Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Domestic Goddess Turns 30

I also noticed that this is my 100th post -- and it's about my birthday. How cool is that?
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I'm sure my family and friends back home are wondering what happened last Friday. All I can say is, it was GREAT, WONDERFUL and FULL OF SURPRISES! Mas maganda pa rin sana if my family and other friends were there. Sigh...kung milyonaryo lang ako, I would've flown all of you to Bangkok just to be with me on my birthday...But your text messages, emails and phone calls (my best cousin, Chi, called me all the way from AU just to greet me! Thanks, Chi!) -- I even got messages on Facebook and Friendster from people who I least expected to greet me -- truly made me feel special and loved. Thank you to all those who remembered my birthday! :)
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While we're on the subject of saying thanks, I would also like to send my hug to the nyoras for scheduling their trip on my birthday! Sabi nga nila, the more the merrier. It felt good turning 30 in the company of women in their thirties. Haha!
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Of course, I will not forget, my dear husband and daughter...Thank you for treating me like a queen on my birthday. This father-and-daughter-partner-in-crime tandem cooked up a lot of gimmicks for me. Talagang kahit everyday ko silang kinukulit about their secret surprise, hindi ko sila napaamin.
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Anyway, so here's what happened on my birthday...
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I woke up with the phone ringing at 7:30am. My husband picked it up right away and all I heard him say was "ok". Still feeling groggy, I asked him who it was and he said it was just the front desk greeting us good morning (duh? clearly my husband is not a good liar. hehe!). I was a bit suspicious, but I was too sleepy to think about it so I just brushed it aside. Suddenly, he got out of bed and went outside. I thought he was going to the kitchen to make coffee for me like he would always do in the morning (so sue me, I'm a spoiled diva), but seconds later, he came back with a bouquet of red roses, singing "happy birthday". Aww...
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It's the sweetest wake-up call ever.

Then, Richard forced me to get out of bed so we can have breakfast so I went to the bathroom to wash up. When I got out, he was still inside the room waiting for me. Hmmm...I wonder why...
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Tadaaa!!! Our living room was decorated with balloons!! Kaya naman pala!



Balloons on the dining table light...



...and there were also some scattered on the floor.



Aww...Wait, what's that thing behind the curtain?





Wow! My very own birthday streamer! Gosh, you guys!
Yan was thrilled to see Becky on the streamer. You can see her here pointing at the picture.



It says: Happy Birthday (Souksaan Wankeud!) Domestic Goddess Krisan. Sparkling greetings from: the nyoras, the tropa-blends, Richard + Yan.



Besos!




Thank you, nyoras for the streamer! Thanks to Marc too for helping with the layout.


After that, we had breakfast and more chikahan. Moments later, they came out of the kitchen singing "happy birthday" complete with noisemakers and a mini cake!




1..2..3..happy birthday, to you! Happy birthday, to you!...


...Happy birthday, happy birthday...


Happy birthday, to you!!


It was like a pajama party! Thanks, guys!...




...or as they would say here in Thailand, khop khun ka!



The birthday celebrant with Richard and Yan



My Minnie Mouse birthday cake...before it fell on the floor. Haha!



A closer look at the flowers that were given by Richard.
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The pajama party gang.
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If we had a pajama party in the morning, we had a pool party naman in the afternoon. For our poolside picnic lunch, we feasted on pizza, pasta and chicken. Apart from being our photographer, Richard also doubled as a bartender. He prepared Tequila Sunrise and poured out the wine for our guests.
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Chow time!
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Swimming time!
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Yan was the first one to jump into the pool! She loves being in the water.
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A few hours later, we went back to the apartment and started getting ready for the real party. Just like in the Philippines, no birthday party will be complete without videoke! So we got all dolled up -- I wore a new dress, my birthday shoes and the jewelry that mom and dad gave me -- and headed out to R+B Karaoke.
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We booked the Victorian Room.
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Check out the wall paper....
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...and the chandelier. Nice!



The chow...




...my favorite spring rolls...
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...spicy pork knuckles with mango salad -- think crispy pata with spicy achara on top. Yummy!
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Deep fried hotdog wrapped with bacon for Alyannah...
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...and chicken wrapped in pandanus leaves. We also ordered other stuff but we forgot to take a pic -- kasi naubos agad. Hehe!
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Sige Yan, kumain ka...
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...so you can dance!...
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...and shake your bootay!

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Aly stole the show with her moves.
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Syempre, hindi magpapahuli ang stariray na birthday celebrant. I dazzled them with my version of Whitney Houston's I Have Nothing.
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Presenting! Our Best New Artist Award winner!...
...none other than...Letty! With her mentor, Brenda.
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Ang galing ng singing coach mo!
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She really brought out the singer in you.
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Bravo!
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Halfway through our singing, and before I was able to give them an encore, the waiter entered the room and started dimming the lights. I thought that was a signal for more intense singing and partying, but noo...right behind him was another waiter carrying a birthday cake. Yipee!
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My birthday cake from Aly.
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I heart Richard and Aly :)
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More singing! Richard and Aly's turn this time.
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Ang gwapo talaga ng asawa ko :)
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Mana sa daddy. Look at Tita K's facial expression...she's probably wondering what Yan is singing...because she can barely read! Haha!
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For my final birthday surprise, Richard came into the room with a HUGE brown paper bag!! Pardon the blurry pic, but I'm sure you can see that I am grinning from ear-to-ear :)
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My first LV.
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More party pics!
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Aly (pretending to be asleep) and her Tita D.
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Duet si Jeng and Brenda. Lette, mahiya ka sa mga kasama mo...
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...galaw-galaw ka naman...o sige, kahit ngumiti ka na lang...
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...ayan! That's better!
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The Domestic Goddess with the Nyoras.
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One big smile for the birthday girl!
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Happy birthday, Kris! Cheers!
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That was some birthday! It's like having three parties in a single day! Same guests nga lang. Hehe!
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Hugs and kisses to my guests, the nyoras...
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...my mommy Jeng...
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...Dionnne...
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...the Soliman sisters, Brenda and Love...
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...France and Lette...
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...Kathrina...
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...and Odi.
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As I turn 30, I thank the Lord for all the blessings that He has given me. I pray that He will continue to shower me and my family with more blessings and many more years together. Life has been good to me and I couldn't ask for more. I have a great family -- supportive parents, two brothers and a sister who never cease to make me proud, loving relatives and kind in-laws (thank you for remembering my birthday!). I have fabulous friends too!
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Best of all, I have a wonderful husband and a loving daughter...
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...and that's all I will ever need.
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Before I close this post, here's a look at Richard's birthday gift with my birthday shoes:
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A Louis Vuitton Monogram Neverfull and Charles & Keith Platforms :) :) :)
Other photos courtesy of Jeng.

6 comments:

pat said...

Wow! birthday blast talaga!!! we were talking lang of those mga LVs diba...hahaha.

Wish we were there rin...maybe next time.

Domestic Goddess said...

I know! We were just talking about the LVs a couple of weeks ago. I would have wanted the Batignolles sana but it's a lot more expensive! Richard said next time na lang daw. O ayan, Pat, witness ka ha. May next time pa daw. Haha!

Kelan ba kasi kayo pupunta dito? Pwede ba sa Sept.? 1st wedding anniversary namin. Hehe!

A Day in a Life of a Teacher said...

i agree what a birthday!!!the bag and the shoes...beautiful.

Domestic Goddess said...

Thanks Fids! :) Ahluvit too!

NotASinnerNotASaint said...

love the birthday bag and the shoes!!!!

Domestic Goddess said...

Thanks, Ri! Richard's really sweet :) Wish you guys were here!