Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Day I Talk About Hitting Adulthood

- Warning: Image Heavy Post -

Every February, my schedule is packed with birthdays galore. This year is no different. However, being an '88 baby means that many of my peers are hitting/have hit the big 21, which translates into bigger parties and greater indulgences. I recently celebrated my very own 21st birthday as well as attended several of my peers and I must say, it's been lots of fun catching up with old friends and really memorable.

Kenrick's 21st

2nd Bday Cake

Kenrick (being characteristically Kenrick) threw his party at Sentosa. The evening began with a small gathering for dinner at Il Lido and ended with drinks at the Amara Resort Villas. JJ came along for the night's activities and we all had a ball of a time.

My first impression of Il Lido definitely a good one as the food was fantastic and their service was impeccable.

Squid Ink Pasta
Foie Gras
Dessert @ Il Lido

The villa was pretty nice, quite different from the one-room suite where Jevon threw his party a year ago even though it was in the same resort. Money makes a whole world of difference. Anyway, there was more than sufficient booze and balloons at the post-dinner party for all the guests.

JJ & Kenrick Playing Sparklers
Fixing Drinks
Girls In Awe
Justin Balloon Face
JJ Balloon Face
Brandon Kisses Kenrick
In Da Pool
Blindfolded Kenrick
By The Pool
Kenrick Wining Brandon

*GASP!* - My 21st Birthday

Funky Shades

The party was insane. Thankfully it's my last birthday party in Singapore for the forseeable future. Note to self: NEVER. EVER. PLAN. YOUR. OWN. PARTY. You end up running around alot, making sure everything's perfect so as to make everyone feel at home. That said, it was a pretty amazing one. For the first time in my entire life did I actually did have so many people coming to celebrate my birthday with me.

Photos with my guests:

with Cheryl
Acting Lian with Yvonne
with Dai Ka Jie
with my Hoes
The NY Gang
Bestie & his GF
The YCS Gang
The MI Gang
Da Happy Couple
Emm, moi & Hanz
Jorge & Jevon
The Hag & her Fags
BGC Colleagues

Also, I got 4 out of the 9 items in my wish-list! Talk about "wishes coming true"! So here's a shout out to all who came: THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH! My party wouldn't have been such a success if not for your presence and support. I can't love you guys enough. XXOOXOXO!!! :)

In retrospect, I thought that turning 21 would affect me in a very big way but in actual fact, I feel no difference at all. Maybe age is truly just a number.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Day I Share My 21st Birthday Wishlist

Due to popular demand, I had no choice but to make this wishlist for my 21st Birthday. Yes, some people still don't know what I want even though they've known me for a really loooooong time. So here goes:

1) agnes b. Lock & Key set

agnes b. Lock & Key

Legal freedom from parental supervision.
The official age of adulthood.
Ability to vote (in Singapore).
Of age to purchase and consume alcohol (in the US).

This necklace from agnes b. symbolises all of the above statements with a simple combination of a lock and key, and it encompasses all of the responisbilies that come with adulthood beautifully.

2) Bally (Shoes) - Sarne

Bally (Shoes) - Sarne

A white, dark zircon and sand coloured sneaker in calfskin and suede.
Classic Bally with modern touch. FYI: my shoe size is US 7.5 :)

3) Pedro Soft-Supple Leather Messenger Bag

Pedro Soft-Supple Leather Messenger (Brown)

My office bag has been almost completely worn out and I need a new one. This is in my list for purely practical reasons.

4) Pedro Lifestyle Messenger Bag

Pedro Lifestyle Messenger (Black)

It's pretty. 'Nuff said. :D

5) Apple iPod / iPhone Dock

iPod/IPhone Dock

One of the many accompanying accessories that used to come with iPods / 1st-gen iPhones that somehow became an optional novelty item that is sold seperately nowadays. Damn Apple and their money-making schemes.

6) Bose SoundDock iPod Speakers

Bose SoundDock iPod Speakers

My stereo has officially retired from every single one of it's functions (yes, including the basic radio function) and I am currently resorting to blasting my music from my Mac to lull myself to sleep at night. Not very energy efficient you see. Which is why this would be a great addition to my room.

7) Diesel DZ7043 Watch

Diesel DZ7043

I don't own many watches, but I've been eyeing this baby for quite awhile now.

8) Nintendo DS (Gold)

Nintendo DS (Gold)

I've always wanted a Gold DS. But my search has been pretty futile cos it's the limited Zelda edition. Nevertheless, it'd still be nice to have one for my birthday if some kind soul manages to find one for me.

9) Western Digital - My Passport Studio

Western Digital - My Passport Studio

This 500G portable hard-drive is not only sleek and compact, it's also formatted for use with Macintosh systems. With this, I won't have to worry about not having enough capacity for the backing up of all my photos, videos and songs.

And last but not least, the most important thing that I want is...


Keeping my fingers crossed. ;)

Footnote: In case you're thinking that all the gifts that I want are too extravagant, let me remind you that this is my birthday wishlist. The operative word being wish. Heh heh.