back from a week blog holiday

I’m back now after a week blog holiday. My friends wondered where I’ve been for a couple of days now. I hibernated and thought what would life be after this? Would I emerged from my cocoon with a colorful life or back to my real world? And yes, I’m still doing the same thing. Nothing but only missed a lot here, my Yummy Sunday, Mommy Moments, Tuesday Meme, and my co-bloggers.

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“Buwan ng Wika” was celebrated last month. My daughter participated in their school activities last week for the said event. She was wearing Filipiniana in this photo, “baro’t saya and sinelas” and their theme is “Barrio Fiesta.”
Look! seems like my daughter is truly enjoying her freshman year..

Happy long weekend everyone!

graduation thoughts

this morning, i attended my daughter’s graduation ceremony. my daughter ranked number 14 out of 574 graduates of batch 09. she received a special award for acceleration where she finished elementary as fast learner for five years. i knew that everything is just a beginning. soon, she’ll enter into a secondary level and my part is to mold her and prepare her for more changes, challenges and demands that will come her way in her studies. my endless journey of being mom will never stop, i know i still have a long long way to go and so she is.

in the program, there was a part wherein the graduates offered their certificates to their parents, with this very touching song, “paano kita pasasalamatan,” i really dont know why tears suddenly came into my eyes and clouded my sight, oh God, No! hide away the tears! i can’t! so emotional again. she hugged and kissed me as i put her the graduation corsage.. what a.. :'(

was it really about 8 years ago when i first enrolled her in nursery? it was like yesterday when we’re in a bookstore picking her favorite coloring book and nursery rhymes. i just can’t believe that this coming school year she’ll be with other teens older than her age.

i am but the proudest mom..

hey my little lady, here’s a rocky road cake for you… hhmmmm, but i hope that it won’t be rocky anymore. listen, accept and face the challenges of life, no matter how rocky it is… 🙂

More on graduation…

the event was covered by GMA. one of her classmate, Isah, (the valedictorian of the class and known as the genius isah) was given an excellent award by GMA Network. here in this photo, the network requested to cover some part during their class session and this was taken after the grad. i just dont know when this will be aired. I actually have the clip but i opt not to post. I was behind the cameraman and took some videos of them.. camera rolling, roll camera, stand by, 5,4,3,2,1.. take 2, take 3… When i put flash on my camera, one crew looked back and wondered where that flash came from. I sensed that i disturbed them, so, I stepped out of the room. i may ask myself, did I? sure!.. 😀

batch 2009 accelerated class – einstein

maizi with classmates.. ver, isah, nina and sam..

Congrats Mai from all of us here!!

pre-grad treat

pre-grad blowout together with my co-parents, teachers and batch 09 accelerated class. ->lechon, spag, chicken, beef calderata and lot more.. but i took some picture of what i think would satisfy my growling tummy..

hmmmnn, i’ve been craving for this pancit malabon..

and my lunch for the day…

after all the fish and veggie diet for almost a month now,
I think I’m gonna break that diet now,
but lemme count the calories first… :p

more pictures uploaded in my multiply..

My very special valentine..

Nothing is more special that spending valentine’s day with truly special..

Theme: Hamon ng Pagkakaiba-iba: Pananagutan, Kasama Ka
“The Challenge of Diversity: My Accountability”

at 7:30am, we were already at UP Balara, I thought earlier that the event will be at Eco Park. Nevertheless, still a good place..


“Handog Pagmamahal at Camp Pagibig”


sitting on a grass ground


while others were looking around, Rosalia quickly made a very nice pose when she saw me about to click my camera.


helping rosalia on her way up..
such a lovely pair..


from the hand of a special, an artwork comes out naturally that voices out what’s inside their heart and mind


another piece.. i must admit i really can’t draw one like this..
i am but an amateur photographer.. :p


meyz posed after a camera with other classmates.


while meyz and sam were all out smile for a cam, jill doesn’t care much at all.

All that she wants is to blow bubbles..more bubbles..

other kids were busy

and meyz was reading something.?


colors.. colors…


looks like beads…
made out of colorful rolled paper
bringing out the creativity in every child


games… games..
hulla hoop…
she’s a jolly person.. giving out all her dance steps


away from the rest of the crowd with her 2nd cup of cookies and cream mcflurry..


a ground sit just before the mass around 6pm


from behind.. where else??


interpretative dance.. “tao, lupa, hayop, bagay, magkakaugnay…
magkakaugnay..”


“ang tanging yaman”


as they danced with their own production number


campfire being lead by QC Mayor SB, and gave a short inspirational message..


there were some fireworks disply.. the event ended with candle lighting at the pool…

It was a very special valentine for me, more so very inspiring.
So what makes your valentines day special?
Reflect.