“Ate, lets go out tonight after our event. Just you, me and Vic. You’re gonna be pretty busy this week and I want to be able to spend time with you on your birthday..”
It’s funny because instead of planning my own birthday this year, my sister Lauren had planned it for me. I was expecting something nice and quiet with my monkeys (what I call Victor and Lauren haha) but apparently I was in for a lot more! I have ALWAYS planned out something for my birthday. For the past 3 years, I always had a little something up my sleeve so that my friends and I could enjoy on my special day.
2010! The day I was no longer a teenager! I thought I was being all adult like and wanted to party it up in a club. Hindi ko na nga matandaan yung name ng bar na pinagcelebrate ko but I remember it was on a Saturday and that was a big thing. I just HAD to have my birthday on an “SNL” night. Loooooved that night because my friend Euric was playing and his music isn’t all TUGS TUGS TUGS. “Euric!!! Play this song for me PLEASEEE!” Hahahaha! I hope he didn’t get too annoyed with us that night. :p
2011! I am so sad because for some reason I only found two pictures I probably had the pictures on my old laptop and for some reason, none of my friends had pictures! That night was really fun though and I was still feeling like a baws and was like, “I’m 21! I’m legal! Let’s drink!” So I did! And so did all of my friends. It was so cool because I was able to get 3 bottles for a pretty kick ass price and my friend gave me a bottle of Patron XO (muy paborito). To top off the night, one of my friends was really outta it (aka had-too-much-to-drink) and ordered a really expensive bottle of alcohol. OH NOES. Good thing I had a friend to the rescue who even offered to pay for everything! We all spent the night in Shangri la and went swimming the day after to get rid of that nasty hangover.
2012! I guess I had finally moved on from the “partying days” because this year I just wanted a pretty chill and laid back celebration. In my barkada, “The Chicas” as we like to call ourselves, four of us are February celebrants. So I planned something for the whole barkada sponsored by us Feb babies. We reserved a HUUUUGE table at this hidden restaurant in Marikina called Isabelo Gardens and had such an amazing time. It was full of old stories, new stories, laughter, food, more food and good times. Afterwards, we went to Rue Bourbon and decided to have a couple of drinks. The celebrants were given a special drink called “Gunpoweder”. It’s the PERFECT drink for a birthday girl or guy because it’s better than a birthday cake! They light the mixed shot (just like a B52) and then sprinkle it with cinnamon (ala Are You Afraid of The Dark where they throw magic powder in the fire and it lights up like BOOM). Then they put out the fire and capture the smoke in a glass and cover it. You drink the shot with a straw and it gets craaaazy! But that’s not all because you have to inhale the smoke in that other glass. Okay, maybe now it gets craaaazy! I think that was the only drink I had that night because that’s all I could really take :p
2013! This year, I really hadn’t planned anything. I was too caught up in work that I kinda forgot to put together something for my birthday. Lauren told me that she had reserved a table para sa aming magkakapatid. I called up Victor and asked him if he was going and at first he was clueless until I told him Lauren had planned it. He went, “Ahh.. Alam mo pala…” From there, I had an inkling that something was up! HA! Of course, I didn’t want to assume, but I also didn’t want to ruin anything just in case. HAHAHA :)) So after our event, we went to meet up with Vic. But he wasn’t the only one there. All of the Beshies were there! I got so kilig to the boneezy because it’s the first time that someone has done a surprise birthday salubong for me
A week before my birthday, I had a cute videoke celebration kasama ang “mga anak” ko sa Team Bata. They call me mum, momsy, mommy, mudra, you name it basta ako ang nanay nila! Haha! They were so sweet to bring gifts for me! They best part about it though was that we were all bonding and singing together and just talking about random stuff! I love that this group is so fun to be with and they want the best not only for me but for everyone else around them. I’m so grateful to have met them and hopefully dumami pa ang mga anak ko na Team Bata na mababait!
Of course, I had to spend my birthday with the Chicas so on my birthday itself we met up for a major appetizer food trip! We each had a “chocolate cake shot” at Draft to top off the night. And mind you, it was reaaaaaally good. My good friend and one of my favorite designers, Sassa Jimenez even sent over a birthday cake. I decided to bring it over to my celebration with the chicas and we devoured that cake like anything. The coolest part about the cake though was it’s design! It was in the shape of a freaking apple! NOMNOMNOM :”)
Looking back at the past couple of years, I’m really happy I got to spend it with the people closest to my heart. They’re the people that keep me grounded. They’re the people that push me to do better. Plus, soooo many people on Twitter greeted me so thank you guys so much because you made the butterflies in my belly jump around like crazy. <;3