June thoughts

Now that my due date is coming, I am feeling that a lot of things will change in the coming days. There are a lot of things that I’ll miss doing on my own but I’m excited to do tons of things with my Baby Mason soon!

But what really got me these past few days are all those attention and care that I am receiving from my friends. I just realized that I do have a lot of friends and all of them are really special to me. I’ve been receiving thoughtful messages and some would even want to see or spend time with me before I go on labor. Of course, even those who are from abroad are communicating and wishing me all their well thoughts. I wish I could see them all! It may seem that I always wanted to go out to show off but really, I wanted to show off how lucky I am to have such thoughtful and caring friends that are willing to spend time with me (and Mason 🙂 )

Currently on my 35 weeks, 5 more weeks and we’ll finally see Mason. My friends are already asking me to inform them once I give birth, they want to see Mason and they want to congratulate me personally and I am feeling really glad about it. It is really nice and I feel blessed that even though I do not have the best Family and Life, atleast I do have and were able to find the best persons in this Lifetime. 🙂

Birthday Surprise!

I almost thought that my birthday is over already. But the first Monday of my 28th was a bit different. I was at my room until I heard my Mother calling me out. I went down and saw my 2 Childhood friends.. surprising me with Balloons, cake, flowers and a gift while singing Happy Birthday!

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Oh they even have party hats! haha and yes, they look younger than me because they are really younger than me. Just around 22-23 years old! The reason that I look young too because I have young friends! haha

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I was really surprised and Happy! They said that they have already planned this on my Birthday but saw my post on facebook that I am not at home on my Birthday so they opt to go on Monday. They even showed me a video in which they were preparing for the surprise.

So they brought a cake and I blew them, we ate them afterwards.

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The flowers, partyhats and the gift! I opened it and it was a cute maternity blouse, my favorite color blue and polkadots. I wore it just yesterday and got a few compliments.

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Milo even joined the party! So cute!

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Eversince , they always have a way of surprising me. I do not do much for them on their birthdays but they are just so sweet I want to cry!! I’ll definitely miss them once i move to Bryan’s house.

It is times like this that I realize how lucky I am to have such sweet friends that even though I do not really see them much, they always do the sweetest things ever!

Another year, A new beginning

Last May 20, I celebrated my 28th birthday. I really do not have any plans for that day but my College friends wanted to have a mini overnight get together on my birthday so I agreed. Before we went at Azure Urban residences. I treated my Mom and Oli to have a brunch out, just a simple eat out to celebrate my birthday with them and it will be our Last eat out with Oli because during that time there were only 2 days left before she leaves for Malaysia with my Sister.

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After our mini celebration, I went and met up with Sheryl so we could go together. It was just a simple get together, we met Marianne at SM Bicutan and then to the condo unit that we had reserved. Marianne was assigned to bring the essentials during out stay there, snacks, coffee, water and utensils.

Sheryl, bought a cake for me because I’ve been bugging them to by me a cake already haha! I bought our Lunch and Joyce bought our lunch for the next day.

As soon as we got to the place, we were so hungry so we ate our Lunch but they only ate the Pizza. After that we fixed our things and prepared to go swimming.

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They were insisting that I have my photo taken showing my Bump, but this was all that I could give! LOL

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After swimming, we stayed for a few more minutes and talked. We were only the few ones left in the swimming area. While talking to each other and catching up, Bryan texted me and wanted to see me on my Birthday. He was out for work in their client around Sucat (good thing!). So I agreed and provided him the details of the place we are staying at so he could join us for dinner.

As soon as he got to our place. Me and my friends decided to take pictures with the Cake. Yep, everything was just for Photo op! hahaha!

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So since Bryan came, my friends were teasing us and suggested that the two of us eat at the restaurant by the pool. They were insisting that Bryan and I have an intimate dinner together. So we agreed again.

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This was the restaurant in the middle of the Pool area.

Nothing extravagant but it was just a simple dinner of me celebrating my Birthday with my two Boys 🙂

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It was also raining a bit during that time, as they say if it is raining on your birthday, it just means that you’ll be full of blessings for the coming year. Keeping my fingers crossed for that!

I am now 28 years old, never imagined that I’ll be pregnant on my 28th birthday but I think that this is the best birthday gift so far. It was unexpected, nothing that we planned but so happy it happened. This coming year will be full of struggles, adjustments and will definitely be exhausting but I am looking forward to all of it because I have my two boys with me.

Thankful for another year, a new beginning and our soon bundle of joy.

Lil Man Mason’s Baby Shower DIYs

Last Sunday which is apparently also Mother’s day (my first!) was also Mason’s Baby shower. As I mentioned in my previous post, my bestfriends and I did and created every detail for the the party.

Weeks before the party we were already planning. I told them that I would like a Mustache theme because I saw one post on the internet about it and fell inlove. I couldnt do the Navy theme because Bryan is not a Marine or what haha so Mustache is the best option and it is easy to draw or cut out.

2weeks before the event we went out and had a dinner at a mall in which we imagined what we would want the party to be. Most of the plans about the backdrop, centerpiece and the cake are from them. we bought the materials, went to daiso,national bookstore and grocery to buy them. I told them that the cupcakes, games, prizes and favors would be on me because I want to thank the guests personally.

At work, I multitasked, I cut print outs and think of ways in which I can design the favors. I at least had 3 samples before I finally decided on what I want in which I created just 2 days before the party. I asked my work mate to buy huge cookies for me. She got me 6 packs of cookies that’s 660php all in.

A week before the event, we went to Mich’s house so we could start with the decors. It was a hot day, Irene was not even feeling well but they were determined to complete the Diaper cake on that day. I helped out with cut outs. We spent all afternoon and came home past 10pm.

A day before the event, Irene was still a bit off so we just communicated through Facebook and Michelle continued with the plan. I didn’t go because I need to complete the favors and cupcake toppers as well. Also, aside from the diaper cake, I have no idea what they would do with the back drop.

On the day of the event, Bryan and I went out early to buy cupcakes at brownies. They were selling 3 for 100 cakes so we bought 9. That’s 300php. We grabbed a taxi asked to first go to Mich’s house to fetch them. We all went together at the place.

At Shakeys we saw one of our high school friends, Sheryl. The earliest bird of all our guests (an hour early!) She helped out in putting all the decors.

Bryan has not yet uploaded the photos on his DSLR so bear with the Iphone photos I grabbed from my friends’ posts.


This was the final result of all the hardwork. Bryan helped out as well in putting all the banners and letters of Mason’s name.


These were the cookie favors that I personally wrapped.This was just a simple white paper bag with plastic bag inside and I decorated with watashi tape, blue ribbon and the tag. Bryan also helped in packing and wrapping all the cookies with me.

The party prizes, a wooden toiletry set. I bought them at Japan homes for 80php. I bought 5 so its a total of 400php. Added blue ribbons and tags.


The cupcakes and cupcake toppers (i just searched google and printed them out) in which I got the toothpicks from a restaurant a night before the party. Hah!


Of course my favorite cake ever! The three later diaper cake of Mason! This was really effort to do. I saw how tired Mich and Irene were while doing this.


Michelle also created and printed out a stand that says Mason’s Mustache bash! Cute!


let’s not forget the banners!! We bought it at the grocery and Michelle added letters on them!

 Im not really sure about this haha! But this was the centerpiece for each table.

It was just a simple celebration and I didn’t expect anything for the party decors but everything turned out more than what we hoped for. This is just one of those events and celebrations that we will be having now that we are having Mason. We’re so thankful for my two best friends. Without them this will not be a success. I am truly happy that we have these people to help us out and are very supportive. Looking forward to more party planning with them!!

Post Baby Shower Update

Yes! It was a success!! We were able to pull off a very simple celebration for our Little man Mason.

Although there were some unexpected events, like some of our invited guests didn’t show up on the party 😦 we truly understand that due to the Schedule itself which is also Mother’s day, some really tried to come but got stuck with their family gatherings and we do agree that Family should come first at all cost, which is why we do understand the situation. However, we have taken note of such case for our future parties or celebrations. So guys, never ever plan a party coinciding with another Holiday or celebrations.

But still, we are happy that there are still family and friends that came to support and celebrated with us on Mason’s welcome party. We are truly humbled and blessed that even though it was a quick one, these people came to share a memorable event for us.This is not really about the gifts but the thoughts and prayers that we are receiving all throughout this journey. We haven’t opened the gifts yet but we are so excited for Mason to use all of them!

As I’ve mentioned in my Facebook account, I am truly happy and blessed that I have a great partner with me who planned and helped as well to make this party a success. He helped in packing and wrapping all the cookies for our favors, he even went out to buy new batteries and SD card for his DSLR which he hasn’t used for a long time!! haha! My best friends who worked really hard for the DIY Diaper cake, backdrop and table displays. I appreciate every single bit!

Also thankful for our families who were there to share happy memories with us. 🙂 🙂 🙂

For the rest of the Pictures, DIYs and stories about the Baby Shower, I will try to post them on my next blog. 🙂

Best ones

So yesterday was supposed to be my appoinment with my OB but she had to cancel her clinic yesterday for a close monitoring patient who’s in labor. However, in the afternoon i had a scheduled meet up with my highschool best friends Irene and Michelle, since it was also Irene’s birthday we granted her wish to go to Venice Piazza in Taguig because she wants to see it so much. I’ve never seen it as well only in pictures so we went. 

The structures are well designed just like the Real Grand Canal. Although we still cannot ride the boats, the view were already enough for the time being. Its also good that we went there on a Thursday as it is not overcrowded. 

I took a few candid photos..

     
 
Well this one, is not candid because i asked them to walk towards me like im a paparazzi wannabe. lol

  
It turned out well and legit!haha!

Of course I had a few solo shots.. I don want to waste the view.

   
    
 
My tummy is already showing!

   
    
 
after that we were so hungry we went straight to Resorts World to eat at Ichiba, too bad they’re out  of Ramen, nevertheless we still enjoyed  the food and time together. 

    
    
    

  

happy birthday chucks! 

Tis the season

December is definitely a busy month..a lot of meet ups, get togethers, catching ups and celebrations.
Indeed a season to be happy and also a reminder of how your year went whether is was good or not.

For these past days.. I was able to meet again those people who became part of my life and of course still part of my life.

It’s nice and overwhelming to hear their new stories, achievements, doubts, fears, sorrows and other important happenings in their life. Also, it’s a great feeling that they still remember you and try to spend time with you. It just feels amazing.

One of my bestfriends.. Who is also one of my previous workmate at a mall clinic was able to have a vacation here in the philippines for two weeks. So we took the opportunity to see each other and we prepared a mini party for her. The event also served as our christmas party. It was a day well spent at a hotel somewhere in mandaluyong.

Last friday, i was able to spend my weekend with my boyfriend’s group of friends. Eventhough they barely know me..aside from being the girlfriend of their friend, they were able to show me and make me feel at ease. Of course, thankful for my boyfriend for trying to make me feel comfortable around them. I’m looking forward to more holidays with them. 🙂

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Will post more soon!

A month of Hiatus

Happy Holidays! It’s been more than a month..since I last posted something here on my blog. Last time was still our Pre Anniversary Celebration and for the past month, weeks and days, a lot of things had already happened. Here’s a catch up:

> My mom were able to move fast the result of the last election. She’s currently so busy being a Lola to my one and only niece. We still experience a lot of misunderstanding most specially when it comes to money, but I just don’t want to make an issue out of it. As we know, fighting over money is a big NO NO NO most importantly to your parents and relatives. =(

> My father, as always is still a big nagger. He’s stubborn and hard headed. Arrgh. As you can see we are not a Perfect family, but I atleast want to have a peaceful one. I just wish that he could take time and reflect on how lucky he is to have us instead of pin pointing and making a big deal out of all the small details.

> My boyfriend and I, just had our POST anniv celebration after the 3rd time that we rescheduled it. We went to a beautiful Hideaway somewhere in BATANGAS! It’s the first time that we went snorkeling together! Will post a blog for this soon.

> As we know, TACLOBAN and other Province in the Philippines, like CEBU, BOHOL and the rest of VISAYAS region experienced natural calamities and it left the provinces devastated. A lot of families lost their shelter, food, clothes and most significantly their Loved ones. It was really a tragic moment not only for them but for the whole country. My highschool friends, decided to help by volunteering in the repacking of relief goods at DSWD. We helped for almost 8 hours. It was really exhausting but the fun part is that we were able to Bond and talk to each other again after a long time. It became a mini reunion for us! Well of course, let’s add the wonderful feeling of helping our fellow Filipinos.

> We went to our Company’s year end party. Of course, I Asked my mom to make a dress for me and it was exactly what I wanted! The party was fun but too bad I didnt even win at the raffle. lol

> We got Promoted to PRODUCTION ANALYST from being a DATA MANAGEMENT CODER for 11 months! A really good news for us! Thank God for all the blessings!

Well, for some of the things that happened that I was not able to include here..maybe I would just make a special blog post for them. One blog post is not enough for me to tell all my new experiences and especially the happy times!

 

Summer Somewhere

Darn it’s hot!

We’re already halfway the summer season and the weather is getting more intense. I feel bad that I don’t even have any summer getaway or even swimming activities with my family or friends. However, I also think that it’s okay, since the weather is extremely hot like a febrile child. I love the beach, the scenery and the vibe of it but I don’t think I like being burned by the sun. Plus the fact that I still don’t have that Summer body to flaunt so let’s definitely leave summer for skinny girls.

My summer is not wasted though, I had a lot of meet ups with friends, former classmates and workmates which is good. It’s nice to know that people wants to be with you without any reason at all. =)

My birthday is also coming next month and I hope that somehow, I can at least go somewhere to enjoy summer and to bond with friends and loved ones. Keeping up! =)

 

Jeni and Geoff’s Wedding day =)

 ”Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” 

I’m a sucker for romance  that’s why I really love weddings! The last time, was when I was a Bridesmaid for my Cousin’s wedding, I swear, that was not really a nice experience, my make up was over the top and I can’t even comprehend how I manage to fit in my dress. Well, at least I was able to experience that.

This time was my friend from my previous work at a Korean Teaching Center. She was my trainer and then as time went by, just like the usual story, we became friends until we changed work. I was really excited that day because Karen, Abi and Aecel were also coming and I haven’t seen them for months!

It was a simple yet a beautiful wedding.

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our table filled with rose petals. =)

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I love their mermaid wedding cake!

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The Bride and the Groom

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I missed them so much, we had lots of laughter and of course picture taking! I wonder who’s next?! hehehe =)

And as for Jeni and Geoff, We are praying that God guides you in your new adventure. May God pour out blessings on you two. Godbless and have numerous kids together! xoxo