Mom's Sixtieth

10:23 PM

My mom just turned 60 last week, but she acts like she's 16 now. Several weeks ago before her birthday, when she told me that she would have a grandiose Hawaiian-themed birthday celebration, I couldn't help but laugh at the idea. But I realized she was serious as I learned that everything--- from the venue to the catering--- was already booked. Hala, she was really doing it.

My mom's gay. She is jolly and sissy, kikay and everything synonymous to it. She's loquaciously jolly and amusing, and she's like Benjamin Button. She ages backwards.

Hands down to this ballroom opening number. Wala ng say si Aling Dionisia.

Thank you first-degree and third-degree cousins for helping out with this party

My mom actually didn't know what was going to happen in her party. After she told us about her preferred motif, booked the venue and the catering service, we took care of everything else. We prepared the program, the giveaways, and hired the necessary people to give life to the party. This was actually what I wanted to do for her this year: organize a party for her.

One of the highlights of the party was this game the emcee prepared for my mom. She had to choose her ideal man by touching 4 parts of their body: face, hand, abs---domen, butt. It was ridiculously fun, haha. My mom's single, so this game was just fit to rouse her and the crowd. Nyaha. Sumabay naman si nanay. Landi! Haha. Ansaya lang!

The most important people in my mom's life came to celebrate with us. There were even people who came all the way from Davao just to see her wear that Hawaiian swag. The party was fun, we had fun, and we were pretty happy seeing mudrax enjoying the night.

I thought the whole thing was funny. It was like a teen's party, like a debut. But it was what my mom wanted, and we had to give way for her to be happy.

My mom is now 60. She's happy and blessed. And I wish her a greater quality of life for her more birthdays to come. I love you mudrax!

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The quality, not longevity, of one's life is what's important. " - Martin Luther King

Credits to Enshong Miranda Photography

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