My 25th Birthday

We we’re planning to go to Tagaytay for my birthday this year. Take some pictures at People’s Park and eat some burgers at Mushroom Burger. Unfortunately, the weather told us that it’s not a good idea to go there. So, we settled for the nearest establishment….Festival, Alabang. There are so many people having Christmas rush. Good thing, we’re done with our Christmas shopping. We first went to Starbucks for a coffee treat, but since I’m pregnant I just had a Chocolate cream frap. Then we had a fulfilling dinner at Giligan’s, wherein we ordered foods that are good for four (that is, including Zach in this count 🙂 ). As expected, we didn’t finish all the food, so we had to bring them home. We always enjoy eating sisig there (the best sisig ever!).

After eating like we have never eaten for one day, we decided to take a stroll at the mall to digest some foods inside our big tummies. Nothing much happened after that, because we just walked and bought a book for Zoe. She’s so cute to look at everytime we go to a bookstore. I’m just glad we introduced her to books at an early age.

Now that I’m 25, I can’t help feeling old. At 25, I will have two children, wow! I have a girl, and I will have a boy on April. I feel so content and happy! Next year, I will be celebrating my 26th birthday with Zach and Zoe by my side, of course my hubby will be there. 🙂

Zoe’s Bratz World Tour 2008

We were lucky enough to have a free ticket for the Bratz World Tour 2008. How did we get this? Last month, we went to a toy convention in Makati, and Zoe got to see his Ninong there. (Thanks, Mike!) He gave Zoe money to buy some toys. Since another relative gave her money the other week, we just add them up to be able to buy one Bratz doll. Zoe’s been begging us to buy her one since she saw her cousin’s Bratz doll… and we found ourselves inside Toy Kingdom looking at those dolls. Personally, I don’t like them because of their pouty lips and the head is so unproportioned! But my daughter wants to have one (this is her first, by the way), so we bought her a Cloe doll from the Costume Party series. We got a free ticket for the Bratz World Tour when we paid for the doll.

So, that’s how we got Zoe’s ticket. Then, December 6 comes, and Zoe’s just too excited to get to SM Mall of Asia. Even if it’s time for her nap, she tried so hard to stay awake. When we get there, we’re given a number for the hair and make up part, so we have to wait for a while. She played with the available dolls in the play area to avoid boredom while waiting. When our number was called, she was so eager to have her hair and make up done that I didn’t have to convince her to sit there. She kept on looking at the mirror while the stylist works her magic on her. After the hair and make up part, we went to look for a costume for the pictorial. Most of the clothes are black, white, and dark pink. Just by looking at their colors and sizes, I can tell that they won’t look good at Zoe. Fortunately, a girl who just had her picture taken passed by, and then I saw the perfect outfit for Zoe! A golden dress for a goddess! After looking for a dress for quite a while, we finally saw the outfit that would really look good on her (in terms of size and color). So, Zoe tried it on and it looked so fantastic on her! The hair and make up is done, the perfect costume is found, now it’s time for the pictorial. As she walked on the stage, I could tell that she’s too sleepy to do this picture taking. I asked her to smile, but she did this when the photographer has taken her picture already. As a result, her printed photo shows a girl who’s not so happy with her looks. (It’s as if her mommy forced her to do it!) Luckily, I was able to take some photos using my camera right before she got very sleepy. I was also able to take one photo of her on stage, but it’s quite blurry (from excessive shaking, I guess). I edited two of her photos, and I came up with the photo above. (Thank you, mutsie, for your very nice banner brushes:-))

Zoe got to watch High School Musical 3!

Zoe watched the latest installment to High School Musical. We watched the first screening on its first day in cinemas! How excited is that?!

She might be sad and sleepy on this picture, but I can say that she enjoyed watching the movie. She got so “kilig” when it’s a scene of Troy and Gabriella. I’m not so sure if I should be alarmed by this or not. She’s 3 years old and she’s aware about the boy-girl attraction. Well, I can not tell her that it is bad, because it isn’t. Media really plays a powerful role in a child’s development. I guess the best thing that I can do is to guide her and explain things to her as she sees them on TV or in the ads. Parental Guidance is indeed recommended.

Spending our afternoon at NAIA

Kuya Eniel went back to Dubai today. Zoe and I went with my parents to bring him to the airport.

Due to delayed arrival of Ninong Darwin, I told them that we will not go with them anymore. But they want Zoe to be there, and when I asked her if she wanted to come, she said yes. So, do I have any choice? I said okay… and as a result, we spent the whole afternoon at the airport, but it’s okay. At least, my daughter had a chance to bond with my niece and cousins.

Trip to Chinabank without extra money

It’s JA’s 4th birthday today. JE and I went to see them at Chinabank Quezon City. Actually, we’re supposed to meet them at Trinoma, but since they’re still at the bank when we arrived at the said mall, Kristin asked us if we can just go to Chinabank so our time won’t be wasted. We don’t have extra money, so we were quite hesitant to go there. Good thing, our money in our wallets were enough for the taxi fare (back & forth)! 🙂

KC and JA are so cute!

My favorite shopping place and the triple birthday dinner

I went to Divisoria to buy cheap goodies for Zoe’s birthday. I’ve bought stuffs that are contained in two large plastic bags! I really like it when I go there, because they have very cheap things!

I also attended a dinner with my college friends. It’s for JB, Steph, and Shar’s birthday. I think I can say that I had fun.