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Fun-filled Birthday For The Boys and Me

As your kids grow older and bigger, you will soon have trouble planning out their birthday parties. It gets more expensive too =P

Toys R Us, cakes, balloons, confetti no longer work. You can no longer play Barney or Hi 5 songs all day long to make them feel special on their very special day. You have to wreck your brain in trying to please them along with the friends and relatives that they keep all at the same time.

Things parents do. Sigh...hahaha

But it was a fun-filled day, though.

Booked ourselves in for a session at Escape Room in eCurve and managed to escape with 4th fastest record for the week at 33:11. I say the kids did mighty fine with that! No fighting or power struggles and they were just focused on one person figuring it, one person unlocking, one person holding the torch and one person slipping through the prison bars because he was skinny enough to do that (Escape Room, take note, haha) and then shouting to the rest 'See ya all later, suckerssssssssssss!' LOL. Don't worry, he had to slip back to this side cause he can't get out on his own.

Bring your phones in with you if you are trying for Escape Room. (Tip: Loads of maths to be done). Use phones as torches. It is dark. Torches not provided, I think. If the ones we had were provided by Escape Room, the torches sucked. I downloaded a torch app right there inside Prison Break room and switched it on. LOL. Anyway, if you are going for it, good luck! Tons of fun and incredibly challenging.

Please don't take pictures or videos and spoil the fun for everyone else. Pictures and videos are not allowed, anyway.

After that, we had some food and played loads of arcade games which includes DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) and loads of shooting. I think the kids are just happy to be let loose all around the mall and the games with an unlimited credit to the card.

It didn't end there because I took the kids up to play a few rounds of bowling....with the bumpers up. LOL. This way, no one gets unhappy and anyone can get a strike even if they intentionally rolled the ball straight towards the gutters. And man, I feel sorry for the bowling alley. Lots of ruckus, popcorn everywhere, kids rolling on the floor running all around like they are on coke, ketchup, Milo and french fries on the benches.

It ended right before dinner and I think everyone's kinda bushed. I know I was.

But my day didn't end there. Old friends from school days have been trying to put together a small-ish gathering. We have not seen each other for...some of us....since schooling days? I pulled out of the gathering because I knew it was going to be a tough day for me.

By the time I reached home, I thought to myself, 'You know what? For all the serving that I have been doing the whole day, I am going to be served tonight'. Without bothering with makeup and changing of clothes and I don't care that I stink  or whatever, I joined the gathering a little late.

I am sure glad I did.

Had tons of fun of my own, and it was really awesome to see some old friends from bygone days. More to come. =)

There were guys at the gathering, it's just that...the girls are so pretty, aren't they?



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