Yup, I know that "baby shower" is not our culture. That's why I never had it before. This time, it was my colleagues idea as they just want to have something that we can celebrate with all the teachers in our centre this month. It was basically meant to wish the expecting mommies (my friend, Sus' and I). After some speeches, it was mainly having nice lunch together.
The event started almost at 1 o'clock yesterday. It was not a surprise party for me as I was told by the organizers few days before. WHY? Well, originally I planned not to join them as on Friday, I normally leave right after I finish teaching which is by 12.30. So, they had to spoiled the surprise and told me about their plan. The good thing was I could bring my camera along and captured the moment.
To begin the event, the two CEO's (Chief Entertainment Officers) who are also the organizers, called us to sit on the two special chairs. We were given the special gift like the "Mummy To Be" title (mcm Mrs World pulak rasa :P ) and some gifts for our babies. Then they asked other colleagues to give some speeches. Most of them wished us to have a safe delivery. There was one interesting speech given by the most senior colleague. He advised us not to stress ourselves with the workload and come back to work after a well-rested confinement. Of course we (the mommies) were also asked to give a speech. So, both of us shared our gratitude on their effort to organize such an event for us. We said that we were so blessed to have the caring and kind colleagues.
After all the speeches, we were starving. When it was time to eat, everybody couldn't wait to get their hands on the Special Tomato Rice, vegetable curry ,fried chicken and the spicy chicken with hot sauce. There was also a special treat, ICE CREAM at the end.
I really appreciate what they have done to me as that was my first ever baby shower . (this is my third baby) It was simple yet meaningful as it's just a get-together and share the moment with my colleagues.
Before I left, I had the chance to posed with some of my colleagues and and also took a picture of myself in front of the cute decorative board. Do I look so big now? hehe