Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Of Schoolbags

What’s a mother going to do when the bag you bought during the start of school doesn’t close when you put in your daughter’s folders?  And you guys know me too well, I don’t like spending on certain things.  The school should have told us during enrollment that a long envelop with handles could have done the trick.  So I paid dearly for the wrong bag and I did not want to pay again for another bag… So what did I do?
My daughter has recently been hit by the One Direction craze.  “Hit” is an understatement.  She can listen to a One Direction song and tell you who in particular in doing the solo.  I am rolling my eyes as I type this.  I wish she could put all these efforts in her studying instead BUT she's only in Kinder so I'll stop pressuring her.  I had this office premium item that could fit all her things inside.  Actually, she can even fit inside I think.  Nyehehe.  So I decided to spruce it up a bit...  I mean, you can't be "cool" if your bag is a premium item.  No, I take it back, I did not want her to feel inferior with her bag in school.  Each girl had a Barbie or Disney princess bag.  I wanted hers to be different and something she would love.
Mia has this throw pillow that had Justin Bieber carrying her picture on it.  Yes, that was the Justin Bieber phase.  So I asked Karl's friend who gave that to her where he got that made.  We trooped to Megamall and found the place.  P250 for a colored iron on.  I forgot the name of the store (Haha, what a helpful entry this is!), but it's located in Bldg. B basement near BDO just below Pizza Hut near the escalator.)  My memory fails me, this is the best I can remember.  They also do shirts, pictures, invitations and frames.  If you're really hard core thrifty, there are some people who sell iron ons for P30 a piece.  I didn't want to do that just because I only had 1 bag and I couldn't screw up.  On other days, I would have...
Before and after picture of the bag.  Not bad right?  The smile on my daughter's face, priceless.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cirque du Soleil and Lugang

Last Saturday, we had a chance to watch Cirque du Soleil's Saltimbanco at the SM Arena.  It was our first time to watch anything there.  We were like total probinsyanos getting amazed.  Even if you hate SM with their monopolozing and crazyyy money making skills, you gotta hand it to them, I don't think anyone else can build what they've made.  Good job!  Pat on the back...

Going back, since our show was still at 8pm, we decided to head over MOA and grab dinner before the show.  (Don't attempt to eat in the Arena because the food is obviously extortion, e.g. tiny Mineral Water P100.  Ano raw?!)  We thought there was Yabu since there was a sign in their food establishments list but apparently it was still close.  Paasa!  Opening very soon, but not soon enough for us to eat at last night.  I was craving for something Asian so we ended up in Lugang.

Mia's AVP

For Mia's surprise party, I asked one of my friends to make a video for her.  Yes, at age 5, there was a lot to show from documentation (Let's hope Baby no. 2 will have the same number of photos).

If you haven't seen it, enjoy!

Thank you Tita Keeks for the video!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Surprise Party

It wasn't my idea.  A party, a surprise party, any kind of party for Mia's 5th birthday.

Being an August birthday celebrant, weather is NEVER on our side, but we managed.

Happy Birthday Achie.  You're still not officially 5 yet but I hope for a lot more fun and adventure with you.  Mommy and Daddy love you very much and shobe too :)

Hope you had fun even if you hid behind my butt for a good 5 minutes.  Maybe you were just really really really shocked!