Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SEPTEMBER 2014


PLACES WE VISITED:
- Nasugbu, Batangas
- Santa Rosa, Laguna

EVENTS WE ATTENDED:
- Pau and Jay's wedding reception @ Blue Leaf Filipinas in Pasay
- the Rags 2 Riches new collection launch @ Power Plant
- Andi's 1st birthday @ the Marriott
- Renzo's 2nd birthday @ the McDonalds in Greenbelt 1

P'S IN A POD:
- we saw Samurai X 3 with Euge and the Neighs in Eastwood
- I got a haircut with a new stylist in Basement Salon
- Alo went swimming for the first time!
- Laz got his uniform
- Alo and his amazing appetite!
- Laz took the entrance exam for grade school!
- Marie joined our family
- we got the Smart Family Ties Plan
- we shared the Star Wars AT-ST that Lolo made

FRIENDS AND FAMILY WE CAUGHT UP WITH:
- PP and Jay of course, sisses (Mon, JGZ, CKO, Aubs, Dial, Gea, Julia, Kira, and a whole lot more), 4D blockmates (Eeza, RC, Tin, Jew, to name a few!), and a bunch of brods! (Niersen, Karl, Chris P., Sonny, Kiko, Luigi, NSB at marami pang iba!)
- Jfer, B, and Wafer!
- AMZ and Euge
- MLA and Ry!
- Monica, Sam and Basti, Marge, Buns and Micoy
- Gem, MLA again, and Kayks!
- Mike, Pat, Fred, Bert, Athena and Bo
- Dev, Pat, Eeza, Angge and Aga, Fay, Clarice, Jori and KCI, and a bunch of brods
- Love, Mar and Renzo, Aubs
- CMM and JGZ

BOOKS I'VE READ:
- I have been reading, but I didn't finish the 2 books I started this month.

RESTAURANTS WE TRIED:
- Whistle Stop in ABS-CBN
- Crust Pizza PH in Sandari Batulao
- Lugang Cafe in Megamall
- Slappy Cakes in SM Aura
- Ginza Bairin in UP Town Center

High Point of the Month: The weekend getaway - just the for us.  (We survived, Pao! Yay!)
Low Point of the Month: Mario brought us our first flood (inside our house!). Moving out of the room I shared with Baby Gur - I miss her so!!!
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Monday, September 29, 2014

HELLO THERE!

So Mario hit and I lost my rhythm. And I was doing so well pa naman - postwise! I was up to two posts a day before the storm came. I'd take the pictures over the weekend, draft the entry, and voila, scheduled posts for the entire week (with the goal of having at least 1 scheduled post per day).

Well, Mario came on a weekend, and we've been busy since. The water came into our house. That was a first for me - to have the home where I was living in flooded like that. It was calf deep. No damage. Just the whole cleaning up and organizing bit was exhausting. 

It was the kids' first flood too. Alo is of course too young. Laz was very worried about it at first but, that Friday night, he wore his goggles and was singing out loud. He survived his first flood and it, excuse the pun, did not dampen his spirits.  (As with everyone else affected. The Waterproof Filipino, as they say).

And after Mario, we've been so busy. Caught up with a lot of friends actually (Mia and Ryan, Euge, Athena, Mon Marge Buns and Micoy my Samantha Dy and Basti, Euge again, Gem Mia again and Kayks, Mike Pat Fred Bert and Athena again, Dev Eeza Angge Jori Fay and more sisses, Love and Aubs), caught a show, saw a movie, attended birthday parties and a launch, got a haircut, tried a couple of restaurants. The weeks have been full since that fateful weekend (well, 3-day weekend actually). Oh and yesterday, my 5-year-old took a bath all by himself. A milestone in our household.

And this morning, our little garden gnome saw us off: 

Mojo is still a bit off. I am thinking of making this blog private. I know this is the 2nd time I've said that. But I kinda wanna get into details about our lives, without worryig about oversharing or putting my kids out there. I've hemmed and hawed about starting another blog, more "lifestyle" than "life", and now am wondering again if I should just go for it, and keep this one tight.

Monday, September 22, 2014

BEDROOMS

As of 22 September 2014

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Bedside Table:

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LONDON, PLEASE

22 September 2014
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