Roadtrip to Tagaytay for our Sunday brunch at Leslie's
fave- Crispy Kangkong!
I wasn't tempted! :)
Me and my younger siblings :)
I intended my birthday celebration this year to be a more intimate one. My 18th wasn't a big debut, it was a surprise birthday dinner- my mom and brother flew in from Cebu to gather up my friends at TGI Friday's (I was so stressed with play/combat rehearsals back then to even think about having a party) which turned out to be sweet and fun. My 19th was also sorta a big gathering at Fiamma. That party made everyone guessing as to how I was going to celebrate my "scrapping of the teen" birthday. I was sad that I wasn't gonna be able to invite most of my friends, but I felt that I had to make it a smaller celebration. I think this age isn't so significant to feel the need to have a big bash anyways. Gotta save for my summer trips!
Had a private screening at the Columbia Pictures office (have to thank my uncle for that) and moved to Tender Bob's for an early dinner. Mum and brother made it late since they flew in from Cebu again, and the beau had to leave early since he had to be on TV (nooo I can't find a full video of it on YouTube!). Still happy about the turnout-- all my close friends were there. :)
Waited for the beau for a long time and practically fell asleep at home for a few hours before we could drive to Bureau for the afterparty. Saw a couple more friends that I haven't seen in a long time which made me SOOO happy! I think I stopped taking pictures after a couple of minutes cos of all the excitement. :)
I've noticed that I've become more aware of the fact that I've been blessed with so many good people in my life. I've hated myself for not being thankful enough that there are people who actually care for me, I've taken them for granted and I just realized that I haven't been expressing my gratitude. Maybe I didn't see it then because I allowed myself to wallow in self-pity (ugh self-centeredness is such a sin)... The whole weekend I found myself smiling inside soo much. So happy that so far we've all been drama-free, after noticing so many people who actually thrive and live for the drama. I'd hate to be one of those people-- drama is toxic. I would never want to pull in so many people into my problems. Some people have to learn that, too!