For my first post, allow me to share the little wonders God has allowed me to enjoy during the weekend of my 25th birthday. :)
On Friday night, October 14, our VP for CQTD treated the whole team for a sumptuous dinner at Kabisera, BHS. It was supposed to be her post-birthday celebration. Since I was not feeling good that time, I asked permission from my immediate supervisor to excuse me from the gathering. She agreed at first, but when she heard the people from IOD greeted me a "Happy Birthday", she called me up and insisted that I should go with them. And so that became my pre-birthday celebration.
On Saturday, October 15, my birthday, I woke up early and prepared for the Cornerstone Session. But before that, I first went to my doctor for a general check-up. I arrived at Commonwealth Elementary School just in time for the tutorial. When I entered the room, I was greeted by the 40++ kids who sweetly sang the Happy Birthday Song. I had fun teaching them despite the fact that I was nursing a bad cough and an irritating cold. After the session, Ate Gemma treated me for lunch at Goldilocks Galleria. On the bus going there, we already were able to hear Kuya Tom's very inspiring love story. :) ♥ After lunch, I went home and slept the rest of the day. I was supposed to undergo a Cardiovision Test courtesy of Rapha Health Institute (which I won in one of the online contests) but I was too weak already to still go to Glorietta for that free test. I woke up at around 7PM to the smell of the delicious pancit Mama has prepared for me. :) We had dinner and I thought that would be it. Around 9PM, while I was busy answering the greetings posted on my Facebook wall, Lawrence arrived with a very excited look on his face. He gave me a booklet entitled "Towards the New Evangelization: To Trust in LOVE" and several sheets of recycled paper containing the 25 reasons why he loves me. It was simply overwhelming. Who says one needs a lot of moneey just to make a woman happy? That isn't true, unless one has a "high maintenance" partner. :) And so ends my 25th birthday.
On Sunday, October 16, Ate Chie and I attended mass at St. Pio. It was my first time to visit the chapel and I love the solemnity of the place. "Give back to Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar, give back to God what belongs to God - glory and honor." This was the gist of the priest's homily. After the mass, we were anointed with holy oil and that was just one of the most blessed masses I've ever attended. Ate Chie and I had lunch at KFC Eastwood. After that, we went straight to the BDJ Fair. And that was just one awesome event! I learned a lot from traveler and blogger, Lois, and from Ms. Carelle Mangaliag. And of course we got lots of goodies and free stuffs! :) To top it all off, I claimed my free Belle De Jour Power Planner 2012 which I won in one of their online contests. :D At 6PM, just after the Fashion Show, Ate Chie and I left for our next destination: Gateway Mall where we will meet with Lawrence. The three of us took the train to Recto and to UN Avenue to catch Polarity, the 2nd Anniversary Show of Polecats Manila. :) Guess what? The tickets (worth P1,000 each) were again, free! Lawrence won them in one of Chris and Chloe's contests at the Mellow Facebook Page. :) The show was spectacular! And our seats, simply amazing! We were even a row ahead of Vince G.'s sister. :D After the show, we went to McDo for the "Hundred Peso Meal". We went home tired but very very happy. :)
And that has been my amazing birthday weekend. :) Simple, intimate, fun. :)
More little wonders on my next post. :)
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