Monday, August 31, 2009

K's 1st photoshoot (preliminary shots)

Ricky was nice enough to take pictures of my lil sister for her 1st photoshoot. We wanted to get a feel of how K will react to being ordered to pose and smile and what not. She found it a lil bit nerve wracking but overall, I think she did pretty well. Pretty impressive for someone who's a 1st timer. Great job sis. Actual pictures of the shoot to follow.

Thanks to Arny too for making sure lil sis looked human for the shoot. He did the hair, make up, clothes, and helped with the poses. Hehe.

Hahahaha! Love this pic!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

cheska's 3rd birthday

what we rode to get to the place ... SCARY!!!

the birthday cake

good food

and the celebrator blowing the candle on her cake ... her Mom and Dad played a trick on her ... it was a magic candle that took 2 minutes to really go out ...

I could have enjoyed it more had I had enough sleep. I was a bit cranky which made me a partypooper. Sorry everyone. I hope you still all had a good time and I did not dampen spirits.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

salon day ....

my Mom took this pic ...
getting ready to have hair chopped

pa-cute ...
After her performance at school, this is what we did. Hehe ...

Friday, August 28, 2009

lil sis debut on stage

before going to school, all dolled up
K singing solo ... the other two introduced her and gave a speech after.

posing in front of the banner ....
She sang really well for someone who performed solo for the first time. She did not buckle and she was able to maintain her poise the whole time. Great job lil sis!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

happy 73rd birthday Lola!

at 73 ....
family picture ...
our angels ....
family and friends ....
I love how simple the celebration was yet it was fun because it was with people who matter and who accept us as we are. To more years for my Lola, to more laughter, and good memories.

Monday, August 24, 2009

chillin at sitcom

Sitcom is a comedy bar we went to and had fun. J took us out to relax us from all the craziness and relaxed us it did. The performers were really funny. =) And Aga Muhlach was there, wasted. Lol.

Relaxed and happy.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

shakey's moments

We've been going to Shakeys a lot the past few weeks and now, I actually have a compilation of what I will call, the ice cream shot. Here you go.

my Mom
Kit my brother
Kat my brother
J, super happy with his all chocolate ice cream
K my sister
B my son
and me of course ...
and the famous ice cream ...
I love moments like these. =) Hope everyone had a good weekend. =)

shrugging off excess baggage

Today, something happened to me that made me realize I still haven't let go of my Dad and the ex. This is wrong. They are not worth it. They never were. The things they made me believe and that I believed were all wrong.

Today, I was reminded that there are people who love me and care for me, who accept me for everything that I am and am not, flaws and all.

I will let go of those two creatures. They are not worth my tears.

Mommy, Arnold, my family, J ... thank you. Thank you.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

shakey's moments

My Mom ... not hungry at all ...
showing off my new glasses ...
two important women to me ...

yummy carbonara ...

B and me ...

Since the other week, I have eaten at Shakeys about 5x now. All those times, I was with people I love and people who mattered.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

random acts of kindness

It never fails to amaze me how many people out there are still willing to do random acts of kindness for people they are not close to, or sometimes, people they do not even know. I have experienced this lately through my citymug collection.

A classmate back in college was going to HK and I asked her off the bat if she could get me some. She never hesitated and said she would get me one. Guess what? She got me 3 citymugs; to think that we have not seen each other in 6 years. Talk about nice.

Another is someone I work with who I was never really close to. She went to Bacolod and Cebu and I asked her to get me citymugs and she did. Isn't that sweet? She even got me this foul smelling dried fish which is what Cebu is known for without hesitation. So wonderful.

And now, J's friend is going to get me the Boracay citymug. I love it! Super cool random acts of kindness. They could have said no but they didn't. I love it!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

old friends, funnypics and some citymugs

what a huge sandwich right? LOL!
my newest babies ... are they not adorable? Thank you Jesser!

This is my reward to myself for surviving work ...
J with me and my geeky glasses
after 6 years, we met again ... miss you Jesser ...

I met up with Jesser and J last night to get my citymugs that Jesser so generously bought when she went on a trip to HongKong and Macau. Wheee ... I love it ... love the citymugs ... love that my collections is slowly growing.

While waiting for Jesser, J and I took some goofy pic and this was the one that was the most normal (see 2nd to the last one.)

As for the story of the 1st picture, I was simply and quite ... BORED. Lol ... I love it though.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

breakfast with my best and my citymug collection

I had a good breakfast with my best friend from high school ,we talked about nothing and everything. It felt like old times. We work for the same company but we rarely see each other. Weird huh? I treasure moments like this. Always. :)

And here are my new citymugs ... I love the new designs ... soon I will have Boracay and Cebu to add as well as Macau and the mini citymug of HK and China. Whee!

starbucks citymug: BACOLOD

I finally got my newest Starbucks Citymug! Thanks Krishna! Mwah mwah!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

rewarding myself, family, and awarding

Its been a while since I last got something for myself. It's been quite some time actually. When I have extra cash, which is rare, I tend to get something for B or the family or someone else. Luckily, I got to encash some prizes at work into GC's (thank you celebrating myperf) and decided that I could get something for myself without feeling guilty so I did.

I got myself some magazines I normally buy every month and 4 books (3 James Patterson and 1 ChickenSoup book) as well as some scrapbook since I have been seriously neglecting it for the nth time possible.

Granted I was too busy relaxing the entire weekend to do it but at least its there. What have I been too busy with? Spending time of course with my B and my family. I think its one of the things one should never forget. =)

On a side note, congratulations are in order to one of the twins for landing the deans list for the 3rd year in a row. He is now in the running for magna cum laude when he graduates in October. Talk about smart!