This year to celebrate Lunar New Year, I decided to have a party in my condo at Boulevard 88 in Singapore and invite all of my friends. This was my first time hosting such an event, and I wanted everything to be perfect, so I planned in advance for it. I crafted the perfect menu of foods that would be served at the party. I even meticulously made just the right play-list full of music that would be great for keeping people entertained during the party. Normally I’ll just order a pizza, grab some chips and drinks from the store, and put on anything when I want to have a get together, but this party was special, so I put lots of thought into it.

I had a time set for the party to start, and I didn’t expect anyone to actually show up on time, because they normally don’t when I have a gathering, but this time, everyone came at exactly the right moment. I was constantly going around the room while the guests talked to each other, making sure that everyone had something to eat or drink. It was a bit more stressful than I anticipated. I tried to sit down and relax for a moment, but I couldn’t stop thinking about how much food and drink was left.

As time passed at the party, I became less stressed and let myself have some fun by dancing with the guests. Music has a way of getting everyone to let go of their inner thoughts and just put their energy towards something that will be entertaining. It was a good party, and I was glad that everyone came, but next year, I think I’ll leave the party for someone else to throw. I’d prefer to just be a guest.