Friday, April 5, 2013

After 50!


How does it feel to be able to celebrate my bitrthday for the first time together with my children and their own  families in the Philippines? Strange feelings. At last after 51 years, I can truly have a birthday celebration with them. Now, I can afford.  So, I was really very happy that God had given me the opportunity.

These are my three children, their other halfs and my grandchildren.


And the good things was, the rest of the clan, almost, were there. What a nice day to unite my loved ones.

My second daughter Michelle helped me to book this venue . Max is known for their crispy fried chicken.

The staffs set the table for us and decorated the place.


Borrowed picture from my daughter's blog.

A birthday cake was included in the package, but something happened with my birthday cake, so they offered a baptismal cake instead and 5% discount to compensate. 
It really made my day:) Just to think that I was turning 51 but there was a baby on my cake. It was so funny. Does the baby look 51 years old to you?




Anyway, we were all satisfied with the servings. More than enough for everybody to eat and to take home.

borrowed picture from my daughter's blog

And to my surprise, my grandchildren performed a dance number for me. I was touched.

And with this I also  want to thank Jondmur of: http://jondmur.blogspot.no/



for this special greetings on my birthday. 


  • Thanks for all the gifts from my children and special thanks from co-bloggers:

    Zaizai of :http://simplycomplicatedzai.blogspot.no

    My Photo


    Arline of: http://journeyofthepinkline.blogspot.no/

    My Photo

    They gave me scarfs, a key chain with my picture and cards with touching messages when we met! I love them.





    Thanks also to Mel of: http://melhiddenpassions.blogspot.no/



    She gave me a  pair of pearl earrings and a native bag. Beautiful!


    Well, more surprises:


    My Photo

     gave me an award as Ms. Teledaldal together with Senyor Eskwater as Mr. Teledaldal. And this what she wrote why she had chosen me. She made my cry. What a hearwarming words. Thanks Lalah. It really means a lot to me!


    Ito naman si Ms. TeleDaldal for this 1st quarter, sa sobrang ingay ko, at napunta ako sa blog niya, tahimik ang peg ko, nahihiya ako kasi feeling ko si God ang nakikipagusap sakin, na-eenlighten ako whenever I stopped and read. Somehow on the other side (dual personality? Haha lol) na-lilift up ako with the words, quotes and verses she threw sa blog niya at hindi lang ako naman ang may ganong feeling but everyone does. It help us, it reminded us that no matter how busy we are sa araw-araw, kailangan natin magkaron din ng relasyon kay God, hindi lang tayo dapat magaling sa pakikipagrelasyon sa ibang tao. Kilalang kilala siya sa blogsphere na siya ang granny na bagets, mommy ng lahat. Nagmamasid man siya sa mga kabataan ngayon, sa ano man ang iniisip natin, ano ang takbo ng ating mga utak natin, she knew that it’s too far from what she used to see but ni minsan wala akong narinig na pinagalitan niya tayo (hahahaha) dahil lahat naintindihan niya, inintindi niya ng walang judgment at doubt. Siya ang Ms. TeleDaldal this 1st quarter dahil hindi niya pinapalagpas ang kanyang iniisip sa bawat blog entry ko, may sense man o wala.

    So ito na talaga, this is it na really… drum rolls again so hard… please.. requesting mecoy and animal friends feyelkat and pao na gumawa ng mecoy face at ikot ikot kembot kembot at lahat jump then dapa bigla, dyan lang dapa lang kayo, wag kayong tatayo hanggang hindi ko sinabi (hahaha)

    So here it is finally… ohalalalalalala telelalalala tadaaanngg…

    Sila ang Mr. & Ms. TeleDaldal for the 1st quarter. 



    I met Senyor Eskwater together with other PBO during my vacation in the Philippines. He really deserved to be Mr. TeleDaldal.

    And last but not the least thanks to " http://prayernotesbycynthia.blogspot.no

    for choosing me as one of the receiver of her giveaways. It is one of her handcrafts. You can visit her " Etsy Shop" for more inspiring handcrafts.




    Well,  being 51 is also an exciting age, as you can see. I met a lot of wonderful people who made my life colorful after 50:) And life has just began for me. Thanks to God who made all these possible!

    JOY

64 comments:

  1. My dear friend Joy A VERY VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you ;)
    I am glad that you are back , you look so young I can't believe that you have grand children , they are so lovely. :)
    God Bless!

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    1. Thanks Aunt mary:)
      God's blessings:)

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  2. Happy birthday po! I'm a follower of your daughter's (Michi) blog and stumbled upon yours, now I'm following you, too! :D

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  3. ansaya naman...ansarap din ng donuts..

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  4. ala ako pla di nakagawa ng greeting mejo madalas kasing busy ee!
    haha nice dame nu naman po! kame di ko na tanda kelan nagsama sama mga
    kamaganakan namin

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    1. It is ok mecoy. Your visit is enough:)

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  5. HAPPEE BEEDAY MAMI JOY. So sad I wasn't able to meet you last time because I was in Bicol.. Time will come and we'll meet.. I'm so happy that you were able to celebrate your bday with lots of people you love.. hmm.. I'm planning to make my mom's bday special this year dahil sa post mo po.. Hope maging successful.

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    1. Thanks june. You are just a sweet son thinking that for your mother. I am sure she will be happy:)

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  6. Such a beautiful family, bless you all.

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  7. Yey... Happy ako na happy ka!!! Marami pa tayong pagsasaluhang happy moments!!! Nabitin talaga kami on our last meet up! Grabe!

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    1. Yes Senyor. There will be next time:)

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  8. wow! at alam ko marami pa kayong taon na ilalagi sa earth.... happy to hear na enjoy po ang Birthday and vacation nyo sa Pinas...

    Congrats po sa award na Ms. Daldalera ^_^

    Godbless po!

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    1. Thank you jon:)
      God bless you too.

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    2. welcome Tita... smile always ^^

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  9. Happy Birthday! AWESOME celebration with family and friends.. Talagang saya ng feeling pagkasama lahat family lalo na pag special yung okasyon..naku! so happy for you:)

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  10. Thanks Melgie. It was really memorable celebration:)

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  11. nakakatouch naman ang dance number from your grandchildren.. natutuwa ako at sobrang nagenjoy ka talaga sa birthday vacation mo mommy Joy.. thank po ulet for meeting us and until next time po ;)

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    1. Thanks for meeting me too and the gift arline:)

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  12. belated happy birthday po :)

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  13. Happy Birthday!! it does only shows that you are a good person and you deserve all the happiness!!! Glad you spent your special day with your whole family... there's no place like home!!

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    1. Thanks Joan;) yes, there is no place like home:)

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  14. What a wonderful celebration. I am 51 also. Your family is amazing. I'm thrilled you were able to go home. Happy Birthday!

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  15. Thanks wendy:)
    Good to know that we have the same age:)

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  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, to you Sis Joy. I like those born in April. My Mom just celebrated hers (84th) last 3rd of April.

    I agree, you never aged a bit.

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  17. Thanks sis lolita, but my birthday is march 10:) this is a late post:)

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  18. Happy 51st birthday, Joy. What a special celebration you had. Sayang, hindi tayo man lang nagkakilala, umuwi ka pala dito. But I was in Bacolod preparing for my 60th birthday, I only arrived in back in Manila April 1. Your pictures are special.

    Blessings to you, dear Joy. I enjoyed reading this post, and also the one before it.

    Next time you are here, I hope we can have a chance to meet each other.

    Blessings
    Lidia

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    1. Yes, sayang nga. Hope next time, God will make a way para magkita tayo:) Ganon din si Sis LOlita. You know, we bagets at heart:)

      Thanks for visiting and don't worry, next time, we can paln ahead to meet:)

      Hugs from me!

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  19. Glad you had such a great 50th birthday Mommy Joy, though you hardly look 50 :)

    It was a real pleasure meeting you - I know there will be a next time, so very much looking forward to it. God bless you always :)

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    1. Thanks Zaizai. I hope I can be forever looking young, but if not, my heart will be forever young:)

      It was really a pleasure meeting you too:)

      May God be with you always:)

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  20. Ay sayang.. Sana nameet ko din pala sila Senyor and other bloggers... Kung di lang talaga sabay sa bday party ng nephew ko... Next time though :)

    Belated Happy Bday mommy joy!

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    1. Yes, next time Mel. We really have to meet and other bloggers too:)

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  21. ang cute ng cake mo mommy joy! belated happy birthday sau. at dami mong family mommy pero ang bata bata mo pang tingnan 51 kana po pala.

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  22. Thanks phioxee. Aga kasi ako nagkaanak:)

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  23. belated happy birthday po.

    napangiti ako dun sa cake. Age is just a state of mind daw po kasi. hehehe :)

    Godbless you more and more and more ^^

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  24. Thanks bagotilyo. Katuwa nga yong cake:)
    God bless you too:)

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  25. Belated Happy Birthday Ms. Joy. :D

    Ang dami kong tawa sa cake mga 15,345. Your grandchildren are oh so touching. :D

    In fair, hindi mukhang 51. :)

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    1. Thanks LJ. I think it was very funny too:)

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  26. Belated Happy Birthday Mommy Joy!

    Nakakatuwang tignan ang entire family. Glad you had a blast po celebrating your birthday with them.

    *super higpit na hugs from me* ^___^

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  27. wooott pooottttt tantan daaadaaan!! hahaha happy happy birthday mommy joy!! sorry now lang nakapagcomment mommygranny!! but super saya2x ng bday mo so happy u celebrated it with your family. ang daya lang kasi hindi na naman ako nakasama sa mga meet ups nio sa pbo. =( but anyway, basta ur happy at hindi ka naman mukhang nasa 50s na still nasa early 40 pa rin mami dahil inside and out ur happy and beautiful. woooottt... hehehe

    at talagang na plug ang pacontest ko! hehehe thanks ng marami mami, will let u know kapag mamail ko na yong prize. pinagawa ko pa kasi mami. gusto kasi yong maaalala niyo ang blog ko kaya personalize hehehehe

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  28. Talaga naman. Pinatataba mo puso ko at pumapalakpak ang tenga ko sa magaganda mo comments lalah. Salamat ng msrami.
    Thanks agsin for the award:)

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  29. A belated congratulations Joy - great to see your lovely family.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful post with us. Wish you a good Sunday :) Hugs Hanne Bente

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  30. Belatef happy birthday Ate Ligaya :) so nice to see your pics from your vacation you have a beautiful family. It makes me miss mine. I hope i could come visit soon. Welcome back and hope you adjust in jetlog soon.

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    1. Thanks Leah. Naka adjust na. Back to work again:)

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  31. namiss ko po kayo .... happy birthday ulet po

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    1. Miss you too kulapipot. sayang di tayo nagkita sa Pinas. I was hoping na makapunta ka sana nong nag meet kami nong mga ibang PBO members. Well, there will be next time.

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  32. wow, grandma! sobrang blessed po kau sa dami ng inyong natanggap na regalo, mula sa mga kapamilya at sa mga kaibigang blogero. belated hapi bday po grandma! godbless! :)))

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    1. oo nga. dami nagbigya ng gifts. I am so blessed by God. Nakakaiyak.
      Thanks for the greetings.
      God bless you too!

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  33. Wow what a great wonderful company and great people of all ages.
    Lovely food and cakes, happy well over with you is a woman in her best prime.
    Hugs Marit.

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    1. Takk Marit:)

      I am a lucky woman. Thanks to God.

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  34. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ulet Joy! I miz half of my blogger's life not meeting you in person :( but I'm still hoping for next time.

    Ang saya nung cake ha ha added dun sa saya ng celebration with the family. Good to see you had a great time during your vacay :)

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    1. OO nga. na missed dn kita sa kita kita, but you were busy with your birthday celebration that time I think.
      But there will be next time again:)

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  35. Such a special time for a special JOY! So happy for you and I enjoyed seeing all the preciousness! Had a good laugh about the baby cake. I'm several years older than you but the thoughts that that baby cake might be needed horrifies me. Ha!

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    1. Thanks Pamela. Yes, it was a funny cake. Had no time to bake a cake that day:)

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  36. Happy birthday, Joy. I am so happy for you and your children and grandchildren - nagkasama-sama kayo sa isang ispesyal na araw. May you be blessed with many more happy years and a heart that keeps on loving and getting kinder. :-)

    P.S. Ang cute ng cake mo, buti na lang nagkamali sila sa orig cake mo. Nagutom ako sa MAx's food. :-)

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  37. Thanks Imelda. Oo nga. Mas cute pa nga raw ang baby cake kaysa original cake. Kaya, pinatawad ko na sila:)

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  38. HAppy Happy Birthday po...
    Nakaktuwang isipin at may baby pa po ang cake ninyo.. nireremind lang po kayo ni Lord na patuloy po tayong gumaganda at bumabata sa piling nya :)

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  39. Thanks Genskie. Oo nga no:)

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  40. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday celebration. Great time with family and friends, what else can one ask for. Belated happy birthday!

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  41. What a beautiful celebration you had...and so many loving friends and family... Belated Happy Birthday.... Diane

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