Friday, August 29, 2008

Lin's Birthday Party

We went to Red Box last night, to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was Lin's birthday, the one whose husband was diagnosed with the Big C. Since she couldn't join us in Krabi, we thought of doing something nice for her to make her happy. That's what friends are for, right?

I arrived late as I was stuck in a meeting at the office. Three of them were already there, warming up their vocal chords. I thought the buffet spread was pretty good. Ada oysters, prawns, sushi, some Mediterranean dishes, salads and desserts. Quite good for RM55+ (inc. drinks and room use until 3am).

I've never tried the buffet before. Usually I'd go with MrNordin after 10pm and just ordered coffee and some light snacks. But I think the after-office crowd should really go for the buffet. It's worth it.

So, we sang lah. For some reasons, the song selection was mostly Indon pop rock songs with the likes of Radja, Peter Pan, Samson and what have yous. Don't care, just sing eventhough I've never heard some of the songs before. Most importantly, we wanted to have fun. All 6 of us, menari dan melalak sakan dalam karaoke room tu. Hee.. hee... why is it that when girls get together, sure havoc punya?

Here are some pix :

Liz, Lin (birthday girl), Intan

MrsNordin in action

Dada singing her heart out

Super Dee Duper Friends! (MrsN, Gylle, Lin, Liz, Intan, Dada)

The birthday girl enjoyed herself tremendously. We bought her a cake. Then each one of us gave her a present. The ultimate of all gifts was of course the one from Dada: a pair of telekung! In a karaoke room?? Hee.. hee... We forced her to wear it to take a picture with (nasib baik tak kena suruh sembahyang!) Of course, it was the perfect gift in time of Ramadhan. BIG hint tu, babe!

With a tudung from Liz, our birthday girl ended her thank you speech by saying, "Kalau aku tak repent jugak after this, tak tau lah nak kata..."

Among the 6 of us, you can see that 4 of us masih belum bertudung. Belum sampai seru, kata orang. Dada & Liz have been dropping subtle hints at us to start wearing; so every time birthday, sure dapat hadiah macam ni punya. Dah berapa banyak tudung Dada bagi kat I, sejadah & what not. Tapi masih belum sedar. Insyaallah.. soon. We all know you mean well, Dada, and we love you for that!

Enjoy the rest of the pictures!

Birthday Cake

Potong Cake

Actually, she does look nice in a tudung

My present for her

Another nice necklace from Gylle

A beautiful mug from Intan

Dada and her "surprise!"

Tergolek dok ketawa!

There she is in her new telekung. Nice!


Madam Tai Tai said...

I recall forcing you to wear the lingerie we bought you for the bridal shower kat Bangsar KTV. Ingat lagi tak?

Glad to see you and your girlfrens enjoying yourselves! Miss you bila tengok gambar you ni..

ms hart said...

MrsN, kalah sure heboh nampaaaak...!!! Kak Liz tu gang I gi tengok konsert Sheila Majid tu!! Anyway, the birthday girl is so lucky she has friends like you all! Just love seeing your togetherness! Cheers!

Eta My said...

Bj, air mata ni lak yang bergenang..bila belek-belek all those pictures..u all really had good time..enjoying extra ordinary bunch!!

Mula2 tak perasan lak Si Lin..lama tak jumpa kan...Salam to her and the rest..and semuga diberi kekuatan mengharungi dugaan..

Salam Ramadhan, tata!

Waterlily said...


Lin is sure a very strong lady. Those who dont know, when seeing the pics wouldnt know the pain and suffering that she is going thru now.

My salam to her and the rest..Dada, Liz and Intan. You all rock!

faizah said...

sabar jelah kikiki pic last

Puteri Kamaliah At-Tarawis said...

Wah Mrs N.. enjoy sakan! I can't resist commenting when I see a microphone in any picture..

selamat berpuasa, dear..

wanshana said...



That was really nice and sweet of you guys to throw the karaoke bday do for Lin. I'm sure she needed some time out to let loose and have fun, out of her current mentally and physically challenging routine.

You all looked good, maaaannn!!

MrsNordin said...

Hi Madam,

Of course I remember that night! Funny, kan? But I think we didn't take any picture. So I don't remember which one I wore. It must be the red one!

Hey, I miss you too... :(

MrsNordin said...

Ms Hart,

I told Liz about you, but I don't know your real name. Can you please?

Sheila Majid? Oh my! That must be ages ago! I pun pegi tau, the one at Stadium Negara (or was it Merdeka?), but not with her lah.

You and your friends pun apa kurang nya... This is one way for us to release stress lah!

MrsNordin said...


It's good to know that after all this while, we still keep in touch. I suppose, the fact that we were in boarding together make us stick together. And also effort. Must put in effort to do this kind of thing. Otherwise, memang sah tak jumpa!

You take care now, dear! Hope to see you too one of these days!

MrsNordin said...


It's true what you said. Whenever we meet, she doesn't really talk about her husband. So those who don't know, would probably don't know what she's going through. A strong person, really... can't believe she's made of some tough stuff!

MrsNordin said...


I laughed too every time I see that picture!

MrsNordin said...


Last kopek before start puasa... Selamat berpuasa to you too!

MrsNordin said...

Wan Shana,

It's nice to do something nice for another person, isn't it? We did enjoy ourselves that night although for a short while only. On your last comment, THANKS!! Selamat Berpuasa to you and family!

Kak Teh said...

how come pictures of girls' nite out always look familiar? I swear i have poses like these and scenes like these during my nites out with my girl friends everytime I go back. Nanti kak teh balik kita challenge nak? Rope in Puteri as well! Was there at the Red Box too some years back - sampai kena halau sebab dah nak tutup and we adjourned for mamak roti kaya.

ms hart said...

MrsN, of course you were not with kak Liz at that Stadium Merdeka concert! I was with her!!! O, my name is about the same as your short name. Just replace the Y with T. Soooo many adventures with her! Segala macam posing with Sheila and the RAP artists were among those adventures!! Not to mention the shopping-mopping..he he..the makan2...then the exercise that didn't last as they were supposed to!! Do you know that she makes one of the best sambal belacan in the world??? Amboi!!! Just tell her my name, I dok Melaka, I was her room mate during our final year. The last time we spoke was when she learnt about my mom's passing. She was in tears on the other end of the line. Hmm...miss pulak kakcik tu. I would still have her number hadn't someone stolen my handbag and hp at a wedding early this year. Please ya, MrsN, hope you don't mind. Saaaaaaayang MrsN!!! he he..Selamat berpuasa to you and your wonderful family!

MA & Brood said...

Karaoke, Kak Teh? Please rope me in! Haha..but I have to warn you , once I pegang the mike, it will be a struggle to prise it away from me!

Lovely gathering you had there,Mrs N.

Kmar said...


Bestnyaa... dapat kumpul berkaroake!!!: Sekali-sekala.. luahkan bakat terpendam. Anyway, the most important thing was the thought that you guys had for Lin. She needs a break and strength from all the wonderful friends around her.

Selamat Berpuasa!!

jabishah said...

Hi Mrs.N,
Tgk pics je dah tau bertapa havocnye mlm tu. Lama ni dah tak karaoke.. Lepas raya ni mesti kena pergi Redbox nak melalak jgk.
Selamat Berpuasa.

Anonymous said...

We really had a good time dat nite! Infact, we even had so much fun when we were in Krabi. Pasal pakai tudung tu, hehehe...Liz and I will never give up our hope to see you guys wearing the tudung..I'm sure the Day will eventually come, insya4JJI. Who knows, one of our future trip we will go for umrah. Anyway, Selamat Menunaikan ibadah puasa di bulan Ramadhan to u and yr family.

MrsNordin said...

Kak Teh,

I guess that's because girls nite outs are usually the time when we let our hair down! That's why poses dia sama je.. hee.. hee...

Nak karaoke together? Boleh!! Kita nyanyi lagu2 lama, nak? I like!! Or we can do a theme party! Yeay! (sekarang ni, macam dah syok pulak buat theme party ni... :) )

MrsNordin said...

Ms Hart,

Wow.. you gals sure had some serious fun together. Didn't know she makes the best sambal belacan! All I know now is she likes asam, segala macam asam!

Will convey your message to her. Makcik tu tak pakai PC kat office/rumah, so dia tak tau mende blog blog ni...

MrsNordin said...


Nak join? JOM!! You terror pilih lagu kan? Sure best punya!

Though I don't know you, kak teh or Puteri, I think if the karaoke nite really happened, we're sure gonna bring the house down! Can't wait!

MrsNordin said...


Thanks! Selamat berpuasa to you and family!!

MrsNordin said...


Wah.. you pun kaki karaoke, ya? Great! Nanti you boleh join we all karaoke juga, ok?

Selamat Berpuasa!

MrsNordin said...

Hi Dada,

Thanks for planning the night for us. Without you, sure tak jadi punya. Now I know why IQ relies on you 100% for planning events... coz you enjoy doing it and you're very good at it! So, don't complain, ok?

I look forward to the Krabi picture book! Selamat berpuasa & berbuka!

IBU said...

Tengok gambar pun dah imagine enjoy sakan kengkawan semua. This stress relief session(s) memang very therapeutic. What;s more with the company of good old non waivering friends. Kan?

Happy Birthday to Lin! Semuga sihat sejahtera dan diberkati selalu. Hope she'll stay strong, berat mata memandang, berat lagi bahu memikul.


Kak Teh said...

Talking abt karaoke competition, once after a wedding we had one: parents versus children..we called it Girls Aloud Vs Parents Not Allowed, with parents singing oldies and children singing modern songs....hilarious!

MrsNordin said...


It was fun indeed. Actually, susah nak get all 6 of us together for karaoke. Usually, it's just me, Intan & Dada. This time around, every one made it a point to come. And that was nice.

Thanks for your well wishes. I'm sure Lin will appreciate it.

MrsNordin said...

Kak Teh,

That must be a great night! Especially for the bahagian "veteran". Hee.. hee...

Anonymous said...


how come you are doing all this fun things all the time. nxt time ajk i dgn shila sekali, i'll just watch coz can barely sing negaraku properly.


MrsNordin said...


It just so happened that many fun things appeared in recent weeks. ulan ramadhan ni, senyap lah.

Sure, next time I'll ajak you all. Tapi mesti datang, tau?

Chahya said...

Mrs. N,
Tgk gmbar u n frens, teringat my Red Box rendezvous jg. But since one of us passed away, I have stopped karaokeing. Looking at yr pics, the urge to sing the heart out comes back. I miss that get together..but scared we'd end up crying rather than singing bcos she's not there.

MrsNordin said...


I think you all should take it easy first with this karaoke thingy. Let the passing settled first... If you go now pun, I don't think you'll enjoy yourself, kan? It may take sometime, but RB will always be there lah. So no worries.

Take care!