As almost everybody know by now, I’m the blogger runner behind the Run! and Keep on Running blog, which if you click that link, you will know how I started my day. Yep, I started my day the way I started it last year. I run!
A morning run is regular for me but I’m putting on extra miles this week because I’m running my first 16K this weekend. That’s the pros and cons of running on your birthday week. The pros is it keeps you disciplined and the cons is that you can’t do weird things (which I love to do on my birthdays). If I would be given another choice, I will go bungee jumping!. But since this is my choice for the past two years, I might as well put a heart into it.
So my whole day is set to do “wholesome” activities which includes roaming around the city to pick-up the things I want to have today. Talking about living to my blog’s name huh! Balut Manila is roaming Manila! But before we (me and hubby) go too far, we made a short trip to the wet market to buy some “boneless bangus”, which I cooked later and served to dinner topped with mongo sprouts, yum! (yum pic at the bottom) .
Next stop… the Nuffnang office!
I was so delighted to know that the Nuffnang Office is located in Bonifacio Global City just across my favorite Nike Park.
BGC view from Nuffnang Office. View from Nike Park to Nuffnang Office
If you are wondering what I’m doing at Nuffnang office, it is because I won five tickets to the Best Food Forward event. Yey! THANK YOU Nuffnang!
Then we’re back on the road on the way to Araneta Avenue where my good friend Bagets owns an auto-shop.
I won’t talk about Bagets office much because he’s a very private person. But I can share that we had lunch in a Korean restaurant, on Bagets tab LOL.
So what am I doing in a friend’s business office on my birthday? Again, that’s part of my “birthday run” thing, to pick-up “our” race kits. “Ours” because Bagets gifted me not only “my” race registration, but also for hubby and my whole running team (Team QuekQuek). Am I an abusive friend? LOL. Just so you know, I’m a lovable friend, thus I am getting these awesome birthday treats
I spent the whole afternoon answering phone calls, text and online messages – all birthday greetings. It is at this time of the year when I particularly remember how blessed am I to have tons of friends who never fail to greet me each year. Thank you God for these wonderful friends and family.
We had a quiet dinner at home with family and friends. Again, no loud partying, no alcohol. just a quiet peaceful dinner. I want to share with you all my cake, have some slice.
… and the boneless bangus I cooked
Surrounded with wonderful family and friends,
wearing my trademark untrimmed eyebrows (LOL),
unbrushed hair and no make-up face,
and wearing my red birthday top from five years back (yes it still fits ).
Another blessed birthday is celebrated!
Thank you God!
A week after and I'm still replying and sending thank yous to lots of birthday greets!
If you're interested to know the culmination of my birthday week you can take a quick look here and the "prize" I got here.