Last year (on the 1st of May to be exact), I wrote a post about why I love the month of May so much and it was really a trip down memory lane, recapping my childhood and what-not…But little did I know that it would be the post with the most views up to a year later! To date, it has been viewed 2,705 times and counting!!! Gosh! 🙂 Thankyou WordPress for keeping track of the stats… 😀
Anyways, so if you guys have already read that post (if not, please do! 🙂 ), you would know WHY I love May….
Looking back, it is kinda like a tradition in my family that everytime there is a birthday (mine or my siblings), the family would have a special dinner night with cake and presents. Sometimes, friends of the birthday girl/boy would be invited…but most of the time it was only those whose parents were friends with ours, so their whole family would come. Heh. No complains though cos we had lotsa presents! 😀
As we got bigger (older), the “party” got smaller…usually, it was just a family dinner – just Mom, Dad and us siblings – but it was still special (with Mom’s special recipes) and cake, but no more presents. 😦 But then, during those tween years, friends were everything! I remembered I was envious when my classmates celebrated their birthday in school during recess complete with cake and party hats and yummy catered food!
And I remember telling my Mom I wanted to celebrate my birthday at school too…which I never got to have… *sulks*
As I grew up and left home, there wasn’t any fixed ritual like those birthday dinners anymore (except when I managed to make it home during my birthday) so most of the time my birthday was a once-a-year planned thingy and I don’t remember much about how I celebrated them. I guess they were pretty plain and just like any other day (no celebrating)…thus I had no recollection…But that all changed 2 years ago when I turned 23…
At that time, I was studying in Shah Alam and renting with friends and it was kinda my final year in Uni so I simply had to “go out” with a bang! right? And so I did…
It was what I’d like to think of as 3-day celebration!!! 😀
On 11th May 2006, the eve of my birthday, my two “twins” (the three of us were born on 12th May) and our “older bro” (who was born on 11th May) chipped in to organize a BBQ session with friends…It was a blast! It was my 1st time “celebrating” with friends instead of family….but they were pretty much like my family away from home anyways…
The next day, 12th May, me, one of my twin and my older bro rented 3 cars (5 persons in each car) and I felt like we were going to Vegas that night! With our star-studded looks and make-up etc, we headed to the glam Bukit Bintang…to Planet Hollywood to be exact…That was my 1st time in a club.
And as they say, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. 😉
And on the 13th May, the same bunch of people went to watch the Lamai Kaamatan at Hotel Flamingo in Ampang…more partying, this time to sumazau music, free tapai and the Kinabalu Kings and whose that Sabahan hip-hop rapper dude??? I think his name starts with A—…Memory fails me…haha…Melbie? 😉 (Updated 9/5: I remember now! It’s Atama. Haha…)
And what do you know? I went digging and I apparently have written a post (in Iban some more! so I guess my previous post wasn’t the 1st in Iban afterall! LOL!!!) regarding my 23rd birthday in one of my old blogs which I re-posted in this blog last year… 😉
And then LAST YEAR, it wasn’t a 3-day celebration but it had three parts (You can read it all here) plus how could I forget that HE sang for me… 🙂 which now reminds me that HE has yet to give me a birthday present for last year!!! And I’m claiming this year’s too!!!! 🙂
Yup, so my big day is around the corner…the big 2-5. That’s a quarter century dy dude!!! *shivers*
And I guess I’m pretty lucky to have fond memories of my birthday for the past two years…but what I had always wanted but never quite got is simply ONE thing
– a SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY…
Last year’s pseudo-surprise was fun, but it wasn’t really a SURPRISE Surprise, get what I mean? I always imagined that one of these (birth)days, I would walk into somewhere and suddenly have people scream “SURPRISE!!!” and “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!” and sing “Happy Birthday to you…” and I blow out the candles and wipe the tears of joy from my eyes – now THAT is a SURPRISE… *sigh*
P.S. I know this is a vain post, but thanks for reading anyways…shows you care. 🙂