|Camho shot before the night's festivities|
Last week, I embarked on my birthday celebratory adventures with the help of a few good friends. In all honesty, I wasn't too pumped about turning my back on being 22 (and awesome). Twenty-three sounds and looks like such a BLAH-WHATEVER-MERH age. But at the end of the day, age is just a number; it's what we associate with that age that really makes the difference. I don't feel and I don't think I act like a 23 year old. It's a far cry from how I imagined my life to be when I reached this age. I feel as though people around me and society in general would view me differently now that I'm 23. Is that weird? 23 seems like an age associated with even more responsibility and expectations for my life to be overall 'together'. I'm so far away from being 'together'. I refuse to believe that I fail at life! >___>;;
10.08.12 Drinks @ Lion Hotel
Nothing like a few drinks to take the edge off my foreboding ascent to 23-dom. I invited a lots of people who I wanted to have a good time with and catch up with. Only a portion of those I invited rocked up and many more bailed due to work commitments, other events or the shitty weather (I don't blame them). I've never had my birthday at a bar before but it was nice having a casual catch up without having to plan for much. One thing is for sure though, I need to master the art of bouncing between friends. It was SO hard to keep up with everyone! I mostly concentrated on spending the most time with people I rarely get to see.
Look for the night.
And more with Keith
|Cat & Keith (& Juan photobombing)|
|With Sarah bubbu|
|Solo shot (accidentally wore foundation w/ SPF >.<)|
|With Miao and Teresa|
|"B!&%# WTF?! "|
|A few of my work buddies!|
|With Keith again (photowhore buddy)|
|Starting to open presents while everyone else is away|
|Blinding flash on my camera hehehe|
11.08.12 Classy Ladies @ The Waiting Room for Afternoon Tea
The next day, my favourite ladies joined me for a cuppa at The Waiting Room, Crown Towers. I decided to go for a much more toned down make up look than my usual (but now I wish I had packed on more for my eyes because they look a little bare in the photos T^T). I had trouble choosing an outfit to wear too... sigh! I had bought a few dresses in the days leading up to the weekend but I was still not satisfied. By the end of it, time was running thin so I decided to go with a red dress with neckline cut outs, paired with a faux fur vest. I had also had my hair cut the night before and didn't know how to style it now that I had lots of side layers. Omg regret cutting my hair now!!!! T__T It was okay when Zoii was styling it for me, but I'm super lazy girl when it comes to my hair. Especially now that it is back to natural colour. Blaaaahh~~ hairstyle beauty blues.
|Look for the day. More natural maybe?|
The experience was absolutely magical. Served by our waiter, Francisco, we were treated with a lot of care. I wouldn't say this was the best high tea / afternoon tea I've experienced though. I really liked the one at Grand Hyatt too.
Parmesan Biscuits & Anchovy Twists
Cucumber & Chive Butter
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese
Chicken & Walnut
Boiled Egg & Avruga Caviar
Chocolate, Peanut & Caramel Tart
Fruit Mince Tart
Orange & Vanilla Scones with House-Made Strawberry Jam & Cream
We completed the afternoon with some photography, sticker photos in the CBD and shopping in the newly opened Daiso! Hahaha! <3 I had so much fun with my girlfriends and I am already craving to go again! Someone come to high tea with me hahah!
12.08.12 Dinner with the Family @ de Fasio
Seeing as I was going to be at work for pretty much the whole day (turned out to be 9am - 8pm) on my actual birthday, we decided to go for a casual pasta dinner on the Sunday. I had never been to de Fasio before. It seems to be managed by Asians but the cooks are all Caucasian. The food was only so-so. I found my salmon fettucine to be quite tasteless and I felt mysef yearning for the delicious carbonara Sarah and I consumed in Seoul (bogoshipeo Pane Pasta!). It was still nice to be able to dine out with my parents and brother/sis-in-law.
16.08.12 Dinner Date with Ciara @ China Bar Buffet
Ciara and I decided to go out for dinner on the Thursday after my birthday. Little did I know, she was treating me to food galore at China Bar! I had never been before so it was really exciting!!! We made sure we tasted almost EVERYTHING.. but we weren't able to make it to the seafood bar. Oh well.... we did well nonetheless. The durian ice cream was SOOO creamy and yum too! I should have snuck some into my purse LOL!
Overall, it's been a fun birthday week. Maybe being 23 isn't so bad :)