Yesterday I turned 26. This was how I spent my day
I took leave for yesterday, just as I do every year on my birthday. As much as I have been accused (gasp!) of being a workaholic, I simply wouldn’t do it on my special day. This has been my practice since I started my work life, after graduation.
So anyway let’s continue with our story.
FP presented me with this box (okay previously it was in a longish paper holder thingy), and inside it was this:
A lovely charm bracelet from Thomas Sabo! He has chosen three charms for me: a pink flower, a shooting star and a witch.
Why a witch? Because I like Harry Potter, apparently.
Why a shooting star and a pink flower? Because they just look nice
Fair enough, hehe.
Then we went to Ion Orchard for Swenson’s ice cream buffet! Kawan L, Kawan E & Kawan C were initially supposed to join us. But they didn’t
So anyway it was just FP and myself, having access to all the ice cream one could have!
So for my first combination, I took – banana split, frosted chocolate malt and strawberry flavoured ice cream, with strawberries and marshmallow for topping! I really do love fresh strawberries and marshmallows. In fact, I am a marshmallow – just ask FP.
His first bowl of ice cream, on the other hand, looks like this:
It consisted of sticky chewy chocolate, cookies and cream and butterscotch flavoured ice cream with chocolate malt balls, marshmallow (copy!), lychees and chocolate sticks as toppings. yum yum
For my second round, I chose very fruity selections. Actually, I’ve always preferred fruity ice cream flavours as compared to rich and creamy ones – so this was pure heaven to me.
This concoction comprises: mango-peach, rock melon and calamansi flavoured ice cream, topped with strawberries (again), lychees and longans. A very refreshing concoction – just as how I intended it The mango-peach flavoured scoop was extremely delightful and exceptionally refreshing, whereas the rock melon one was simply divine. I love!
FP’s next bowl:
Such a vast difference in how the ice cream and toppings are presented, lol. My bowls look way, way better I can be a food arranger on top of a food photographer next time, lol.
This bowl holds a scoop of black sesame, chocolate and strawberry flavoured ice cream each apart from the atap seeds, he also poured marshmallow sauce over the three flavours.
By this time we were both so bloated and pretty sick of ice cream. Actually in between bites of ice creams, we ordered fries and deep-fried mushroom, so that we won’t feel so overwhelmed with ice cream. It kinda worked.
I didn’t know this photo was taken until I was going through my camera just now. Looks like FP too can be a food photographer. /run
Then of course there was the episode of many many children singing Happy Birthday to me. I will not go too much into that, but of course he did plan for it. We’ll keep it at that
But it was very sweet, thank you FP
And finally, the birthday cake:
This was my chocolate truffle cake from The Royals
Small and sweet, just like me. hahahaha!
Candle was blown and wishes were made (though not entirely because I was being egged on to blow the candle) and that’s the end of my day.
It was a special day with sweet surprises. I love it, and thank you FP for the wonderful day.
And thank you all of you who wished me in Facebook (flooded my wall), twitter, via SMS (these had the nicest bday msges I’ve received), by phone (love ya Kavz!) and in person (xoxo FP).
It was really nice being remembered and loved on a special day like your birthday, so thank you.
Here’s to number twenty six, and let’s live it to the fullest. And then feel emo again when number twenty seven comes along.