Monday, September 29, 2014

A Present for Me

A few months ago, I got an opportunity to collaborate with one of the famous fashion stores in the Philippines. The offer was simply irresistible so I grabbed it without any second thoughts at all. But after exchanging emails with them, there was a little problem, they don't ship to the U.S. so what I did was had my items shipped home - to my parents.

The timing of the collaboration was perfect because my parents just celebrated their birthdays. Also, my birthday was coming up. So with the generous amount of the gift certificates that I got, aside from the shopping that I did for myself, I shopped for both my mom and dad's gifts too and they were so delighted.

My mom sent me my goodies and I did a happy dance as soon I got it. Who wouldn't? It took a month for the package to get here. I actually thought it got lost and I was never going to see the goodies. But I did and I was thrilled.

I got me a pair of shoes and a necklace which are really both nice and quality made. I will blog about it on my shopping blog soon. Watch out for it.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Because the Baby is Now A Lady...

The title post which is a famous line from a TV commercial back when I was young and it's so perfect for my post today. I forgot exactly what the commercial was about, but I had to borrow it because it was the first thing that popped in to my mind as soon as I realized that my niece (the eldest among my nieces) just turned 18. And knowing that really makes me feel old.

I used to babysit her when she was a baby and watched her grow up to be one fine young lady. So see? The baby is now a lady.
I am not being biased but she's not only a beautiful young woman but smart as well. She is a consistent Dean's Lister and I couldn't be a prouder aunt or Tita, (aunt in Filipino) what she and the rest of my nephews and nieces call me.

 The debutante blowing the candles on her cake.

My sister (one and only and older than me) together with the rest of the family gave her a surprise debut party at a resort back in my hometown. She doesn't like the traditional kind of party with a ball gown and all (which we wanted). She wanted a pool party but she had no idea that she would get her wish. It was given to her, but she didn't know there was a big surprise awaiting her.

My sister thought of Luau as a theme and there's the celebrant wearing her outfit which was also a surprise. And look how adorable the cake was. For sure it was delicious too.

Her friends were also part of the planning. She was totally clueless that everybody connived to give her the biggest surprise of her life. I was all smiles checking every photo on Facebook. Although I wasn't there to grace her debut, I was more than happy that she was happy and that she had the best debut she could ever ask for.

Happy 18th Birthday again, gorgeous niece! 
Wishing you all the best life has to offer!