My birthday this year had been nothing but eventful and memorable. The digit of 30 aside, I’m very pleased to know that my life is filled with true friendships and relationships. I can’t thank them enough for being there for me.
My 1st ever surprise party
Seriously, I’ve never had a surprise party in my life. Not when I turned 21, not when I returned from Melbourne. Best part about the surprise was that it was thrown together by people whom I didn’t expect – my business associates.
A day before my birthday, all of them including my wife schemed to surprise me at Artisan Coffee. I only thought that we were going there for drinks since the weather didn’t allow us to go for our jogging routine. Then even when I arrived, I never thought that the orange balloons were for a party for me.
I was really stumped on how to react when everyone jumped out to surprise me. All I could throw back was a face of blur-ness. Lol. I guess that’s me.
Behind that smile is a WTF.
Then, my other mutual friends started to walk in and join in the party. It was this moment I thought, I really felt blessed to have them in my life.
On my birthday
I had decided to take a day to treat myself. No work. Just filled with what I wished to do.
So I started the morning with a full body massage. And then, it was off to Las Vacas for a juicy Wagyu steak for lunch. I’ve only seen the meat through the glass but never ordered it because it’s a premium meal. So I guess today was that right moment to indulge in it. And it was so awesome!
The next thing I wanted to do was catch a movie. I was looking forward to maybe watching Beautiful Creatures or Parker, but cinemas only had them at midnight. In the end, I just settled for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. It was pretty interesting and makeup was really done well. Why I noticed the makeup was that for the dark witches, they had cracked faces and it looked really well done.
When night came, me and Ariel headed to my friend’s restaurant; Top Shelf, for a dinner I organized with friends of mine.
I got jagerbomb-ed
It was a great way for me to wrap up my eventful day, accompanied by my friends, filling the air with laughter and smiles.
Throwing in the towel by throwing up
Why did I go for it, I don’t know. I know I could’ve just left, but I went.
I joined one of my friends at Tom, Dick and Harry’s for 1 drink after dinner. Ariel headed back first so I went there with my 2 other friends.
Never again I tell you.. NEVER!
Again, I know I could’ve picked a safer drink. But I guess I wanted to be adventurous that night. Or, just be plain stupid. So I got a friend to choose my drink. And to no surprise, I was to drink the legendary Graveyard. Plus, because it was my birthday, they had me drink with a bong!
I managed to finish the drink and hold up for awhile. But the ride home killed me. I threw up the moment I got to my house gate and threw up some more when I was inside.
Instead of the toilet bowl, I chose the kitchen sink as my best friend. Guess it was because I instinctively knew I needed water to wash it away. Ariel comforted me and asked if I needed help heading to bed. However, I waved away the option and stuck where I was. She brought over a chair for me to sit down by the sink. Thanks dear.
I fell asleep by the sink, but then woke up when my sister in law came home. Not noticing me as I sat up, she got a fright when she saw me sitting there. I must have had a very drunk look for her to tell that I had thrown up and I was asleep there.
I forced myself to leave the sink. There wasn’t anything else on my mind except to crawl into bed. That was about 4-5am.
What a night. What a day. Thanks everyone for making it a really memorable 30th birthday for me.