This one is long pending again. I NEED to record it here for posterity. I never thought it would be so much fun or so much of activity. I was only thinking its going to be just another day while my friends at work suddenly said that they wanted me to take a half day off and go out. That was the beginning of what I thought would be fun. I was also told rather warned by Ms. NL that I should not be dressed in just a salwar and that I should get something else like a skirt to wear for later. What more reason did I need to shop? 🙂 Went over the weekend and bought a one-piece crushed cotton skirt too 🙂
ON the 1st morning the little fellow gave me a rose and wished me as I started for work. I went to work as usual and then with a lot of planning, each one of us left in 2s to the venue. I only knew that we were going to Phoenix Mall and nothing else. I was told to tag along with Ms.F. Once we reached there, she took me straight to the BluO lounge which until then I knew had a bowling arena and I thought that since I enjoy bowling the girls had booked bowling for us. But Naah! They had done something totally outstanding! They had booked an entire Karaoke Lounge with lunch included!! The whole lounge was a lovely 10 seater with Karoake TV and music with 2 mikes and a book of choice. The minute I entered the lounge I was so thrilled, that I hugged Ms.F and just jumped around with sheer thrill! We then went into the restroom to change and then started off checking out the karaoke system. One by one the girls started to arrive. They had even managed to get my friend S along with them who belongs to a totally different team. I cut the cake, they decorated my face with and also gave me bday bumps! We ordered lunch (surprisingly it was very yummy) inside the room, had lunch and while the rest of them left, we were 6 of us who stayed back-what fun we had – screaming songs at the top of our voices, dancing like we had gone crazy-I really did dance with total abandon! We were there until about 4pm and then we were all still not ready to leave. The girls had one more plan!! They threatened to take me to the fish spa but ended up taking me to Amoeba which had a 5D theatre. Another 20mins of fun at the 5D – laughing and screaming with water and bubbles and foam thrown on us 😀 (I am even now smiling as I write this) along with free jelly juices. We finished it all by 5:15pm when it was time for the others to leave. I didnt want them to go-I wanted to go bowling with them, but then I thought it would be too selfish- they all had kids waiting at home and it was getting late. So, while they left, hubby joined me and we went around the Phoenix mall, had coffee and burgers, went to Hamleys to check out some toys for the little fellow, and started from there at 7:30pm to reach home at 9pm.
The best part of all this was, I was overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness of all these girls who put in so much of effort to plan what I might like, took half day off for my sake (Which maybe I would’nt do for anyone) despite having hectic work life and family to take care of once they go home, generally paid so much attention to me which I still feel I didnt deserve! They asked me if I didnt have any plan beforehand, ensured that I wore new clothes, ensured they made me feel like a princess (though Im now old enough to be the queen mother!) with the Happy Birthday Tiara and all, surprised me by involving my other friend-what more could a girl ask for?! Even with all the thanks and the hugs I gave them, it continues to feel less and meagre in front of their generosity. No other gift/gift coupon could have made my day better. It was no milestone Birthday but it was for sure, the most happening and awesome Birthday I’ve ever had. And for that, Im very thankful to these friends who made it happen.And the greedy me, I want to do all those activities again 🙂