As early as 3:00 in the morning, the young ones like me (grandchildren) are already busy preparing our songs, flowers and different ideas to make her happy. While my aunts and uncles (her children) are also preparing for the morning snacks like, coffee, breads, puto cheese and the little cake that we have for her.
We already started singing around 3:30 in the morning. My cousin, Neil lead us with the songs... I forgot what the title of the song is, but it's in the Visayan dialect.
After a while, our aunts and my mom joined us singing...
|My mom in blue top, my grandma's sister and her SIL.|
After the song is almost finished, the birthday celebrant opened the door with a big smile and believe me, seeing her smile is just very priceless for me. I love her so much. And by the way, she danced graciously!
|The birthday celebrant|
We all then came in to her house and sang "Happy birthday..." and we all convey our birthday messages to her. I cried when I said mine... She cried too and for the first time, I've told her face-to-face the words I LOVE YOU. Not that I didn't love her before, I wasn't just that much expressive before like I am now.
|The morning walkers! :D|
|Thanks to our eldest cousin for the cake! ;) By the way,|
it should be 81st not 81th. LOL.
So, have you guys tried manyaneta during any of your loved one's birthday? :) If yes, how was it? :)