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Thursday, February 26, 2009

“It’s Just Another Day” (Happy Birthday to Me)

“It’s just another day”. These were the words I said when I received a phone call at exactly 12am wishing me ‘Happy Birthday’! I actually got sort of scolded for saying that and I was actually persuaded to treat myself nicely, in which I later gave in and agreed.

 

I like being in low profile because I am quite sure I could not do that in future. This means that I always try my best not to reveal my birthday and only reveal it after that day has past. This is why I only blog about this when it is over. Even in Skype, I purposely put the wrong information on my birth date but this accidentally led to one of my best friend, Han, wishing me at the wrong date last year. Sorry, man!

 

At 6:54am, Jovita, my junior ex-schoolmate (who is still available and single :p), sent me a sarcastic teasing (should say Jovita-flavoured) birthday wish. But I was snoring happily at that time to reply her. Thanks, girl!

 

When I reached the office, birthday wishes started coming in from text messages or msn from Cath, Han, Eugene (my best buddy from university) and my Dad. Thanks, everyone! None of the colleagues in my department knew about my birthday which was a good thing (remember my low profile preference); but I did silently shake hand with one of my colleague, LK because our birthday fell on the same date.

 

At around 11.04am, semi-panic Cath sent me a message through my office messenger. She just realized that I was in the lab and might not be going to my cubicle today.

 

I went to my cubicle and saw a small packet on my messy desk (my desk was like a war zone). 

It was Famous Amos Cookies! 



No wonder Cath feared that someone would be stealing it. Yum, yum! Time to get fat again! This was my only birthday gift for this year. Thanks a lot, Cath! *Hugsssssss* I was touched to find out that Cath purposely went to work early to place the cookies at my cubicle, especially when she slept late the previous night. *Hugsss again* (‘Pok Mong’ :p)

 

At 2.16pm, Cannas (Lee, Yong Ting) sort of sang me a birthday song but in typed words. Cannas is a professional singer, so I could imagine how nicely she sounded. Somehow, her ‘birthday’ changed to ‘birdday’ then to ‘burfday’ seemed creatively intentional. Gee, I would love to have a ‘bird’-day! :p

 

As promised, I decided to treat myself good, so I left office early at 5.30pm (usually I go off work at 9.00pm) and went straight to buy myself dinner and cake. The problem with me is that when it comes to decision making on certain thing, I either choose to do nothing at all, or do it best. That is why I usually end up overdoing things. As for today, I ended up over-treating myself!

 

I bought myself 2 Japanese meals – Unagi Rice set 

and Salmon Rice set. 

3 pieces of Secret Recipe cake – Oreo, Chocolate and Marble Cheese Cake! 

I even lit up a candle on one of the cakes to blow it, just to have the fun of it. 

I guess I had wasted all my gym sessions …I felt guilty later.

 

My last birthday greeting was by one of my best friends, Daniel at 7.07pm. Thanks, bro!

 

To try out whether birthday wishes are effective, I actually wish that it would rain that night but it seemed that there was not a single drop of rain. I guess birthday wish is just a myth!

 

I’m now 28, and getting older each day. Don’t feel that it is a sad thing for me… yet. But I would like to thank my Mum for carrying me around for 9 months 28 years ago, and manage to successfully bear all the labor pain by pushing me out. Special thank to the doctor that received me and spanked me hard so that I could take my first breath of air in this world.

 

Lastly, thank you for the wishes! For those who forgot, no worry, I am not a girl I am not very particular on this thing (by the way, someone’s birthday is next week, remember that) because for me it’s just another day.

17 comments:

dreckker said...

hey dude, happy belated birthday... paiseh paiseh... you come back I chia you Hilton again...

I fell sick on Tuesday and was on MC yesterday... totally KO and forgot about it, and the damn phone didn't remind me... knn...

dreckker said...

maikuliew... still have to highlight my name sommore... knn...

okla okla... don't be a pussy... my wrong...I belanja you makan when you cum back la...

AsX said...

Hehe, nah, i was just playing with you. No need to be so tension until leave me 2 comments...

By the way, get well soon!

dreckker said...

I'm still sick today, but boh pian have to go work today... see how lah... maybe if still like that... tonight I go see doctor and MC for tomorrow lor... sighh...

Jo said...

"sarcastic means marked by bitterness and a power or will to cut or sting. sarcastic implies an intentional inflicting of pain by deriding, taunting, or ridiculing " . Where got?? Tat's not my flavour!!! >_<

AsX said...

Dreckker -> Go find a girl to take care you lar... :P

Jo -> Sorry, teacher. So what word should i be using to replace that?

AsX said...

Jo -> I have corrected the word... i think.

RealGunners said...

i wont even bother to reveal it at all.. i mean, wont intentionally reveal it..

yeah it's just another day..

AsX said...

Gunner, i guess that is the difference between a tiger pieces and rooster pieces. How about Ox pieces?

Jo said...

Hmmn...very good! What a clever student. Now...repeat after me -Teacher Jo is very pretty. Hahaha

Mrcoolku said...

Seems like you prefer to keep low profile, then i just simply forget this post without greeting "Happy Birthday To You". :)

jerine said...

that's so not low profile birthday ok? i spent my birthday at home alone with no one wishing me. that's low profile. anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog

AsX said...

Jo -> Now i understand why the students have been acting strangely lately :P

Coolku -> Then i should also pretend nothing happen without saying 'Thank you' :)

jerine -> oh gee, why not u come to Penang and i celebrate with you... :)

Anonymous said...

geez, some ppl replying here r like competing who's lower profile/revealing (a bit bit) ur B-day blah blah ... wan ppl giv a medal for it hio?

Its only just another day when u make it that way. Life can always b merrier if u choose to. Cheers.

-Su

Lion in the Jungle said...

Dreckker, hola *sayang sayang mine coming soon too encounting less than 2 months to go..

AsX: well.. will be joining the 'late 20's club' soon too

renaye said...

happy birthday to u.. u were born in the zoo.... hehe

AsX said...

Su -> Ya, it's just another day wat :P

Lion -> It's time to get old and grumpy soon.... not to mention we are one year nearer to the impotent period...

Renaye -> Hehe thx... you are always welcome to the zoo club.