Hello, guys!!! I know it’s been a while — I just wanted to take a break from our Eurotrip to share some photos from all the celebrations we had for the family!
October is the month when our family celebrates a lot of birthdays. Papa was born October 4th and mom was born on the 6th — just 2 days apart in 1964. Arkin’s birthday is the same as John Lennon, October 9th, and just 3 days later we celebrate our maternal grandmother’s birthday. I wasn’t home for that but I got her a rosary from Notre Dame in Paris! Clara’s birthday is coming up this Halloween as well! Here are a couple of photos from the celebrations.
Happy birthday, pop!
Pop would have been 51 today. I had shows for No Filter that weekend and mom sponsored the October 3rd show to offer it to him. Of course, on the morning of October 4th we celebrated by hearing mass with the family and his loyal fans on the site of his grave in Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina.
Happy birthday, mom!
We celebrated mom’s birthday by bringing her back to the 90’s! Great idea by Maxx, of course! She should totally be a party planner. We celebrated in Milky & Sunny, Makati. My mom’s favorite restaurant ❤️ Maxx and I assumed we’d be the only ones in costume as usual but in all fairness — people started trickling in looking straight out of the 90’s!!!
Grammy arrived wearing her clothes, bag and shoes exactly how we remembered in the 90’s. Obviously I was so amused!
That wasn’t the only celebration for mom! Because ate Unna wasn’t able to make it because she wasn’t feeling very well, it’s a good thing we had another celebration the following night. It was the exclusive opening of new Japanese restaurant Ogawa in The Fort and they gave mom and the family the biggest private room for the night!
Thank you, Ogawa!
Happy birthday, Arkin!
For Arkin’s birthday, we decided to have lunch at Ooma in Megamall. It was the day before my flight to Europe, too! It was my first time at Ooma and hey, believe the hype. The food is amazing! “Ooma” is a play on the Japanese word “umai” which does NOT mean sawa haha — on the contrary it means GOOD. Well, we said maybe this is also kind of an extension of mom’s celebrations because it can also translate to “Oo, Ma!” Hahaha.
OKAY, GUYS, THAT’S IT FOR ME. Just had to squeeze in a blog post!! Don’t you worry, I’ve been taking a lot of photos here in Europe!! Sorry about the typos and whatever, will edit later. Right now I’ve got to go eat more pizza and kiss my husband.