Sunday, January 31, 2010

Feast of Sto Niño

Keith and I went to San Beda to attend the annual Pista ni Sto Niño. I didnt know what to expect, but I was happy to meet with my friends who promised to join the procession. Mendiola was closed, so we parked the car malapit sa Kambigan, and walked our way through the street that housed 5th street, 4th street, 3rd street - you know the rest. We met Peen and RJ at Mcdonald's. I just had lunch at home but I couldnt stop myself from eating those hot, crispy, golden french fries!

We heard the church bells of Our Lady of Montserrat. The procession has started. Weather was perfect - no sun, no rain. I watched in amazement as I saw girls in white and blue uniform (definitely not San Beda) wearing shoes with 2-in heels, anuvaaah! Kids were strutting their stuff. One would think you were in a fashion show and not in a procession. We waited for our queue coz alumni had to walk after the students. While waiting, I saw several people holding this odd-looking red stick. I was inggit so I told Keith I wanted one too and asked him how much. He said sandali lang, and after a few seconds he came back with a red stick in his hand, awww :)

We positioned ourselves right behind Sto. Nino. While walking, Keith said, tinataas ata yan - referring to my red stick. I looked at the people and yes, nka-taas nga. I said, huh? baka magkakulani ako dito?! Bwahaha. And so we walked, praying the rosary as we passed by the church of St. Jude, Malacañang, TIP, Teacher's College and back to San Beda.

Sto Niño.

Rj, Popeen and Moi (holding my flower stick).

Before leaving San Beda, we passed by The Abbey, otherwise known as Our Lady of Montserrat, constructed in 1926, it's really a sight to behold. We wanted to get married here, but during that time it was bawal, thanks to manila archbishop cardinal Rosales.

Keith and I had dinner at Gerry's in Tomas Morato. We met Dong there and made chikka until 10:30PM. Masaya the bonding moment... Until next time! :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2010 Year of the Tiger: Chinese Zodiac Horoscope Forecast of Your Life, Love and Fortune

The Rooster – Keith (1981)

The Rooster is always popular, extravagant and creative.. They can be brutally honest and generally like being showered with attention. They are wonderfully loyal friends and also give advice freely – whether they are asked for it or not! Family means the world to the Rooster and they are fiercely loyal to those they care about.

Forecast for 2010
The Year of the Tiger will have mixed fortunes for the Rooster, but by staying calm, observant and flexible, the Rooster will glide through 2010 coming out much wiser, stronger and with great success behind him. He will be in much demand for his sage advice and experience and, at work, this will come to the notice of his employer. Many will also decide to go back to college this year or completely change the direction of their career. Travel features quite strongly with the Rooster seeking out adventure, fun and new places to visit. A word of caution: all Roosters must ensure that they don’t overdo things – exhaustion and a depleted immune system will result if proper rest isn’t taken. Home life will bring many joys and will be seen as a cosy sanctuary throughout the year. The Spring months and November and December will be excellent for intimate romantic encounters.. March and July to October will be the optimum time for making career decisions or to change jobs.

Interesting Rooster Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Citrine
Special Flower: Aster
Best Hours: 5-7 pm
Season: Autumn
Horoscope Colors: Orange, Green

The Horse – Jovie (1978)

Fun, charming and attractive sums up the Horse’s traits perfectly. They love parties and crowds and being the centre of attention. They can also be egotistical, hotheaded and impatient. The Horse is a considerate and protective friend and partner and when in his company, there will always be excitement around the next corner.

Forecast for 2010
The Year of the Tiger will be an exciting and lively year for the Horse. On the home and family front, there may be some changes with family members moving in, moving out or relocating to another location altogether. On the social front, the Horse will be in much demand with invitations to parties and gatherings increasing as the year moves on. Health wise, with such a busy year and added pressures, the Horse must ensure that he looks after his diet and gets adequate rest. Otherwise, irritability and heated arguments could arise unnecessarily. Those born under this sign will do exceptionally well career-wise this year. However, they must follow up leads and career openings with vigor in order to take advantage of the fast paced energy of the Tiger year. A word of caution for the Horse – they need to keep a careful eye on their finances as overspending could happen very easily. August through September will bring fantastic opportunities for those looking for love. March through May will be lucky for changing jobs or careers while November and December will bring fun and lively social gatherings.

Interesting Horse Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Golden Topaz
Special Flower: Rose
Best Hours: 11am-1pm
Season: Summer
Horoscope Colors: Orange, White, Yellow

The Pig – Vito & Carlos (2007)

The Pig is an innocent, sweet and lovable personality. They can also be quite melancholy and over-sensitive. The Pig loves the company of others, and adores parties, gossip and chit chat. They are highly intelligent, but prefer to keep this side of their nature under wraps. The Pig does not care that much for money, but is one of the zodiac signs that is very lucky.

Forecast for 2010
The Pig loves activity and challenges and the Year of the Tiger will certainly provide this. There may be additional financial pressure on the Pig this year, but with prudent spending and consideration, this need not be a problem. The Pig is an open, friendly soul and very trusting, but this year he must be wary. It’s possible that gossip may prove too tempting or that he may listen to false advice, causing upset and trouble. Be guarded and careful this year! The Pig must ensure that he follows up all correspondence or financial dealings – to delay or overlook details will prove costly. Short, fun, unplanned trips will feature throughout the year and will be excellent for off-setting any stresses and pressure the Year of the Tiger may bring. Interest in spirituality and self-development will be to the fore and any opportunity to study and explore these should be taken. November to January will provide excellent opportunites for changing career direction or to find a new job. August to December will prove particularly social, with many fun occasions and opportunities to make new friends.

Interesting Pig Facts
Zodiac Stone: Ruby
Special Flower: Chrysanthemum
Best Hours: 9-11 pm
Season: Autumn
Horoscope Colors: Purple, Red, White

Taken from this.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

4th Wedding Anniv

Has it really been 4 years?? Hehehe..

Today, Keith and I celebrated our 4th anniversary. We went to Christ The King in Greenmeadows. It was jam-packed because of Sunday mass. I can still remember that 4 years ago, we were here to say "I do". Cheezee, haha. Anyway, this church will always give me happy memories. :)

After that, we went to Merkato Cuisine in QC to have dinner. We were hungry! I ordered vietnamese spring rolls, and grilled prawns pasta. He had a salad and fillet mignon. We ordered a bottle of red wine. Masarap the food and wine. Tapos, I had hazelnut icecream for dessert. The staff was very accomodating, and I love it here coz we were pampered, the best! :)

Hope we can have like this once a week, haha! :)

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sunday, family day

We heard Sunday mass in Antipolo Church, otherwise known as the Natinal Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. We like to hear mass here because the twins can run and play inside the gated grounds of the church. They have good speakers and TV so that people outside can hear/see the mass.

After mass, we go to The Old Spaghetti House, also in Antipolo. They have mini-playground and the twins love to play here. This is our bonding time as a family :)

Family pic, from left to right: Vito, Keith, Carlos and Moi.

With Yaya Joan and Yaya Cathy.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Loyola for Tito Chito Uy

Tito Chito died of heart and kidney complications on New Year's Day. He was 61.

Kabuki went to visit him at Loyola Guadalupe, chapel C. We brought snacks and exchanged stories. Ires tried her best to smile, but we all know how deeply saddened she is. She is one strong woman.

Note: before taking this pic, we said, ok no smiles ha!

Following the pamahiin, we cannot go straight home after coming from a wake, so we went to Bugsy's muna in Julia Vargas. We bought some drinks there and ordered pizza from Brooklyn. It was one of the best Kabuki bonding moments! We shared stories that went as far back as college, our crazy professors, and the unforgettable lunch restos we used to frequent. We also planned future gimiks like the pruseshon in Jan and Bora in Sept.

Dong, wish ko lang matuloy, hahaha!

My twins I love

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, January 01, 2010

Welcome 2010! :)

May every day of the

new year glows with

good cheer & happiness

for you & your family

Happy New Year!!! :)