Warehouse Sale 2

August 22, 2011 § 2 Comments

 

I had a lot of great buys from the previous warehouse sale. Hoping or the same experience this year.

See you there!

Lego Pilipinas! Woohoo

August 16, 2011 § 2 Comments

When we were in Australia, we were amazed when we saw this…

at the Sydney Aquarium

at Sydney Wildlife World

And just today I got this in my inbox… ooohhh am really excited I hope they are drool-worthy! Theirs are pretty but ours are personalized kasi Philippine Landmarks and mga gagawin eh.Β  Please please please be really nice!!! Can’t wait to see it.

Am so happy Lego is doing it in the Philippines too!

My Childhood!

August 14, 2011 § 10 Comments

It’s my turn! This is all about me! Sorry kayo blog ko ito and I can do this πŸ™‚

Umpisahan natin ang mga pictures sa nanay ko para maganda. Oh ayan sorry di ako ampon. She’s 7 months preggy here.

di ko alam ano ine-emote ng nanay ko dito and kung nasaan ako I should be 2 months old by this time, bat di niya ako inaalagaan? Tsaka di siguro ito bahay namin? Sosyal nasa hotel? Bakit? eh baby pa ako asan ako??? Iniwan? hmm di maganda yan.

a six months old, naku tagal ng buhay ng silver tinsel Christmas tree namin na yan, naalala ko pa nung nagpalit kami to the green na plastic tree.

8 months old ako nito, ano ba yan Feb. na may Christmas Tree pa sa bahay na-mamana pala yang ugaling yan

madalas din kami sa Luneta, dun kami ng younger brother ko pinapaarawan. Or morning exercise siguro.

She’s a boy, bat naman mukha akong boy:(Β  Sana Amorsolo na lang yung painting!

di ko mabasa nakasulat sa cake (uuyy Hizon’s yan) pero di ko ito birthday but sila nakiki picture with me? Anong meron pag September? *puzzled* siguro parang bahay namin ngayon minsan maski walang occasion bumibili kami ng Hizon’s cake

naku madalas din kami sa Nayong Pilipino… I therefore conclude lakwatsera pamilya namin! at mahilig magpicture.

I like your pants mader! Yung pictures ko na naka collage sa wall -Bob’s Studio yan- am sure familiar sa mga friendships ko kasi hanggang after college yata nasa room ko yan tapos nilipat sa room ko sa Baguio na bahay eh.

dala dala namin sa bagong bahay ang Christmas Tree of course!

itong picture ko naku naka frame at naka display sa room ko until High School kaso nung mataba ako nahiya na ako kaya pinaalis ko na niloloko ako ng mga tao na taba taba eh. See the flower sa dress ko? Painted yan, ewan ko if mura or mahal sinasabi ko lang kasi naaalala ko.

pag nanay ang kasama sa Luneta may lobo, pag contrabidang auntie wala! hmph!

Ganito kami mag party noon, ewan ko kung bongga yan pero sabi ng nanay ko bongga daw yan (kaso di lahat ng sinasabi ko sa anak ko totoo so now napapaisip ako if totoo nga o hindi) basta ang saya saya namin niyan. Sino kaya yung mga bisita ko? Parang walang familiar? Nancy, Oliver Ruber, Sherington, Sherwin, Ahia Mike, Steve, Achi Annabele, Ramon nasaan kayo? Di kayo umattend ng bday party ko?

Back then your yayas stays with you for years! Yaya Cely on the left umalis sa amin kasi may sakit siya but matagal yan sa amin, si Yaya Nilda on the right stayed with us for a long timeΒ  siya pa yaya ni brother for a long time until nag abroad siya, alam ko pa name ni Nilda Parreno, ma google at FB nga pag tapos nito.

My very First Flower Girl gig. Ahh ipopost ko ito sa FB para makita ng mga pinsan ko wedding picture ng magulang nila haha πŸ™‚ matuwa kaya sila or mahiya? Diyos ko po ubos na halos kaibigan kong single, parang awa na ninyo kunin ninyong mag flower girl si Laya! Ako na sagot sa gown niya please (maka 3 times lang ok na ako)

Girl ako πŸ™‚

Ford Fiera ng uncle ko (yes yung kinasal kung saan akoay flower girl) for his beef ball business na sinusupply dun sa fast food ng mom ko

you know you are Chinese if… you look forward to the bloom of this plant at midnight, it blooms for a few hours lang tapos dead na pag morning; tapos ipapa tuyo na ng mom ko tapos sa ref na yan kasi ingredients ng mudra sa sabaw pampaganda niya. Anybody here knows what this plant is called? Naku ang dami ko nang igu-google after this post. Also here is one of my mom’s super good friend kaso she passed away na tagal na. Sa HK siya based tapos siya taga luto ng Shanghai Hairy Crab ko whenever we are in HK tapos sa hotel namin kakainin. Yummy!

Ayan the brother dumating na. TV namin yung uso noon nasasara haha

Nakita ninyo yang stroller? Kaloka diba? Actually nagtataka ako bat buhay pa kapatid ko imagine ang laki ng chances na ma accidente diyan. Puritang klaseng stroller kaya yan? Pwede ka pang ma tetano sa grills sa ilalim eh.

June birthday namin magkakapatid at six years pagitan namin sa isa’t isa kaya madalas combi ang party. Ito naman ang ka share ko eh si brother 1 siya ako 7 na. Oo na kamukha ko tatay ko.

di ko mahanap malaking image nito puro contact prints lang

malamang Chinese Garden ng Luneta ito gaano kayang kadaming oras nauubos namin kaka picture?

Luneta pa din.

Sandali baka sabihin ninyo di talaga ako madalas sa Makati, eto prueba! Di lang kami panay Luneta πŸ™‚

ito ang aming playground, naku too many fond memories of my childhood, yung dulo sa left bahay nila Ton & Sherwin before their house kina Kim naman pero lumpiat sila sa likod after a while.

ito naman yung facing other side, yun nakikita sa tapat yung ilalim niyang may sari sari store, natuto akong tumawid kapupunta diyan, tapos near that may panaderya din buy kami pandesal ang liit lang tapos ang tamis. pero further pa sa street takot na ako di na kami pinapayagan ng mga yaya namin to go there dangerous na.

di lang ako Luneta & Makati girl noon, Malate girl din. Diyan kasi nakatira friend ng mom ko na kapitabahay nila Katie na classmate ko sa grade school. Yan si Katie, at friends pa din kami until now… ilang years na Katie? πŸ™‚

kamukha kami ng mommy ko… ng damit! yan yung shelf ng mudra ng shoes & bags. At syempre naka balandra yung make up luggage niya.

super love ko itong resto at alam ko may picture pa ako eating the corn. super insist ako eating here heheh brat brat ko!

end this with a nice photo of me πŸ™‚

Tama na nataob ko na nanay ko 30+ pictures ko kanya 20+ lang.

πŸ™‚

I had a super great childhood and I just hope Kite & Laya will remember how much fun their childhood was too when they grow old. I think everybody have lotsa good memories but some remember the bad when they grow old, others remember the good lang. It’s all in the perspective.

Of course madami din kaming sad memories, daming dinaanan family namin but it is still a lot more fun than bad.

Hope your memory of your childhood is fun too.

My Mommy! A Brag Post

August 14, 2011 § 30 Comments

Ok nagpunta ako sa house ng mom ko sometime last week, matagal na matagal ko na yan planong gawin kaso nakakatamad kasi ang dumi dumi ng bahay kasi walang nakatira, but last week nga nagpascan ako ng pictures na meron ko dito sa amin para madigitize na (at ma blog or ma FB upload) eh natapos na niya so pag return niya ng batch 1 gusto ko padala na ang batch 2 para di sayang sa biyahe so yun ang reason ng why now. But as I was checking the pictures out grabe they are so so precious and I was too excited to show off my pretty mom so nag scan ako ng mga fav ko, di ko namalayan nasa hundreds na pala yung iniscan ko. So here they are.

My Mommy πŸ™‚Β Β  (favorite ako niyan!)

oh diba prettiness ng mudra? itong dresser niya playground ko minsan, nagme-makeup ako sa sarili ko. Yung mga gamit niya sa make up hay until she died yun pa din like yung lalagyan ng loose powder, yung gold gold na lalagyan ng tissue paper and etc.

uuyy ako yung little CUTE girl at ate ko yung isang girl… anybody knows where this is? Makati ba?

nice ng outfit diba? ito yung compound where we lived when I was 1 year old until mga 21 siguro ako (my childhood barkada all came from this compound – may kapitbahay kaming bombay kaya nalaman ko na nagibilad sila ng mga pagkain nila sa araw tsaka may amoy na iba sa bahay -uuy di ako racist ha, bahay namin may amoy din pang Thailand amin amoy curry kami- tapos may neighbor kaming Espanol, hmm asan na si Ramon Machuka, mag google or FB search nga, sila Nancy, Oliver, Ruben, Sherington, Sherwin, Achi Annabelle, Cindy, Kim, Kent and their cousin Dodong am in touch with until now; si Ahia Mike & Steve mahahanap ko kasi pinsan ng kabarkada ko si Ramon unaccounted, sila Jessie yung landloard namin di namin ka barkada kasi rich sila Benz ba naman lahat ng kotse as in madami ha more than 3 na Benz yun aber!) pucha nag FB search ako at nahanao ko ng si Ramon..tignan mo nga naman. Kamusta kaya sister niyang pretty na si Potpot?

if I am correct Rizal Theater ito, Nasa Makati likod ng Rustan’s where 6750 is located now. Tama ba mga oldies?

ito sure ako Makati ito sa Goldcrest yan, tambay ako dito noon habang nagtatao sa fastfood nanay ko at auntie ko

tambay nga kami sa Makati naniniwala na ba kayo?

kung hindi ito ang isa pang proof. maniwala na kayo or dadagdagan ko ito!

I think mahuhulaan ng lahat anong hotel ito. Ilalim nito ay Spirals na ngayon.

if tama ako ito yung labas na part nung hotel sa itaas.

Paco Park right?

ang ganda nung clock na ito, asan na kaya? (Philippine Airport kaya ito?)

ito sure ako dito sa Pilipinas itong airport na ito, may mumu na kaya noon pa?

siya yung pag nag abroad may maleta angΒ  mgamake up niya, and kung tulungan ng pagbuhat ang usapan unang una akong kukuha nito pinaka magaan eh hahaha wais ito. andun pa yata itong make up bag sa bahay eh

itong place na ito vivid sa utak ko, malapit lang ito sa bahay namin sa Roxas Blvd ito (Dewey pa nun) but di ko alam ano siya, please help if anybody know this place. Ang dalas dalas namin dito pero di ko maalala anong place siya.

ganito mga pictures namin for a time noon, promo siguro ng Kodak

o-ha! kaya niyo yan?

naman na waistline yan!

alam ko sa barko ito at natulog kami dito pero ewan ko din bakit or ano ano napuntahan namin? Corregidor ba? Sana may nakaka-alam, share naman. yeah yeah yeah alam ko naman and yes mahal na mahal ko tatay ko pero sana nanay ko ka-carbon copy ko *sigh* wish lang naman

sa Luneta yan, ewan ko din ba anong ginagawa namin dis oras ng gabi doon at ganyan ang outfit! kaloka!

eto na, ito yung kontrabida sa buhay ko. siya yung nanay ng housemate namin ngayon (auntie ko siya bunsong kapatid ng mommy ko, sampu lang naman sila) naku di umuubra lahat ng drama ko dito sa auntie ko, nagrolyo na ako sa Luneta kaiiyak para lang sa lobo kaso iniwan lang nila ako so ayaw ko naman maiwan dun, eh di end ng drama tayo ako at sabay habol, pero nagmamaktol ha di pa ako tapos um-emote eh. pero syempre bati na kami ngayon pero takot pa din ako sa kanya! Talagang what goes around comes around, siya nagasikaso sa amin nung time na busy busyhan na nanay ko, now my turn naman to take care of her kid, then si Unca Maimai I suppose will watch out for Kite & Laya eventually din.

ito help din, ang dalas namin dito, asan ba ito?

ang fresh ng fez noh? kainis di pinasa ang genes sa akin hmpph

maski naka maong ang ganda pa din di siya casual looking pag maganda ka pumorma, that’s my younger brother

ikaw kaya mo icarry and red pantsuit? wala ka sa lolo ko!

di pa uso animal rights nun! hula ko kaya ganito ang pose niya kasi show off niya new nose niya ssshhh secret yun!

Nanay ko pa din ang pinaka vain na tao sa lahat ng nakilala ko wala pang tatalo sa kanya promise! Siya yung wala akong pakialam kung gaano kasakit basta maganda kayang kaya yan, tiis ganda ang motto sa buhay! Dahil sa kanyang vanity naka dalawang trip ako to Japan nung bata pa ako, dun pa siya nagpa enhance eh, wala pa kasi dito.Β  Yung vanity niya? Accepted na namin yung, no issue at all, actually siya may issue kasi di kami ganoon, galit yan sa amin kasi di kami willing uminom ng kung ano anong mapapait na gamot/sabaw pangpaganda ng skin at ano ano pa. Yeah di ko natutuhan yung mag-ayos ayos but kung may natutuhan ako from my mom it is how she is such a dear person to all her friends and I want that for my kids too. Yung love ng friends niya sa kanya dahil sa tulong na nabigay niya or dahil sa asikaso niya or dahil sa luto niya walang papantay. I saw how good her friends treat us dahil lang sa lahat ng nagawa ng mom ko for them and yan goal ko talaga yan to spread good while I am alive so I know people will make sure my kids are ok if something happens to us. And true ha, yung mga tinulungan niya when she got plenty were there and were so loyal when she had none. She got very good friends talaga. Di ko na nga lang alam asan sila ngayon. I do wish I made effort and learned Chinese para nacontinue ko yung communication with them. Oh well.

O nahiya ako 25 pictures lang ito. BUT when all the pictures nascan na nung pinapag scan-an ko (thanks Maan for telling me Jhen does it) di ko ma promise wala itong part 2!

I love you mommy!

ps. hay ang tagal in the making ng blog post na ito… pag scan lang ilang gabi na, tapos ihiwa-hiwalayin yung mga pictures ilang araw din, pag pili ng pictures ay sus… eniwey, but na lang isa lang nanay ko. Abangan ninyo din yung next post ko, ako naman bida doon!

Personalized Gifts

August 12, 2011 § 14 Comments

I so love receiving personalized gift.

(lucky me for having friends who always send such).

Sharing them here, mag ‘ber’ months na at malapit na ang Christmas.

Here are gifts that I gave away: (click on image to go to the website of maker)

The Write Impression gave us this memo pad as gift and the year after we gave it to friends naman. (by The Write Impression | photo by Alpha)

Personalized fans with Logo

I loved having my own name in my fan. Luckily, Didda Abet‘s hometown is Lumban, the land of Barong.Β  He got a lot of relatives there who can help us source and order these fans. So last Christmas 2008, this is what we gave away, then again last year to the some other friends. Now our nephew in Lumban is our go-to guy if there’s order for this. He found the source and can handle orders na if may bulk orders.

Personalized Picture Frame

Gave this away to kids of our friends last 2008. Was actually hoping the makers still make them coz some of my friends got new kids na but they dont anymore daw 😦 boohoo

Memo pad with their handwriting

I had Kite ask her classmates write their name in a paper and then sent it to Noky to scan and place sa top ng memo pad. Perfect for first graders huh? Kite’s gift to her Grade 1 Classmates. (by Wink – Written in Ink)

Gift Cards

Gift Cards – gifts to Kite’s prep classmates πŸ™‚ (by The Write Impression)

Polymer Figures USB

We had this Kite USB made in Bangkok and we were so amazed.

When we saw Clay Creation here we showed her these and she added this as their line na since. For a year almost all our family & friends got this for gifts from us.

These are made na by Clay Creations. (by Clay Creations)

VCOP Officers Year 2008

This is Abet’s gift to his set of officers during his term as President of Vespa Club of the Philippines. Super aliw ako kasi pati yung color ng Vespa nila pinagaya namin. (by Clay Creation)

Maong Apron with Embroidery

My friend Yvonne (her gifts are always personalized) gave me one as gift and 2 years after ito na gift ko din sa friends ko. Love it πŸ™‚

Floor Tote

I met Lynlyn in a bazaar in Rockwell and ordered these floor totes from her last Christmas 2009.Β Β  (ordered from lynlyndy@yahoo.com)

Bag Tags

Kite’s gift to friends & classmate’s when she was in Kinder πŸ™‚ (by Tagz Inc.)

puzzle

Ordered from a wedding supplier but she sold her business na. Gift ni Kite to her classmate sa Grade 2 farewell party.

This one is a marvelous idea kasi cost niya nasa P25 lang per pad. Erron Ocampo did all the illustrations in our 2011 W@W Desktop Calendar, aside from the illustrations on the cities he also made illustrations of Malacanan Palace, DOT Building and the Building where we stay for our message place. We found his illustration of our building too nice to just use once so I had this brilliant idea na gawing note pad and ipa print but syempre bida si Abet Rana his idea is brilliant-er izerox na lang para mas mura at mas madaling gawin. Ayun we printed it sa isang bond paper, per bond paper 4 na memo pad ng kasya, we place each name of the recipient (lahat ng kapit bahay namin na alam namin ang name ginawan namin, meron pang lobby guard, sa akin lang I have Benz Rana, Mr & Mrs Rana, Bennette Rana). Tapos pina-photocopy sa Copylandia 50 sheets per pad then pina cut ko and pina pad na lang sa Kenstar Graphics, printing press where all our printed materials are done. Ito super galing talaga. I love I love! Thanks Erron!

Picture Bag

We used to order A LOT of picture bags sa ibang supplier and they used tarp printing lang, when my sister in law Ellen who’s based in Aus said gusto niya pagawa ng picture bag ulit hinanap ko number ni tarp bag maker kaso di ko na mahanap kasi ilang years ago na yun. Then I remembered seeing this sa wall ni Charisse of Print Diva ayun this bag is a lot nicer kasi the picture is printed sa tela and maganda yung printing niya. Medyo matagal lang ang order so allot 3-4 weeks for order. Happy with this discovery!

Now here are the gifts we received naman na I love:

Notebook na may name na sa labas may name pa sa bawat page from The Write Impression

from Clarice made by Tisha

bag organizer na malaking malaki from Yvonne ulit

toiletry kit na his & hers from Willin/Beabi

kikay bag for Kite & Laya from Yvonne

Will keep adding if I see more. Sige if may maganda kayong gift bigyan niyo ako hahaha!

Laya’s Birthday Party Pictorial

August 11, 2011 § 4 Comments

Our baby Laya turned 1 last March and instead of having a big birthday party we had pocket celebrations and a birthday pictorial.Β  The pocket parties were planned, we started with a family dinner (just people in our house), a family dinner (all of Didda’s side) and another party in Australia where we spent the summer.Β  The pictorial on the other hand wasn’t planned it just fell into place.Β  We had quarterly shoot with The Stork Studio and on her 9th month Sofia suggested an outdoor shoot but we were not ready for it so we had it inside the studio, but on our way home after the 9th month shoot, John said we can do outdoors the next time and just prepare a small table for four and have a small cake so we’d have a birthday themed pictorial since it will be her 12th month. That was my ‘aha’ moment and it turned into one big production number as soon as we got a nod from Teddy Manuel.

Please read more about the party, the suppliers involved and etc at W@W’s Blog or Didda Abet’s Blog or Mommy Manila’s Blog and please watch the video at Threelogy’s Blog shots from shoot of Phoeben Teocson Cinema πŸ™‚

Am here to brag lang that the party is included in Smart Parenting’s Aug 2011 Issue on Party Special

click to enlarge

We didn’t really plan this pictorial to be a full blown party pictorial but it turned that way and we are so happy. So happy that I would even recommend this to all, both those who intend to throw a big party and to those who don’t.

Why I like it?

1. We didnt spend a fortune throwing a party for her.

2. She didnt need to endure a party she wont remember yet we have party pictures for her to enjoy when she grow old.

3. We got a LOT of pretty family pictures. We always miss having family pictures during our parties because we are all busy entertaining our own guests and when we do get some snapshot they are hurried.

4. We got to do dream set up we wouldn’t be able to afford for an actual party.

5. It is so damn fun! We were just busy looking good and having fun, no guest to care for and no program to follow!

Oh I super suggest this to other families! Now if I can just convince Kite to not celebrate her debut haha!

Happy Happy Bithday Kite!

August 5, 2011 § 11 Comments

I wish Laya have a shot like this too.

August 5, 1999, St Luke’s Medical Center

1st Birthday Party at Grilla, Libis ‘Up Up & Away Party’

2nd Birthday Party at ‘What’s Your Beef?’

3rd Birthday Party at Zong’s Retiro ‘η”Ÿζ—₯快樂 Theme’

4th Birthday Party at City Center Bldg ‘Barrio Fiesta Theme’

5th Birthday Party McDo ForbesTown

6th Birthday Party at home

7th Birthday Party at C3 Events Place ‘Walk Down the Aisle Theme’

8th Birthday Party at home ‘Simpson’s Theme’

9th Birthday Party at home

10th Birthday/Cory’s Burial/Laya’s ‘It’s Positive’ News Party

11th Birthday Party at Blue LeafΒ  ‘Arts and Crafts Theme’

12th Birthday Party at Cerchio Restaurant

CAKES

For every party we plan we give most effort on the invitation and the cake. Kaya bigyan natin ng space yung mga career cakes niya.

Cake Topper from Gift Gate, you wouldn’t know where the topper ended & the cake design started sa galing ng paggawa ni Virginia

1st Birthday - Cakes by Virginia

2nd Bday - Cakes by Virginia

3rd Birthday School Party

3rd Birthday Party - Alex Franco Cake

4th Birthday - Cakes by Virginia

5th Birthday – Cakes by Virginia

7th Birthday - Cakes by Virginia

11th Birthday - Joy San Gabriel's Mini Cakes

Habang hinahanap ko mga pictures I saw the ‘furniture’ we gave Kite so am posting them na din πŸ™‚

her desk & chair and her house for the 2nd birthday

her own sofa - 3rd birthday

Yun lang.

Happy Birthday Kite! We love you so much!

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