Monday, March 23, 2009

Simon's Birthday - by Shilpa

Happy Birdday Saimonne!

It was Simon's bday last Wednesday 18th March. I won't mention his age though coz we are unsure of whether he is 34 or 43 years old??? That's any one's guess...

The day started out with the boys giving Daddy their own hand-made cards and singing Happy Birthday melodiously. Off to work and Simon's day was filled with loads of Birthday wishes on Facebook, emails, sms's, phone calls, skype, and Bday cards. Wishes from family is expected and always lovely, but even at this age (34 or 43???), he still gets loads of Bday wishes from friends all over the world and locally. It's always heart-warming when friends acknowledge or remember birthdays - makes the day even more special. He is a lucky, lucky boy!

I baked a chocolate macadamia ice-cream cake for Simon to cut with the boys that evening. Turned out to be a bit of a disaster though - we had melted Haagen Daas ice-cream cake dripping everywhere. I had left it in the chiller but obviously it wasn't cold enough for the ice-cream to stay solid. Oh well, will experiment again another time. Despite the ice-cream not setting, I think the cake tasted good and all 3 boys enjoyed it.


Simon wanted a quiet one this year but it turned out to be NOT so QUIET. Seb n Sid were super thrilled to sing Happy Birthday to Daddy for the 10th time that day (with pianos and microphone I hasten to add), blow candles, give him presents and run around making lots of noise. Definitely made Daddy's day...













And then it was time for Mummy to take Daddy out for a nice meal to celebrate. We had a lovely time and lovely meal at Tamarind Springs.....

Happy Birdday Siimonne.

P.S. Incase you're wondering about the spelling - When I first met Thailand in Bangkok when we worked together, EVERYONE in the office called him Saimonne....they stretched out his name as long as they could....very Thai!!! And it was always BIRDDAY....And guess what I called him???? MR Simon - I was being professional and polite. About 2 weeks after working with him, he said you can call me just SIMON.... No la, he wasn't flirting with me. He just never had anyone call him MR Simon before...

4 comments:

Keat Seong said...

thank goodness our friends Emma, Bee n Meng weren't affected by this stupid act... i wonder how those idiots can sleep when lives r at stake because of their doing...

sofiantriathlete said...

One more wish then. Happy 34th Simon.

plee said...

A belated happy birdday wish Simon! "Live Long and Prosper!" - Spock!

PS Hope u liked Star Trek

Simon said...

Thanks for the wishes guys, really appreciated.