Tagaytay with the BFFs

Brunch buffet at Bag of Beans, back to being kids at Sky Ranch, shopping and cholesterol-heavy dinner at Paseo de Sta. Rosa

Brunch buffet at Bag of Beans, back to being kids at Sky Ranch, shopping and cholesterol-heavy dinner at Paseo de Sta. Rosa

Love!

Colorful bottle decors at Bag of Beans. Love!

Giant Ferriswheel at Skyranch

Giant Ferris wheel at Sky Ranch

Pasalubong shopping at Rowena's

Pasalubong shopping at Rowena’s. ¬†Seems like they’re having a sugar rush because of Sylvannas.

Rose and Grace

Oh hello, Bulalo! There was also crispy pata, but absent in this photo. Camera shy yata siya.

Oh hello, Bulalo!
There was also crispy pata, but absent in this photo. Camera shy yata siya.

Thank you for this fun-filled road (and food) trip! Cheers to our 15 years (or more?) of friendship! Love you, mga beks! :)

 

 

 

Bulilit and Bakulaw’s Christmas: 2013 Edition

First Christmas as a married couple. Yihii. :D

  • Christmas dinner with the BFFs at Tiyo’s
  • Noche Buena with the in-laws and kids
  • Lunch with the Cabbabs in Sampaloc
  • Dinner with the Buenrostros and Pigaos in Antipolo
  • Aquino-Paguia Reunion in Las Pinas
  • Dinner with college friends

LAGARE ang Mr. and Mrs. C! Our Christmas celebration is truly memorable. Thank you, Dadi!

Dinner with friends and family

Dinner with friends and family

Dinner with college friends. It's really nice to be with my college bestfriend, Chapot and her husband Marlon and super adorbs baby Ethan, who got back from Canada for the holidays. :)

Dinner with college friends. It’s really nice to be with my college bestfriend, Chapot and her husband Marlon and super adorbs baby Ethan, who got back from Canada for the holidays. :)

Our Christmas selfies/couplies(?) Hehe.

Our Christmas selfies/couplies(?) Hehe.

To our family and friends, thank you so much for all the gifts, both material and non-material. We love you!

Opening of gifts under our Hello Kitty Christmas Tree.  Trivia: Dadi surprised me with this Christmas Tree. I've always dreamed of having a Christmas Tree like this. :)

Opening of gifts under our Hello Kitty Christmas Tree.
Trivia: Dadi surprised me with this Christmas Tree. I’ve always dreamed of having a Christmas Tree like this. :)

GIFTS! Yaaay!

GIFTS! Yaaay!

And Dadi gifted me a new bag. He knows how much I’ve been abusing my LC le pliage (in Bilberry) for two years. It’s high time to get a new one. Hihi.

Lonchamp large LM Metal in black Thank you, Dadi! You're the best! :)

Longchamp large LM Metal in black
Thank you, Dadi! You’re the best! :)

Merry Christmas everyone! :)

 

Pretty Preggy Momma

Ma’am Nats a.k.a. Krungkie (as I fondly call her) is one of my closest girl friends. She’s also a former professor of mine back in college and eventually became a colleague when I started teaching in 2006. We’ve shared a lot of secrets, crazy and hilarious moments together and most of them are nakakasira ng dangal at reputasyon. :D She moved to Doha, Qatar last May to join her husband and 4 months later, she surprised us (with a baby in her tummy) and came back to Manila for a visit. She asked us to meet her up at Banapple, Katipunan.

Nathalie, Me, Rhea and Andie (Rhea's cutie patootsie daughter)

Nats looks so healthy, glowing and happy! Ninang Iyra is excited to see her next inaanak. :)
Thanks to Rhea dear for this photo via Instagram. :)

 

Life is like ice cream

I’ve been so stressed out for the past weeks. I could only sleep for a few hours, my mind is always actively running, I’m breaking out so bad and I feel restless all the time. All along I thought I’ve already mastered the art of beating up stress. But, no. Thank God I have my Dadi, good friends, good food and ice cream. Yeah, ice cream!

This Sunday, I was in the office for the board exam’s review. I’m the Course Director for this year so I have to be there during Sundays. One of my closest friends back in college paid a visit, since we haven’t seen each other for almost a year now. The night before, her boyfriend for 6 (or 7 years), finally proposed to her during an org’s event. Too bad I missed that episode in her life. I remember that we started planning her wedding though her boyfriend (now her fiance), had not shown any sign that he would be proposing to her soon. Girls love to assume, right? Hahaha.

Me and Janette (who's showing off her engagement ring ^_^)

The ring
When we’re about to go home, we decided to “ambush” another super close friend of ours (who has been hibernating for quite some time) and asked/forced him to meet us and have ice cream near my house.

Three little pigs who love ice cream *oink*

The three of us had too much to talk about and we consumed lots of ice cream, pizza and cappuccino (not in the photo) without noticing it. It was still raining outside then due to typhoon Mina, but nothing could stop us from pigging out. We’re happy for Janette’s engagement, stressed out from work and other stuff and… crazy happy to see each other again.