October 21st: Prelude and Main Act

To be frank, I was already in a celebratory mood on Friday itself. Choosing to ignore the sore throat I had, I went about work in a mechanical manner and was really glad when the time came for me to leave for home. Drink lots of water, I kept telling myself.

Saturday lunch, we had reservations at the E&O, what I like to call the opening act or the pre-birthday celebration. I don’t do this every year though, it’s just that the lunch at the E&O on Sunday is rather noisy, and I prefer the quiet ambience exuded on Saturdays. After we ate till we could no longer eat, we left with a birthday cake, compliments from the hotel, which was given to me because I am a Heritage member of the hotel. * grins*

It seemed at that time that the flu had sprung its attack on me, though the tomyam I had for lunch helped alleviate it a great deal. So it was back home for a nice lazy afternoon nap then. That evening, I made some nutritious American Ginseng soup with kampung chicken to ‘feed the flu’ and prayed that I would be all better the next day.

Later that night, after I posted my latest blog entry in Ethan’s blog, Rinnah pinged me to wish me a happy birthday, as it was already past midnight. Chatted with her for a bit, then I logged into Facebook and discovered that Ehon had also written a simple birthday wish on my wall. Thanks guys! Meant a lot to me.

I woke up on Sunday still feeling slightly under the weather, but the realization that it was my birthday pushed me out of bed. I checked my cell phone and was thrilled to received happy birthday SMSes, the first one being from Mom and Dad. That day, my inlaws came to Penang for a visit, so we all went for a yummy and scrumptious lunch at Maple Gold Recreation Center. Yes, there was singing and yes, there was some cake-cutting. Food was very good, and well, it did bode well for my flu, which by the way had turned into a cough, and my head was all giddy by the time we got home after lunch. Stubborn as I was, I still found strength in me to head to Queensbay Mall for dinner, and some shopping.

So here I am, paying the price for my stubbornness. Dragged myself to see the doc and upon doc’s orders, I am on sick leave today. But logging onto the internet and discovering all the beautiful birthday wishes that had poured in for me yesterday is enough to make me feel a whole lot better. Blogging has certainly brought me warmth and birthday love all around the world. Thank you, merci beaucoup, grazie molto, muchas gracias everyone for your kind thoughts and sentiments. I am truly, truly touched.

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17 Responses to October 21st: Prelude and Main Act

  1. ehon says:

    awww.. such beautiful person deserves a beautiful birthday, giddy tigers! πŸ™‚

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks Ehon. It was a beautiful one πŸ™‚

  2. LB says:

    It was pretty giddy then, yes? Happy Giddy Birthday, Giddy Tigress.. May you have lots lots more to come!
    ps: The rocking Horse was the only closest thing I could think of at that time to represent Giddy ~ as in Giddy Up!!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks you so much LB! My hubby told me what that rocking horse meant after I posted my comment πŸ™‚

  3. may says:

    what a nice day out, despite you feeling a tad unwell! and love that cake, the desserts, the tomyam that made you even more ill… LOL! fight fire with fire, eh?

    Happy Merry Birthday once again, GT… get well soon! hugs & kisses!

    The Giddy Tiger says: The tomyam actually made me slightly better on the spot, but in the end… aiya… anyway, thanks May!

  4. rinnah says:

    Nebermind, today’s an extra day for you to loll around at home! Looks like you had a swell b’day with lots of good food…

    Happy Yappy Tip-Tappy Birthday again, galpal!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks Rinnah! You are so sweet!

  5. Wen says:

    happy birthday wor..!!!!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks Wen!

  6. Leah says:

    Happy belated birthday and get well soon.
    For some reason, my IE based feed reader is not updating many blogs and yours is one that I haven’t seen any updates for the last week. scratching head….

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks Leah. I hope the feed is working now. If not, you could update it again?

  7. Bart says:

    Here’s wishing you a belated happy birthday. God bless.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks Bart!

  8. ablogaway says:

    Hey, Happy Belated Birthday! I know it’s near, but I don’t know exactly when. So now I know πŸ™‚ Hope you’ve recovered fully and take good care, ya!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks dear!

  9. Angie says:

    Happy Belated Birthday to you… Hope that you are feeling better by now.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks Angie πŸ™‚

  10. ParisB says:

    Wow… eventful and only the prelude! So sorry to hear you are ill… Hope you get better soon…

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks PB! Hope you have a good birthday too!

  11. wuching says:

    happy belated birthday ya!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks Wuching!

  12. Hooi Ling says:

    Hope you are feeling better by now. Hey, what’s in that Winnie the Pooh box (curious :p)

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks dear, I am. πŸ™‚ That Winnie the Pooh box is a present from my Mom and Dad πŸ™‚

  13. Susan says:

    Happy Birthday Dear. Get well soon!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks Susan!

  14. cbenc12 says:

    get well soon ya!!! and happy belated birthday~
    lovely cake there πŸ˜‰

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thank you!

  15. michelle says:

    Happy Birthday!!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks Michelle.

  16. Chen says:

    HOpe u get well soon. Happy Birthday once again πŸ™‚

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks Chen!

  17. Paik Ling says:

    How are you feeling today? I’ve almost fully recovered but I cheated and opted for antibiotics! Keep well!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Better than yesterday! Get well soon, you!

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