Thursday, January 12, 2006

Prologue to the Birthday Post

*from my other blog at Dilla Speaks Out

Have not been able to write so much these past few days ‘coz it’s the start of the year. That’s one of the periods in my life where I take some time off to enjoy my birthday. (I always take leave on my birthday) It just so happens that this year it was especially long due to the Hajj holidays. I turned 31 on the last 6th of January 2006.The BIG Three -Oh PLUS One. Hmm…

In a way, it has been kinda hectic with events leading up to the actual birthday. I was adamant about cutting my hair super short for my birthday. I’ve had this long tired looking karat hair for a whole year now, I thought I’d just be dramatic. So, off they went. Joe, the senior stylist from Peek-a-boo, Taman Tun, tied up my hair into a pony tail and cut it off in two seconds. Bye-bye karat hair and Hello newer, lighter (could have easily shed off 0.5 kg of unwanted hair there), redder and funner ME! In a weird kinda way , I feel younger, more energetic and much much better… Funny what a RM55 haircut (plus RM 135 for the colour) can do to your self-confidence and self-worth. To celebrate, we walked over to Sri Paandi for a well deserving lunch! heh heh heh…

Then, there was the lobbying for contribution for my birthday prezzie.. It’s a kind of tradition in my family la.. The birthday person decides on a prezzie of her/his choice and then rally up some contribution from the rest of the family members. It’s not really compulsory , kinda like who wants it, works for it lah.. Kalau malas nak collect, then tak dapat apa-apa lah… So, this year, I was eyeing for a new Sony digital camera. Our old Cybershot is nearing the end of its life span. :( Naturally , the new T-Series was in the running… Me and my hubby decided that the T-5 would be a kewl enough gift. It’ll cost about RM1400 — with an average contribution of about RM100 per family member, my hubby would only need to fork out about RM800 for the camera. OK lah tu… So far, the pledges has been rather encouraging with Kira(RM100) and Boy(RM200) making good with their word. (oh, Encik put up a deposit of RM50 already - i’ll get back to him on that)

One day before my birthday, I was just minding my own business, having a sip of my teh tarik at Aji Don Alley, Plaza Damas. Well, actually, I was waiting for my hubby to catch a lift back home. Then, my hubby came to join me for a little tea and the scrumptious tauhu bakar. A few moments later, my sister Kira jumped out from behind a pillar with a digital camera in her hands. I was sooo surprised that I did not react at all.. What an anticlimax.. heh heh heh… Hold on, it gets better though — they went ahead and got me a Special Edition Black Sony T-9 Digital Camera. The ultimate digital camera, as far as I was concerned. You know the one with Natasha Hudson snapping a fellow jogger’s picture while running by the beach. Yup.. THAT One.. To me, T-9 has the perfect width, not too fat like T-5 yet not too slim ike T-7. Just sedap-sedap to hold on to when you’re snapping a picture. The only reason I wanted the T-5 initially was the cost factor. It was easily RM400 more to get a T-9 , so, I was willing to just settled for a T-5. But deep deep in my heart , I really really wanted the T-9. My hubby instictively knew that and while haggling for the camera, he got a great deal for the T-9 at RM1560. So , he decided to get me a T-9 instead! - Good choice! Oh, did I mention that it was black? It normally comes in silver, but Kira insisted on the black. (eventhough they had to wait for an additional 1 1/2 hours for it to be despatched from KL) The colour is oh-so-stylo… So chic… - Another good choice!

So, it was in that mood that we went karaoke-ing for the next two hours at Vocal KTV, underneath Azrul’s office. (literally) Great voice (ehem), good company.. What more can you ask for? What a way to prepare for one’s birthday…

-dillz blogging out-

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