“So many people have so many expectations about what it really means to enter womanhood, specifically about how one should dress, talk, or behave in general. I don't know about any of these things, but I do know I want to define womanhood on my own terms. For me, it means being able to move at my own pace, feeling more comfortable in my own skin, embracing my flaws, and not having to explain to anyone why I am what I am.”
This was Kathryn Bernardo’s meaningful caption on her Instagram post featuring a video, which was shot by her friend Shaira Luna. She published this said post days before the exact date of her birthday, letting everyone see how she has grown through the years.
Kathryn spent her 23rd birthday with her family, a few closest friends, and of course, with reel-to-real boyfriend Daniel Padilla. They had a sweet escapade at the beautiful island of El Nido, Palawan. They all had fun under the sun then later had a simple but special dinner by the beach, complete with a banner with brightly lit letters that spelled out “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”.
Based on the Instagram post of her mommy Min, Kath and the rest of the Bernardo family along with DJ already gathered on the eve of Kath’s birthday for a sweet and intimate “birthday salubong”. They celebrated as the clock struck midnight, when Kath’s birthday began.
Grateful for having another year in her life, Kath gave this sweet message through her Instagram: “It's time to open a new chapter in my life. Wishing for a year that's all about taking care of the people I love, balancing work and play, and relishing every moment as it happens. My heart is full reading all your birthday greetings! Thanks to everyone who remembered!”
Take a look at Kath’s birthday escapade in Palawan here in this gallery!