Swetha's first birthday
Day: Friday the 13th (nov).
Venue: Ebony on the 13th floor.
Time: 7 pm
Occasion: Swetha's first birthday with her fiance
Weather: Breezy with love-in-the-air and slightly overcast weather conditions.
A couple of days back, I kept wondering which is the best way to spend time with Swetha on her first b'day. At work, I had a project release on 16th and so I had to time-share between the birthday prep and the release day. I had a lot of time to plan and re-plan to get her a gift but procrastination did me in this time. Let us not talk about it now :-).
Choosing a gift for your GF/ fiancee/ wife is really tough. This is a cliched statement and every male species would agree with me. Guys btw do get educated whenever you choose a gift for your woman. I never knew mauve and mustard are terms used to identify colors!! I firmly believe the person who discovered the VIBGYOR shades would be rolling in his grave if he realizes that mustard is a color besides a culinary item for women. Anyways, I did pick up my gifts the day before the b'day and really did hope-against-hope that Swetha loves what I chose for her.
On the D-day, I am all excited and after the initial phone calls to wish her, I reach her place, dressed impeccably (I thought so) and groomed well for the dinner. I starved a bit during the day to gorge well during dinner. We chose Ebony for dinner knowing well what this place offers for couples. At Ebony, I could sense my ego inflate when the valet and the stewards welcomed us and treated us royally. The staff at this place were really good and know how to treat their customers well. We were given the best seats in the place and with the best view of the entire city.
After a whole fifteen minutes, the steward came to us with the menu. I would have given him a piece of my mind had it been a different day. We preferred Thai for dinner and ordered a chicken clear soup and crispy chicken to start. The crispy chicken was amazing and literally finger-licking stuff. Knowing Swetha well, I knew I will end up finishing most portions of the dishes. Why do women always consider us as recycle bins? We had rice and a Thai yellow curry to end the meal.
During the course of dinner, I passed the gifts that I chose for her. After dinner we went for a stroll along Church street which was not crowded for a change. Later I dropped her off at her place and I went home happy and satisfied. Satisfied because I knew it was the best evening spent together when she turned emotional and said that she loved every bit of the time spent that day and the gifts that I chose. This will be a wonderful evening that I will remember for a long long time.
Mauve and mustard? Wait let me look up the dictionary. Guys, mauve and mustard is what we normally call as purple and yellow. So long.