The 19th of June is probably one of God’s favorite dates. It’s Jose Rizal’s birthday, after all. And well… 20 years ago, on this date, my girl was born. Either God is always in a good mood on June 19’s, or I’m just being utterly corny.
Anyway, Cara’s birthday this year is the second one she’s spending with me in her life. Last year, though, we weren’t together together. She spent the whole day with her family. I didn’t even get to see her. Today, I got lucky ‘cause it’s a school day and I was able to take her out on a date before she went home.
I wanted to take her somewhere that would surprise her… So I decided on Cocina Juan, since she loves Mexican food (especially burritos) and I saw that it has many good reviews. She knows the place, ‘cause we always see it, but she doesn’t know what they serve so it was still a surprise (thank God).
The obligatory “before” couple photo. Excuse the messy hair.
The birthday girl doing what she loves the most — being lazy.
The burrito, a.k.a. Chimichangas. I surprisingly liked it a lot. I’m not a big fan of Mexican food, but this one… Ahh, it was worth it. And it’s big enough to share, too. Plus, my girl enjoyed it immensely! She’s the fan, and she said she liked how it wasn’t too cheesy, and that the wrap was crunchy.
And now… The pork ribs with chimichurri sauce and rice. Damn, do you see how big that is? Cara loved this one, too. She said the meat was cooked medium rare, and that’s how it should be. Well, she’s the more meticulous one, so… But I loved it, too. The sauce complemented well with the meat. It was just perfect for us.
All smiles when the food arrived! :) Eating good food together has always been something that bonded us.
And, well, making fun of each other is another one.
The “after” couple photo. I think we became a little fatter after the incredibly filling lunch. We didn’t stop there, though. ‘Cause we couldn’t not have dessert.
So we went to Cupcakes by Gremlins. And it didn’t disappoint!
I know she’ll get mad at me for posting this, because she didn’t like how she looked in this photo… But I did, as always. Besides, the oreo cupcake was really good!
She liked this photo better than the previous one. That’s blueberry cheesecake she’s holding, and it was delicious, too.
I know, I know. From the lack of detail in my descriptions to the sucky photos, you could say that I’m not at all an acceptable food blogger. Well, I’m not one. This day’s just really special that I felt the need to document it.
I could go on and on about how lucky I am that she’s in this world and in my life. The least I could do is make myself worthy. Not everyone gets to have the chance to meet someone who could be like how Cara is to me. This is getting cheesier by the minute, but who cares? I would do this (make a fool out of myself by blogging about food) all the time if it meant I could keep her.
Happy birthday, love. You deserve to have special days like this one, and more. And I would love to take part in those great moments that would come. :)