Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Angels And Demons Go Vietnamese

Now just last weekend we celebrated the birthdays of March babies esteban and CherubCel. While most of the planning was done early thanks to OC lad, and it marked the return of thematic birthday parties (as we chose to keep ours simple and somehow it didn't happen for Puddy's birthday). The theme was chosen rather late as everyone chipped in their suggestions and it was up to both birthday boy and girl to agree on a theme.

What with the venue being Cungdinh Vietnam Restaurant at One Bangsar, certain suggestions like 'Topless Night' and 'Tarts And Vicars' certainly spelt Bangsar Social Suicide. And in the end, it was decided that the theme was 'Angels & Demons'!

And the cool bit? Lad informed us that we were to decide which side we were suppose to be on, but not to tell the others. And the end result was that our party of 14 had an even number of angels and demons! Even with the short time to prepare for costumes, everyone had props, and were either dressed in pure white or black and red! Even the birthday boy and girl were on opposite teams! The theme turned out to work surprisingly well!

...yes, we had the other diners giving us double takes and grinning. But we all had good fun.

On the good side...

And at the other corner...

The food at Cungdinh was excellent, and the service was wonderful. Waiters and waitresses discreetly made their way around clearing the table and setting dish after dish, and each dish came with its own specific sauce! The price, we suppose, would also be excellent. Lad has yet to tabulate the bill...

And once everyone filled their stomachs, it was time to parade our costumes, haha.

"Good morning Charlie!"

'Course, not everyone followed the stereotype Christian-depicted angel or demon. Here we have otousan as...we're not sure, but it was horrifying nevertheless.

And everyone started playing with the props! Goes to show that angels can be tempted. Here we have a good girl gone bad...

And the good girl was carrying a rose instead of a wand or a harp (interestingly no angel brought a harp or horn or flaming sword...). She gave that up, which the Angel Of Death (on the demon's side) used to become Tuxedo Mask instead...

And the Angel Of Death's scythe went to the Angel Of Music instead, who took over the role looking far more appropriate...

Demonic transformations were aplenty, leading to otousan changing to The Horny One with three pairs of horns...

...and the rare appearance of the unihorn. Unlike the unicorn which can only be tamed by a virgin maiden, we guess the unihorn tames virgin maidens instead.

It was a merry night and after the present-giving ceremony, the birthday boy and girl went aside to discuss whom should win the Best Dressed Award. The winners?

The winged ones! Germ, with her wings tied to her dress for the angels and lad, with his DIY unfoldable wings for the demons! In fact poor Germ couldn't dismantle her wings until she got home, she had to sit rather uncomfortably in the car on the way to and from the restaurant! Imagine if she had to park at Bangsar Village and walk all the way for everyone to see. Or if we all decided to continue the night by going clubbing or something.

Happy birthday again to esteban and CherubCel!

5 comments:

William said...

One Bangsar. I should eat there before their lease ends.

Alex said...

Satanic! This is so un-Christian! LOL!

N.J.A.P.F. said...

speedy!! :)

Bong said...

Its Uni-Horny!
Haha...

Janvier said...

William: Yes, you should try!

Alex: Only in the best traditions!

NJAPF: Not really! :P

Bong: You ni horny! :P