It’s my ate‘s birthday today! She turned 17!!! Time goes by so fast.
I can still remember when I first found out I was pregnant with her. It was a mixture of joy & apprehension, as with all 1st time moms. Joy because of the gift of a tiny creation in my womb -I was given a gift so special, someone I would love for the rest of my life. Apprehension because I was bringing her out into a world that was imperfect & sometimes cruel -would I be a good mother? will I be able to provide for all her needs, not just the physical ones but more importantly the emotional & spiritual ones? But I knew then that I would do everything in my power to keep her safe & loved no matter what may happen in the future.
The first time I saw her face was just magic. I couldn’t bear not to touch her and kept her in my arms as much as I could.
Since she became a teen (and a clothes horse!), we go on shopping dates for her birthday, a one-on-one date where she has me all to herself. Then we have dinner after a particularly long enjoyable day of shopping. (hmmmnn, come to think of it, we seem to do that already even though it’s not her birthday!!!)
|In one of her past birth-dates!
We wore our tiaras the whole day. During shopping & dinner.
To the amusement of most.
But we didn’t care. It was our special day. And we were royalties! ;))
This year however, the 3 family members decided to tag along! :P So we sent the 2 boys to the cinema while ate (and also Lovey who is growing to love clothes… & shoes. eeeeek!!!) did a pretty damage to my card.
|Pre-birthday shopping.. yes, I also expect a POST-BDAY shopping! @_@
But birthdays just come once a year, so shop to your heart’s content, ate! <3
|Shopping at Greenbelt yesterday..
|Wearing their newly-purchased brogues.
Ate chose the sparkly ones. Lovey got the much simpler ones.
Both size 40.. unbelievably BIG FEET!!! @_@
|Mesa Filipino Moderne is partly owned by Sen. Kiko Pangilinan
The food is surprisingly good & for sharing.
We enjoyed all the dishes we ordered, & service was great.
They had so many friendly & attentive servers.
|Seafood Bean Curd soup 190php.
This is really, really good. I strongly suggest you try this! :)
|Shrimp cake 220php
Also very good! Even the kids loved it!
|Sisig with egg 180php|
|My order of sigarillas 180php
Would have enjoyed it spicier sana.
The one in Kanin Club is great.
But that’s just me, coz I love all things spicy! ;P
|Garlic chicken 200php|
|Beef 2 ways 360php
We liked the curry version better.
I would have wanted to try the ostrich tenderloin at 280php sana instead of this.
However, the kids feel that eating an ostrich is MORTAL SIN na! :P
|I already had a hard time convincing them to order this baby pig!
Crisp lechon 2 ways 1,300php
|This order is surprisingly big at 1/4!
The wrap actually comes in 2 rows of 8 but the server saw that we
were already salivating, haha! So she gave us the 1st half first!
|The 2nd way, on chili-garlic sauce.
Do get this if you eat at Mesa.
|Of course, birthdays aren’t birthdays without the singing waiters! ;)|
|Happy happy birthday, ate.
I love you so so so much. You have given me so much joy & happiness in your 17 years.
I hope you enjoyed your day, even though you didn’t have me all to yourself.
Our bill was only 3k, my hunny was definitely happy about that! :P We went to rockwell to try out the 60k fujifilm 100 camera that ate has been coveting..
|Ate loves anything vintage/vintage-looking.
So I guess it’s what attracted her to this.
Personally, I don’t see anything exceptional about this..
Maybe coz I’ve seen so many jurassic things in my life already
that I’m ready for everything modern! :))
So after having played with it & satisfying her curiosity, she is now out of love with fujifilm 100. Hurray for me!!! ;))
Too bad though, that the DRESS UP topshop blue dress she’s been admiring for weeks now is out of her size! :( She really resisted and waited for her birthday to get this, coz it was a bit pricey.. she waited too long my poor baby!
|She really wants the one on the left (blue sleeveless mesh bodycon dress),
although I don’t think her dad will let
her go out of the house wearing just that, haha! :P
Or the one on the right (Blue lace panel Bodycon) -less slutty haha!
However, the only stock they have is size 12. And she’s size 14! :((
|Mais con hielo for a boost of energy! ;P|
|My hunny’s skinny guinumis & my fat halo-halo.. just like our size hahaha! :P|