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Litratong Pinoy #95: Kaarawan (Birthday)

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What's a birthday without a cake, right? This was my sister's birthday cake: Ube (Purple Yam) Macapuno from Red Ribbon Bakeshop in Jersey City. It's kind of a big deal to have ube-flavored cake around these parts, because that means having to drive 30 minutes just to order it. A milestone birthday definitely calls for this cake.

My sister turned 30 on Christmas Day. Yes, she has a Christmas Birthday. She doesn't like the fact that she gets one gift for both Christmas and her birthday.

The candle on this cake plays the birthday tune when you light it up. But with all the loud singing surrounding her prior to blowing her cake, the candle was virtually inaudible.

Remember that Jennifer Garner movie "13 Going On 30?" Her mantra there was "Thirty, Flirty and Thriving."

What's your favorite kind of cake?

Speaking of trenta, alam niyo bang may bagong size na ang Starbucks na kape dito? "Trenta." Yes, folks, pati Starbucks supersized na.

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silentprincess said...

galing naman ng birthday nya at pasko..yun nga lang isa lang gift nya for Christmas and her birthday..hehe

Kate said...

Happy 30th to your sister :) Ako din I think of the 13 going on 30 movie. 30 and flirty! Turning 30 na din kasi ako this March! Ackkkk!

Biboy Ordinario said...

nice :) yung mother ko naman january 1 birthday haha... nice blog by the way :) im following your blog na, hope you follow my photo blog too :D

Luna Miranda said...

oo nga, 1 gift na lang for Christmas and birthday.:p pero ayos din ang ganitong birthday, all Christians are celebrating with your sister.:p

i'm not into ube cake (ube ice cream and other purple food-don't ask me why :p). i love chocolate cake.

witsandnuts said...

Fave ko yung ube cake from Red Ribbon. Bigla akong natakam. Sana meron din dito.

Thess said...

Kahit walang regalo basta sa birthday ko may ube cake, samahan na rin ng ube ice cream! :D

maganda birthdate ng sister mo :)

Arlene said...

I love her mantra! I should have had the same when i turned 30 in 2002. :D

Nice cake and am sure super masarap yan dahil ang layo pa ang pinagorderan nyan.

Happy Birthday to ur sis!

Pavinee said...

My sister's birthday is January 2 and once she got a birthday cake written 'Happy New Year!' on it! :-D

Btw, Thanks so much for your gift. I just got it! I hope I will have a chance to go somewhere and use your lovely tag. Love it so much!!

kayni said...

i love chocolate cake with vanilla icing, or vice versa.

Sidney said...

Happy Birthday to your sister.

I have the age where I don't want any cake anymore... I don't want to be remembered that so much time already passed since I was born :-(

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emarene said...

ube macapuno din ang fave ko! lalo na from Red Ribbon. sayang, tagal ko ng di nakatikim nyan :(

Bubbles said...

I'm surprised you didn't choose to make a cake yourself but that looks delicious. I love victoria sponge cakes.

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