"Dear, set in stone! Pag nag-birthday tayong dalawa, ako ang magpapa-party!"
This was Karen Davila's promise to The Voice Kids Philippines winner Lyca Gairanod, whom she interviewed for her vlog sometime in August 2021.
Karen will officially turn 51 on Sunday, November 21, 2021. Lyca will also celebrate her 17th birthday on the same day.
The ABS-CBN broadcast journalist was able to fulfill her promise of celebrating their birthdays together and made it even more special.
Before showing the event highlights, the Kapamilya news anchor admitted in the introduction on her vlog that she felt pressured after getting so much attention from netizens for their viral "Oh my gosh, birthday ko rin yun!" video.
She said, "Medyo nakaka-pressure kasi hindi naman po namin inisip na magiging viral ang, 'Oh my god! [meme]'
"But you know what? I usually celebrate my birthday quietly. Pero ito, siyempre po it's special because may ka-birthday ako."
Karen then explained why they decided to hold a charity project instead of just having a regular birthday handaan.
She continued, "So for this birthday, I didn't want to be about me and Lyca. But we wanted it to be about other people.
"May pandemya po tayo ngayon and what we wanted to do was help people and give them gifts. So guys, I do hope you'll love our birthday celebration.
"Dahil ito po, para sa inyo sa Tanza, Cavite."
Lyca agreed and added, "Hindi lang po para sa amin itong special day natin, para rin ito sa mga tao na... kailangan din natin bigyan yung nangangailangan."
Karen and Lyca teamed up with Gretchen Ho and her "Donate A Bike, Save A Job" project for their birthday celebration.
They gave away 45 bikes including safety manuals, vests, shirts, and helmets to Lyca's neighbors, which they can use for their livelihood.
They also gave some of Lyca's neighbors a loading business starting kit—which includes 14 smartphones and pocket wi-fi—from PLDT-SMART Foundation,
Of course, their celebration wouldn't be complete without a sumptuous meal.
Karen, Lyca, and their guests enjoyed delicious food from ILLO's Party Trays.
Socialite Small Laude, who is also a fan of Lyca, was also there to celebrate with them.
In her vlog, Lyca received a Gucci belt bag from Small's daughter Allison as a birthday gift. Small also handed Lyca a red envelope for her birthday.