Saturday, December 31, 2005

Viet God Turns 30

I turned 30 yesterday. It was such a special day for me. Lots of friends spent their time coming to my house to help me prepare for the party and then even more friends came to join the party in the evening. My party started at 6.30 but I don't know when it finished because I drank so much beer but I think it was about 3am!

I spent about five hours organizing the flowers from 12am to 2.30 am, then in the morning from 9.00 am to 12.30pm. My friend Mark, helped me to cooked steamed vegetables with his own special dressing recipe, three different curries, two vegetarian including pumpkin curry, potato and eggplant curry and a beef curry. My colleagues from Wild Rice restaurant helped me to prepare lots of fried prawns with chili and lemongrass, ground prawn and cashew nut fried spring rolls, deep fried prawn roll with pork, fresh spring rolls, fresh vegetarian spring rolls, mango salad, mixed salad, stewed beef done in the Hanoi style" Sot Vang", crispy fried squid, mushroom and tofu in clay pot and pan-fried young tofu and bread.

Tiger draught was served for everyone even though all my friends brought their own drinks because it was a BYO party. People had to dress to impress as anything starting with "T" and most of my friends were dressed up with "T" and they looked fantastic. I dressed up as a teacher as I have a T-shirt with words written on it about being a teacher. People dressed as Christmas tinsel, a terrorist, a turtle, a tea bag, a tourist, a tiger family, and even Tin Tin...

After the gifts were opened, my colleagues brought out a surprising birthday cake. With all the lights switched off, everyone sang Happy Birthday and I almost cried with happiness. I still can't believe that I recieved so many gifts and all of them are so special and beautiful. Everyone seemed so nice to me and I hope everyone had a nice evening.

Thanks everyone who came or couldn’t come to my party to help me turn a very OLD 30! Thanks also for supporting me at work and in life, in general. Thanks to my family who remembered my birthday, even though they made me crazy calling me so that I had to run up and down the stairs to answer the phone. It was such fun.

23 comments:

black feline said...

Happy Birthday and May the coming new Year 2006 be a great one for u! Carry on blogging!

Nish said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!! Glad it was great!

Kelvin said...

Kia Ora (Hello) & Happy Belated Birthday & happy New Year !!!
From down under in New Zealand.
I hope all your wishes came true !!!

Preya said...

Wow, that looks so awesome! Happy Birthday:) And happy new year 2006 as well! I wish I could have been in Hanoi for new year's!!

Aarya said...

Great to hear that you enjoyed your birthday so much.. Wish you a very happy new year.Keep blogging

totenkuchen said...

Happy Birthday! You aren;t old at all - hell Idon;t even remember 30!

I have had monkey in Panamam by the way, or at least that is what the dude told us. It may have been very old beef or someone's dog, though. nothing like bordrline cannibalism.

Anyway, happy 30!!

Godknows said...

Hi all,
Thanks for your best wishes. I wish you guys a very Happy New Year with all the best.

Thuy said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!

slurp! said...

Happy Birthday and New Year!!!
Wishing you a fanastic & wonderful 2006 with lots of laughters, happiness & good health ...

danny said...

Hi,
Belated happy birthday and a prosperous new year.

Seer of Ardunia said...

hehe

30 already! :)

Happy Birthday & Happy new year

Enjoy life at fullest & blog! , blog! blog!

fooDcrazEE said...

Happy Bday Tu....and CHUC MUNG NAM MOI

Have a blessed new year

Quiet said...

Thanks for visiting. I have been reading your site for a while now and really enjoy it. Happy Birthday!

Grace Choo said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

dondon009 said...

Happy belated birthday and a Happy New Year!

Your birthday looks like it was great fun!

Thanks for visiting my site and leaving a message. I also will be back. I like this place.......

Don~

Busted Flip Flop said...

Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you had a blast and the menu sounds amazing! You'll have to post some of those spring roll recipes ;)

Tim Rice said...

Happy belated birthday. And 30 is not so old. It sounds like you had lots of beautiful flowers, food, and friends on your birthday. Keep on blogging.

day-dreamer said...

Happy belated birthday!

And happy, happy 2006 too!

=)

EL A. said...

Happy Birthday! 30! So young. The best is yet to come.

Lee

The Hoppy Mailman said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year. I'm glad my brother Doug told me about your blog as I really enjoy it. Take care.

Winn said...

Happie birthday to you, happie birthday toyou. happy birthday to YOuuuuuuuu.........

HAAAAPPPIE BIRTHDAY TO ...YOU :)

*Clap Clap*

May all ur dreams come true. :)

Dunzo said...

Happy birthday dude!!!

Godknows said...

Thanks again for your comments, yes I had such a great time. Happy new year for everyone.