(Mandaluyong to Makati)
I woke up at around 10am last Thursday. I was supposed to attend the 6am mass at the Divine Mercy Church in Boni Circle, but since I got home late, plan B was to attend the high-noon mass. I offered my thanksgiving and prayers for Marxus and treated myself with Jollibee spaghetti (for long life!! hehe) and yum burger. I just sat there, internalizing all the things that transpired for the past 30 years (well, those that I can still recall) that went by so quickly!
|Gift from Gel|
I was on Skype last night with Gel from Cebu (hmmm.. I haven't blogged about him) and he showed to me what he bought for my birthday. hehe :) He knows that I am collecting Starbucks bearistas, and he took pains to go to Crown Regency Cebu to buy the Geisha bear we saw at Blue Wave when he came to visit me a couple of weeks ago (hehehe ganda ko :) ) He is planning again to come back to Manila right after Holy Week and I'll offer my thanks then.. weeeehhh :)
Tita (mommy of Marxus) also called up to greet me and informed that she sent over 4 (as in FOUR) kilos of strawberries via Victory Liner. She reiterated her thanks during those critical days with Marxus and that I am already part of their family. I was touched and responded that it was the least I could do for him and will still continue to keep in touch with his family.
|Fresh from Baguio|
|Bday card that came along with the strawberries.. I haven't received one in ages already! :)|
I went home to shower and proceeded to the office. Though I am allowed a personal leave on my birthday, I have no choice but to go to work since it ALWAYS falls on month-end! I have been telling my colleagues that I don't like balloons set up on my desk today (demanding, di ba?) but instead, I want it filled with flowers! :) Blue roses! hehe
While driving, I received a call from Janyka (AMIGA!! hehehe) asking where I was. Hmmmm… sheet may surprise! hahaahaha I said, I'm already at Rockwell and am on my way already to the office.
When I got to my desk, aba, no signs of flowers whatsoever. All 3 (Ferns, Marco and Jechel) acted nonchalantly and Jechel even proclaimed, 'Hoy Hush, wag ka mag.expect ha!!' Hmf! HIrap pala mag.expect!! hahahahaha
Jechel and Ferns excused themselves towards the restroom, but I relentlessly followed them. hahahaha I was really expecting my flowers! hmf!! Wala talaga. hmf!!
I was hanging up from a call with UK personnel when somebody tapped me on my shoulder. A guy I didn't know was handing me a single blue rose and greeted me happy birthday! hahahaaha I looked over to my officemates and they were grinning from ear to ear and Janyka took out pictures! Puttanesca! For the first time in my life, I was stupified and didn't know how to react! Dagdagan mo ba naman na he had tantalizing eyes and hair that swayed from side to side. Hmf! Puttanesca! ang gwapo! hahahaahaha I totally forgot the name of the guy, since after that, another batch of men, as in the best that the bank has to offer, gave out singly a blue rose to me! hahahaha I think they were 20 of them, even my admin officer messaged me in Office Communicator, 'wow! ang daming cute na nagbigay ng rose sa yo! :) At dito pa sila sa area ko nagtago!'. They came from all floors, 11th, 12th, 14th and 16th and took effort to greet me, or was persuaded with no choice but to comply (I would like to believe it was the former! hahahaha), even though it was month end. :) I didn't know how to react and how to respond and I was already a bit embarrassed with the commotion at my area!
Then a surge of all my friends came in with a cake on hand and sang to me :) Awwwwww, I was touched to the bones :) They handed out the remaining 10 roses, and I later realized, they stand for my age! hahahahaha 30 beautiful blue roses! :) Ganda, ganda :)
|Untrimmed blue roses :) weeh|
|What was left of the cake! hehe|
Then we went to ate at Huey Ying in Macapagal Dampa and feasted on these :)
|buttered shrimp in garlic sauce|
|adobong pusit :9|
|baked scallops :) my favorite|
The Best :)
Hush, hush for now**