Celebrating Ed's Day

Yesterday was Ed‘s birthday. The timing was right since we had no work due to a local holiday here in Cebu (Osmeña Day).

Actually, the night before, Ed, his brother Dan and I went out to eat at  Casa Verde at The Walk in IT Park Cebu.

the usual photoshoot before eating our orders

store’s lamp and ceiling

Caryl’s Country Chicken Salad

This was what I ordered. It has lettuce, bacon bits, diced egg, battered chicken, tomatoes, carrots and cheese  topped with honey mustard dressing. Served with bread and butter. The serving was really huge too. Ed and Dan ordered the baby back ribs.

the night before ed’s day

The celebration was not really planned. I went out of our house late in the afternoon to buy a bible at the OMF Literature Bookshop in Ramos St. when I discovered that Ed was shopping for clothes at Robinsons Place Cebu, a block away from the bookshop where I was. He was trying to buy a jacket and asked me to go there so that I could also check if it looked ok on him.

Ed, going for a shopping spree 😆

I found him inside one of the dressing rooms trying on a shirt with prints of The Beatles, his favorite. Then he showed me the jacket he wanted to buy. There were actually no sizes available for him on the display  rack and when we asked the sales attendant what size was on the mannequin, we immediately asked the attendant to take off the jacket from the mannequin since that was the size Ed wanted. And the rest was history. I lost count of the number of items he bought 😆

Ed, signing raffle tickets in case he wins items for “Beauty Essentials” … hahaha… he actually asked me to sign the raffle coupons since he wouldn’t be needing the beauty products in case he wins but I shoved the pen to him since it’s his day..who knows, he might get lucky and win the items 😆

Since it was almost dinner time, Ed decided to treat us instead and so we called Audrey and asked her to meet us in Ayala. We decided to eat at Bigby’s since both of them haven’t been to this restaurant and also  due to the free wi-fi connection and the free treat for anyone who’s celebrating their birthday.

a huge menu greets you at the store’s entrance; the real menu

we ordered the Belly Buster, Triple Crunch Platter and the Strawberry Shortcake

Ed wanted to order their famous Titanic Treat but since there were only 3 of us, we didn’t go for it. This dessert is served with 30 scoops of ice cream. Beside the picture of this dessert shows the following message:

Note: Ready for a challenge? IF you can finish one Titanic Treat with a friend in 5 minutes, it’s on us!

Well,  we didn’t dare try it since the ice cream might ruin our appetite. ehehehe…maybe next time.

the store’s walls are covered with different items from places around the globe

the birthday boy, burning his laptop while we wait for our food

the Triple Crunch Platter (P285) : a  combination of tic-tac-rolls, nachos and sweet onion loops

the Belly Buster (P465) : the ultimate combo of half rack grilled baby back ribs, 2 big pieces of rodeo chops and a slab of smoky pork belly served in one heaping platter with garlic rice, buttered vegetables and onion rings

When we ordered the Triple Crunch Platter and the Belly Buster, we didn’t realize that both have onion rings in it. I even thought they were calamari rings till I sliced and ate one. There were just too many of those onions rings and we failed to consume all of them.

the Strawberry Shortcake (P159) : layers of strawberries with lightly whipped cream sandwiched between two butter pound cake

Ed’s complimentary birthday dessert

What I didn’t like was how it took the staff a long time to serve the dessert we ordered. We had to ask for it. They should have been more proactive in asking if we’d like to have our dessert served. after they cleared the plates from our table. We were also waiting for them to serve Ed’s free birthday treat and it took forever for them to serve it too. We had already consumed our Strawberry Shortcake and they haven’t served it. If we hadn’t asked for our bill, they would have probably kept us waiting. I wonder what got into their heads. Normally, they’d serve the surprise treat after the meal but this one took them forever. I just hope the management checks on this one.

Anyway, we still had a great time. Took a video of the birthday song the staff threw for Ed. I can hardly understand the lyrics of the first part of the birthday song. (P.S.  posted a video of the song but the birthday boy requested to have it deleted. You can always check it out in YouTube 😆  )

Ed kept saying “Nauwaw ko, nauwaw ko Doi” (I’m embarrassed). It was really hilarous when the brownie cup was served with the birthday hat and all. I wonder what happened to their birthday props. Normally, the staff wears joker hats as they serve the complimentary treats.

Ed and Audrey full from the food we ate

The Terraces by night

Happy Birthday Ed!

Before we went home, we went to Alibyo Boutique Spa. We signed up for a VIP membership there where we  get a 20% discount on all services all year round and part of their perks gives us a free Foot Massage or a free Foot Reflexology on our birthdays. Ed had to claim his free service so I accompanied him. We really thought the free service was a full body massage. Anyway, Ed end up having an hour of Foot Massage while I availed of the 1 hour Body Massage. Next month, I’ll be claiming my free service too. Yipey! 😀

To our “baby boy” Ed, may you have a stree-free life this year and a lifetime of happiness and success. Will Audrey and I be expecting a love life blossoming this year too? 😆

Happy Birthday Booooooyyyy!


  1. Wow! A feast! I’ll be getting one myself also later.. Lol! ;P
    .-= Cashmere´s last blog ..Birthday!! =-.

  2. makikibati na din me…
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ED! ^_^ Parang TGI Friday’s ang ambiance ng resto may kumakanta din at may sombrero si ED na parang suot ng mga taga TGI Fridays ^_^
    Sarap ng food! yummy.
    .-= meryl´s last blog ..THE GIRL WHO CRIES BLOOD:TWINKLE DWIVEDI =-.

  3. yeah.. yummy talaga ang food dito..hehe

  4. What’s with the lonely face? ahehehehe
    .-= Pinoy Rookie Blogger´s last blog ..Nagmahal Ako ng Bakla – Young Men =-.

  5. thanks doi! 🙂
    .-= Ed´s last blog ..I’m sick =-.

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