OCTOBER, is my second fav. month after July.
Because on this month, I celebrated the birthdays of two of my fav. human;
my boyfriend’s & my little sister’s.
I’ve decided to blogged about it because I know this will definitely make me smile again when I read back in the future.
Let’s get started with SY’s.
This is my very first time celebrating SY’s birthday as his girlfriend, I wanted it to be a meaningful & memorable one. I struggled thinking what I could do for this man who did his very best to make me feel like the luckiest girl on my birthday. FYI, he has never done such things in his entire life. Then I thought… eh, no one has ever planned a surprise birthday party for him, & that’s exactly what I could do (& enjoy doing)! I believe everyone deserves a fancy birthday party at least once in their lives.
Hence, I decided to work on a Nike themed birthday surprised party.
It was certainly not an easy job to surprise or plan anything for him because we literally stick together 24/7. The hardest of all, got to be “keeping it a surprise”. Mannnn, I got to create a chat group real quick during the few hours while I am away from him to send out invitations, and quit the chat group immediately when we got back together. Next, I need to brainstorm how to drag him to the airbnb where I’ve booked for the surprise. He is really smart, and he can reads my mind (most of the time).
So, here’s how it went:
Three weeks before..
Me: Dear can I booked you on the weekend after your birthday, I’ve planned something for you.
SY: Why only after my birthday?
Me: It’s a secret.
I purposely made him think that I will be celebrating his birthday on the weekend after his birthday. Hehe.
Two weeks before..
Me: Dear, I’ve a campaign that required video shooting on the 14th October (a weekend before his birthday). You probably need to appear in one of the scene together with me.
I managed to come out with a story saying that one of the influencer I engaged to share about sneaker pulled out from the campaign, and I think he would be a good fit to replace the role. &, he casually agreed. Yassss!
During the two weeks:
I have been continously acting on how stressed up I am to draft out the script for the shoot, emphasising on how important the shoot is. SY couldn’t watch me being so stressed up, & he actually helped me out in drafting the script for “THE SHOOT”, hahahah. winsss.
On the day itself:
He has meeting until 4pm, which I used every mins of it really wisely to prepare for the night before picking him up. Then, when I picked him out, I my operation team to call me in front of him to remind me for “the shoot”.
When I reached, I called my #annoyingbff who acted that she was already at the shoot earlier to notify her that I’ve arrived.
“Is it the grey house? we’re coming in, open the door yea.”
Opened the door, and as we stepped in, all his close friends started singing him the birthday song. He was completely surprised. He’s usually smart but not this round, he literally stood there for a few seconds not knowing how to react until I have to dragged him in! Hahaha.
Overall, it was a successful surprise, all because he has a group of amazing friends who loves him very much and dying to see his surprised & shocked face. Hahahahaha!
The SET UP of the Nike themed birthday.
SY is a sneakerhead, and he particularly loves NIKE a lot! So, I got #TeamSevenvault, together with #TheScarletProduction to assist me in planning a Nike themed birthday party. It wasn’t too difficult because these people are real professional. I gave them a rough idea of what I wanted, & they immediately came out with the whole plan for me. I am amazed, and very thankful for the team.
Obviously, SY is very satisfied with the whole set up too! Heh.
Oh, the CAKE. SY literally has his eyes glued on the cake. He has always wanted a pair of OFFWHITE AJ1 which I obviously couldn’t afford at the moment. So, I custom made this cake for him instead. Thankfully, this shoe cake still manage to paint a big wide smile on his face that night.
Putting all the fancy deco & cakes aside. SY prioritise friendship a lot, & I know for him, company matters the most. & that gave me a real hard time when it comes to GUEST LIST, because unlike me who enjoy keeping my social circle small, SY is a friendly person, and he really has a lot of friends. I was so worried if I would missed out anyone whom I needed to invite.
But let’s face it, it is impossible to invite all of his friends, and the Airbnb I rented can possibly fits 25pax. only because I initially wanted a small intimate surprise party for him where he can really catch up with his friends. Hence, I’ve decided to invite people whom is extremely close to him only, & that made life a thousand times easier.
These people here really mean something to him (not that those who absence meant nothing, but I am incapable of inviting everyone this round, don’t get offended yea!).
The surprise turned out to be really beautiful because of all these people, thank you for coming, helping out in whichever way possible, showing love and making him such a happy boy! He must be really lucky to have friends like you people! thank you!
That’s not the end yet.
It continue with… more little surprises for the birthday boy.
I gave him a handmade card with our photos with some mushy notes, haha.
& three photo blocks with our photos with notes to unlock his present.
1st photo block:
What matters to you, matters to me. In this case, friendship.
– Birthday surprise, with people who’s closest to you!
2nd photo block:
You have a photo of us in his wallet; “If I can handle you, there’s nothing I cannot handle”.
– A pair of loafer, a new reminder for you that I will always be there to support you & witness every success of yours! Keep hustling, keep inspiring.
3rd photo block:
A real holiday break.
– A short getaway to #BKK.
You’re always a champion in my heart, & you deserve this trip!
note: will be blogging on the trip next.
He asked: How did you manage to do all these!? We were literally together most of time.
Well, I prepared all these middle of the nights, because it is the only time I am away from him. Lol.
Though it required countless of sleepless nights to make this happen, the surprised face & smile on your face is enough to keep me satisfied for a very long time. I am so happy that everything went so well and knowing that you had a really great time for your birthday this year. Thank you, love, for not reading my mind for once & allowing me to throw this surprise for you! I hope you will think back of this and smile, even when we’re old and grey.
Check out this video to see how we surprised the birthday boy.
Cheers, to many many more years of celebrating together.
I love you, xx.
Next up, my little sister’s birthday.
Not a surprise birthday again, because I’ve done it for her on her 21st. And, actually thinks she enjoy intimate celebration more. Hence, a girly hi-tea date together with my mama again to celebrate her birthday this year.
Last year this time, we celebrated her birthday at another hi-tea spot which everything was too sweet to our liking. Chose St. Regis this round, and they enjoyed it.
I have always love receiving & giving flowers, because flowers made me feel loved, without fail. I wish the recipients to feel the same love too. Though this meiii of mine always complain how pointless & money-wasting flowers are, flowers still always yield a guaranteed smile from her. I guess, that’s the whole point – to see the deserving smile on her face! :D
My meiiii is one of the most amazing & kindest soul I’ve known, and definitely the best sister I could asked for. I always thank mama for such great blessing. Her existence made my life so much more beautiful; Though she can be pretty annoying at time, I couldn’t imagine life without this girl.
As years go by, this little girl is no longer little (though I am still the overprotective jiejie), she now became a fine lady with big dreams; with one thing remain, her good heart. Seeing how this little girl eventually became so independent, and so determined to be the best of herself, I am really proud.
Got her an iPad this year together with SY, and hopefully it will helps her a little as she hustles.
Jiayou meiii, you will always have me to back you up in everything you do.
No matter how old you are, you will always be our little meimei.
Love you, xx.
Well, that pretty much sums up, the birthdays of these two VIPs in my life.
I’ve enjoyed their birthday as much as they enjoy it, hence, October became one of my fav. month.
That’s all for now.