- Weekend dinners at mom + dad's house
- Monthly get-togethers with my AC friends
- Kanin Club's Crispy Dinuguan
- LZM's Boneless Bangus
- Coffee at Starbucks Paseo with Dy
- Lunch + Shopping with Pat in Alabang or BF
- Onion Rings at Brother's Burger
- Tagaytay weather
- Baking in my mom's kitchen
- Kapihan with my friends from Highlands
- My monthly magazines - Yummy, Marie Claire + Good Housekeeping
- Hot pan de sal
- Conti's Mango Bravo
- Goldilocks Brazo de Mercedes
- Pan de Manila's Coco Jam
- Cheap manicure, pedicure + massage (below Php500)
- Spaghetti from Makati Supermarket
- Hap Chan
- Inihaw na liempo with suka
- Chicharong bulaklak
- Lechon manok
- Purefoods hotdog
- Lazy afternoons at my Lolo Pete's house, chatting with my Tita Papot
- Family get-togethers at Lolo Erning's house
- Dinner dates with my husband
- Razon's halo-halo
- Chinese lumpia at ATC foodcourt or South Supermarket
- Peanut/pinipig polvoron from House of Polvoron
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Yan and I searched the entire Central Mall for party hats, but we didn't find any, so I made one using balloons (I googled instructions on how to make a balloon hat).
Gosh it was a long day! After bringing Yan to school, I dragged birthday boy to the gym with me so he can sweat out the Johnny Walker that he had last night. He kicked off his birthday celebration on Thursday night by having dinner with his officemates. In lieu of the poolside birthday party that I had originally planned for him, Richard opted to take the boys to a restaurant instead because I was having difficulty coordinating with the restaurant manager here (no thanks to the language barrier!).
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Alyannah still with Kung Fu Panda fever.
Kung Fu Panda is highly recommended! Super nakakatawa for both kids and adults -- heck, any movie with Jack Black in it is sure to be hilarious!
As we went around the mall, we bumped into the Toys "R" Us giraffe who was giving away chocolate bars to the kids.
Pati ang daddy nagpa-picture.
Before going home, we dropped by Auntie Anne's for our favorite snack -- Snow Sticks and lemonade!
It was a great Father's Day for us. Richard did not ask for any gift; all he wanted was for us to be together (as if naman naghihiwalay kami eh kami lang naman tatlo ang laging magkasama!). Being together and having fun as a family makes any activity, no matter how simple, very special. As Master Oogway said in the movie: "Yesterday is the past. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called present." In our case, there is no better gift that you can give to your loved ones than your...presence. Hehe!
Friday, June 13, 2008
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY WITH LOVE TO:
AND LAST, BUT NOT THE LEAST, TO MY DEAR HUSBAND, RICHARD...
My sister and I promised ourselves that we will only marry someone who has our dad's traits because we admire the way he brought us up and how much he loved our mom. I'm proud to say that I married someone who has the same qualities as my dad, and for that, I know that there's nothing more to ask because I know I'm in good hands.
My husband works hard for our family, he spoils me and Yan like crazy. After a long day at work, he makes it a point to spend time with Yan, teach her how to read or watch over her while she brushes her teeth. Even when he's tired and dying to go to sleep, he never sleeps without our nightly kwentuhans. He shares his passion for books with Alyannah and that is one of the best lessons that he has taught her.
He is very generous not only to his family, but to my family as well. He is the most optimistic person that I know. He also has a solution for everything -- he will only take a short pause to think and he comes up with most brilliant ideas.
He always makes sure that Yan and I are living comfortably. He has always treated me like a queen, and Yan like a princess. That's why Sweetie, this father's day, you deserve to be treated like a king. We love you!