One of my favorite persons celebrates his birthday today!
Carlo bids goodbye to his twenties as he turns 30 years old today. The kids and I surprised him with a (huge) homemade birthday card, as shown below:
We wrote our messages inside and even traced our hands, including Clarence’s:
If you do not know Carlo, let me show you a little bit of insight.
He is the type of person who is very carefree and has a positive disposition in life. I admit that this is one thing he influenced me on. No matter what obstacle we’re facing, you can always count on him to make jokes about it and you’ll know that everything will be okay. I have seen him break down a number of times, but it still doesn’t break his spirit.
He is an extrovert. He is surrounded by people that he loves and cares about. He has tons of friends, and I mean the real kind. It is a running joke that wherever we go, he will run into someone he knows. Don’t believe it? Let me tell you a story. When we boarded a plane in Macau, he saw someone he knew inside the plane. Of all places, he saw someone he knew in another country. Another instance was when we were walking in Munoz, Quezon City. We crossed the street and the driver of a passing car suddenly stopped and called him.
He is also stubborn and spoiled. As the youngest of five siblings, he is used to getting is way in almost everything. As for me, I am the eldest of three. Our personalities cannot be further apart, but we still find a common ground and that is why make such a great team. There’s a lot of things and ideas that we differ on and it’s also because of that that we learn so much from each other.
He talks endlessly. Whoever said that men are quiet and women are talkative, they sure as hell have not met us yet. If there is one person who can talk the entire time traveling from Tagaytay to Quezon City, that would be him. It happened a couple of summers ago when he was stuck in the back seat of a Mitsubishi Adventure on his own and we were traveling at night. All of us in the front seat (except for the driver, of course) wanted to catch a nap and he didn’t want us to since he was alone at the back. So, he told us that he wouldn’t let us sleep and he was true to his word.
One thing I admire most about him as a person, and not just as my husband, is his people skills. He has his own way of handling and talking to people and that’s what made him a great leader while he was working. It’s also because of this that he is a great businessman and, as I like to call him, racketeer. He can sell ice to an eskimo, I can bet on that.
He is also an awesome haggler. I love bringing him to tiangges and bazaars since he can haggle down to the very last cent. He has his own style, which I think should be patented or licensed. 🙂
I could go on and on, but this will do for now. He will still have many more birthdays to come and more chances for me to write about him. Maybe next time, I’ll add more dirt on him and not be so nice. 🙂
Carlo, I wish you a very happy birthday! I hope that all your wishes come true and that you remain in good health always. I love you so much! Mwah!!! 🙂