Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Birthday, Peen!



Next to me, Peen is the prettiest in the group - merong mag vviolent reaction jan hahaha :P She is malambing, cheerful, soft spoken and sweet. Although she is not the bunso, she is feeling bunso and tends to be spoiled ah - hatid/sundo pa yan ni Dong hehehe.



She loves to collect pencils and adores Nicholas Sparks. She juggles school, home and extra-curricular activities well. She is soon to wed the love of her life, RJ.



Here's wishing you all the best! May you have many many more birthdays to come! :D We love you very much! :)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Time to relax at Cafe Mondial

Yehey! The party is over, I can finally relax! After bringing the twins home and unloading all the presents, Keith and I went back to Ortigas for the much-deserved break. We went to Cafe Mondial at Silver City, Pasig. I love the couches, the crowd, the over-all ambiance, with a DJ playing light techno sounds (what do you call it now?) and an LCD television flashing skycrapers and beautiful beaches. I like the appetizer the most - pizza crust biscuits served with tomato dip, which was served by Al Dente Ristorante Italiano. We had a bottle of wine and a Godfather pizza. Perfect to end a busy day! Thanks hunny, mwah! :)

Twins 1st birthday party

It's the twins' 1st birthday party! We had simple celebration today with 150 of our closest friends and relatives. We had good weather and most kids came in their Superhero costumes. :)

VENUE: Shakey's Galleria - 6320549

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We booked Shakey's because they are accessible, affordable and accommodating. They waived the electricity charge and there's no corkage fee if I bring my own cake, clown and decors. It's also optional to get their party package. So basically, we just got food from them. The use of the soundsystem is free, and it was loud and clear in the entire restaurant.

+ I asked for a tarp standee for the welcome banner and an additional high chair since twins (they only have one), and they were able to provide at no extra cost.

+ The party manager asked if I have a stick for my balloon burst, but I forgot to make one. She took the initiative and made one for me using a stick and a pushpin. Now, that's what I call excellent customer service :)

+ Their people were helpful and they were ok in dealing with us. Walang nagsungit or whatever. They also helped us pack the leftovers and gifts and hinatid rin nila sa car.

+/- Our party was scheduled at 3PM, but they allowed us to come in at 11am so we can inflate the balloons for the DIY table centerpieces. By 2pm, we were allowed to set-up the place. The crew helped us in attaching the balloons, piñata and balloon burst sa ceiling. Akala ko by 2pm i-lock na nila ung venue so we can decorate but they were still entertaining customers. By 3pm we had the place exclusive. The programme didn't start on time coz we waited for the other guests. It started around 4pm na and super hungry na ang guests. So after the first game, pina-serve na yung food. Since late na kme nag start, late na rin kame natapos and I had to cancel three games so we can finish by 6pm. We were charged P500 for the 1-hour extention.

+/- The party was well-attended and Shakey's was jam-packed! Capacity nila is 150. We invited 100 people but madami ang dumating. So like the Baptism, hindi kinaya ang aircon, so yung iba (like me), nainitan. Also, one of the aircons was dripping water and so the crew had to mop it several times. Good thing sa likod yung aircon so hindi mashadong sagabal.

+/- In terms of serving the food, ok naman ang pag distribute and very quick naman sila mag respond to additional food orders. Kaya lang sana sinabay na rin sa food distribution ang tissue because we served spaghetti and shempre messy yun kainin esp for kids. They served the tissue after pa kumaen ang mga tao.

+/- Their birthday banner was big which I liked but the names "Vito and Carlos" were lightly printed as in outline lng ng letters, so hindi sha readable. Kung alam ko lng na ganun ang lettering nag cutout na sana ako ng art paper, but too late nung nakita ko, nag start na ang party.

- Hindi ko mashadong like yung table cloth na ginamit kase hindi sila same size.

CLOWN: Tonio's Clowns - 09266245558

















+/- Madaling kausap, but the programme I made was not followed kase lack of time and cguro tinantya nya what is better sa crowd. Flexible din sila sa mga impromptu changes like instead of game 3, food distribution na. Maaga din sila sa venue so we were able to discuss pa last-minute changes, like ung surprise candle-blowing for my brother in law, my sister in law and uncle who were also celebrating their birthdays.

CAKE: Shoppersville Bakeshoppe - 4261246

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+/- The cake decoration was cute. The cupcakes were cute too. The only problem was the icing melted coz I brought them early sa venue. Wala mashadong PR ang people in Shoppers, but they are professional and very efficient.

DV FINDS - Superman/Batman costumes, Lootbags, Toys and Stickers for the lootbags and game prizes, Nametags, Party hats, Balloons, mother balloon and handpump.

DIY PROJECTS: Invitations with map & envelope, Guestbook, Table Centerpieces, Coloring sheets, two Cupcake stands, Thank you cards, Piñata, Balloon Burst, Arranging of toys & candies inside the Lootbags and Wrapping of Game Prizes - Tlagang DIY to the max! Every night for two weeks, I would sit down to do the party preps. Everything paid off and I am so happy my piñata was a success! Hahaha! :) Thank you God for holding it in place! ;)

















Of course I had help from my Superfriends and I would like to mention them here -

CHANDELIER BALLOONS AND ENTRANCE ARCH: Party Boosters by Jacque Tan

++ I loved the entrance arch and chandelier balloons, as in tinalbugan ang mga DIY balloons ko! Shakey's is bare so the entrance arch was perfect kase pagpasok pa lang ng guests, may party-feel na agad. Pinagkaguluhan ng mga kids ang chandelier balloons when the waiters were removing them from the ceiling. Kahit ung mga yaya ko kumuha rin to bring home to their families. It made my party look sossy because of the imported shiny balloons. Jacque is very professional and a perfectionist. She followed the party motif of blue & green. I was impressed with her tools. Complete sha sa materials needed for the balloon decors. She also came in early to make sure everything will be set-up correctly. Most important of all, she is mabaet and madaling kausap. For those who are interested, you may reach her at 09178985227.

TARP PRINTING for the Welcome Banner & Piñata: Pheng Aquino

+ Pheng helped me sa tarp printing. I felt she understood my needs as a DIY mom and gave me a good deal so instead na small tarp lang ang ipagawa ko, I got a long tarp which is perfect as welcome banner. For my piñata, nakuha ko rin ung gusto kong design when I got the tarp material. Kahit sa text and email lang kme nag usap, I got the goods in good condition.

Special thanks to my Lola Nena and Uncle Alex who came all the way from Dumaguete just to attend the party. And to my Ninong Roy who came from the US. And to my sister in law Mau and her family who came from Bulacan. Also, special thanks to my brother Bogs who did all my layout requirements, and to Justin who skipped his classes just to attend the party hahaha! To our parents, for all the help. And of course, to my Kabuki sisters who assisted me in decorating the place and during the party, Thanks everyone! :)

More pictures here - http://family.webshots.com/photo/2105473360080638636oojHhy

Pictures of my DIY projects

Table Centerpieces (25 pieces)

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Folded brown folders to form a box and held them together with scotch tape. Pasted bond paper triangles to contrast the brown box. Printed images of Superman, Batman and a star on colored paper. I pasted the cut-out versions on the box. Used blue, green and white Japanese paper as added decorative pieces. Inflated size 5 balloons and propped them up using balloon sticks.

Guestbook

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I used Microsoft Word and copy-pasted the twins monthly pictures and write-up. Searched the Internet for clipart designs and included them as added decorative pieces. Had it printed at Netopia and ringbinded at Jinco's.

4-tiered Cupcake stands (2 pieces)

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Using cardboard, I traced different sizes of a circle using a compass w/ pencil. I cut the cardboards and wrapped them with blue cartolina. Glued them together with a glue gun. I also used glue gun to attach blue and green satin ribbons. It can hold a 7" round cake and 25 cupcakes.

As an alternative to cardboard, you can use illustration board or styrofoam. You can buy the materials at the stationery section sa department store ng SM Mega Bldg B. Mas varied pa ang styro shapes and sizes nila compared to National Bookstore.

5x2 Welcome Banner

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I made the design and searched the Internet for superhero costumes. But it was actually my brother Bogs who executed my ideas using Adobe Photoshop. Had the layout printed coz I wanted it in tarpaulin material.

Pull-string piñata

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For this pull-string piñata, I followed a step-by-step guide I found on the Internet. Using an old cardboard box, I cut and shaped it to my preferred size and glued them together using a glue gun. I cut a U-shape opening at the bottom and tied a ribbon (this will open the piñata). I cut and trimmed blue crepe paper and wrapped the back and sides of the piñata. For the front, I added a Superman/Batman image printed on tarp material using double-sided tape. I attached toys at the end of blue/green ribbons using scotch tape and attached it to the bottom of my piñata. I glued blue crepe paper to seal the bottom and hide the taped ribbons. Before closing the top, I dropped 80pcs chocolate bars w/ stickers and confetti. I added two nylon strings before sealing the top with a lot of glue (using a glue gun). The nylon strings will hold the piñata from the ceiling.

Balloon Burst

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My modified balloon burst contained 3 numbers, 14 Superman/Batman images and a lot of confetti. The numbers and images correspond to a prize. I tied small balloons outside the big balloon and tied ribbons to complete the package. It also has a string so it can be tied from the ceiling. I forgot to make a stick, but the manager of Shakeys made one for me using a barbeque stick and she wrapped a pushpin at the end using scotchtape. I bought my big balloon at the basement of Divisoria Mall (the one with the wet market). It is a size 16 (transparent mother balloon) and it costs P25.

Coloring Sheets

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I just searched the Internet for free printable coloring sheets. Brought crayons and other coloring materials from home.

Arranging of lootbag contents and Thank You cards

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For the girls, I wrapped jackstones with yellow and white Japanese paper and tied it with a kikay silver bracelet. For the boys, I wrapped toys (paper airplane, rubik's cube, chess, etc) using Japanese paper. I put the candies and chocolates in clear sandwich bag, added a little confetti and stapled it so the candies will not fall out. I printed "Thank you for coming... Vito & Carlos' 1st birthday" and glued them on colored paper. I attached the TY notes on the zipper of the bags using black yarn.

Wrapping of Game Prizes

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I just used plain coupon bond, lined it with yellow marker, folded it to resemble a paper bag. I then placed the contents wrapped in clear sandwich bag. The contents are the ff: 2 pcs mini Mentos, 1 Hershey's choco crispies, 1 keychain/bottle opener, 1 Batman sticker booklet. To lock the paperbag, I stapled different plastic ribbons that I've curled.

Oomph! by Party Boosters

I had a lot of DIY stuffs in the party so the chandelier balloons and entrance arch added the much-needed oomph! These were provided by Party Boosters' owner Jacque Tan. :)

I loved the entrance arch and chandelier balloons, as in tinalbugan ang mga DIY balloons ko! Shakey's is bare so the entrance arch was perfect kase pagpasok pa lang ng guests, may party-feel na agad. Pinagkaguluhan ng mga kids ang chandelier balloons when the waiters were removing them from the ceiling. Kahit ung mga yaya ko kumuha rin to bring home to their families. It made my party look sossy because of the imported shiny balloons.

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Jacque is very professional and a perfectionist. She followed the party motif of blue & green. I was impressed with her tools kase talagang complete sha sa materials needed for the balloon decors. She also came in early to make sure everything will be set-up correctly. Most important of all, she is mabaet and madaling kausap. For those who are interested, you may reach her at 09178985227.

Sean Tristan Pajaro





Congratulations to Vicents and Ires for a handsome little boy :)

First public appearance























This was published in the Birthday Corner of Manila Bulletin, June 28 issue. Funny lang, they had to choose a winner :P For me, everyone is a winner! :) Happy Birthday to all June Celebrants... especially to our twin boys, Vito and Carlos! :)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Vito and Carlos at 12 months

The twins have turned a year old and much have changed in the last 11 months. In terms of looks, they are now sporting semikal hairdos. They are more "talkative" and would sometimes shreak to get your attention. They are intelligent coz they pick-up tricks easily. Although they have not started to walk yet, they can now stand up and sit down without support, and they try to make little steps, too. They love to browse through picture books and photo albums. They dance when their favorite cartoon songs come out on TV. As early as now, we teach them how to share and we recite a prayer with them during bedtime.
















Vito weighs 9.5 kilos, and loves to eat Marie biscuits. You will be amazed with his antics, which include "align", "clap", "apir" and "where is the nose?". He crawls as fast as Schumacher. He has learned to cry without tears (drama) just to get your attention, hehe. Kuya Vito finally has teeth! :) Two big pearly whites sprouted on his upper gums when he was two weeks shy of his 1st birthday. He is still very energetic, very bungisngis and would sometimes bite you if he makes gigil. :)

Carlos weighs 11 kilos. He is picky with food and prefers the more expensive kind like yogurt, avocado and peaches in light syrup. He likes it when you feed him ulam from your hand.. pinoy na pinoy, hehe! He has also learned new tricks like "align", "clap", "apir" and "where is the nose?" He is very behaved and smiles a lot :)

They are a joy to our family esp to their grandparents. Their lolos and lolas want to spend as much time with them as they can :) It's true that babies are blessings. The twins have brought our family closer together. :)

Twins first haircut

Happy 1st Birthday Vito and Carlos! :)

















We went to Kids Hair Salon in Galleria so the twins can have their haircut for their party tomorrow.






















Kuya Vito getting his first haircut. :)

















Carlos didn't want to have a cloth wrapped around him. Ok, pagbigyan. :)

















After the haircut, we went to Tom's World and Toys 'R Us. Then we went to Edsa Shrine to say our prayer of thanks for the twins birthday. We had dinner at Pancake House and went home na so the twins can rest and I had to do pa kase a lot of DIY stuff! :D

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tag from Apols














Dear God, we pray for the quick recovery of all the sick and the dying especially those suffering from LUPUS and CANCER. And to those 700 plus lives who have lost during the Princess of the Star Voyage tragedy during the typhoon last week. I pray that their bodies will be found and if not they will rest in peace. My heart aches for them... Amen.

To those who will be all you have to do is keep this circulating. Even if it’s to only one person. In memory of anyone you know that has been struck down by a serious illness like Lupus or Cancer or is still living with it.

A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle.

Blogs who prayed:1.) Eida’s Closet 2.) My Precious 3.) Just Me.. Eds 4.) Me and Mine 5.) In This Game of Life 6.) Because Life is Fun 7.) Mommy Talks 8.) Anorexic 9.) Me, Myself and I 10.) A Multiple's Choice

Please Keep This Candle Going!There will be a cure soon. Continue to have hope and continue to pray.

Tagging Divine, Sheryll, Jacque, Con, Jammy , Pheng and Karen.

Kung Fu Panda






















I love Kung Fu Panda! We watched it about two weeks ago and I super enjoyed the film! :) It was entertaining, hilarious and had inspirational lessons to share. What's so funny is that Po's father is not even a panda hehehe Mr Ping is a goose. :P My favorite lines below:

"Yesterday is History.. Tomorrow is a Mystery.. Today is a Gift, that's why its called a Present!"

"To make something special, you just have to think it is special."

"There is no secret ingredient."

"We all have our place in the world."


The cast was star-studded with my fave comic actor, Jack Black in the lead role. Other actors in the film were Dustin Hoffman (Shifu), Jackie Chan (Monkey), Lucy Liu (Viper)and Angelina Jolie (Master Tigress). I love it! :)

More DIY projects

Although I want to finish all DIY projects asap, there are some things that I really cannot do ahead of time, like inflating the balloons and designing the cupcakes with the toppers. In the meantime, I try to do all the little things na important pa din like curl the ribbons, cutout the toppers, etc so when the day of the party comes, pagsasamahin ko na lng everything.

Last night, I wrapped the adult game prizes. I just used plain coupon bond, lined it with yellow marker, folded it to resemble a paper bag. I then placed the contents wrapped in clear sandwich bag. The contents are the ff: 2 pcs mini Mentos, 1 Hershey's choco crispies, 1 keychain/bottle opener, 1 Batman sticker booklet. To lock the paperbag, I stapled different plastic ribbons that I've curled. I have the two yayas as Creative Consultants. "Opo, ati, maganda na.. okei.. aprub!" :)

Since I didn't re-do the piñata (i told God sha na ang bahala to hold it in place hehe), I went on to prepare the numbers and Superman/Batman images for the Balloon Burst. The numbers 1-3 are for the toys, while the images are for the 14 consolation prizes. I also curled the ribbons for the Balloon Burst. After that, I went to sleep na coz hindi na kaya ng superpowers ko... :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

DIY Piñata - check?

This is the most difficult of all the DIYs I've made so far. I was in tears trying to make this and I swore to myself I'll buy na lang next time or skip the entire piñata thing. Madaming concerns with the piñata. At the very start pa lang, Keith didn't want me to make a piñata coz we attended a birthday party before and the piñata didn't open and when the father pulled it, the entire pinata fell to the floor, Hassle. They hung it back up and the father just handpicked the candies inside the piñata. My dear Keith doesn't want any of that in our party. But I insisted, and said I can make it work. After all, I am Supermom. Mwahaha!

I decided to make a pull-string piñata and found a step-by-step tutorial on the Internet. I used an old cardboard box, cut and glued it together using a glue-gun until I got my preferred size. I had Superman and Batman image printed on tarp material, and added it on the cardboard using double-sided tape. I cut and trimmed blue crepe paper and added it using scotch tape (most tiring thing in the world). I also taped ribbons with toys, after all this is a pull-string piñata. Just as I was about to finish, I realized it didn't say how the pinata will hang from the ceiling. What do I do now?! Waaah! Ok remember - Grace under pressure. I put all the confetti and chocolates inside. Glued the top, while putting two nylon strings in place. This will hold the piñata from the ceiling. Tada, Im done! I practiced holding it up, but I'm not confident the strings are securely placed and I fear that the top will open anytime. At this point, I wanted to scream and pull all my hair out. It's already 11pm and everybody's asleep. I started to regret not buying that P150 Superman piñata I saw in Divisoria. Oh because I know it will not open!

So later when I come home, I will fix my piñata. I will make it work. I don't want it to be a disaster, waaaahhh!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Programme - check

i. WELCOMING OF GUESTS/INTRODUCTION OF CLOWN HOST & CLOWN ASSISTANT Note: Kids will be seating with parents. No kiddie chairs/tables will be provided. Guests will register as they come in and Kids will have coloring activity.

ii. Kiddie Game: MIME ACT – 5 winners

iii. Acknowledge presence of the Ninongs/Ninangs.

iv. Adult/Kiddie Game: LONGEST GREETING (Parent & Child Tandem) – 2 winners

v. Kiddie Game: PASS THE KRYPTONITE (A Kryptonite is a green mineral that removes Superman’s powers. For this game, we will use a calamansi as the “Kryptonite”. The kids will form two lines. The first kid will pass the “Kryptonite” onto the next kid using a plastic spoon. The last person will pass it back until it returns to the first kid. Then the team will say “Happy Birthday Vito and Carlos!” – 5 winners. Remember to play music so it will be more fun! :)

vi. PRAYER BEFORE MEALTIME (To be lead by ____________________)

vii. FOOD DISTRIBUTION

viii. 15-minute INTERVAL

ix. KIDDIE MAGIC

x. BALLOON TWISTING

xi. CANDLE BLOWING & PICTURE TAKING W/ KIDS

xii. Adult Game: CHAMPION WAITER – 5 winners (get parents/oldies as participants). Remember to play music so it will be more fun! :)

xiii. Kiddie Game: BATMAN SAYS - This is a modified “Simon Says” game. The host asks the children to copy his actions by saying "Batman Says do this" followed by the action (scratch your nose, stand on one leg, wave your right hand, etc). If the words "Batman Says" are not used, children are not supposed to perform the action. Anyone who does is out.) – 1 winner

xiv. PIñATA and BALLOON BURST

xv. DISTRIBUTION OF LOOTBAGS

xvi. CLOSING REMARKS / PARENTS SAY THANK YOU TO GUESTS

xvii. MORE PICTURE TAKING

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Clown Host and Clown Assistant - check

I already booked our host for the party. Found them at Dad's in Megamall when Keith and I attended a party there last year. Their P3,000 package includes the ff - one clown host, one clown assistant, hosting, cd music, kiddie magic, balloon twisting, games and 30 game prizes.

I have collaborated with Bong, the lead clown, in doing the programme to fit our Superman & Batman theme. I also gave him a cd of "Low", my sons' favorite song right now. Bad trip lang kase I heard a Bisaya version of it the other day! Hahaha!

Rating will be of course after the party. Hope it turns out great! :)

Tonio's Clowns of Dad's Megamall
Mr. Antonio Camposano
09266245558
email: centuncenticlown@yahoo.com

Friday, June 20, 2008

DIY Guestbook - check

I've finished the guestbook for the twins' party. Thank God, hehe.

















I just used plain old Microsoft Word, coz I have no time to study scrapbookin sites - although that would be really cute! Anyway, I copy-pasted their colored pics and included a write-up for each month, all taken from this blog, Yesss. :)

It contained about 44+ pictures, a total of 14 sheets. I had it printed at Netopia Megamall branch for P30 per sheet (others charge P50 per sheet). They printed it on photopaper, which was a good thing because the pictures came out glossy and nice.

















Using a paper cutter, I trimmed the photopaper to fit a short bond paper size. I also inserted parchment paper in between the sheets to form as a shield or protector or what I would like to call just plain kikayness. Then I added a few blue cardboard at the end of the guestbook for all the guests' messages and birthday wishes. I also covered the front page with the same blue cardboard.

Then, I had it ringbinded and covered with acetate at Jinco's, beside OSMA. The charge was P16 (others charge P50+). I spent only P436 for this project. :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cake and cupcakes - check

I had a difficult time deciding on whether to just get big superman/batman cakes or do two cupcake towers filled with cupcakes. Costwise, both are the same, but in terms of work, the towers demand the most labor. Since Im a busy mommie, what did I choose? Of course the cupcake towers. Hahaha! To the max talaga ang pag-DIY ko..

My dilemma was finding a tutorial for the cupcake stands. I found one in the Internet, but couldnt find the right materials. So I ended up using old cardboards (clean, never-been-used cardboards) and bought blue cartolina and satin Ribbons from NBS. Every night I would sit and do it. I think it took me an entire week to finally finish it, leaving a dark kalyo on my middle finger - matigas ang cardboard and I had to make two kse kambal ang anak ko noh! Haha!

Finally, booked the cake and cupcakes from Shoppersville. I got two pieces of 7" round mocha - one with Superman logo and one with Batman logo. I also ordered 80 pcs chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow icing and candy sprinkles (20 pcs dots, 20 pcs stars, 20 pcs straight and 20 pcs choco chips). The taste is homemade, not the Sonja's type. For our kiddie party, it's perfect :) It costs P1,560.

The cupcake topper is another story. I had the Superman/Batman logos printed on photopaper at Netopia, P60 for two sheets with 30 logos in all. I intend to put them on the cupcakes outside the towers because I think it will not fit inside the tower. I'll decide on this on the day of the party.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

WITH YOU - CHRIS BROWN

I need you boo
I gotta see you boo
And there's hearts all over the world tonight
Said there's hearts all over the world tonight

Hey lil mama, ooh you're a stunner
Hot little figure, yes you a winner, and
I'm so glad to be yours
You're a class of your own and
Ooh little cutie, when you talk to me
I swear the whole world stops
You're my sweetheart and
I'm so glad that you're mine
You are one of a kind, and
You mean to me what I mean to you
And together baby there is nothing we won't do

'Cause if I got you
I don't need money
I don't need cars
Girl you're my heart

And oh, I'm into you and
Girl no one else would do
With every kiss and every hug
You make me fall in love
And now I know I can't be the only one
I bet there's hearts all over the world tonight
With the love of their life who feel
What I feel when I'm with you, with you, with you, with you, with you... girl
With you, with you, with you, with you, with you... Oh girl

I don't want nobody else
Without you there's noone left, and
You're like Jordans on Saturday
I gotta have you and I cannot wait now
Hey lil shorty, say you care for me
You know I care for you
You know that I will be true
You know that I won't lie
You know that I will try
Be your everything

'Cause if I got you
I don't need money
I don't need cars
Girl you're my heart

Oh, I'm into you and
Girl no one else would do
With every kiss and every hug
You make me fall in love
And now I know I can't be the only one
I bet there's hearts all over the world tonight
With the love of their life who feel
What I feel when I'm with you, with you, with you, with you, with you... ohhh
With you, with you, with you, with you, with you... Yeah

And I will never try
To deny that you are my whole life
'Cause if you ever let me go
I would die so I won't run
I don't need another woman
I just need you or nothing
'Cause if I got that
Then I'll be straight
Baby, you're the best part of my day

I need you boo
I gotta see you boo
And there's hearts all over the world tonight
Said there's hearts all over the world tonight
They need their boo
They gotta see their boo
Said there's hearts all over the world tonight
Hearts all over the world tonight

And oh, I'm into you and
Girl no one else would do
With every kiss and every hug
You make me fall in love
And now I know I can't be the only one
I bet there's hearts all over the world tonight
With the love of their life who feel
What I feel when I'm with you, with you, with you, with you, with you... ohhh(girl)
With you, with you, with you, with you, with you... ohhh
With you, with you, with you, with you, with you...
With you, with you, with you, with you, with you...
Baby yeah

Dinner at Burgoo

Our favorite dinner resto in Galleria (Dulcinea) is under construction, so we had dinner at Burgoo. I enjoy the food here and the ambiance is always perfect, service is excellent plus I can doodle with the crayons on the table, hehe. It will not be long until we introduce this place to the twins, ahahay! :P

















Wow I really look fat in this picture!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

What Makes a Dad

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so,

He called it ... Dad

~~Author Unknown.~~

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dyin doin DIY

I do the party preps after dinner, when the twins are asleep. I allot an hour each night for the DIY stuff. Hindi ako matapos tapos! After cutting out a hundred little pictures I've printed for the invitations and table centerpieces, and after pasting these hundred little pictures on the envelope or cardboard, what do I do next? I cut some more! :)

I do not know why I always subject myself to the most difficult tasks. Everytime I sit to DIY the party stuff, I always choose to add little details and end up cutting and cutting some more. Why cant I just think of simple designs, it will make my life easier.. haha!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Japanese Name

Got this from Vangie . Thanks sis! Had fun doin' this :)















This also explains why Japanese have a short name. For the instructions, add your name on the list and simply spell out your name using the given Japanese letter- translations below. Tag six of your friends and inform them of the tag. Have fun! :)

TRANSLATION:
A - ka -----G - ji -----M - rin -----S - ari----- Y - fu ------ B - tu -----H - ri ------N - to ------T - chi -----Z - zi ----- C - mi----- I - ki -----O - mo -----U - do ------D - te----- J - zu -----P - no ------V - ru -----E - ku-----K - me ----Q - ke ------W - mei ------F - lu-----L - ta ------R - shi ------X - na

1. Oswald - moarimeikatate (sounds like american and states har....har...har...)
2. Junelle - zudotokutataku (Thank God I’m a Filipino! sounds like sadako. nyay! hehehe)
3. JACQUELINE - zukamikedokutakitoku (Ayay!! Unsaman ni perti mang taasa..wa ko kasabot nyahahaha)
4. LIRA LUZ - takishika taduzi ( sounds like a title of an anime show) it's cute!
5. NOVA JOY - tomoruka zumofu [nakakaluka, ano bang sounds ito? parang ang bantot naman..
6. Rosemarie - shimoarikorinkashikiku ( Yay, parank bastos yata and sounds ng name ko..) 7. Jonalyn - zumotokatafuto (my name read to me it means like eating too much puto busa sumo, hahahaha ako pa basta puto wa tawon koy balibad unsa naa ba dha inyo?)
8. Mari-Dee - rinkashikitekuku ( sounds like cashew,kiti2 at kuku..ang sarap sa cashew pagdating sa kiti2 at kuku and pangit.)
9. Rowena - Shimomeikutoka (ano daw may kuto ako, LOL! ano ba yun)
10.Evangelene - kurukatojikutakutoku (katakotakot na letter K naman itong name ko...vangie na nga lang!...nyahaha! :p)
11. Jovie - zumorukiku (not bad, hehe!)

Let me fee you Japanese name: Sheryll, Divine, Con and Jacque :)

Thursday, June 05, 2008

1st birthday invitation

Yehey! Finally, the layout for our birthday invite is finished! :D















Super thanks to my very artistic brother, Bogs, for doing the painstaking task of editing the pics. The best part of it all, the layout charge is free! Hehehe.. Hooray for Ninong Bogs! :) Kisses to you, Mmuuaah! :)

I had this printed at Columbia Photo - Mega A (#6334990. Look for Gemma). They offer the cheapest digital printing - only P5 for a 4R size picture. You'll also get the prints after 30 minutes. For a busy mommie like me, that's a plus. I requested 40 copies, and paid P200. Then, I bought size 6 white envelope in National Bookstore. It costs P9.75 for a pack of 10 envelopes. My total expense for the 40 birthday invitations is P238. Not bad! :)

I am sooo happy to cross this one out from my To-do list! :D