Yes, it's another surprise for Boo on his 21st birthday.
This guy deserves all the love that he is getting from his friends and family members.
I've met Boo's mom parents before. First was on his freshman year when the UW Men's Volleyball club team had a fundraiser event. It was very casual and short. I don't even remember what conversation we had at that time. And the second time was quite a surprise when I showed up to recent tournament here in Seattle and his mom was there together with his cousin. We had a longer chat this time and they even watched my match.
A week later she emailed me to inform me that she was planning on a surprise trip for Boo on his 21'st birthday. And of course, I instantlyagreed to participate. Easy task, all she asked was for some help to pack some of favorite clothes together with what she had "stolen" (in her own term) while Boo was on summer break at home.
The day came and Boo is 21. YAY!!! I had to work that day and had PT/Rehab session and rushed to his place to start packing his stuff while the family was out for dinner. . At first I had no clue what to pack but i definitely knew what his favotires was. Why? Because I like those favorites too and I probably had previews of those items before he purchased it. My numero uno Cambodian was contacted by his mom as well to take pictures of the precious event. So we tagged along from his house to the airport.
Boo was clueless of the whole thing. He thought that after dinner, his cousin Megan and his brother GF will follow so we can party that night and celebrate.Little did he know he will be flying to Malibu,CA at Pepperdine.
I'll let the pictures explain how the whole surprise went...
Here's me packing his favorite clothes.
Boo and family arrived at the airport. Eyes blind folded and car blasting with music
so he won't hear as much overhead announcements at the airport..
His cousin Megan guiding him off the car...
Meanwhile, his mom is trying to organize the signs they made.
Signs still not up. Everybody was too excited.
The look on his dad's face is too precious. Haha!
We are ready!!!
Clueless and obviously nervous.
I packed tons of his favorite shoes and clothes and tried to fit it on two
Lululemon bags so gets to choose what to bring. I was specifically looking
for that yellow striped tank that I got him from RVCA while I was in San Francisco
but his mom already got it. Phew!
His mom also had an idea for some reading materials while he is on the plane.
I've asked couple of people close to Boo to write a card for his birthday.
This one was from Kane, a homemade birthday card craftly done and I'm pretty
sure the content was just as special.
Sharing hugs with his brother.
Thanks Jacob and Emma for keeping me posted of the updates that night.
I've asked Camby to follow him on the security line to get a paparazzi shot before
Check on Boo's 1st Birthday suprise with the the UW girls and close friends when he had a scavenger hunt and dinner with close friends.
Mahal na Mahal Kita Boo!!!
photo credits to Nack Athens Photography