My ever dearest readers! :) Thank you so so SOOOOO much for all your greetings. I loved them all & I was really overwhelmed with all your encouragement, love & support. Thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart! <3
1) noelle (email@example.com)
2) hazeleaf (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3) egvista (email@example.com)
4) joy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
5) thekitchengoddess (email@example.com)
xoxomrsmartinez (wow, starstruck! Thank you, Michelle! :-*)
and to all the personal emails you guys sent. <3
The kids & I were really thinking hard about my Birthday Give-away. I was adamant that I wanted a “meet & greet” although of course, I’m far from a popular rock star -again, hindi po ako sikat!. :)) But I really want to meet as much of you as I can sooner or later. One big problem was I know most of you are working, so it was really suntok sa buwan when I finally decided on the day & time. It was the best I could do without crossing any of the kids’ schedules. I am first & foremost, a mommy. :P
Frankly, I was quite surprised there were still some who joined.. at least hindi naman ako napahiya kahit papaano, haha! ;))
But before I tell you who the winner is, let me share with you what I did on my very special day. :) It’s really nothing over the top. Being a weekday, we can’t really do anything exciting. The kids have to wake up so early. But what’s important is that we celebrated my birthday together & I was surrounded by the people I love the most.
|Woke up to this beautiful GIANT cupcake by my lovely friend SHAWIE who really brightened my day with her beautiful & yummy creation!! <3
I started my day in tears!
|Then THIS waited for me on my vanity as I went to the bathroom to prepare for my day.
The kids are really sooooo SWEET!!! <3
They never fail to let me feel how loved, special, and cherished I am! <3 <3 <3
Of course, more tears pour in. As in MORE! ;))
|Ate, being so creative & artistic, made me this beautiful flipbook. <3|
|Not to be outdone is my babyson. :)
Every little gesture from him is a BIGGIE for me because he is not the showy type.
|and of course.. more sweetness from my baby girl.
I am her world. and I love it. <3
For lunch, my kapitan K treated me to a lovely birthday lunch in Escolta at The Pen. One of my favorite buffet places. Not too much variety, but enough to keep me happy & satisfied. <3
|I just love the ambience of Manila Pen’s lobby, and their cheerful bellhops handsomely dressed like white tin soldiers .|
|My 1st happy plate! <3
I love love love their succulent cocktail shrimps & the giant mussels. Their sushi selection is so fresh! <3
|But of course, full or not, I can never let my cheeseses pass! @_@
I made a mistake of asking for 3 varieties of nuts to be included in my mango crepe.
I so did not like the outcome.
Next time I’ll make sure to keep it light & simple.
|Thank goodness for cups of cappuccinos in between meals to keep the suya at bay! <3|
|My handsome date! <3|
|and lookee!!! <3
How sweet!!! This is why Manila Peninsula remains to be one of my top favorites!
|I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight.|
|Misua for long life! :)|
|succulent Peking duck|
|juicy Roasted Asado|
|With my mommy! <3
and my plenty of cakes!!!
The red velvet giant cupcake given by Shawie remains to be my favorite! <3 <3 <3
Thank you again everyone, for all your well wishes. It was truly an amazing birthday! <3