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