28 in a few

turning 28

Hallo everyone!

In a few minutes another year will be added to my existence. Hmmm! So maybe this is it, I can say that L-I-F-E starts at 28 (at least that’s for me, most of the time I hear/read it’s at 30). I need to give a few updates about my “Joyful plans for my 28th Birthday”.

Plan 1) It saddens me that I won’t be able to do this since the “Donate Your Hair Org” updated their site and noted that hair donations should be 12 inches or longer. 😦 Unfortunately, I would be close to a boy’s cut if I do that.

Plan 2 and 3) Done already! Yipee!

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Thank you Jona for this lovely quote

And now! It’s time to give endless thanks to everyone who has been a great part of my life for the past 28 years.

1) My ever loving family members – I know it’s hard to be with a daughter/sister who’s always chatting about everything and makes “kulit” to everyone in the house. Forgive me if I always sleep when I have the chance to and for the non-stop drinking of iced tea.

2) My relatives on both sides, mother and father. You were all great and being close to almost each one of you makes me real happy.

3) To the friends of my mother and father. Thank you for treating us like your children and for helping my parents reach their goal in continuously reaching to other people in all the good ways you know.

4) For my Nueve D Barkada, you are the greatest sisters I have in life and you all know me from my hair tips to my toes.

5) My CJPLC, Assumption Antipolo, BCC and OLGC friends and batchmates, I have never ending memories of you. Most of them all funny and really unforgettable.

6) My ICT and Chase Friends, oh you have filled my life with happy working days! Thank you thank you thank you!

7) My WordPress family, endless thank you for visiting my site. Every click goes to my heart 🙂

My Lovely Christmas on Instagram

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December 24 morning, I decided to prep my nails for Christmas. Was not able to squeeze in some time to visit the a parlor or spa for some mani and pedi pampering. Not too bad right? I used to do my own nails before so I didn’t have a hard time.

wpid-IMG_20121224_122139.jpgPlayed some time with one of my faves, Caitlyn 🙂 She’s getting bigger and such a poser now like me, haha!

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The birthday girl, you know I love you sister! My wish is that you’ll become one of the greatest nurse ever, do not copy me, haha! I am the maarte one, haha!

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Videoke time while waiting for our visitors 🙂

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Time for some break, cake eating time!

wpid-IMG_20121225_231826.jpgHere comes dinner with my loved ones, got the greatest family ever, I could not ask for more.

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So proud of my make up, love the simplicity, nude gloss lipstick and eyeliner only.

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And my golden pair of earrings completes my night of course!

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I am her fave and she will be mine 🙂

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Let’s start opening up the presents! Most exciting part of the night!

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Wonderful bag from mom, thank you so much! ♥

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Siblings and cousin Buds with their gifts, all smiles!

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My gifts, from monito monita, to gifts from dear friends, relatives, siblings and parents. Thank you thank you, you made me so happy! I loved them all!

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Left home early, went to the office and had a solo time with Hilda. My peppermint and fave table with my holiday wallet.

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We walked past The Mind Museum, ped lanes, street lights and I got to see BGC’s Christmas stuff up close. They look so cute and full of stars! Didn’t notice them at all! 🙂

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My view while waiting for the clock to strike 12, the moon and a star.

wpid-IMG_20121225_230137.jpgAdditional sweets and gifts from office friends!

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Jeepney’s from the Philippines, this is my bet! Mabuhay!

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Loved walking in these wedges from H&M!

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Officially Christmas, love my outfit, denim peplum dress! ♥

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Braid them up girls!

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I look tall in here, lol! Because no one’s beside me!

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I need to watch this play soon… excited!

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With relatives at Resorts World Manila

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My three boys ♥

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Lunch treat from Red Crab, thanks Tito Al, we really enjoyed it!

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Yum, yum, yum!

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I got a victim, haha! I am a pro when it comes to eating you Mr. Crab! Sorry 🙂

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Sissy and her big butt, lol!

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With our pretty cousin, Allen! Tall isn’t she? Well, I am used to it, I am the smallest! Always! Haha!

So that was how I spent the 24th and 25th of Chrismas, still got a lot of photos but that would summarize them all. Hoping everyone had a great one. Always nice to spend the holidays with our loved ones, family and friends.

From the heart to you, have a joyful one and may all the desires of your soul be granted!

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.

 

 

 

When my birthday arrived…

…I was at work. Yup, you heard me right, I was at work and I went out at 10 in the morning Manila time. This is not my first time to celebrate my birthday in the office, nevertheless, this was the most memorable. I received three cakes, got one from Jude, Mhadz and my Batch 12 team members. All of them were so sweet!

After work, I headed straight to Megamall Ortigas and rode a FX going home to Binangonan. Got my cake from Goldilocks which I have ordered two weeks ago, took a bath and got ready. It was also the blessing of our new saint Our Lady of Guadalupe. Mainly, my visitors were my parents’ friends and our relatives. At night, four close friends came by and ate dinner.

Foods and table!

My sister getting ready to eat!

Picture time around the house…

My H&M wedge, love it! Fits my dress perfectly!

Kriss eating puto.

Rose eating chicken.

The Lechon! Birthdays are incomplete without them I guess! Hmmmm, yummy!

Kids waiting for the party to start.

The birthday celebrants, Caitlyn and I.

My family ♥

My relatives from Mother side.

Lechon and cake, hungry again!

Father blessing Our Lady of Guadalupe.

My moms’ friends eating 🙂

Let’s blow the candles Cait!

With Tito Buboy and Tita Michelle, lovely couple!

My friends, thanks for droppin’ by.

Books that I got as gifts! Thank you Mhadz, Rose, Kriss and Parents!

My 6 cakes : Jude, Dredd and Rozz, Mhadz, Batch 12, Myself and Contreras Family. I will always be sweet because of this!

Bhammy and her red Tanduay Ice.

Havin’ some good conversations.

My Barkada’s gift! Super Nice starry dangling earrings, thanks girls!

AGAIN, I cannot stress how thankful I am for all the greetings and love you have shown me on my special day. Looking forward to another year with more love, hugs and kisses! ♥♥♥