March - Blessed 25 Joyful Years
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Blessed 25 Joyful Years

There’s so much to love about the month of March. It’s the month when I and the husband get a year older. (Yes, we’re both Martians! :P). Time flies so fast! It’s like I was just 18 years old when my husband and I entered into a relationship as BF/GF. And now, we’re 25 and 27 years old, married, with a little kuya and a baby girl on the way. Ang bilis lang noh?

Oh dear. Suddenly, I am 25 years old. And at quarter life, I’m a Momma of two!

Anyway, Bryan suggested that he’ll be celebrating his birthday on the same day as mine para isang gastusan na lang. Since my birthday fell on a Saturday and on the day of my check-up with the OB, we began the day at the hospital in LPCMC. We left little kuya at my parent’s house so that they’ll be able to enjoy their time with their apo.

We only spent a little time at the hospital since I was already the last patient that my OB had to check when we arrived. Swerte! After which we went to SM Southmall to have a short date as a couple. I told him we must make the most out of that short time as we don’t usually get the chance to go out alone as a couple. We’re always with our little kuya.

We’re supposed to see a movie but being a pregnant that I am, gutumin and antukin,  I requested a late lunch date instead.

We chose Yabu as I already miss their Katsu, Cabbage with Goma sauce and brown rice.



I ordered Mechi Katsu set while the husband ordered the Rosu (Pork Loin) set. Their Katsu sets come with unlimited white or brown rice, unlimited cabbage, fruits, and miso soup.

We love Yabu’s brown rice! It’s delicious and very filling to the tummy. Plus brown rice is much healthier than the white. It’s what we also cook at home. And because Yabu has big servings of Katsu sets, I was able to request up to 3 cups of brown rice.

I felt a little guilty that I ate a big meal on my birthday when my OB has just reminded me to be mindful of my food intake just a few hours ago. Doh!

We went out of Yabu with our tummy’s full and our cravings satisfied. By the way, I must commend Yabu SM Southmall’s staff and crew. They are accommodating and attentive to their customers. Thumbs up to their customer service skills! 🙂

Food Street SM Southmall
This place is usually filled with people taking selfies around that mini Eiffel tower inside SM Southmall. But during the time we arrived, there are no other people taking photos so I immediately asked the husband to take a photo of me! Hihi

So then we strolled around the mall ’til I got tired. And because I already miss our little kuya, we’ve decided to go home already with a box of SnR Pizza as an additional food to the feast that’s waiting for us at home.

As I always say, my husband and I aren’t used to big celebrations during our birthdays so we always choose to have a simple feast with our immediate relatives. The day of my birthday celebrated at the house of my parents in Las Piñas, and we then had another round of celebration at Nanay’s house in Parañaque for our relatives from my husband’s side.


Our Little Kuya is so cute here! Parang batang nahihiyang magpa-picture! Haha


Second round of our birthday celebration at Nanay’s house in Parañaque. This is by the way the only decent photo we have during that day. The other photos are blurred. Pfft! Hehe

The month of March is like an extension of the month of Love which is February as we get to celebrate another year of our lives.

It’s also the month when I get a little sentimental and I can’t help but feel blessed. Some would be using the taglines quarter-life crisis, but I, on the other hand, see my life full of quarter-life blessings. Sure, I have my own crisis but I choose and I am trying hard to deal with it with a positive heart and attitude.

Cheers to another Joyful year full of blessings!


  1. Happy Birthday ?. My the Lord continue to bless you and your family always.

  2. Makes me want to go to SM The Block and eat at Yabu as well. Nakakamiss nga ang food nila. Ihihi. Belated happy birthday to you both.

    1. Yay, go ahead Momi Berlin! Sulit naman. 😀 Thank you for your greetings! 🙂

  3. Belated happy birthday! I agree, time really flies! Ganun din kami ni Dane. Sometimes I would tell him, parang kailan lang gusgusin pa tayo, ngayon, may kailangan na tayong buhaying bata. haha. Where did time go, sis? Tell me! haha.

    1. Thank you, sis! Oo nga, ang bilis lang talaga ng panahon. May bagets nang kailangan mas bonggang ang birthday party! Hahaha

  4. Happy birthday to both of you. Our family loves Yabu restaurant too. We’re satisfied with the food and price is reasonable na kasi unli rice, cabbage and fruits. 🙂 Hindi ko pa natry brown rice kasi baka di ko makain. hehehe!

    1. Thank you! I agree, sulit sa Yabu pag gutom ka talaga. Hahaha! Oh, masarap ang brown rice ng Yabu! Hihi

  5. amethystineblue81882

    Belated happy birthday! I also enjoy simple feasts with the family. When you’re with your loved ones, no matter how simple a celebration is, it becomes super special.

    I love Yabu! Memorable sakin ang goma sauce and unli salad haha

    1. Thank you sis! Indeed, kahit walang bonggang party basta kasama lang ang family and loved-ones, everything’s bongga na din! 😀

  6. Amanda @ Curly Sue Review

    Oh, wow childhood sweethearts! That’s so cute! You make a lovely couple! I hope you had a lovely time. The food looked great, especially the pork! Oh I know you have to watch what you eat but you HAVE to treat yourself on your Birthday!

  7. Wow, you really had a great day and I wish you all the best in life. Happy belated birthday. I like how you celebrate your special day before and after. Stay blessed and have a fruitful year. I haven’t tried Yabu restaurant yet, I might visit this beanery soon if I get the chance.

  8. Happy birthday to you both. The food and the places show how much you enjoyed the day. Sure it is a delightful treat. Have a blessed year! Btw, your little boy is so cute. 🙂

  9. Hey! We shared the same birth month! I just turned 25 too! Welcome to quarter life for us. This is nostalgic for me, since it’s halfway between 20 and 30. I just hope we don’t experience that so-called crisis.

  10. You are a gorgeous mom.Have a Blessed Birthday!It seems your days were filled with celebrations!Stay happy!

  11. Happy birthday! 25 years old is an important age and it’s so nice that you have celebrated it together with your family. You definitely have had such a feast, all the food looks delicious! 🙂

  12. Belated happy birthday greetings to you! That is a good celebration with lots of food and togetherness! May the happy moments continue! Take care!

  13. Happy birthday to the both of you! Well, March is also a special month for me. Wee. Btw, I love the pichi pichi from Ambers! Just guessing by the looks of the food you have. Congrats on having a baby girl! Your baby kuya is so cute!

  14. Nice to know that you have a loving family and congratulations on you pregnancy! It is really nice to spend time with the family on special occasions like this.

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