Haterasi’s Older


Memories of carrying a giant Piglet in a brown paper bag (with its ears sticking out) around college to celebrate your 20th birthday came flooding back while I was running around town getting your cakes and dinner reservation ready a couple weeks back. Do you remember that? Gosh, we’ve grown a lot since then haven’t we? I dunno about you, but I was referring to my waistline.

We’ve shared so much over the last decade and you’ve been my crazy partner in crime. I’m truly blessed. Now, there’s no point in wishing you a happy 30th birthday, because I know you did.

American author, Hervey Allen once wrote, “The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.”

Let’s not stop dreaming and let’s not forget to laugh. So, here’s wishing you another great 30 years down the road and many more. I know you’ll have an amazing life ahead of you. Let’s not stop our adventures together either, even if it means putting on a pair of dentures and moving around in one of ‘em wheel-chairs (do you think they have an ATV model?). *HUGS*

1. Dinner at Rakuzen @ Plaza Damas, Hartamas – never a dull moment!
2. Just Heavenly Pleasures Birthday Platter – thanks Nigel for helping with this very last
minute request.

9 Responses to Haterasi’s Older
  1. GFAD
    May 6, 2009 | 4:27 pm

    Wahhh.. got birthday platter such thing wan ah?

    I definitely agree that life begins after 30. I’m having the time of my life and I’m pushing 40 (ya, ya, ya.. can be your marder di..)

  2. Wandernut
    May 7, 2009 | 3:05 am


  3. Lyrical Lemongrass
    May 7, 2009 | 4:01 am

    So touching. Old friends are rare (Tangechi will insist that I have none, though),but once the bond is formed, nothing breaks it. Happy birthday to your lovely friend. :-)

  4. thenomadGourmand
    May 7, 2009 | 6:31 pm

    hapy b’day to ur fren!
    and tht platter looks heavenly ;p
    get to taste various types of the super JHP cakes. I take it ur fren dont do durians?

  5. Nic (KHKL)
    May 8, 2009 | 5:39 am

    omg, that means i wont be able to dream anymore ar when i turn 30? so sad! nevermind, i still have another 10 years to dream. ;D

    happy birthday to your friend and happy meals to everyone! ;D

  6. qwazymonkey
    May 8, 2009 | 3:45 pm

    GFAD: Of cos! There’s a platter for any occasion by the masterbakers! And no, think you’ll be way too young to be my mama.

    Wandernut: Ok, for E’s birthday next year, we’ll celebrate in Shanghai k? Wait for us with some xiao long baos!

    BFF: Yes it’s not often we chance upon wonderful friends and walk tru life together. And it’s important to cherish them every step along the way like I do with you *hugs*

    normadGourmand: How did u guess? LOL

    Nic: Feel free to dream dude! You’re just as old as you think you are. Live life!

  7. thule a.k.a leo
    May 9, 2009 | 3:27 am

    I will also reach the age that starts with “3” this year :)
    Another stage of life has just begun… and I’m loving it!

  8. CUMI & CIKI
    May 10, 2009 | 11:06 pm

    gorgeous doodles as usual! eh, i started life oredi ler.. ketchup:P lol

  9. qwazymonkey
    May 11, 2009 | 4:46 pm

    Thule: I won't know how that feels til next year!

    C&C: Can't help it if I'm young you know. Get my membership card ready, I'll be starting my life in 2010.