…And its October 2.

Wow. I honestly can’t feel the day. Well, except for the fact that I’m not really writing this on the exact date and I’m just publishing it on October 2, I really can’t feel my age. I know I’m getting old. And I know there’s a hell lot of responsibility now that I’m considered legal-legal. Which is over legal already. I’ve passed 18 and now I’m passing the 2nd mark of age in being legal. Ok, I’m legal. Enough of that word already. On the bright and not heavily burdened side, I have acquired more freedom. I know I have acquired it because the only reason I tell my parents where I’m going now is not because I’m asking for their permission, its only because so they can know where I am. Whether they say no or not, I will always find a way to reassure them that I can go by myself and I’m a grown up now.

Anywaaaaaay, its my birthday! I don’t wanna say my age since I still don’t feel like my age. Maybe in two months or so. When I’ve pretty much get used to writing/adding another year of my age on paper, that’s when I’ll start changing my stats too. Another thing, I’m not expecting anything for today. This is because I’ve learned a long time before NOT to expect anything on your birthday (This is good advice for those kiddos out there). The trick is, don’t expect anything. Don’t even give out hints. Just be happy with whatever they give you and you will be happy. Instead of expecting something you really want as a gift, and getting disappointed when they surprise you with the wrong thing in the end. Isn’t it better to buy what you want yourself than try to mask your disappointed face when they give you socks or something?

Today was a huge celebration for my tummy. Since it’s a Wednesday, and Renz and I usually spend our lunches together on MW scheds this term, we had time to have a little celebration of my birthday on the day itself. I tried not to eat too much since I know my family and I are going to a buffet later on, but with Renz, you just couldn’t help not to eat with him. We ate at Kenny Rogers Vito Cruz Branch. I decided to have some yogurt and corn muffins but Renz just had to order quesadillas and main dishes. He really wanted to celebrate with me. Look, he even wore red and something formal just because!

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How cute is he? ❤

After that, my dad fetched my sister, Pauline, and I in DLSU (Yay, no LRT rides on my birthday!). We also fetched my other sister, Justine, in UST and headed to Vikings North Edsa to meet up with my mom and my youngest sister, Angeline. For the review of Vikings Luxury Buffet I’ve made before, click here. 🙂

buffet day

I really prepared for this day. I made the reservations and we got the nice seats at last. We were six in all and we got the seats near the window and near the dessert buffet tables.

Introducing my family:

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From the left: Pauline, Mom, Angeline, Me, Justine, Dad.

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With my sister, Pauline. We look alike, dont we?

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With my youngest, baby sister: Angeline. Can you believe she’s only 12?! :O

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Justine and my mom 🙂

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I love my sisters ❤

After we have filled our stomachs to the brim, the waiters made me wear this stupid Viking hat and sang me the birthday song. I felt silly, especially when Justine caught it on cam. But it was funny! I actually laugh because one of the waiters had some awesome dance moves but it was coupled with lame singing. I didn’t expect to receive a cake (duh!) I’m too old for that. So it was a good thing Vikings gave me a complimentary one.

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My birthday cake 🙂

Oh it was a good day, a very splendid day in fact. I really enjoyed being with the people I loved the most. The experience was worth cherishing and I’m happy I spend it with my family. My mom even surprised me with another chocolate birthday cake she bought that morning! That, I was not expecting at all. I wouldn’t change anything about this day. Just knowing that I spent a good day, my birthday, with my family is good enough for me. See, its rare for us to do something like these nowadays. Now that we’re almost all grown-ups and we all have our own things going on, its such a rare sight that we are all together in one picture. I am slowly running out of these kinds of celebrations so I’m happy that I’m recording about one now.

Thank you for reading!

Patricia :*

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Had a lovely day ❤

1st dayAccording to plan, today is the start of my birthday week celebration. Of course, I’m going to spend it with my boyfriend.

I actually haven’t seen Renz for quite sometime because of our busy schedules. I definitely missed him during this time apart, so I’m really grateful we had this day to ourselves. I’ve never told Renz this before, but he’s my constant drug. Without him, I have a feeling that my scales – my balance – in life would flip. I can handle a lot of things on my own. Heck, I even choose not talk to him whenever I have huge exams to take on or my priorities are piling up. But just knowing that after all those hardships, there is someone who I can lean on, someone who will always be okay with that and who will always understand me, makes me feel all is right with the world.

Today was just another of our typical dates. It was short and we spend our time together pigging out and telling each other our past week. But it was the right kind of Renz vitamin I needed. I have this deprivation that was quenched and I knew my birthday week started out great. ( I hope all couples feel something like this from time to time, and I’m not the only weird one here 🙂 ).

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Everything at Steak Menu

So as usual, we went to our favorite places. This is a very special week so I dropped my diet routine and tried to hit the food places I would normally pry myself away from. Yes, this is the week I’m going to indulge myself with food. 🙂

Our first stop was Everything at Steak, as I promised before, I’m going to review the restaurant in my next upcoming posts. I took all the necessary pictures and soon, after you’ve read it, you’re going to enjoy it as much as we always do.

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Our next stop was Gong Cha Tea House. Ohmygod. This place has best wintermelon rock salt and cheese milk tea I have ever tasted. We frequent this place in their Retiro branch. What I love about the milk tea is the premium Rock Salk and Cheese on top of the Wintermelon Tea. You can really taste the money you’re paying for and the creaminess of the milk and cheese, of course. (P95) Their house special is primed for its delicious goodness. So whenever you’re near a Gong Cha branch, NEVER forget to order their House Special Wintermelon Rock Salt and Cheese Tea!

Now this is what I'm talking about. Make sure to get that premium rock salt and cheese on top!

Now this is what I’m talking about. Make sure to get that premium rock salt and cheese on top!

For the rest of the day, we also went to Dezaato Pan to have some of their famous Green Tea gelato ice cream and lattes. Unfortunately, I left my phone in the car and forgot to take pictures. Sue me for having too much fun with Renz and being on a clear cloud 9 for once :). Anyway, we had this song on replay the whole time. It became a theme song and one of our favorites.

I would never change him and I love him just the way he is. ❤

Thanks for reading!

Patricia :*

UPDATE: Here’s my review on Everything at Steak!