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A Birthday Filled With Overflowing Gratitude

I am aware I have been slacking across my blogs. My birthday took place almost four weeks ago and I am only writing about it now. That is indolence at its finest! Hahaha! 😂 I have learned to ditch the excuses. It doesn’t really matter now as I don’t have a crowd nor a readership to please anyway. But in case you’re interested to know, I might just talk more about it in my next post. 😜

My birthday came and went in a flash! I got stuck with 25 as you may very well know it. But who knows? This might be the last year as I get bored and tired of that number too you know.  😂😂😂

Well, it was very hectic. Our original plan was to go for a coastal walk; I had been wanting to do this for the longest time! When my husband asked me what I wanted to do on my birthday, I saw it as an opportunity to get this done. 😂

But he had his own way of surprising me even before then. A bouquet of long-stemmed roses was delivered three days before my big day while I was working from home. I was speechless! And I thought that was about it. I got the surprise of my life when at the stroke of midnight, he asked me to go down to the kitchen saying that he heard some “funny noises” and requested me to check on it. It was quite strange for the man of the house to be asking me that. I felt something was amiss right there and then! When I came down, I felt so touched and teary because he made all the effort of arranging the dining table with my birthday cake and card on it. How lucky can I get? I had never even noticed him doing all of it while I was busy upstairs getting some things done for another event that I was organizing in the Philippines.

Please note that I had all these documented in photo and video forms but I am just too lazy to refine the photographs with their corresponding watermarks.

On my birthday itself, I thought it was going to be foiled by a bad weather as initially forecasted. But it turned out to be a pretty day! We started the day rather late because we were mostly waiting for the rain that never came. Lol! 😂

We braved the hot, humid day. That’s not me. If I was in the Philippines, I’d hail a trike or use an umbrella to avoid the scorching heat of the sun. Ha! Ha! 😂 However, we made sure we were protected by rubbing off some sunscreen all over our exposed skin.

THE COASTAL WALK

We took “the most famous, most walked track in Sydney- no question and for good reasons.” It’s very easy to get to and passes between two of Australia’s best-known beaches, Bondi and Bronte. We made Bronte as our starting point for easy parking access.

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It was a 6- kilometer walk, two- way for a minimum duration of 2 hours. It took us longer than that as we had our toddler along with us. My husband had to carry the pram every now and then each time we had to go down or up the steps. It was a tiring day for him!

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But it was an entirely leisurely stroll that’s perfect for families. The path is mostly sealed with the exception of some rocky patches, and a steep set of stairs. The highlights of the walk were the coastal cliffs, views of iconic Sydney beaches, historic beach baths, and the Sculptures by the Sea. We were told this is also the best spot that gets visited by celebrities. We were too engrossed with our walk that we never spotted one.

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It was a total delight and pleasure to have witnessed the beauty of nature on my birthday itself.

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Everytime I celebrate my birthday, it is ruled by my heart- I feel it from the very core of my being- it is a whole year’s worth of overflowing gratitude, faith, hope, optimism, support, love, and friendship.

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I thank God for the tiniest bit of blessings that I truly do not deserve but He has graciously bestowed unto me and my entire family.

Indeed, every waking hour is a gift and I am grateful beyond words!

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Sweet Birthday Surprise from the City that Never Sleeps

My Prince celebrated his birthday more than two months ago but I never managed to publish anything about it just yet. I have actually wrote one lengthy post that’s been sitting on my draft but I have never found the time to finalize it up until now. There are numerous things I am supposed to write about across my blogs. But more often than not, I encounter “brain fart episodes.” Need I say more? 😉 Apart from that, time is always scarce as I have really been trying my best to get 7-8 hours of sleep so I had no choice but to put blogging on the backseat.

On his birthday, one sweet gesture plastered the biggest smile on my husband’s face. It was certainly not expected but it was such the sweetest and nicest gesture my Prince had ever received. And what do you know? He received it exactly on his natal day.

Lovely card

Lovely card

Sweetest birthday note from the Power Couple :-)

Sweetest birthday note from the Power Couple 🙂

I can never recall having mentioned about my husband’s upcoming birthday but I so appreciate that little details like this had never escaped her detective eyes. Hahaha! I am assuming it could be at this blog. Did I say that right, Ate J? 😉

Seriously, we were lost for words. The gesture is sincerely appreciated. And to think we are yet to meet the sender in the flesh! How awesome blogging can be! We get to know and be acquainted with people we hardly even met yet but we are able to forge strong relationships with them. That really amazed me to the core!

I may have never mentioned here at this blog but my husband adores Gary Valenciano and his soulful music. He has got a massive collection of his music and he knows most of them. He even knows a lot of them more than I do. We initially planned of watching his concert in Sydney but tickets have been sold-out a month before his concert.

My Prince was extremely surprised and was grinning from ear to ear when he got hold of the birthday card. It was customized which made it even more extra special.

Thank you very much Ate J of Juliana’s Lair and to your loving and supportive husband Kuya F. You both rock! 😉

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