as great as we are, we tipsters gotta eat too

Sunday, February 15, 2009

21 years young.

so i turned 21 five days ago on the 10th of February, but it wasn't till valentine's yday that i really felt the birthday mood, as the whole family went down to spring court for my birthday party.

the food was good, and a particular highlight was the suckling pig. it was DELICIOUS. the skin was crispy and made a satisfying crunching sound when i chewed it. the meat was tender, juicy
and not too salty. anyway...


the star of the show...the suckling pig.

some really really terrible pics of me. the baby in the last photo is my baby nephew. fortunately for me, he hasn't reached suckling pig-eating age yet, so i got more than my fair share of pork.

my birthday cake was wonderful. it was a 9-inch baked alaska filled with coconut ice-cream from island creamery. wonderfully smooth and as always, DELICIOUS.

some other pics from the party...

family photo

my mum, my grandma, my nephew and i

my mum, my cousin mavis, with her ocs boyfriend kelvin, and i

lastly, my mum, my nephew and i.

all in all, a good way to celebrate my birthday.

besides the angpaos, i received two presents yday. two people both remembered the same thing about me, and very nearly bought the same thing.

first, i received an arsenal training top. brilliant, i thought. it's close to an arsenal shirt, and i would love to have an arsenal shirt.

then, i received this. an arsenal home shirt. hahahaha. ah well. it's fantastic to finally have an arsenal home shirt. my only other one is the blue away strip for 2001/2002. which is fantastic. BTW, the background for the pic is my wondefully cute bedsheet, which has pictures of zebras, tortoises and tigers sleeping under their respective blankets. LOVE the bedsheet, it's my second-favourite, after one other animal-related one, which has a noah's ark-ish theme, with two of each animal on it. ok i'm digressing, and you probably didn't need to know that.

happy birthday to me, and i hope for arsenal to win the fa cup, uefa champions league and achieve at least 3rd place in the table. i'm realistic enough to say that the title is probably beyond us now.

p.s please suggest what name and number i should get for the back of my arsenal home shirt? fiona xie's would be nice, but i think you all know what i really mean. suggestions on the tagboard please...


as for today's tip. i say everyone please go for everton level ball. gareth barry is suspended, and i think everton will want revenge for the last time villa beat them on their own patch.

Eddy's prediction: $10 on everton level ball @ 1.72 = $17.20

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