A total of 12 people attended the...party, I guess. So characteristically of him, though, he didn't tell anyone outside of his roommates and German friend that it was his birthday. I let it slip, though, and everyone wished him a happy birthday and somewhat forced him to have the whole 'make a wish and blow the candles ritual' using Nelva's cake. My cake was already cut in half because Firu and I already had the whole candle thing way earlier that day, so it wasn't appropriate for the whole ritual anymore. The first nine people who came enjoyed the meal first then three more people came and ate a little later. Despite there being 11 Indonesians and only one German - sorry, Jan! - it was all really fun...well, for me anyway. After the meal, we played capsa - kind of like Indonesian poker, I guess -, Twister, tepok nyamuk and even Nintendo Wii. It was a riot and a blast. I haven't had this much fun in months!
Oh, but that wasn't where the fun ended. The next day, Indonesian students held this BBQ party at the park. It was the first chance Nelva had to meet more students. I could hardly believe that Firu was the extroverted one in the house, seeing as how private he usually is - 'cept with me, o' course. There were more guys than girls in the party, though. The variety of grilled food sold me pretty quick. Sad to say, it wasn't as fun as it could have been, there were only very few people. But we saw the friends we invited to the party the day before, new people I didn't know before and turned out to be bundles of joy. Firu got to kick some balls around with the other guys. Men, am I right? After all the grilling was done, some of us - so the 11 from the day before - took the party to a cozier location. We continued on with some ice cream, iced drinks and poker. That's when I figured a little bit about gambling and learnt I have pretty neat hands - I mean I only started playing halfway through but totally kicked Firu's (among others') ass(es) and won the whole game! (We didn't really play with money, though, mind you). The younger kids decided to take an evening stroll afterwards, wanted to see the Extra Schicht event but just crashed at McDonald's as soon as we figured out it wasn't for free. We hit it off until midnight. It was really awesome!