Wow! How time flies by soooo fast when you’re having fun! I could still remember blogging about my birth month last 2009 and here I am, blogging about my 2010 birthday. Life is really so good. 🙂
So what made my birthday extra special this year? Aside from the fact that my husband makes it a point to make it extra special every year by celebrating it for one whole month, my husband and I were able to scrap off 2 items from our bucket list… visiting the Great Wall of China in Beijing and seeing the Terracotta Warriors in Xian.
Great Wall of China, Beijing
Terracotta Warriors, Xian
China’s really amazing! Everyone should be able to visit China even once in their lifetime. It’s beautiful!
Next, a quick Hong Kong trip with my favorite girls, O and C! It was shop, eat, shop, laugh, shop, shop, shop… 🙂
with my favorite girls 🙂
Then on the day of my birthday, I got to spend it with the Breakfast Club. Yahoo! –with M, the balikbayan! She came home from Canada for my birthday! Haha! Kidding! What else can you ask for? Breakfast Club + Shopping = Great Birthday!
Early morning shopping at Forever 21! We were the first ones inside!
Nail pampering in the afternoon at Dashing Diva
* Take note, we all took a leave from work to be together on a weekday! I really love these girlies! (Seatmate, we missed you that day and everyday!)
Then of course, birthday’s won’t be complete without gifts from friends who took time to find the perfect gift for you on your special day 🙂
Gift #1 – a bronze bird necklace from A. I was really looking for a bronze necklace at that time then to my surprise, without telling A, she gave it to me as a birthday gift! I love it! It even came with a handwritten note which I think was really sweet 🙂
I love heartfelt handwritten notes 🙂
Gift #2 – a bag full of things for me and Lexi from none other than my bestfriend from Grade 2! Yes, Grade 2! Gifts for Lexi are also gifts for me! Yey! I was so happy to receive them! Thanks B and Taffy!
Another handwritten note! *sigh*
A trendier way of carrying around plastic for picking up Lexi's mess. Haha!
A cute cute Yorkie bag hook!
* Aside from all these gifts, B also got Lexi’s Halloween Costume. You’ll see it in my previous post 🙂 Thanks again B for getting it for Lexi. I really appreciate it! 🙂
Gift #3 – A pair of super comfortable blue shoes from Seatmate! Woot! Woot! I love the color, I love the style, I love the comfort! Thanks Seatmate for surprising me with this pair all the way from the US! I got a lot of compliments for it! 🙂
Thanks for surprising me with this one Seatmate! 🙂
Gift #4 – A nice nice long beige cardigan (with studs!) from M. I love it! I’ll post a photo of it soon! I forgot to take a photo of it when I wore it! Hehe… Thanks again M! It’s so me 🙂
Gift #5 – A book which my team gave to me. I wrote about it last October 16. You can read the post here. Thanks guys! I really love it! Hopefully I learn something from it! 🙂
I’m really so lucky that my loved ones and friends really make it a point to make my birthday extra special every year. That’s why I love life, not because of all the material things but because I have great people in my life… TOTAL HAPPINESS! Thanks guys!