Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Big 4Zero.. finally

I had a very pleasant surprise when I got back to the hotel room after the island hopping.... ^^



It was a cake, courtesy of the hotel management...

And no, I did not put 40 candles on it. Don't think there's space on the cake. But it was such a nice gesture from them even though the cake wasn't err...very nice. hehe!

That night, we dressed up, booked a cab and had dinner at a very nice and posh restuarant. The Boathouse This restaurant has won many awards and I can only agree with they deserve to win. The food was superb. The service was just right. I only wish I could post a nice photo of the place but unfortunately, the camera doesn't work too well at night. So...don't have.

Yes, yes, I've kept the photo small deliberately coz I look very fat. hehehe!

When I first started this blog at the beginning of this year, the title was THE BIG 4ZERO.

I did not know what to expect when I actually turned 40, afterall it is supposed to be an important milestone. But when I actually reached 40, I hardly thought about it.

There was no sudden enlightenment, no dramatic changes with flashing thunder and lightening. Whatever changes that occured, they did over the years gradually.

And I realised that most things aren't as important as I think they are. At this point, my good friend, Yee Lee would probably have given me some insights or quotes on zen. Me? I've not reached the nirvana stage yet.

But I've seen my fair share of marriages and divorces, births and deaths and had my fair share of heartaches and happiness.

Life can be as simple or complicated as you want it to be or as sad or as happy as you want it to be. If I'm going to be have to live another 40 years, then I would rather expand my energy on things that make me happy...

I think my baby niece has the right idea, don't you think?


And on this note, I would like to wish Singapore a very happy birthday and may it enjoy peace and stability forever.

Happy 41st Birthday, Singapore.

4 comments:

marissa said...

Belated Happy Birthday Tiffany! May you be blessed more so that in turn you can be a blessing to the people around you. I wish you good health so you can have the energy to pursue all your dreams. And last, love so that you will always have that beautiful smile on your face.

yokee said...

tiff ar..'sang yat fai lok' !!

wah cant imagine myself being 4zero @@~

stay healthy n smile always ^^

tiffany said...

Thanks Marissa! ^^

Yokee ah.. you feel no different when you're 40 than when you're 39.

Toujours_BYJ said...

Dear Tiff, Happy belated birthday blessed with Health and Happiness !

Thanks for sharing your pictures, you look great with long hair.