A Tale of Two Birthdays

April 21st, 2007   •   5 comments   

We celebrated two birthdays by two dear nieces this month. As usual, it was a mixture of family fun and chaos when you have multiple kids in a restaurant. There were some uncanny similarities between the two celebrations, which I thought I should highlight.

1) Both the girls’ names start with A – Ariel & Alycia.

2) Both birthdays occur in April. Ariel’s birthday is on 10th April while Alycia’s birthday is on 22nd April.
3) Both celebrations are by 7-year olds born in the year of the Dragon.

4) Both grand dads’ have birthdays in April, are 67 years of age and also born in the year of the dragon!

5) Both fathers of the girls have very similar names. Ariel’s dad is Lim Hun Ming while Alycia’s dad is Lim Hun Huat (they are not brothers or cousins)! Both dads are doing sales and marketing managers working in MNCs.

6) Both birthday kids are girls who care about their looks.

7) Both celebrations happened at buffet restaurants.

8) Both parties had birthday cakes with commercially acclaimed cartoon princesses.

9) Both parties had 4 young kids and a lot of chaos.

10) Ethan ended up eating in an errr…. less than tidy fashion in both parties.

Anyway, here are some photos for your viewing pleasure. Happy Birthday Ariel and Alycia! May the two of you grow up to be fine young ladies in the years to come.

Grandpa Michael, Mandy, Lee Hwa, Ariel, Roger and Isaac at Ariel’s 7th birthday at Sakura Restaurant.

Ariel’s birthday cake had a picture of a Disney Princess – Ariel, the Little Mermaid (who else).

Ethan using all 10 fingers to enjoy the sushi at Ariel’s birthday party.

Chloe, Ethan, Karen, Alycia, Paul and Felicia at Alycia’s 7th birthday celebration at Olive Tree.

Alycia’s birthday cake with not one but two princesses from the acclaimed Barbie series.

Alycia and Ethan digging into the cake with gusto, with Susan in the background looking contented.

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  1. posted on Apr 22, 2007 at 8:49 AM

    woohoo..dragon babies..like me..keke…this year is supposed to be a good year for the dragons…:)

  2. posted on Apr 22, 2007 at 11:54 PM

    Ahh… glad to hear that at least for those born in this year. That includes both my dad and father in law too.

  3. posted on Apr 23, 2007 at 12:49 PM

    kids are always picture-perfect! =) they dun even hv to pose, mmm… I m jealous!!

  4. posted on Apr 23, 2007 at 1:50 PM

    Ha ha… kids are usually easier to photograph because they are spontaneous. Then again, getting them to sit still for pictures, smile and say cheese is always a great challenge!

  5. posted on Apr 24, 2007 at 3:29 AM

    wah Walter, I know what you mean man..it took us a good half hour before my sisters could calm their kids down for a family photo..I just stood there with a cramped smile wondering when it is all going to end..

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