“What do you want for your 16th birthday, Bae?” I asked my youngest child. Initially, I planned on giving the Giblings (Go siblings) a big party for their 16-18-21 joint birthdays (they celebrate 2 weeks apart from October-November). They asked for a short trip over the undas long weekend instead. And I complied. But of course, I can never let a special day pass without my baby opening any presents. The day she was born was a very very special day & it deserves a little fanfare.
And a present I got her. She has been eyeing a Celine Nano Luggage which I find waaaay too expensive for a 16-year old. Not that she doesn’t know how to take care of her things, because she does. She’s really maingat with her personal belongings & takes great responsibility. Wala pa yang nawawala o nasisira na gamit (knock on wood). But, Kap can already buy a car (or two) with that amount. Si Kap ha, hindi ako. So no. Too much too soon.
I got her her second choice though. And it’s perfect for a sweet 16-er, don’t you agree? :)
Nauna pa talaga si Lelly maki-usyoso! Akala mo naman sya ang may birthday! :P
#16. With all the rush & secrecy surrounding this petal scattering thing, nabaliktad ang #1!
Hulidap. <3 My Lovey went to her room the night prior as I was taking a shower & found my surprise meant for the next day. Hay. Sira ang effort!
But I stood firm on having her open her gift the next day pa -her actual birthday. Itong anak ko talaga, manang-mana sa nanay. Masaya pag nakakatanggap ng pera hahaha! :P #pocketmoney #shoppingmoney #nomoremoney
For now, she is quite happy with her latest acquisition, a CELINE TRIO. @_@ That is, until the next bag craze, gah! SHMG! As of this writing, she has been hinting on a Chloe Saddle Bag in Ox Blood for Christmas naman. FML.
But tell me, how can I not give in & not fall in love everyday with my baby when she is sweet as sweet can be? For her birthday, she gives ME a gift! And a touching letter I will forever treasure. <3
Sumuko rin sya. Hindi kinaya ng super powers nya ang love affair ko with Fitflops hahahaha! ;))
If you know my baby girl, she is Japanese through & through, so I was actually surprised when she asked to have a Korean lunch for our 1-on-1 date. Because I wanted her celebration to be special even if it was just the 2 of us that day, I took her to Ginzadon in Maxim’s Hotel where she can have the best of both worlds.. Japanese & Korean!
Being next door to the casino, most of the diners were foreigners & high rollers. Kaya pala mahal, para akong tumaya at natalo sa roulette ten times over. ;)
As we were seated waiting for our food to arrive, I asked her why she suddenly craved for Korean. Asus, si Kimchi naman pala ang may sala. So I asked our server for heaps & heaps of Kimchi for our celebrant. In fair, inubos naman nya. Nangamoy kimchi tuloy sya, lol.
Tempura Ura Maki 770 php. California roll with prawn tempura. I knew she couldn’t resist & order something Japanese!
Look at how big the makes are in Ginzadon! <3 Happiness.
And she also craved for BBQ so I got an order of Kal Bi Sal 1,210 php. Black Angus beef short ribs. Kkeot Ssam Gyeop Sai 790 php. Grilled pork belly. And a Korean staple dish, the Haemul Pajeon 605 php. Seafoods and spring onion pancake, for us to share. Ang takaw namin diba.
My Bae & I. Always together, she & I. <3
For dessert, she requested a Kohe Kanten 125 php. Coffee jelly with generous dollops of Black Sesame Ice Cream 125 php.
When our bill came out, I jokingly told her..
Let’s hit the tables & slot machines at the casino nang makabawi naman! ;)) JOKE.
As her siblings came home late from school, we just took home her favorite Wee Name Kee White Chicken & had a simple dinner at home. Watch the screaming eedjots, mga taga-bundok, takot kaming lahat sa sparklers!
Hope you had a happy birthday, Bae. We love you so much & you are the rainbow that gives beautiful color in our lives.
I look at my girls & I often have to stop & thank the good Lord for blessing me with such a happy life. They really are sugar, spice, and all things nice.
But wait. May pahabol pa pala ang pambansang Bae namin. Nag-text sa akin ang bruha bago matulog. Mommy look! <3 <3 <3 For my wall. Aba Bae! Naka-quota ka na ha! :P