an interview with the birthday celeb…
CS: I don’t feel like I’m thirty-eight although physically I may!
Interviewer: What presents have you received?
CS: Ervina gave me a voucher to drive 2 laps on a racing track in a V8 super car. I’ll be fitted in a full racing gear/helmet, get some practice laps with an instructor before doing it on my own. Awesome!
Then I got a book voucher from colleagues who also decorated my workstation with banner and balloons when I came to work this morning. I also received a hand-drawn birthday card from my 4 year old niece, Ruth. And receiving a birthday call from Joey in Shanghai tonight; it was great talking to that guy.
Oh yes, and my Malay neighbour caught me online straight after I finished Skype with Joey and found out it was my birthday. She got Yasmin and Yakin to belt out a birthday song over the webcam for me. It was hilarious; the kids were as noisy and loud as usual even when it was close to midnight!
Then Ervina surprised me by giving me a handmade booklet full of birthday wishes written on cards from our young adults back home; I was amazed that she’d plan this way back in June when we returned to Singapore! My wife is amazing!
Interviewer: And how have you been celebrating your birthday?
CS: Well, it started last Saturday when a few of our friends initiated a dinner because one couple had returned from a trip. To my surprise, it turned out to be a birthday treat for me. During cell on Wednesday, we celebrated by having an ice cream cake. Tonight, I had Indian food with Ervina! Yummy fish curry, tandoori chicken, mixed vegetables curry, garlic naan, basmatic rice, sparkling pinot noir, and mango lassi.
Interviewer: Any last words for your readers out there?
CS: Thanks for your birthday wishes, especially my beloved wife who never run out of ideas to surprise me! Thank God for all of you!