I Don’t Know About You…

Now, let’s begin.

Well, guys. I made it to the ripe old age of 22, somehow. I’m not even exaggerating when I say it’s been a hell of a year since my 21st. Nevertheless, you live and you learn. I had a really good birthday and it was much more toned down from last year. Must be a sign I’m getting old.

I opted for a family dinner with the inclusion of Mutay and another one of my closest friends. We all went to a Filipino restaurant called Lutong Pinoy for a Kamayan dinner. Kamayan means to eat with your hands and that’s exactly what we did. You reserve ahead of time and choose what food you want – I chose: lechon kawali, BBQ chicken wings, tocino and Filipino beef steak. It also comes with sweet corn, vegetables, rice, spring rolls and sinigang.

Just look at this picture and you’ll understand why I had to unbutton my jeans after I finished eating.

Lutong Pinoy

It was actually the first Filipino restaurant I’ve been to in London. Definitely going again. Of course, I can’t forget to mention the awesome presents Mutay got me. She’s such a sweetie and actually saw my tweet about wanting Hannah Hart’s new book because Hannah is amazing and cute and I love her. So, Mutay got me just that and a personalised Coke bottle ๐Ÿ˜€

Coke bottle, Hannah Hart

I also got a Cheshire cat t-shirt and Pharrell t-shirt from friends at work. Definitely wasn’t expecting anything from them, but it was nice anyway!

Friday night I gathered my friends from secondary school, university and work and we partied the night away at Be At One in Shoreditch. Best night ever. The bartenders were hilarious, the music was amazing and I was just so happy that my friends were there to celebrate my birthday with me. I drank one too many cocktails, but then again can you blame me?

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Got complimented on my teeth, as well, which was a first. I also got more cool presents including shot roulette, two Marvel comics, a Harley Davidson t-shirt and magnet and bookmark. Present round up = top notch!

Thank you to all the people who wished me Happy Birthday on Twitter. Y’all are cute ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s to many, many more years.

5 Comments

  1. August 26, 2014 / 3:36 am

    HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY (again) CHYNNA ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    My brain still registers you as 19 for some reason XD. The dinner looks sooooooo amazing with all of that food on top of banana leaf. You’re the one with the food pics now, huhuhu.

    Mutay is so sweet for getting you the gifts you want :D. And it’s so cool that the coke bottle actually says your name! I haven’t found mine yet :((.

    Your teeth looks amazing. ’nuff said.

    It looks like you had a lot of fun! Have fun being 22 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. August 30, 2014 / 3:53 pm

    A very very late (SORRY!) happy birthday to you! It looks like you had a lot of fun ๐Ÿ˜‰ and the presents sound awesome. MARVEL COMICS. Yiss!

    I can honestly say I’ve never tried a Filipino restaurant before, sounds like a definite must! I went to an Ethiopian restaurant recently, and it was incredible. It’s a sort of tapas cross mexican layout in the sense that they bring out a selection of unique dishes and serve a thick sour bread with it (I’m sorry that I don’t know technical names) and you fill the bread with whatever you choose! It was definitely a unique taste, but really lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

    I keep scrolling back up the page to look at the food. OH MY. I’m going to leave now before something terrible happens…

  3. September 1, 2014 / 1:37 pm

    Happy belated birthday c: and remember, age is only a matter,
    as long if you feel young and alive c:
    Glad your birthday dinner was a great one, it sure looks nice
    this Filipino dinner! Xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

  4. September 1, 2014 / 6:40 pm

    I had a sneaky feeling that it was your website that I saw it on! I’m sorry! I do really like it at the moment though ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Oh my gosh I can’t say I wouldn’t fangirl if I saw Richard Ayoade in Sainsbury’s ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ And THE McGann ๐Ÿ˜‰ and you! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m totally going to fangirl when I see you ahah. Actually, you are literally my oldest blogging friend ever. It’s going to be a touching moment. *___* I’m getting all emotional now… CAN’T WAIT.

    Captain America 2 was quite a good film- which I wasn’t expecting (competing with avengers and iron man series’)- but I’d even say it beats the first one. It may be the first sequel I’ve seen that’s better than it’s predecessor.

    London looms, Chynna! SOOOON.

  5. September 3, 2014 / 6:38 am

    Happy Belated Birthday.
    I turned 22 last year and I couldn’t stop singing to the song ’22’ even though I’m not a fan of Taylor.
    I hope you had a wonderful day ๐Ÿ™‚

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