Mej and my 21st and 20th birthday party. June 26
I know that this post is about 3 weeks too late but photoshopping and photoblogging is my form of stress relief especially with an impending HELL WEEK which starts today actually.
It’s not often that you have a fraternal birthday twin who’s not your blood relative but is your best friend instead. Mej and I have known each other for almost a decade and this is the first time in years that we’ve celebrated this rare occasion!
Even though it was kind of last minute I’m glad that we decided to throw a joint party. I always say how i’d rather spend on experiences rather than material things because experiences last a lot longer and are worth so much more. Excuse the cliche but with karaoke, sushi, vodka, and good friends all together in one place at one time, it was the cherry on top of an already delicious birthday week.
I feel extreeeeemely blessed for how everything has unraveled in the last 20 years. The bad just makes the good feel even better. I think one of the greatest things about being this age is how the important things seem to have settled down into its permanent place in your life.
With everything that has been happening lately, June has proved to me that it is possible to have my birthday cake and eat it too. Click for more pictures!
Funnily enough, gemini’s are known for being the sign of the twins!
But in actuality, we’re triplets. Meet Lena, the other leg of our tripod. I love my bestfriends!
Note to future birthday self: ALWAYS HAVE KARAOKE. Sober or not, I love hearing my friends belt out!
In my experience what’s always frustrating for the host is figuring out who to invite without making people feel left out, especially when you have a limited budget. “He invited me to his, so i should invite him to mine.” Or “even if she’s not in my immediate barkada we’re close.”
But there’s no doubt in my mind that the Bacolod people (minus Aki and Job, the south boys who didn’t go!) had to be there!
Of course there’s the singles group. Fashionably late, but fun as always.
Then there are my batchmates. Thank you to Karen and Iya – my a3 reps!
And finally, the birthday staple. VIP treatment all the way!