Sunday, December 30, 2012

Give Away

Thinking Out Loud is giving away goodies . She's giving away one of her extra funky, fleece handmade scarves. A fine way to start the year, yah?!


The mechanics is as easy as eating peanuts. For more details on how to join go to Thinking Out Loud .

Friday, December 28, 2012

Half Past Five

The Bible says " It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins" (2 Maccabees 12:46) " and as Catholics we spend time in prayers for those who have gone before us.

It has been a long while since I last visited Lola Lilia's grave. When I got there , it doesn't look like how  a burial place usually looks like.  It's zen inspired and it's beautiful. That's what it takes to have architects in the family.

The visit may be quick and short but it was all good. I get to spend time with the people close to my heart whom I no longer regularly see. 

with Lolo Dadong

I've always wished I had an opportunity to meet any of my grandfathers. I can imagine how I would have been their favorite granddaughter. Lolo Dadong  stood as the grandfather that I never met through a marriage that didn't work. Although the unity ended years ago, he never made me feel that I don't belong in the family anymore. He is a man of few words. He dresses sharply and his toes are clean. I can imagine him when he was young, he must have been dapper indeed.

To the Dumadags, I am so grateful in many things. And to Lolo and Lola, Thank YOU!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Everything!

Prepping the house on holiday season has always been a celebrated moment for me. It gives me warmth and joy even if most of my family is away. 

Grateful for all that has been and looking forward for a wonderful 2013. Merry Christmas from my home to yours!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Sip. Cheer. Fun. Joy. Peace. Love. Celebrate. But above all things, let us not forget to keep Christ on Christmas.

Jingle All The Way

Because I've been naughty and nice ....

I received a package from my favorite sisters via " handmail ". To the Bagnols and the Divinagracias , you don't know how my face lit when I opened it. Tra- la- la- la- la- la- la ! And by "tra-la-la-la" , I mean I am so happy! I don't like them, because I love them. Thank you!

This watch came second on my Christmas wish list.
Honestly, I've been eying for this sunnies in yeeears!

Sporting my new watch and sunnies.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ho! Ho! Ho!

" Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones that affect your feelings and behavior by making you happy. Therefore, it counteracts depression, in turn reducing the stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain a youthful disposition, both physically and mentally. So, eat lots of chocolate!  " - Elaine Sherman, Book of Divine Indulgences 

Chocolates comes fourth in my Christmas wish list this year.  These made me a happy camper. Thanks to an old friend and my cousin! Happy Christmas to me !

The Universe Heard Me

An update from my last year's wish list . I even got more than what I would settle for. Thanks a whole lot to my brother and his family for this "awesomest" gift. And by "awesomest", it means more awesome than awesome itself. I will be capturing moments to share with you and to the rest of the family.

I used my mobile phone to take this photo.

Color me happy !!!

I Didn't Forget

I didn't forget about your birthday. I sent you a message via Viber because I was too busy to go online and blog about it or post a message on Facebook. Again, Happy Birthday ((( KUYA ))) ! I love you a latte!


* I stole these old photos from Lili 's album.  Thank you Dits!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

My Favorite Nephew

It's been so long since I held you in my arms. Please don't grow up too fast. I still want to cuddle and play with you.

Happy Birthday to my favorite nephew! I love you a latte!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

All I Want For Christmas

I wasn't tagged or anything by anyone to make a post of " All I Want For Christmas"  , I was just inspired by my sister Lily of Thinking Out Loud 's post to make a list of my own. In this way I get to figure out what I really want and somehow people who needs to hear this will get the point. Har! Har! Har!

Hmmmm ... It says "Share the top six items on my wish list. ". I never knew this would be darn hard. It's like that moment when someone asks you to tell more about yourself, and you're like : " Oh God, who am I? ".  I sure have a lot in mind but it's the rating on who gets to the top chart that makes it tough. 

Anyway, Christmas is fast approaching and I need to make the list.

All I want for Christmas is:

1. I want to get my baby repaired.
It has been a very very long while since I played this piano after we've been conned by a piano repair man. Strings need to be replaced and a lot of tuning to do. It's a bit costly and I intend to travel next year, so perhaps this can come true on next Christmas or two.

2. A new watch , a new watch and a new watch. I like it gold, silver, black, or white. I always like it big and beautiful!
1. MK watches silver chronograph runway 2. MK watches black runway  3. MK two tone stainless steel 4. MK Champaigne dial Horn Acrylic Ladies Watch
The brand doesn't matter much , it's the style that caught my eye first. But I wouldn't mind getting a Michael Kors watch. *wink

3. Cycling apparel. Now that I'm into biking or cycling, I'd like to look good when I'm on the road

Cycling Apparel for Women at Amazon 

4. ((( CHOCOLATES )))

5. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain ; make-ups and make-up brushes

6.Pretty gift wraps, bags and colorful cartolinas . I don't know why but I've always been fond of collecting them. It simply brings smile to my face.

7.   Jewelry 
9.   Bags and shoes
10. Bubble machine
11. I want my car pimped
12. A new oven. 
13. Twinkies , Devil dogs 
14. Cricut machine
15. Wall paint so I can start repainting the house myself
16. Fabric for new curtains, sheets and dresses
17. Ca$h and the list goes on and on....

.... Truly once ideas pop, you can't stop.

Your turn!

Tag post rules:

1.) Kindly use the same title and as well as the first photo that I put here (that blurry picture of a Christmas tree above) in your post.

2.) List six things that you want to receive for Christmas.

3.) Tag six of your friends to make the same post ( no tag backs ). I want to know my nephew and nieces Christmas wish list : Jason of Eh? , Nicole of Panama Lane and Yna of Miss Haps .  For those who are not tagged, feel free to share your wishlists in your comment below or make your own post with the same title and photo.

4.) Send me the link so I could check it out too. ( Post your link in the comment box below.)