Posting about my 29th Birthday! (I know I said I'd post every week but last weekend was hectic for me so never got the chance to!)
I turned 29 on the 19th of January 2022. Alhamdulillah. Ever grateful I'm still here with the people I love the most and am having a bloody good time too. Last year we spent our birthdays in lockdown (we meaning Tania and I, her birthday's on the 17th) and while that was just as nice (I had so many treats sent my way and we made the most of it!), I was determined to be out celebrating.
For that birthday week, we booked a hotel at Pavilion for a mini staycation. I'd highly recommend Pavilion, the service was impeccable and we loved the room! It was spacious and they were very generous with their room service, I have to say. Loved it. Of course, it's always convenient that a mall is just downstairs so it was easy for Iman and Papa who stayed put the whole time there. Tania's birthday fell on a Monday and I was working that day. Only managed to see the room when I got back from work. And!! I took the MRT. I always love taking the trains because it reminds me of the daily struggle when I was at Nelissa Hilman. But I love the MRT, just wished their ticket machines take cards! I'll save that rant for another day.
We had dinner at Natalina's at Avenue K. Have always wanted to try out the place so we're happy we found the chance to do so! This household loves a good Italian meal. It's almost our go-to whenever we're sick of local food (hardly ever but ykwim). The food was okay surprisingly. So many people had hyped it up but maybe what I had wasn't great? I don't know. But the pizzas were good and everyone else enjoyed it a lot. My dad who is SUCH a critic, rated it 10/10. Even put up on his Instagram Stories "best Italian restaurant in town". I'm willing to give it another go and maybe try something else on the menu. The place is pretty small and tight but it was packed! Reservations only I'm sure. Mind you we were there on a Monday night! Monday!! Who goes for fancy food at the start of a week anyway??