It’s a Girl Thing

Weeks after Karen’s wedding and just days before Kholeen’s trip back to Norway, we met up for dinner and desserts at Felicia’s Pastry Cafe, popular for their delicious cakes and pastries.

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Thanks for swingin’ by…

Ciao!

Of Wedding Bells and Rings

My cousin Jason and his fiancee, Debra are getting married on the 12th.

And we got this in the mail…

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Which opens up to these…

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Meet the blushing groom…

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Jason & Debra from Studio Fotogold on Vimeo.

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Cara, Kat, and myself had hoped to attend. But as we all have work and attending entails taking a leave from work and an expensive flight to Palawan, Mum and Ella would represent our family instead.

If Dad had been around, he’d be so happy and proud… And we’d all flock to Puerto Princesa for the wedding, definitely…!

But with things as they are… Oh, well…

And since MasterD and MissL flew to Manila last week (I miss the rascals), last Sunday was bonding day for us girls…

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We went hunting for Mum’s outfit for the wedding…

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And before I let you off, here’s a throwback…

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Jason, moi, Cara, and Jason’s twin, Joseph, sans G…

Growing up, we had been like siblings with them being all boys and us all girls. When we young, we were very close though there’s been years in between when our families lived in different cities. Then life happened and we lived, struggled, and luckily survived.

Our lives are so different from what we’ve imagined, but I’m quite happy despite the slips, tumbles, and falls. And I know they are too. I’m grateful for the times we’ve spent fighting, laughing, and crying. Love you kiddos.

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MasterD + MissL

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These two are currently on vacation.

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I miss them a lot…

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So, I called to tell them so…

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They’re response was… “Sorry… We kind of forgot about you. We’re having so much fun!”

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Rascals… I was heart broken.

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Oh, well. So long as they’re having a blast.

I’ll see them in a week or two, anyway.

And we’ll make summer even more fun!

photo bucket: School Day Family Day

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In our lifetime, people come and go. Time moves too fast for us to even realize the consequences of our decisions. We’ve no choice but to go along, whether we’ve done our best or not…

But I’ve had the pleasure of meeting these people and bond with them some way or another…

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Mark, Sofie, moi, Gela, Amy, Jet, Rain

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Junry, Jet, Rona, Jane, Regina, Gela, moi, Dean, K, Lyn, Mark, Amy, Rain, JM, Miles

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OOTD:

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Wearing: DIY cut-off shirt, Guess midrif top, Rough Rider Jeans printed pants, Vans sneakers

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Cookie… signed and sealed

To be honest, I’m at a loss for words to write here… It amazes me the bond we develop with friends.

You see, I recently attended a wedding- well, a renewal of vows, to be exact. Erny and Karen’s.

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Karen and I go way back. There were seven of us in high school and we fondly called our group KHOLADIKAJE.

Here’s a throwback…

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But it’s been a while since we girls really got to hang out, with all of us having families and all. So when Karen rang me and the rest of the girls last year that she and Erny will be renewing their vows, we didn’t think twice about booking a flight to Manila for the celebration.

And fast forward to February 2015, us girls had a reunion. The venue, Klub Keluarga in Laiya, Batangas. It was 3-4 hours drive from Manila, more or less. There was no network signal at the location so, we were totally cut off from the rest of the world for the two days that we were there. But we never ran out of picturesque locations to take pictures and things to talk about, of course… In fact, two days weren’t enough!

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with Diana, Kholeen, and Hazel

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The bride…

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Before getting dolled up… That’s a DIY printed skirt, by the way

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After hair and make up…

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with Butch Coo, HMUA

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mon outfit which I had made… The details on them were designed and hand sewn by yours truly… The LWD is a restyled item, the book clutch, a DIY.

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OOTD

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details… the motif was peach and mint… I used cord, cotton embroidery floss, sequins and sew-on crystal embellishments for this design.

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Unica Ija

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The couple with their twin daughters, Chili and Pepper

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LED balloons

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And that’s a wrap…!

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home bound… dropping by my fave stop @ the airport, wearing Kalais top, Bershka jeans, Birkenstock sandals.

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My Valentine

…is a two-piece dress that I prepared for a dear friend’s wedding last month, the love month. I’ve had the brown mesh fabric for sometime now and was super happy to finally get the chance to use it. Lately, I would rather have an outfit customized than buy a ready-made one, unless maybe when I’m out of time.

Which almost was the case. Yes, I almost bought a dress for Karen’s wedding as I’ve been busy. But try I did and checked with Aunt Lucy, to whom I usually go to have dresses made, if she could make my dress despite her full schedule. Luckily, she said yes! So in the days I waited on the dress, I came up with the design to embellish the dress with.

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I drew the outline on a bond paper to use as guide.

As soon as I got the dress from Aunt Lucy, I immediately started sewing the embellishment onto the dress. I only had 5 days left before the wedding and only had a few hours in the evening to work on it.

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I used cord, cotton embroidery floss, sequins and sew-on crystals.

To wear under the mesh fabric, I just restyled the LWD, which has gone through several transformations.

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I added studs and sew on a decorative crystal on the upper bodice.

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I also added ribbons at the hem, and done!

My next post will be about the wedding and there, of course, I’ll be donning “my valentine.”

Thanks for dropping by…!

bringing home the bacon

Well, the ice cream is more like…

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The Mister joined a grappling tournament today, organized by Bull and Tiger. He won gold for the Gi Division and bronze for the No-Gi Division.

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Here’s a video of his final match…

Woot! Woot!

And by the by, I’ve several posts lined up… way overdue… do check back these coming days…

Thanks for dropping by… 🙂

Cheezus

I’ve been wanting to brag about these…

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I’ve mentioned before that The Mister reads a lot of fantasy fiction, right? Well, some time last year he started reading the series, Malazan: Book of the Fallen, penned by Steven Erikson. He was totally taken by it that he decided to create graphic interpretations of the characters.

And here are more of my favorites:

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I have read the first book myself and enjoyed it very much. I’ll have to make time to read the rest… around 9 or 15…?! A lot, huh? But, yeah, would love to be able to do just that.

photo bucket: January 2015

This is a post long overdue…

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dinner date with Hazel, Diana, and Kholeen… and wore this restyled purple dress

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sister-date… and a cousin…

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family date…

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I want something… Okay. I want a lot of things. To happen. But I wonder if I make the right decisions or just keep messing things up… Geeesh… I’ve got to read some sort of manual on how to make things right… Have got to learn how to trot, blinkers on.

Dear Life, …………………………

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