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Wahaha, I haven’t posted in a while because I was in such a lazy slump in the past two weeks. I still am, but at least I pulled myself to do it, since this is waaaay overdue. xP
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Anyways, the topic of the day is: what how my boyfriend and I celebrated his 22nd birthday!
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Just as the Valentine’s Day this year was our first together, this is the first time I’m celebrating his birthday, hence why I decided to make it extra special; so that he’d always remember it. =D
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Though I’m extremely overdue with this… because his birthday was on 5th March. xD
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A Mini Treasure Hunt Before the Actual Celebration!
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The treasure hunt cards
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Here’s what I did before the actual celebration: I made the cards using some leftover paper stuff from my Valentine’s Day card for him (see here for the full story!). I made 13 cards; 12 for a month of happiness for him (until next year!), and a bonus card for both our happiness together!
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The rule is: he has to find all 12 cards (the 13th is optional), where each card has one keyword that will tell him where his present is, and he has to find them before his birthday!
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And how did I hide them?
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Fridays are our “going out days”, where he picks me up after his class and after my work and we’ll go and have dinner and spend time together. So on the Friday before his birthday (29 February), as he was driving back to my place after dinner, I asked him to make a quick stop to his apartment unit, but I didn’t tell him why. Puzzled, he agreed after some slight persuasion.
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Then I told him to occupy himself with his comp while I lock myself in his room to hide those things, which made him feel even more puzzled. Then when I’m done in his room, I got him occupied with something else and (somehow, with him just a few steps from me!) managed to hide the remaining four cards around his computer area in the living room. xD
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Here’s the list of where I hid them:

Card # and Location

Keyword

1. Window pane

2. Laundry basket

3. Top corner of door

4. Under pillow

5. Keys basket

6. Clothes drawer

7. Water cooler

8. School bag

9. Shoe

10. Under keyboard

11. CD drawer

12. Comp chair

The

good

news

for

you

is

your

present’s

in

my

room!

xP

In the end he did find all of them… on the morning of his birthday itself. xD
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Each card, other than the keyword, has a chat bubble that indicates its location. For example, card #1 is stuck on his window pane (and across his window outside is a construction site), so the message on it is: “Help! I’m collecting dust out here… T_T” Card #9 is in his shoe, so the message on it is: “Great, now I’m a sock! >=O”
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So you can pretty much imagine what messages the other cards have. =D
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Pictures of cards #5 and #6:

Front of Card#5

Front of Card #5
Text: “Transformation no jutsu! *transforms into keys*”

Back of Card #5

Back of Card #5
Text:
“#5: Key basket!
Keyword: you”

Front of Card#6

Front of Card #6
Text: “Eeeeeeeeeek!!! O_____O!!”

Back of Card #6

Back of Card #6
Text:
“#6: Clothes Drawer!
Keyword: is”
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The Actual Celebration!
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On the night of his birthday (after my work), we went out for dinner with his gang of friends (we normally celebrate birthdays together!). The place we went to was sorta like a really big and commercialised hawker food centre; it’s really big and has wooden tables and stuff to imitate Hawaiian style! At least, I think it does… O_o
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We’ve been there a few times, and we went there again, but this time round, we managed to occupy one of the “VIP” tables, which is a table in a partially enclosed area made of 3 wooden walls and a roof. But since there were not many people occupying them anyway, we got those tables at no extra cost at all! Pretty high-classed for us. xP
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Anyways, I got him an ice cream cake, as opposed to getting a usual sponge cake or something. It’s his request anyway (who on earth would miss “ICE CREAM CAKE! ICE CREAM CAKE!!!” in the face? xD) so I picked the cake up after work (the building next to my office is a shopping centre, so it’s not a problem for me) and asked for extra dry ice so it’d last at least three hours before it melts. I even brought some disposable party plates and spoons from my house so that we could enjoy the cake nicely! =D
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Here’s a picture of the cake! (Name blurred out for privacy):

The ice cream cake and dry ice!

Text: “Happy Birthday (name)!”

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Looks delicious, isn’t it? It’s my first time eating ice cream cake, actually, so it’s a pretty good experience for me too! =D
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Of course, being the easily-excitable bunch they all were (especially with itchy hands!), they all just had to play with the remaining dry ice… which they put into leftover soup and such to form a lot of cold mist. xD
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It was a pretty fun outing for me, and I bet it is for my boyfriend too~
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After the Actual Celebration: His Present
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Well, after all the excitement, my boyfriend and I went over to my house after dropping the others back (he’s the designated chauffeur xP). Of course, he’ll need to get to my room because his present’s there, as stated in my cards!
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So, bringing along his presents received from his friends, we headed to my room. I gave him his cards and presents (which I made him search for while I was changing in the bathroom xD). Then I let him search for the bonus card… which he promptly found stuck on my back. xP
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Here’s the card I gave him:

The birthday cards

The bigger card is the actual birthday card.
The smaller card is the bonus card from the treasure hunt.
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Sad to say that this time, I didn’t hand-make the cards… but after all the plan I devised, like the treasure hunt, and after the Valentine’s Day card, I don’t think I’d have the energy or creativity to think of a new design for a birthday card, anyway. o_o
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Here’s the present I gave him:

The present with a model!

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That’s my cat, actually, I made her pose as a model so that I could portray the size of the present… xD
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The so-called paper bag I made using two pieces of wrapping paper (I wish I got three, actually, it was really hard to wrap it O_o) contains his present, which is a black sports bag from Nike (I bet you recognise the brand!) that resembles a schoolbag/backpack. My original plan was not to get him stuff from Nike, instead I was actually supposed to get the best looking bag (in my opinion). xP
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The reason why I got him this was because I wanted him to feel like a secondary school kid again (isn’t that fun? =D) and because his old bag is actually from a bank that his father used to work at. So I wanted him to have a feel of having his own bag! And his old bag squeaks anyway. Seriously!
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That, and the fact that I know most guys prefer practical presents. =D
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And as for what his friends gave him… all I can say is that they’re certainly treating him like an adult. xD
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It was a great day~!

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~Estrelita Farr, signing out!

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