Belated Happy Birthdate!

18 May 2012

One of the most amazing people I met in the interwebs is Mimai. A little backstory: we met in August 2010 when she left a message in my old cbox. I visited her site, then BAM! We're friends! Last year we started our annual tradition of meeting in April for our birthdate (since it is our birthmonth) and I really enjoyed it! This year though, it was very challenging for our schedules to meet thus the veeery late birthdate. But as they say, it's better late than later! ;)

She doodled this in my planner earlier!
Last year she brought me somewhere I've never been, so this year it was my turn to bring her to a restaurant she hasn't tried yet: Yabu!

One of the things I like about Mimai is the fact we have the same 'weird' eating habits. For one, we both don't like dipping our food in different condiments and sauces. We also don't like mayonnaise. We also eat veggies but we don't like vegetable salad. And we both prefer yakult-based drinks than milk teas heh.

For Yabu though, we made an exception. We had a lot of fun dipping our chicken katsu in the special sauce :)

Sesame seeds for the sauce. Smells so good! This is always my favorite part whenever I eat at Yabu.
Chicken Katsu

Mimai is also a very good photographer! Visit her site and see for yourself :)
We were so full, but one thing you should know about me, there's ALWAYS room for dessert!

She brought me cupcakes from Sophie's Mom so we ate it there. So sweet :)
Cupcake toast!
We roamed around Megamall a bit, but since she needs to go home early because she'll travel to Quezon tonight for an assignment for When in Manila (she's a contributor), we decided to have another round of dessert at The White Hat before we part ways.

People of the interwebs, meet The Strawberry Dream. I am in love.
This, on the other hand, is Mimai's Peanut Butter Ball.
I also ordered a cup of frozen yogurt topped with cherries, almond clusters and cashews just because.
Mimai alternating eating and doodling the drawing above hehe.
We had a great time just catching up and swapping stories, it's like we've known each other for a loooong time. I am thankful for easy friendships like this ♥

And look what she got me! A mini leather-bound book necklace with a tree pendant :) It's so pretty! I love it so much!
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Here is a photo from last year's birthdate:

And this is us a year later. Different hairstyles and hair colors but still the same food-lovers and geeks:

 I really enjoyed our birthdate, thank you so much Mimai! May this tradition long continue, and my heart is hoping you can also join us next time, Meream

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