Note: There will be a HUGE load of photos, so im sorry if i jam your explorer/firefox/any browser you are using..
I celebrated my 21st birthday with my son`s 1st birthday together on 27 August.There was a huge turn out of people of mostly my mum`s friend. I employed a VERY nice makeup artist whom did a PERFECT and affordable makeup for me, i loved her makeup and sweetness. She was also very proffessional.
We had alot of last minute crop up on that day like late for my makeup, picking up of cakes etc. The worst was i kept karen my makeup artist for 1hr+ and was so guilty over it yet i have no control over it as im not the driver. Liris shirt was last minute picked by my mum`s friend, Aunty Nancy who has good tastes. he looked so handsome on that day!
Photo was taken after makeup :) I had a smokey makeup with dolly lashes.
Birthday Girl & Birthday Boy!
Liris 1 year old balloon, with some balloons not photographed for the kids to play and take home.
Liris with his balloon.
Selene`s daughter, Nicole. Shes so pretty now, she changed so much since i saw here as an infant. Her speech is so fluent and shes so sweet in sharing with rislin while playing.
Sorry Nicole, this is an unglam picture of you but its the only picture of you and rislin looking at the camera, forgive aunty linda for placing this up.
Darling Nicole sharing the Ribena with Rislin
The kids playing..
Liris was not on his best mood on that day so we had to retreat to the room a few times to breastfeed him, happy 1st birthday my darling son (8Sept) and my booby monster has been drinking my boobie for a year(on 8sept) and going strong! Im proud of you!
My little precious drink till sleep..
My PINK panda on that day. I was telling my husband about how much it looks like a pig instead haha..I got this cake from pine garden.
The Wordings..And the adorable backside!
The People whom turned up. There were more but the photographer was "not skilled enough" to capture more.. haha.. Was kinda upset that i couldnt get a family picture as my mum was too rushing to cut the cake and force me to cut the cake after taking this group pictures. I was pretty upset as this was the nicest and biggest cake i ever had. But no choice. Thats the type of mum i have. I for sure will not be such a mum to my child and respect their wishes without being a wet blanket by saying my daughter is TROUBLESOME for wanting a family picture. My daughter/son will ALWAYS be placed first over any religious belief or my friends and MYSELF.
liris was missing from the picture as he was still asleep.
A picture of my son and me as he woke up after the group picture of done and cake was being cut. At least i have this picture. Should i be happy?
Liris enjoying his cake fed by Aunty Ann.
Fed by daddy, 2nd round of cake eating!And husband and me didnt have a single taste of my birthday cake. We paid for it yet got nothing because of a certain person.Shall move on.
Me with my friend Grace. She didnt bring her cutie son Ayden though, how wasted .
Me with my friend Selene and Nicole cutie!.
The guests busy eating.
A few satays got "caught on fire" and this was the result, chef was koon kit, the bigger size chef cooking. His failure satay documented!
The men(s) at work!
Including Liris ok! Whom love the fire.
Hello my dear son!
Ok actually the other chef quited his job after a while and this lady chef take over.. -drum rolls- kelly! She bbq-ed quite alot of chicken wings and proud her with her achievement.
Rislin enjoying the harvest.
Torturer of Liris caught!
Group picture before they head home
Camwhore of me cause i love my makeup!
My Smiley son
More photos of me and my son!
My Presents! Thanks for all the presents/angbaos and well wishes! Muacks!
The "special ones"
A coach wristlet from my uncle! My first "branded" Pouch/wallet or something like that.. Hah.
Earrings from Aunty Ann!
A wireless MP3 player from my Cousin sis and her husband
A tube dress from Kelly and Koon Kit.
The cards. Thanks for the well wishes :)
And not to forget a few photos of the birthday boy!!
On the day of the party, it was crazily hectic. Every thing on the schedule was upside down. My dad delayed in getting me from my house to collect the balloons,cake and bbq stuff. So i had to make my poor MUA wait for an hour plus before i was finally there.
I was pretty stressed out because im not the type to be usually late. i will either be on time or slightly late less than 20mins or even early. On the cake cutting part, i was also very unhappy because i could not get a picture of my family and the cake. My mum kept rushing me to cut the cake and when we recently talked about this again. She said that i was troublesome/ridiculous to want a family picture with the cake despite my constant saying/nagging? Now i know for sure, her friends rank first.
And i was also upset that i wasted $70+ on games because its logical people will "run" after cake. Despite my previously 1-2hrs before reminding to play game, she REFUSE to gather them and then blame me for late cutting of cake. And kept pressuring me weeks before if i prepared game, she made a good job of me wasting money on games. I was pretty upset too that I wasted $100 worth of food because she insisted that the food wont be enough when its more than enough.
And because of her nagging and pressure that set me back crying. I had to add on the food so not to offend her. In the end we ended up giving up the food that she didnt pay a single cent to the relatives because there were too much leftover of the bbq food. She refuse to trust me that its more than enough and said nasty things like if i want to do bbq i shouldnt be stingy on my food and do till so budget when the fact is that even without those add on food, we will have quite a bit of left overs but at least less than half of what is wasted.
What made me so upset was that i had to dig into my own pocket controlled by her the food etc, And unnecessary pressure was placed on me. probably i look like a money tree to her. And i was ultimately the blame for everything.
I guess this might be the last time i will hold a party with her around/without her incharge/paying because she wont feel the pinch and keep criticizing me for EVERYTHING i did. And she claimed she was SO tired when all the stuff like bbq was done by a friend and my husband. I did the simple decorations and even carrying CARTONS of soft drink.Yes im a preggo and i CARRY the carton WITHOUT her help.
I guess i was too upset over everything that even though i asked my mum and dad who was willing to get a gold key for me, my mum bought for me as my dad helped with some of the expenses for the party. Which she unwillingly got it (its not expensive either), i will be returning her the gold key, as i am not comfortable in accepting her things. Especially when things got so ugly from her. I cried few times holding back my tears on the day before and on the day of the party thanks to her.