Photo Hunt: Emotion(s)- Feeling Young on my 51st Birthday

What a timely theme for Photo Hunt today which is also my 51st birthday. Emotion (s). The photo was taken last saturday as bloggers took the time out to enjoy the massive quarry at Porac, Pampanga. I love being with bloggers because my age seems suspended in time. (That’s why I insist in being called by my first name sans Tita , Ate, Maam).

I always feel young despite the fact I could not balance my way to the top of the piles of gravel, sand and lahar. I feel like I’m on top of the world, nevertheless. I guess that’s the secret to aging gracefully. Just try to enjoy. Have fun. Blog. Think young. Relax. Think positive.

Paul Ekman (Professor of Psychology, University of California, San Francisco) believes that there are six primary emotions; happiness, surprise, disgust, fear, anger and sadness. I am full of happiness , of course. Surprised at the many gifts and greetings. Emotions of disgust, fear, anger and sadness are not part of the equation today.

I was able to convince the girls to eat out at Pepper Lunch for dinner. Read Lauren’s Review on Pepper Lunch.

51 years old

Fortunately, they were pleased that the dinner was not too expensive. They hate spending money on expensive dinners.

pepper lunch

And if you thought my day ended with dinner, I still had to meet up with the volunteers of the 2008 Philippine Blog Awards at Kape Isla.


And there ended my 51st birthday celebration! What a wonderful day!

Thanks to Wyatt for the first photo. The photo was taken at the quarry of Porac, Pampanga during our visit to Among Ed’s blog Launch. With me are Hannah of Bloggers Kapihan (sorry forgot your url), Elena Cardinez and behind me are the rest of bloggers who joined us in Pampanga.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1388 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

  • Happy Birthday Mother Blogger! May you be blessed even More!

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  • @thanks Cathy! I am looking forward to those blessings

  • happy birthday! 🙂

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  • Happy Birthday Noemi, where is our lunch or dinner gonna be? 😉

  • “I feel like I’m on top of the world, nevertheless. I guess that’s the secret to aging gracefully. Just try to enjoy. Have fun. Blog. Think young. Relax. Think positive.” – I so agree. Having fun, thinking young and blogging matter in this life.

    Happy birthday!

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  • rhodora

    Happy Birthday, Noemi! . Me naman sa 21st of this month. I’ll be 53, but I don’t feel like it. 🙂

  • great entry for photohunt theme,,, the degree of one’s emotions varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts… mine’s up too hope you can drop by.

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  • happy birthday, dear noemi! looking great, as always 😀

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  • Happy Birthday to you! I was at work this week and met a lovely Philipino lady name Lucia and we chatted while I helped her. Most everyone I’ve met from there are emotionally wonderful people.

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  • Thank you Brian, Julie, Witsandnuts, rhodora, snapcatch, raqgold and Michael

  • Happy Birthday, dearest sister! I’m glad you documented this wonderful landmark.

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  • Felicidades compleanos, mi amiga preciosa. So your day was quite a full-packed day.

    When can I greet you face to face? Lemme know, okay?

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  • Hi, happy birthday and wishing u all the best. Hope that i can meet u, Ms. D and the other bloggers soon, just like Raquel. Cool Mom An2nette of Germany

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  • happy birthday noemi! you look great! =)

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  • Happy Birthday, Noemi!! You know what, you look fantastic!! If you could only bottle your youthful serum..ako na unang bibili 😀

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  • @lorna- there are more photos but they will come out in the food blog

    @annamanila- I am trying to make arrangements. Medyo busy lang ako

    @antonette- are you coming to the Philippines. Drop me or Dine an email. I would love to meet you.

    @cess- thanks, I just know how to pose on camera. hehe

    @kongkong- Actually that is an illusion. I just know how to smile for cameras. Something I learned. I plan to blog about how to look young but that’s next week pa. Thanks anyway.

  • Happy birthday Ms. Noemi! May you stay feeling young, looking young! 😀

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  • again, happy birthday. yes, that’s the key word “aging gracefully”, and enjoy life.

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  • Once again, happy birthday Noemi…Feel young and be forever young 🙂


  • Happy Happy Birthday Ms. Golden Girl. 🙂
    when God showered earth with the fountain of youth, I think you got them all. 🙂


  • Happy Birthday!

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  • You had a full and happy birthday, Noemi! And you’re looking fab too. 🙂 See you soon.

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  • Toe

    You look great Noemi! Happy Happy Birthday!

    Oh, Pepper Lunch opened na? I have to try it out!

    Love the first photo.

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  • belated happy birthday Noemi. you look great. 🙂 sorry for being so late.

  • oooops, that was me. don’t know why I typed your name…LOL… time for bed I think. *mwah*

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