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Sweet 16 x Ginzadon

“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!


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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!

Ginzadon Japanese & Korean Restaurant

2/F Maxims Tower Hotel, Newport Blvd., Domestic Airport, Pasay (02) 908-8887


My baby is now a lovely lady, sniff.



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!


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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


For those of you who are willing to donate! :P This unicorn wall decor is available at Pottery barn (PB) Teen in Estancia Mall for 5k, LOL!

Hay naku. Sugar, spice, and all things nice nga. Mamumulubi naman ako sa mga batang ito! Let’s see if Santa is feeling galante this Christmas Bae. Baka sakaling may mabuksan kang regalo. ;) #LamNa

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  • Reply Erika

    Can I just say ang ganda nyong mag ina! Mother blooming ka ha! Please adopt me. I’m happy na with Balenciaga you bought yesterday hahaha!!! Happy sweet 16 again to Jena. Ate’s bday is coming too. Oh and next week mine naman haha!

    November 3, 2015 at 8:24 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Uuuuuy magpa-mcdo ka namaaaan! And hahaha of course bag or no bag you’re a certified GOppet. Mwah! :-*

      November 3, 2015 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Noel Q.

    Happy sweet 16 Jena! Jane, penge din akong pera, hihihi…

    Ang cute ni Lelly, hahaha…

    Nakakatuwa ang tili ninyo, hahahahaha… ang saya saya!

    Have a safe flight home, Jane and the GOppets. =)

    November 3, 2015 at 8:28 am
  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Happy Birthday po kay Jena! May she always be blessed with good health and a bright future ahead of her.

    The pictures showed po how happy she was with everything you have prepared for her. Tsaka ang ganda po tignan nung pic nyo dalawa sa Ginzadon… You’re both beautiful… :)

    Nakakatuwa po yung tilian nyo sa sparklers! Ang saya lang…

    Anyway, hope you enjoyed your HK sojourn and may you have a safe trip home… Kering keri naman po ni Kap magbayad ng excess baggage sa dami ng napamili nyo. Hehehe…

    November 3, 2015 at 12:51 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you Kei. Matagalang pahinga at pa-massage ang kapalit nito hehe. Kinalyo ako ng husto, grabe!

      November 3, 2015 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Epza

    Happy birthday Jena! :) Envious of your Trio!

    November 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Go buy na Epza. Super bagay sayo. :-*

      November 3, 2015 at 5:55 pm
  • Reply regina

    from what bakeshop is her cake? thanks..

    November 3, 2015 at 6:37 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      From PATEACHERIE (instagram & facebook) by Sars Lapena #0917-5742493 yuuuuum! <3

      November 4, 2015 at 1:22 am
  • Reply KassTastrophic

    Winner ang screaming eedjots! “Jena, lumayo ka Jena!”
    Happy birthday, Lovey. Lady ka na! :)

    November 5, 2015 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Charchar

    Where did you buy the sparklers? Thanks!! :)

    November 6, 2015 at 11:42 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi! :) At a party favor place in Festival mall. 2nd floor in front of babyland.

      November 7, 2015 at 12:13 am
  • Reply mandy

    Hi! where did you buy the Celine Trio? been looking for one here in Manila. thanks!

    November 7, 2015 at 10:01 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi. :) I asked my friend to buy it abroad when she travelled.

      November 7, 2015 at 10:21 am

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