I've always wanted a red party of my own – and that day finally came!
My family planned an all-red birthday dinner for me during my 21st at San Francisco Steakhouse 😀
When I saw my dearest fockers in red before dinner, I raised my eyebrows with a pleasant surprise. Each and every one of them were decked in red! No, Chinese New Year did not come early this year. I found out that it was just for me 😉
with my lovely red guests 😀
and that's not all. I fell in love with the table setting too! The centerpiece was decorated with red roses in full bloom, reddish candles and on every seat there was red folded napkins with each a glass of red wine.
The view of the table from my seat! 😀
Not forgetting the red tablecloth too!
I was still in awe, sitting there at the end of the table admiring the entire set up, while watching my loved ones chattering about. It's all slowly getting to me! My own red party – finally! 😀 Played with the stalks of roses a little…
I liked the outlet too!
It was more to a bar – cum – fine dining – cum – restaurant – cum – chillout place
They bought yummy red wine too for all
I can haz moarrrr!! 😀 😀
😀 why, thank you!
And I had a very cute pretty boy waiter serving me throughout the night too.
EYE CANDY 😛 😛
Fooling around with the cam before the food came. Got photobombed by godmom!!
Red Zipper Hairband + Iconography Ring by Soak Republic
Check 'em out! The Coronation Crown Rings on my left hand are from there too 😀
More fun-loving moments with the people that matter most to me 🙂
Meet the fockers! 😀 They're one awesome bunch
Granny, Godmom, Uncle Mike, Mom and Kakak (she's been my nanny since I was 3!)
Kakak fascinated with the humongous plate of imported fruits!
Goddy taking control over my DSLR cam while mom and I posed away ;)
Ladies 3 generations playing around with cherries and camwhoring with roses
Granny, Mom and I 😀
That's Uncle Philip and Aunt Karen below 😀 Figured I wanted to take a last shot of the table before everything gets messed up with food later.
….not predicting any cake fights with this crowd but still! One more for the memories 🙂
I'm sure the fabulous crew at the Steakhouse put in lotsa effort for this – THANKEWWW again.
ESPECIALLY ANDREW who was in-charge!
Very coincidentally with the arrival of the food, Germany VS Argentina began their match for the Quarter Finals. Excellent! We could all watch the showdown and cheer on the hunky Germans all the way while eating. Speaking of Germans, let's take a look at the German Sausages that was served
Almost a foot long! My, my..
One of the biggest ones I've ever seen *wiggles eyebrow*
The cheese and garlic lobsters were the freshest and finest I've ever tasted as well
Pretty bad to take seafood during the healing stages of my new tattoo but what the heck? 😀
I ONLY TURN 21 ONCE. *winks*
Lovely lovely… and succulent too!
I hear they cost over 200bucks here. Very well worth it
Mom loved it just as much as all of us did! 😀
Slowly but surely, Argentina was beginning to get thrashed real hard by the Germans.
Go Germanyyyy!!! All the wayyyy Germannyyyy!! I didn't buy your team's jersey for nuthin'! 😀 😀 😀
MAKE US PROUD!
The scores were getting more and more promising, and I was pretty convinced that Germany would whoop Argentina's ass tonight there and then. Was kinda engrossed in the match when I was surprised with a huge, round, chocolate cake with exactly 21 lighted candles!
Such a pretty cake! and I bet it will taste theyummmmmmmsss too 😀
The live band sang me a birthday song and after that I made a wish and blew off the candles
I make the same wish every year… hmm… now I wonder what that is? 😉 hehe
And when I thought all is over and done with, I was very, very wrong. I was surprised once again…
… with a beautiful bouquet of 2 dozen red roses!
It was given to me by my favorite uncle of all, Uncle Mike
Tonight will definitely be one of my most memorable nights ever. New age men and bachelor boys are always girls' best friends! (after diamonds, that is) They always do the most thoughtful and sweetest things! For planning my surprise party in such detail all the way up to the roses. Thankewwww
I'm never really a big fan of flowers ever, but how can I not be overwhelmed by a huge bouquet of roses – all in my favorite color!
That was such a sweet gesture. Looks like flowers will always have a place in a lady's heart 😀
I ADORE FLOWERS NOW. ESPECIALLY RED ROSES!!
Hurrraahhhh!!! 😀 😀
Mom and her 21 year old rebel
In case you were wondering what she got me for my birthday, it's the necklace I was wearing tonight
Scroll up picture#7 to see it again 😉
It's a very pretty cross made out of of Rubies! This gem represents the month of July, hence a Ruby cross. And most importantly, IT'S RED!!!! Squeeeeeee 😀 How lucky! Granny and Godmom got me a White Gold bracelet which I was wearing throughout the night as well. I know you're reading this guys, thanks again 😀
I love it, and am still wearing it now!
My loving focker family + the nanny (now, why is there a gap between Granny and I?)
Hmmm.. My guess is that Grandpa wants IN too 😀 He would fit in that space perfectly
Oddly, that actually makes sense 🙂 He would've loved to see his grand daughter turn 21. I'm certain he was right there in the family photo, between Granny and I *beams* I love you kungkung!
us with Uncle Philip and Aunt Karen!
Just like daddy at home, they gave me an angpow too, thanks yeah! 😀
No one would exactly let the birthday girl go that easily. The fockers made me bottoms up a few glasses of red wine before I left. *gulps* But I assure you, I'm ay-okayy and still standing!! 😀 😀 Totally different from the night before LOL
Yeah yeah fine, not denying it. I wasn't so okay by the time the night ended during my birthday party with a group of friends in Twenty One bar (more on that on the next post I promise!)
A big gracias to the Fockers for making my 21st a memorable one
You're the best family one can ever ask for!
Obviously I've only had ONE family but whatev-
My statement still stands!! 😀 😀
Wow, so many awesome photos. That must’ve been tons of fun! 😀 Guess what? My eyes are red now ×_× too, hehe.
I don’t know whether I should say that here.. Come near, Jess *whispers in her ear: Your mom’s hot 😛 Really… no wonder you’re such a hottie yourself, now everything makes sense 😛 Ps: Please don’t tell your mum that, hehe.
hehe 😀 yeahhh it was!! was smiling thru the entire night of fun 😉
HAHAHAH now. u. see. red. all. over
LOL what a compliment for mom! I didn’t tell her anything, she read ur comment by herself and asked me who you are n that someone was being nice to her 😀
do expect a reply from her – i have a feeling she will! 😀
So your mum reads all the comments and your blog? What a cool mum! And I see how she’s enjoying the company with you, you’re really lucky, Jess. Tonite hugh her like koala and don’t let go, k 😛
Gosh! thanks for the kind words * blush blush *
Jess is such a bubbly gal, she keeps us all young at heart including the grandma 🙂
Love her lotz!
All of you are so adorable as a family. My ex was from Batu Pahat and I’ve been part of such gatherings and really have fond memories, because all of them liked me. And so when I see You and your daughter, it kinda makes my eyes watery. Sometimes I miss those times, because it ended at one point and I have a totally new life now. It’s good, but different. Having a girlfriend with 7 young sisters is something totally different than the usual 1 sibling. But I’m happy to have this experience of living among Chinese Malaysians. It really gave me a lot for my life. So I’ll always be happy to check on Jessica’s blog, especially if she’s posting about some lovely family gatherings. You really have a wonderful daughter. If I can say the same about my own in some 20+ years, I will be one proud dad 🙂
“New age men and bachelor boys are always girls’ best friends! (after diamonds, that is)”
So do dogs/puppies make the top 3 list for a girl’s best friend?
ahahahahahah in fact they do! 😀 😀
but for me, CATS COME IN FIRST PRIORITY BEFORE DOGGIES! hehe
Damn! I was all teary reading your post =( I meant I am =) for such reat family you got so I envy lo! LOL!
Happy belated birthday again jie! *hugs*
awwwwwwwwwwww really mui? 🙁 🙁
didn’t wanna make ppl teary wor! wuwuwu
heyyyy u’ve got great ppl around who you loves you too, and u know it! your friends make up part of ur family 😀 and im sure mommy loves u much too! *thumbs up*
Happy belated birthday Jessica ;p
why thankew so muchhhh!! 😀 never too late to wish, hehe!
You’re uncle is soo cool man.. Hahah.. Awesome!! Urm… may there be more awesome partays to come. : ]
hahahah yeahhh! 😀 he is! 😀 😀
thanks so much much much, cheers for more parties to come!
You lucky girl! Everything looks so awesome, glad you had an awesome time! See you soon k babe? Need to pass you stufffff hahaha
hehehee! 😀 yeahhhh thanks so muchie babe! and hehe yupyup, see u soon too! need to pass u something also, that olympus cap thingy. (karen knows) 😀
Happy Birthday hon! Although I think I wish u kinda alot of times d. XP
Great to see that your red party wish came true.
Too bad can’t join you with the fockers.
They are the best in giving u surprise celebration. ^_^
muahaahaah alot of times meh! 😀
hehe yupppppp finally. thankewwww! yeahlah cudnt join us, u and ur work work work. damn the japs fo spoiling the plans! grrrr.
i hv 2 agree wif MKL n BeN dat yr mum is like superly hot n dat happenin uncle of yours is d best.. who would hv thought of a red dner wif red trimmings n guests in red too..only d forkers, u lucky devil, once again hapi al grown up 21 n b ready 2 face d grown up world..wooho..cheers
wahh!! haha. they will be happy to read it tomorrow 😀 thanks fo the kind words
yup, im blessed to have a family like them. couldnt ask for more really 🙂
Happy birthday girl~
very awesome red birthday party! gotta love the roses! <3
awwwwww thanks gurl 😀
yeahhhhh goshh, roses ALWAYS never fail to strike a girl’s heart at the right spot!
Aww such a sweet gesture from your lovely family!! Did you notice even your grandma’s bag was RED! She really went all the way yo!! 🙂
hehe yeahh 🙂 i was so touched!
and OMG NO I DID NOT NOTICE her bag was red! but now that u’ve mentioned, WOWWW!
haha sharp eyes! 😀
wow…you party is awesome!!! and you look gorgeous that nite!!! i love the candle on the table..so niceeeeeeeee…and is the cake choc indulgence??? woohoo..my favourite cake…
awwwww hehe. thanks alot! 😀 how sweet of u!
yeahh, i love the candles too, rlly sets the mood.
BINGO it IS chocolate indulgance, fr secret recipe! One look and one bite and it’s obvious! 🙂 hehe
awwwww… so cute. everyone wore red. happy jess that night eh =)
Btw, it’s really glad to see the folks here too, esp my “big aunt”… *miss miss*
pst… your uncle mike is looking charming too =)
hehe! 😀 yesshhh wa so excited and touched and happy! 😀 😀
yupp, i knew u wud like to see our folks! thats why i shared this witcha hehe.
btw, they do read comments! So they’ll be thrilled to read ‘yeng yeng’ ‘s comment 😀
wow… ur folks are truly tech-savvy.
guess i should spend some time to update mine 😛
anyway, Hi “ko-ko” & “che-che” sekalian ~ 🙂
have a good weekend!
Hi ying, long time no meet since yr last visit to ipoh.
keep in touch !!
sure thing !
love to visit y’ll again either in pg or ipoh too 🙂
yahh! she’s busy in HK now! 😀 can’t wait to see her too. we makan together-gether! <3
wow! wat i’d give to hv a b’day party like tat. U r a lucky RED devil. yr uncle is so totful! Is he like tat to every fockers or just to u? U r indeed damn lucky to hv such a family – fr grandma right to nanny. Many will kill to hv such a family. Love n treasure them. Happy B’day. Btw beaautiful shots.
U memang a lucky RED devil … I am turning RED now !!!@@!!!
* hapi belated bday *
THANKEWWWWWWWW SO MUCH!!!
i will. i promise! 😀 love my family more than anything. and thanks for the compliment on the shots! me and my godmom were in control of the camera that nite 🙂
😀 😀 hehe