Happy Birthday Maiya!

It’s Maiya’s first birthday. Maiya is the pride & joy of my Penguin (Tuty) and her husband Handsome. for the past month or so, Penguin has been slaving away at the preparations for the party and I didn’t realise how much effort she put it until I turned up at the party.

We were all late coz the party was at godforsaken Aloha Changi. People who call Boon Lay the Boon Docks obviously have never heard of Loyang before. it took us 45 minutes to drive from one end of the country to the other (with bad traffic), and then another 20 minutes of getting lost before we finally found it. even google maps and my GPS got lost. however thankfully a friend very kindly waited by the side of the road to point me in the right direction otherwise we’d have just turned around and driven 45 minutes home. urban planning obviously lost its way in Loyang too.

check it out, she even decorated with pineapples.

Maiya’s party theme was Spongebob Squarepants. not that a one year old would know anything about Spongebob but the mother is a HUGE fan and since the kid didn’t know better, the mother dictated the theme of the party. I was never quite familiar with Spongebob, being a Strawberry Shortcake fan myself, until Penguin sang the theme song to me.

Captain: OHHHHHHH Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants!
Captain: Absorbent and yellow and pourous is he!
Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants!
Captain: If nautical nonsense be something you wish,
Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants!
Captain: Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish!
Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants!
Captain: Ready?
Captain and Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob SquarePants,
SpongeBob SquarePants!


the sugar spread was amazing. there were marshmellows, M&Ms, sweets, lollies, candy of every kind laid out on the Spongebob smorgasbord. there was also a huge banner and welcome poster with Maiya’s chubby face on it. the kid doesn’t realise how loved she is in this family.

octopus balloon. pretty amazing.

so not only did we get lost, some of us also turned up at the wrong party. apparently Aloha Changi had 2 kinds of chalets, bungalows and terrace houses. however they weren’t clearly labelled so the bungalows were called Chalet A and the terrace houses just A. so some of the girls actually walked towards Chalet A, which incidentally had a lot of Malays too, and asked if it were Tuty’s party. after awhile they must have been wondering wtf is this Tuty person?

Smacked my head into this goddamn thing hanging in the middle of the door way.

Which turned out to be a Spongebob pinata. the kids went CRAZY smacking him into pieces. such violence!


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