EVERYDAY: Christmas 2018


It’s that glorious time of the year when we see relatives we don’t even know existed, non stop meal preparations, scavenger hunt for the perfect gift for our loved ones, glamming up for three four five reunions, house decorations and who will ever miss out on binge drinking? What could possibly be a more perfect excuse?

As you may have notice on my yearly post regarding Christmas – we always celebrate the birthday of my aunt. This time, at Acaci at Acacia Hotel in Alabang. 

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Okay, so I don’t know why the picture is a little bit distorted. :/ Anyway, food was good. I love how bright, sunny the ambiance is. Standouts for me would be the lava cake and the buttered garlic shrimp of course.<3 And, this is the first time wine was included in the one round set of drinks. – Grabbed! 🙂

This year is quite different. We didn’t have the salubong in our house. It’s a bit sad that we weren’t able to do our tradition knowing it will be my last undivided holiday. But what can I do? there were 2 situations that we are experiencing at the moment: we didn’t have help and all of us in the family are sick and my brother just got out of the hospital the day before Christmas. My sister, her husband and their new baby was also advised to stay at home.

BUT! Gift giving and family pictures is a must of course.

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So it’s just us four. ❤

 

And since everyone was not quite feeling well, and the parents are sleepy already, we opened the gifts at 11pm. Haha. 😀

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Thank you officemates. ❤ Booty Band from Ms. Rose as our exchange gift, ‘hello eco bag from Ms. Rose too, utensils from our GM, Bath Origins hand sanitizer from Rhina, Blue Pouch from Loreen, Room and Linen Spray from Marfori, Purple Scarf from Olive, Peach Scarf from Shaun, Personalized Keychain from Arrian, Cord Organizer from Wendy, Pink Eco Bag from Erika, Notepad from Liz, Pen & Bookmark from Cross, Mermaid Pen from Aileen, Mug from Veron, Glass with Chocolates from Jamie, Puto from Cathie and Lengua from Neli. Thanks, guys!

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Thank you, former officemates! ❤ Gray Top from Ms. Grace and Hubby, Lip Gloss and Brush from Lei, Notebook from Ms. Donns, Keychain from Virge and Lip Tint from Ms. Lolit.

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Gray Sweater from Ninong Al and Ninang Irma, H&M Dress and Sunnies lipstick from Ninang Baby and 3 books from Ate Ivy. ❤ love them all!

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Thank you Roxy for the earrings & salted caramel crunch, Ninong Jobee for the perfume, Pillowcase from Tita Achu and Echo assorted items from Alex and Good! ❤

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My mom knows my style so well. ❤ in clothes! Hihihi. ❤ Thank you for the matching white vest and shorts, ma! and personalized pouch. I cannot never have too many personalized items. ❤

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Thank you, siblings! I can really use them. ❤ Corduroy Pants from my brother, and highwaisted shorts from my sister and hubby! ❤

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Rattan bag also from my Mom! ❤ now, all I have to do is to plan a beach getaway!!

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Thank you, J1 loves! ❤ Uniqlo white top from our exchange gift, CMG pouch from Nicole, China blue lotion from Jaja and Marc, reusable bottle and pouch from Pam and Crinkles from Panda. Thanks, guys! ❤

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Last but not the least, my aid in keeping my now unruly hair most of the time, Babyliss hair iron from my love. ❤ ❤ ❤ Thank you, babe!

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My handsome date during our traditional christmas buffet at Cafe 1228 at New World Hotel. ❤ ❤ ❤ This will be the last time we will be spending Christmas early! I love you so much.

J1’s Christmas get together at Locavore and a very tita moment followed at Plantation Bar. ❤ :/

Lunchies Christmas thing at Happy Garden Cafe. ❤

Christmas Dinner with my previous officemates at Conti’s. ❤

I sometimes wish we could all go back to when we were all complete. Everyone was enjoying each other’s company with my sister, undivided holiday too. With Ate Eulah here in the Philippines, with both my grandmas alive and ‘ta alice. :/ 😦

But all negative emotions aside, thank you thank you thank you for all the gifts. 🙂

See you all next year for a more memorable Christmas! ❤

EVERYDAY: CHRISTMAS 2014


So. the Merriest of all Holidays, the Most Costly Expense and the Extremely Fattening December.

The Friday of All Months. CHRISTMAS.

I won’t go into details anymore. Just take a look at our pictures.

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It’s our first time to celebrate in tagaytay — at Soto Grande, the newly built vacation house of the aunt. And have you noticed? The family keeps getting bigger. Now with Chris’s Family and Robert. We also played White Elephant.

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Back at our house, we each had our own little corner of gifts. :)) We had to open the ones from my sister and chris as they still had to go home at chris’ house. So here goes:

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So My sister and chris gave my dad and my brother the shoes that they requested from US. They gave my Mom a thermal coat as she was planning to back to US this coming year and finally, She gave me her old camera phone which is only months old.

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I gave my Mom an orange Maxi Dress from H&M as she has been looking non stop for a Maxi Dress, I gave my Dad a Long Sleeves Polo from Memo, My sister’s favorite Perfume, Shorts from Uniqlo for Chris and for my Brother as well.

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Thank you, Clients! Merry Christmas!

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A very Pretty B&W Dress from the BM, Pepero from BOO, Bath and Body Cologne from the AH, Chocolate from the NAC, Brush from the Teller, Popcorn from the GAB and the candies are from the reliever. Thank you, Officemates!

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The Black Dress and the Orange Travel Toiletry Pouch are from Alex, The Lip Gloss is from Steph and Betsy, The Book is from Roumel, The two pony tails are from Jaja, The Foundation is from Kenneth and the Notebook from Panda.

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The Red Regatta Wallet is from N. Al and N. Irma, The post its from Ivy, The Face Shop Perfume from Eulah and the GC is from N. Baby.

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The Black Dress, Gray Pants and Gucci Perfume are from my parents, The Marks and Spencer Perfume from my Brother and the Camera from my Sister and Brother in Law.

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The Dress from Ate Nita, Orange Towel from St. Peter’s Plan Agent, The Book from Chris’s Parents and the Black Bag from Ninong Jobee.

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Oh, Loved Ones surely knows the simplest that can make me happy — Chocolates!

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Thank you for a Memorable, Christmas! I loved each and every gift. Thank you.

EAT BF: Songkran


We were planning to watch suits all day.

So we had to eat lunch first.

And  one of the very few restaurants that were open on Independence Day was Songkran

It was raining that morning too and I was wet from the rain already so I wasn’t able to take

a picture of the store itself.

Nonetheless, the food was delicious. Ahh. Or am I bias? I absolutely love thai food.

We ordered ofcourse, Bagoong Rice – Php 165.

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The Pork Spare Ribs – Php 225. The cuts of the meat were bite size and just perfect. It had sufficient oil and sauce to compliment the dish.

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Squid with Garlic Cilantro – Php 210. I loved this. It had melts in your mouth garlic that’s not too strong.

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I’ll be coming back, Songkran. I loved you.

 

EVERYDAY: Holiday Again.


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And this would be a rehearsal. For what you may ask? My forever partner will come with us to our trip down north. My family and I will be going to Bolinao, Pangasinan for Holy Week. So I insisted that he come sit with us for merienda. We had snacks at Yellowcab, Glorietta 5.

Baby Holiday


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And because I was dumped by Jude today, I headed to Eric’s house and played with this adorable little girl. I bathed her and fed her!! Oh am I so ready to be a mom? Not! I just want play time. I don’t wan’t the other stuffs just yet. – Especially Baby expenses. Nooooo.

ImageMother, Child and the best ninang ever! 🙂