Wednesday, April 30, 2008

the past one week...

(this post is a combination of things that has happened over the past week.)

Last Friday, I got the biggest surprise of my life when I went down to the kitchen in the morning. I found my brother who is studying in Australia standing there. He had just arrived on the morning flight. The only person who knew he was coming back was my father and he was only back for two nights, but for a very special reason. Last weekend, my dear parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Yes, 30 years!!! I was so happy to see him and didn't feel like going to the office after that cause I would rather spend time with my brother.

My sister and I really wanted to do something special for my parents to celebrate this very special and rare occasion. So we invited over our closest family friends to our house and arranged everything for them. It was a very fun and happening night. My sister's friend has an amazing talent for making customised cakes and she made this cake especially for my parents. Each individual orchid on each cupcake was individually hand made! She is an artist I tell you! And there is a reason I requested orchids. My mother carried orchids when she got married.


The two figurines represent what my parents looked like when the got married 30 years ago. we don't have any photos of my parents on their wedding day. everything was lost when our apartment in Highland Towers collapsed. I was so sad about that because it would have been so nice to display pictures of their wedding at our house that night.



I have the greatest admiration for my parents. I can only imagine the sacrifices they have made for the family and each other. And my father gave the most touching speech about how he met my mother and since the first time they had dinner together, they have always been together unless unavoidable circumstances kept them apart. My parents don't even have their original wedding rings anymore. They were stolen when our old home was broken into. But that doesn't really matter does it. Cause a marriage is not about rings or photos. It's about love, commitment and sacrifice. And I see all of that in my parents.

That same weekend, Lord Derbyshire was sent to the vet to be neutured. He was so upset when he was in his cage in the car on the way to the vet.




When he came home the next day, he was a little grumpy, not that I blame him, so to try and make him happy, my sister and I fed him some tuna.




He saw us putting it away in the fridge after giving him some so he decided to sit in front of the fridge so that he could make sure he wouldn't miss out on asking anyone who went to the fridge for some more tuna.





He gave up after a while and went back to his usual spot near the big cushion.




And there was a little 'confrontation' between schizo and Lord Derbyshire


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Schizo - just because you are sitting on a chair and I'm sitting on the floor, does not make you the boss around here... you want to avoid getting whacked, you better understand that...

Joberg stayed out of he way by just staying in her new favourite spot... a basket on one of the kitchen high chairs. No one else and nothing else is allowed to be in this basket. I once put my notebook in her basket and she refused to get into the basket until I took it out. Sorry Joberg...




Since my brother was back in town, he came with me and my sister to the GLAM anniversary party at the Borneo Rainforest Cafe in Sunway. I wore my canary yellow tiered dress to the event and added one of the gorgeous Odyssey necklaces from the shop OLA in Bangsar Village II. Also at the event was my Zairin who owns OLA. We were wearing very similar necklaces and bracelets!



The gorgeous girls who graced the cover of the April issue of GLAM looked as stunning in real life as they did on the magazine cover.



Trying to find our way home after the event was an event in itself too...

Sister - so how do we get home?

Me - go back the same way we came I suppose...

Brother - Hang on, what happened to the bridge that I remember seeing here on our way here ?! It's gone! I need to get on that bridge!

Me - what bridge? Just go straight lah!

Brother - I don't remember there being a toll here either.... Are you sure we're going the right way?!

Sister - you drove here.. just drive back the way we came..

After driving for a while...

Sister - Hey, that building looks familiar... where are we now?

Me - Yeah, that building is familiar... I think we're going the right way home... hey, it's another toll... Is this the Subang toll?

Brother - Yeah.. this is the Subang toll...

Me - How on earth did we get here?!

Brother - Does it matter? We're here now.. we can find our way home safely now cause we actually know where we are!

This is not the first time this has happened to us... we're hopeless together I suppose...

A few days ago, while on my way to a company launch in town, I stopped by Istana Budaya to see my former colleagues who are still friends and just to say hi. We only spent about 10 minutes together but we made a lot of noise and laughed a lot. We used to spend so much time together... miss you guys...



This weekend I will at Jom Heboh in Perlis. If any of you are in Perlis, do come by and say hi!

7 comments:

lin said...

wah wah wah...comelnya ur kucing-kucing.
geram jer tgk...anyway c u at perlis :)

MsPea said...

Congratulations to your parents for their 30th anniversary., superb!! Semoga berkekalan hingga ke akhir hayat mereka...
But that's really touched to know they lost their wedding photos (the most priceless memory) but why not ask their frens or relatives who still got their wed pics?.. sayanggg laa..
But anyway, that Lord always got my attention, lebih2 lagi when Shasha put up his naughty pics and poses like that., so mengada-ngada... hahahaa...nak jentik telinga dia!! so naughty! but he's cute indeed!

nanafarhanna said...

the cupcakes and the figurines were lovely..! i really feel like eating cupcakes now.. *drool*

D.N.A.S said...

I feel so inspired to bake cupcakes this week. Hmmmm...

farhana...=] said...

ur cats r adorable..=]

zeti zainal said...

OMG, I love the cupcakes and the figurines.
It was so sweet..

lauktamban said...

does OLA has a site/blog? i'd love to see it cos i saw the owner on in trend magazine few months back, and i must say the jewelleries looked stunning and gorgeous.