Friday, 18 January 2008

Surprise Birthday Party

Yesterday, a group of students, together with one of my colleagues, took me out for an early birthday celebration dinner.

After dinner, I went back to my office, and lo and behold, a surprise party was waiting for me.

The blazing birthday cake!


What greeted me was a blazing cake (don't bother counting the number of candles - but I must say the students got it right, though. I understand one of the them had to make some phone calls to check with my good friend about my actual age. To the "friend" who leaked this out - I need to have a word with you later.)

As usual, apart from the joy and laughter, there was some serious discussion going on....



In the midst of all these, I think we may have just identified a future STM lecturer - don't you think Andrew Lim (note - we share the same surname!) looks rather comfortable sitting on my chair?

Andrew, currently an impostor - but potentially a future lecturer!


Looks like the students had been planning this surprise party for a while already (taking into consideration the coordination needed in order to sneak into the staff pantry while we were out having dinner - how on earth did they do it when it was supposed to be locked? Hmmm...must be an insider's job).

To all of you - thank you so much for putting in all the effort to celebrate my birthday. This is deeply appreciated. Not to mention an unforgettable day too!

Thanks to Ruth for the photos.

10 comments:

pearlie said...

Happy Birthday!

don't bother counting the number of candles
Err ... why not? Counted them I did ;) But I was at Ruth's site first and the candles in the picture was countable, unless there are one of two hiding behind each other, then you'd be older than what I counted you are. LOLOL

keropok lekor said...

Happy birthday.. So long still haven't bud ah?

Perng Shyang said...

Happy Birthday!

Kar Yong said...

Hi Pearlie,
THanks for wishes - told you already - don't count the candles - you will be confised!

Kar Yong said...

Hi keropok lekor,

NOt yet bud - still young mah

Kar Yong said...

Hi Perng Shyang,
Thanks!

Sze Zeng said...

Hi Kar Yong,

Blessed Birthday! May God continue to upgrade your mind, making you wiser by the day; upgrade your heart, making you Christ-like by the hour.

On closer look at the picture, you look a little bit similar with a Singapore NT lecturer by the name Richard Phua, who is serving at TCA now.

JW

Kar Yong said...

Hi Sze Zeng,

Thanks for the wishes.

Me like Richard? Haha - not really. In terms of size, I am more than double his size!

Alex Tang said...

Happy Belated Birthday, dear brother. And many more to come.

Kar Yong said...

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the wishes