This birthday was special. For once it was my last birthday in my twenties. Weirdly I don't feel bad about this. I would have thought it will make me feel sad and I would be down and stuff but really it was just another year and another birthday.
Jenny had taken it on herself to make it special and boy the way she managed that was just awesome. On my birthday eve we went shopping and bought 3 nice frocks.I don't know but somehow I cannot avoid the temptation of buying those. Though in India I don't get too much chance of wearing them still. After all I am a girl, buying and stocking it up in my birth right and what better day to exercise it than the Birthday :P
Jenny ordered me to stay in my room after 10 PM that day and asked me to dress up. Lazy as I am, I vehemently disagreed. I said why dress up for just us. So it made jenny slip and she said something to the effect that more people were coming than just my roomies and ck (our ghost roomie) so I didn't pursue that topic further and agreed to obey. So I was waiting in my room and I could hear these guys putting decorations in hall. It was fun imaging what all is planned and I let my imagination run wide. At around 10 to 12 I heard the door open. And when Jenny called me out, to say I was surprised to see the number of people out there would be an understatement. I will just note the names here for the record. My three roomies (Jenny, Priya, Bhuvna), CK, Swaroop, Sandeep P, Naro, QC, Smitesh, Sandeep S, Amol, Aman, Satya, Rahul. Since it was Sailee's birthday on the same day, Yuvraj and Sailee couldn't come to cake cutting :( The cake was so yummy. CK and Swaroop helped finishing it off. We have proof to show CK eating the cake the whole time :P For the first time people put so much cake on my face.CK even put some saying NM asked him to put it on his behalf. I mean I totally got outnumbered protesting :( but it was fun. Then the big program of gift giving happened and guess what I got...A Kindle...I wanted to buy it for so long and here it was. So after a promise of reading stories to everyone finally I got my hands on it. The house was mess and after a promise from QC to come next day and clean it up (he just wanted tea for all his mehanant :P ) everybody left. Priya had returned from India that same day and was very tired. Her insistent question of Cab kab aayegi (for the Ilford people) made people realise its getting late. Also our neighbours were not happy with the commotion we made but all it was worth it.
Next day I got few surprise birthday wishes. Surprise cause I had not at all expected these guys wishing me. Hence was taken aback.The whole day went in replying to emails and stuff. In the evening owning more to our messy Hall we decided to go out to dinner and went to Sakoni's. Jenny got flowers on the way. When we were piling our plates the Sakoni's wala uncle asked us who's birthday it is. And later when he noticed we have eaten too much, he got a slice of pastry with a candle on it. And the song 'Tum Jeeyo Hajaro Saal' started playing at the background. Thank god the restaurant was deserted otherwise I would have to bury myself in that pastry :P But jokes aside that was really a very sweet gesture by Sakoni's and I really appreciated that. It was touching. Though J, P and B ne haath khade kar diye pastry khane ke time pe so I had to finish that off coz it was my bday :(.
The birthday treat was on Friday and first time we had a huge group of 18 people. I booked into the Blue Room. Its an Indian resto near our house which plays Hindi music. So we danced and danced and danced. The staff there was thoroughly irritated with us but who cares :P it was lots of fun. The food was great and again we danced. Swaroop was the star of the group of course though everyone contributed on the dance floor. Again I got another gift. Kindle cover this time :) and a nice perfume of brand Beckham.
|Cake on my face :(|
So all in all this birthday was one of the best I had celebrated and Thank you guys for coming and making it so special. Jenny was the mastermind of all the schemes so a special thanks to her. That girl has really made too much efforts to lift me out of my stupor of last year and hats off to her. As Sandy P said I am lucky to have her as a friend and I agree with him.
P.S - I am on this stupid thing of not eating chocolates and ice creams till May end. But my birthday was an exception and along with the delicious chocolate cake I had some chocolate cookies in office too :P Alas the day got over so soon.