Fifty-five Years in One

… candle.

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Who’s birthday is it?

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Mum’s! This was 2 nights ago.

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But why do we blow out candles on our birthday?

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Anyway, life goes on…

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Thank you for dropping by…

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Signing out…

Jette

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!

Two & Zero

It’s Ella’s birthday yesterday and here’s a photo journal of our mini celebration…

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Capping off the evening with these two…

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Dear Father Time,

You’ve flown by so quickly that I could barely count my years on this Earth. My memory has never been so sharp about some aspects of my being, but I do remember enough to be grateful to dear Life. And no matter how tiresome most days have been, I do see the ironies, sequences and roundabouts of this carnival ride.

Warm regards,

Jette

Hello 2015!

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Well, I had work over the night… I actually only had a slice of the Sansrival cake, a favorite.

So again, a quick dinner, if at all, and a few minutes for these…

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I’m wearing: lace top (a gift from Cara), Forever 21 maxi dress (a gift from Tito Jeff), gold belt (from cousin G) Mendrez Sandals.

The next evening, January 1st, we visited Dad and our grandfather at the memorial.

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I wore: Uniqlo sweater, tartan & leather dress, Birkenstock sandals

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Our Dad has gone but he’ll never be forgotten… He’s always and forever will be a part of our lives.

Baby Bliss

Meet Caleb Philip.

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My godson…

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Christened on 12.27.14…

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I was fond of calling him Lil’ Nicky, but he’s all grown up now and a great shooter. I really won’t be surprised when he becomes a basketball star someday…

A throwback picture of Steven’s christening…

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circa 2003 Wearing: jetstone pendant from Kent, Bayo top, Kamiseta jeans, and Le Donne sandals. Whoa… I could still remember…!?!

My OOTD on Pipoy’s baptism…

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I’m wearing: Uniqlo sweater, teal floral maxi dress (a gift from my Dad’s bro- Tito Jeff), Mendrez sandals.

Excuse the squinting, my eyes were hurting for some reason. For lack of sleep, probably… Anyhoo, sooo excited for this summer… can’t wait! What things are you looking forward to, this year?

Merry 2014!

On the days leading to Christmas eve, I was busy shopping for these and then some…

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Well, except for Stuart… He was a gift from Rain.

Every Christmas, we typically attend mass on the 24th, before midnight. But this year was an exception. I had work so we had dinner early…

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And then went on to open gifts… Yey!

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I’m wearing: Guess midriff top, Sam and Kassey feather skirt. Gibi heels

After dinner, Cara drove me to work and everyone came with… Mum, the hobbitses, Kat, and Ella.

They next day, the 25th, we attended mass at The Redemptorist Church.

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Then we visited Dad’s older sister, Tita Edna, and family. I wasn’t able to take pictures with the cousins, shoot…! I was too preoccupied with trying not to be late for work… Next time, surely…

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I’m wearing: biker jacket, Missoni top, Old Navy jeggings, Birkenstock sandals, Nine West tote

Wow…! Is it one month down for 2015 already? Hah! Boy, how time flies…

How’s your year going so far?

One for the Wave

Going back to December 2014, after the Stellar Christmas Party the company threw, our batch of trainees had a little Christmas party on the 19th at the office.

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After, I caught up with a few friends at a bar restaurant, called Imbiss. Now, this restaurant has a new location and owner, I believe. But it’s known for it’s signature sausage, which Dad and I loved. We used to eat at the old Imbiss restaurant way back.

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I’m wearing: ruffled leather jacket, One Piece tee, floral jeggings, Airwalk sling, Converse sneakers.

The revamped Imbiss is a bar-cum-gallery and showcases a lot of artwork from local artists. There are bands playing there as well. Some gigs are actually organized by Kent and some friends friends actually unwind by performing there.  In fact, teens from a charity group we organized some ten years ago performed there that night. But I was unable to take pictures, unfortunately. I was just too tired and preoccupied with the thought of having to wake up early and hop into a boat to Iloilo City for a batch reunion the next day.

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Good thing, Kent, Botsky, and Amiel drove me home… Kent was my official photographer during the catch-up sesh… It’s nice to see old friends again. I hope there’d be more of this, but everyone seems to be busy with their own thing… We’ve grown up… Probably, but probably not…?

Well, the next post will be about the reunion in Iloilo. Til then, good day!

Missing out… Pit Senyor!

Yet again… Oh, Cebu. How I miss thee… Just a quick break on backtracking the events of last year (what- already?)…

I had been kind of hoping I won’t miss the Sinulog Festival this year, but fate has a great sense of humor (check all that applies) as always… Anyway, here are some photos I grabbed from dear friends’ Facebook timelines…

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grabbed from Venturer Rover’s (Lorwin)…

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And here’s how the kids and I spent the day… C360_2015-01-18-15-20-18-727  @ The District, Ayala Northpoint… C360_2015-01-18-15-25-55-483 They got new toys… C360_2015-01-18-15-25-07-754 And just couldn’t wait until we got home. C360_2015-01-18-15-37-42-473 C360_2015-01-18-15-32-32-444I’m wearing: Charlotte Russe cardi, hearts lingerie top, striped flared skirt, Ipanema sandals, Jessica Simpson sling.C360_2015-01-18-20-44-58-576@ Home… Thanks for dropping by… Have a lovely evening, ladies… G’nyt

stellar

… it was called.

The what now? I know, I’ve gone off the radar these past weeks…  not that anyone noticed, yeah? But, I’ll still be backtracking anyway. So, expect that the succeeding posts will mostly be about the happenings on the final weeks of 2014 and first few days of 2015.

Anyway, about Stellar… I’ve probably mentioned in passing in previous posts that I recently joined a new company and lucky me, I witnessed how seriously employees there celebrate major events. And such was the Christmas Party that was held on 12.14.2014. The production numbers were amazing…! The venue, the SMX Convention Center at SM, which recently opened.

Now, without further ado here are snapshots from the event, mostly starring me and friends old and new…

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Sofi, Rain, Amy, moi, and Jane…

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With old friends, Baldo and Kent… who performed at the event…

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Of course, me, myself, and I…

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I’m wearing: Papaya dress, customized blazer made from The Mister’s old uniform back in college, black croc leather sling bag, heels from Feet for a Queen.

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Thanks for dropping by… I hope you had a merry Christmas and wishing you and your loved ones a great New Year!

Expect postings of my Christmas and New Year celebrations and whatnots in the coming days…!

MissL

… had her First Communion on Monday, December 8. MasterD had his, January of this year. And while the rest of the Philippines had been busy preparing for and surviving Typhoon Ruby, also known as Typhoon Hagupit, I’ve been preoccupied with making sure MissL gets to the church on time. And we made it, not without a mishap or two…

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And here she is…

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With friends…

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And family…

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And here’s an OOTD o’ mine… The knit skirt is a recycled-restyled item, by the way.

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I’m wearing: Stage-2 top, diy knit skirt, Gibi heels, Samantha Smith bag

The weather looked sunny in the last pics isn’t it? Well, the City of Smiles fared better than others when typhoon Ruby hit. It was actually gloomy in the morning, bright at noon, and a bit rainy in the afternoon.

Well, thanks or dropping by… Until the next update.

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