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.