I haven't had a chance to reply to all the greetings I received and I'll get to that, but I just want to write this post of thanks to everyone who really went out of their way to make me feel special.
A special shout out to the following...
Thank you to my team, also known as my kids at work.
|They surprised me with brunch, posh balloons and stolen roses a day before|
|Really the Best Team Ever! You make me really proud to be part of our team.|
Then today I got another surprise, from the CMDLT, in the middle of "one of those will-this-meeting-never-end days" that conflicts with more meetings that you also absolutely need to attend.
|Hectic much, but the cake was yummy and thanks for the flowers Mykee!|
and thanks for the Photo Clint!
Then, I was called to go to my other meeting because it was starting ASAP - which was false alarm, because my office babies (yes, I attract people who like to eat!) gave me another birthday surprise.
|Thanks for the false alarm Der!|
|And thank you babies for your well-thought out emergency Otis to the rescue|
gift basket! In fairness, your gift also reminds me of you! Hahahaha.
Hello - Jelly Belly Judger JV!
This week has been super hectic at work because I'm really looking forward to going on vacation (thus the blogging at 1:48am pretending that I'm already in London where it's only 5:48pm so I can get a head start on the jetlag) so I was really happy to leave the office - and work for 6 days and spend quality time with my family before flying off.
I've been wanting to try Duck & Buvette (D&B) in Shangri-La for a long time now, but I've never gotten a chance for one reason or the other, so when Cardinal Tagle exempted Chinese-Filipinos from fasting and abstinence on Ash Wed, I told my family that this was really where I wanted to eat.
|D&B is owned and run by Chef Jacq - a really close friend from HS until|
we drifted apart, HS small issues I don't even remember. Anyway,
I bugged her for a reservation and we were really impressed with the food.
|If you pass by D&B and you have no plans of eating, just grab one of their|
Macaron Ice Cream desserts instead. Home made and also so good
Jacq sent Sofia the Strawberry Choco (Feb Special) and we all loved it.
|We missed you Tim!!! Walang taga ubos ng matter of pride cake!!!|
Yes, lower right photo by Jem caught Sofia attacking the icing.
I have a few more hours left of my birthday on London time, but it's actually Chinese New Year already in the Philippines.
|Round Fruits - Check!|
Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous Year of the Sheep!!! and with that, I will end by saying this blog is going on vacation!
|This year I'm saying good bye to my favorite Samsonite luggage.|
I can't say no to bright pink luggage that is 4kg lighter.
|London - where I can't wait to have a Traditional English Breakfast|
|And Paris - where I always feel at home.|
I'm really excited to start my birthday and Chinese New Year with a trip to my favorite places. I hope this is a sign of more blessings and more travel to come. just saying.