My Prince is a simple man- no fuss, no dramas. So when I asked him a week before his birthday what he wants to do for that special day, he simply retorted:
“Just at home and have a feast over McDonalds for dinner.”
And he saw me rolling my eyes! I can only mutter:
“You’ve got to be kidding me!”
I knew for a fact that our weekends had always been pretty loaded. Sometimes, we only wanna stay home and do nothing. But because both of us are working, we only have the precious weekends to do things together. So I completely understood if he only wanted a simple and relaxing celebration of his birthday where there’s peace and quiet.
It did not take a lot of convincing to opt for something “buffet” and not McDonalds. I only had to give so much emphasis that it was a Friday and a long weekend at that with the Queen’s birthday falling on a Monday and it’s a Public Holiday. That meant a sleep-in the next day.
We then both agreed to have it somewhere close. Buffet or “Eat-All-You-can” in the nearby restaurant came in very handy for the both of us. We had to directly go there straight after work. I did not even had a chance to take a refreshing shower. But because time is precious, we had to make do with the hurried arrangement.
Unknown to my husband, I bought a birthday cake for him which was revealed when he fetched me at the train station. Well, I simply had no choice. I can’t hide the box anywhere else.
I had to ask permission to leave work earlier so I can catch an earlier train. I was apprehensive that the cake would be such a big mess after the train ride, so leaving work earlier than normal was my solution to avoid congestion. Did I say I have an amazing Boss? He had no qualms in approving my request to leave work 45 minutes earlier and even extended his birthday greetings to my husband.
As it’s buffet, we were expecting to be seated just anywhere.
Influx of patrons on a Friday night
However, it was a lucky night as we got a reserved table where patrons did not show up. We were perfectly seated at a spot where we had a slightest bit of privacy
It was a night loaded with various cuisines. Buffet captures shall be published at My Bits and Bites. After eating what our bellies fancied at the buffet, it was time for the birthday boy to blow his candles and of course for us to sing him the “Happy Birthday Song.” This time around, I made sure I captured it on video.
From here on, I shall let the photos speak for itself of how the night went on for My Prince’s nth birthday
For posterity sake
Just about ready to blow the candles on his cake
Cake loaded with candles, LOL!
Slicing of the cake
The wifey with the birthday boy
I promised to give him extra hugs that night. How sweet!
True to my promise!
With my lovely MIL
Wrapping up the night with a pose
My husband received the following cards:
From the Philippines with Love
Read: Sweet Birthday Surprise from the City that Never Sleeps
It was a very simple birthday celebration for a very simple man that is my husband.
When I think about it, I have always looked forward to celebrating our birthdays together. It seemed so surreal that we could do it together now; finally after the long haul.
I look forward to more birthday celebrations with my Prince. I wish him all the best this world has got to offer. In prayer, I constantly ask God to manifest His abundant blessings in our union as we sojourn together.
Note: This post had been sitting on my draft for three long months. I only managed to go through it now and finally hit the publish button.
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