I can’t believe I used to think 25 is old and it just makes me laugh that there was a time when I thought I’d get married at 25. I turned 25 yesterday and I must say it feels a bit weird to be in this age and still be as go-with-the-flow as I am. It’s a bit complicated and I’m not in the mood for some existential discourse right now; I just want to chronicle how I spent my silver birthday hehe.
I woke up to a happy birthday song from Daddy, Mommy and Vicoy and was surprised when they showered me with gifts, each one competing on which gift I liked best. I felt so loved!
Fresh from sleep birthday girl!
I treated the family to lunch at SumoSam because Japanese food is my favorite hehe.
The crew sang a birthday song for me and gave me free ice cream. It was strawberry cheesecake flavor and Vicoy and I took turns eating it.
My brother and I absolutely love the Korean group BTS and here we are channeling our inner V.
We booked an overnight stay at a nearby hotel and we were all excited because it’s our first time to try this staycation thingy. It was definitely a fun, hilarious, and almost ridiculous experience. A weekend of carefree joy and relaxation, indeed.
Vicoy is so into the K-pop look, hence the eyeliner. Or as he called it, guy-liner.
After we got settled in the room, we decided to walk around the hotel.
We love beanies!
After walking around, we went back to the room for some beer and a game of Uno cards.
Okay that’s supposed to be 25, not 52 😅
We had poolside barbecue buffet for dinner. The air was a bit cold, the kind that reminds you of Christmas. We teased each other endlessly and filled our tummies.
I fell in love with the Japanese drama Pride in August after my friend recommended it to me. She even gave me this hockey jersey from Pride!
After dinner, it was time to blow the birthday cake. Every year, my only wish to my parents is to have as many birthday cake candles as my new age. Hehe. It’s just one of my tiny quirks.
It took three of us to light all those candles. We were in a hurry because we were worried the fire detector might get triggered with 25 burning candles. Hehe. Thankfully it didn’t.
After the birthday cake ceremony (haha), we went to the hotel bar to watch the live band.
It was also where we accidentally got this magic shot that I absolutely love because it looks a bit like one of Jungkook’s photos from the BTS’ Love Yourself album. Please see below. Hahaha.
I sent these pictures to my very good friend Red (who also super loves BTS) and told her I just couldn’t resist it. Hehe. She said mine was just a low-budget version. Which of course it was. Haha.
I went to sleep past midnight feeling loved, happy, and eternally grateful to God for 25 years and counting.
The next day, the first order of business was the breakfast buffet. Hehe. Bacon 4lyf.
Day 2 of being 25. Day 5 of my pimple, though.
They took a nap after breakfast and I read my current novel, Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller, the same author of the classic The Bridges of Madison County.
We couldn’t leave the place without taking a dip in the pool so after their nap, we went down to the pool area.
Embarrassing fact: I don’t know how to swim. I know, poor me.
We obviously liked their cute towels. Hehe.
We ate cake and chips in the room for lunch and then it was time to pack up and check out. I love this chill birthday. When we got home, we all unpacked the went to our own beds for some siesta time. Hehe. You know Sundays are not complete without naps!
When I woke up, I fixed my bed, read a little, and then went to church.
And now here I am smiling to myself and remembering the lovely weekend I had with the people I love most, and feeling optimtic about this new age of mine. It’s only been two days but so far, si good! ❤