Sunday, July 27, 2014

Celest at 18.

Seems like it was only few days ago I've held her in my arms, seen her milestones, witnessed her display talent on stage, and been into beauty pageants even in her early phase in life. And now, she has blossomed into what she is now--a young lady full of dreams. At eighteen, she has come into another phase in life yet so eager to brave it all.

I was so happy to be in her debut. Considering the many friends she has from school--mostly high school and college. She, too made her aunts, uncles, relatives and even chosen friends from her neighborhood a part of her 18th birthday celebration.

A pose with the celebrant, my boys and little Johan. He was spotted covering his ears most of the night. He hates loud music but I could tell he had a great time, too.

Mom had to wait until the last flash before she could enjoy her cake.

Me and my sisters.

 As we celebrate life, thank you dear Lord for the blessings you have bestowed on us.

#100HappyDays   #4/100HappyDays

Saturday, July 26, 2014

PTA-CMA General Assembly 2014.

Attending a school function is one (1) thing I wouldn't want to miss. It's my way of keeping abreast with a child's performance and activities. With my youngest on his 3rd year now in the College of Accountancy, I am glad I still get an invitation for Parents and Teachers Association meetings. And I don't find a logical reason for not going.

Soon as the set alarm woke me, I had been multi-tasking in the chores--preparing breakfast, cleaning, keeping the home in order, cooking extra-food for lunch and preparing myself for the meeting. Being a homemaker has made me more active in my planning and putting things in action. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect "things" to turn out the way it has been. My fully made-up office girl image has long been replaced with my every day hussle and bussle. Now I know why some women are posting rants in their statuses and tweets. It is their way of venting but I have to control my own or I may find my own ship sinking soon.

To cut on time, I left without a slight face powder on my face. My hair needed more combing,  at least. It was wet when I left and air dried as I commuted on my way to school. These days, my hair is combed to make it less tangled and parted to the side. A single hair clip keeps one side from going to my face. Otherwise, a hairband keeps my hair in place. Gone are the pony tail days. I despise the waves I get when I untie my hair.

Getting a last look at myself before getting into the school meeting venue.

I realized I had been in this same ladies rest room before. Some time in 2011, I took a #selfie of myself before a meeting.

Here it is--after digging into my archives.  :)

August 2011 vs July 26, 2014 #selfie.  :)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Celebrate With Me!

Here I am celebrating with other July birthday celebrants. So fortunate because my high school batchmates potlucked for the party. It was a spontaneous night of fun and surprises.

We had zumba--dancing and shaking for a guilt-free feeling for what we just had that night.

A preview of the give-a-ways table. While supply lasts, of course.

But not neglecting a short business meeting with plans ahead as agenda. Look here.

Thank you, dear God for the gift of friendship, sisterhood and allowing time for us to be there even after all these years.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Let's belly dance!

Missing my zumba sessions, I went through my exercise videos. Following dance workouts from a dvd in my home has been very convenient for me. I don't have to go out, be compelled by anyone to wear what I am not comfortable with nor be embarrassed of my execution.

Here I am in one (1) of my fun moments to belly dance, tone my abdominal muscles and hopefully get a waistline.

How I love the sound of coins flipping from my coined skirt as I shake my hips!  :)