This year's birthday party appears to be much bigger than I initially thought. Maybe 'cause I invited more people this time. Also, this is my first birthday party at my new home. Speaking of parties, I had two: one in real life at my new house and the other is my virtual birthday party which takes place within my virtual town in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Unfortunately, one of my university friends couldn't make it due to the fact that she had other plans with her family. Hopefully, she'll be able to come to next year's birthday party, if there is gonna be one.
Prior to 's arrival, me and my friends went to McDonald's for brunch since I didn't had any breakfast and lunch. The main reason is that I'm not a morning person and I totally hate waking up very early in the morning. Out of everyone, she is the last person to arrive and she showed up at 2:00pm (although, I told her earlier that the party begins at 12:00 midday). But despite that, everybody is introduced to each other and they've made new friends.
Once had arrived, I officially got the party started but unfortunately, two of my friends had to leave due to other errands and commitments. Luckily, we decided to had the cake now before they depart. However, I weren't expecting for the shindig to get louder what with everyone chatting to each other, using party poppers, noise makers and having our photographs taken. Heck, even my mum and my younger sister had joined in. Unfortunately, I had forgotten to charge up my digital camera (due to the fact that I'm occupied with watching episodes 1 and 2 of the fourth season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic on the day before my birthday) but luckily, there is an alternative way to take photographs by using my Nintendo 3DS. Although, the quality of the images which were shown on it were poor. My younger sister helped me took pictures of the cake and of me with my buddies and we (except my mum) all took turns taking group photographs.
and I were hopeless at lighting the candles using the matches so we had no choice but resorting to asking for help from either Merle or my study coach. After my younger sister helped me placed a single candle on the birthday cake, followed by Merle setting the candles alight, all of my buddies and my family had sang happy birthday to me and I cut the cake into 12 portions since I'm the birthday girl, we had a long conversation whilst we each started eating our slice of cake. Although, it is varied and divided since some of us were talking in English and a few of us were speaking in Cantonese. That is when the whole living room became incredibly noisy, but hey, that's birthday parties for you.
Once Merle and my study coach left, the party began to quieten down so for the remainder of it, we tied up all the stuff which littered the table before heading upstairs to my bedroom and we played a small number of my video games.
Here are the games we've played: Mario Kart 64 ( vs. Gavin in the versus races, Me vs. Gavin in the Mushroom Cup 50cc Grand Prix and me vs. in the versus races. I still don't understand why almost the whole game had no music. Only the Starman theme and the opening theme of the title screen had music on.), Diddy Kong Racing ( and I had raced in a couple of race tracks but we started with the snowy race courses 'cause Christmas is coming in a month), Super Smash Bros. (just so knows the true origins of the Super Smash Bros. series and what game started it all) and Mario Kart 7. The reason we decided to go old-school is that for some unknown reason, my Wii Remote doesn't respond to the Wii. Therefore, we couldn't play Mario Kart Wii or any Wii game. I hope there's nothing wrong with either the Wii, the sensor bar or the Wii Remote.
As the hours elapsed until where it gets to the point of Gavin having to go home, we escorted him to the door and I opened it for him to leave. Now, this leaves only me with to enjoy playing any of my games. After a few hours play of Super Smash Bros., we eventually decided to head downstairs for dinner. At the kitchen, I had chosen to use the microwave instead of the rice cooker in order to heat up the food which my mum had cooked earlier since it's much faster. Once it's ready, I brought the food, plates and the utensils into the living room and placed them on the table. While we were having dinner in the living room, we were listening to songs from Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, Crash Bandicoot and Pinky and the Brain on 's mobile phone. Furthermore, I introduced her to Wander Over Yonder and we were watching numerous clips of it. It's a good thing that we both agreed that it's miles better than Adventure Time and other shitty cartoons which were plaguing Cartoon Network nowadays.
Perhaps for next year's birthday party, I could try to get it to the next level like maybe it could take place at a restaurant or at a different place but I need to think about this first. The aftermath of this surprisingly huge party is cleaning up after myself at around about 9:00pm.
My birthday presents (in no particular order):
Girls Aloud: The Hits Tour 2013 DVD from my mum
New Super Mario Bros. woolly hat, woolly gloves and two pens (one pink and the other one is blue) from my long-time, real life best friend,
Art of Wreck-it Ralph (The Art of Disney) hardcover book from my younger sister,
A box of Cadbury Roses and DNA normal album by Little Mix from Merle Johns, who is one of my university friends
A Manchester cup from Gavin Tsang, one of my friends from my former work placement
Celebrations Chocolate Tub from my father
An upcoming surprise birthday present from my university study coach
Season 4 of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
A new pink watch from my fourth antie
To those of you who were kind enough to give me presents and left me birthday messages on my profile, thank you so much for remembering my birthday! I really appreciated it.