As it was Ruth’s 21st birthday on the 21st, Ed, Nat and myself decided to have a surprise party for her on the evening of the 19th. I first went round to Emma and left my keys with Nat. I then went out to a nice restrunt with Ruth and we had a great time. I had some salmon which was really really nice. We then walked back to mine where the others had got a cake and some baloons. Ruth was very surprised and hadn’t expected anything; so it was funny to see her expression.
On Friday, I went to Harry’s which as usual was fun. I met some guys from Taiwan there. I practised a little of my rusty Chinese and then we discovered that a Chinese pop song which we had been taught to dance to on ISEC was quite popular over in Taiwan too. The people I was talking to knew the song but didn’t know the actions so I was able to teach it to them and they held Mary (who was also at Harry’s) and myself in much respect! Everyone came round to mine afterwards for some food
Saturday was Ruth’s 21st. About 20 of us went out to Pizza Express and then invaded her rooms afterwards. A small group stayed round until about 1am talking about the historicity of Genesis 1-3 and various other problems with the passages.
Monday, I went to rev and then afterwards I went to join in with a surprise party for Joel (one of the guys I was in China with over the summer). His friends had planted a party hat in one of the draws in his room. They then got his sister to phone him and tell him to look in his draw, at which point he found it. Meanwhile, we had all grouped around the entrance to his room and when his sister told him to go outside we all started to sing happy birthday to him. He seemed rather surprised, even though within the CCCF everyone seems to have a surprise party on their birthday.
Today, I had lectures and then went to RTSF. In the evening, I went round to Ruth’s and she cooked for me. We then went to Jonathon’s 21st party. Loads of people were there whom I hadn’t seen for a while so it was good to catch up. The best present he got had to be the book of Genesis as enacted by lego figures. Would make for an interesting CU bible study…