blackburn 1 arsenal 0 (pederson 19)
in the morning there was a card on my desk from the people in the office. i did know there would be a card, cos i saw it circulating, & it's SOP for everyone, but to see it on my desk did warm my heart anyway - really it did. Most of the people wished that my dreams and wishes would come true. 1 of them - the best comment i think - said that i am a really thoughtful person - i really thank her for that encouragement. it's nice when people say nice things about you.
then 2 of my colleagues - my 2 closest ones in the office - treated me to breakfast. once again, it was really nice of them, and we had the longest breakfast ever since i started conscription liability - 1 hour 35 mins. breakfast is supposed to be 20 mins. the stall lady gave me an extra prawn, & the honeydew juice i tried was nice.
then i got 1/2 the day off. 5 minutes b4 it was time to me to go, deputy director called me up to discuss work. (it's quite typical). but she didn't take that long, i think she also knew i'm on 1/2 day today, and she promised it'd only take a few minutes. then she gave me the work to do - and guess what, the boss offered to do it for me!! Not sure if he'll actually do it, will find out when i go back tomoro, but it was v nice of him.
Spent 1st part of day off doing sthing confidential, then went to watch Rumour Has It. Movie was a drama & i had thought it was a comedy, but then it wasn't too bad. 4 months since i last watched Exorcism of Emily Rose. must watch more movies leh. then dinner at Griller at Tiong Bahru Plaza. the pasta there is actually not there.
Now my neighbour, whose b/d is on 29 Feb (yes, really 29 feb! - for pple looking for someone really born on that day, u've found 1, cos the yr 1982 when i am born has no leap year) - actually bought me a cake from Bengawan Solo! the maid came to my house to give it to me. the mother actually the mother of the boy i'm giving tuition to...someone who's v nice. always lets me sit in the study to give him tuition, switches on the air-con, and always serves soft drinks as well as snacks - sometimes v nice maple syrup dessert, sometimes bak kwa - u get the pic. this is now abt the nicest thing she's ever done, much better than the mere card i gave her yesterday. sigh - had wished she'd delivered it herself, or mebbe sent the boy, then could have invited her in for a drink - the evening is quite quiet, didn't go out. i think she's bz celebrating hers.
my mum also bought a cake - my favourite cheese cake, and my aunt baked a butter cake, & the neighbour got a chocolate coffee cake. 3 cakes for 1 b/d - hehz...
but at least the day didn't go on so bad. people are nice. it's nice of them to be thoughtful on ur special day. oh well, i'm really 24 now.
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