We were all rushing to do the final touch-up to our website on the 9th and it so happen that I thought everyone has already forgotten my birthday...
It was really sad, you know?
I got up at 8.30 a.m. on the 9th of April and reminded myself that I should be finishing my thesis and website that day because we were supposed to hand in assignments and thesis the following day - that was supposed to be my happy, happy birthday (but it's not a happy, happy day after all). So, we got to the university's internet lab as early as 9 a.m. and started to work our arses off - searching for advertisements, extra news and waiting for Bernard to show up.
Eventually, Bernard showed up and it was already 2 p.m. We had created few pages of our websites when Bernard arrived only to know that there were some mistakes in the websites because we couldn't link the sites.
We re-did everything around 3 p.m. and the internet lab closed straight at 7 p.m. We didn't have enough time to do it so, we rushed to Rey's place because his place is nearest to the university and he has internet connection at home. We were at his place until 2 a.m.
Halfway through our assignments and thesis, Alice realized it was already 12 a.m. and it's 10th of April. Hence, Alice and Yin Ting were singing a happy-birthday-song for me. Too bad Bernard went home too early (yes, we were born on the same day, same month and same year - amazing isn't it?) and he didn't get to listen to Alice and YT singing. Before Alice and YT could finish the song, my mobile rang and it was Edwin. Ed actually sang for me as well and I was at a loss of words honestly... I didn't know how to respond when he actually sang the song for me.
Wow, tears were welling in my eyes at that moment. I thought there won't be anyone who would remember it was my birthday or even just to send a SMS because everyone was busy with their assignments and theses. I was ready to cry if Ed sang for the second round.
Thanks, Edwin... for everything - for the littlest effort you've made just to give me a call and for the simplest birthday song through the phone. Most important of all, for that truly, truly angelic, lovely and precious present all the way from Kuching. If you were here with me at that very moment, sure you'll notice the tears in my eyes. Perhaps, you might even see me crying my heart out. I did wish you were here at that time too :) too bad that birthday wish couldn't be granted. Haha.
Thanks again, for being really wonderfully sweet, Ed...
David will sure say I'm heartless if I don't mention about him, so, here goes... David, thanks for the birthday SMS although it's a bit late! You're the latest one to wish me happy birthday, you know? Some kinda friend you are!
Anyway, that was a joke. Honestly, Dave, I appreciate it so much.
I think 2008 would mark the last birthday I had and going to have here, at KL. Throughout the 3 years here, there are a lot of unforgettable birthday memories that we all share. I'm gonna miss all the friends here when the day comes.