Hallooo!!! I know, I know—this is a super late post! But as promised, ito na talaga!
Of you’re my regular reader, you’d surely know that Randy hit a milestone on August 19 this year…milestone, because his “life began” on that day (wink!)
Just the laptop
Since it was an extraordinary birthday, I racked my brains on how to make my husband feel special on his birthday. I can’t think of any gifts—he usually buys what he wants right away (well, not exactly right away…he’d first research about that item, and sometimes even create a comparative chart). But not this time; there was something he wanted so badly, yet haven’t bought it because of guilt: a laptop. See, ever since his Macbook Pro got stolen, he had not bought a new laptop. He thinks that his laptop was stolen because of his carelessness, and he deserves the punishment of not having a new laptop. But oh how badly he wanted a new one. So, EUREKA! Alam ko na ano’ng gift sa kanya! Since I knew he would not be happy with just any laptop, I sought the help of our friend Irvin.
Na-pressure dahil kay Donya Isay
But two weeks before Randy’s birthday was Yaya Isay’s birthday. Aaand, hindi ko kinaya ang handa ni Isay (from her own pocket)! Bonggacious ang handa niya, may shrimps pa! Basta if you were there on her birthday you’d think CEO namin si Isay! And then I realized Randy probably have never had a bonggels birthday celebration all his life, and his birthday this year is the best time for it.
I talked to Irvin that night and he agreed that Randy deserved a party. The following day, I started to work. Alam n’yo naman ako ‘pag dating sa pag-o-organize ng parties, OC. I was a nervous wreck! I hated the fact that I can’t DIY because: one, I only have two weeks; and two, mahahalata ni Randy. So my first mission was to book a caterer that also does event-styling. Second, I had to make sure that Randy’s friends could come, and that they’d also keep it a secret. It was a good thing that I was surrounded by people who also loved Randy—they surely helped me big-time with the planning and all. I constantly bugged Irvin with my worries—sanay kasi ako na shine-share lahat kay Randy. But this was something I had to keep a secret. There were countless times I almost shared my party-planning gripes to him!
By the way, the theme that easily came to mind was basketball themed party for adult (Miami Heat & LeBron James, specifically), since it’s no secret that Randy is crazy about NBA, especially of LeBron James.
The plan was that on Randy’s birthday, I’d bring him to Bellevue in Alabang to have buffet lunch. ‘Yun na kunwari ang birthday celebration n’ya. Meanwhile, the catering and my minions would be preparing for his party. Venue ay ang lawn lang namin. And then when we go home, SURPRISE!!!