Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My Natal Day

It’s past midnight and I was so busy finishing some Invoices, putting in some checks, dropping entrecards; when I hear somebody singing. Jim gave me a vase of beautiful and pink roses! Oh I love roses! Yes, it’s my 31st Birthday! Wow, time flies! I felt like it became a tradition now, lol! Last year, my family called and sang the Mananita Song for over an hour on the phone. Jim sang along with them. That’s so sweet!

When I was a kid, my Mom used to bring me to church, light a candle and say a little prayer. There’s always a Mass since its "The Virgin Mary’s" birthday. Everybody remember it then, lol! I almost spend my whole day answering e-mails and "thank you's", haha!

Jim decided we’re going to invite my Filipina friends and their families for a dinner. It's just a lot of work having it in the house, hehe... So, when I send text messages to my friends about the dinner; Marivic replied that she can’t come coz she doesn’t have enough money. She just paid her tuition, books, dentist, etc. I text back saying, it’s not me- it’s Jim whose inviting us. Then, she said- “It’s not Philippines anymore. It’s America! The Birthday celebrant should not pay anything”. That was so funny, I thought. She really had adopted the culture. That just reminded me of my Mom not working on her birthday because everybody in the office is teasing her for a snack. That would probably cost around $50. And for an ordinary employee that’s a lot already.

Well, I’m glad all of them showed up at the Chinese Restaurant. It was a fun night. It’s nice to get together and have a dinner.

I’m so happy, grateful and couldn’t ask for more….

11 Grateful Heart's Words:

SHIELA said...

Sha belated happy birthday to you my dear. May you have more birthdays to come. My wish for you...ako pa ang nag wish..hehehe...is a baby :)

Love you and thanks for the friendship. Mwah!

BK said...

Happy Birthday and Wishing you a great year ahead!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday!

the donG said...

ey! happy happy birthday shawie!

MarlyMS said...

Happy Birthday Shawie!!! :) Wishing you good health and many more birthdays to come.

neferiti said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Hailey's Beats and Bits said...

happy birthday shawie! God bless!

Keep It Classy, Jen said...

Awww sweet hubby happy belated birthday!!

KCee said...

Hi Shawie!

Belated Happy birthday! I wasn't going around much these past few days because of my red eye.lol

Anyways, glad you had a good one! Cheers to all your dreams coming true this year! :)

twinks said...

Belated happy birthday.
Glad to hear that you had a blast in your natal day.
more years to come :]

Shawie said...

Thanks, guys for the warm greetings! :)