REAL Friends

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YOU were amazing tonight, thanks for a great time, though we can’t achieve the Georgina pose and only Jhong can pull it off. Haha!

When I look back at how my relationships with my girl friends here in the Philippines (fondly called Barkada) were, I can’t help but thank God and the world for introducing me to such souls full of wit and humor. Do not get me wrong, we had our downsides as group but I guess the ones who care are the ones who stays no matter what happens.

So many things had happened and at this point I am being mature about relationships and friendships. I am not the type who easily get mad, my patience can be extended to certain heights and though some people take it as advantage, I do not really care as long as I feel sincere in helping them. Today was one of the worst I guess but I need not spill the negative details. What I am just trying to point is, be sure to be there when your friends need you the most, yes friendship can’t and WILL NEVER be counted by how many hours you spent together, BUT always see to it that you TAKE TIME in your busy schedule to squeeze them even just for 2 hours in 365 days. Maybe that wouldn’t hurt.

So to all my ladies out there, make sure you spend some real good quality time with your chikas and do not revolve yourself to only one person.

First Sunday of December

I planned to stay at home today since I was sick last week and my body needed some rest. Then again, how can I resist “family time” temptation? Aside from that, sisters Rose and Kriss wrestled me to death when I declined to go the first time. We went out with our good ‘family friends’ Tita Lhen, NJ, and Em.

Big ChillWe first visited Glorietta, walked a bit, took some photos and sipped fruit juices while mom accompanied Tita Lhen for some bag shopping. NJ, made me laugh so hard with his funny stories, hmmm… very good! Guys should really know how to make good impressions these days.
sunday love (1)After that we headed straight to Mall of Asia and had dinner at Harbor View. Good thing it was not raining or anything earlier.

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Do not forget to try out their roasted chicken! Tastes good! And as always… bottomless iced tea, finished 5 glasses!

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Spent some time walking along the bay… so many lovers!

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Big smiley face! Lovely wheel right, so colorful!

sunday love (6)I would like to take this home and place it inside my room, lol! 🙂

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Partners in crime: LJ, JL, Rose, Kriss and Em

sunday love (7)Tita Lhen, my mom and the big Christmas tree.

sunday love (8)With my family minus dad (at home), eldest brother (at home), eldest sister (in the US).

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Lights! Lights! Lights!

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Train lights!

sunday love (12)I told them, “BIG SMILES PLEASE” 😉

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Baby, let’s cruise the night away!

So there! Hopefully everyone had a nice start of December… let’s make each day count, share the love!

Rambutan Party

Last week, we celebrated my Mom’s Birthday by going out-of-town. Supposedly, we have planned of traveling to Bicol to visit my relatives, pray at Our Lady of Penafrancia and see again the beauty of Mayon Volcano. Due to some reasons, the plan was cancelled. Good thing, Mom also has plan B which was to visit Our Lady of Monte Maria and then head to my Tito’s house near the area.

We arrived early at Our Lady of Monte Maria, since it was also Mama Mary’s birthday, they offered a procession before the mass started.

You can donate 5 peso coins and light up a candle.

I love kids who pray at an early age. 🙂

Been here twice but didn’t know there was a cute little garden at the side.

Nature, flowers, snails, oh green things!

If you walk around the area, you will find these bible verses planted on different corners.

The angel statue near the entrance.

Happy birthday Mama Mary!

Our big family with the two birthday celebrants, Mama Mary and Mom!

The family that prays together, stays together.

The weird siblings!

Love my sister’s hat!

After the mass, we headed straight to the public market to buy something for lunch. Sister Rose and I walked along the area, and I was so scared when I first saw this. Still, I want to have a picture with this little headless haired animal, conquered my fear!

Chuckie girl eversince, can’t get enough of the chocolatey things.

Human parking, lol!

In her eyes, I saw this!

Taal Volcano and the clouds.

My Tito’s house was situated between Batangas and Cavite, the place was so green and refreshing. Notice the little worm? I found it cute!

Our arrival was also time for the Rambutan harvest. Rambutan, if I am not mistaken, is a fruit near Lychee family. The color varies from yellow, orange to red. I wanted to pick one myself but there are so many large ants, so I just waited for some time before I tried eating one (no no to ants).

Aside from Rambutan, my Tito also had Calamansi’s all over the area.

This area caught my eye! The stones were marvelous, I want one for myself too.

Jesus Lourd and Lourd Jesus

Notice the spider?

ANTM time, who posed better with the Papaya Tree? Haha! 🙂

No one can beat my weird face and wacky poses!

Another caterpillar!

Posed and laughed all the time!

Love them! ♥

My relatives, mother’s side, that’s not even 1/4 of our kin.

We Just love to eat. Non-stop.

Time to hit the bed!

The following day, I sat outside and read a book. I can literally live here!

Hide and seek Papaya!

Again, the three weirdos.

Caitlyn said she will beat my modeling stunts, lol! Not bad for a starter dearest!

Getting ready for lunch, picnic time!

Lunch buffet table is full!

Lourd Jesus, Kriss and my Grandma Cora.

Food attack!

You can never go wrong with rice. The photo on the right was my plate. 🙂

“the fault, dear brutus is not in our stars, but ourselves”

With my ever loving Dad!

Stolen conversations! You both look funny sisters!

Caitlyn will not give up her posing career.

You can’t reach the stars, but Pomelo’s? YES!

Pomelo on top.

She got so many!

Cute cute kids! 🙂

I live to inspire, everyday.

 

 

 

Hello?! You still there?

Yes. I am still here, unfortunately I was not able to pay attention to my blog from the day my sister Jolly Vi and her family got back from the US for a summer vacation here in the Philippines. I kinda feel bad not blogging but every time I get to have a free time, I just sleep it of. Lately, I have been out of the house, swimming here, traveling there. It’s fun, no regrets after all since I am spent real quality time with ny niece Air Crinkle and sister Jolly.

Anyway, I have a few thoughts in mind that I want to share for the past weeks of not blogging:

1) Laughter can be found in a paper bag.

Before going to work, I usually visit the supermarket near our area. Now, there are trying to cut the use of plastic, needless to say, I went to work with a paper bag. I had a hard time waiting for a cab to arrive. It seems that during that time, I was not so lucky, all cabs that passed me by were all taken. So I decided to take the usual FX (air-conditioned transport vehicle with a maximum capacity of 10 people). I sat in the middle part, first thing I noticed, the Colgate I bought caused a small hole in the brown paper bag. All the time, I kept on praying that my paper bag will not break full force.”We’re almost  , stay with me please” I kept on repeating to myself like it was a powerful mantra. I guess the poor paper bag didn’t listen, because when I was about to get out of the FX, my groceries fell one by one, Loacker here, candies there, toiletries all over the area. I felt so ashamed, the two ladies beside me helped me pick up my stuff. I was walking with the torn paper bag, holding my all my stuff to my chest and hoping they will not fall. It made me realize that no matter how stupid we are sometimes, we can still laugh it out. I guess that’s the best part, being happy in not so happy moments.

2.) Kids can lessen stress most of the time.

From the day my cute little niece Air Crinkle arrived, I always want to go home immediately. As early as 6 A.M. everyone is awake and playing with her already. She looks so lovely and her smile takes away all forms of problems. When you hear children’s laughter, everything sounds so perfect! My parents, brothers, sisters and relatives loves to be around her. I hope she will stay with us, but soon they have to leave again, that’s the sad part.

3.)   Grade school friends can be oh so cool!

I cannot be so sure when was the last year I saw Niel Marcelino. I cannot decipher his face as a kid. He attended Air’s 1st Birthday last Tuesday and it was really nice seeing him. We had coffee with Ghel (one of my best buds) and talked about life and it’s perks. I guess when it comes to being friends with a person, it does not really matter if you get the chance to see them all the time. You can feel if a person is sincere about what they are saying and I believe Niel is one them, cool and light as a feather. No restrictions in stories for he will understand. By the way, Niel and I worked on a visual poetry when I was in Dubai, the project turned out to be pretty good, it even got published within Asia. 🙂 Cheers to us!