A’s birthday is about to come to an end.  He is looking at all the greetings and watching the videos posted by friends, family and his present and past co-workers.  He is smiling and muttering “Wow” over and over again.  He doesn’t have a Facebook page (or any social media account) so one officemate thought it would be great to create one as a  surprise for his birthday.  What a fantastic idea it turned out to be!  The page was flooded with greetings and got over 500 likes in three days!

The husband is a big basketball fan. This fantastic artwork is by T. Mercado.


This basketball shoe cake was made by Michelle Teves of Coco Cakes.

It’s amazing how much he is loved, appreciated and respected in the industry.  People actually took the time to make creative videos, pictures with funny captions as well as inspiring messages.  Some even wrote poems, danced and sang!

Thank you for the overwhelming show of love for “The Boss”. He is humbled by your support.


These greetings are so heartwarming.:)

We also took part in the big surprise. My son M wrote down his thoughts twenty minutes before the shoot, memorized his greeting and delivered it well. My daughter R insisted on wearing her crown, put on her sunnies, and sang for Daddy. I, on the other hand, caught a virus earlier in the day, but decided to still go on camera ( washed out look and all ) to complete our birthday message.

Earlier this evening, we hosted a simple dinner with his side of the family at the NBA Cafe. It was the first time for most of them to visit the place. The celebration was made more special by the crew. They surprised A with  a stomping dance which amused the rest of the dining clientele.  The hubby  also got to blow three cakes. Thank you family!

With the happy birthday boy! 🙂

On his 46th,  A is most proud of being a dedicated father and husband. 🙂

The gift of family is priceless.

We only got to give Daddy our gifts the day after.

I involve the kids in everything … Even shopping for Daddy’s birthday gifts!

He liked them all — and the shoes we chose, fit. Yehey!

Our final choice — Driving shoes, a blue polo and a belt

Birthdays are milestones in a person’s life.  I am happy to see that the husband continues to inspire people with his leadership, dedication and unselfish mentoring.  Thank you so much to everybody who remembered A’s special day.  The Facebook page will be taken down tonight  but we will never forget all the wonderful messages you sent A’s way.  Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all of you.



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  1. “A” is a living proof that hardworking people with good heart will always be blessed. We wish “A” more blessings and good health. Happy birthday!

  2. Hahaha!
    I understand why he doesn’t have a Facebook Account for a busy man like your hubby. Imagine one of the top boss of two prestigious companies.
    Your hubby must be so blessed to have you. And this pleasant birthday surprises made Ariel a “real celebrity”.
    Cheers to M, to R, especially to you & his staff. What a great surprise idea!

  3. I love reading about the family and I love seeing pictures of all of you together. Tito A looks very happy. The whole family is very proud of him. Thanks for sharing this — I almost cried.
    Tito A is loved by all, it only means that he is a GOOD BOSS and he has a BIG HEART.

    1. Yes, Tito A is very happy. He inspires people to do better because he always pushes himself to be better. We thank all our family and friends who made his day very special.:)

    1. Thank you for this wonderful greeting! Relationships need work, patience and love. Like anything else he does, A gives our marriage and family life 100% of his effort 🙂

  4. I love this article :)! It’s nice that the family was included in this. Ninong A is truly a man that inspires many people. I wish Ninong A more happy birthdays and I hope all his wishes will be granted. It’s a bit sad that the page of Ninong A will be taken down… It was nice :D. Well, I hope to see more posts soon :D.

    1. Tito A’s work will stand for itself, Annika. 🙂 He will always remember all of the wonderful greetings — and so will the rest of the family. Thanks for the greeting!

  5. Wow! A has turned into a celebrity with all those fabulous greetings. Happy birthday to the boss, the king, Mr. A! I’ve seen first hand how well you work together, making such a successful team that is a blessing to many. Cheers to more years to praise and celebrate!

  6. Working with Boss A for more than 2 years is a blessing. He’s a great leader and a real transformer! What’s so admirable is he’s so in-love with his family. It’s his priority despite being very busy at work. I guess it is because the BQP, M and R are so loving and caring that he has to rush home to be with his source of inspiration. 🙂

    1. C, thank you for all your help and support. A is equally blessed to have you. At the end of the day, family is what matters. We thank God that we have each other. 🙂

  7. Very happy and humbled to be under Boss A’s leadership. Despite the busy schedule, family goes first always. Team Fermin forever 🙂 happy happy birthday Boss and for every successful man is a woman so good job BQP! #ikaw na

  8. OMG, Paulyne! What a great birthday you had for your husband! Congratulations! I haven’t met “A” but it seems he’s a good man. People won’t go to lengths if he were not. Men are boys at heart. They still love surprises (Nike shoes?) however simple and small it may be. It is still the thought that counts. Continue to be a blessing to everyone!

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