April 27, 2012

Time to Party!!!

So here is the next part of my long delayed post from my eldest daughter's graduation ball. After the preparations (click here) and all, it is time to party. Their Graduation ball held last March 28, 2012 at Green Leaf Resort. I have to tell you my blog readers, lots of pictures here. Enjoy...
my daughter, after the make-up
and all, how grown up my
Ate Arielle is...

before we leave the house,
photo op with my 2 other
daughters who went with their
ate Arielle...
the teachers at the registration table

Just like any occasions at school,
a mass is always held.

the teachers are their finest dresses

these were once kindergartens and
now look at them, how pretty
they look and all grown ups.

caught my daughter shedding
some tears as she says THANK YOU
to one of her mentors at school.

Ate Arielle with Tr. Gareth, her adviser
for their school newspaper

this one really made me teary-eyed.
Tr. Madel used to be her teacher
during her kindergarten days

I am sure my Ate Arielle will
surely miss Tr. Madel...

this box made by ate Arielle, secretly,
was given that night for me and for
her Tatay Francis.

Instead of the usual dance, the party ended with the kids taking pictures with their respective teachers and friends. I, too, enjoyed the party. Until next graduation ball, this time it is Ate Joie's turn.

April 24, 2012

I am 38 already....

     Last Friday, April 20, I celebrated my 38th birthday. Yes my dear blog readers I am 38 years old already. The first thing I usually do every year is hear mass first thing in the morning here at Mt. Carmel church. This is my another "me time" alone, hearing mass alone especially during my special day. Anyways, after the mass I went home made breakfast and then went online to my facebook account and thanked all who have greeted me that morning, palang. hehehe! Then around 10:00 am, I took my bath and went to David's Salon at Robinson's to have a haircut. Yes, a haircut. Since summer is here and I can't really stand the heat, I decided to chopped off my hair... 

                        this is my hair before I chopped it off....

                        and this is my hair right now, super short 
                        ang peg ko, in time for summer.

                      I love my new hair, actually.

     After the haircut, Francis picked me up at the mall then he bought a bucket of fried chicken to nearby fastfood chain then went home to eat lunch with the kids. As I was preparing the foods to eat, hubby surprised me with this....

                     a cake from the kids but paid by Francis. hahaha!

     Then in the afternoon, my father, brother Angelo and his girlfriend Karen went here as well to greet me at the same time, my dad treat us to Yellow Cab for our mirienda. Sorry no pics of the food, busy taking pictures instead of my dad together with his granddaughters and me. Here are the pics.

                      my daughters with their Lolo Daddy.

                      and Moi with my father, Thanks for the treat

     After the treat, my kids and I went home to have dinner. And as my special day comes to an end, Francis surprised me of going to where, young adults and adults, usually go. It is called the Central BBQ Boy grill. Francis ordered 5 bottles of Antonov, a vodka drink na lasang sprite that after 2 bottles, windang na ako. Hahaha! I had a blast with Francis that night. It was the best date ever. Happy 38th birthday to me....

April 18, 2012

Graduation Ball Preparations

I should have blogged this last month but since I was really super duper busy during the last 2 weeks of March until the 1st weeks of April I wasn't able to blog at all. Obvious isn't it?! Hehehe! Anyway, I have a lot of stories to tell, ganito ata talaga pag mother. 1st stop, Graduation Ball of my eldest daughter, Arielle. Yes, you read it right, GRADUATION BALL. By the way, Arielle is just gr. 6. When I was in grade 6 we never had any grad. ball. After graduation, swimming na lang. On with my story. This first part of my story is the preparations of Arielle's Grad. Ball.

1st thing we looked for as early as February was the dress. Since Arielle doesn't like to wear a gown, we went looking for a COCKTAIL DRESS. Now here comes my dilemma, what the hell is a cocktail dress?! Hahaha! And as we googled it, and there it was. So we went to SM and looked around. The nicest cocktail dress we have seen will cost us 1,995.00 pesos. OM! One time lang gagamitin. So Francis decided to bring us to Robinson's and there we found the "perfect" cocktail dress for Arielle... And the price: 990.00 pesos only.... Yehey!!! We were able to save at least a thousand pesos. Here is the dress:

the cocktail dress

As the month of March ushered in, I decided to buy the shoes that will match the dress. Someone told me and Arielle that a silver heeled shoes will be the perfect "match" for the dress. This time we saw something nice at SM. And it was a great surprise for us again, kasi the shoes that my daughter liked was ON SALE. from 900.00 pesos we just paid 500.00 pesos. I believe lady luck is always with us every time we look for things...

the shoes...

The dress is ready as well as the shoes... Next stop the part itself. Well I guess that will have to wait. :)

April 8, 2012

Happy Easter....

Last night, it was a first time for me and my kids to attend an Easter Mass here at Mt. Carmel church. It started at exactly 8:30 in the evening with the blessing of the Paschal Candle by the priest. Of course the kids were sleepy during half of the ceremonies. But I told them to make this one an exception because this is the MOST CELEBRATED holiday in the Catholic calendar. And I was thankful enough that my 2 older ones bear with me except for my youngest... Siguro inip na to the max.

During the sermon of the priest he enumerated 3 things that we should remember and do to celebrate the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. I hope I remember it right though. Hehehe!

1. Don't worry to much... - What ever worries one has, alisin na. If you have any doubts at all, alisin na din.

2. What ever that you could do today, do it now for you will never know if you will still have time to do it tomorrow. One fine example is, LOVING. If you could love the person right now and give it more, then do it. Baka bukas wala na. If you could share or give your time to the most important people in you life(lives) do it now. Rather than regret it later of not doing it.

3. Forgive... Sabi nila you could totally forgive a person if you have forgotten the pain he/she has caused you. Among these 3 I believe the third part will be most difficult for me. I could forgive but I could not easily forget. haaay. I guess this is one thing I should practice.

Although I was sleepy during the 1st part of the ceremony but during the sermon I was really listening intently and trying to digest whatever the priest is telling us. And today as we celebrate Easter Sunday, let us not forget the essence of celebrating the life of Jesus Christ.

To you my blog readers, HAPPY EASTER. Let us rejoice and be glad that the good Lord Jesus has risen...

p.s. It is nice to be back as well...will definitely blog starting the coming week.