Yesterday (23/2/12) evening, we celebrated Dr Mike’s 55th birthday at
The Olde Cuban
2 Trengganu Street
There was free flow of single malts, maotai, and cognac and a free flow of Cuban cigars.
Dr Mike emailed to all of us in “The Fellowship” more than three weeks in advance. Dr Mike says, “Be there or be square!”
In his usual style, he further reminded us, “Please DO NOT bring gifts; gifts make me cry – anyone with a gift for me will be turned away by the bouncers.” I wonder who are his bouncers. I thought I was always his bouncer?
I had to apply leave since I was working on that day. As usual, myself and Freddie went there together. We took a train from Pasir Ris to Outram Park then walked to the place at Chinatown. We arrived within 45 mins at about 8pm.
Since we would be having a party with free flow of drinks, it’s better that we took the train instead of driving. We left around 11.30pm to catch the last train back.
It was a huge turnout. Except for a handful not able to make it, 18 of us were there. It ended at about 1am. There was so much fun meeting members of this special fraternity of pipe and cigar enthusiasts. It was quite a while since the last occasion to witness such a huge turnout in full force.
Received an email from Dr Mike this morning …
“Thanks for the great party last night – we were there from 8pm till 1am! What a great turnout – total about 18; we were in the private inner sanctum of The Olde Cuban on the 4th floor and had the entire floor to ourselves. We consumed about 8 bottles of cognac, single malt and mao tai. What a great party!!!
You guys lived up to the maxim “Be there or be square!”
Thanks for the ang pow, the meerschaum pipe, the cake, the food, the gifts, the chocolates, the foie gras, the cards, the birthday wishes and most of all for your presence and fellowship.
Yes, on to more good years indeed!”
What a memorable event! I will always remember this great party of the year. It’s special cuz in Dr Mike’s words, “we occupied the entire 4th floor of Olde Cuban’s private inner sanctum!”
May Good Fortune and Excellent Health Stay With You Forever!