i had arranged a small gathering for my birthday, where i invited my cousins, my Pinoy family at work, and a handful of friends to celebrate with me. i prepared a bowling party at Dubai Bowling Centre, where my guests and i bowled to our heart’s content for two hours. after making my guests work so very hard at knocking off some ten pins, i treated them to dinner at the nearby Mugg & Bean. the highest score of the night was by Harvey (ni Gracita), who took home a box of Cadbury truffles as a prize.
bowl a strike
cutting the cake
after dinner, we all headed to the hotel for some cocktails and drinks. here are some more pictures, with my gifts, too:
with the girls
a pose with the drinkers in the house
it's fun being 30!
opening a gift
the birthday girl
it was a fun party, all in all. i had a great time bonding with my family, and friends, plus i got to meet new ones, too. the night was capped at half past three in the morning, i think.
come 9:00 am, hubby and i roused ourselves from our deep slumber to have breakfast at The Californian Restaurant at the hotel’s 24th floor. despite the lack of sleep, i was pumped with energy as we were to catch the movie, Kung Fu Panda at the Metroplex Cinema for the 11:00 am time slot, which was exclusively arranged for all of us DIFC Authority staff and our families. loved the movie to bits! :D
we had late lunch thereafter at the famous home of peri-peri chicken, Nando's in
it was a tiring weekend for the me, but of course, i never complained - not even one bit. a person turns 30 only once in his/her life, so he/she should make the most out of it. for my case, i obviously did! and despite my family being away from me on my special day, it was still extra special because of the guests who took time to come by and party with me.
i used to not believe in happy birthdays, but now i do :)