I actually had two exams on my birthday. So, obviously I would be studying the night before. When midnight came, my boyfriend showed up on Skype wearing a party hat and he also had balloons!!!!! It was such a sweet feeling having a little party on Skype. I wish I could spend the day with him. But for now, this would have to do.
|With Sho <3|
Coincidentally, my brother also gave me a smiley balloon! (The one I'm holding in the photo) HAHA.
Then, I went to uni early. I had my two exams. Then off to the city to meet my mom and my dad because we were going to fetch my sister at the airport. It was a looooonnnngggg, tiring day for everyone that we decided to buy pizza, chicken and sushi for our mini feast.
|Do we look tired? Haha|
Then after our simple dinner, we just relaxed and watched American Idol. :) And just when I thought my day was over, my good friends here in Canberra surprised me with cake, banners, and confetti!!! I honestly saw it coming because it was way too obvious! HAHA. But I am deeply grateful for their thoughtfulness and effort.
|Nessa gave me a camera which I am using now for this blog!|
|With the people who planned the surprise!!! Thanks Boy, Nessa, Ken , Francis, Ate Joy, and Ate Grace!|
I intentionally set my birthday celebration on a Saturday so that everyone could come and I wouldn't be so tired. But before I show you my party pictures, let me tell you a short background on how we party here in Canberra. (well at least in our little group of families.) My sister started the trend of having themes.
|Sister's Luau party. I was still in the Philippines when she celebrated her birthday. ;)|
|Mom's Hat party. I wore a golden, glittery hat!|
|Carlo's sporty birthday! I was supposed to be a temple runner but hitting Boy with a racket was fun. HAHA,|
For my birthday, I wanted it to be simple and easy because I didn't want to bother anyone since I wasn't able to inform them ahead of time. So I decided to have an all green party!!!! Why? Because for my birthday party, I wanted to be a flower and my loved ones would be my leaves. I know it sounds corny but what the heck! :))
|Me with my sister's present for me!!!If you can zoom in, pelase do. I used Revlon for my eye shadow and Loreal Double Extension Mascara. I didn't have a proper photo of my eye make-up.|
|Foundation: Nude by Nature; Lipstick: FOA Forbidden fruit |
|Top from Ally and Cotton On; Shoes from So Fab, Necklace from Equip|
|My gorgeous family|
|With Ate Grace|
|With Ate Meg|
|With the boy|
|With Ate Meg and Carlo|
|With the Jao Family|
|With the Ambida Family|
|My foster family, the Alvarez family|
|With the Sanchez and Ignacio family|
|Silly with the girls!|
|With the Gomez family|
|With the Bague brothers|
|With Kuya Renen and Ate Pern|
|With Ate Joy and Ate Grace|
|MY CUSTOMIZED CAKE!!! How cute is that???|
|I also had a banner with my second year soph night picture. :))|
And of course, my birthday won't be extra special if it hadn't been to the friends that I have back home. Thanks for remembering me even if I am miles away from you guys.
I am just soooooooooooo thankful to have a wonderful set of friends, a very loving boyfriend, and a supportive family. I can truly say that I am happy.