Memory.. Little threads that hold life's patches of meaning together. ~ Mark Twain

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Crewmembers' Rewarding Treat

2 days short of being married for exactly a month, Inspector and I had finally managed to gather all the 'chi mui's and 'heng tai's for 1 long afternoon as a gesture of "Thank You" for all they have done for us throughout the wedding - from the time when we started planning for the wedding right until the end of the dinner at the hotel. We had initially requested for some complimentary high-tea buffet vouchers to be given away as prizes for the dinner guests, for whoever was able to answer questions and all that. But Bubble suggested to keep them so that we can all go 'makan' together. It was a very good idea indeed, only that Inspector and I decided to foot the bill instead. *wink*

So there we were, all 16 of us feasting ourselves silly for 4 hours at the hotel this afternoon. Longest table in the coffeehouse. We all just kept eating, plate after each plate, round after round. I brought all the photo albums (more than 1000 pictures, all taken by the hired photographers) and videos (all 16 pairs of eyes watching over Moorish's mini Dell notebook). I handed out each of their respective Thank You cards and photos. We all chatted endlessly about everything under the sun, like the girls trading their travelling stories (experiences in Shanghai, India, Japan, Vietnam, or activities like diving, backpacking), guys chatting about which football player should be traded out or which are the latest mobile phones, and on how the guys want to 'make revenge' with the girls for losing their leg hair during the 'chi mui' games. Tee hee hee..

To add to the fun, they all gave Inspector a birthday suprise (it's his birthday today. *grin*). The girls took different types of cakes offered in the buffet into a huge plate, placed a lit candle on top of the center cake, approached Inspector with the hotel's live band crooning the "Happy Birthday" song and the rest of us joined in.

The hotel crooners
The hotel crooners

It was soooo loud that all the guests in the coffeehouse turned to look. The band also sang a couple of songs for us while Footitie showed them one of the pictures in the photo albums coz they were the same ones who performed during the dinner's Food Presentation. Hehehe.. This auntie, who was coincidentally celebrating her birthday as well at the next table was heard to remark why her birthday not as cool as that. We giggled when her family members asked the live band to go over to their table after that to sing the Birthday song to her. *lol*

Hubby's Colourful 'Birthday Cakes'
Inspector's colourful 'birthday cakes'

We all had a great time there, well at least I hope they all did. When I asked Gummy how was the food, she replied : "On borderline gluttony". Tee hee hee.. A very huge Thank You to Sis, Bro-in-law, Gummy, Wan Nei & partner, Moorish, Sue, Bubble, Aneh, Footitie, Freckles, Chef, Xiao Ping and Blur Sotong for taking the time to come for the feast and the wonderful suprise for Inspector. Thank You so much once again for all your help during our wedding.

Last but not least, Happy Birthday, my dear hubby. This is our first time celebrating your birthday as a married couple, and may there be many, many more birthdays to celebrate together. I love you, dear. *muaaaaaakz*!


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