This Year, I Celebrated My Birthday Twice

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I don't know about you, but I stopped counting my age since I turned 28 (laughs). I honestly could not believe how fast time flies, or technically how old I am now. Everything still feels like it was yesterday - I was young, partying and living life to the fullest. And now, here I am, adulting really hard in Australia, trying so hard to balance a full-time job whilst being a full-time mom and a homemaker. 
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Dress: Cotton On | Shoes: Spurr Bought From THE ICONIC  | Leather Jacket: Thrifted from Vinnies

Anyways, my birthday week was not the most ideal. I have been sick a week before and while I thought I was going to recover just before my birthday, I was mistaken. I had to take a sickie (by the way, they call a sick leave here a sickie which I find really cute) from work cause of a case of bad cough and cold. Honestly, I couldn't believe that a simple illness like a cough and a cold would really weaken you down. I was seen by my GP here twice and only gave me cough medicines as he said, I only caught a viral infection and he was confident that I will get better the week after - which was my birthday week.

But he was wrong. Feeling a little better that Monday, I decided to go back to work. (Alam mo naman tayong mga Pinoy, sanay pumapasok kahit maysakit). Trusting my doctor's confidence that I would get better that week, I shrugged everything that I felt and continued on. My husband even thought I was getting better that he organized a celebratory dinner for my birthday, in the city.
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My husband brought me to Cho Cho San, a Japanese restaurant situated in Potts Point. It serves modern Tokyo Izakaya cuisines that I would definitely enjoyed if I was feeling 100%. The food was good and they serve cocktails that I could have enjoyed. The problem is, my sinus was flaring, my head was throbbing, my throat was flaming and my cough was not stopping. The place was a bit dimmed and a little loud - which was not very ideal I had to drink a couple of Codral to help me cope up. I was very apologetic to Paolo as I did not look and seemed very well. But honestly, I really did appreciate the effort.
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Quick Dessert at Rivareno Gelato to satisfy Leon's ice cream cravings

I don't know if our celebration caused me to be sicker but the next day at the office, I was feeling really terrible. I had to undertime and go to see another doctor (a GP that we really trust cause here in Sydney IT IS HARD TO FIND A GOOD GP). Finally, after two terrible weeks of endless coughing and sleepless nights, I was finally given antibiotics. And guess what, after 24 hours of rest, I miraculously felt so much better.
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Anyways, after resting the whole day Friday and Saturday, we decided to re-celebrate my birthday, now that I am feeling better. After hearing mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral at Parramatta, we went to Blacktown to initially check the Skyline Drive-In (that I saw in @taramilktea's IG account) but unfortunately, it was closed. Luckily, just a couple of blocks away we discovered Royal Cricketers Arms, a traditional pub located in Blacktown. It was a family-friendly place with a charming, relaxing ambiance. The food was so good and affordable - you can enjoy their roast of the day for just $15. 
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Honestly speaking, the food in Royal Cricketers may be more affordable and the place may be old, but I really had a great time in the place. There was a small playground that Leon was also able to enjoy. Just look at our beautiful photos below.
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Anyways, I am now feeling a lot better and fully ready to get back to work again. I hope you liked my post.
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On Leon: Top: Uniqlo | Jeans: Big W | Shoes: Front Runners
On Me: Top: Thrifted | Skirt: Factorie | Shoes: Stan Smith
'Til next time,
xx, The Mommy Roves

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