4pm. Teng did the table setting, zhili helped with the head banner ribbon and I was doing the pumping of balloons. Since pumping of balloons doesn’t need much concentration, I switched on the TV (when the owner was not even at home LOL!) to watch hahahahaa! After pumping 2 balloons successfully, the pump doesn’t work anymore… And, I have to manually get the dumb balloons up that eventually made me so tired and hungry…. I even woke zhili up if she wanted to share a packet of instant mee together HAHA!! :P
And check out our dining setting (with lights on). I must say it’s super gorgeous and awesomely done :) I love how much effort (buay paiseh say all these) on doing little bit of stuff to give the best experience to mel and every single one who took part in this because, we all made this happen :)
At around 7pm, Angela Chris and Jolene reached. With the minimum time – 1.5hours left we had to prepare the food setting and the touch up setting in the dining area. Now, everyone had reached, it made things way easier with more hands to get everything done in time… We left 1.5hours for everything to do ready :)
Angela helped Teng with the add on deco, while Chris and Zhili helped with the Smoked Salmon Canape (looking yummy seriously!). And, of cos, I’m CHEF Jolene assistant for helping her with the salad and pasta. hur hur! :) But well, I know NUTS on cooking seriously! This mean that… photos for the photos are upcoming soon! :)))
Our Chef is really good in cooking, and I must say it’s really good. The feedback for the pasta was really good. All of us love it so much, the sauce was really awesomely great. The taste with little bit of wine make it really taste delicious that words can’t express how good it was. As much as the dish was served with just prawn and scallop the taste doesn’t fail us any. We were really proud to say that, this pasta was done so much better than what outside had served. All the dishes are really good, but the pasta really impressed us alot! :)
So, what’s next will be just waiting for the Birthday girl to open the door. And, we have to patiently wait and looked out for the sound from the lift. This was so challenging and fun indeed.
Well, the video was commented abruptly stopped as usually haha! But, well, the birthday girl requested photo session right after that. I was the videographer as well as the photographer of the day, so I have to switch my role and definitely…. stopped that video haha! (The photo session took so long that we probably only able to have our dinner at least 30mins later…!)
And the food and party begins! :)
Our dearest yodo even had guest appearance with us, all the way from Aussie ^^
Let’s end the lovely party with a photo of Mel’s cute daughter – Belle.
Mel, happy birthday to you. Wish you all the best in your career, health and wealth.
We really hope this BIG BIG surprise made you really happy and felt really loved! :)
Six+One love you lots and let’s keep the friendship going! :)
(LAST SATURDAY EVENT!)
I think past few weeks theme was SURPRISES. I can’t remember how we get so excited over surprises and how eventually tired from the process since we have been preparing for like days! I think this all get really fun when we prepared for Belle’s birthday, and soon after when yodo is back for a surprise event! :)
Since we all having a ‘sort of farewell’ steamboat dinner for Yodo…. we thought, maybe we could also do one birthday event for Mel whose birthday is just one week away from today. (Actually, we also wanted to surprise zhili for her super advance birthday present too, but she didn’t make it for the dinner in the end hur hur) SO MUCH OF THE EVENTS in a day!!!
The chocolate banana cake that Mel ordered previously for Belle’s birthday was so awesomely nice, and we thought we could order one for early birthday surprise for mel during the steamboat dinner. The funniest and tough part was, we did not know where to order, so we had to contact Mel, whom is always the ‘mastermind’ of the group. And we believe she had guessed it. LOL!
Her birthday gonna be small small affair (happening today!), because, we getting THIS (photo below) for her birthday gift! We are going to Bangkok together! And this is like after so long since the KL trip in 2009 or something!
And we go ahead to her places for the little small affair and little surprises :D
the family that have their birthday back to back each other for the month!!!!
something you doesn’t need to own the world.
Neither be the richest, nor the wealth, or the limelight.
you feel happy when you are with the right person :)
Surprise for the birthday girl next week.
Farewell for Yodo at Mel’s place, and we intend to give Mel a little surprise :)
Just a sneak preview first, I will blog about it shortly.
(I seriously need some rest first, because I AM SO TIRED!)
Yes, we are getting her Bangkok Air Ticket for her birthday this year.
And, we decided to surprise her with a boarding pass.
I thought, this boarding pass is done in quite a good standard *hurhur*
Kinda proud of the outcome, so here’s the photo to show off a little :P
(more later, so much to blog and so much happening stuff within this few days!)
I’m off to do some work, and get ready to sleep because I need to wake up like 7am!
We were all prepared to give surprise to Jody whom, birthday fall the next day on Sunday! (Yes! this family hor, all their birthdays are just 1 week apart, so, belle is their greatest birthday gift ever!) Well, this time, Six+One did a simple surprise without Jody’s knowledgment. This won’t be a success without Mel’s help, and all her texting with us hur hur!
But before we have this energy, we going to have good food! hur hur! Define good food? As long with great company, who cares if the food is Fish Maw or Instant Mee! As long you are with the right person, anything will just turned nice and good! So does our zichar @ hougang! hur hur! I love big group dinner feast because anything funny can just happened. And it did. I have no idea why ordering drinks from the uncle turned out to be so funny. He even paused and laughed over 冬瓜茶! haha! Anyway, that uncle is funny and cute without any rude gesture. Just weird to know he laughed over this. HAHA!
How our timing get so perfect! :)
My hand super suan carrying the ipad to take photo. BUT THIS IS SO FUN! :D
And… THIS HAPPENED :)
JODY, hope you love the shocking surprises from us. And the mess we left hahahaha! :P
May you have the greatest in health and wealth! :) Happy Birthday!
Belle Belle look so curious at? Chris’s dog! I guessed this is her first time so close to a puppy! :)
Belle Belle grew up so much, I played Kinet till I am so tired! hur hur
Chris is not playing Kinet, WE ALL THINK HE IS PERFORMING! hahaha! :)
And not forgetting the group photos! hahaha, I think we all have lots of fun, especially when I was the one holding throughout.
HAPPY FAMILY! :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY JODY!!! :)
Kimchi Twinnie is actually my ‘bus-stop’ friend, that most of you have heard me mentioned before.
I think it’s still very amazing how this friendship last and how it actually happened!
I pretty guessed much before that her clique of friends did wonder… so does my friends too!
hur hur. And they all wonders… and curious…!And yet both our friends really find it amazing!
Instead, I find it more than amazing, it’s awesome too!
Remembering the poly years, after we knew each other, I have no idea when we start to exchange number
and purposely meet to go to school. The amazing part is that we actually studied from different faculty,
She is from Business, while I’m from IT. Those were the days, we will always talk about 仔仔 and 瑋柏.
hur hur! Can’t remember when, I even intro her job at Kumon centre, which both of us worked as tutor,
and headed there from school, and back home. haha! Amazing indeed!
And friendship still last till now. Amazing & Awesome! :)
Anyway, we always make a point to meet up during our birthday month for a good celebration.
Early May, we did have a celebration but a mini one, because Mavis just had her operation
few days before our meet-up. Hence, we promised to make up with it. And, times flies,
we did not even realize, the next meet-up actually turn out to be 3 months later! Oh Gosh, my bad.
Have been Arbite for twice, and sharing with friends that it’s one of the best
All-Days-Breakfast cafe with such affordable price. And definitely with Mavis, since both of us love
All-Days-Breakfast, and further more, it’s not too far away from our place. Oh, we stayed so near
to each other, which explained how we get to know each other at the bus-stop! ^^
#this is a very very interesting gift.
She said that, she gave 2 of her friends this, and they got attached!
And she hope I will find the ideal guy soon.
So sweet of her! She mentioned before to me, she hope we can go on double-date!
She and her bf, and me with my ‘newfoundbfwhomyettobefound’ hur hur
In any case, this is a great gift, because its means life.
And I will remember to change and take care of this little life
and hope it bring great surprises to my life, be it love or career! :)
Taking this great opportunity to treat YS a good dinner, and I chosen this place – Antoinette. I have been hearing a lot of good reviews from this restaurant, and I thought maybe I should give it a try myself and that will be the best reviews. hur hur. As I have this habit of finding new places everything for friend’s birthday, in short, I’m always hunting for food hur hur,and i think this helps in something I am doing right now *just a secret first… will share very very soon!*
And I got this from wikipedia.
“Antoinette is a French given name, the feminine form of Antoine (from LatinAntonius) meaning beyond praise or highly praise-worthy.”
Honestly, I think they fit their name really nicely. And they are definitely highly praise-worthy! :)
We headed to the outlet at Mandarin Gallery. It wasn’t a good choice even though its just on a Wednesday. The queue is long and slow, the place is so small that you basically have to wait till someone finished their meal/talks/ and any other thing before you can get in. The worst thing is that, they have no waiting list. “So if you want to eat, you just have to wait..” But, I heard the other outlets can make reservation though! :)
#me and yingseah, finally be the next one to be in :)
We are “lucky” that after awhile, 2 couples left, and it makes us the 4th group of guest to be in. After a good 1 hours of wait, and we are totally furnishing. And very glad by then, it’s finally our turn…. and we are given a ‘window’ seat! We realize that the choices are simply so much that we can’t decide immediately what to eat. But as both of us are salmon lover, we order a salmon breakfast set, and a ‘pasta’ set with poached eggs! :)
#antoinette, finally tried :)
#Gnoocchi Carbonara with poached egg! Yums!
#Scrambled Egg with Scottish Smoked Salmon (choose between poached or scrambled)
We ordered an extra dessert – crepes just before their kitchen closed.
And we have no idea if we can finished the food, but we doesn’t want to leave the cafe without dessert! :P
#Tahiti (it’s all about strawberry, fresh and good!)
Who say, we will just left the cafe and home? There’s always rooms for drink and chats. And YS is just jetting of the next day morning! haha! I’m like disturbing her ‘packing luggage time’ but, I just want to have a good chat with her! :) And both of us does have a great chat really. We headed to Mac for a drink and chat, it’s really a great talk about anything! :) We left the place about 11:30pm and headed home!
Have a great trip, YS! And have a wonderful and great year ahead! See you when you are back! She just told me on the day, she is heading to BKK right after TW. It’s simply shopping heaven! Told her to shop all the way and eat all she can! I MISSED BKK! :) YS, see you soon! ^^
*side note! heading BKK in year end (which I almost forgot about it totally!) as in really year end for my friend birthday gift!*
Favorite month of the year.
AWESOME. AMAZING. — That’s how I gonna to describe this lovely month.
Though, this might sound weird as it is only the start of the month. But, who doesn’t love their own birthday month? And, there’s gonna have many many meetups and gathering this month too. Besides, the amazing thing is – I’m going to KHJ FM!
I really want to go for this concert, but due to some reasons, I was almost on the peak of giving up. I thought I will be back to the days where I will be happy even by looking at photos and videos. I thought so. Then, I received a really thankful message, a really thankful ticket from @wonderrrgirl (Alice). Thank you, I did not know what else to say but thank you for the ticket that given me a chance to see Hyun Joong once again, a lovely one.
The Fan Meet.
This fanmeet to be honest, I was really looking forward since last year.
This fanmeet wasn’t like the previous one he had with TheFaceShop. We get to see his different self, the hardwork he put just to give us a very different him. Called it a fan meet for a reason, it had lots more interaction with the fans. Yes, his very first time (in Singapore) to be said.
Many times, fans, especially those in Singapore, stand very far away from the stage just to have a glimpse of him. How many times, we actually get a little close up and see him? And how many times, we actually ONLY see him perform on our tiny little screen? I guessed, this shall not be missed, really.
The excitement of being able to go is totally madness. I listened to his songs in hoping to join in the crowd to sing. I go through my photo album during last year Seoul’s Break Down Showcase, in remind me how much I was excited to join everyone watching it LIVE, LIVE in Korea.
As there’s work on that day, I only able to rush down from work at 7pm to SIS. Met up with Alice for the ticket. I did not know which seat/category I was given, because, I was really happy to be in there, no matter where I seated :) So, they got me Arena ticket, that was pretty much very near to the stage, located at the right side, which made me definitely happier! As the rest of my friends already got their ticket, they headed directly, while I walked alone to my seat. I actually thought it wasn’t too lonely since there’s so many fans around me cheering for KHJ.
/ Met up with some old friends in the fandom before/after the concert :) Glad to see everyone around :)
My camera wasn’t as awesome, hence photo taken wasn’t very impressive, but I just wish to have some memories of my very first time attending the concert “myself” and this is a really good one performance by KHJ :)
#first view of the stage while going to my seat.
#KHJ official poster image was ‘casted’ on the screen. This is also the one that make me LOVE again.
#I was seated beside my friend’s friend – fala, who is a reporter, had a great chat with her abt KPOP & KHJ :)
#lights off, i heard cheering, and everyone got real excited!
#the green sea
#so KHJ is here, there, everywhere in our hearts :P
#he shine on stage
#dance on stage
#sing on stage
#the superstar that we really adore!
#everyone is cheering hard! :)
#picking the ‘girlfriend’
#BOF ost, awwww~
#interview time. see how shine he is :P
#the ‘bed’ scene that reporter report on papers -.-
#acting marilyn monroe
#the handsome one.
#walking in the crowd to sing for everyone – ONE MORE TIME. And spot Cin & Carol?
#15 songs ended.
#freebie from the concert! a tee shirt and badge :)
#and, his smile and happy and awaiting to meet every single fans via hi5 session :)
Thanks for being part of my Amazing Awesome May! :)
// Alice, thank you for the ticket, i consider this as a great birthday gift! Thank you! :)