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EVERYDAY: FAMILY LUNCH


Now that my sister has her own house, it’s very seldom that we eat together. & too sad that the only one missing is the boyfriend. —- 7th wheeler for lunch

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EAT BF: WICKED DOGS


They opened 2014 and I only got to try them last weekend. 😀 how unfortunate! HAHA.

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Orders? Been publishing posts – TIRED and I want to sleep already. :/ Will just be dumping photos here. 😀

Three of us ordered the Taco Dog for Php 125 and one Chicago Dog for Php 125. 

Chili con carne, bacon, onions, cheese and salsa. Pretty GOOD. 🙂 – TACO

Chili con carne, pickle,relish, bacon bits, salsa and onions.

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GOOD! I’m just not the sausage slash hotdog type kind of girl.

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Today was fun! 🙂 and I’m glad we did this! ❤

EVERYDAY: Enchanted Kingdom


After more than a decade, I finally step foot to this Magical Place – Horrifying when I was a kid, and it still is. 😀 I would love to try all of the rides – but some are too much for my stomach to handle. 😀 might vomit and give trauma to the other visitors as well. HAHA.

Lunch at Chubby’s First. 😀 With my <3, my brother and Roxy.

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Guess what? 😀 Finally crossed the Achor’s Away on my ‘TO TRY’. HAHAHA.

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I had fun, EK! 😀 Will go back once I muster enough courage for the other rides. 😛

EVERYDAY:JOJO’s BIRTHDAY


It’s the birthday of my rock, my guidance and the special woman in my life. 🙂

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Isn’t she the prettiest?

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Buttered Scallops, Adobong Pusit, Bagnet Pakbet, Salpicao, Sinigang na Hipon and Binagoongan Bagnet. :* EVERYTHING IS WORTH THE CALORIES.

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Birthday Dinner at Corazon, Uptown Mall.

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Happy Happy Birthday, Ma! I love youuuuu.

EVERYDAY: CAELEB’S CHRISTENING


I gained another baby boy on the list. 🙂 Another kid to spoil once they get a bit older.

And for the first time — we were earlier than the P-A-R-E-N-T-S!

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I hope everything works out for the two of you. I really do. Happy Christening Baby Caeleb! ❤

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Definitely growing our MBA Family. :*

READ: POINT OF NO RETREAT by COLLEEN HOOVER


Goodreads: “Layken and Will have managed to overcome the obstacles that threatened to destroy their love, proving that they are destined for one another. What they are about to learn, however, is that the things that have brought them together may be the very things that ruin their connection forever…
Layken is left second-guessing the relationship whilst Will is jumping over hurdles to prove his love for her. What the young lovers discover about themselves along this journey may change their entire world and the lives of those who depend upon them the most…”

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  1. I love Lake’s Mother for thinking of a jar full of stars that would somehow make them feel that she’s still around when they both need guidance.
  2. Vaughn is really someone to hate.
  3. I despise Will for keeping a secret from Lake! How can you not tell your girlfriend that you’re ugly ex girlfriend whom you had sex with is in your class – who you get to see three times a week and is currently sitting beside you in class? Fuck will. How can you not tell her?
  4. I LOVE KIERSTEN, her intelligence, her with, her confidence to talking with older people and the way her mind thinks. And yes, kiersten – Can I be your new bestfriend too?
  5. SUCK and SWEET Time – something that family and friends could bond over.
  6. FOREHEAD KISSES – they’re my favorite too. And I would definitely be pissed if my significant other gives my favorite kiss to another person. So, Will – you suck at this again.

 

  • Sometimes, things can happen in life that you didn’t plan for. All you can do now is suck it up and start mapping out a new plan.
  • My heart pounds against my chest. Not because I’m nervous. Not even because I want her worse that I’ve ever wanted her before. It’s pounding against my chest because I realize I’ve never been so sure about the rest of my life than I am in this moment. This girl is the rest of my life.
  • Love is the most beautiful thing in the world. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the hardest things in the world to hold on to, and one of the easiest things to throw away.
  • I’ll never be able to give you everything you deserve, but I’ll definitely spend the rest of my life trying.
  • “Your mother encourages you to cuss?” Gavin says.

    Kiersten nods. “I don’t see it that way. It’s more like she’s encouraging us to undermine a system flawed through overuse of words that are made out to be harmful, when in fact they’re just letters, mixed together like every other word. That’s all they are, mixed up letters. Like, take the word “butterfly” for example. What if someone decided one day that butterfly is a cussword? People would eventually start using butterfly as an insult, and to emphasize things in a negative way. The actual WORD doesn’t mean anything. It’s the negative association people give these words that make them cusswords. So if we all just decided to keep saying butterfly all the time, eventually people would stop caring. The shock value would subside…and it would just become another word again. Same with every other so-called bad word. If we would all just start saying them all the time, They wouldn’t be bad anymore. That’s what my mom says anyway.”

  • You’re my plan. You’re always my only plan.
  • She’s so incredibly beautiful, especially when she’s not trying to be.
  • Everyone’s entitled to a bad day every now and then.
  • “Sherry, until I met you I didn’t know what life was. I had no clue that I wasn’t even alive. It’s like you came along and woke up my soul.

Well, best wishes to you, Will and Lake! 🙂

EVERYDAY: FAMILY CHRISTMAS


It’s the most wonderful time of the year, indeed! It’s the busiest time, traffic’s worse, wallets are emptied but it’s the happiest, no doubt.

Just like every year, we start the Christmas tradition with my Aunt’s Birthday Celebration. The choice for this year? Mama Lou’s in BF.

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The celebrant

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The family with the celebrant.

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Some of the pictures from the birthday party.

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We’re always the Christmas Host! Thus, we are all gathered again at our House for our yearly salubong and opening of gifts at Midnight.

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My family.

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Second Family – Dad’s Side.

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Yearly Selfie Picture with the Gifts.

The whole family on Christmas!

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From the Parents: Black Cullottes, Salmon Printed Leggings and Brown Leggings from F21, Brown Dress, Nude Vest, White Top and a White Turtle Neck. (I LOVE THE BROWN DRESS, MA!) Thank youuuuuu. I love all of your gifts! Thank you.

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From Relatives: Black Shorts (probably my new favorite) and White Shirt from Sicio, White Long Sleeves Top from N. Baby and a 6 – set of luggage organizer.

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From Siblings: Black H&M Dress from my sister, A White Top and a Starbucks Planner from my brother. THANK YOU.

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Thank you, Family! Merry Christmas!

EVERYDAY: First Home


So I was able to visit my first home after such a long time!
This four walls used to be our Kitchen and Sala.

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I can remember our days when all the seat available was on my dad or mom’s lap, where the only place we can stay is at the living room. We had so little room to breathe but so much love. We had time for each other. Everyone stayed in one place.
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Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people you loved you were, whenever you were together. It was building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.

EVERYDAY: 25th with the family


And my birthday would never be complete without celebrating it with my family.
We had dinner at Fely J’s in Greenbelt.
Meet the bunch!
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It was impossible to take a picture of all the food since we were at a long table.
But we ordered for Sizzling Sisig, Adobo (which was super tender), Pritong Tilapia in Plum Sauce, Gising Gising, Kare-kare, Pansit Guisado, Lechon Kawali and Mechado.

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Afterwhich, they still had some room for sweets so we went straight to Gelatissimo.

Thank you all for celebrating with me.
Thank you for the Green Long Sleeves, Black Pants and Notepads.

EVERYDAY: Birth of Caeleb


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So I guess there’ll be another Boat Paddler in this family! Dragon Boat Bunch. Congratulations to your new baby boy, Ed and Via!

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EVERYDAY: My Christmas with Family


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As you’ve probably noticed, the Annual Christmas Salubong is at our house. 😀 Difference? Robert and Eulah are not here. Jeska and Chris went home after opening the gifts.

My family before the chaos. 😀 Ta Alice was sleeping already.

Chris and Jeska and Ninang Irma with their gifts.

My dad and my Mom with their gifts. My Dad also received a Lazy Boy but until now, it’s not assembled. I hate how my dad’s gift to my mom is just a list of the stores she wants and gets to choose. He doesn’t look prepared and looks last minute. While My Mom prepared for his gift and several others.

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Ninang Baby and Ate Ivy with their gifts.

My Brother and I and lastly,

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Ate Nita withe her gifts. Angel and the other 2 Caregivers were with Ta Alice.

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Merry Merry Christmas from my Family to yours! Happy Birthday, Jesus! 😀

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Christmas Gift from Family

  1. Aquablue Bag from Vincci
  2. White Drawstring Bag from My Mom
  3. Black and White Dress from Chris and Jeska (too big) :/
  4. Uniqlo Jeans from My Mom (which was bought when I was with her)
  5. Juicy Bag from My Mom
  6. A list from my Dad (Topshop, Swatch, F21, Uniqlo, H&M or M&S)

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Christmas Gift from Relatives

  1. Maroon Dress from Ninang Baby
  2. Loreal Foundation from Ninang Baby
  3. Parfois Earrings from Ate Ivy
  4. Drawstring Red and Green Shorts from Ninang Irma and Ninong Al.

 

Thank you, and Merry Christmas Again!

 

EVERYDAY: Alice’s 62nd Birthday.


This has been a tough year especially to this person celebrating her birthday. She has been in and out of the hospital almost every month. But God is good. She’s still with us for her 62nd year.

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Happy Happy Birthday, Ta Alice!

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May you continue to be showered with God’s graces!

BOOK: SLAMMED by COLLEEN HOOVER


What is actually worse? Losing your dad and moving to another place, or losing your mom from a fight against cancer? There is no way you could choose right. But both happened to Layken. 

Layken lost her dad, having died of heart attack. They had to move because her family simply cannot afford to live there anymore. When they moved to Michigan, she met a boy and fell in love. Only to find out later, that he was his English Professor. As she tries to resist the brooding sexy professor, she also has to deal with the fact that her mother is terminally ill with Cancer. Will teaches her how to continue living and that poetry, expression through the use of words can simply be therapeutic.

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  1. You know a band has true talent when their imperfections define perfection.
  2. The slightest touch and simplest gestures have such an illicit effect on my senses
  3. The way these poets were able to lure you into a whole new world, viewing things from a vantage point you have never seen before.
  4. The door between us feels like barricade.
  5. But when he feelings are there, it can lift you up and take you anywhere.
  6. I wish I could find a way to let go of the hold he has on me.
  7. I’m not a fan of inconsistency.
  8. And exactly one million, fifty one thousand and two hundred minutes from now, I’m going to propose to you, and ask that you share all the rest of the rest the minutes of your life with me.
  9. I’ll paint you a world one day. A world where smiles don’t fade. A world where laughter is played in the background.
  10. It’s amazing how many tears one person can have.
  11. It was life. Life happens. Shit happens. And it happens a lot. To a lot of people.
  12. The only thing any of us have in common is the inevitable.
  13. You’ll never be ready for it, Lake. You never will. (Death)
  14. Push your boundaries, Lake. That’s what they’re there for.
  15. Everyone assumes they have at least one more day.
  16. She was so full of life. So full and enthralled with a life that tried so hard to knock her down,
  17. He kisses me like he’s making up for an entire month of stolen kisses.
  18. That’s impossible Mom. You don’t know how to do terrible.
  19. It broke my heart that you needed him more than you needed me. (Mom)
  20. Decide what to be and go be it.
  21. Put emphasis on life.
  22. Sometimes life gets in the way. It gets all up in your damn way.
  23. Don’t take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.
  24. Never judge others. Unexpected events can change a person. You never know what a person is experiencing in their own life.\
  25. Question everything.People make spontaneous decisions based off of their hearts all the time.
  26. His fingertips feel like electric pulses penetrating my skin.

Interesting things: ‘I would rather’ game.

Layken’s mother taught her that before engaging into any relationship, she must ask these three questions which I am sharing with you now: Does he treat you with respect at all times? If he is the exact same person twenty years from now that he is today, wold you still want to marry him? Does he inspire you to want to be a better person?

Has anyone of you ever read For One More Day of Mitch Albom? I remember that one of his points there was, ”When you lose your parents, it’s like you’re alone. and you will have to go through every battle alone”.
And that is exactly how it is. For me, I mean. My Mom, my mom is my rock.

It just pains me how Layken was dragged down to the blackhole when his father died. But the death of her mother? It just pushed her down back to the shit under the blackhole or farther, even. I could never imagine my life without my parents. And that’s the truth. And I don’t ever want to.

But there are also happy parts in this sad little story. There was a love interest, just like any other novel. The twist? Student – teacher relationship. I also admire how Will values his role in his little brother’s life. I respect him for putting his brother as his first priority.

Overall, I liked the story. It’s a good read too.

MOVIE: A BRILLIANT YOUNG MIND


3 months ago, my brother gave me a set of movies he downloaded.
This was one of them. I was eager to finish this set because I want new ones.

Anyway, the movie is about a prodigy kid who is inclined to being the Math Wiz.
His father died when he was a kid and as he grows older, it hunts him and it affects his relationship with his mother.
Being the self proclaimed Math Wiz that he is, he landed a place in the British Squad for the
International Mathematics Olympiad Competition.

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I felt that the movie was a bit dragging. The kid shows no emotion toward his mother
or to anyone. The ending reveals that he blocked any kind of emotions after his father died.
But as he progressed in the competition, he was able to meet several friends, a mentor and a girl.
Ha! Girls really have a significant effect on any man’s life, huh? (Thank you, Thank you).

Nathan: I think, I see the world differently to others.
Dad:       It’s all about adaptability, Nathan. Sometimes you have to change your shape, to fit in.

Overall, I wouldn’t really recommend this. Even on  a passing time.

THOUGHTS: How would you rate your success?


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I’d say this is perfect at this point in time. I’m feeling frustrated and depressed and it’s good enough to know that I’m not the only one who feels like this. 😀