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Jolina Magdangal explains why she didn’t want a big birthday party: ‘Natatakot ako na baka walang pumunta’

Jolina Magdangal host enjoyed a surprise ‘90s themed birthday bash attended by family and friends.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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11/8/2018 9:50 AM
Jolina Magdangal explains why she didn’t want a big birthday party: ‘Natatakot ako na baka walang pumunta’


Although she thought she was marking her 40th birthday with a simple celebration with family, Jolina Magdangal got the biggest surprise when her husband Mark Escueta secretly planned a party along with her manager Perry Lansigan last November 6. Jolina initially thought they were going to attend a family dinner. “Akala ko merong dinner yung tita niya. Sabi ko pa kanina, ‘Parang late na, hindi pa ba tayo bababa? Nagugutom na ako.’ May mga ganun pa akong hanash. So yun pala. Tapos ang dami kong nakita na hindi ko alam paano ko i-explain. Hindi ko talaga naiiisip na mag-party kasi natatakot ako na baka walang pumunta. Hindi ko ala kung paano ko i-ga-gather dahil yung iba hindi ko na nakakausap, hindi ko alam kung may time pa sila, pero hindi ko alam kung paano ko sasabihin na, ‘Uy, mag-party naman tayo,’ kasi minsan sobrang busy ng lahat. So wala talaga akong kakutob kutob kasi hindi ko nga naiisip na mag-big party,” she shared during the #40NaSiJolina event. 

Jolina said she is not the type to organize big parties because she likes hosting small groups. “At lahat ng nangyari ngayon, wala talaga akong ini-expect eh kaya sobrang gulat na gulat ako. Hindi ko in-expect na mag-big party kasi natatakot ako na walang pumunta dahil yung iba hindi ko alam paano i-ga-gather, hindi ako marunong. Marunong ako pag get-together sa bahay, iilan lang. Kaya sabi ko sa asawa ko, ‘i-grupo grupo na lang natin.’ Pero nagulat ako may prinepare siya na ganito na wala akong kakutob kutob at all,” she revealed.

The Magandang Buhay host said she was already thinking ahead and hoping to celebrate her birthday milestone on her 50th birthday instead of this year. During her thank you speech, Jolina couldn’t contain her happiness. “Sabi ko nga kay Mark, siguro pag-50 na ako, mula ngayon na 40 ako, talagang iri-ready ko na ang sarili ko tapos mga friends ko para pag 50 na as in bongga na. So sobra akong thankful. Thank you sa time kasi yung time hindi madali para sa mga ganito at nabibigyan ng time na puntahan niyo ang isang tao. Thank you sa pagmamahal kasi dito napapatunayan talaga kung sino yung mga totoong kaibigan at saka kung sino yung totoong nagmamahal sa yo,” she said.

For her birthday, Jolina said she only has one wish. “Wala na talaga ako mahiling kundi yung health na lang. Pagka-sumasampa ka na pala sa may edad ka na, impotant na pala talaga yun kasi minsan napapaisip ka kung kailangan mo talaga pag-ingatan yung health mo. So yun lng yung hinihiling ko,” she added.

With her birthday attended by her closest friends in showbiz like Marvin Agustin, Nikki Valdez, Melai Cantiveros, Karla Estrada, Angelika Dela Cruz, John Lapus, Nyoy Volante, Jason Dy, and JayR and his fiancée Mica Javier, Jolina said her surprise party will definitely be hard to forget. “Siguro ilang araw ko itong nanamnamin. Makikipag-kuwentuhan ako kay Mark tungkol dito. Pero thank you talaga. Hindi niyo alam kung paano niyo ako napasaya ngayon. Siguro pag nag-fo-40 ka na pala nagkakaroon ka ng feeling na may mga mid-life crisis ka na. Ewan ko sobrang aga ng 40 pero basta maraming maraming salamat. Hindi ko alam kung papaano ko pa kayo pasasalamatan,” she said.