Frank and Elmo Magalona, together with sister Maxene and her husband Rob Mananquil, marked Arkin’s 19th birthday with a small celebration. Saab was not present in the event.
Arkin, who is also known as “Barq,” is one of the youngest in the Magalona brood. His sister Maxene took to Instagram to share how they celebrated the occasion. They started right by dining at a Tex-Mex restaurant in Makati.
The Magalona siblings continued their little celebration at home by playing Cards Against Humanity while devouring scrumptious cupcakes.
Of course, any birthday party will not be complete without a cake. A decadent chocolate cake marked Arkin’s special day.
The birthday celebrant, following tradition, blew out the candles on his cake.
Closing his eyes, and with a smile that lighted up his face, it looks like he also made a wish right after blowing out the candles.
His mother, Pia, may be absent in the siblings’ little celebration, but she did not forget her son’s birthday. Posting what looks like a stolen shot of Arkin, she made use of Instagram to greet her son.
“Happy 19th Birthday, son! I took this photo of you in May, if you’re wondering,” she wrote yesterday. “I wish you well always. Thank you for laughing with me and making me laugh as well. Stay as sweet as you are. I love you!”
Interestingly, as Saab did not make an appearance in Arkin’s birthday celebration, she also did not use her social media accounts to openly greet her younger brother.