Twenty Nine

It was my birthday last week and I just turned 29 (I still cannot believe this). And wow, how fast is this year passing by? I use to get all excited for my birthday but as I age, I realise I’m avoiding it. The worry of getting old is sinking in.

I decided that I should just be frank and say what I really feel about turning 30 next year. It scares and saddens me to a certain extent. You see, when I was a lot younger, I ideally thought that by the time I turn 30, I would either be married with kids, own a house and/or a car and have a fabulous career. Unfortunately, my life took a different turn – I got myself out of a very unhealthy relationship, currently renting a room with a few foreign ladies, have yet to apply for a driving license and still struggling to build my career in this very competitive little metropolitan island. I did not expect this at all and now that I’m just a year away from the big three-O, I am anxious to make bigger plans to improve my life.

With that being said, I sat down to think that I didn’t exactly do nothing. I was at the bus-stop with my brother Sukri the other day and while we were waiting for a bus for me to get back to my rented room, I told him about my worries. And then he said to me, “You went through a lot in your past that most people cannot even come out from. So you’ve gained more experience and its not too late to relive your life”. I have the sweetest baby brother, I cannot not love him.

Within the past year, I managed to actually live on my own, travelled to Beijing with my closest friends to see the Great Wall, went through a major operation, reconciled with my family and legally changed my name. A lot has happened in just a year, maybe what I’ve achieved in life so far weren’t the traditional cookie cutter kind but nevertheless, they were not insignificant either. Its like I have magical fairy powers or something.

So here you have, a summary of my birthday week.

Screenshot_2014-10-06-10-14-12Woke up to one of the sweetest shoutouts on Facebook from my big sister, Jessica.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetA pleasant surprise consisting of roses and a little Tinkerbelle cake at work from my lovely ladies at Jem.

Screenshot_2014-10-04-01-07-37-1This is how our family groupchat goes.

2014-09-14 11.44.34 2-1By far the biggest surprise, received a Louis Vuitton Monogrammed Alexandra Wallet from Mama and Lisa. They know my love for Louis Vuitton bags and wallets are unconditional. I was actually in the midst of slowly saving for it when they surprised me with this beauty. I was floored and stunned when Jik tip-toe danced all while singing me a birthday song in her underwear while I was munching on chips on Mama’s bed.

Thank you both, I love you, I will treasure this to bits.

2014-10-02-14-13-16_decoHad a nice dinner just the two of us at Antoinette at Palais Renaissance (which is impossible to pronounce).

Antoinette Café, 390 Orchard Road, Palais Renaissance, B1-08/09/10C, Singapore (238871)
Tel: +65 67356392

Operating Hours: 1100 -2200 (last order at 2130)

Dinner was followed by drinks by the Singapore River at Hooters later at night.

Hooters, Blk 3D River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-03 Shophouse Row, Singapore (179023)
Tel: +65 63321090

Operating Hours: 1100 – 0000 (Sun – Thurs), 1100 – 0200 (Fri, Sat, Eve of Public Holidays)

2014-10-04-21-19-32_decoSpent the long delightful birthday weekend with my love, Shine, at Quincy. I had such an enjoyable stay.
Click here for the review and more pictures.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetAlways wanted a gold rimmed black leather classic like Jackie O’s. Thank you my darling, Shine, I love it. Now I can look at Marc Jacobs for the time, hehe.

I would just like to end this post with a big thank you to everyone for making the time to celebrate my birthday this year at different places and schedule despite my gruelling work schedule and not forgetting the personal birthday wishes via call and whatsapp. Having so many amazing people in my life is my greatest blessing.

OMG, I’m turning 30 next year *horrified! Should I celebrate it? Let me know if you have any suggestions in the comments section. Love and fairy dust to all.

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Isabelle is the blogger behind Love Bella Vida, a Singapore Lifestyle Blog covering reviews, guides and her personal journey.

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