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Early morning of my birthday, as soon as my eyes opened, I was greeted by a wonderful surprise from the GOppets. They always try to out-do their last surprise so I am always excited when an occasion arises. I know I’m in for a very nice treat..


And true enough, I saw these on my vanity. This is where they always put my surprises because the first thing I do upon waking up is to go to the bathroom to do my business & wash up haha.



I love all their gifts but this one I think is my favorite because of its quirkiness. Anyone who knows me would definitely say this best describes me. <3 I wore it right away.



I LOVE homemade cards. It says they put time & energy into it. I have a treasure trove where I keep all their love letters & notes.


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My Lovey always writes me long letters. She knows I treasure each word.



My babies like PUNS. Hahaha they always make me laugh with their captions! :P I showered hurriedly so I can wear this beautiful “KAFTAN-K” from my favorite store for my special day. Don’t you love it?



This one I’m saving for our 21st WEDDING anniversary next month! Excited to use it when we check in & have a date at…


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Thank you to my F1 family for your never-ending thoughtfulness & kindness to the GOppets!! <3



Thank you to the MOMENT GROUP & my love Maita Q for this yummy surprise! <3

Speaking of anniversary, gusto nyo ba ng cheesy?  Just when I thought Kap’s all romanced out, he does something like this. With matching angpao & flowers pa! Jackpot na ako, haba pa ng hair ko! Thank you so much, my Honey! <3 I love you!


One flower for each year of my life. ROMANTIC naman pala si Kap!!!



Minsan lang si Kap magbigay ng pera so ipapa-frame ko ito.. pati laman hahaha! :P



Shucks no kidding, nalaglag ang panty ko hahahaha!

Sweetheart, The Lord blessed you with everything you need. Home, family, money, etc. And you were able to manage it very well. There’s one wish we all want: For you to manage your health. Not for your sake alone but for us. WE ALL NEED YOU!

Matamis na puso,

Ang iyong mukha ang nais kong masilayan pagkatapos ng isang mahabang araw (kahit sa panahinip).

Ang iyong mga bisig ang nais kong nakabalot sa akin kapag nakakaramdam ako ng lungkot o pangungulila (pati 50 shades of Grey).

At ikaw lamang sa buong mundo ang nais kong makapiling magpakailanman.

Habang buhay ba nagmamahal, Honey.

I would also like to thank my sponsor friends for the astounding show of love. What is a birthday party without lootbags? 

Tous Les Jours Philippines

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The Tous les Jours brand was launched in Korea in 1996 to give consumers a totally satisfying bakery experience. It launched an on-site production system for each store, which guarantees the quality fresh, delectable cakes made from the finest ingredients.

Branches: SM North Edsa – The Block 921-8972 | SM Southmall – Food Strip 621-0637 | SM Mall of Asia 551-1075 | Ayala Alabang Town Center 403-1963 | Ayala Greenbelt 5 754-9966 | Eastwood 720-9378 | SM Fairview 709-3565 | Ayala Glorietta 4 625-8630 | Festival Mall 550-2365 | SM North Edsa Annex 709-2290 | Araneta Gateway Mall 376-2873 | SM Makati Jazz Residence 815-0281 | SM Megamall Bldg. A 942-2094 | Trinoma

The freshest & softest bread on the face of the earth! What a warm southern welcome for my friends. Snacks for the weekend! Thank you so much AENCILLE SANTOS & Tous Les Jours for these baskets of love! <3





Ate is so very happy with our Tous Le Jours bread basket. She is so carb deprived but she likes taking little bites from our bread. Happy talaga siya!

Chips Ahoy & Ritz, S Merchandising Corporation

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S Merchandising Corporation committed  in providing quality imported products to reach Filipino Consumers.

C is for Cookie and that’s good enough for me! Oh cookie-cookie-cookie starts with C!

Thank you so much @lana_c_go #ChipsAhoy #RitzCrackers #SMerchandisingCorp & @M.Sisor for our crunchy snacks for my weekend birthday celebration! We LAVEEETT!

I like that you always come out with so many new & exciting flavors!! #SugarAndSpiceWeekend




Orange Whisk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrangeWhiskPH

162 Aguirre Avenue BF Homes, P’que. (02) 738-7627

Orange Whisk is the love child of Chef Isaiah Ortega and Pastry Chef Korinne Lirio. Their common passion for cooking and baking have motivated them to set up this friendly neighborhood restaurant and patisserie in BF Homes Parañaque, just South of Manila.


Orange Whisk is a hidden gem that offers a diverse menu – from international dishes and Filipino dishes to various desserts, pastries, and the well-loved Chewy Buns..

Thank you KORINNE my love for our goodie boxes. Busog lusog ang aming weekend because of so much love from so many friends! <3



The Cake Planet & Cafe

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#91 Dona Soledad Ave., Better Living Subd., Paranaque. (02) 621-2857 / (0917) 585-4432

The Cake Planet and Cafe is a dream come true for a very talented man whose passion for creating mouth-watering cakes and pastries needs to be shared with more than just family and friends!

Thank you so much JOHN STA. CRUZ for our cake samplers! <3 Everyone had a really jolly great time sampling AND taking home your one-of-a-kind baked goodies. I love you John!!! :-*


I am so very proud of John. He is a brand ambassador for MAGNOLIA BUTTER and also the CHEF OF THE MONTH for Kitchen Aid. I’m telling you this is one talented baker!



John & I have been virtual friends & we have been talking time & again, but this is the first time for us to meet. He is such a busy man. I appreciate that John took time out from his hectic schedule (day job AND night job to boot!) to come see me & wish me a very happy birthday. With matching loot boxes (4 behind him & 4 more behind me grabe!) as giveaways for each of my friends! <3



What a perfect birthday weekend celebration! Not 1, not 2, but FIVE special birthday cakes to make a wish with & blow. Happy birthday to me! Thank you so much Chef John of @cakeplanetandcake for my yummy cakes! Mango Empress, Macadamia Sansrival, Red Velvet, Lemon Torte, and Chocolate Yema. Love in every bite!

The perks of having a birthday is opening gifts haha. And I enjoyed ALL my birthday presents to the fullest!!! <3 Thank you…



From my forever BFF Marina. <3


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From my NEW BFF Rica de Jesus of Heart-2-Heart-Onlince.com Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness Rica & James! <3 So perfect for my Starbucks coffee loot! <3



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Richard & Irene gave me my favorite COFFEE & BAILEY’s CHEESECAKE with matching SPARKLING CANDLES, and a giant bottle of cologne coz I always borrow from friends whenever we are at events hahaha. Now I have my very own handy MUJI perfume dispenser for my bag. YAY!! Thank you richard & Irene!! :-*





Abet & Joan gave me my favorite pork preserves plus a new TIKOY flavor to try. PANDAN! <3 And now my cellphone will always be charged thanks to my new car charger haha. These peeps know what I lack in life! ;))



And Frannywanny KNOWS how much I love Ms. Piggy & the Muppets! <3 This completes my MUPPETS nail polish collection. Sumi of THE Purple DOLL also gave me one so I am very very happy! <3 Thank you Franny & Paul!! :-*


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Instagram: Coz Le Miz Piggy is all about the glitter. Thank you baby @sumirehana013 for my posh OPI nail polish in Ms. Piggy! Ze perfect gift for moi! Love & miss you!



I will always be grateful for new friends. Pam & John are such sweethearts to send me these gifts through the reindeer express! Thank you Pam & John for your kindness & thoughtfulness. DO CHECK OUT GREEN LUNCH DIARIES for healthy food options! <3



And last but definitely not the least, my beloved Katiecakes also sent me a heart warming letter.. Happy Birthday Tita! You are such a wonderful person. You are so caring, thoughtful and kind. I admire how great you are in every aspect of your life whether it is blogging, being a mother, or simply just being you. You serve as an inspiration & a blessing to everyone. You are independent, sophisticated, bold, and classy. Only a few things I love about you. Thank you for being so supportive, and for being a great role model, stressing the importance of family & love. On your birthday, I wish you many more years of happiness & greatness. Here’s to many more blog posts & memories!

This is by far the best birthday yet. Spent with people I love the most, eating non-stop the whole weekend-long, and laughing all the way. How do I even top this next year! :P

Many thanks to all of you for the greetings, emails, messages, well wishes and prayers. Thank you for loving me & for caring so much. My heart is filled with happiness! I love you all!!! :-*




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