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back again

So I’m back (from out of space? no, not really haha!)!

OK, so yes I am back! And I hope for good!

My last post was written in January 2015, and a lot has happened in between! Hopefully I will be able to write as much as I can from hereon (crossing fingers).

For now, let me share with you a photo of my current life – My 3Ks.  heart-2heart-2heart-2

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I’ve never been busier since I became a mom to 2 kids! Minsan toxic, minsan nakakaloka, but everything I do for them is always worth it! I’ve never more been in love! yes!

Aside from my family, I am also busy with work. I’m in the office 8-5. I love my work too, and I think it loves me back wink wink!

I like to write and share my experiences, hence this nth attempt to blog. I also would like to document milestones through writing. I also like getting into different activities for moms (which I will be sharing here) and other stuff for my own self-education (like learning how to manage your own finances, put on make up and the like).

So yes, I am happy to be back. woo!!!

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after a year-long blogging hiatus, rocoi is (so) back!

we hope you had a great 2014! Frogkissw1a

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our family had a good one, and will write about our year’s highlights soon. woo!!!

thanks for checking in on my blog even though i have been MIA for loooooong time. i kinda got busy (excuses, excuses!), but i am back and that’s more important, right??

first up: kirstenbakes! yes!

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launched in july 2013, i started accepting cake, cupcake and cake pops orders from strangers (turned friends!). yep, into the baking world i leapt! and until now i couldn’t believe how much i had to bake last year heehee with ads in olx and facebook, i had constant inquiries and even had to turn some down as i am a working girl and can’t survive on less than 5 hours of sleep! yes, i’ve had (a lot of) work-bake-bake-bake-bake-shower-work days!! but i’m not complaining, as a home baker i bake with l-o-v-e. and quality over quantity (i use real butter, real vanilla extract, real eggs, all the good stuff!). heart-2

i will be posting some of my works soon. for those who might be curious, i will start accepting baking orders from 12 jan as i am currently yaya-less. shy

again, welcome back to me! laughbounce

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out of hibernation

sorry. been too busy. or nagbusy-busyhan. hay naku!🙂

OK, since my last post, we have:

1. bid some colleagues goodbye (they’ve retired!) and see you later!

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2. dined at chocolate kiss! well, i hope it were on a happier note. we went to a good friend’s mom’s wake that night.

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3. tried project pie, and been there twice since.🙂

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4. won goodies from del monte through neva of manila mommy. weee!🙂

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5. have dined at uncle cheffy’s greenfield district a few times. we love the panizza (probably one of the reasons why i’ve gained a lot of weight heehee)!

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6. attended a halloween party at luxent hotel; kirsten came as a cute witch.🙂

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7. gone to fun ranch for the first time, and miss k had a blast!🙂

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8. dropped by rockwell mall (on our way to the mommy mundo bazaar) and enjoyed their Christmas decors

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9. had a short vacation in singapore where both daddy k and i weren’t in the best of health! but we enjoyed the visit just the same.🙂

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10. been to the emergency room of the medical city the day we arrived from singapore to find out why we were sick. i have to take 3 days sick leave the next week.

11. celebrated daddy k’s birthday! we had dinners with friends and family, but the most memorable was the party we had with a Gawad Kalinga community in Pasig City.🙂DSCN9908 DSCN0162 DSCN0052 DSCN0355 DSCN0356

12. (last but not the least) been visited by haiyan. yolanda. whatever. the super typhoon. caused so much pain and damage in leyte and samar, and capiz as well. badly damaged our house in roxas city.😦

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hope to be able to write more about each item in this list. thank you for reading til this part.🙂

 

 

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planning for daddy k’s birthday

This is my official entry to Bebengisms’ Wooden Kiddie Stools Giveaway!

our family loves celebrating anything and everything, so birthdays are a big deal to us (and stress to the planner – me! heeehee).🙂

this year, daddy k would like a more meaningful celebration and has asked me to find a partner organization who can help us organize a party with orphans/street kids.

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i initially contacted patricia bermudez-hizon and her everyday is your birthday foundation.

from their facebook page (it is not updated, last entry is dec 2012):

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The EVERYDAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY FOUNDATION helps people share their blessings with the less fortunate. We help develop programs and events for those who want to reach out to orphans, street kids, homes for the elderly, sick children, etc.

We have also been behind numerous relief operations around the country for many years and have gotten involved in sports programs for streetkids through the High Five Hope Foundation in several key cities. 

We really just want to do what we can to help. What about you? Come share your blessings!

we had an exchange of emails, and she eventually referred me to pastor rachel sanchez, directress at the jesus loves the little children foundation, inc. they have a school where they educate and sponsor preparatory to grade 6 students – riversprings school, and is licensed by the department of education.

a visit to the school is scheduled this weekend so we can see the actual venue of the party, assess the number of kids and expected guests, discuss the final schedule of the party, etc.

meanwhile, there are a lot of things still pending in our checklist!

VENUE – check!
DECORS – balloons? buntings? do we have a theme?? (will see how the venue looks like first)
MUSIC/SOUND SYSTEM – ??
TABLES AND CHAIRS – ??
FOOD AND DRINKS- jollibee?
ENTERTAINMENT – jollibee?🙂
HOST – daddy K? heehee
FOOD CARTS – check!
ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS – games
PRIZES – useful stuff (not just candy)
GIVEAWAYS/LOOT BAGS – books, notebooks, pens, toiletries (soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, face towel/small towel) and maybe i will bake cupcakes??
CAKE – yours truly🙂

did i forget anything else??🙂

meanwhile, i saw mommy denise of bebengisms post on the 4th year anniversary of wooden kiddie stools and a lot more where they are sharing their blessings and giving away, as top prize, 30 PIECES OF WOODEN BASKETS customized according to your party theme.

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isn’t that just great?? those wooden baskets would make great giveaways to the kids! here are some samples from their facebook page:

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so here i am, writing this post as my entry to that generous giveaway (crossing my fingers, hope we win)!!!

now, i need a theme. minions, anyone???🙂

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i can make our minion cake and cupcakes, and cake pops!

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yay! i’m super excited! hope this party will go well as planned.🙂

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foodie post: madeca

a few weeks ago, we finally got to try madeca, a fil-mex resto on the 5th floor (cinema level) of podium mall.

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their bestsellers were sisig-based: sisig nachos, sisig burritos. daddy k and i had a burrito each, plus a chili con carne burger.🙂 i like that they serve their ice teas in mason jars. and mojitos too! we were super full, as in!

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happy tummies!🙂

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and guess what, we were there last night too!🙂

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we had this banana fritter for dessert (i can make this at home heehee).

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and ordered the chicken chicharon too. talk about heart stopping! we will be back!😀

took photos of their menu:

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we stopped by toy living well (spell SALE! i bought christmas and halloween-themes cupcake liners) and toy kingdom where daddy k bought yet another pocoyo toy for the little one.🙂

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5th floor, the podium mall
adb avenue, ortigas center
pasig city

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ashh kwiiiimmm!

me: daddy k, please don’t give her ice cream

daddy k: OK.

scene 1: i was working late that night and they went ahead to eat out. i saw these in pictures na lang, naubos na nila yang ice cream na yan pagdating ko. DSCN3004v1 DSCN2999v1

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me: daddy!!!
daddy k: bakitttt??? 
me: wag mo pakainin lagi ng ice cream!
daddy k: mommy, maawa ka naman sa anak mo. di naman araw-araw yan e.

scene 2: dinner at amici megamall
daddy k: mommy, gusto nya ng ice cream.
miss k (heard the words ice cream): ashh kwiiiimmm please. mama ashh kwiiiimmm please. daddy daddy ashh kwiiiimmm please.
daddy k: halika anak, pili tayo ng ice cream.

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alam na kung sino ang bad cop!😀