Thursday, May 27, 2010

NBA Playoffs 2010

I can't believe I'm so into the NBA playoffs nowadays. The Eastern semi-finals is done with Boston winning the series while the Western semis is at 3-2 lead by the Lakers. Yes, I know that! My husband is a big Lakers Kobe fan, while his best bud is rooting for the Celtics so they're hoping for a Celtics vs Lakers in the finals. Before Boston finished the series I was "rooting" for an Orlando win in my Facebook status just to spite my friends who are Celtics fans. Because they were already saying "Beat LA", finish the series first noh ahaha! And what a win for the Lakers last night! It was a fortunate, fortunate win!

Kobe and Artest hugging it out after Artest's winning shot.

Anyways, I think I might be missing watching the playoffs when it's finally over. It was a sort of a stress reliever after a hectic day at work (which reminds me I have to find do some pdf search online, work related blech!). As a friend predicted, the finals will be done by mid-June, which might be a little frustrating to my hubby and his friends because we'll be going on a trip to a land an island where there's no electricity during the day and we figured no signal all throughout our stay there.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Night Swimming

Finally, last night I was able to swim at our condo's pool. I've been living there for one and a half years and it's my first time to take a dip in the pool. Can you believe it?!?!?! I've been bugging my husband for the longest time but he didn't want to swim there because he said it wasn't deep. (Yes, he was able to swim there when he was still living alone.) Well, yeah it was shallow because I think it's really for the kids in the condo..but still! So I was stoked last night when he said we go for a swim!

I jumped in before the hubby...I was that excited!

He enjoyed swimming just like me.

I was having cramps here, but I can still smile for the camera. :)

How are you enduring the heat this summer?

Monday, May 24, 2010

6 Kids and a Puppy

The past weekend was spent with our families. Friday night we went to Bocaue and spent the rest of Saturday there. My husband's nephews and nieces were aplenty haha! There were kids everywhere.

Here's my soon-to-be goddaughter, Sam. She loves eating. Her "figure" doesn't show it but her past time is eating hahaha. Doesn't she look like a real princess?

And she also loves taking a bath.

And then there are brothers…this is Gab...

and his brothers, Renz and Ely.

Here are the brothers with Kyla, the elder sister of my Sam.

Here's David who is actually Joema's grandson already, he's only a few months old.

By Saturday night we went home to my parent's house and spent the entire Sunday there. They didn't have babies/kids there but they have their own baby – Queenie. Queenie's been at my parent's house since January of this year. Unlike Sam, she doesn't really like taking a bath hehe.

Here she is after being blow dried.

Well, hello us your cute face!

The heat's been insane but with these cuties around, it was bearable.

This coming weekend we'll probably stay at home to watch the Istanbul GP. Time to see those F1 cars again. Here's a trivia: ever wonder why F1 cars don't have projector headlights? Well, F1 cars don't have headlights, even when they do the Singapore night race, simply because the headlights will add weight to the car; thus, it's not an option due to the aerodynamic design of the car.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ikaw Ba'y Nalolongkot?

With nothing good to watch on TV last night, the hubby and I "watched" the chat room channel (or is there any other name for this channel?). The messages were hilarious!

Jejemon anyone? We tried practicing our jejemon skills by reading the messages.

And why are people hooking up like this?

Eto mapili...


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

First Loser

Wala lang..natawa lang ako sa question na "Is Vettel happy? He’s the kind of driver to whom finishing second makes him feel like he’s the first loser…"

Read the entire interview of Christian Horner, Red Bull's team principal, here.

Race winner Mark Webber (bottom) of Australia and Red Bull Racing celebrates with second placed team mate Sebastian Vettel (top) of Germany and Red Bull Racing by jumping into the harbour following the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Monte Carlo Circuit on May 16, 2010 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
(Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) / Caption from here.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Summer Weekend at Sofitel

We were in Sofitel over the weekend for our deparment outing so I invited our friends over. Joy and Mek came early with the kids. They weren't in a hurry to go swimming so we just hang out at first. My godson, Miguel, was in his zone that weekend, he dances on cue when his mom plays the music. When he saw his sister wearing her swimsuit he said, "Swimming! Swimming!" So they changed his clothes and here he is ready to swim in his rashguard.

While the kids were swimming, we were waiting for the sunset. I've been to this hotel a number of times but this was the first time I was able to see the sunset from this place.

Miguel was cold after his short swim.

After Miguel, Kyla and Joy had their swim and after washing up, we met up with the other guys for dinner. Our treat in celebration of Joema's birthday. We ate at Super Bowl in Mall of Asia. We were happy with how fast their service was and the food is great.

We then headed back to our hotel room for a game of poker.

The guys left around 2am. We would have watched the replay of the qualifying round of the Monaco leg but I was too sleepy. And even if we slept late, we had to wake up early because we couldn't pass up eating buffet breakfast at Spiral. Our stay wouldn't be complete without this hehe.

Ukay Manila's Summer Giveaway

Don't you love contests? My favorite online vintage store, Ukay Manila, is giving away not one, not two but three dresses as their last hurrah for summer. Not only that they are also giving away a free Montague Jeunesse Chocolate Masque. Head on over to their site for the contest mechanics. I hope I win this!!!!

If I win this dress, I'm going to wear it to my friend's wedding this coming June. *fingers crossed* And I'm sure I'll be glowing because I would have used the facial mask by then heehee.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


After four safety car deployments, Mark Webber finally finished first in the Monaco GP. I wasn't able to blog about the Spanish GP, which Mark won too. (We attended Charline and Allan's wedding during race day although I was able to watch the replay of the race the next day.) So it was a back-to-back win for Mark. I'm a little bit pissed that he won two times in a row but at the same time I'm quite relieved that depsite his two wins, he and Vettel are tied in first place in the drivers championship - both drivers have 78 points already. And Vettel was still very fortunate to have won podium finishes for the last two races, 3rd and 2nd respectively.

Anyways, Monaco GP is just a sight to behold. All those wealthy people and celebrities, this year included Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony, which might probably also include CEO/President of some business phone systems company or of other companies. Aside from this, because of the race being on actual streets with tight corners and narrow tracks, the race is always accident prone. As I've mentioned the SC was deployed 4 times - Hulkenberg's accident, Barichello's incident, a loose drain cover on the street, and Trulli and Chandok's accident. The last SC deployment brought all cars to the checkered flag, although Schumi was still able to nick 6th place from Alonzo. After 6 races, Vettel is now leading in the drivers championship although techinically Webber is the first because of his two wins.

Bahrain GP - P1 qualifying, 4th place race day
Australian GP - P1 qualifying, DNF race day
Malaysian GP - P3 qualifying, 1st place race day
Chinese GP - P1 qualifying, 6th place race day
Spanish GP - P2 qualifying, 3rd place race day
Monaco GP - P3 qualifying, 2nd place race day

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Beautiful May Wedding

Allan and Charline's wedding is one of the most beautiful weddings I've attended. And when I say beautiful it's not really how beautiful the church is or the reception venue or the wedding gown or the souvenirs. My definition of a beautiful wedding is a heartfelt wedding. A wedding where you can feel the love surrounding the couple and you can't help but be happy for them.

Allan was fighting back tears waiting for his bride.

I was teary-eyed when I saw Charline in tears ...and she said she wouldn't cry on her wedding!

Another emotional part during the ceremony was the appreciation of the parents where Charline can't help but cry again.

The two exchanged beautiful wedding vows. I remember Charline saying "When you asked me to marry you I said yes not because of the grand gesture but because of the little things you did." And I must say I was impressed because they memorized their wedding vows haha!

Their first kiss as husband and wife.

Shower of rose petals for the newly weds!

Their first dance was first started slow and they danced to Chris Brown's Forever.

The wedding had beautiful details as, reception, cake, souvenirs (which is a little post-it pad in a blue holder and a pen, must try to search marketing sites for this - I really liked it!)...

..and the intricately gorgeous wedding gown!

Well of course, the wedding wouldn't be complete without the beautiful guests hahaha!

Hubby's Birthday

We celebrated the hubby's birthday quietly last Saturday. He didn't really want to celebrate because he's sad to grow a year old hehe. Happy birthday, honey! Don't be afraid to grow old, I'll grow old with you. I love you!

I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad

Carry you around when your arthritis is bad

Oh all I wanna do is grow old with you

I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches

Build you a fire if the furnace breaks

Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you

I'll miss you

Kiss you

Give you my coat when you are cold

Need you

Feed you

Even let ya hold the remote control

So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink

Put you to bed when you've had too much to drink

I could be the (wo)man who grows old with you

I wanna grow old with you

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Full-Packed Friday

It was holiday for us last Friday because of Labor Day (Yes, we're unlike the rest of the labor force in the Philippines who had their holiday the Monday after May 1). But I didn't spend it at home doing nothing. I moved my butt before lunch time to meet up with Joy (thankfully she was on leave) at Greenbelt and then we went to her cousin-in-laws clinic Derm and Beyond. See I've been going back and forth to two different dermatologists the past couple of months because of a white spot around my chin area. I'm sure you've noticed it in a few of my photos posted here in my blog. And the two dermatologists just gave me anti-fungal creams and have been asking me to come back to check it again. Well, it came to a point that the white spot is annoyingly disturbing and a lot of people have been asking me about it. I had an inkling that it might be vitiligo (yes, Michael Jackson's skin disorder) so I did a little research online. And it was mentioned in one of the sites that most people with vitiligo experience depression. So after reading that I wanted to go to a derma who I can ask comfortably about what vitiligo really is. Fortunately, Kuya Ogie, Joy's cousin-in-law was very easy to talk to. He instantly told me that it is vitiligo and then he told me what treatment can be done and then he asked all my other questions about it. Now, I can stop worrying and just do what Kuya Ogie told me to do. Believe me, I was so depressed last Thursday night that I told my husband we should relocate to the province in case the white spots begin to spread all over my face. Hopefully, the treatment will take effect in a couple of months. I'm praying it will!

It wasn't just me who had an appointment with Kuya Ogie, Joy had her warts removed and then her mom had diamond peeling. After the visit to the derma, we were all feeling beautiful again. Joy had to bring her mom home first because we were going to watch Iron Man 2 that night. Well actually we just brought her mom to the shuttle service that will bring her home. And then we picked up Mek in Magallanes. By the time we were at Glorietta, Kyla was already starving and Joy had to have her coffee so we had a light snack at Starbucks. We were actually in Greenbelt around 5pm to buy the tickets but the only available screening that night was 12:30am. Good thing the 9:30pm screening at G4 was still available. After our snacks, we went to Teenzone because Joy wanted to buy something for Miguel. While going around, we found these cute tees. And Joy and I each got one Little Miss Fighting Maroon.

Photo from here

Kyla asked one for her too so Joy got one for her school as well. Mek got inggit so he got himself a shirt too with this print.

Photo from here

Unfortunately the only other shirt that's left is the one on display. I didn't want to get that for Joema because I thought the print looked a little faded already. Although Joy told me to buy it anyway because Joema will surely be envious. True enough when we showed him our shirts he was asking if I bought him one. So sorry, maybe next time.

We had dinner after our little shopping spree. Joema arrived just in time for dinner at -- wait for it -- T.G.I. Friday's haha! And then it was time for Iron Man 2. The cinema was jampacked! We were seated at rows 3 and four at the left most corner of the cinema. We were straining our neck to get a good look. Fortunately, the movie was so good our location inside the moviehouse didn't really bother us. Maybe, we should just watch it again.

Photo from here

Kasalang Mayo Uno

Last Saturday was Mands and Weng's wedding at the Manila Cathedral.

I was so honored to be a part of their wedding, Mands asked me to be a lector during the mass. I was seated in front that's why the photos I took were close enough.

Here's Mands with his parents and his best man.

And the radiant bride in white.

This is during the wedding rites when the priest was blessing the rings and the arrhae.

Presenting the new Mr. and Mrs.

The reception followed at Ilustrado. The program was customarily the same with the couple's first dance and toast. Followed by picture taking with the couple and dinner. After that, the program resumed with a few of song numbers from the newly-weds dearest family members and friends. Then speech time, both of Mands' parents gave a speech. Here's his mom.

By the way, our friend Jose who's also a groomsman did a very good job hosting the event (No expensive or cheap hosting could beat a good friend doing the job). Oh, Joema and I were also participants in the couples game. Instead of the traditional bouquet and garter toss, the newly weds opted to have a game for married couples. The ladies are blindfolded and we are to kiss our mate for 20 seconds and the gentleman with the most number of kissmarks win. And we won ahahaha!

Mands speech was so heartwarming. He said if there's a happiest man alive at the moment he claims to be that man because it's the day he married Weng. Aaawww!

Congratulations, Mands and Weng!!!! We're so so so happy for you!!!

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