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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Birthday Like No Other

I have had birthdays away from home, but I always managed to have a celebration, no matter how modest. But this time, I really intended it to be just like any other day. Being new in Japan, only a very few friends knew of it anyway. So the plan was to spend it just staying home.



But ABS-CBN TFCKo gave me four VVIP (Very Very Important Person! :-)) tickets to a concert they brought here. I haven’t seen one in a long while so I shelved my monastic plan and decided to treat myself and some close friends. It was free, in the first place. And the guests weren’t pushovers either: Vina Morales, Eric Santos, Tsokoleyt and Sam Milby. Needless to say, I had a great time. It was fun seeing our “kababayans” lose all inhibitions and go wild.




After the concert, a more intimate cocktail dinner with the guest stars was tendered. After the customary “besos”, word spread that there were five of us there who were celebrating birthdays within the week. Spontaneous greetings flew and the jesters that we were, we all acted like it was our own party. Posers, eh? He he.




The cocktails ended late. With no more trains going home, and of course, because we were all “bitin”, we decided to spend the night in the nearby Roppongi bars. As we entered one, guess who we found? The entire group of “artistas” who earlier left the party claiming they were supposed to fly home early morning the next day. Well, maybe they just wanted to have a glimpse of the nightlife in Tokyo’s club district. And from the looks of it, I am sure they had fun. I bet they slept the entire plane ride going home, as I did the entire next day’s morning.



So what made this birthday memorable? It was the first time I had a grand time without much damage to my pocket. He he he.





23 comments:

Abou said...

whoa! saya ng birtday mo! ha ha

hindi ko na ata kelangan sabihin ang happy bday kasi happy ka naman ha ha

stay healthy na lang

KRIS JASPER said...

Happy Birthday... At starstudded pa celeb mo!

Turismoboi said...

happy birthday!

joaqui_miguel said...

Happy Birthday.. again!

Glad to know you had fun even though you are in a foreign land. :)

The Gasoline Dude said...

Huwaw! Ang seksi naman nung nasa last pic. 'Yan ba regalo sa'yo nina Sam Milby? *LOLz*

R-yo said...

Abou: Masaya talaga pag libre, he he. Salamas!

R-yo said...

Kris: he he. Wala nga silang kamalay-malay na bisita pala sila sa party ko. lol!

R-yo said...

turismoboi/joaqui: salamat!

R-yo said...

gasdude: oo. binalot muna siya. Pagkabukas, at nang makita ako, ayun nagtatakbo! parang nakakita ng mamaw! Bwahaha!

_ice_ said...

hapi bday...

i love vina.. shes great...

Lawstude said...

wow. what a way to celebrate a birthday. MORE BIRTHDAYS TO COME PANYERO.

dazedblu* said...

Oh kaya pala, a birthday like no other, hehe XD

Happy Birthday.

Abaniko said...

Cool. So who did you go with? ;-)

R-yo said...

ice: she really is one of the country's best singers.

R-yo said...

lawstude: salamat nyero!

R-yo said...

dazedblu: he he. enx!

R-yo said...

abaniko: wink wink! :-)

ScIoN said...

ikaw pala ang di nagiimbita eh! :P

KRIS JASPER said...

baka may sorpresa rin sila sa yo sa ASAP?

Sana sa susunod na bday, invited ako... padala mo na rin plane ticket kasama ng invitation.

Belated uli!

totomai said...

oo nga, kaw pala may ticket e. hehe

naks, iba talaga ang big time. artista ang guests sa bday.

happy bday uli atty

aajao said...

atty. happy birthday. bakit hindi ko naramdaman ito? :P

carlotta said...

belated happy birthday! mukhang happy na happy nga birthday celebration mo ah, artistahin! hahaha =)

madbong.kotsengkuba.com said...

parekoy, bakit hinde lumitaw yung greetings ko sayo? heniways, belated pibersdei na lang ulit