Posted October 31, 2006on:
The first order of the day (yesterday) was to attend the 7am mass at the Redemptorist Church. It was a good and fitting way to give thanks to the Lord for 39 blessed years and to invoke for His generous blessings to continue. The mass set me up for the rest of the day and hopefully for another 39 or more years.
As for dinner, it was a toss-up between Alavar’s de Cebu for their curacha and other seafood specialties or Marriott Hotel for their Monday Madness buffet, but Mama swayed me into choosing the latter as she preferred the hotel from the native resto ambiance of the former. Hehehe… I readily agreed and started the short-notice text invitation for yesterday’s dinner.
Except for Ann (hubby was out of town thus couldn’t leave her kids at home), Stella (indisposed) and Malou (with a prior commitment) who were not able to make it, the people who mattered in my life were there – close friends and loved-ones (super supportive, thoughtful and generous) from my side of the family who are based or presently in Cebu. The 7pm dinner invitation stretched up to 10pm. We were all full to the brim!
For gifts, I got boxes of cakes from Marriott, Georg, and Leona’s, a pair of thongs from
Havaianas Dupe, a lariat necklace made of pearls and a cute card from my boys. Sweet!
My heartfelt thanks to those who took time off to join me on my special day, those who SMS-ed their birthday wishes and greeted me thru my comment box. If you are not too busy, check out Memento’s 39 things about me (if you haven’t done yet).