Mom's Sixtieth

Friday, May 18, 2012

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


Anonymous said...

happy birthday to your mom!


bluedreamer27 said...

wow ... happy birthday to her and I wish her good health and more bdays to come... she looks so gorgeous at her age.. kudos

bluedreamer27 said...

happy blogging to you Sendo and have a wonderful day

Bino said...

nice birthday celebration! happy birthday to your mom. God bless :)

Si Inong ay ako said...

Happy birthday to your Mom.

YOW said...

Wow. Nice! I wanna have a party like this for my Mom. Kaya lang maluho siya gawin dito, ang gastos! Haha. Happy 60th to your Mom Kuya Sendz. :)

Leah. said...

Naks naman! Bongga ang celebration sa birthday party! Ang yaman talaga ninyo, Sendo!! hehe. Peace.

happy birthday kay mommy mo. :)

Sendo said...

@all: salamat :P

@leah - haha. one time big time lang yan. hinayaan ko na si nanay. un gusto niya haha

@yow= :) si nanay gumastos..pinag ipunan niya tlaga haha.. :) wala naman sa kung gano ka bongga un :) basta magkakasama sa pamilya..swak na!

Untied Escape said...

Your mom is so cool, hindi halatang 60. :)

khantotantra said...

belated habertdei sa mom mo.

ang sosyal ng cake. anlaki at ayos na ayos sa theme ng bday.


RED said...

happy birthday kay mommy! pak! hehe

Allen said...

Weeee! Happy Birthday to your mom!!!!!

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Naks naman ang iyong mother. Sosyal mag-birthday. :-P

Belated happy birthday na lang sa kanya.

David Pascht said...

ur family are super bonded..