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2014.01.20 | 遲來祝福

[Volume 9 Issue 1, #1851]
唔係, 當然唔係我生日啦, 我生日係六月十七, 大家睇下呢個blog個名[SK/0617]可知一二啦(暗示暗示, 呵呵!!).. 只不過係經常見到facebook上有好多人都喜歡祝賀朋友"happy belated birthday", 因此而有感而發啫.. 我成日都覺得咁樣講係唔啱嘅, 雖然呢一句賀詞係已經俾廣泛接受.. 生日係定咗嗰一日, 唔會遲㗎嘛, 更加冇可能係應為我哋遲來的祝福而被延遲㗎嘛.. 對我嚟講, "happy belated birthday"嘅意思係, 我哋因為朋友嘅生日來得遲(??)而感到非常之開心, 勁搞笑呀, 哈哈!! 所以我會講"belated happy birthday"囉, 因為係我嘅祝福遲而唔係個生日嘛, 不過如果堅持belated同birthday不可分開, 大可以講"belated birthday greeting"吖, 如果有錯, 有冇英文權威可以糾正我呀?? 不過話是話, 點解係都要強調belated呢?? 驚死你位朋友唔知道你冇心肝, 忘記佢生日咩?? 簡簡單單一句"happy birthday"咪好囉, 我覺得朋友唔會介意你係早咗祝福, 當日祝福還是遲咗祝福囉, 說到底誠意先係最重要嘛, 同意否?? :)
nope, it's not my birthday, my birthday is on 17th June as you can see from the name of this blog [SK/0617] (hint hint, hehe!!).. just that i've seen many people wishing their friends "happy belated birthday" on facebook and thought of writing about my view on this.. i always find this not the correct way to say it though it's widely accepted.. birthdays are fixed and will not be late, so why is that even possible that our friends "postponed" their birthdays just because our greeting is late?? "happy belated birthday" to me means we are happy that our friend's birthday comes late (??), how funny, hahaha!! instead, i would say "belated happy birthday" since my greeting comes late, else if one insists that belated cannot be separated from birthday, then say "belated birthday greeting", any English experts to correct me if i'm wrong?? come to a second thought, why would we need to stress the word "belated" and remind our friends how forgetful of us to have missed their birthdays?? just say "happy birthday" and i don't think our friends would mind at all be it earlier, on the dot or late but the thought that counts, agree?? :)
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  1. So, today is about birthday topic huh.. You are wishing that special someone happy belated birthday izzit?

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    1. Wana talk about birthday, hmm, I also got some stories to story you all geh..

      Many donkey years ago leh, when it comes to birthday, people always buy cards, buy presents, buy cake, and blow candle together-gether.. Then, when times goes by, everything short cut liao lor.. I guess many will agree with me..

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    2. Ok, let's start when we were kids first..

      Where we were still very young, like 2 or 3, our parents will buy us a big butter-cream birthday cake, with candles on top.. Then take picture blowing candles and all.. Then we have a simple gift..

      Then when reach kindergarten, not bad also.. Order KFC to the whole kindy, and celebrated with the whole class.. Ok, if no order KFC, all will go to McD to celebrated..

      Ok, moving on to secondary school.. In secondary school, during birthdays, no more going to McD to celebrate lor.. Those are for kids only.. No more KFC also lor.. The birthday boy/gal prefer to go to Secret Recipe with a bunch of good friends, cut cake and celebrate there...

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    3. Fast forward to college/uni time, suddenly all the trend change.. All wish happy birthday in FB liao.. Lastime leh, our friends will still wait until 12am midnite to call or sms happy birthday.. Now? All via FB liao can kaotim..

      And you know what? I have seen wishes in FB to be as short as: hb

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    4. Hello, hp?
      Biar betul !!

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    5. Wana wish also please lah, don't be as "chui pin" or cincai until like that lor.. HB wor... Puh-leese...

      Hmm, I'm wondering any readers here also encounter the same thing as HB, or HBB (belated bday)...

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    6. To be honest, I also never "chue yi" (take note) belated happy birthday or happy belated birthday.. Coz from the beginning, already people wishing Happy Belated Birthday if they have forgotten to wish on the real day..

      I guess it would be weird if I suddenly wish people "Belated Happy Birthday".. I think that person will think I am speaking in broken England..

      Ooops, not that I am saying my England is good la, but really, if wish in Belated Happy Birthday macam "mm chau hau" (mouth not biasa like that).. keke..

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    7. I think I agree with you la.. I also paiseh wana wish happy belated birthday.. Haha.. It just makes it obvious and clearer that we have forgotten to wish on the real day, kan? So yes, I also agree should just wish Happy Birthday la.. But I guess many still wish Happy Belated Bday if they are late or have forgotten to wish, no?

      Now all wish thru FB, whatsapp, wechat.. How many (I really mean how many) still wait til 12am to call/sms and send a (real) birthday card via post?

      Years ago, many still send greeting card via email.. But now, people just post the greeting card on the wall in FB.. Ngam mou?

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    8. And back to birthday topic, I think now birthday celebrations are over-rated and commercialized liao.. You see those birthday parties for kids nowadays.. They hire party planners, clowns, balloon shapers (you call it this word?) to come, etc.. They have a theme, like princess theme, pirates theme, Hello Kitty theme, then thay have canggih cupcakes (according to the theme), big gigantic 3-tier fondant icing cake, expensive goody bags, bombastic decoration, dessert buffet, chocolate fountain, everything, you name it..

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    9. I know the comment above has nothing to do with happy belated bday or belated happy bday topic, but well, once the engine starts going about bday topics and all, hard to stop leh, hehehe..

      Again lor, today's topic ngam-key with me, so I can automatically tuk-tuk very fast on the keyboard..

      Meow, if you are reading this, are you with me today? Line ok mou today?

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    10. Good Morning Bloggers! Good Morning Ribbon Princess!

      You are so long winded and kalah me to silence dei... hmmph! My crystal ball says you will become the Queen of Spammers REAL SOON!!!! We all can feel the heat... good good good good... After you win, please sit on the throne and smile for photographers to snap! Don't hilang like the current winner, talk a lot but disappear to Facebook instead. Her radio frequency went wrong somewhere!! Muahahahaha

      I agree that the new generation sees funny people wishing each other HB or HBB.... Hamsap Baby! or Hamsdap Big Baby! Well we actually save costs and time using the IT media to send wishes instead of buying cards and stamps to post. That would take more than 3 hours. The new way is less than 30 seconds to send wishes. Best of all, their birthday or wedding anniversary reminders could be set in your "Calendar"... Time has changed.

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    11. Haiyah, Princess Polka Ribbon only can tuk-tuk very fast (without thinking) on the keyboard if the topic ngam with me that day wor.. Like I said, if that day, brain suddenly froze or don't know how to komen, then how to tuk-tuk fast wor, kan? Kam-ngam today I can think of things to write, thats why I can komen lor.. kekekeke..

      I think in terms of long-winded-ness, I still kalah you la..I mean, every word you write, got "dou-lei" (sense) one wor.. Like very knowledgeable and intellectual like that.. Princess Polka Ribbon? Mei-kau-parn la.. Just know how to write nonsen only, keke..

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    12. Gawd, I tot I am hamsap (and I am trying to control my hamsap-ness not to write so much hamsap stuff in the blog, scared kena cursed or gossiped), but who knows, you are more hamsap (and nonsen) than me wor.. HB = hamsap baby... OMG, hahahaha... To be honest, I have never heard HB = hamsap baby before wor..

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    13. Hee hee heee.... I was just giving examples only. Of course we know it's Happy birthday but I like to wish people Happy Bird-Day!

      I am still not used to people sending me Facebook invitations to attend their weddings! They still want to follow everything else the traditional way like Serve tea, collect Ang Pow and fetch Brides madness BUT no invitation cards!!! Well I will close my Facebook soon and bye bye to the future weddings.

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    14. Good morning! Wah about birthday ah..what brings this on? Must be abay ls.

      Wei princess ribbons u so lucky ah...get butter cake for birthday at such young age . Then parents ordered kfc forcyour whole kiddie

      Secondary school got pau hei secret recipes ka?

      Me not so lucky lo. Last time got obe piece of kai tan koh to eat aldo very good jor. Especially the piece 70sen punya with cream on top.

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    15. Nope so far tarak get HB or HBB....nanti ppl think hubby pulak ..


      Alamak...my eyes gng juling...lightning striking my ohone in this blog again...grrr... no go office these two days

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    16. I m one of those who are guilty of the crime of wishing happy belated birthday. Coz memang lupa mah.

      Firstof all there are so many birthdates to remember. Our spouse our kids our parents our in law , out outlaws, best friends...this and that ...how la remember all. Yeah yea got phine alarm reminder and got fb reminder but not all synchronisedleh. As for fb tarak daoly login using pc. Mostly use phone. Phone tarak reminder for fb.

      As for the belated wird. Well...I just follow what others putting coz already biasa. Mindless minions. Didn't really think deep like sk on the eord. Main aim is to wish that person happy birthday and yhe belated word is like an apology for being late in wishin lo.

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    17. Yes me reading u princess ribbons. Ngum topic can talk grandmother story . If not ngum topic our mouth better shut up else bikin malu lo. Salah kasi info "kemaluan besar" lol...yeah yeah...soli ah ...bit hamsap joke in the morning. Long time no spam mah. Today makan ubat liao sotplug jor...must be still high from thevdrugs.

      Anyway...kids nowadays very untung n pandai la. That j even darn pandai plan . Say his bdayvthis yr on Sunday. Sunday no school so cannot celebrate with his school friend. Sibuk ajak ppl to comevto our hse in Sunday for his birthday. But his concept a bit tunggang terbalik...his bday, he gvg present instrad of receiving...pengsan..

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    18. Mak oi.........my comment full of typo..time to go salon have my datin kucing claws sharpen.

      Anay...good la this princess ribbons win this month for she is a jolly good fellow. Crazy princess that laugh till terkencing terberak and ter-fart. Need more spammer like her to make this room more cheerful since yannie and ah hua gone with the wind...or rather win.

      Wei princess ribbons...when is your birthday? Sk birthday sure easy to remember .no belated punya.

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    19. Wah Meow, been waiting for you to come kacau.. Finally see your komen jor..

      Eh, no la, during my time where got so ho-mia? But the butter cake and KFC was real.. I had a giant cake with butter cream on my 5th birthday.. Then when reached kindie around 6 yrs old like that, mummy ordered KFC and brought to the kindie lor.. primary school that time, no celebration, but attended friend's celebration lor, in McD.. Then when reach college, actually no Secret Recipe la.. Where got Secret Recipe that time? I am actually talking about the current trend la.. During my time leh, college that time, if birthday, friends just bought a cake, cut in college study room lor.. But frankly, during my time, already got Red Box karaoke lor.. Go during happy hour, 12pm-3pm, sing K is free, you only need to order the food, bring inside eat.. Food RM9.90 can get liao.. So we usually celebrate birthday in Red Box lor.. Worth ma.. But I think now no more Red Box lor.. Kan?

      Wah, you asking me my birthday here ahh? Ok la, I tak malu will announce now ok? 1st Sept :)

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    20. Meow, now have to follow trend lor.. Now, kids birthday, we have to give presents to people's kids also la..

      Tu, you need to prepare those goody bags.. Inside put stationary la, chocolate la, a box of Ribena la, etc.. If put all candies and chocolates, later parents complaint not good pulak.. All candies, and many will achi-achor say not good for kids, bla bla bla.. So leh, better include some stationery inside lor.. To keep their mouth shut.. Usually when parents see inside the goody bag got a mixture of stationeries, sweets, some chocolates and a box of Ribena, then they will quiet jor..

      So J boy pandai pandai ask his frens come on Sunday liao ahh? Without informing you or inform you dulu? Aiyoyo, this boy, really berani.. If he go and tell all his frens to come, then after a few days only let you know, you headache lor.. Have to think of the food and prepare goody bags lor..

      But food very easy to make la.. Kids aje kan? Senang mau kaotim... Fry mihun, fry rice, kari ayam, goreng nuggets, hotdogs, french fries.. Then buat sandwiches.. Lastly, agar agar and some fruits.. Then prepare goody bags.. Mau senang, you bake 1 cupcake and put inside a nice plastic bag, tag their name, kautim... senang ??

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    21. Mak oi got kfc n big cake still not ho mang ah? Lol

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    22. wah, all these nenek and moyang kebayan very good lah.. one thread can talk about so many stories, haha!! from birthday greetings to social media to IT to phones to birthday party to kids, tell me what else you couldn't talk about?? hahaha.. really enjoyed reading this thread lah, it makes me feel like sitting in a kopitiam and eavesdropping on the aunties and uncles conversation~~ muahaha!! :D

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    23. Ketukkkkkkkkk...of course wont tell you what we cant talk about ma..otherwise you post those topics then we got nothing to say lo. Agree or not Princess ribbons? Like niw topic aboit birthday we have a lot of nenek kebayan story lo...include moyang kebayan pun. Lol

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  2. Good morning SK and everyone, it's Monday...

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    1. For me, i prefer to greet the person earlier or on the day itself...

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    2. I also usually greet the person earlier, coz if I can remember, then faster greet first ma, hehe, if forgotten liao, then paiseh lor, then have to wish belated birthday macam no heart lor, hehe

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    3. Lastime leh, during college, we always used to wait until 12am to sms that person.. If closer friends leh, we call at 12am..

      As time went by, slowly, we never call/sms at 12am liao lor.. We sms around 10am and said "I hope I am the first to wish you happy birthday tonite" padahal actually we already wana go to sleep that time and malas wana wait until 12am to sms that person, hahahahahaha...

      Smart mou?

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    4. It depends la, some friends still very thoughtful, will wait till12am wish through whatsapp, FB, then blog's post as well, and for much close friends they'll send some gifts by mail!!! =]

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    5. Ya la, very close friends, especially those good ones keeping in touch since primary school until now will still do that la.. but MOST of them already no do like that liao lor..

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    6. FB birthday alert is really good. I reckon. I always depend on the birthday notification to put in my greetings, but if I am late in my greetings, I will just not send any.

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    7. I complain so much about the new IT media and communications. I guess it only applies to me because I get too many messages from colleagues, friends, siblings and many property agents through sms, watsaps, vibers, emails and facebook messages!!! Won't you find that irritating??? I do.

      A good example of irritation is the same agents would send me messages in watsaps, viber and sms!!!! I have to crack my head often to track back all the appts made or postponed or cancelled. It is not difficult but confusing as they have similar names too!

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    8. But fb punya not always accurate leh. Some wull put fake birth date in fb . I know quite a number of friends who does that for security reason.

      Yea IT could ve a nightmare too. Fb instagram twitter whatapps wechat chaton bla bla... need so many passwords .cannot use sane password for each apps ma. It's very irritating especially whn duno how to mute the beeping sound.

      I would try to wish ppl early birthday too..if I can remember la. Old already lo.

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    9. Aiyoyo, Meow, go setting la.. Mute the sound, but select the LED flashing..

      Now, if my phone got whatsapp or wechat, no sound, but got LED light flashing.. So I know lor..

      1) Watsapp LED flash, you choose yourself..
      2) ChatOn LED flash = orange colour
      3) KakaoTalk LED flash = yellow colour
      4) WeChat LED flash = green colour

      Kan senang?

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    10. Sometimes the LED light gets irritate like keep flashes in the dark...so normally when I sleep I turn off all data wifi, hehe!!!

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    11. Led flashing darn irritating la and makan my battery slso. Zzz then wake up battery half liao

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    12. Oh, ya ka? I terbalik pulak.. I don't like the beep beep notifications, but I'm ok with the LED flashing.. Eh, if LED also irritating, noise beep beep also irritating, then how? Off all the sound ka?

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    13. The light makan lots of battery, can see from the battery usage list!!!

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    14. haha, another one that makes me feel like eavesdropping while reading.. suddenly can jump to LED on phone while this topic is on birthday greetings, haha!! BTW, my phone tarak all those LED notifications lah..

      i actually wish people happy birthday on the day itself, because i always check on FB, or i've already set the date on my phone..

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    15. Yup..I mute my phone even in day time. Unless if I am waitibg for a call or email la. Then I turn on the volume. Yea am weird...but nenek ma...nenek dint like flashing lights and noise. So birthday notification from phone also mute. When I turn on the phone I will see the notification lo. Otherwise. ..wait lo

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  3. Yes it wouldn't be nice and sincere of us to wish someone late. But in this it savvy era, it has become a norm. Most people wish each other even though they don' t know the other person at all. One just tends to follow the crowd.

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    1. Have to admit too, I sometimes depend on FB notifications to notify me who and who is having a bday today (those not close ones), and I just follow the crowd and wish them happy bday on their wall :)
      Afterall, type one sentence only ma, ain't that hard..

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    2. I did that wishing thing on FB everyday last time, but now hardly go FB, some even off the notification to see any of her or his friends remember or not...

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    3. Of course i also depends on the help from Facebook notifications. Honestly I don't quite like Facebook since a long time ago. It created jealousy amongst low minded people. Did you realise that too? Maybe your friends are all better and broad minded.

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    4. I agree with Anay TM. Some people use FB to show off, some people try to create jealousy. But then, I think we must have good EQ when using this social media. Otherwise we will also follow blindly what other is doing.

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    5. I can share a good example of Facebook jealousy that happened to me. I seldom log into Facebook like others who check the FB 5-10 times a day. Sometimes I checked 10 times a day when I was too free and sometimes I didn't check for 2 days due to unforeseen reasons. If I was travelling overseas, it could be a week that I didn't see my Facebook properly. What happened? I missed those birthday notifications that could only be seen in the PC or lap tops and not in my Smartphones. So I missed some birthdays!!! Whoa!!! The birthday fella emo and kept inside his hearts. Adoi.... Later when I wished someone else with drawings of birthday cake in the FB, that emo guy would openly ask me in the FB why I didn't wish him and create a cake??? I sweated so much!!! I had to track back that fella's birthday and prayed that I went overseas!!! No, sometimes I was in KL but merely overlooked.

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    6. The next thing is that some people are jealous when you post too many photos of your overseas trips or have dinners at 5 Star hotels with Whos & Whos... Adoi....
      So I guess they prefer to see me in suffering mode or attending dinners by the road sides! Muahahahaha

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    7. Muahahahaha! Anay, you should be happy, this show that fella loves your greetings very much. Means, you are very very important person to that fella ma!

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    8. Anay, you make me ponder now, if I want to make people jealous, I must use FB as a weapon.

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    9. I did realize it, as people post travelling pictures, they would say "so much money, can go travel anytime anywhere!" As people post food may get comment as "so many food, no wonder you so fat, how to slim down!" As people post presents picture may gets different types of hint jealousy comments!!! =.=!!!

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    10. Don't do that.....seriously it would draw you into types dramas....

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    11. Wah!! Yan must be on leave today!!! So many comments today and SK will be happiest.

      Eh Polka Dot Ribbon Princess, please don't add me in Facebook lah. I will shut down my facebook soon and I am serious la.

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    12. I mainly use the FB as my free photo storage.. Many are using Dropbox, etc.. But don't you agree FB is a very good photo storage, FOC somemore. You can upload unlimited albums, and 200 photos for each album..

      BUT I also agree it's not a platform to show off your photos, where u have been, what 10-star food you have been eating, etc..I also behtahan some people hogging the pc and flooding the walls with Valentine's photos, Christmas photos, etc.. What they eat, bla bla... *yawn*

      Some people I know, put privacy setting on their albums.. Only for their eyes, and they mainly makeuse of the FB for photo storage only..

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    13. Amboi, TM, "shut down" timmm... Like so kua cheong like that ~ LOL

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    14. Indeed FB is a very good storage but it minimize your pics already, I only Dropbox as temporary storage, delete once I backup the pics!!! =]

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    15. TM, agree that SK will be very happy today, 38 komens in less than 1 hour, sure his eyes will become lagi small from smiling wide wide now.. Eyes already small lor kan? Now I think lagi small jor.. Grinning in front of his pc..

      Well, Princess Polka Ribbon is hogging the pc right now, I can komen in the morning la, before all the work comes in..
      Hint: Princess Polka Ribbon does not online during weekends (and public holidays)... Ok, ada online, but won't be komenting lor.. Coz mostly will use my smartfone to surf during weekends.. And weekends have to jaga lembu, oops, I mean jaga anak, so no time komen and spam kau-kau like now..

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    16. The 38's 70% is from yours, hahahha~~~

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    17. Hehe, depends lor.. I am hogging the pc, then I can komen kau-kau lor.. Later when the work starts coming in, I hilangkan diri liao :)

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    18. Hey Ribbon Princess, why must you mention so many times that SK's eyes are small or tiny?? I would phiak your mouth to East & West directions if you say my eyes small and face look old like Ah Pek. Anyways, if you meet SK in actual person, your jaws might drop and tongues wag like a Poodle Princess to see his handsome & macho face with muscular body. Any gal would drool at my Thambee! I don't think SK will ever want to meet you la since you never praised him.

      I wonder what job you do at work that you could spam so much in the office?

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    19. Eh, have you ever heard if somebody keeps mentioning something repeatedly, means that person is paying attention to the other party lor.. Means thinking of the other party lor
      *Note: I know what you are thinking.. Not flirting as in "thinking" like missing somebody.. "thinking" as in SK will always flash thru my mind when I am komenting since this is his blog la..And yes, I always think of (and remember) him by his sexy small eyes lar, hehe..

      Eh, TM, chisin, hehe, I never thought b4 your eyes are small and your face is old la.. In fact, I think you have a very intellectual kinda face who always have something sensible to say anytime, anywhere...

      Err, and I don't think you seh-tah phiak me kua.. Altho' you are chou-lou sometimes, I think you are a gentleman also, kan? Kekekeke..

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    20. Okay okay give you a candy now! Of course I won't dare to phiak anyone lah, just kidding only okay. I had to speak up as I know I would scream if someone tells me my physical looks like alien, chubby faced or rabbit tooth. I might cry buckets of tears you know. I would blame my parents if I look horrible and I would also compliment my parents if I look like Tom Cruise.
      In the past there have been some bloggers who openly belittled others without realising it. One idiot and retarded blogger had to remind me very often that I am getting old plus after scolding the daylight out of him, he still watsap me "Burung Kakak Tua" last week. Hope he reads this cos he has no respects for anyone.

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    21. I guess SK small eyes are a turn-on that's why it is mentioned over and over again. :)

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    22. Meow. ....cakar cakar cakar... out of topic la you two. Sampai talk about body and face pulak too. Though i do agree with anay...what la keep mention sk's eye small. Ini lah lelaki cina tulin oi. You should see his muscular body.like one of those kungfu master body leh.
      Too bad I don't have daughter else will "chup" sk as son in law *runs n hide from stp*

      I will make sure my daughter not forget sk birthday. Not wish him belated birthday. It is so easy to remember 0617...muhahaha

      Who who scold anay say anay old?

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    23. Tu la, aku pun pening..

      Who so berani scold TM old?

      I think TM will use his socks to gag the fella's mouth and cekik him sampai mati oiii !!!

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    24. No la..gag and sumbat into jamban only la...hmm start feeling like yny sista n jamban topic back in 2012...alamakk fr belated bday to jamban...sure kena sk potong markah...hmmm...no potong but zero point. Out of topic. Lol

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    25. wah, is there so much to talk about birthday greetings?? three long threads that i've never expected on my blog.. it's been so long i've not seen this happening on my blog!! the last one i saw was probably two years ago when the KL gang was fighting with the Taiping gang, haha~~

      okay lah, make it clear lah.. i am never bothered about my look, i have very little and rare eyebrow which look weird to many people, i have small eyes and you may not see them when i smile.. but that is how i look and that's my signature, you probably won't see a second person like that, so please appreciate looking at my face wokay?? muahahahaha~~ :D

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    26. My eyes also very small, my friend always purposely said "open your eyes!" I opened already open big and starred at him, and he said "open much bigger!" But......that's the max I can go......=.=!!!

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    27. haha, so bad lah you friend.. next time you must find his weakness and try to make fun of it, of course just joking and don't make him feel offended la~~ :D

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    28. Soecial features lol....I hv a friend who when she smile the cirner of her mouth turned down wards instead of up. I used to tease her say don't smile. Me bad la. Her bday I will remember coz its easy..13/5...lol..sure wont hv to qish her "belated" birthday

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  4. Good morning everyone.
    Reading this post, I feel paiseh, as I am doing what others are doing. So, people greets others "Happy Belated Birthday", I also follow to do so.

    SK is different. SK will think before doing so, and not just follow other people way of doing things. Great!

    Next time, I must be like that too. Must think and not just follow blindly. Heheheh! I agree la! I will just wish Happy Birthday to you, regardless early or late.

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    1. Me too guilty of that . I also use belated birthday didn't really think of the wording. Jusr main aim was to wish that person . Now sk highlighted . Will be more careful next time

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    2. i used to say "happy belated birthday" last time and thought it was quite cool (and i supposed many people who purposely said this think they are cool, haha!!).. but later i really think there is something wrong with this lah, birthdays are never late, so stop saying this~~ :p

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    3. Haha I agree with you Yan, SK sure think differently, or shall I say he has very high IQ! He always think out of the box one, kekek (Eh say like I know you so well, LOL)
      I am sure many of us keep saying happy belated birthday all the time.

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  5. Morning, Morning......at first I saw the topic I was thinking some festive "belated" celebration!!! Some people might mind isn't not wish on the exact date, thus they would reply as it's already past, as for advanced so they might just write "belated" lo.....but sometimes it makes me confuse when was the date for it duh!!! =.=!!!

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    1. yalah, happy birthday 咪 happy birthday lor.. don't necessarily have to add in "belated" one mah.. but why some people would mind that ah?? actually it's the thought mah..

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    2. I'm not sure, I just follow what people write, since my English isn't not that good, got to ask some professional English teacher to answer this!!!

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    3. haha, then write in Chinese lah.. if your friends don't read Chinese then let them guess~~ :p

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    4. Yah lo, for Chinese, normally I wrote 迟来的祝福,祝你生日快乐!!! =]

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  6. Happy Birthday,然後系邊皮寫"sorry for my belated greeting"。

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    1. 哈哈, 其實我覺得冇必要囉, 咪當你生日大晒, 可以慶祝前後一個星期~~ :D

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  7. 對啦,果日去MidValley既Celebrity Fitness,有人啲錢放locker比偷咗。小心啲...

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    1. 你經常都去MV嘅CF?? 其實我都聽聞過嗰邊發生好多次偷竊事件喇.. 我每次都係將貴重物品擺入樓下嘅locker, 應該安全啲啩??

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  8. You have a point there, SK.. that means we are wishing him happiness on a birthday which we missed out? It should be Belated Happy Birthday... now I can see my mistake too.. I also wish others Happy Belated Birthday.. must ask our Cigku ... see which one is more correct... hahaha...

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    1. yeah, happy belated birthday means we are happy for "postponing" his birthday?? muahahaha.. i think i am pretty sure that this is not right lah, so next time don't make trouble, just say "happy birthday, sorry for being late".. haha!!

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  9. Alamak!

    English lesson ke?

    Lina tarak pandai mau think too deep like Ah Boy. :P

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    1. Lol.....u tarak think deep but you perhatin. Me too never really thought of it

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    2. aiyah Mak Glam's English is certainly better than Ah Boy lah.. she aje aje pretend there only..

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  10. Agree! Agree!

    Though don't la wish happy birthday like a month in advance or a month late! LOL

    Though if it comes with a present, I don;t think I'd mind any time you wanna wish me happy birthday also! Bwahaha

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    1. hahaha, one month in advanced or late?? that is too much lah, it doesn't show you missed the birthday, but instead you totally have no idea on the birthday at all..

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  11. Oh crap!

    This remind me.

    I forgot about a few staff punya birthday in my department!

    Must remember korek duit to buy cake later! Huhuhhu~

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    1. Wakakaka...see sk hv done you a service. Lucky you read this esle lupa kena wish "belated" birthday and create jealousy pulak.

      Last time each mth we will kumpul duit n celebrate staffs bday. Then new boss come and put a stop on that .say crwate jealousy wor...maybe coz nobody willing to celebrate his kedekut bday kot.

      But we still sendiri department celebrate own staffs bday. Just omit him from the celebratiom. Wait till he go home we baru celebrate. Lol

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    2. Here leh, we sendiri celebrate with that kolik lor.. Sendiri pocket punyer la.. No departmental celebration lor..

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    3. You all dunno how to make your bosses fork out money la.

      Must find ways to make him/her declare that they sponsor. First thing - celebrate their birthday kaw-kaw. Make them so happy they annouce how nice it'll be to do this for everyone. Then, you ask them sponsor la. In front of everybody. Cannot say no one! LOL

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    4. wah, Mak Glam is the Director for BCD (birthday celebration department) ke?? haha.. aiyoh, why the boss doesn't allow birthday celebrations?? it's no a big deal also what, just spend like RM50 to buy a cake and make the employees happy lah..

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    5. This boss darn KDK (kedekut) one la. Celebrate his birthday he will syok syok accept . But if ask him contribute money to celebrate staff birthday he will sakit gigi lo.

      Once during CNY one staff beh tahan. Go infront of him and say gong xi fatt chai mr xxx. Angpau nah lai". You know how he responded? He just senyum terheggeh hegeh and shaked the staff's hand. Adoi...gaji beribu..tak kan la angpau rm2 also tak mampu gv...40staffs only mah in our branch

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  12. My birthday is coming :)

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    1. my birthday is also coming~~ :p

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  13. Hhaha... I just posted belated birthday to my relative's FB wall. Not that I forgot but I did not log in to FB these few days.

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    1. nowadays with FB, it is pretty easy to remember one's birthday. In fact, easy to greet them. haha

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    2. yeah, i think nowadays most of the people will rely on FB to remind them of friends' birthdays, and then just conveniently type a greeting on FB wall.. :)

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  14. i never say happy belated birthday before, but agree with wat u said, 'Belated happy birthday' is grammatically correct. perhaps the reason for the use of 'happy belated birthday' is because people usually put HAPPY at the beginning of the statement? HAPPY....
    Eg:
    HAPPY 20th birthday.
    HAPPY new year
    HAPPY cny
    HAPPY Anniversary
    HAPPY holiday

    put HAPPY at the beginning sounds more common, maybe people focus on feelings first?

    maybe say 'belated birthday greetings' is the way??

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    1. i used to say "happy belated birthday" too and thought it was cool, hahaha!! so paiseh lah, but now i really find this not the right way of saying so.. anyway, maybe just get rid of the word "belated" and just say "happy birthday" probably to end with "sorry i am late"?? :p

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  15. It's better to wish someone Happy Birthday earlier than late. I usually don't wish anymore when it's over. But it's no big deal even if someone wishes me happy belated birthday. I don't expect everyone to remember my exact birthday. Furthermore, I don't put my birthday on facebook.

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    1. oh yeah, i also heard something like that.. same to celebrations, either on the day or earlier but never later.. anyway, it's the thought so i also won't mind at all whether it's later or earlier - but don't make it like one month later lah, haha!! :D

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  16. 我都想知道究竟正確與否。

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    1. 我其實幾可以肯定happy belated birthday係唔啱囉..

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  17. Belated Happy Birthday greetings! The greetings are late.

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    1. Better key in reminder - your birthday... Old man very forgetful mah!!! Thank goodness for modern technology. Hehehehehe!!!!

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    2. Wahhhh!!!! Early early already hint hint!!! LOL!!!

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    3. not only old man lah, i think nowadays with social media and apps to record down birthdays, we've all been very dependent on them and never bother to remember any already.. early?? not early, you are given 6 months to prepare~~ :D

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  18. So smart of him to think of this, there is something incorrect in our english

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    1. i am not smart but just try to think about what we always think is right but indeed incorrect :)

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  19. I always wish people happy belated birthday but i never thought of this thing that sk pointed out

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    1. Same here Libby! I really never thought of the difference, hehehe~

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    2. so now, better not say that lah though it's still widely accepted as correct.. just say happy birthday will do lah, no need belated :D

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  20. Good afternoon SK and everyone! I am back!

    So damn busy for the passed week, some personal matters need to attend to.
    And now, I need one day time (without any interruption) to catch up with all of you guys' posts! So much homeworks to do! Hoho~ Luckily you din't have a lot of posts lately, otherwise I'll need more time to spam, hehe!
    Anyway, I wanna thank you again for the lovely gift! They are wrapped so neatly I nearly 不舍得 open leh! :p
    I love the CD especially, loaded with all nice songs, already put it in my car liao, don't worry ;))

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    1. I wonder which website you go to download the songs? I mean surely all the 10 readers have different variety of song types, but you can find them and send them out fast! As I know, songs are hard to download for free these days, especially chinese songs, and those very new ones.
      Really salute your effort la! Must have spent so much time to design and pack everything! 真是抵锡!=D
      (Paiseh I know this comment is a bit out of today's topic :p)

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    2. Back to today's topic, I am actually one of the person who wish people 'happy belated birthday' xDD I din't think so much when I wish friends, cause 我是发出内心真诚的祝福 :p
      I never actually thought of the difference between 'happy belated birthday' and 'belated happy birthday' wo! Cause any ways also, it's still a wish ma! :p
      But now after reading your post, I think you're right! Proper way should be the latter one, hehe!
      So now I'll remember to wish the proper way la!

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    3. I also wonder where he got the songs, like one of the song I asked was like the one I heard from YouTube cause it has partial dialog in it, hehe!!!

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    4. I think everything is from youtube.. And he downloaded a (maybe paid) software to copy from youtube kua..

      Yes, I made this guess coz some of the songs had dialog in it before the song started.. Unlike if download from MP3 loader (from Android apps), terus can start with the song already.. But some of the songs, cakap cakap sampai 23 seconds baru start the song.. So I'm very sure it's from youtube..

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    5. It makes sense, I used to have the YouTube download software last time, but now apps make it easier!!! =]

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    6. hahaha, i find those songs more special if they come with dialogue woh, something you won't usually find from the songs on CD mah.. and yeah, i got those songs from the MVs on YouTube but not good to expose too much details in public lah, after all it's not legally right to do so, hehehe.. so just keep all your CDs for your personal entertainment use only :p

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    7. Haha geng la you SK!
      Yea I hate those songs with dialogue in it, those like doing commercial one, so irritating nia. And songs downloaded in concert version also not good, quality bad.. But songs that SK given all seems to have standard, good quality! xD

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  21. Oops belated birthday wishes to your last June17 2013 birthday and a pre Happy Birthday to your coming birthday on June17 2014..haha

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    1. hahaha, and i wish you the same lah.. belated birthday greetings for your 2013 birthday and pre birthday greetings for your 2014 birthday, same to 2015, 2016, 2017 and so on~~ :D

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  22. You are absolutely right. So belated happy birthday though some seven months late or should I say advance happy birthday and be half a year early? Haha.. meaning to confuse you. Kidding of course.

    We sometimes say things we give little thought to, eh?

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    1. haha, you said the same thing as Bananaz huh?? wise fruits, or wise people think alike?? hahaha.. then i will not wish you a belated 2013 birthday wish, but rather advanced 2014, 2015, 2016 etc birthday wish in advance~~ :p

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  23. You are right?! never think of it pulak....

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