I know I have mentioned in my previous entry that I will be blogging about the Sorrento Quay, which is situated just next to AQWA. I felt that I just needed to blog about this event that happened one week ago, a huge celebration for a very well loved and special friend, Glenna. It was her 21st birthday, and I was invited to her costume party. The dress code was.... occupation !!
As expected, heaps and heaps of people turned up for her birthday bash. Did I say HEAPS??
Glenna is really a wonderful person. Though I have only known her for a little over a year, she has surprised me on several encounters, each and every one of them has become meaningful and memorable !! I shall share one encounter, which I have already blogged about last year. It was my last day in Perth before leaving on Saturday, I met Glenna on the bus in the afternoon. I told her about my sudden departure, but I also told her that I would be there for my last OCF meeting with everyone the coming night.
Guess what she did? She managed to organize a simple farewell party for me that very night, and she baked a cake that I liked very much, the chocolate mud cake !! Imagine I only told her in the afternoon, and she managed to pull everything off. I felt deeply touched by her quick and really thoughtful response, and it was the first time I had a cake baked with my name written on it. I just could not thank her enough for that. For the event of my farewell, go to this entry.
Ok, enough about me, lets talk more about Glenna's Party.
There were weird games involving balloons and people....
The Birthday Girl, The Outlaw and the Cops
Who is the cop and who are the prisoners?
You sure you know who is who?
The Sheriff, the Florist, and err....
A Frame of You and Me
The Medical Gang... Nurse, Doctor, and Surgeon
Arent their Occupation Obvious? PHOTOGRAPHERS !!
The NINJA !!! Too bad she doesnt have a turtle back.
Ok for the rest of these pictures, I have no idea about some of the occupations...
In case you are wondering, I dressed myself as a Civil Engineer (which is who I really am now), or more appropriately a construction worker, with a safety vest and a helmet. I did not camwhore with my costume because the safety vest is reflective, and well, pictures just do not come out right with flash. Pictures would not come out right without flash too, dark indoor shooting.
I am darn sure everyone there had a blast for the entire night. The party started with some odd games, then with the interview with Glenna where Glenna gets to interview some unlucky randomly picked folks with some very random and hillarious but at the same time deep and meaningful questions. Right after all those crazy and wild stuff to heat things up, things moved a little further and more sentimental when three of Glenna's best friends gave their testimonial of Glenna in front of the HUGE crowd. Listening to the stories, one after another, through the funny ones and sad ones, and some really really touchy ones... I gotta admit I was nearing tears myself. I believe that Glenna is blessed with good friends, no.. GREAT friends around her, and the same goes likewise... herself being an awesome blessing to everyone around her.
The Hawker Gang, Glenns and Me
I guess what I liked most about the party was little to do on how fun it was or how we laughed till our stomach hurts. I get to know Glenna much better, through the wonderful and priceless stories that I do not think people will just tell over casual times. There came a time when the father himself shared two shockingly stunning story which involved the matter of life and death, and by God's mercy and undying love, things worked out fine in the end. Listening deeper to their stories, opening not only my eyes but my heart as I listened, I found myself seeing the hand of God working in this blessed family Glenna belongs to.
MISS UNIVERSE/BIRTHDAY GURL - GLENNANANANAAAA..
To Glenna, I wish you a Happy Belated Birthday. I pray that the Lord will always be with you, and you will continue to grow in faith, and the blessings of heaven be always with you and your family. As a friend, I wish you all the best in everything, and thanks for being such a caring and beautiful friend !!
You ROCK Glenna !!