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surprise birthday, failed. May 4, 2010

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17th february 2010 – 4th day of chinese new year was spent with the cousins, again. actually, we planned a surprise birthday celebration for our biu jie, jin. but the surprise was on us as she was at her friend’s place and could not come at the last minute.

sunset bar, shangrila’s tanjung aru resort. great place to hang out.

the cocktails.

cousins, and shing’s boy friend at the foreground, with the “peace” sign.


birthday @silk garden November 3, 2009

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11th october 2009 – celebrating wei jian’s birthday at silk garden, the pacific sutera, sutera harbour resort. good dimsum, nice view of the marina, fun-loving company of friends.



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felix thanking God for all the yummilicious dimsum…. and also blessing the birthday boy.





cyn c & felix
wei jian, isabelle, aunty kath, cyn c & felix
yea, the peril of being the photographer… no picture of me!

jasper’s 1st birthday September 26, 2009

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25 july 2009 – jasper’s 1st birthday party @celyn cafe of celyn hotel city mall.

the cafe was decorated with colourful balloons. i love this pinatas. it was handmade by vivien, the mum.

sweet message on the birthday cake, “he’s our biggest joy… happy 1st birthday jasper liew”. i accidentally left out jasper’s name when taking a picture of his cake. oopsie.


jasper totally has his mum’s eyes.

birthday egg!

the kids took turns whacking the pinatas, to get to the goodies hidden in the centre.

jasper & his tiny friends.

the family that wears matching tops, stays together.

“look ma, no hands”


elaine’s birthday @firefly June 1, 2009

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22 may 2009 – celebrating elaine’s birthday @firefly bar & grill, kk times square, kota kinabalu.

kk times square

cynthia’s cell and a couple of “strays”. good food. great selection of drinks.

love all our expressions *picture taken by a waiter


sophia, sharain and sabrina

sabrina *picture taken by one of us

cynthia and i *picture taken by one of us

the birthday girl, elaine

warning: un-glam pics ahead

*picture taken by elaine

sham! this is a “maintain” pic la!

sham! suppose to “pose” now bah
madalen, tiu kon ma kai?
ok, got the hint… time to go home. by the way, nice set of pearlies.
for she’s a jolly good bella, for she’s a jolly good bella
for she’s a jolly good bella, which nobody can deny
which nobody can deny, which nobody can deny
for she’s a jolly good bella, for she’s a jolly good bella
for she’s a jolly good bella, which nobody can deny…

happy birthday, elaine!

happy birthday, julia! May 16, 2009

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april 2009 – relaxing @first beach cafe, tg. aru beach with julia…


tsingtao beer chilled in a guinness bucket…

… served in a tiger glass.


*picture taken by julia


cob of a corn left on the windshield of a lorry (it wasn’t me)

today happens to be julia’s birthday… so:

happy birthday, julia!
i thank God for you… unique and special. there can never be another quite like you. generous in spirit, not unlike your mother. faithful and steadfast. with an eye for details. may this day bring you great joy… and many happy returns. happy birthday!

queen m March 16, 2009

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9th march 2009 – queen m returned to kota kinabalu, sabah in time for her birthday celebration.

to the right of queen m are marina, francoise and moi. i was busy fiddling with tiong’s camera. picture taken by sham

mike, tiong & christina picture taken by sham

christina, vivian, sham and moi. picture taken by tiong

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queen m‘s black forest cake, made by her mum

the day before queen m left kota kinabalu, she had me over for dinner. after our stomachs were satisfied, we adjourned to her bedroom to talk about everything under the moon. by around midnight, with a hug, we bid our farewell.
til we meet again…
post scriptum: all pictures of queen m are blurred to protect her privacy.

ezra’s 2nd birthday January 28, 2009

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23rd january 2009 – my mischievious nephew, ezra, celebrated his 2nd birthday.

he’s the love of his grandparents’ lives


barney bag from his aunty cath and angpow from the grandparents

blueberry cheesecake, lovingly made by his grandma