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Wai Pheng’s Birthday

Posted on: August 5, 2009

Yesterday was Wai Pheng’s birthday. We planned a birthday surprise for
her, but it didn’t go exactly as predicted. Still the effect was good!

Abigail
came to have dinner with us Rafflesians two weeks ago, and suggested a
birthday surprise for Wai Pheng. We bought and made her presents! Then
I was supposed to ask her out for lunch/dinner and the others would
surprise her by suddenly coming out.

Just the day before
yesterday there was change of plan. Abigail wanted to contact her
boyfriend, Mark, to ask her out instead – then we’ll suddenly appear
out of nowhere. But it turned out that her boyfriend would be late from
work, so the plan reverted to me asking her out. Then I had to tell
Tirza who just came back to Singapore from home, and Jiun Ming of our
last minute changes.

We asked Wai Pheng to meet Tirza and I at
Coffee Bean, where the dinner was supposed to be. She didn’t know where
that was so we set out meeting place to be at Cold Storage instead. Jon
and Abigail then suddenly decided to switch to somewhere else because
all of us haven’t had dinner, and it didn’t do to have dinner at coffee
bean. I was supposed to ask her to a certain Thai restaurant and Jon
would direct me to it.

Tirza and I shopped in Cold Storage while waiting. There were no directions coming!! And Wai Pheng had already arrived.

"She’s here" I texted Jon, after telling Wai Pheng we’d have dinner elsewhere.

"Ok… Coffee Bean then." Was the reply.

"
I told her we’ll be having dinner somewhere else!" texted me. Since I
heard him mention some Thai place earlier, I had suggested Thai food to
Wai Pheng, who knew where Thai Express was and was heading towards it.

"
OK… Pho Hoa, 2 shops after coffee bean," came Jon’s reply. Pho Hoa
was a Vietnamese restaurant next to Thai Express. By the time I got
this message, we were at Thai Express looking at the prices.

I felt instantly that Jon and I had zero chemistry.

I
sighed inwardly, and glanced at Pho Hoa wondering how to direct Wai
Pheng over there next. I suggested we go over to Pho Hoa to compare
prices.

" OK, so we wait at Pho Hoa," texted Jon.

Pho Hoa
was more expensive than Thai Express. Wai Pheng didn’t want me and
Tirza to spend so much money so she went into Thai Express instead.
Giving up, I texted Jon and told him to come to Thai Express. Which
they did! And we moved to a four seat table to a six seat one, because
JM was coming later.

Abigail asked Wai Pheng to close her eyes and presented a ‘cake’ with candles in the shape of a heart.


This is what the ‘cake’ looks like with the melted wax in the middle.

And when it’s lighted it looks like that!

The Thai curry was delicious! Pity we didn’t take a picture of that. I want more but we can’t eat this often as it is expensive.


We
did, however, take a picture of ourselves. Thanks to the mirror
everybody was in the picture. And Mark turned up later to join in the
celebration too. Though we were quite tongue-tied in front of him, and
him more so. =p

After having dinner, we got Wai Pheng a cake from Coffee Bean too.

It was yummy-licious! 😀


After
the cake cutting and cake-eating ceremonies, we headed for home. Simon
happened to be in NUS when we were going to the bus stop, so he
detoured to Holland V to fetch us back 🙂

Yay! Was so happy Wai
Pheng enjoyed her birthday 🙂 Thanks Campus for celebrating my birthday
last Sunday too! I love the choc and green tea cake!

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4 Responses to "Wai Pheng’s Birthday"

What a trial ~ but a great night in the endI like ur blogs Gail, they are so interesting ~ u should write a book :)I love Thai foodTake care

Thanks Martyn. I\’m not patient enough to write a book hehe. Yay great to know we like Thai Food. You don\’t mind the spiciness?

I love it hot and spicy!!!!Korean food is the best 🙂

Haha never tried korean.

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