Just thought I should write this down somewhere.
I had a really good 21st in the end. Yes the transition into adulthood scared the shit out of me and I’m a real thinker. One thing snowballs to another and one moment i’m questioning if I partied enough during my teenage years or if I had a fulfilling childhood and next thing I know I’m contemplating the possibility of amnesia and i’m freaking out at how I can’t even remember what happened last week.
It’s okay even i don’t half understand whatever I typed above anyway.
AH YES my 21st gave me my fair share of bad memories, shit happens yada yada but I really am surrounded by the best people. In June as an early birthday present, one of my best friends in the entire WORLD surprised me with a jet-skiing trip to batam. It was out of this world and one of the best experiences ever.
I also started spending quite some time with my secondary school mates and all us august babies had dinner before fad left and farah lawa got us all a cake! it was extremely 90s camping out on the floor at the esplanade rooftop and singing ourselves a birthday song haha.
The day before my birthday I bummed around and hung out with my mum before having dinner with Nigel and Ruiyi who so wonderfully treated me to some of my favourite food. (plus they also got me toms in the end :’)) and then I was so grateful when Ruiyi said she’d stay up with me to countdown to my 21st birthday. We of course met up with my one and only Germzy G and then went to hunt Shaakir down so we can celebrate together.
We haven’t counted down together in awhile so it was super nice getting ice cream, driving to the beach and playing with sparklers (took 10 years to light them) and then getting quite injured in our attempts at jump shots lol. Next thing you know it 12:01 and i’m going around yelling how i’m 21 and looking at all the boats and wanting to play with more sparklers and TADAH this ruiyi and germz appear from behind a tree with cakes and a flower courtesy of germaine who NEVER fails to surprise me.
The best really.
On my actual birthday I had to force myself out of bed to head to Dempsey for lunch with my mum at one of my favourite restaurants, House. My mum can’t really surprise me but she managed! It was so sweet of her to get the staff to bring me a cake and everything. and I spent the whole day driving which felt awesome.
Dropped myself off (lol) at ruiyi’s house just to hang out with her for a bit and this girl ah, so sweet, MADE ME HER FAMOUS BREAD WHICH TASTED SO GODDAMN AWESOME sigh life is good. we wanted to queue for the rockstar by Soon Lee sale HAHAHAHA that did not work out in the end but no matter. Spent the last bit of my birthday helping my mum to prepare for what’s supposed to be Shaakir’s celebration because I had my own party planned. I think more of my friends were there in the end tho haha but my friends love him.
Good BBQ-ed food, good company and SUCH a pretty birthday cake made by my mum with pink roses. oh and my dad put up a HBD banner at home just for us. i loved it!
I had work the next day which was a bummer but then at night I had the best time at zouk and at sammy’s gig. Everyone was so nice and made it such a great after party celebration :)
and then for my long awaited 21st British Tea Party celebration. This was stressing me out for months (well years actually if you count how long i’ve waited to be 21) and the week leading up to it was killer. My mum left for a holiday and my dad wasnt in town either so it was quite a one-man show. Spent alot of time on the invites, the theme, getting everything together and omg the party favours *dies* The day before the ever so amazing Alexis came over to help out with everything including the decorations. We hardly slept but it was worth it. I got the prettiest flashiest dress for the day and this ridiculous wig it was such a joke.
Shaakir drove us to pick up the cake my mum ordered and jam braked as we were on our way to the venue. Cake semi squashed to the side and I almost cried I think Alexis thought I was crazy. The photographer was there earlier than us (-_-) and a couple of other people and I actually got some of them to help me out with the decorations haha.
Everything turned out pretty good. All my favourite people were there, the theme was awesome, I felt awesome in that dress and tho i was stressed about how everyone was getting along, it turned out okay. A big big big thank you to Alexis for everything and for running around on the actual day as well, taking polaroids to put in the guestbook. Guestbook was another headache but it was beautiful in the end!
and a few days earlier I found out Justine would be back in time for my party so that was a bloody good surprise and then on the day itself WHO TURNS UP, AIDA FROM AUSTRALIA JUST POPS UP. seriously friends, thank you so much :) :)
I’m almost done remembering all this I promise.
The next day i had to go to sydney and I was once again bummed that I had to work but I got to meet up with Matty IT WAS SO MUCH FUN OMG and he gave me such beautiful presents (as always!). New favourite jewellery thank you thank you thank you I feel like a queen. Speaking of presents, I got so many for my birthday THANK YOU EVERYBODY :) :) read through all the cards and notes and everything just made me feel so happy and loved, wow everyday should be my birthday.
and with that ladies and gentlemen, I am now officially an adult. Glad to say I can at least drive, I have a cat and I’ve completed my diploma. I don’t hate my current job and my room is as clean as it’s ever going to be. I’ve also been to 29 countries and 86 cities to date which is still less than 20 percent of the world but it’s a start. I feel pretty good about myself. I’ve done alot of things I never thought i’d do and this whole YOLO thing has helped push me i guess lol. I am very proud of myself. Alot has changed especially within the past year but change is good right?
I know 21 makes me feel pretty old sometimes and I’ll probably be 40 before I know it but life is just getting started and I’m excited for all that is to come.
now if only I still had some cake, I’M STARVING.