And I’m officially 27.
As much as I pretend I hate celebrating my birthday… I actually love it. All the people you love gathered under one roof to celebrate your life. This year, I wanted to spend it differently. Rather than doing it in a club, my husband decided to do something a little bit more wholesome. We celebrated my special day at the Azure residences (GP is the Creative Director for Century Properties). The Azure is a man made beach development right in the middle of the city, it’s just 15 minutes away from Makati. (This is where Paris Hilton has her beach club and threw that big party two weeks ago! Thank you Jigger and May Antonio). We wanted it simple so we brought our own food… Hotdogs, Nutella and pimento sandwiches, brownies, we also ordered Greenwich pizza and lasagna and even had a Potato Corner stall on the side which was super mabenta!
It was a fun and relaxing afternoon with family and friends. They even brought their kids, but it didn’t stop anyone from drinking and having fun. And surprisingly, it was our parents and our titos and titas that were dancing and going all crazy, they were even the last to go home (oh boy, i have videos. Hahaha!). Special thanks to the great Manolet Dario and Rico Arce for spinning, Raj Sadhwani for the ice cold Draft beer, the Prive bartenders for lending a hand, Potato Corner for the unlimited french fires, Greenwich for delivering pizza and lasagna, the Antonio’s for allowing us to hold my birthday in Azure, and to everyone else who came and celebrated my special day with me.
It was a perfect afternoon celebration and it culminated with a wonderful night in with my husband. Happy birthday to me!
With the one and only, Manolet Dario. For those of you who don’t know, Mano was Manila’s first super star DJ and paved the way for the DJ’s today :)
GP and I, Monique Jamlang, Ida Gomez and Rico Arce.
Chris Salinas-Manzano, Daisy Izon, my mommy, Mari Escano.
Family friends (Guia Alvendia, Joaquin Escano, Isa Escano, Sandro Manzano, Angel Manzano, Sarah Carlos, Enzo Alvendia and Tony Escano)
Bubbles Paraiso and Mika Lagdameo-Martinez enjoying the Potato Corner!
Robbie Dinglasan, Monique Jamlang, Angela Dinglasan, Henry Yutuc, Sebastian Zhan, Ivan Zalameda, Manolet Dario and GP.
Marga Manzano-Esmino, me, and Rorie Carlos-Manzano.
The early bird award goes to… Bubbles Paraiso and Neil Arce.
J.M. Rodriquez with Monique and Ida.
Ida, Me and Mika.
Maybel Cabrera with my cousin Ish Sison.
The boys. (Jeff Go, Warren Liu, Gp Reyes, Erik Cua and Sebastian Zhan)
The Manzano and Escano kids!
Noelle, Roque and Tyler :)
Two weeks ago with Paris Hilton at the Azure :)
My bff and I ;)