+ I thought it would be nothing since my TD mates are all in Setapak/PJ and I'm still new around my course mates.
+ I thought I'll just treat Guat Shan and Sito a cupcake or two and we'll hang around in Ghani (mamak) after that (like usual).
+ I did not expect my ex-classmates, TE1 friends, to organize a gathering, buy me a cake and sing me a birthday song.
+ I did not expect them to buy me a Minnie Mouse mask as a substitute for a birthday (cone) hat.
+ I did not expect that when I reached home in Klang, my nieces would bring out a tray of muffins with creams that spells, "Happy Birthday Eliza" and have little candles sticking out from the muffins.
+ I did not expect my family members to plan a surprise birthday party for me (though I have a feeling it's my tasau's idea. Thanks, tasau!).
+ I did not expect my best friends since high school to get involve with the party and bring out another birthday cake and sing me another song after the muffins.
+ I did not expect to receive such lovely and thoughtful birthday presents from my friends. It seems as if they understand me so much! I would want to talk more elaborately on the presents but that would have to wait for some other posts. I've also received presents in abstract forms. They were lovely.
(How cute of her. She didn't know it was my birthday and quickly
grab a few chocolates for me when she knew it.)
+ I did not expect 25 sms-es, 3 blog comments, several Friendster comments and few other sources, from parts of the world (yes, I received wishes and 'presents' from places like Jakarta, Makati City, Rotterdam, New York, etc.) all to wish me happy birthday. And I am very glad to have receive all these wishes.
+ I did not expect that my TD friends planned to come all the way to Kampar to celebrate my birthday but had to canceled the plan since I'm coming back to my hometown.
+ I did not expect to have 4 birthday cakes (one from my TE1 friends, one from Guat Shan and Sito, one from Poh Yee, Ranjit and Ah Wei and one from my mama).
I received surprises after surprises and I was utterly touched, thankful, shocked and basically, I have mixed emotions on everything.
I was really happy. Thank you everyone!