A wise man once said "There are two great days in a person's life, the day we are born and the day we discover why" Such a beautiful quote, right? This is the quote I want to live by starting today. I'm nineteen already and I just can't believe it. But the good thing is I got to celebrate my birthday! I've always loved celebrating birthdays, mainly because of two reasons; I get to spend and celebrate another year of my life or my loved ones' lives and I get to eat A LOT. :)
My main plan was to go to my favorite church in Katipunan but due to the heavy rainfall, I decided to just go to a church around the city, Antipolo Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. Though, I always pray at St.Claire Church in Katipunan, it's one of my favorite places in the world because it's very peaceful and holy.
And since my date knew I have a deep appreciation for food, he made a reservation in Vikings, Sm Marikina. Because he said he wanted me to have everything I want on my birthday, he brought me here. :)
First on my plate: Japanese food! I am such a fan of japanese cuisine and I actually ate a dozen of these. And of course, was not able to take photos of them because I ate them all right away. Hehe
This isn't my second plate because my date and I had different steaks and lamb but didn't get to take a photo of it 'cause you know, it looked so delicious and tasted so delicious too! :) If you guys are not yet aware, I have a sweet tooth, always craving for something sweet! :) One of the reasons why my date took me here is because of the hundred choices of desserts and pastries. :p
A little confession: I had a cup of salted caramel ice cream, watermelons, and slices of cake before this plate of crepe! :) I love that you can personally pick everything you wanna eat in Vikings. So I made my own mango crepe with salted caramel ice cream and caramel syrup on top! Oh and by the way, I also had a frozen yogurt topped with caramel syrup, blueberries and graham powder before this. HAHA
This isn't my last plate, because the last one was full of pork siomai that my date and I truly enjoyed. :D
I tasted I think 3 different kinds of cold beverages and had my own fix of jasmine tea. Just the right amount to help me wash down everything I ate. :)
The service crews were all so nice enough to take our photos and they were very entertaining.
A polaroid photo of my date and I enjoying lunch at Vikings in Sm Marikina
(Ps. Don't judge my instax film :p)
After shopping, walking and talking the whole day we ended the night at Pizza Hut.
Two of my favorite bloggers, Vern and Verniece Enciso released their book recently and he got me my very own copy! :) This one's for all the cute girls out there!
Another gift from my favorite :)
Every fashion enthusiast should have this book! It contains so much outfit ideas using only the basics! :) Thank you Glam Nail Studio & Spa for my nails!
Now, thank you Vikings for a wonderful birthday experience! Definitely one for the books!
Thanks to everyone who greeted me!! :) I really felt so happy and got emotional while reading all your sweet and warm messages. Thanks to mom & dad for taking care of me, 19 years with a daughter like me is never easy, I am well aware. :D And thanks to my twin, for everything. You know it! ;) A big hug to all my girlfriends for celebrating my birthday (one day earlier!) And to YOU, thanks for all the gifts, the ones I never posted hehe :) Thank you for everything. Thanks for taking me out, for the wonderful birthday message which I posted on my instagram :D #sorrynotsorry and basically, thanks for always trying. I, you :)
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to celebrate"