27 years and counting…

A few only knows that I am frightened by the thought of growing old. So I dread the days that lead to my birthday. Every October I am having “anxiety attacks” and panic starts to creep in. There were times when I cried just the thought of my birthday. And sometimes when I encounter old folks I do feel scared—BUT this doesn’t mean I don’t respect or care for them or help them for that matter. The thought of being weak and wrinkly petrifies me.

So yeah, at the midnight of my birthday my sister and my brother-in-law went to my room and woke me up to surprise me. They were so happy and started singing the Birthday song.

And my reaction was…27th bday

Yup, that moment you realised you are getting older again. I totally ruined the moment, didn’t I? LOL

What’s a better way to make you feel younger is a Hello Kitty cake.27th bday4 27th bday3

Being aware of this weird condition of mine, I am working on it—psyching myself that it is really not a big deal and just accept the inevitable. And yes, I had some glitches this year but it wasn’t as bad as the past years (or so I thought). Ha Ha

Anyway, later that evening we had a dinner at Carousel Buffet. Together with the other dining celebrants, they gave us mini birthday cake and sang the Birthday song.27th bday 2

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These past 26 years of living, I can say that life was not always great but I couldn’t be any happier with what I have, where I am now and who I am with. My family and friends are not perfect and so am I, work had its ups and downs, encountered bumpy roads once in a while. But hey, it’s what makes life worth living and exciting.

Aiming that this 27th year will have more adventure, more love and happiness to share, learn to be content but know how to dream big. And remember to live life to the fullest and make it count.

Cheers to my fellow Librans!

The Garden Slug

As a pre-birthday celebration (last 10 October), the four of us—me, my sister and her husband and my best friend ate at The Garden Slug for dinner. Personally, I really don’t like celebrating my birthday that’s why it’s just the four of us. LOL

These are printed paintings by a local artist. You can check his instagram account @michael_lee_sy.

And here’s our order:The Garden Slug 8
Three Little Pigs: Bratwurst, Bacon & Ham Hashed with Mushroom Cheese Melt & Potato Egg Bake.The Garden Slug 6

Roti Johnson: Pork+Beef Patty, Chilli Eggs, Gooey Mozzarella, Creamy Parmesan, Drunken Onions & Sriracha Aioli.The Garden Slug 9

Spicy Mindy’s Chicken: Chicken with Chilli & Lime Leaf Garlic Butter Sauce.The Garden Slug 5

Babyback Pork Ribs: Slow-Baked Ribs Simmered Hickory BBQ Sauce.The Garden Slug 7

Overall, the food is just so-so. It’s not great but it’s not also bad.

Itadakimasu!

 

Aside from Korean food, I love Japanese food. I consider it as comfort food because of the richness of the taste.

Teriyaki Boy is one of my go-to Japanese restaurants in the Philippines. And here are some dishes that you have to try:

Tendon (P227)tendon P227

Teriyaki Boy Chicken Ju (P214)teriyaki boy chicken ju P214

Tori Karaage (P181) — I love how crispy it is on the outside and so juicy inside.tori karaage P181

Crazy California Roll (P191) — inside is a combination of watermelon, mango, crabstick and topped with orange and green roe. YUM!crazy california roll P191