I didn’t know what to react when mom told me she needed to report to work on my special day. I was caught in the middle, no choice left. As long as she promised to go home early, my heart became lighter knowing that she will be there to celebrate with me before my special day ends.
During lunch time, dad told me we would have lunch in Crowne Plaza, without mom. At that time, the feeling of anxiety took over me, wishing mom was there for lunch. When we went inside 7 Corners, my eyes turned wide open. I saw mom sitting with our close family friends! Oh dear, my mom got me there! Best actress goes to my mom, while best actor goes to my dad! What a surprise, AGAIN!!! 🙂 
Tita Maris (left) joined us to celebrate my special day. I’m really touched how these people make time just to celebrate with me. Mom (right) really knows how to make me feel down and how to turn that feeling upside down. Haha! I loooove how she surprises me! Never fails!!! :))
Crowne Plaza gave me a birthday cake! Pure chocolate cake for the sweet tooth I’ve got :p
Salmon Sashimi and Thai Salmon Salad were my favorite appetizers. Fresh and nutritious! I wanted to start my birthday meal right by eating healthy foods. 
Never ever forget to get your plate of steak in any buffet you go to. I don’t think your buffet is sulit (getting more than what you paid for, according to Kris Aquino in her commercial of Nido) if you don’t stuff yourselves with tender juicy steak like this one. 
A plate of fresh seafood! Oh goodness! I see-food all over 7 Corners. One great buffet restaurant indeed! Mom made the right choice for my birthday lunch. Incredibly tasty dishes!!! 

Grandma and Grandpa, always present on my special days! 🙂 <3

Muchas gracias mi familia por hacerme feliz. Quiero a todos de ti! 

The love of God is truly evident through my family. Their genuine care, unending support and unconditional love inspire me to be a better woman. 

Pray, Eat and Love.
The Food Scout

Location: Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila, Ortigas Ave., corner ADB Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 6:00am-10:00pm
Contact: (+632) 633-7222
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crowneplazamanila
Budget: PHP1,000++

Food 9/10
Ambiance 9/10
Service 8/10
Cost 8/10
Overall 8.5/10