It’s My Birthday! | And It was quite a Memorable One!

As what most of you guys already know.. it was my birthday last November 2, 2014. What I can definitely tell you is that.. it was definitely such an eventful one! I normally just spend my birthday with my family since it is an ‘All Souls Day’ but this year – it was different.


I am really not used to waking up early and not to mention – even leaving the house early! When I say early.. I really meant, I can’t leave the house by lunch time because I don’t think I have that much time to prepare since I tend to woke up late – Maybe.. around 9 or 10am? Lol. Unless I really have an important day ahead, I tend to use an alarm clock to wake up early but normally, I would wake up around 9 or 10am.

Recently, it has I even tend to wake up around 11am to 1pm. I guess this would be the cause of my… body clock issues?


I was actually running really late – I had to attend my grandmother’s 80th birthday. My family decided to celebrate it all for one day along with my birthday since my grandmother’s birthday falls for November 1, which is an All Saints Day. We decided to celebrate during lunch time at Buffet 101 in Robinson’s Magnolia. It’s a buffet restaurant filled with international cuisines. Just so you know, I am really not good with buffet dinings because I can’t eat so much but it was fun nonetheless to reunite with the whole mother side family and relatives. Plus, 80th birthdays are actually very special and it’s very important to to miss it out as not everyone lasts for 80 years, right?


It was actually very nice of them to even gave me a mini-cake, too! They also gave my grandmother a separate one. To be honest, I would even say that at some point it was more of my grandmother’s celebration than mine, but it’s okay – it’s always the thought that counts.


Plus, for the first time.. I get to spend my birthday with my two best friends! Well, we do make celebrations but never on the exact date due to our different schedules and plans. Alyssa was in Cavite and came to Manila just for this day – I do believe she woke up way earlier than usual to travel to meet me up on time – since the place is really far, it would take her hours to arrive in Manila – plus the traffic and everything. Kim on the other hand is actually in Baguiotravelled for 5 to 6 hours to go to Manila to celebrate my birthday with me. She didn’t even had the time to go home herself since she went to see me with her luggage and everything else, too – HAHA!


There were so much events and encounters that happened althrough out the day to even mention but each and every moment of it were all special. Since Japanese is my favorite cuisine.. We decided to have dinner in Sugi Restaurant in Greenbelt 2. They definitely have that Japanese ambiance throughout the place and their food has a class of its own. Too bad we didn’t really had that much chance to take a photo of the food we ate, lol! But I can definitely assure that its always worth a shot to give the place a try if you are craving for some really good Japanese food!


Tada! It’s a photo of me and my two best friends! I love these girls! I had a lot of friends but nothing could compare with these two – they are like my soul sisters or something, haha! I purposely didn’t invite any of my guy friends because we have decided to make it a girl night out. Since we are all busy, it was really nice to always talk and catch up with so many things! Sometimes, talking online and being able to bond with the people in person is still way better as some things are just not enough to be done just by the use of social media, right?


After having an awesome dinner – we went to Mr.Rockefeller in Greenbelt for some drinks and more chit chats together. I was actually even really thankful for their staff there – they greeted me “happy birthday” personally, and offered drinks for my taste since I wasn’t able to order the cocktail drink I liked since they were out of “peach” – Ugh.. but its okay! Can you imagine – it felt like we’ve closed the place since we were the last customers there – leaving for 12am, Lol! Anyway, so much things have happened and it was all emotional in a way, too! Time does fly – and it actually felt spending all those times weren’t enough.


When I got back home, some friends even called up and wanted to spend a separate eat out for a post-birthday celebration for me, too! I really enjoyed my birthday this year. I mean.. it was very different than how it was last year it made me feel really special in different kinds of ways since there are things I didn’t really mentioned here, haha! But I was so thankful and really glad. I believe that spending your birthday feeling this kind of gratitude and happiness always brings good fortune on how next coming year unfolds for you. Ofcourse that is just my own personal thought – I am just really happy. So, for those who have greeted me through calls, Facebook, and messages – Thank You!

November 4th, 2014
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62 Comments to It’s My Birthday! | And It was quite a Memorable One!

  1. How touching naman your best friends came to Manila to celebrate your birthday with you! :) That’s truly something to be happy about. I’m sure you felt appreciated and loved.

  2. In my family, we are used to enjoining birthday celebrations when dates are just close. There was even a time when all celebrating their birthdays on the same month had a large party so one-time expense na lang hihi.

    • Haha! I could relate – there were times we did that.. especially during September since there are a lot of celebrants in the family during September, haha!

  3. Celebrating our birthdays with our family and friends are probably one of the best things in life. Age simply means a number. These are meaningless without the people whom you consider precious and important to you. And with them by your side, supporting you in all your endeavors–you feeling loved, there’s nothing you cannot achieve. Belated happy birthday! And to your Lola too! Seldom do people reach the age of 80 now, so it’s such a blessing! Spend as much time with her as you can.

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Sounds like you had a great birthday celebration. Happy Belated Birthday!

  5. Wanderer Juan

    Happy birthday, I hope you had a good one! I have yet to try eating at Buffet 101, but have heard good things about the restaurant.

    • Pam

      It looks like a great place to eat! I love the little cake they brought out.

  6. That sounds like an awesome time! I love spending special moments with my family and friends.

  7. Dana

    Looks like you had an awesome birthday! Mine’s coming up next month and I also made reservations at a really great Japanese restaurant for all my family and friends.

  8. Jennifer Williams

    It looks like you all had a great time. It is always good to celebrate with friends.

  9. Fi Ní Neachtáin

    Happy Birthday to you! Looks like you really did celebrate in style :)

  10. Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a great time. That buffet looks fantastic.

  11. Happy Birthday Aisha. Buffet 101 have great food and I also like the food in Rockefeller.

  12. Happy Birthday!! looks like you had a wonderful celebration. Enjoy 2014!

  13. Happy belated birthday sis. Looks like you all had a blast.

  14. Happy Birthday! they are always fun when celebrating with close family and friends!

  15. Very, very nice indeed. Your friends showed how important you really are to them. I’m happy you felt wanted, and needed on your birthday. May all your birthdays be as special as this one. Happy Birthday!

  16. Happy birthday Aisha! It looked like you had a great birthday celebration this year :)

  17. Happy birthday! Glad you had fun. That buffet looks amazing!

  18. I am so glad you and your grandmother has a memorable birthday this year! Happy Birthday!

  19. Courtney

    Looks like you had not only a fabulous birthday but a delicious one too!!! Happy belated birthday deary!!!!

  20. Happy Birthday to you!! I’m glad you had a great birthday celebration!

  21. Looks like a nice restaurant. Happy belated birthday to you and your grandma!

  22. Happy birthday! I am glad you had a wonderful day! Great pictures

  23. Happy Birthday may the year ahead bring you lots of joy.

  24. Happy Birthday! We love to dine at the buffet with friends on our birthdays too, and that buffet you went to looks amazing!

  25. You really made a celebration of your special day as you should! It sounds like you had the best time too!

  26. Wow looks like a great birthday! Happy birthday! :)

  27. Happy Birthday ( belated!) It looks like you had a wonderful time!

  28. What a great way to spend a Birthday! With family and friends! That cake looks tasty!

  29. Helene Cohen Bludman

    Looks like a fun celebration. It’s so nice that you had your family and friends with you to make it even more special.

  30. Happiest odd Birthdays to you! Looks like a great one! May the next year be fabulous!!?

  31. michele d

    Looks like you had a great birthday celebration.. Happy Birthday to you!

  32. Pam

    Sounds like you had a great birthday! It’s great that you were able to celebrate with your friends and family.

  33. That looks like an amazing birthday. I hope this year is as memorable!

  34. Pam

    Happy Birthday! It looks like you had just an amazing time. Everything looks fabulous.

  35. Sounds like you really did have a great birthday and happy belated birthday to your grandma as well. 80 is a milestone for sure.

  36. The buffet looks so pretty! ^_^ Happy birthday!!!!

  37. Happy Birthday to you… Happy birthday to you… it was memorable I see!

  38. Happy (late) birthday. My birthday is close to my brother in laws so we always celebrate together. I don’t mind it too much though.

  39. Elizabeth O.

    Happy birthday!The buffet looks so grand.

  40. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your birthday! Nothing best that buffet and best friends :))

  41. Happy birthday and hope you had a great one!

  42. Happy bday to you and I can see that you had a great time on your birthday with best friends

  43. Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had lots of fun! Sending some love from South Africa :).

  44. I’m having fun right along with you through your photos! Happy birthday!

  45. Happy Bilated birthday, its important to celebrate with family and friends around. You have some amazing best friends willing to travel that long to see you.

  46. Happy Belated birthday to you and your Grandma. I am glad you had a great time. It was also nice of your best friends to take time out to visit you and make your birthday more special.

  47. Rebecca Swenor

    It sounds like you and your grandmother had an awesome celebration lunch. My two sisters and I all are a year apart so when we were little we always celebrated together. Happy birthday to you both and thanks for sharing. I love that your friends were able to celebrate with you. It shows they care.

  48. Looks like you had a blast. Happy Birthday! Here’s wishing you more birthdays to come.

  49. Happy birthday, beautiful girl! It sounds like you had a blast.

  50. Happy Belated Birthday to you. I am glad you had an amazing day with your friends and family. Birthdays are such a blessing.

  51. Happy birthday! what a fun day it looks like you had! Nice meal too.

  52. Happy belated birthday. Sounds and looks like you have a fabulous time!

  53. Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu!!! It sounds like you had a wonderful time x

  54. It looks like you had a really fantastic birthday with your friends and loved ones. I love the little cake they made you at the buffet. The buffet looked delicious as well!

  55. Looks like you had a great birthday. Love how they wrote your name for the cake!

  56. looks like a great time! Happy Birthday to you

  57. Happy Birthday! Looks like you all had a blast and picked the right place to celebrate at. :D

  58. Your friends really made it memorable for you. Looks like a great day. Happy Birthday!

  59. It sounds like you had a great birthday and especially you felt loved, that’s the most important thing! Happy Birthday!

  60. Happy Birthday! THanks for sharing about your special YEAR and day.

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