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Ivana Alawi celebrates sister Mona’s 17th birthday: ‘Happy birthday to my forever love’

Vlogger and actress Ivana Alawi reveals why she didn’t want to celebrate with a debut when she was younger.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

FRESH SCOOPS

08/24/2021 09:51 AM
Ivana Alawi celebrates sister Mona’s 17th birthday: ‘Happy birthday to my forever love’
Screenshot from Ivana Alawi YouTube Channel

Four days after her younger sister Mona’s birthday last August 19, YouTuber Ivana Alawi uploaded her latest vlog showing how their family celebrated the occasion. On her Instagram account, Ivana shared a photo of her and Mona wearing identical shirts with the caption, “Happy birthday to my forever love, best friend, videographer, editor, prankerista, bebegirl, strong, tech expert and best sister @_monaalawi “ 

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Ivana first launched her YouTube channel with a video of a trip to the mall with her sister Mona in 2019. Her channel now has 13.7M subscribers. and with the ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONA!” vlog reaching 1.2M views within the first eight hours of being uploaded last August 23. 

The 24-year-old actress and YouTube personality started off the 25-minute vlog sharing how their family chose to celebrate Mona’s 17th birthday this year.

“Nag-prepare kami ng very, very simple celebration at isasama namin kayo kung saan nag-celebrate ang 17th birthday niya. Alam niyo naman na ECQ ngayon so hindi kami makalabas pero ang gagawin namin is mag-se-celebrate na lang kami ng very simple at also guys, kinausap ako ni Mona last week. Inupo niya ako sa upuan at ito yung nangyari. Sabi niya, ‘Ate huwag kang gagastos.’ Ayaw niyang gumastos. Mas gusto niya ipamigay ulit sa inyo kesa igastos namin. Bumili ako ng balloon, yung flower set-up, ayaw niya ng ganun so sabi ko okay behave ako today. So we’ll just hold a simple celebration,” she said.

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Aside from her sister’s special request to have a simple lunch with a cucumber dish, Ivana explained why she didn’t fully follow Mona’s instructions not to buy her any gifts this year.

“Naghanda kami ng food and ng mga gifts niya. Ayaw din niya actually niya magpabili ng gift kasi pag tinatanong ko siya kung anong gusto mo. Pero as a strong girl dapat deserve niya talaga na mabalik man sa kanyang kaarawan ang konti sa mga pasaya niya sa akin at sa pamilya namin at sa pagpapasaya din sa inyo. Kasi alam niyo naman yun, prankster tapos matalino sa mga gadget. So she’s my baby girl and she will always be our baby girl. Si Mona ang request niya ngayong birthday niya pare parehas buhok namin kaso yung kuya hindi mai-perm eh yun lang,” she added.

Aside from a new gaming console, Ivana and her family also gave Mona a baking mixer and a high end fan for her room, items which were all on Mona’s wish list which Ivana discovered before her birthday. 

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During her younger years, Ivana said she also didn’t want any fancy celebrations during her birthday. “Actually ako nung bata ako ang gusto ko talaga ayoko mag-debut kasi nga wala ako ma-invite lalo na pasko ang birthday ko alam ko walang pupunta. Pero yung mama ko pinilit niya ako mag-debut so meron akong picture,” she recalled.

The popular influencer also shared her birthday wishes for Mona in the vlog along with an important reminder for Mona’s future suitors. 

“I wish you happiness and I wish you all the love and I wish you all the success in life. I wish that all your dreams will come true. Sana lahat ng dream mo magkatotoo. Wish ko din magkaroon ka rin ng boyfriend na magmamahal sa ‘yo. Sana hindi mapunta sa ‘yo ang sumpa ng Alawi family (laughs). Huwag kayo loloko loko talaga sa kanya kasi ako makakalaban ninyo. Huwag niyo kakalimutan yun ah!”

Watch the vlog here: