Monday, November 19, 2012

Officially 44!

Sometimes, I still can't believe I'm in midlife. Half of me is scared, the other half deserves a pat on the back for a job well done so far in all aspects (I think).

My birthday blues didn't last very long, thanks to a loving and tight family -- both sides -- who took the time to help me celebrate this extra special birthday. 

First, the food! I didn't have to lift a finger to order/cook any of these. N, my in-laws and my Mom took care of everything for me.

From top to bottom, left to right:

The cake : Estrel's Caramel Cake (yum yum yum!)
Birthday Noodles from PVL Restaurant in Mandaluyong (our go-to place when we need to order out last-minute or when we're going to a potluck gathering. good and cheap food!)
Breaded Fish Fillet, Callos (N's favorite), Chicken Lollipops, Paella Valenciana all prepared by N's older sister. Everything was so mouth watering!

There was also Fresh Lumpia, Pichi Pichi and Cassava Cake from other family members.
So much food!

But the star of the buffet was this 

Charlie's Pritchon FTW! Soooooo good. My favorite sauce is the White Garlic and Honey Mustard combined. I was so happy I could take some home with me after the party hehe!

It was an intimate gathering with a few other relatives invited

I thank N for taking the lead on this and allowing me to sit pretty and just show up

I'm one year closer to being a Golden Girl! Hahaha. 6 more years :))

I can't say thank you enough. I am blessed to have been able to celebrate another birthday. It was my first birthday without Daddy, but I pulled through. 

Family is love!


  1. You are really blessed Ms. Patty! Love the 'new look'. And the cake and pritchon.. Nakakagutom! - Erika (@akireyhoj)

  2. great to know your birthday was a blast with people that matters to you the most! (^__^)

    and you're 44 wow! you don't look like it, more like mid 30s!

    wow, lechon! i miss this hehe.

  3. Wow, thanks for the compliment! :)