Archive for ‘Le Famille’

April 23, 2012

Young Blood

I am finally back after a month’s hiatus! I apologize for being such an irresponsible, neglecting “blogger” I promise to try my best to make it up to you on this post.

So.. long story short, I was in Cebu for a month to attend some important stuff at the same time “vacationing” for summer. I am just going to summarize the highlighted events of my vacay and I will try to make separate posts of it. For now, I’m just gonna share a couple of photos.

The main reason why I went to Cebu is to process my transcript of records because I am going to transfer to another school to finish my nursing course. Yup! I am finally and fully decided. I need a diploma already to get on with life.

then…….. I was there to attend the hunger games’ premiere πŸ™‚ I was super excited, I’ve spammed my fb and twitter about it for two weeks. HAHA

While I was on the plane, I was surprised to find a magazine that featured THG! HAHA well it was mainly about Jennifer Lawrence and her role as Katniss Everdeen.. but whatever.. still THG related HAHA

the night on that day, we attended the last full show and wore our customized shirts πŸ™‚ On the right is my cousin, Bea and that Team Peeta shirt of hers glowed inside the cinema. She used that special glow in the dark glue for tees. Forgive us, that was the only fan mode day we had. HAHA

We occupied the whole “L” row and we were as usual the noisiest. The people behind us must have been very annoyed HAHAHA We got the best seats because we, well, my awesome cousin Kyle reserved it a month before. πŸ™‚

The next day, I met up with my lovie Essa and a couple of my CDU friends to watch Anne Curtis-Smith’s No Other Concert at Waterfront. I’m sorry I couldn’t give you teaser pics. My brilliant mind forgot to bring my cousin’s DSLR and my point-and-shoot camera has no memory card. Genius, I know. *facepalm* All I had was my cybershot phone and it was no hope. Β And that ticket photo isn’t mine either. HAHA grabbed it from Essa’s twitter.
The after party was spent in Alchology with my cousins (sorry!the photos are kind of private :D)

On April Fool’s Day, my cousin had visitors from MNL and we gladly took them for some kilid-kilid shots at Streetlow then to Mountain View.
(L-R: Hydra, LA. Shobe, and my cousin Kyle)

Those are the only “decent” pics I could find. Everything was either blurred (from playing German game and laughing too much) or too dark (because we couldn’t we figure out the SLR’s freaking flash and we’re having too much fun to experiment)

Then came the Holy Week. My cousins and I had anΒ impromptuΒ decision to go to the beach at 2 in the afternoon. HAHA It was so hot in the house and we were so bored and we just needed some sun, sand, and Β the ocean.

We even brought home a pet jelly fish! But it died without even a name 😦 huhu

Biyernes Santo is family day πŸ™‚ Visita Iglesia to seven churches and then lunch at Co Jordan.

We finished the 14 stations of the cross, had seafood for lunch, and the place was just so peaceful. it was a very holy day πŸ™‚

Friday the 13th salubong. Beer pong with the wolfpack πŸ™‚ Girls vs. Boys

Friday the 13th nightout with the Wolfpack.Β 

This was actually my last nighout beforee heading back to Mindanao πŸ™‚

Mid April, I attended my cousin and lovie’s graduation! yaaay! πŸ™‚ Well, I wasn’t actually on the graduation ceremony because it was 7 in the morning and I was still sleeping. Went to their pinning which was held in the afternoon (that’s justifying their gala uniforms haha in case you’re wondering why they aren’t wearing togas)

Β That’s the last important event in my summer.Β My remaining days in Cebu were spent on satisfying cravings, playing scrabble or rummi with family, and then packing – loads of it.Β Sorted things that are to be shifted back home and stuff that I will include in my new room (yes I’m moving!!)

When I get back on May, it will be a Β whole new life. and when I say new, that includes EVERYTHING. Heartaches and heartbreaks left behind, mistakes were laughed at but will not be forgotten, old friends remain but ready to make new ones, and I guess it’s safe to say that I’m closer to where I’m supposed to be than yesterday.

BISOUS,

NICA ❀

December 14, 2011

It’s not everyday I turn twenty!

 

This is it. I am really doing my 20th birthday post. Weeks before, I had this birthday wishlist uploaded on my facebook and twitter. Let’s see how much love I got on my tweenTEENth natal day πŸ˜‰

 

2 hours before the clock strikes to midnight, I got a text from my photographer friend, THE insensible anthropoid, Mary Fel (right). She told me that she’s in Bo’s raintree doing her case study and that I can maybe drop by to say hi. 2 of my CDU friends were there too, Aiken (left) and Alexa (middle).
So I went there with my cousin Bea only for a while because the Wolfpack decided to do a countdown while playing scrabble or charades πŸ™‚
I sat down w/ them for 30 minutes then my co-wolf Christine who’s in the neighborhood came to pick Bea and me.

 

Surprise! Surprise!

I got mini cakes and cake pops from my friend Ethel who is currently taking baking classes. (Christine got this  while I was in Bo’s)

My cousins and I happily tasted all the goodies then we played our own version of Pinoy Henyo. It’s a game where the person next to you sticks a paper on your forehead and you have to guess what’s written on it.

Moments later, all the lights went out and I was panicking until my cousin Bea came out of the kitchen holding cupcakes with a number 2 candle and a cut-out 0 haha πŸ˜‰

It was a happy, happy night! πŸ™‚ We went on with a few rounds of the game and had a few drinks then went to bed.

When I woke up the next day…..

I found this package from my mom at the foot of my bed. She just came home from her Singapore vacation. I got really excited when I saw the box so I opened it anxiously, I didn’t even bother to wash my face haha.

Will make a separate post on what’s inside these loveys πŸ˜‰

My mom attached a letter to her gift and made me bawl alone in the room.

Included inside the parcel is this MAC lippie! I will make a separate post about my reviews on this one also πŸ™‚

After getting hyped with all the lovely stuff from mama, I just went back to bed and spent an afternoon wearing my jammies, watching Game Of Thrones on HBO. They had a marathon so my cousins and I lost track of time. We were supposed to be at the airport before 4pm because my cousin Alina is going to arrive from Vienna Austria.

Time went really fast! I had dinner with family and after, we went out to chill. The apartment was really scorching so we decided to catch up on some stories outside before my party begins.

Long and behold! My G6 lovies came putting me on surprise number 3.

Apparently, somebody sent me a cake through them. People kept on arriving and I was overwhelmed by how unpredictable my 20th birthday turned out to be.

That’s me in house clothes and sweating profusely…

G6 minus 2. I love you girls! And to the person who sent the cake, thank you!

I thought the surprises were over. Guess I was wrong. I got another batch of cute cupcakes from my cousin Bea ❀

Was reminded by my own calendar that it’s my birthday HAHA.

LERIAS coven ❀

WOLPACK in complete  attendance before the party started.

That’s 2 hours later. HAHAHA! our supposed formal pic.

Several moments later.. HAHA! πŸ™‚

Inside the NYX box are 2 mineral based lippies from my girl, Garey.

LOVE it! You don’t even need to apply lipgloss for top coat and it lasts long.

This dream catcher is hand made by Master Wolf himself, @kumoto
YAY! No more nightmares for me.

I may not have all the money in the world and buy the things that I want but when I look at my family and friends, I realize I have more than enough. And that makes me rich :’)

BISOUS,

N

December 13, 2011

Because most girls wish to have a brother

I’m glad that I have mine! πŸ™‚

Today was my flight from Cebu to Pagadian (my hometown) and my mom and I weren’t really expecting for my brother to be home until the 20th.
Turns out he wanted to surprise us by arriving a day before we do.

Having a 9yr gap with a sibling is hard because one of you gets really matured and your priorities change as you grow old. And now that he’s already settled in Manila with his lovely girlfriend, we seldom see each other anymore. Not unless I visit him during term breaks. He’s never visited me in Cebu :p

Anyway, I can never tell you when exactly was the last time we fought. or have really fought? haha He knows me very well and even spoils me more than my parents. He’s more protective compared to my dad.

So! surprise number 2. He leaves a bohemian bag on my bed…

..and makes up for the missed parties and birthdays and gatherings
Of course family is still the only treasure that we can’t buy. But like I said, he likes to spoil me πŸ˜‰

I love you brothaaaaaa!! I know you can’t read this because you’re too cool to read blogs you’d rather listen to Chester covering Rolling in the Deep. But who knows? you might be able to consider reading my blog and you’d know how much of a cheeseball I am. HAHA ❀

December 13, 2011

A month’s delayed post about Halloween :)

It’s been such a craazy, craaaaaaaazy month! Relatives coming home from abroad, birthdays, me becoming an adult, and a lot more happened last November. But of course I’m gonna have to start with the Halloween πŸ™‚

My cousins and I have been planning to throw a private Halloween party at our Cebu apartment since this is all our first time to spend it outside the province.

And so.. the plan was pushed through! πŸ™‚
since the oldies were at home in Mindanao, everything in this party was out of labor of love.
We decorated the house, baked cupcakes, cooked pizza (even the dough was made from the scratch by my cousin), mixed drinks, and did the after care πŸ™‚
We even wore costumes to make it extra special πŸ™‚
and closest friends came over to celebrate with le famille.

About my costume, I have always wanted to try to be a pussycat and my inspiration is no other than Martine Cajucom. I had a problem finding cat’s ears coz I really wanted the ears that Martine wore. But I’ve no luck to find those and so my cousin did a DIY for me πŸ™‚

Even my tail was a disaster 😦 I only used a black belt for the sake of it HAHA

Wasn’t able to take a pic of the table with all the food because we were so hungry and the pizza is getting cold.

Me with Incredible lizard.. I mean HULK haha

With Amy Whinehouse and Jason slash Jabbawockee

The night went on perfectly and (miraculously) early so when we woke up, it was All Souls Day and my cousins and I went to Sto. Nino Cathedral to pray and light candles for our deceased loved ones– all buried in Mindanao.

After the Halloween, I already embraced the fact that November is my birth month πŸ˜‰

October 28, 2011

FOOD always comes second after family! HAHA

Yes!! anybody who knows me very well, knows that I couldn’t stay in the kitchen for minutes because I might burn it down, or my only best friend in the food department is the can opener πŸ™‚

BUT! my Aunt bought an oven and I’m a sucker for cupcakes and brownies- FOOD to generalize it. In fact, when I’m not watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians, I’m glued to either DC cupcakes, Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef, or Topchef. So when I found out about the oven, I went loca and demanded everything I wanted (either to bake [gasp!] or eat). Plus! eversince my aunt arrived, we always have healthy, andΒ sumptuousΒ meals because she always cooks for us. Let me show you what we had so far.

Tagliatelle in shrimp and tuna

roasted pork, mashed potato, cream of corn soup, zucchini, & various kinds of salads.Ψͺ

Pumpkin soup, Schnitzel, and squid stew

Suvlaki and banana cake. So proud of this!
The ONLY DAY I dint stay in our room.Ψͺ
I helped with our banana cake’s milka hazelnuss and dessert au chocolat frosting and
Ate Nikko’s tzatziki sauce for her suvlaki. ♨

Roasted chicken with potatoes and baked eggplant πŸ™‚
The Roble sibs cooked these!

BROWNIEESSSS!!

Chocolate chip cookies

cupcakessssssss β™₯

Went crazy when I found these on the fridge! β™₯

I’m gonna have to stop because my stomach is growling and my shawarma is here. Thank God for family! πŸ™‚
I hope I inspired you with this post or.. I must have sent you somewhere so you can have your cheat day HAHA

Bisous,

NICA

October 9, 2011

October joys

In our family, October’s prolly the busiest month since we have so many relatives celebrating their birthdays. My mom’s included.
Last Oct. 4, it was my cousin Danrae’s birthday who lives now in Chicago. Followed by my mom’s birthday, Oct. 6 which she celebrated here in Cebu with us. By celebration I mean family, home-cooked meals, & stories to tell.

 

Just us, family and closest friends with delish food and mama’s specialties. This panacotta is one of it πŸ˜€

October 7 was my uncle’s birthday who’s in Mindanao. Moving on, yesterday, October 8, was my cousin Kathleen’s birthday πŸ™‚

 

October 3, 2011

California girls we’re undeniable β™©β™ͺ♬

BIG shoutout to my cousin Bea for giving me this awesome shirt! πŸ™‚

August 10, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things..

When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad.

If you were singing while reading my blog title and the quoted lines, then you must have seen The Sound Of Music. Yes, it’s a super duper old movie but my mom introduced it to me and made we watch it so, it became our favorite film.

Whenever it rains, that’s always the first song that comes into my mind because I remember Maria (Julie Andrews) on her first day as a nanny, it was raining hard and the Von Trappe children were giving her a hard time.

Anyway, it has been raining nowadays in Cebu and I’ve been spending a lot of time with my mom who is generous enough to treat me whatever I want πŸ™‚

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May 13, 2011

BLACK OUT.

Don’t worry about the fakes.
Worry about the people who had your back from the start and never treated you wrong.Β 

*wink* *wink* YES. We are living a teeneage dream πŸ˜‰

Juicy Lips in Black πŸ˜€

Good Samaritans in Vintage Tees πŸ˜€

Post gym yagit-ness πŸ˜€

Fruit Magic and hooddies on summer rain

Losing ourselves during Wii night πŸ™‚

Making melodies during karaoke night πŸ˜‰

There are really some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little brighter, and live a little better. πŸ˜‰

March 31, 2011

Mother Knows BESTβœ“

How do you guys get up from an ALL-TIME LOW?
Me? I have an amazing support system. My mother pushes me upward from the ground :’)
I wish I could screencap all her quotable quotes but my other phone is obsolete, I just have to copy my favorite advices I got from her β™₯

β€œBe patient with yourself. Falling at times does not mean you are a failure. It means you don’t do everything right ALL THE TIME.”

β€œThat’s life. It is not how many times you’ve fallen darling but how many times you rise up after each fall.”
β€” I know this is clichΓ© but it’s different when it’s YOUR MOM telling you this.βœ“

β€œTake your time. One day at a time. Let go and let God.”
β€” have you guys read Mitch Albom‘s β€œFor One More Day”? I get the same feeling and goosebumps every time I hear her say this or read her sms

β€œLife offers you a second chance. It’s called β€” TOMORROW.”

I wish my blog is enough to share how amazing my mom is but every time I type another quote, it’s so hard to contain myself from crying. So I have to say adieu and take a deep sleep for my last day at the Psych ward (for this week!). I wish I could say I’m ecstatic but yeah.. I’m ok :’)

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Hi mama! I miss you! I know you’re reading this :*
Shoutout to my best friend Ninez Hernendez for constantly plugging my blog :*
And one love to my visitors! β™₯
P.S. On the brighter side, I’m going to DUMAGUETE on Holy Week baybeeeh!!!!! ʚϊɞ ʚϊɞ ʚϊɞ now I can say I’m beyond psyched and ecstatic!

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