Do you know how troublesome it is to throw a party?
The list of invitees, logistics, food, booze, parking space, finances, etc. It’s an event management by itself!
I used to throw parties the last two years due to discounts given by the company that I worked with to rent apartments. Got it dirt cheap and we could just trash the apartment with our booze parties. But now, since I have changed job, I had to give up that privilege as well. *Sigh*
For the past few years or birthdays of friends’, I am the one dominating the arrangements – where to eat, who to invite, etc. Usually, the birthday boy or girl would name their favorite restaurants and choose a date, and e-mails would be sent to all invitees and we will congregate to celebrate with him/her.
So now, it’s time for people to arrange for me, since it is my birthday. It’s about 3 weeks away from today.
Due to my overwhelming variety of friends – too many of them: the internet, the ex colleagues and other friends I picked up from gym, the streets, travels, etc. it can be quite challenging to arrange for my birthday party.
Ms Lactose – God bless her soul, tried really hard to convince me to have a booze party in Melaka for the weekend. Since it’s near Chinese New Year, it is very unlikely that anyone to drive all the way there to get pissed drunk. They have better things to do. I doubt they would turn up. I told her not to even think about it.
She has some corporate rates for hotels but they are at the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. I think the last thing people would want is to drive all the way to Bangi or Dengkil to get pissed drunk? Might as well go Melaka, right?
Then, she suggested a picnic at Titiwangsa in the afternoon. A PICNIC????? For someone with overactive sweat glands????
LOL. I declined politely, albeit being quite hysterical about it at first.
I asked Cili Padi for advice. Knowing me, Cili Padi told me something that made me laugh like a hyena in the office.
[16:09] Cili Padi: let them arrange for u once
[16:10] Cili Padi: pls do
[16:10] Cili Padi: n when u do dun be like tun mahathir
[16:10] Cili Padi: go n shoot the organiser down like anything
[16:10] Cili Padi: keep n eye open n the other close
[16:10] Cili Padi: just enjoy the moment
[16:11] Cili Padi: unless the entire party sucks
[16:11] Cili Padi: then u say something
[16:12] me: lol
[16:12] me: you make it sound like i am a dictator
[16:12] me: lol
[16:13] Cili Padi: laugh lar…. true
[16:13] Cili Padi: u r not but in the eye of others u might be
[16:13] Cili Padi: cos u r a perfectionist
Wah lao. It’s so hard to please a woman, especially myself.
I think, I prefer a small and quiet gathering (don’t laugh, Goldfish!) with close friends over a scrumptious dinner anytime. Anyway, it’s only a birthday. No biggie. And it’s quite depressing turning 31 this year. LOL.