Happy 36th Birthday To Me! And WE ARE HAVING A BABY!

So last year my gorgeous wife took me to Bali for my birthday, it was hot, and hectic, interesting but not relaxing haha.

Bali - 2013

I should really write about the trip at some point. Anyhow, onto this year! We decided against a trip, as it’s expensive and can be a hassle. So I suggested she get me a nice present and take me for dinner instead – which she did, and did very well too!

She got me the Fitbit Aria smart Wi-fi scale to go with my Fitbit Force (which is unfortunately undergoing a recall).

Fitbit Aria

I might write more about the scale later, if anyone is interested.

And then on Friday, my actual birthday, she took me for a really lovely degustation menu at Soleil in PJ, Section 17.

Soleil PJ Section 17

Good food, good wine and of course the very best company available :) After that it was off to TDH, our usual birthday joint to see my bro with the same birthday – Terence, and I had to do the judgement pipe..not pleasant.

And after we went to Velvet at Zouk..I don’t even remember the last time I went there – I’m still tired today haha.

TDH Time

We’ve gotten a few other bits and bobs too lately (which is nice!) – like a PS4, PSB Surround sound system, new router, new leather sofa and gotten a few things around the house fixed (broken lights, some leaks in the porch, got some new artificial grass, cat-proofed the porch etc), sold off a bunch of stuff I wasn’t really using any more. And it was all good timing too, as I guess we’ll be spending more time at home, we need a puke proof sofa and a well kept house.

Because…WE ARE HAVING A BABY! Yes, we decided to announce on my birthday, so we let the people know that were there – and if you weren’t you probably might already know, or if not – well now you know! We don’t know the gender yet, but the baby should be due around September 22nd 2014.

Even got a label maker for the baby book haha. So yah, it’s on – so excited!

Baby Book

So it surely is going to be an interesting year, it’s already been quite a journey and there’s so much to learn. Yes I’ll be the confinement lady, if you have any tips..let me know haha.

My mother in law is so concerned that I said I’ll learn to wash the baby from Youtube, like really it can’t be that hard right?

Sometimes I feel like I should start blogging again, but then again it feels like no-one is reading – but honestly that shouldn’t be the motivation right?

Also any well loved, high quality, useful baby gear is welcome over here if any of you out there are all done having babies and still have some stuff lying around.

My birthday posts for previous years:

2013 – Getting Old – Turning 35 Today – Happy Birthday To Me!
2012 – Happy 34th Birthday To Me!
2011 – Happy Birthday To Me!
2010 – Random Blog Post #1 – What A Week & My Birthday
2009 – No post for some reason?!
2008 – My Surprise 30th Birthday Party / Being 30 – Happy Birthday to Me!
2007 – Happy Birthday to Me Again
2006 – Happy Birthday To Me.
2005 – The Triple Faggot Birthday Bonanza!
2004 – Hadn’t started blogging yet, and was still in the UK actually.

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20 Responses to Happy 36th Birthday To Me! And WE ARE HAVING A BABY!

  1. Kuzco March 23, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    I am reading leh! Keep it up.

  2. Kuzco March 23, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    And congrats on the baby!

  3. WinnieKepala March 23, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    Firstly, Happy Birthday again!!! Wished you on FB as well.
    Secondly, Congratulations!!! I remember Kim mentioning before that she’s baby crazy and now it’s happened! So happy for you both!
    Thirdly, I’m subscribed to both you and Kim’s blog on my RSS feeds, so I’m reading…

    • ShaolinTiger March 25, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

      Thanks Winnie! Ok maaaaybe I should update more then for all 3 of you LOL

  4. Niki Cheong March 24, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    Please please please please please give birth on the due date. For umm obvious reasons. :P

    CONGRATULATIONS ON THE UPCOMING TIGERCUN, you two!

    • ShaolinTiger March 25, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

      Thanks thanks, yah that would be a cool birth date eh? Hahaha.

  5. David March 25, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

    Gareth, took me a few internet page changes and then the proverbial light bulb went off!
    Congrats to you and your lovely spouse on impending parenthood!

    Cool your are 36! Transpose those numbers and you know my age!

    You are a fortunate man! Finding an marrying such a beautiful and talented women.

    Being a very slow learner, I married when I was 38, to a lovely Filipina. There was a reason I was made to wait so long.

    BTW, I am using a Fitbit zip. Do not have the Aria. The Zip is helping my aging body deal some accumlated excess weight. I have been walking at least two miles a day for the last month, and my wife and signed on with a local gym for resistance excercises.

    Belated happy birthday!

    • ShaolinTiger March 26, 2014 at 11:20 pm #

      Thanks muchos David :) Ah, still young at heart though!

      The Aria is really cool, seen as though the Fitbit account tracks weight, it’s easier than keying it in manually and it measures body fat percentage too.

      But yah, the Fitbit definitely helps with motivation.

  6. sIm March 26, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    I am reading laaaaa…….update more la :) congrats to u and kim :)

    • ShaolinTiger March 26, 2014 at 11:17 pm #

      Yay, thank-you, thank-you – I got at least 5 readers then!

  7. Damian March 27, 2014 at 2:42 am #

    Congratulations. Happy Birthday! I read your blog from time to time. I’m out of the country but have ties there. Keep writing.

    • ShaolinTiger March 31, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

      Thanks mate, enjoy your travels :)

  8. KY March 27, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    congrats on the baby! and yes, do talk about the scale!

  9. kate March 27, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    I rarely comment so yes, 6 readers and counting…. Belated birthday greetings, Gareth and congratulations, you two! Keep on writing.

    • ShaolinTiger March 31, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

      Yay! Thanks, and I shall :)

  10. Adam March 29, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    Hey I am a long time lurker (I sent you that text/poem that Bruce Lee wrote!).

    Congratulations on your 36th Birthday and the news of your baby!

    Keep up the blog as it is always enjoyable to read!

    • ShaolinTiger April 1, 2014 at 1:55 am #

      Ah yah I remember that! Cool mate, thanks :) Keep up the Japanese learnings!

  11. Sook Teng April 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    Congratulations Tiger! Happy birthday to you too.