During our annual New Year dinner, my highschool friends and I noted that we will be turning thirty-five (35) years old this year. One even boldly reminded us: "In five years we'll be in our 40s" and we all got very nervous. How did that happen? One minute we were all in gingham skirts and enjoyed lunches on the floor of our classrooms in St Paul, next minute we're counting years until we all turn forty. Oh my!
|Do we look like we're ready to be 40s anytime soon?|
A lot a has changed through the years. While I still enjoy the occasional drinking session with friends in bars, I would rather have a lovely dinner making endless chit-chat or enjoy coffee for a sober all-nighter. People change and mature, I guess, and just last week I had a perfect "Titas of Manila" afternoon.
It's so funny. I was telling my friend I am headed to two parties after my patients, and right after I said it I realized that my parties were very "Titas of Manila", I had to laugh out loud. I went to work dressed for it too, I was in a very Stepford Wife blue printed dress and black peep-toes, and right after my patients I attended a baby shower and when that ended I went to a birthday party for a 7-year old boy. Oh what a fun afternoon!'
Lovely Baby Showers
Speaking of all things "tita", the baby shower I attended the other week was so pretty. I should have expected it too, my cousin's wife is super creative and she picked such a pretty place to hold the event, Vanilla Cupcake Bakery.
I've only been to Vanilla Cupcake Bakery once and I stayed outside because I brought Beckham with me. The place on it's own is very colorful and dainty. It's very girly and chic, it is definitely a good venue for a baby shower. If you've been to any of their branches, you will know what I'm talking about. The place is so beautiful, you would want to have a photo shoot in their washroom (yes their washroom). I actually took a photo but it wasn't very good so I couldn't post it--but that gives you a better reason to check it out for yourself then. Haha!
For this ultimate "tita party" I got to enjoy good company, good food and a chance to be competitive. My cousin-in-law and her friends prepared several games and everyone was eager to win so it was a busy room. We played pin the pacifier on the baby, fill in the blanks (nursery rhymes), charades, baby bingo and unscramble the words.
The games were so fun to play and the prizes were great. The last time I attended a party with a bunch of competitive guests was at a bridal shower--my friend's guests were her teammates in ultimate (disc) and they were up for the challenge. It's never fun to play games with people who are "too cool" to participate--and the baby shower had a roomful of girls who are eager enough to dominate, so it was a fun "tita" kind of day.
Anyway, I'm sure I'll be having more tita afternoons in the next years. There will still be "youthful" hangouts and nightouts with friends, but I expect there will be more of this because (oh well) we are not getting any younger!