Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Eleventh Extravaganza

“Do I really have to?” I groaned. It was the 20th of April and the day I turned eleven had arrived. Also the day I had to wear a bright pink dress my aunty had picked out. “Yes.” she said firmly. There was no way I was wearing this in front of my friends. My reputation would be ruined! Hopefully no one brought any cameras.
“Just kidding!” my aunty laughed. She put down the hideous dress, and pulled out a beautiful pacific patterned dress. “THANK GOODNESS!” I shouted!

My mum barged in and said “ Hurry up. Selena’s already here. Get changed!” Selena, Selena, Selena. She was always there the earliest. “Ok mum.” I said while struggling to put on the dress. “HURRY UP!!” My mum yelled. Well, so much for being kind to the birthday girl! It was the 20th of April. My birthday. I had turned eleven. It had been a looooooong week thinking about today. Finally, the day had come.

“Thank goodness!” I said relieved as I got changed. I heard voices outside my window.Gasp! It was my friend Selena!! She had come early!! “Knock, knock.” she was knocking on the door. “Coming!” I yelled while quickly putting the embarrassing bright pink dress in to hiding. I ran to answer the door to see Selena. “Hi Reka. Happy Birthday.” she said shyly. “Hi Lena!” I practically shouted.

Enthusiastically I jumped outside to help Selena with her bags and went on and on to talk about what we were going to do :”So we’re going to eat first, and then we’re gonna talk about secrets- Oh and don’t worry I didn’t tell anyone-” My blabbering was interrupted by one of Selena’s fake coughs. I looked up and saw Selena’s family standing there giggling then I looked back at Selena and her face was bright red. Quickly I said “ Thank you for letting Selena come! Lena want to come inside?” We both sped in to my bedroom and waved at her family from my window.

“Phew! Nice save Reka.” she said while looking cautiosly at my room as if she’d seen something suspicious! Gasp! What if she had seen my bright pink dress! Oh no! “Umm..” I mumbled trying to think of an explanation. Thankfully, 3 loud beeps came from the long driveway. Yes! Now I didn’t have to make up something.

Selena and I ran out to greet Mubbasshira. Then weirdly 30 seconds later, Ala came. Then Mino. Then, we ate! My dad had made a big pile of sticky ribs and a huge bowl of chicken fried rice. YUM!! And for my dear friend Mubbasshira my dad had bought a Chicken Donner Kebab. After we spent 30 minutes drooling, thinking about the food. It was time to eat. Selena handed me my knife and fork. Politely, I took them and put then down and then dug my teeth in to the glorious sticky ribs.


  1. I love reading this Toreka. What a wonderful day you had and you have retold the day so engagingly. I think YOU should be a journalist - I can just see you writing for a famous magazine one day or an online newspaper :)

    Anyway, it sounds like your birthday was fun and your friends and family spoilt you. Don't throw out the pink dress though. It could be just what you are looking for one day when you want a dress up costume :)

    Mrs Burt

  2. Hi Toreka,
    Wow! I really liked reading your story. It sounded like you had a great time! You looked beautiful in that dress is well. I hope you had a great time. I can't wait until your writing in famous papers!:D Anyway, that was a great story. Happy Birthday

  3. Hi toreka i like your sory and your pink dress it looks cool and i like it was it cool for your brithr.

  4. Aunty that dd your dress:)June 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Dearest Beautiful TOREKA......
    Ive Put this down as one of my long term goals...
    (commenting on your blog:))
    YOur such a gifted writer. How i wish i was like you:)YOU definitly had everything that happened at your birthay written out to the tee:) Wata awesome story.
    p.s YOU LOOKED STUNNING (as usual)
    Love you so much