Archive for December, 2010

Odds & Ends

Sorry for the lack of updates. After almost four days in Subic and another two days in Manila, I finally get to spend New Year’s in Naga, hurrah!

Now, I am supposed to be heading off to attend our high school batch reunion, but the magical text that I have deemed as my go signal hasn’t arrived yet, so I figured I might as well churn out a blog entry. Although I warn you, it’s a very random one.

 

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I went on a sorta huge shopping spree yesterday along with the rest of my family at Megamall. I got tons of new stuff! You’ll be seeing them bit by bit when I post during the next weeks/months. We also ate at Dulcinea for lunch. I love cream puffs!

 

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Check out my newly bejeweled phone! Thank you to my sister Zoe for giving me the stickers! I would like to think that it looks way better with them.

 

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Zoe also got a deck of Studio Ghibli themed playing cards as a gift from Tita Ruthsie!

 

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I dare anyone to find a card design cuter than this. I am very doubtful that there is.

 

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We also received a bunch of Lip Smacker flavors! I got the Dr. Pepper one. Thank you!

 

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Zoe has been quite busy this afternoon turning these erasers she got at Powerbooks into necklace pendants. I had bought quite a few erasers myself the past month and had turned a couple into rings.

 

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I got a bit envious while she was making them but she was nice enough to give me this popsicle shaped one to keep for myself. I AM SUCH A BEGGAR.

 

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Zoe and Claire (surely you guys know who is who).

 

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So I’m just about done with today’s entry and I have still yet to receive a text. GUYS, WHERE ARE YOU?

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I’m Still Here

 

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During our third and last day in Subic, we had our family photos taken! It’s been a while since titos and titas on my mother’s side have all been together, so this is really something that needed to be documented.

 

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My lola with all her apos. All day, people were joking how I seemed to be having an age identity crisis, because not only is Zoe taller than me, I seemed to be dressed more childishly than the rest of them.

 

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I also have countless frowning photos. Bah humbug.

 

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I cheered up quite considerable during the jump shots part though. Hence , ME covering anyone else in the rear portion of the photo. Sorry for that. XD

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It’s also my Tita Lele’s birthday today, so we bought her a cake with special Christmas candles for her to take a crack at wishing on. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

 

*photos are from Tita Lele as well! Post processed by me :)

The Proper Holiday Greeting

Sorry for the Scrooge-like post last night. I was tired.

 

Eat, drink, and be merry my dear friends! This is one day that we shouldn’t let anything get us down. I hope everyone has a great time today! :)

Murphy’s Christmas

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. “

We’re in Subic right now to celebrate Christmas, but so far things have been feeling anything but festive. I’m too tired and a little irritable already to elaborate, but let’s just say that Murphy’s law has been acting full force on us.

I hope everyone else is having a more Christmasy mood, and a better time, than I am.

MERRY CHRISTMAS GUYS.

Gimme More

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I know it’s not even Christmas day yet, but I just couldn’t wait to share with you some of the awesome gifts that I got from my friends.

 

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Here’s the Secret Santa gift I was telling you about from my Christmas dinner post! I am so stoked to have more nail polish colors! Thank you so much Mike!

 

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I love Etude House. The whole store is just so overly girly (their entire stall in SM North is in pink!) and I can spend hours just perusing their stacks cosmetics. I had previously bought two other bottles from them not too long ago, so I’m really glad to have more of them.

 

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They couldn’t have come at a more opportune time really. I’m trying to kick my ghastly nail biting problem for good, and I need all the nail polish I can get to help me stop chomping down on the tiny nubs. But the excitement certainly does not end there.

 

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My other Secret Santa, Becca, got me this sparkly bow headband and a couple of rings, yay! Growing collection? YES PLEASE!

 

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Nene gave me legwarmers, huzzah! I’ve been wanting a pair in a more toned down color so that I can wear them more often without them being remembered too easily. THANK YOU!

 

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Camille and Nene had already gotten me awesome presents. But aside from that, they also gave me and Lando COUPLE GIFTS! It’s weird really, getting joint presents. But then again, who am I to turn down material items?

 

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They said they actually got us these because the chibi boy and girl look like us. I can’t help agreeing. SO CUUUUUTE. I have to thank Camille also for the cute undies she gave me. I couldn’t really take photos of them because they’re in the laundry bin at present.

 

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They also gave us this ninja pillow, in commemoration of Lando’s graduation photo. It was just so sweet of them. Lando and I are cooking up something extra special to give to them in return, stay tuned for that!

 

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Lando and I exchanged Christmas gifts on the day of the Lantern Parade as well, and what I got were just the best ever. I actually feel kind of lame that I only got him two bonnets. Oooh, what’s that shiny sweet thang?

 

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Hurray, I have a new Domo once again! It’s another one from the same series as my Birthday gift, and it’s gold! OOOOOH.

 

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DOMO FRIENDS <3

 

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But Lando’s gift didn’t really end there.

 

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He also had the cutest Thingy on earth made for me. Yes, that’s Thingys with a capital T. Thingys is an accessory line by Cessa, one of our friends in Arki. She and the rest of her team make the cutest possible necklaces, rings and earrings. Aside from welcoming custom made items, they have a wide range of stuff from Star Wars themed pendants (aptly named Style Wars), Bookworm pendants, and Aliens. Please head on over to Thingy’s site to check them out NOW! Everything’s just so adorable.

The pendant is supposed to be me, wearing a colorful schoolgirl uniform. It is so unbelievably me I CAN’T EVEN.

 

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I sort of ruined it though. Remember me sharing that I had a drink too many at the Arki Party? Well, I was wearing this around my neck and it fell when we got a bit wild during picture taking. Upon closer inspection, we saw that pieces of my skirt fell off, making the pendant look very mahalay, therefore unfit for everyday wear.

 

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This is the only photo I have of it in its mint condition. I’m still devastated over it of course. I’m hoping I can get it fixed after the Christmas break. :(

 

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In the end, there was a new important lesson learned that night. If one must drink, make sure to take off all accessories that might be in danger of getting smushed, broken, or disentangled and keep them in a safe place. I know I definitely will next time. I do not want to go through the guilt of seeing Lando’s crestfallen face when he saw that my Thingy got broken (okay that sounds really weird.)

 

LOTS OF THANK YOUS AGAIN FOR MY GIFTS, DEAR FRIENDS! Wait for your presents on January! <3

Last of Everything

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This is the last of the blogging backlog, hurrah!

I marched with the rest of the Arki people during the Lantern Parade last Friday. I couldn’t resist not wearing anything weird, so I bought this pair of humongous heart shaped glasses from the tiangge. They weren’t very sturdy, but they did the job. More than a few snap happy people took my photo with Lando (who was wearing his sulit-na-sulit Willy Wonka goggles).

 

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I managed to catch a few of the other lanterns like CS and FA, but was unable to take any good photos, boo.

 

Then the huge embarrassment that was me getting a bit drunk during the Arki Party ensued. The following photos have been sanitized so that I can still have some of my dignity left even if you finish reading this post.

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I’m certainly not drinking again anytime soon.

 

Writing this post has made me feel a tad bit sentimental though. I just realized that this was the last Lantern Parade and Arki Party I’ll be having as a student.

Okay BRB, will be crying in a corner now. :((

 

* Thanks to Lloyd Fontilla, Jam Macabeo and Fae Caguingin for some of the photos!

A Lot Like Christmas

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Just a few photos from the A2 and Friends Christmas dinner last week at Cyma in Eastwood City mall. Sorry for the crappy photo quality, I just grabbed these off Facebook.

  • I got to wear this overwhelmingly cute christmasy dress that I thrifted a few weeks back. Ihe print is amazing, and I just love how festive I got to make it look when I paired it with red nylon thigh highs and a string of pearls. Cachi said I looked like a who from the Grinch movie.
  • Cyma food is delicious! We ordered this lamb and rice pasta plate that was just to die for. Just thinking about it is making me feel hungry again.
  • I got new nail polish colors from Mike, my Secret Santa. Thank you! I shall post photos of it soon along the rest of my Christmas haul so far.
  • Happy birthday to the December babies: Grace, Lando, Diana, Rome, Arianne and Debbie!

Thank you again to A2 and Friends for inviting me along! Iruth be told, I more than often find myself a bit embarrassed and shy being included in these things, as I haven’t really hung out with you guys for too long. Packaged deal ba kami ni lando kaya ganun? Hahaha. But seriously, thank you for making me feel welcome. :)

Gosh, it’s just 5 days before Christmas! how fast the time flies!

* Photos from Lloyd Fontilla, Jam Macabeo, and Fae Caguingin

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Allie has seen many a dust bunny in her lifetime, most of them in her dorm room. She is often mistaken as a 13-year old, further intensified by her weird fashion choices that mostly involve cutesy patootsie rings, colorful knee high socks, and ribbons and bows in her hair. She dreams of waking up one day and finding herself as a character in Star Wars. Preferably a jedi. With a purple lightsaber.

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