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  • My 22nd Birthday Celebration – Part 1

    Hello dolls! πŸ™‚ Gonna share with you girls about my 22nd birthday celebration on the 27th of December. My actual birthday falls on the 28th December but for some reason, Roy told me we had to celebrate it earlier so yepp. On the 27th, I met up with Hanisa to shop for my birthday outfits and we took an entire day walking around but couldn’t find anything I fancied. And I only started panicking the last hour before I had to meet Roy.

    Fast forward an hour, he picked me up at Bugis Junction and I was supposed to change my clothes at the backseat of the car when it dawned on Roy that he forgot to bring my heels. And me being me, I flared up. Because I passed him my heels in the morning to store in his car and reminded him several times to remember my shoes. The worst thing was, I couldn’t get another pair of shoes outside because my feet are mini-size. I cannot wear a normal pair of size 35 unless the cutting is small enough. My Havaianas is a size 33/34. So it was almost impossible for me to quickly grab a pair of shoes at the mall. I wore slippers out to shop that day by the way so I was so dead. No shoes at all!

    No choice, we had to drive home to get my shoes. By the time we reached Fullerton, it was 9pm. I didn’t know where he was bringing me for dinner but I suspected Boathouse lol ‘cos I thought that was the only nice restaurant at Fullerton. And then he brought me to this familiar place… called the Butter Factory HAHAH AND then I realised oh it was Forlino! I never knew Forlino was right beside Butter although I have been to Butter a couple of times.

    Tiffany Blue corridors

    When we arrived, it was full house. This picture was taken when we were leaving the restaurant haha. So please be sure to make a reservation if you are thinking of dining there!

    Best Focaccia bread I’ve eaten. Love the crispy crust!

    Some shaved cheese to go along with the bread.

    Me busy texting my friends that I was pissed with Roy and that we were having dinner at Forlino.

    Hello Roy!

    Roy had the Spaghetti alla Chitarra Boston Lobster with Sardinian Bottarga, Datterini Tomatoes – $39Β  (p/s: half the time I type these weird descriptions out in foreign languages, I don’t know what they mean LOL. All I know is this is pasta with lobster meat.)

    We both love this pasta, a lot! The lobster serving was generous, it’s like you get to have lobster meat with each mouth you take. hehe I couldn’t stop stealing his pasta. The pasta serving looks a bit small but let me assure you Β it was pretty filling. I couldn’t walk after we finished our dinner lol. Okay maybe that’s because Roy and I have small appetites.

    I had the Agnello Roasted Lamb Loin, Mint Lamb Jus, Eggplant Puree, Taleggio Cheese Tortellini – $38

    The medium lamb meat was juicy and thick, just what I like it to be. However, I did not like the taleggio cheese tortellini, I almost wanted to spit out the tortellini but thought I should maintain some table manners so I just forced it down my throat. Haha I guess I can’t appreciate pungent cheese. But other than that, this dish is great!

    Β Passion Fruit Pannacotta, White Chocolate Amaretti, Raspberry Compote – $15

    I personally didn’t like this dessert because it was a bit too sour for my liking. The only thing I ate the most was the white chocolate amaretti.. those small crumbs beside the pannacotta. Initially I wanted to order the il Tiramisu al te verde, I obviously didn’t understand the rest of the words except for TIRAMISU HAHA. And then the waiter asked if I was okay with green tea because it was green tea flavoured tiramisu. So I just changed it to the pannacotta.

    Anyway, by this time Roy was rushing the kitchen for the desserts to be served because he had to bring me to somewhere idk where! And he even wanted to get the waiter to pack the desserts but the restaurant didn’t allow takeaways. So we had to wait.

    Roy had the House’s Signature Dessert Salty Butter Caramel Lava Cake – $15

    Zomg this was good!! I just left my pannacotta dessert aside and shared this with Roy haha. I’ve never had caramel lava cake before. The ones outside are usually chocolate lava cake. Anyway if you go there, you have to order this! πŸ™‚

    And so we left Forlino to…. The Sultan Hotel! I already knew Roy booked a hotel because I realised somebody touched my stuff in my room before I left the house in the day. Okay in the morning I went to get my eyebrows trimmed, and when I returned home, I realised my pyjamas were missing, my lingerie were gone, my toiletries even! My makeup remover, contact lens solution and toothbrush were gone too.

    Roy is such a bad liar and actor haha I expected a surprise already because we went to the hotel twice. First, because he left something there before dinner. And when he left me downstairs in the car, I saw a guest room at the top level with a huge ribbon decoration at the windows, and thought to myself Β “wow some celebration going on there!” After dinner when we arrived at the hotel and I looked up, I saw that the lights of room with the HUGE RIBBON were switched off. So there could only be 2 conclusions:

    1) The people celebrating inside must have gone out for a party or a drink!
    2) Some surprise might be there for me but I couldn’t be sure that was the room that Roy booked.

    We took the lift up and I said.. “The first room right!” Haha that was the room with the HUGE RIBBON on the windows I saw downstairs. Plus the lights were off when I came up. Roy passed me the card and asked me to go inside, and he took out his phone and started recording… DUH THERE MUST BE A SURPRISE!! BUT WHAT SURPRISE?!

    I thought he must have placed a huge balloon in there or something. When I opened the door, I heard some sniggering. And then “SURPRISEEEEEEEEEE!!” OMG All my close friends from JC were there!! I totally didn’t expect the whole clique to be there, I thought maybe ATIQAH would be there with her boyfriend. So I started tearing… Don’t even think I teared this much when I received my A level results lol. And then I heard a familiar voice shouting from upstairs “SURPRISEEEEEE!!”. Omg it was Andee and my secondary school clique!

    Please excuse my unglam and swollen face from crying haha.

    Group shot of everybody present!

    Quick picture with Limin as she was leaving. Thank you for helping out and thanks for the marshmallows! hehe πŸ™‚

    Food that Roy catered from TCC. Atiqah and I previously attended a beauty workshop and they had awesome food from TCC so I bet it must have been her idea.

    Everyone enjoying the Rive Gauche cake.

    Hello my best friends! Top Row: Secondary school clique MAKQ – Andee, me, Lynette and Nique.
    Bottom row: JC clique the Bs – Ibro, Ina, Hanisa and Atiqah!

    Look at my wacky friends hhaha.

    Haha all you people who kept this from me! I actually asked them to meet up for a steamboat or something on the 27th and count down to my birthday but most of them said they weren’t free!

    Me making the bed. “eh you all don’t mess up the bed leh the bed must be nice nice for Roy and me tonight.

    My Bs having their HTHT session on the sofabed.

    I don’t know what we were laughing about but yeah we looked happy.

    My goodlooking friends! hehe Hanisa is one great actress! She could shop with me the entire day without me knowing there was a surprise planned for me, and that she was part of the surprise too!


    Atiqah: Keline keline faster come!!
    Me: Wait I found somebody’s iPhone later crush!

    I realised Hanisa is missing from the picture…HAHA covered by Atiqah’s hair.


    Hadn’t met them in a longgg time especially Ibro and Ina! I think a year or something. And the thing is… MOST OF US ARE IN NTU. Plus Ibro and I are in the same course. You don’t know how school disrupts all social life. Thank you guys for the surprise and making the special trip down to celebrate my birthday :’) Really appreciate it!!

    Thank you the man who made it all possible!

    Bahah my fellow skinny bitch aka Roy’s main minion. She was in charge of contacting both group of friends. Omg no wonder she didn’t text me the entire day. We usually text each other everyday by the way hahaha. And before I went up the hotel I texted her “what are you doing!!” because I smelled something fishy. And she said she was “with limin.” Technically she didn’t lie ‘cos Limin was there too! haha.

    My friends left and it was only left with Roy and me. He took out a paper bag from his bag..

    Trying to unwrap the present nicely.

    Packed in a little jewellery box.

    omgomg is it what I wanted!

    Last picture of the entry, me with the life size Hello Kitty that was almost my height!

    Hehe hope y’all felt the happiness the way I did on the night of celebration with my friends! Another year older means a lot more responsibilities to come, especially when I am graduating soon! Come what may, I know I’ll always have my loved ones fighting the battle with me. Thank you all my friends muacks muacks!

    Part two will be up soon! Have some adverts to clear. xoxo.

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  • Reply Chris

    Nice hotel. Passed there the other day. The exterior looks like Palace albeit a smaller version.

    Is the food worth that kind of price?

    January 3, 2013 at 11:34 pm
    • Reply urbandoll

      The food isn’t at the hotel. The food is at Forlino, which isn’t a restaurant under the hotel. Forlino is at Fullerton! πŸ™‚ I think the food is worth the price. And and, your havaianas are here!

      January 6, 2013 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply RAYCH

    Is this hotel Studio M? How is it?

    February 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm
    • Reply urbandoll

      Hi Raych, it’s not Studio M. It’s on the entry, it’s The Sultan Hotel. If I’m not wrong, it was about 300+ dollars per night. Not too sure as it was Roy who booked it as a birthday gift πŸ™‚

      February 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Jack

    Wow!! thats really nice of roy! πŸ™‚
    Anyways do you know where i could get the hello kitty balloon? πŸ˜›
    i wanna plan a birthday treat for someone special too!

    May 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm
    • Reply urbandoll

      Haha I thank you on behalf of Roy. He got the Hello Kitty balloon at a party shop near Bugis. I have personally seen the balloon at a party shop at Parkway Parade, and Artbox @ Jurong Point. You can also try Party City at Raffles City Shopping Center :> Your special someone must be really lucky to have you!

      May 5, 2013 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Stella

    hello, after seeing your pic, wold love to hv a bday at the sultan hotel ..hehe
    just wonder, they allow you to arrange caterer TCC there huh?

    February 12, 2014 at 11:05 am
    • Reply urbandoll

      Hello Stella! Hmm, my boyfriend was the one who arranged it. He said he took the food from TCC and brought them into the hotel room by himself haha.

      February 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm

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