Birthday and some..

On my teenage years, I keep on telling myself that I would get married at 26, the same age my mom and my dad got married. But I guess fate and God has different plans for me, I met my husband when I was 23, got pregnant and we got married. At 24, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl we named Amelia. The situation was different to how I wanted my life to be and it was quite far from ideal. I said I wanted to have at least my own house, a good paying job and savings and if I get lucky enough, my own car. But you never know what would happen in the future, I didn’t see things coming this way. I don’t regret anything at all, in fact, I am thankful of what I have. Reality sometimes never strikes me yet, and I feel like everything is just a dream and I am day dreaming.

I turned 26 yesterday, my ideal age for everything and I was left with a lot of questions for myself. What plans have I carried out already? Almost everything I wanted to do and to have. Am I happy and satisfied of the outcome of my decisions? Yes, very much. So what am I here for exactly? I just wanted to enjoy life as much as I can with my husband and my daughter. What would be my goal for the next few years? I don’t know yet, I think Amelia is my highest priority these days. The question many people have been asking me, do I want another baby this year? Maybe, maybe not. Something even me and Rick can’t even decide on. But if I say yes to this, probably the first 2 people who would be the happiest are my sisters, Irish and Jalen. Ha ha! They are making kulitΒ every single day until today, in fact, their birthday wish for me is to have another bun in the oven. Ang gagaling nila, di ‘ba? 😜 

So what would be my next plan? I don’t really know exactly. I want to work, I want to study interior designing or maybe photography. I want to try something new, like being a vegetarian or a fruitarian. I want to go to London (calling out my husband!!) I want to try an activity for me to get fit since I am having some ups and downs with food lately and to sort out my blood sugar problems. I want to try making my own bread. I want to travel to Maldives. I want to go to Canada to visit myΒ lola.Β I want to go back to the Philippines and eat authenticΒ bulaloΒ andΒ sisig and just because I miss my mom and my sisters.Β So much plans, too little time. And I only have 364 days left to do all of these. πŸ˜‚

Well, so much about my adulting story.. We went out and celebrated my birthday at Marwell Zoo in Winchester yesterday. Lia enjoys seeing animals these days all for the love of Old McDonald.Β She started learning the animal sounds and have been fascinated with them ever since. We started our day quite a bit early to enjoy the outdoors, we were also worried about the weather since it can get a little crazy here sometimes.

 

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Trying on mama’s cap.

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Grumpy Lia! Ha ha ha! 🀣

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The trip was quite short to what we’ve expected, we got there around 11-ish and the sun was shining out! Yehey! We first head off to see the penguins and tried the penny press, we got a penguin design of course.

 

 

Then we head off to see some Savannah animals, too bed we weren’t able to take pictures of the leopards, tigers and the cheetahs because they were sleeping. But we ended up seeing some giraffes, zebras, bongos, buffalos and different kinds of onyx and antelopes.

 

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Flamingos

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The Princess Anne train, Lia wants to try.

 

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A very cute mommy and baby hippos

 

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Pygmea Hippos

 

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Daddy and Lia looking out for some copybara

 

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Hi there, Mr Giraffe!

 

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Giraffes!!

 

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Buffalos

 

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Bongo

 

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Gazelles

 

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The first time I’ve seen a zebra up close and I must say they must have really earned their stripes!

 

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He’s quite an observing one!

 

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Different kinds of lemurs, some tamarins and macaques. 🐡 super cute!!

 

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I want to take one home!

 

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they are observing everything we do!

 

We paid a visit to some scaly friends as well, too bad they didn’t have snakes..

 

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Everyone knows how much I love owls and I got a bit excited when I was told the zoo has some..

 

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We’ve encountered wallabies and a resting little ducky!

 

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Meerkats..

 

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And the highlight of our trip… the Rhinos and some ostriches!

 

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Here’s some more family pictures at the zoo:

 

 

And something more interesting other than our faces..

 

 

We ended the day with a meal.. just because.. we’re.. tired? AND HUNGRY! 😜

 

 

Again, I would like to say thank you to my family for spoiling me the whole day yesterday and even a day after my birthday. To my husband and my baby girl, thank you for the gifts and for spoiling me everyday with hugs and kisses. To our relatives and friends, thank you for all the birthday greetings and for remembering me on my birthday. A year older, a year wiser and a year stronger!

 

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