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
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
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.