Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Always Celebrate Life

"We didn't Need Words..We Just Look At Each Other and Smile"..

Celebration of life with a group of women with a Salt and Pepper Hair. One of the things that I have learned in my years of work in government service is, I was able to get along with my senior colleagues without having any conflict despite our age differences… though I get annoyed at times with their whims because I have no choice but to give way since I am the younger one among the group. I just remind myself to be more patient with them because I believe in my own time I will experience the same erratic mood swing. Hahaha…! I just hope they will not be able to read this blog, or else they might use my hair to mop the floor, just like what Cinderella's step mom did to her! lol

We momentarily had a break and experience the authentic Asian ambiance at The Oriental Hotel, Bataan as we celebrated the 60th birthday of one of our beloved colleagues. I had been to The Oriental Hotel- Legaspi way back 2012, if my memory serves me right. I attended an ICT conference in Legaspi City, Albay and through the generosity of The Oriental Hotel-Legazpi to our City Mayor whom I represented that time, I was accommodated in their executive room for free. That is one of the perks of my work. Hehe…  And I must say that the owner and developer of Oriental Hotel, both in Legaspi and Bataan, have great architectural acumen and hotel experience. Will post my throwback experience at Oriental Hotel-Legazpi some other time… from its landscape, to sumptuous foods and accommodation. It was an amazing hotel and resort experience! We really did have a great experience of taking lots of photos, even if it was just a short period of time.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bolinao Pangasinan: Family Summer Get Away

“The Time Spent With Family Is Worth Every Second”…

Just like other normal families, ours has gone through various hardships, and sometimes disagreements. However, at the end of the day, we’re still a family that loves and supports one another and still keeps trying to make our relationships work. From the beginning, (we) siblings have worked to build our own respective careers and a family of our own…. although I’m still single. Maybe because I have a very complicated and busy kind of career (palusot)! The time to be with one another becomes too precious to the point that we have to make an adjustment from our schedule in order to meet and set a family getaway trip which we usually make every summer. This is already an anticipated out-of-town trip and bonding activity with the whole family. However, at this point, my brother and his family didn’t join us because his newborn baby was sick. This serves also as a welcome home treat to one of our balikbayan aunties who are based in Germany. We just browsed and searched the Internet to look for our itinerary and that’s it! Presto, the plan succeeded as expected and we proceeded to Bolinao Pangasinan. What made this vacation exciting was that we had no definite itinerary. I thought it would just be a one-day tour and we would go home right after, but unfortunately due to long hours of driving, my eldest sister who was also one of the drivers, advised us to stay in one of the beach resorts along Barangay Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan… only to find out that I was the only one unprepared in terms of travel essentials. So I had to borrow and wear my father’s lousy underwear shirt and shorts to comfort myself at night! lol I’m just kidding. At my age now it’s still normal for me to borrow underwear shorts or pajamas from my father whenever I am out of one. 

The epic shot of King Mufasa and Zimba the naughty one! lol

Goofing around with my sisters! I can't remember when was the last time we had this funny moments. Just like our childhood days, my auntie who happens to be the photographer in this pictorial instructed us three to take a pose. And who ever shows the most fashionable modelling moves will get the best rewards. So i take it seriously here! lol

Hash Tag #walanghilamos! lol

Monday, June 6, 2016

Capture The Moments

Little did I know that seven years have passed and this little fella turns 7. Time flies so fast! Sooner than we thought, we’ll have our own basketball heartthrob in the family. Memories suddenly flashed back and I remember when I was fond of putting fresh flowers on his ear because he looked like his younger sister. As much as possible, I try not to show favoritism to any of my 7 nephews and nieces as all of them have their own unique character that makes them adorable. All of them used to call me Mama. However, this little smart kid silently gets my attention most of the time because he is too affectionate. This is aside from the fact that among the seven of them, he is the one who is most sickly, that’s why he gets most of our care and attention. I pray to the Lord that He grow up healthy, with the heart of a kid, and the likeness of a gentleman.

Isaiah's at 7th

GSW Curry's little die hard fan!

The celebrant's signature moves!
Mama's lucky free-throw shoot!
Repeta's back to back challenge !
Our very own future PBA player from Santos Family.
Team Ma'Ropets (Ropeta Family)
The bench squad cheerer! :-)
Family is LOVE!

The Most Valuable Player of the family!
It is really love to be a kid!

There's no evidence to show that I'm one of his avid fan. :-)
Ropeta vs Matibag. The game is on!
The next Hunk and Heart Throb of the game court!
In my eyes, your still my most handsome SMURF! :-)
The loving grandparents.
The good provider and proud parents. I prayed that you will both stay united in love and christ.
And all He can say is Thank You Po! :-)