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Jolo is almost 1

Has it been a year again already?! Did I not gave birth to this boy just yesterday? Time is too fleeting – my baby, whom I long to have again after almost 5 years, is fast becoming a toddler! I can still recall crying in the breastfeeding station while pumping so I can feed him in the NICU. And look at him now, a happy and active little boy, our daily ray of sunshine.

Like with her Ate Sophie, I’m torn between wanting him to be a baby forever, or waiting for him to grow older so he can be independent from me, and do amazing things he is bound to do.

My son Jolo, I love you always, in all ways my love! Doesn’t matter how much you grow, in my eyes, you will always be my baby. 😘

Jolo’s first 11 months

Sophie graduates from Kinder

Time flies by indeed!

Another proud moment for my child Sophia! It hasn’t been easy, and it was love-hate teaching and guiding her through preschool. But here we are, Sophie graduates with achievement and values awards! I couldn’t be any more proud of her. 😭

Congratulations to us Sophie!

Sophie posing with her diploma

With her medals!
Academic and Values awards

Happy birthday baby boy!

Welcome to the world, Jose Lorenzo aka Jolo! Born on October 14, 2018 11:27am, weighing 7.4lbs 50in long. Safely delivered him via NSD after enduring a 16-hour labor.

To Dra. Elsie Pascua and her team at SLMC-BGC, thank you from the deepest part of my heart. Jolo my son, you were just a dream that came true. We are excited to share the world with you!❤️

Jose Lorenzo, we are so glad to see you!
11-day old Jolo

Dangerously Addictive Chips

I know it was so last year, but recently I just tasted a local salted egg potato chips and I was blown away, that I started looking for ways to get hold of the original, the Irvin’s from Singapore. 

Then hubby decided to join a Porsche racing lesson in Sepang, Malaysia and I wanted to come along solely because I wanted to go to SG for the Irvin’s. So anyway, after our trip in Sepang, we stayed for a night in Concorde Hotel near Plaza Singapura, where an Irvin’s and Sephora are located. They were my targeted to-go places on this trip, aside from a lunch at Marché Somerset. 

Irvin’s Plaza Singapura

I was disappointed with Irvin’s. It was just a little past lunch time and they ran out of potato chips already. There were only about 20 big packs of salted fish skins left. The big packs cost SGD16, and the small packs were sold at SGD8. I’ve tried the fish skins before and I loved it so I bought a couple of packs. The guy from the Irvin’s said that even the other outlets had ran out of stocks, and I’m guessing after just a few more customers he will closed down too. How I wish they produce more potato skins. I personally think that they limit the production so the fad won’t go away soon.

Luckily that day, I browsed thru their IG and found out they just opened a #dangerouslymasarap box deliveries to the PH! The minimum order is 1 box, consists of 30 small packs however you mix them, or 15 big packs. A 35 SGD delivery fee is added straight to any PH address. 

I immediately ordered mine and received the box 10 days later. I finally got to have my first taste of THE Irvin’s salted egg potato chips after great lengths of finding it!


Now my feedback: I know they are the original, but those that say they are the best definitely hasn’t tasted Tamagochips before. It is for me, still the holy grail of the salted egg chips. It is locally produced and sorry to say that Irvin’s doesn’t even come close to its taste. 😛

Tamagochips still rules!

I brought Tamagochips in my Amanpulo trip!

A Different Kind of Baby

Late post: We brought Tigger home on April 12

This is not the baby we expected but, we are very thankful nonetheless! Sometimes we think this is still so surreal, owning and driving our very own Porsche. Congratulations to my hubby for finally having your dream car! And to Tigger, welcome home! Lets have safe travels all the time, okie? ❤️

The Porsche Macan
Driving this badass home
Welcome home!

Three and a half decades

As I turned another year older a couple of days ago, I can’t help feeling anxious that the big 4-0 is not too far away. It will come, and it will be inevitable. As much as I wish I can go back to being 13 and that somehow a part of me still lives in the past, I know I’ve been given a good life, better even, than I can ever imagine. It is not perfect of course, and I may have a lot of regrets, but those are overshadowed by overflowing of blessings I receive continuously. Sometimes I think I’m not too worthy of them, and that other people are far more deserving than I am, but there must be something, some reasons.. I must have done something good and right in the past to deserve what I have today. Thankful beyond words. ❤️

08.18.16 celebrating with family

Our Family Portrait

In just over a month my parents-in laws will be having their church wedding. This is their first ever wedding, so we can tell its going to be grand. A lot of people were surprised to know that they weren’t legally married after all these years, but at least after they patched up their legal problems they still decided to marry each other. It maybe true love, after all. Hehe.

We picked out the best suppliers out there imho, since there’s no problem budgetwise. Our photographer, Jiggie Alejandrino is relatively new in weddings, but is a veteran portraitist. At the wedding fair last year, we were thinking of getting Nice Print again, since they document well and has a reasonable price. But we met Jiggie thru Team OSS (4D photobooth) that we also got, and he showed us some of his works, and they looked great and well made.

As Tabs also studied a bit of photography, he said Jiggie knows what he’s talking about. He is very detailed and meticulous, and getting him for the wedding was one of the best decisions we made. He has the best rates too. He included the prenup shoot in his package, and also included our family portrait. 

Below are some of the family shots that he took of us, amidst the prenup shoot of my inlaws. These were shot in Las Casas de Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan. It was amazing to see the photos so bright and well lit, because I remember it was so dark during our shoot. And these are not even edited yet. He’s a surprise find, this Jiggie. 

We plan on having one or two of these blown up to put up on the walls of the house. You know, kinda like the old houses with portraits of ancestors. Hehe.

   
    
   

Sophie’s first trick or treat

While waiting for JV All Events official photos to arrive, I just have to post Sophie’s first trick or treat. We celebrated Sophie’s 2nd birthday in Jollibee a day before her actual birthday. Since we have nothing to do on her birthday, I signed her up for a Pumpkin Patch in Gymboree. I dressed her as Queen Elsa, complete with shoes and tiara. No scary costume for her coz she gets scared easily.

Sophie as Snow Queen Elsa

Before going out for trick or treat, the teachers prepared different activities for the kids like storytelling, making Frankenstein art, gymplay and prepared small snacks for the kids.
 

bubbles time!
  
mr frankenstein
  
small snack before trick or treating
 
The trick or treat was tiring, as we went all the way up to the fifth floor. I know Sophie got tired too, but everytime someone drops something in her pumpkin, her face lights up. Her pumpkin was loaded when we finished, and she was so happy with all the candies she received.

 

happy birthday girl!
 
We treated her after for a nice birthday dinner in Chili’s for a job well done. Happy birthday Sophie! ❤️

Sophie’s 2nd Pre-birthday photoshoot – Take Your Pic ATC

How time flies, Sophie is turning 2 in a month, just like that. I love seeing her photos done in a studio, so since she was a baby she has always photoshoots.

Sharing with you some of Sophie’s pre-birthday shots. This was done in Take Your Pic ATC. It has a very small studio because its more of a photobooth than an ordinary studio. They have affordable packages and I got the 2,000 package which includes 8×10 photo with frame, 4 5R prints and 15 digital files in CD. 

   
    
 

Take Your Pic Alabang Town Center – 02.218.7689 IG: takeyourpicstudio

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