Pix from a birthday dinner gathering at Aria, Bukit Damansara
to celebrate Kenny and Min’s upcoming birthdays
I had duck tortellini with foie gras
Kenny rides a Vespa on the weekends
Cammy = Kenny’s wife
Crazy holiday wedding coming soon!
Alicia + Marcel
Matt + Serena
Kenny looks like he’s wishing awfully hard!
I’m guessing for 5 children? Haha.
Clem, Kenny, Matt
Clem passing out before the dinner cos he was so tired from shopping.
Shopping for himself only occurs once every 8 months.
Other instagrams i shot last week.
Went to Klang for a meeting.
Highlight of that was having bak kut teh after!
‘Twas so good i had 1 and half plates of rice.
Shocked my new colleagues who think i don’t eat much :p
Had a perfect Friday night armed with food and wine and best friends.
‘Cept Steph couldn’t make it
Cammy provided her place and nasi lemak
Aps brought foie gras and fromage
Dhanya made a killer pineapple and apple salad
I brought one and a half Ayamas chickens and shiraz
I meant to bring one chicken…
but Ayamas is having some crazy promo where if you buy 1 chicken (rm27)
you can have another half for rm1.
At first i said no to the girl at the counter cos i thought it’d be too much food,
but she repeated herself.
Prollie couldn’t believe i was turning down half chicken for rm1.
I faltered and took it.
And i got myself some new Shu Uemura eyeshadows.
Went into Sephora KLCC at first,
got so intimadated by so many products with fancy packaging
and walked out.
Dunno la, i get so headache figuring out what is what and i already have lots of staples.
Was really looking for something i don’t already have.
Went to Shu to buy new eyebrow pencil (my one pencil lasted more than 3 years!)
and saw they have new BRIGHT eyeshadows which i reckon i can pull off for a party
So besides eyebrow pencil,
ended up with 4 bright eyecolours (hving a promo where palette is free, sucker i am)
and new eyeshadow base so colours will pop more.
Bye bye rm400
Jess and i cooked roast lamb and sticky garlic potatoes.
She wanted to make flower garlands cos it was Midsummer’s Day in Sweden
but we didn’t have time.
So the three bunches of flowers she bought sat pretty on the table.
Oli helped with the gravy while JP sipped beer.
The recipe is from Nigella’s Feast cookbook that Aps gave me.
What goes around comes around.
Dinner was supposed to be at 8pm.
Oli and JP arrived at 8:30 and they were the earliest.
Fai forgot his wallet and had to turn back halfway
Clem was working till late.
We didn’t really care what time everyone came.
As long as they turned up!
I got lost trying to walk Oli to the right lift
and she said i fail.
We started eating cos JP had a shoot early next morn.
The lamb was perfect pink and tender
and the potatoes were addictive.
I discovered that one clove of garlic does not equal to one bulb.
Nick made us drink shots every time the table fell silent for 3 seconds.
Tequila with cinnamon and lemon is dangerous.
Cammy tried to make me snap a picture of her with a fridge magnet as her hat.
I took a video of the idiocy instead.
Was immediately forbidden to post it up anywhere online.
Aps and Cammy were MFEO and incidentally wore matching black tutus.
Kenny thinks tutus are weird to wear out.
Dhanya turned up really late
but i’m happy we got to see her!
Clem and i called for a taxi to go home which was 2 minutes drive away.
Neither of us were fit to be behind the wheel.
Taxi fare is nothing compared to the value of our lives.
Never be stingy to take a taxi home if you drink!
The next day i could barely talk cos we’d
chatted and screamed and laughed till our throats hurt.
A night in with some of my best friends is love.
Went for Nadia’s birthday party at Casbah @ Mandarin Oriental last Friday
Clem can’t even take his face away from his drink to take a pic :p
Melissa + Sasha
AlcoJason was back in KL for a couple of days!
I got my super silky star dress from Sevendays… years ago.
One of those great buys i never regretted!
Couldn’t help taking pic of someone’s large assistant taking care of equally large LV.
That’s all he was doing all night… standing there holding the LV.
I wonder how much he gets paid for doing that!
Sa + i
Jase + Sa
I want to reenact our adventures last year!
Random picture of Clem being forced to carry a mop + detergent i bought earlier that day and left in the car haha
I managed to edit some pictures but am way too tired to continue posting right now.
Didn’t even have lunch today cos i was that busy!
And subsequently missed the LV party that i wanted to go for *boohoo*
See these now, come back laterz.
Initially i had no intention of doing a party of any sort.
Then Claudia said we should do a girlie birthday mad hatters tea party.
I thought there were two problems with this:
1. i have guy friends too… takkan just have girls?
2. tea party in a tea place = no alcohol. There’s no such thing as a Joyce Party without alcohol. No way.
So i hijacked her enthusiasm and made it into a polka dot party
I didn’t want any fuss… cos i did enough work at Clem’s party,
just wanted a simple drinking thing at dLegends pub with all our alco kaki friends.
Between Clouds and i, we know hundreds of people…
but we decided to keep it small (like a wedding haha) to close friends who DRINK.
On our FB invite, we implored friends to come in polka dots
and Claudia threatened to bring her Sharpie on to them if not.
People were calling me day before and day of party: “Hey… i really don’t have anything in polka dots, how? Is Claudia going to DRAW ON ME?!”
and Big Ben was vainly saying: “Of all the patterns… you have to pick the most unflattering one!”
I semangatly painted polka dots on my face with Buncho,
then did Claudia.
You know, it amazes me how one of the birthday girls herself doesn’t adhere to the theme at her own party
In Claudia’s defense, she stuck dot stickers on her bra (pls don’t ask me about this) and was wearing a tiny polka dot top at first, then pulled on this top i gave her instead.
MisDeeds, me eyeing Ming’s food, Ming
I should have taken a proper picture of Ming!
He wore gold polka dot shorts with what you see above!
Tania matched the couch
Deep has a blog dedicated to alcohol. Enough said.
Fai, Apsy, me
Fai is a banker (zzzz)
Aps is a kindergarten teacher (WEE!)
Az + Reza
Reza’s present was SO NICELY WRAPPED i didn’t open it till the next night…
When he arrived, i was already halfway drunk and started shrieking “Oh my god! It’s Reza Salleh! Thanks for coming to my party!! *turns to person next to me* DO YOU KNOW REZA SALLEH? HE’S A SINGER!”
I always embarrass him like this (and possibly myself too but i’m immune to that).
The last time i did it was at the MTV Asia Awards and Sarah had to physically cover my mouth.
Dhanya giving me my present.
Ok. I admit at that point, i had no idea what it was and was pretending to know.
Btw Dhanya is going to be a SUPERSTAR soon!
She’s already a star in my heart,
but she’ll be performing in a major thingy i can’t say what yet
Justin gave Clouds and i accessories from his collection heeeeee
Tianna, Dhanya and me
Tianna gave me a French lesson CD in hip hop and rap.
Clem was very happy with it.
Clouds + her playtime partner Kevin
Deeds, Sa, Nadia, me
Sa and Nadia just started selling Ts online *here*
I’m so honoured BEN HON decided to grace me with his presence.
“Where’s your polka dots?!”
“Here, here *lifts up pants*”
Sa + Kubhaer
Ben, me, Jamie, Hoong
Danny + Clem
Az + Tianna (spot the drunken mickey)
In the middle of our merrymaking, Kevin dragged me to see the back alleys in tipsy view.
And i must say… i’ve always appreciated back alleys.
End of back alley break and back to the party:
JP, Oli, Rahul
Eddy + Hawa
Adrian, me, Rudy
Chelle + Jee Hoe!
Vince + Anastasia
I love how Lucas + Heloise took the dress theme to heart!
Having shots. Giving a kiss.
Trying not to puke (at the shot, not from the kiss).
Maintain Jess, maintainnnn
Li Mei, Chak, April Pikachu!, me
Our faces are like that cos we were forced to say ‘cheebai!’ while taking the shot.
I think it was Kubhaer who made us do it.
me, Yatin, Michael – these are Clouds’ friends and we ended up talking about things i don’t remember…
Wasted – Deep, Danny, Byron
Tianna + Dhanya
Don’t you just love Claudia’s face.
It’s when she’s having a cute thought in her head.
Clouds blows candles so… delicately and girlie.
And me… i look like a puffer fish.
I didn’t even get a picture with so many others who came…
Gobi, Rita and Hon Seng…
Cammy + Kenny, Serena + Matt…
and so many more……………….
Oops! Had too much fun to play photographer at own party
The one birthday note that made me roll on the sofa laughing:
Met up to drink to the birthdays of Jess, Clem, Tianna, and Justin
at new Dirty Nelly’s pub in Damansara Jaya
(it’s on the same row as Maybank / 7-Eleven)
Jess and Justin (below) – all the birthday babies did a shot
Julie + Tania
Tania + Ricardo
Admittedly, i haven’t gone with friends to drink in a pub for so long.
I always seem to call the SAME two people when i want a Guinness – Aps, or Danny :p
But i had fun that night and realise i miss talking to certain friends!
Promise i’ll try to stop being so holed up and catch up with more old friends soon!
Clem decided last minute to have a BBQ
despite him not knowing anything about BBQ-ing.
Meaning his girlfriend had to marinate everything.
We had it on the rooftop of Suasana Sentral
and it’s a pretty damn gorgeous venue.
Completely private, open air, pool and awesome view!
Nick + Danny
Matt + Serena
Clem eating while we do the work :p
Whoever said BBQ is a guy’s thing…
but Clem’s friends did help a lot!
My shimmery top is from Topshop.
Halfway thru there were a lot of arms waving in photos…
A few of us girls went to paddle in the pool nearby,
and there were some kids hanging out there.
Steph INSISTED on tying up a little girl’s bow that had come undone.
Hello, secret motherly side coming out!
Clouds, Cammy, Aps
At one point i could’ve SWORN that Clem was behind me,
and i was grabbing his ass while talking to people.
After like one minute, i turned around to see… it was FAI. -_-
He was just standing there letting me raba him, eww!
Someone managed to catch a picture of us laughing after i ran away to hide behind Clem.
Clouds on Crack
By this point i was regretting drinking so much before having to cut the cake.
Cake was ordered from That Last Slice.
I got so carried away offering everyone cake,
that i forgot to have one piece for myself -_-
I didn’t even get to eat the cake!!
Steph + Nick
Olivia + Cammy
Clouds and Kevin got Clem a balloon that looked like a golf ball
which is supposed to be Wilson’s father.
Btw, Wilson’s 1st birthday was last Sunday! Heh.
Thanks to everyone who came!
Sorry there aren’t pictures of EVERYONE here…
And it definitely was a good party… seeing a third of the people who came don’t remember half of it.