That Day We Wore Stripes


In short, My BIRTHDAY!!!

I have to say this year’s birthday was better than the last one (thank God!), even if the celebration itself was kind of a last minute decision. To friends, they know that what I had in mind was just a simple lunch treat, mainly because I’m too lazy to plan a party. No need to worry about preparations, decorations and invitations. All I need is just enough moolah for a fine dining experience with 3 of my closest in doha friends.

… That is until my dad gave me money…. To celebrate, he said. His gift for me, he said.

Who says no to that? Haha! 😀

Well regardless of my added wealth, I still find the idea of preparing a party exhausting. I’m a lazy panda for such of thing. What I did decide, however, was dandandan to add more friends to my lunch treat, which everybody seem to agree to. Not that that surprises me. Ha!

So to choose a place that would appeal to my added guests, what better place to choose from than WOK of FAME in Villagio Mall.

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Basically, I picked the place because of their Eat-All-You-Can Menu (cater style). I wanted my guests to freely select the food they want to eat, just how it would be like if it was a real party I have prepared for. Also, the fact that the place is within Villagio Mall makes it convenient for my guests, since most of them work inside the mall and are still on duty.

My first guests (my baby <3 is here)
My first guests (my baby is here).
More has arrived. My cousin was able to make it. :D
Second batch. My cousin was able to make it. 😀
The Cinema/D'Lush Boys
The Cinema/D’Lush Boys
More friends has arrived. :)
More friends has arrived. 🙂

All in all, it was a pleasant experience. The food was delicious and it was unfortunate I wasn’t able to take a picture of the banquet table. I was so full and satisfied like everybody else (or so they say. LOL!). The celebration in itself was a success considering it was a first for me to do this. Majority of my past birthdays are mostly prepared by my mom. She loves cooking and I miss her cooking, but my mom’s not here with me so it’s mostly up to me to decide what to do. Thank you daddy for your gift. 😀

Surprises from the D'Lush/Cinema Boys and my Baby <3 )
Surprises from the D’Lush/Cinema Boys and my Baby

On another note, it was funny how “Birthday” was spelled wrongly on my chocolate cake. I was having second thoughts on posting a picture of that one, but what the heck! 😀

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A Day of Food and Nothing but Food!


Thank God it’s Friday! Friday has never been  so wonderful until I worked here in Qatar. It’s my rest day.. my day off from work. It’s like what Saturday is in the Philippines.

I woke up late as usual, which is how I like it, then got invited by dad to go eat out instead of cooking at home. My sister, cousin and I were of course in agreement. We are all too lazy to do anything at Fridays except to eat and relax all day. We decided to eat at Korean Garden Restaurant which is a place we all enjoy eating at. We love the food there so imagine our disappointment when we saw that it was still closed when we arrived. It’s already 11AM for crying out loud! Oh well, I guess we forgot it was Friday and most restaurants, malls (etc.) open in the afternoon.

Anyway, we ended up having our brunch at Papa Johns. We ordered Papa’s Club Salad (which is mostly eaten by my dad and sister), Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks (a favorite of ours), Papa’s House Pasta (we changed the pasta into penne), a Family Pizza (half Hawaiian and half All The Meats), and 4 Fruit Cocktail Juices. This is what happens when we try to have both breakfast and lunch in one sitting. Hahaha!

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When we got home it was already 12:30PM and there was a box of Dunkin Donuts on the table! Obviously time for Dessert!

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An hour later, my cousin started preparing for work (her Friday is not an off day for her. hahaha!), my sister ironed our clothes, my dad went back to printing documents from his laptop while yours truly slept for 3o minutes and watched Season 8 of House online. I told you Friday is my lazy day and great thing I did my general cleaning the previous Friday. LOL!

At 2:30PM, however, my sister and I decided to go to Villagio Mall after she finishes ironing the clothes. We left at 4pm and did a little shopping, and since the walk tired as a bit, we went to the food court and had ice cream at Cold stone. I ordered a cookie ice cream which I forgot the name while my sister ordered a large size of Oreo Overload.

My cookie icecream!
My cookie icecream!

We also went to Wok of Fame for some light dinner. Or so we thought…

Sydney Crepe
Sydney Crepe

My sister also ordered Watermelon Bubble tea while I opted for water instead. Too bad I wasn’t able to take a picture of her pink drink!.

So in conclusion, I probably gained 10 pounds that day… Hitting the gym tomorrow!!! 🙂