Mommy Growing up: Eventful Birthday~

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Eventful Birthday~

Another milestone of my life. Ever thankful to God for giving me another gift of life. Another age. Another year full of blessings and adventures.

Since hubby and youngest baby (they're back home to our country) are not here with us, I celebrated my big day with my eldest daughter and bestfriend. Other great friends joined us for a birthday trip the next day. Simply Awesome! My daughter had a sportfest/Christmas party at their school that day and we were there to cheer her up and just enjoyed the program.

There was a bazaar at their school too and I bought a lot of stuff at very good prices. I had so much fun rummaging through their treasures.

After a hearty lunch, I bought a birthday cake from 85 degrees and again celebrated my birthday in the lab with my labmates (and bestfriend).

I and best friend then went shopping and this was what we found.

A humongous Christmas tree! Merry Christmas!!!!

In the late afternoon we decided to pamper ourselves in the hair saloon. Bestfriend convinced me to cut my hair short for a change. Heck why not! But throughout the cutting session, I freaked out lol. It's my first time to cut my hair this short from a long beautiful one (wink*), and not even sure if I can pull it through. Anyway, that experience was exciting, thanks to this crazy adorable friend! 

Then I ran for a Christmas dinner that night with the MECO staff (mini Philippine embassy here) and other Filipino students. The dinner was sumptuous! 

Me with my new hair (2nd from right) with other Pinoys, after a hearty dinner!
Delicious hotpot and other  scrumptious Chinese dishes for dinner!

The following early morning as what I mentioned in my earlier post, my friends who organized a surprise birthday trip brought me to a very beautiful mountain in Nantou, about two-hour drive from our place. It is called Aowanda National Park. The view is spectacular. We had a picnic and a long trek in a breathtakingly panoramic mountain. Here are some of the photos... 

Overall, I had a very memorable birthday! Though my family is away, I got a family here by my side in the person of my friends.

Have a great week to you all and advance Merry Christmas!

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  1. Great collection of photos. Looks like a great time with great friends. Happy Scenic Sunday!

  2. im glad your day went great! belated happy birthday to you! and your haircut looks great on you :) thanks for linking up with Mommy Moments!

  3. Wow, beautiful pictures, beautiful places..

    Visiting for CW! Hope you can visit mine too..


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