thank you, 2012! part 2

and so we continue on a trip down our 2012 memories. πŸ™‚


we are still with kindermusik, loving all the toys teacher jeannie brings out! πŸ™‚

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first time to visit resorts world. we had dinner at the chinese resto, tao yuan.

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we bade farewell and good luck to jmc, as he leaves manila and takes a new assignment in vienna.

he loved the mini-me token we gave him. πŸ™‚


lookie here! our favorite ex-boss never fails to see us whenever he’s in town. πŸ™‚


we celebrated miss k’s 11th month birthday at max’s, liberty center along shaw boulevard. πŸ™‚

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a few days before her 1st birthday, we went to medical city and took the plunge – got kirsten’s ears pierced! πŸ™‚ it was without a fight though, but she’s a good sport! πŸ™‚


one of myΒ kaartehansΒ – we had a pre-birthday photoshoot at the aquino parks and wildlife in quezon city. loved all the details! πŸ™‚

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ang tipid ngumiti ng bata! she burst into fits of laughter AFTER the shoot. πŸ˜›


we closed the month with a birthday dinner for ate j at the thai kitchen, eastwood mall. πŸ™‚


AUGUST (our birthday month!)

my birthday! πŸ™‚ i don’t really celebrate my birthday big time, though k has surprised me with a party a few years back. this time, we had my birthday lunch at the eastwood cafe, eastwood mall and k took me shopping yay! πŸ™‚

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dinner was spent at classic cuisine, shangrila mall with my lovely in laws. and yes, we ALWAYS have coffee before going home (pampagising dahil malakas kaming kumain hehe). and yes, you can tell that kirsten loves the ipad!

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my 2 bosses surprised me at work by deconstructing a balloon basket and taping them all over my workstation. and they wrote me a lovely card, too! obrigada! danke! πŸ™‚Β DSCN2216Β DSCN2256
k sent over food so i can also celebrate with my office team. yes, he is so very thoughtful that way. πŸ™‚ and, i just have to add, that when the delivery guy called me and asked me to come down and meet him, he wouldn’t give me any details! surprise daw kasi! muntik pa ako makipag-awayΒ e kasi naman sabi ko sa kanya, wala naman ho akong inorder noh! πŸ™‚


oh yes, i got the phantom of the opera tickets for the sep show waaayy ahead! mahirap nang maubusan! πŸ™‚


i also took miss k to another mcdonald’s party, this time along marcos highway. it was kuya b’s party. we met her pretty ninangs here and godsiblings. πŸ˜‰ and yes, wala po syang takot sa mascots. i think it’s the other way around – look at the way she’s poking ronald mcdonald. πŸ˜›

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we took another adventure, this time up north – ilocos norte! πŸ™‚

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and before we know it, our little princess turned 1! time zooms past too quickly! we celebrated it with lunch at mongkok, shangrila mall with lolo b and auntie m who already arrived to celebrate her big birthday with us. πŸ™‚

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we had big birthday party that saturday, 18 aug, at one cafe and events place in ortigas. we had the grandest time! a big thank you to our loved ones who came and celebrated with us! πŸ™‚

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the not-so-little one in a sea of gifts. thank you for the love! πŸ™‚


ninong r and tita j also attended miss k’s party, and we had dinner with friends before they went back to iloilo. πŸ™‚


then alec turned 1 with a fun, fun cars-themed party!

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look who went loca over the photobooth! ROTFL! πŸ™‚

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daddy k took her on her first carousel ride,


and we had her first hair cut too! see the change before and after? πŸ˜€ what a month! πŸ™‚

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we like the check out counter a lot!


and LOL – laughing out loud! πŸ˜›

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we checked out oakwood premier’s breakfast brunch, where miss k had her fill of soft rolls and cheese…

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boss b hosted a raclette dinner for the team at his pad…

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and finally, the phantom of the opera! best.musical.ever! the chicas and i had an amazing night! πŸ™‚

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our september closed with mommy celebrating her birthday at mr. kurosawa, eastwood mall and then some java at starbucks. πŸ™‚

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i took kirsten to my office’s annual show of talents. i think she enjoyed the japanaese group’s presentation best ( and so did i)! πŸ™‚

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and met up with ex-IED moms with their kiddos at gymboree trinoma.


kirsten prefers to handle her own food (albeit messy), and i let her, but for quite a short time only (unless i want the food all over the floor heehee).


did i mention that we like to LOL?? kita na tonsils o! πŸ˜›

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we have enrolled her at gymboree shangrila for L3 play and learn (we have finished with kindermusik) and use the gym play coupons at robinson’s magnolia.

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this is gymboree, shangrila mall. she likes having us shoot the balls through the hoops. πŸ™‚

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my dearest friend g celebrated her fab 40 with us at borough, podium. πŸ™‚


and it’s always fun to bring miss k to work! i think this was after a vaccination at the office clinic one fine saturday. πŸ™‚

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attended another babywearing event where i met my college friend louie, her hubby jordan and cute baby gavin.

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our outfit for the trick or treat events – tulip fairy! πŸ™‚ we also got a strawberry costume but it was a tad too tiny. πŸ˜€

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more gymboree time at shangrila mall.

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pumpkin patch party at gymboree, trinoma. they had a little parade around the kids’ zone first before going back and having a class and merienda after. that’s kuch in the ladybug costume. πŸ™‚

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the edsa shangri-la hotel’s enchanted kingdom halloween event was Β a blast! lots of activities, great food, a fun program and host, and lots of freebies! we are sure to go again next year!

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we tried the magnolia flavore house and found it a bit expensive. and the portions were tiny!

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cutie patootie. πŸ˜€

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we like speed..


and we are growing up way too fast! 😦


daddy k wasΒ ninong to baby e (sambokojin, edsa),


and coco turned 1 at xavierville clubhouse in quezon city!

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daddy k turned 30++ at the linden suites with friends and family.

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check out the mickey mouse tree at megamall! HK disneyland also had a series of shows here (see you in 2013 wink wink!).

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we finally applied for miss k’s passport (dfa’s application process was a breeze!)

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gymboree classes are a lot of fun!

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we also enjoyed the fluffy animals at rockwell. kirsten took charge in selecting our christmas cards this year!

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we met santa there, too (she can’t take her eyes off him heehee)! πŸ™‚


gymboree time again. she gets more and more hyper each and every time haha!

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and cha dao’s assam milk tea is my (old) favorite! no, this is just for photo ops, she doesn’t drink tea. πŸ˜€



we caught spongebob’s krabby patty show while in robinson’s place manila for a dinner with my cousins! miss k was probably wondering who he was (she doesn’t watch spongebobΒ kasi).DSCN6236

it was nice to catch up with my lim cousins at yakimix. food was just so-so though, we like yakimix podium better.


a reunion in hillsborough alabang with k’s side of the family.


the first party of the month with the cooperative at the pdr.


our departmental party at edr, with a pink theme. πŸ˜€ we did a dance presentation to the tune of moves like jagger, jai ho, and, what else, opa gangnam style! πŸ˜›


a christmas party at tita m’s house, where we had champagne and miss k got her supermarket trolley cart! she was ecstatic! πŸ™‚

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my OB (married to kirsten’s pedia) celebrated her birthday with a children’s disney theme party at ace suites. kirsten played with this cart all the time!

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our team’s christmas lunch at the old swiss inn in makati city.


my kumaresΒ and i enjoyed a hearty dinner at yabu, robinson’s magnolia before moving to conti’s for dessert and coffee, where k followed.

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3 years and counting! happy anniversary, baber! they surprised me at work! πŸ™‚


ex-boss couldn’t meet us this time so we met his ever gracious wife, a for lunch at mannang in megamall. she brought us cheese, sausage and prosciutto!


we joined k’s office party at bierra, seafood marketplace in metrowalk.


yep, she still likes riding them shopping carts!


our second carousel ride! she stayed on the horse for just a few seconds though, and asked me to carry her for the duration of the ride. πŸ™‚


managed to squeeze in an impromptu dinner at pepper lunch megamall with titas j and a!


as well as a lunch and kiddie gift exchange with the expression room mommies (aka breatsfeeding mums, i breastfed for 10 months!).


the chicas can’t end the year without getting together! this was dinner at brasas, podium. we had coffee at starbucks after and paired it with slice’s caramel cupcakes. yum-o! πŸ™‚


k’s office lunch at ace coffee lounge, ace suites.


we had christmas dinner (24 dec) at the in laws where we exchanged gifts, and went back to teh exchange regency hotel where we enjoyed the peace and quiet, and the heated pool! πŸ™‚

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christmas day! we had breakfast at benassi, lunch at yakimix podium and dinner again with the in laws.

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lolo b and auntie m arrived for new year so we took them around the metro.

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and before we know it, it’s 2013! happy new year! πŸ™‚

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all the best to you and your loved ones! cheers to 2013! πŸ™‚


4 thoughts on “thank you, 2012! part 2

  1. Hi! I loved browsing through your family photos. I am planning my son’s birthday and I don’t want balloons on the event (I’m going for an eco-friendly party), I’m wondering who decorated your daughter’s 1st birthday party with the pompoms and the big K with round folded paper? Thank you.

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