Friday, January 26, 2018

My Birthday Gatherings

Every year, I count myself as a lucky devil who gets to celebrate my pompous birthday over several days. I would have daily lunch and dinner sessions with different group of closed ones - with my darling wife, siblings to assorted friends. This year was slightly different because I invited my siblings instead of the other way round. Then as you have anticipated, I met up with my former classmates at Pavilion. You want to know what happened, right??...

We all met up at Madam Kwan's for lunch. The SIA air steward arrived first and followed by the Cruise's VP. I was a bit late as I was stuck in a traffic crawl but the "Queen" from England was no where in sight.

We guys chatted, gossiped and laughed so hard to kill our time. Finally, we heard a loud knock on the glass windows where our table was. Wearing a loose Dior's blouse with her Gucci sunglasses, the "Queen" flashed the broadest smile and waved at us. My jaw dropped in disbelief, heart beats racing fast at 200mph and stared hard at this long lost classmate who was once my best friend when we schooled together at the famous Penang's Christian Boys School for 11 years. The "Queen" golek her way into the restaurant, swinging her big Louis Vuitton handbag confidently and gave each of us a big hug tightly with all her bosoms. Our eye brows danced and raised in embarrassment to know that a silicon breast is actually bouncy like agar-agar jelly being mixed with some elephant glue. Muahahaha!

The whole restaurant was packed with lunch hour customers, who all focused their attention at the "Queen". They probably tried to guess her presence, as she definitely carried herself like some catwalk models do. People love to be busy bodies sometimes. My "Queen" friend is Celine from England, who spoke so confidently like a party hostess while my air steward friend and I were in deep long silence. I needed time to warm up and just squeaked like a lost mouse. We all men needed time to adjust to this 'new' friend who had just resurrected into another gender. I used to talk to him like how naughty boys spoke but now, I would be talking to a completely new friend. Wasting no time, this new friend Celine shared her sob stories of having to work very hard as a pub dancer and waitress from town to town in Europe. 'He' scrimped very hard and saved every penny until he had enough savings to get knifed on the operating table which was followed by over 20 plastic surgeries to shape him up into a sophisticated lady today. I would say that Celine does not behave like those flirtatious street pondans who always gave an old uncle like me catcalls and slutty looks. Instead her voice is naturally feminine and talks with utmost grace. I was happy to hear that she does not need to work anymore after marrying the good Dutch husband. She is a housewife who keeps the house tidy and clean daily besides cooking very delicious meals for her hubby. Do you remember my other hometown friend who was the former Miss Malaysia who lives in London? The one who gave me nightmares to get her many tedious valid documents to get married to a Colombian hunk. Well they both are friends in London and I was told that Celine cooks the best Assam Laksa, Chicken Rice, Char Koay Teow, Nasi Lemak and almost everything to mouthwatering perfections! Next year, I plan to bring my wife to visit her and hubby in London as they live conveniently near to Heathrow airport.

The lunch ended very well and I heard the commotion from the restaurant's kitchen where they were singing. The waiters and waitresses brought out a birthday cake and sang me a birthday song, all the way to my table to everyone's surprise and delight. I was moved to tears!! Awwww so sweet nia....

We all may have tons of good and bad friends but we should always treasure the few good ones like this. They are friends who give us, the much needed support and many surprises for each other.  










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36 comments:

  1. Good to hear that your old, old, old friends gave you a Birthday surprise with the cake! Thanks for the photo. You have so many different experiences!

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    1. I admit that I have funny & assorted friends from Royalties to Drag Queens to Morons and even murderers! This year all the cakes were well hidden surprises that made it fun.

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  2. TM, I have always enjoy reading your write up...

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    1. Thank you so much. I also enjoy reading your blog rants just as much.

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  3. That was a very wonderful birthday celebration. Old friends gathered around, the good old days.

    Happy belated birthday.

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    1. Thank you for your very kind wishes!
      Friends are precious and they accompany us along the journey of life.

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  4. Well, lucky you...not many of us can claim the 'privilege' of being rubbed by a pair of silicon breasts...wuahahahaha...ok, just kidding! :D Each one of us chooses our own path and I'm glad your friend found hers and is happy. You're a lucky devil indeed to have so many friends and family celebrating your birthday with you over many makan sessions :)

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    1. LOLOL Muahahaha... It was a funny & unexpected encounter to know what's silicon like. Thank you for your very kind wishes!

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  5. Everyone has a story to tell, I am glad your friend is happy now and that she finally found "her" prince charming.

    You are a blessed man to be surrounded by your darling wife, siblings and friends.

    Once again, happy birthday TM!

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    1. My friend's story is scary and I kinda half believe them. Nobody would reveal all their dark secrets anyway.
      Thank you for your very kind wishes!

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  6. First many happy returns to you :)
    Looks like it was indeed great warmth and superb greeting from your friends.

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    1. You also have very loving and warm family members.
      Thank you for your very kind wishes!

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  7. Hi TM,

    Nice guy like you certainly deserved pompous birthday celebration over several days. Thanks for sharing the post birthday stories and pic amid your busy schedule.. If you need part timer can contact me.. wahaha..

    Regards,Norick
    Nice guy deserved

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    1. Hi Norick - Thank you for your very kind wishes.
      Your job is so good with a big company, stay there!

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  8. She has a really 'Asian eyes" which is very sepet aka "fonf yan" in Mandarin, no wonder her ang mo hubby attracted by her :P

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    1. I think her eyes are foxy like a cat! Miao!

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  9. You are just like a maharajah, celebrating your birthday over several days! I enjoyed reading this post and as usual, you crack me up! I am glad your friend has found happiness after going through tough times. She looks radiant!

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    1. If you ever meet me, you might think I am a circus clown. Ask the other bloggers! Ha ha...
      My friend looks stunning in her facebook photos with good angle shots only.

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  10. Wow, you do have very interesting friends, Tan! Love your description xoxo

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    1. I think you have more interesting friends from the years of flying career!

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  11. Happy belated birthday anay !! The queen looks special leh. Hahahha... looks like a ... hmmm
    You are one lucky guy , so many remember your birthday and celebrate with you!

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    1. Thank you for your very kind wishes!
      You wanna keep the Queen as your concubine?

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  12. Thanks for giving me a "reminder", TM.. I quickly clicked over! That shows how 8 I am! LOLLLL.... I can understand how you felt initially, macam sudah tongue tied after not seeing her for so many years, best buddy some more.. yes, I think she has undergone lots of "hardwork" and glad to hear all well ends well... Pure determination!!

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    1. One such friend dah cukup lah. If too many, I would be muted. It is not easy to deal with people who have struggled a long way sometimes. We need patience to understand them.

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  13. A belated happy birthday to you TM. You have such wonderful friends and I am glad the Queen has a happy ending. Not many people has the same fate as her. Most of them struggle in real life.

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    1. You are absolutely right that many do not have happy ending but still struggle in the dark industry.
      Thank you for your very kind wishes!

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  14. Wow, an extraordinary queen! May she live a happy life forever after, and happy birthday 2u!

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    1. Thank you for your very kind wishes!
      Next time you can hail this Queen.

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  15. Belated belated happy birthday, TM! :P You're blessed to be surrounded by great friend. =)

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    1. Thank you for your very kind wishes!
      I am blessed to have good friends everywhere.

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  16. Luckily I saw her before you remove. Wow! She is gorgeous. Oh my, I love reading this post, Anay. You have such a fantastic birthday celebration that every one would envy. You deserve it, Anay as you are always blessed with good fortune.

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    1. Hee-hee. Anay is such a big gossiper!
      I am blessed with good and bad friends everywhere.

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  17. wah...she really is a 'queen'...having gone thru so much hardship and endurance to be what she is today...I totally respect 'her'!

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    1. I agree that she had gone through lots of tough and unspeakable journey before seeing lights at the end of the tunnel.

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  18. All the kindness you extended to the homeless ..you deserve to have a great birthday party with your friends

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    1. Awww...Thank you for your kind words. It was such a small thing on my part compared to the team at the church.

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