My 17th birthday

Was a simple one, but I had everything I needed, wanted and more than what I asked for.

Spent the day with family and my boyfriend

Sam the medical scientist, darling bf who is a 7 hour flight away right now.

Prof Loh the dental surgeon / lecturer, my dad.

Jeremy the gamer brother who is bumming in the room next to mine now.



The only men in my life.

I keep very few girl friends, let alone male friends… so you’re looking at the only males I give a shit about in this world.

Besides Zac Efron.

Me and the boys went for an indian buffet lunch @ Masala Art @ Peninsula Hotel which was reasonably priced at about $20 per head. Food quality and variety not bad, definitely value for money… Good choice dad, I’ll be back there soon!!!

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I used to make a big deal out of birthdays until I realized that you don’t need to spend a whole lot of money to invite a whole bunch of people to a fancy party.

Quiet, simple celebrations work just fine for me as long as they’re with my fav people…

Ever since then, decided not to have a birthday party until my 21st, which is a shocking 4 years away!!

God I love being this young, despite the reactions I always get. I feel like I’m at an advantage of being given a head start, because I’m only 17 and yet I’m living the life of possibly a 21 year old already. I feel fortunate to have experienced as much as I did.

Anyway, Sam flew to SG to celebrate my birthday with me, yay!!!

Haven’t had a birthday cake in awhile, so we baked one~

In the oven looking quite fail lol!!!

The top part was weird looking and the inside wasn’t baked properly, only realized after 40 minutes that the problem was because the oven was set on pre heat and not on baking mode -____-

Top part was partially cooked but the center wasn’t, so we sliced it off with a butcher knife and shoved it in the oven again hahaha.

The adventures of fail cake makers!

I know it looks dubious, but the batter actually tasted GOOD!

Especially when it’s fresh from the oven and still warm and fluffy and melts in your mouth, mmmm.. Vanilla spongy cake ftw!

It looks orange cuz I added red food colouring, intended for it to be pink but turned out this weird color anyway :P

Cut the cake in half to slap some cream on!!

Painfully whipped by my boyfriend who spent about half hour whipping the liquid cream in a bowl (twice) and cursing under his breath, wondering why my house doesn’t have a blender.

The icing we made!

OMG THIS IS SO YUMMY!!!
No doubt diabetic sweet but soooooo good. The texture and taste is to die for. I’ve never made icing by myself before and it’s just so much better than icing you get outside!

Completely covered it with yummy icing, a bit excessive and I know it looks uneven and all but man you should have seen what it looked like without the lifesaver that was icing lolol

I picked the decorations for my cake, and Sam designed it!

Rainbow sprinkes. Goooood stuff.

Rainbow daisies!!!! How brilliant eh?

Cleaning the cake up nicely as you can tell :P

Such a happy and cheery looking birthday cake! Any happier, you’d have to draw :) on it

Carefully drawing my name on with edible glittery red gel!!! Awwww

Despite trembling hands, I still think he did a good job :P

Most guys have terrible handwriting and can’t draw for nuts, but he actually has artistic talent!! You’ll see later.

So proud of him. I’m glad everyone who’s met him, likes him too! Intelligent, independent, capable, funny, understanding, patient, creative, determined, opinionated, free-spirited, loving, I could go on forever listing all the great things about him…

He drew Jessica and I drew Sam. I suck at cursive writing



The final product!!!

I reckon it looks pretty damn good (for our standards anyway hahaha) but yeah the icing needs a little smoothening to be done :P

After all this was done, I accidentally poured some rainbow sprinkles all over the top of the cake and the expression on his face was priceless!!!!

He spent the next 20 minutes picking the sprinkles out of the icing and red words with a tweezer LOL.

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……Best cake in the world :’)

Hopefully we’ll spend all our future birthdays together :)

I’m wearing his polo that he gave me to keep and he’s wearing the batman tee that I bought for him!

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Everything feels like a dream, except this is a dream come true.

The nights are lonely when you’re gone and the days seem to drag on longer… but it doesn’t matter, cuz..


A long distance relationship is hard

…but loving you is easy.



The jewelry’s absolutely lovely.

I love it.




The portrait of us is sooo precious.

I love it.

But nothing was better than having you in Singapore with me on my birthday…

So thank you for making my 17th birthday so memorable :)

And thank you so, so sosososo much for everything else.

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For some lucky people, the truth ain’t ugly afterall..

Gotta love how my life will never be the same again.