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I know there are tonnes of other blogs who have blogged about the event already but I thought I’d give my own account of what went down on July 5th 2008 when one boy from Klang became a man.

And beside, my blog is in desperate need of a photo update.

So, after getting lost in the swirls of Damansara and annoying the heck out of Sarah, we finally got our butts to Sam’s uncle’s ultra chic-looking mansion in Mutiara Damansara, overlooking D’ Curve. Now that’s the way to celebrate your 21st birthday.

Since I didn’t get a big bash of my own, I planned on living vicariously through Sam’s.

And boy, did I!

Upon entering the compound I’m hit by the splendour of the mansion. Check out the “Rockstar turn 21” banner. Nicely done Sarah!

Again, my compliments to the deco team, led by the ever creative Sarah Lim.

I like the chronologically placed photographs of Sam’s life thus far in the wall of the lounge area.

Artsy-fartsy creative juice going on in here.

The chill and “lepak” area.

The artist herself: Sarah flanked by Liz and May.

The party area on the mansion’s rooftop. All the glitz and glamour crammed in an L-shaped platform. Food, alcohol, friends and music. Recipe for good fun!

Group pic with the college troops. It was a rockstar themed bash so we came adorned in our grungiest of threads.

I was emulating Pete Wentz.

I think I failed big time.

The party also had an extensive guest list of people I have not seen in ages like:

Gretchen!!

I was really surprised to see you! Didn’t even know you came back from Nebraska. Anyways it was a very good surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed our catching up session.

And of course, the ever delectable Petrina.

So glad I got to catch up with you girl! Not to mention burning up the dancefloor. By the way, you rocked that outfit!

No blog post is complete without a camwhoring picture with Liz. = )

May May!! The rockstar who looked like and I quote “just came from a presentation”. Funny girl you!

Couldn’t resist taking some candid shots of the other party guests.

Levi Asher, looking droopy and tired. Haha.

Little Miss Adorable, Joni Lynne.

Levi and May.

A picture with a real rockstar: Mr. Liang.

Hot chicks galore: [From left: May, Liz, Joni, Christina and Sarah]

One with the boys. [From left: May, Johnny boy, Andrew, Liz, Gal and yours truly looking really stout in that shot]

With the “lepak” group: [From left: Jun *pinch-nipples* Min, Crystal, moi, Christina, Jon and Leon]

And then came the entertainment. The party goers excited and grooving to the vocal stylings of…

Mia Palencia!!

She’s so awesome and incredibly talented, treating the crowd to a cover of Maroon 5’s “Won’t Go Home Without You”.

A real sweetheart who’s so down-to-earth and polite. She gave me a hug!

And of course, Liang doing his rendition of Alicia Key’s “If I Ain’t Got You” with Jane Sebastian, accompanied by Joni on keyboards and Darren Ashley on drums.

Man of the hour, Sam Oh slowdancing to Liang’s performance with Pet.

Sam couldn’t stray to far from the mike. The Bus Company boys got down to it and did their thang. A superb rocking performance. Love their rocked up version of Justin’s “What Goes Around, Comes Around” and their original “Shooting Star”.

The birthday boy cutting his cake and eating it too!

Cutie pie Christina rocking the fedora. I notice I’m using the word “rock” a lot in this post.

Rockstar pose with self proclaimed rockstar: Pet and Josh.

As soon as Sam’s dad said a prayer for the birthday boy, the music was cranked up, drinks were poured an asses made their way to the dancefloor.

Sarah and me busting our moves.

Things went a little out-of-control after all the dancing and drinking but all in all it was an excellent night. And to finish off this post:

Haha. Sorry Ah Foo, I know I promised I won’t post the drunkard pictures but I couldn’t help it, you look so funny in this pic!

As for the others, don’t worry. All the other elicit picture won’t see the light of day.

Oh and before I forget. I know this is kinda late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAMMO!! Hope you like your present. I truly enjoyed myself that night, thanks for the invite rockstar!

Peace.

Pictures taken from here, here and here.

Words from a 21 Year Old’s Mother

“It’s amazing how time flies.

21 years ago, you came into the world, yelling and wailing at the top of your lungs. No wonder singing has become one of your passions—next to eating of course.

I thank God for giving me such a cute and lovable baby when the nurse let me hold you in my arms. You brought a lot of joy to our otherwise mundane life despite having to change you after feeding.

Then you turned 1.

You were so anxious to walk at your 1st birthday party, poor Uncle Rudy had to chase after you down the garden to pacify your cries. Even though you couldn’t walk properly and just bobbing along while Uncle Rudy held you in his arms, you were still smiling away.

When you were a young toddler, you loved singing and dancing to Debbie Gibson and you were into NKOTB and Prince as a child. Anything that’s on the radio, you would just absorb and sing along to the words. I would always lament and wished you knew the dates in your history notes as well as you knew your lyrics.

I’ve never told you this but you have achieved my dreams when you taught yourself how to play the piano. As a young girl, I always wish I could play the piano or learn ballet but your grandparents couldn’t afford such luxuries for me.

You, however, started learning how to play all on your own and now you are making music and writing your own songs. My boy, you are well on your way to becoming a fine musician. Apart from singing and music you adopted the passion for dance. I too couldn’t afford to send you for classes but you managed to teach yourself and invent your own choreography.

As a mother I must say you make me proud. You may not belong to the straight A crowd but I’ve always told you that to have a kind, loyal and honest heart is the best skill no classroom can impart.

When we celebrated your birthday dinner you ordered a cocktail instead of a glass of soda and that’s when I realized that my baby is now an adult.

He is going to take this journey called life and I pray that as you walk on this path you will look to Jesus as your companion.

HE will guide you along the path of righteousness and make sure you don’t go astray.

My son, as long as you cry out our Lord Jesus’ precious name, He will deliver you from all perils. Remember the line from Kungfu Panda: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift that why it is called present,”

Embrace each day because it is a gift from God,”

Blessed birthday, Josh.

Love, Mum

“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.”

Okay. I know. I’m doing it again.

I’m going through that motion of blogging for two, three days in a row and then leaving it idle again for weeks on end.

It’s not that I don’t have things to blog about because as most of you know: I never run out of things to say.

I guess it’s just fatigue…okay…pure laziness stopping me from reaching to the computer. On my defense, I having exams.

I need a break.

Oh and I just turned 21 a month ago. Exactly a month ago.

Yes, the sheer sense of nonchalance you detect is that blatant.

I really don’t feel any different transitioning from 20 to 21. I know I mentioned before in my super emo post about my forced entry into adulthood and being expected to lose all sense of naiveté.

But now that I’m taking it all in stride; things just don’t feel that bad anymore. I wasn’t even looking forward to my birthday.

Signs of maturity??

Ha.

Doubt it.

I may not have regarded my birthday to be all that but some very special people in my life did.

And they made no qualms about showing it.

To everyone who got me pressies-and wishes, clothes, Charmed DVD box sets, homemade cookies and lunch dates (ya’ll know who ya’ll are!)-Your friendship and love is worth way more than your gifts…but I’m happy to receive them nonetheless.

Thank so so much!