A pastel 21st Birthday Party

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hello everyone! 
In today's post I will be blogging about my 21st birthday party at the Sultan Hotel
I booked the biggest Sultan Loft as I was expecting about 30 guests, but only about 22 turned up. 
At first I was pretty worried about the room being too small (from the picture I found online) but ended up it was pretty big!! The room was about $350 for a night with complimentary breakfast and minibar. 

Woke up at about 930am to prepare and headed out to Tampines to collect my birthday cake. I was super excited for it because it's my first time customizing cakes and it turns out to be AMAZING!!!!

I requested for my favorite baby breaths and strawberries!
I chose the color scheme as well, very pretty right!!!! Everyone is going "omg so pretty!!!!" over my cake :D

Anyways if you're wondering, it's an 8 inch vanilla salted caramel cake and it's more than enough to feed about 20 pax because it's really tall. I paid $98 for the cake, IT'S WORTH EVERY SINGLE CENT. Just that the cream is a little too sweet for the guests' liking, the sponge cake was really good though!

Bf helping me carry my cake on the way to the hotel!

My helpers for the day - my bf and his friend wk!
Thank you guys so much for helping me out!!! It's nice to have a tall friend because long hands long legs, easy do things LOLOLOL.

Wall setups! I can't believe my bf actually gave a great idea of sticking the balloons in a rainbow shape LOL because he usually just goes "anything la you decide" -roll eyes-

Always prepare extra snacks just in case the food is not enough. I bought my pastel paper plates and cups from Daiso. Seriously some places are totally charging crazy amount for PAPER pink plates and cups, like $6.90 for 20 pieces?! CRAZY OR WHAT. #teamdaiso

Made some popcorn treats for the guests to bring home! I got those labels online and printed them out to match my Pastel Alice in wonderland theme.

Menu that I designed to fit the theme as well. But clearly nobody gives a shit about it, it's just for decor purposes lol.

Food were from Stamford Catering!
I ordered their high tea set for 30 pax and there were still leftovers when the party ends. 
I strongly recommend them! Especially the chocolate puffs omg. But my guests seems to love every dish though LOL.

Total damage is about $250 for the food just in case you're wondering. 

It was tiring for me to walk up and down the stairs cox it was really steep, but thank god everyone came in groups so nobody was left out!

People I know from Endgods (left) and my secondary school clique (right)
It seems like all of my secondary school friends all wear glasses LOL.

My cousins (left) and polymates (right) 

And last but not least, my mummy and my aunt! 

Thank you all for attending my 21st Birthday party, I hope you guys enjoy the party as much as I do! And I'm kind of sad that photos kind of turn out grainy due to the lighting :( Btw the hotel room has really bad lightings, I'm glad my camera is able to take some good photos although most of them are from my iphone. 

Woke up for their breakfast buffet. A total disappointment. Variety was so little and the food was cold and hard :(

Thank you guys for all the present!!!! LOVE ALL OF THEM!
@Zhiying if you're reading this I really love the birthday box card you made!!! Please look at the bottom right?! Just look at that double tier cake for me! 

Thank you Endgods for the in game present as well ^_____^

Ending off with a candid shot taken by my bf.

Now that I'm 21, I find it really stressful because whatever we are doing since young, is all because of one thing - money. We study hard to get into good schools, get good grades and get a cert for a high paying job. We don't really get to choose what we wanna do, we are just doing for the sake to survive in this society. We gave up our dreams and ambitions, because we know that certain things for sure, isn't enough to support ourselves. We aren't courageous enough to try, because we are afraid of failure, and how much we can lose from multiple attempts. 

I used to want lots in life; but after 21 years living in my life, I only wish for happiness. Happiness in my opinion, is the hardest to get in your life. You can buy everything, but you can't buy emotions and feelings. These are the things that make you human. However, many things in life stop you from being a happy person. Maybe it's your own expectations, maybe it's other expectations of you. 

This is the reason why I only set a goal in life for myself - which is to get a house of my own. And also, be satisfied with what I have currently. Happy 21st to me xx.

Happy Father's Day

Sunday, June 19, 2016

I'm sorry for not updating for the longest time as I'm super damn occupied with my job. Currently I'm typing this post with a mask as I was down with a terrible cold lol.

So my social media newsfeed is overflowing with pictures of fathers today - because it's Father's Day. People going out for family celebration, throwback photos of people with their daddies...

As I'm typing this post, tbh my mind was blank. I've no idea what to say because it's the fifth year I'm spending this day without a father. I was 16 back then.

I lost my dad in a suicide (I talked about it in an old post) and it all happened too quick for me to react. Even till now, whenever I walked pass the place where he landed, my heart still skipped a beat and I'm still traumatised by that incident.

Maybe some of you can argue: "My parents divorced when I was xx age, aren't I worst than you?"
Dude, does it look like I'm trying to compare myself with you here? What I wanted to bring across is that even if your parents are divorced, you can still see them, still know that they are alive doing their own things. But for people that lose their parents like me, we would never know what they are doing right now, how they have been, and what were they thinking at their last moments.

Sometimes I ask myself, am I the only one that is affected by this for years?

What recently strikes me was that I happened to post a photo of my dad on Facebook 6 years ago and my mum was actually looking at the photo. (Well I happened to find out because she using my sister's Facebook and she accidentally tagged one of my sister's friend in the photo). I realised I'm not the only one that was missing him.

My dad was a cheerful guys whom love to make jokes. He never ever scolded me harshly, and even if he did, he would always give in to me and talk to me after 5 minutes. I respected him alot and never ever raised my volume at him. I was pretty close to him when I was young, and he would bring me round in his bicycle basket till I'm tired in the early morning like 4-5am. And because of this, there was once he had an accident and needed stitches because he hasn't have enough sleep. No matter how lousy my grades was, he would always be there to motivate me for the next exams/tests.

I feel sorry, because I was like every teenager back then, we all wanted to spend more times with our friends, the computer, the games etc. I didn't set time aside for him; all I was thinking was that I can do so in the future to repay him. But nope, I never got a chance.

His departure probably thought me how to cherish people around me more. Make time for people that are the closest to you to avoid having a life time regret like me. I also learnt that in this world, nobody will actually have the time to care about your feelings, to care about your well being except for your family and yourself. I learnt how to be independent.

I will never get another chance to have my picture taken with him, I will never get to tell him Happy Father’s Day personally. Thank you for providing me with some of the happiest moments of my life, Happy Father's Day to you daddy.

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