Dec 31, 2017

Dec 30, 2017

December 30, 2017 at 08:54AM

123017 Before we go in a frenzy of celebrations to bid goodbye to 2017 and to welcome 2018, here’s our year in review… via Tumblr

Dec 29, 2017

December 29, 2017 at 10:56PM

122917 Shoptalk. It’s always a pleasure spending time with this group even for just a couple of hours. The extra dose of laughter is something we readily welcome. And the hot drinks treat was a bonus. 😊 via Tumblr

December 29, 2017 at 06:18PM

122917 This morning’s capture… Check the butt grab πŸ˜‚ @kylerapes ✋🏼 @mmplusr’s πŸ‘ via Tumblr

Dec 28, 2017

December 28, 2017 at 09:45AM

122717 Me, while trying to blend in with the foliage at Terrazas de Flores on the mountains of Cebu. It’s true what they say, a lovely garden planted with colorful flowers is a work of heart.

Dec 27, 2017

December 27, 2017 at 06:11PM

122717 Los hombres en mi vida en Terrazas de Flores. The men in my life at Terrazas de Flores. via Tumblr

December 27, 2017 at 08:32AM

122717 I’d rather be sleeping in… via Tumblr

Dec 26, 2017

December 26, 2017 at 02:57PM

122517 Send-off dinner for my sis who flew back to SG to spend the remaining hours of Christmas day with her hubby. Such is one of the challenges of working overseas… Looking forward to having you again soon. Talk to you on Viber. Happy holidays!!! via Tumblr

December 26, 2017 at 08:36AM

122617 Photos from Christmas with the Rapes clan via Tumblr

Dec 25, 2017

December 25, 2017 at 06:37AM

122517 Merry Christmas! Missing some family members who are in Canada and Singapore. ♥️ via Tumblr

Dec 24, 2017

December 24, 2017 at 02:10PM

122417 Wishing each one an abundantly blessed Christmas season ♥️ “From His abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.” - John 1:16 Christmas Eve Sunday Mass via Tumblr

Dec 23, 2017

December 23, 2017 at 01:11AM

122217 Pa and Ma’s 51st Wedding Anniversary —� Typhoon Vinta proved no match… Come hell or high water and through bumper-to-bumper carmageddon, we celebrated today Pa and Ma’s milestone with lunch and a surprise guest from Singapore, my sis. ♥️ via Tumblr

Dec 21, 2017

December 21, 2017 at 07:17PM

122117 A pleasant surprise is when only two of you made plans and you bump into the others along the way. Instant photo oppty! ♥️ via Tumblr

December 21, 2017 at 09:39AM

122017 I would not name names because he does not want to make it known. However, Pa and Ma (and I) are truly grateful for his generous gift. They were happier than kids in a candy store as we picked out items from Zara. To our “anonymous” sponsor, our heartfelt thanks. God bless you even more abundantly for your generosity! ♥️ via Tumblr

Dec 20, 2017

December 20, 2017 at 09:13AM

122017 I haven’t been back in shape since I officially entered menopause. Methinks dieting no longer works because my weight is stuck at 65+kg 😭. So whenever possible (when I have company and am not feeling lazy), we find time to do some rounds on the oval. This morning, my realistic goal was just to burn off the pieces of pastillas I devoured before bedtime. πŸ™„ #shameless via Tumblr

Dec 19, 2017

December 19, 2017 at 04:46PM

121817 I rarely get to spend time with our middle son because he is based in Manila for studies. He is on his 5th year (already?) in his IME course. And if God allows it to be so, he’ll be joining the graduating batch in April 2018. Photo was taken during our lunch date of healthy quinoa salad and wicked torrija dessert. 🀣 via Tumblr

December 19, 2017 at 08:18AM

121717 Middle son finally got to Cebu from Manila the night before. Our Christmas celebration/s may now commence ♥️ via Tumblr

December 19, 2017 at 12:02AM

121617 Lunch at @bicestercafe… After having only a single fruit for breakfast, I guess I earned myself a full meal of tapa, egg and rice plus a chunk of ube royale cake for lunch and dessert. 🐷 via Tumblr

Dec 18, 2017

December 18, 2017 at 08:27AM

121417 Instead of our usual breakfast or brunch meets, M invited me to her morning tea party for two at her cozy abode. As always, she is the perfect host who prepared a lovely setting of cheese, crackers, tabasco jelly, green apples, grapes, cherries and of course our tea in dainty tea cups. I could only admire her effortless skills. She’s a pro and I will never be like her no matter how I tried. ♥️ *Sigh* via Tumblr

Dec 17, 2017

December 17, 2017 at 05:56PM

121017 The 2nd Sunday of Advent fell on the same date as our Pa’s 76th birthday. How special for this year! Photo was taken after the mass we attended together. #latepost via Tumblr

December 17, 2017 at 07:04AM

120817 With Pa and Ma here for lunch after hearing the Immaculate Conception mass. Most of my photos show me with the same group of people. I’m usually with my own family, my parents, siblings’ families when they’re in town, relatives, in-laws and a select circle of friends. My social calendar is sparse that I don’t have use for it, no complaints there. I love being home but I do make time for those who really matter. And I’m rarely late. 😊 via Tumblr

December 17, 2017 at 12:27AM

120517 The last and definitely not the least meal to conclude hubby’s birthday. I think I gained several pounds at the end of the day after all the heavy meals I had. It’s a good thing birthdays only come once a year. πŸ€—πŸ˜‚ via Tumblr

Dec 16, 2017

December 16, 2017 at 04:48PM

120517 You’d think that hubby’s birthday breakfast, lunch and dinner would stop us from attending another party on the same day. Well, let’s just say that good company and lechon are two of the hardest things to resist having. We just had to be at the Christmas party at the shop owned by T, regardless. 😜🐷 via Tumblr

December 16, 2017 at 11:42AM

120517 This was taken during hubby’s 53rd birthday. Since it was a weekday when everyone was at school or at work, he opted to have a quiet celebration by hearing mass in the morning, having breakfast at Bicester, lunch at Ginza and dinner at The Meat House to mark the special occasion. #latepost via Tumblr

December 16, 2017 at 10:47AM

120517 This was taken with my parents, our favorite seniors, during hubby’s 53rd birthday. Since it was a weekday when everyone was at school or at work, he opted to have a quiet celebration by hearing mass in the morning, having breakfast at Bicester, lunch at Ginza and dinner at The Meat House to mark the special occasion. #latepost via Tumblr

Dec 14, 2017

December 13, 2017 at 11:42PM

121217 When the cam misfires while timer is being prepped 😜🀣(πŸ“Έ: @siopaoorbiso ) via Tumblr

Dec 12, 2017

December 12, 2017 at 05:09PM

121217 It’s very easy to spot the real models here from those who work behind the scenes, isn’t it? πŸ˜‚ This afternoon was the shoot for an upcoming launch of something exciting by @tatahcostales. My lips are sealed for now, but I could hardly wait. Just check out her shops’ IG accounts for more info at @ateclothier and @ate_clothing. via Tumblr

Dec 5, 2017

December 05, 2017 at 06:36AM

120517 It’s all about the boss of the house today!!! Happy 53rd to my world and the 3 sons’ role model! We love you!!! 😘♥️ via Tumblr

Dec 4, 2017

December 04, 2017 at 08:48AM

120317 When it’s Sunday, it’s morning Mass together and practically nonstop eating with both extended families and in-laws. Factor in the month of December with all the birthdays and Christmas parties, thus this 🐷😜 via Tumblr

December 04, 2017 at 05:48AM

120317 We were classmates and friends since grade school and we last saw each other in 2010 for our 25th high school reunion. She’s been based in the UK since 2002 but thanks to social media, we didn’t have to wonder what the other has been up to. Despite their tight schedule, it was really lovely to have been able to touch base again. I sure hope we see each other soon in tropical Cebu, or perhaps in cold UK. ♥️ via Tumblr

Dec 2, 2017

December 02, 2017 at 08:49PM

120217 Day 2, like day 1, didn’t come easy. It took a lot of hemming and hawing before I pulled myself out of bed to prepare for a brief walk. I took the inner route while hubby brisk-walked on the longer path. So far my numbers are ok, except for cholesterol which is slightly over the limit. *Sigh*. Being 50 is not just about going through mood swings and hot flashes. Weight gain due to hormonal and metabolic changes is a real concern as well. Keeping fit feels like an uphill battle. The struggle is real. The only thought that kept me going this morning was to burn last night’s ramen dinner. via Tumblr

Dec 1, 2017

December 01, 2017 at 06:26AM

113017 Nephew woke up early to say he wanted the holiday longer. Then he proceeded to ask his grandma if they were going somewhere. Ma and I immediately planned a little something to fill the one day school break - an afternoon of swimming and pizza. Seeing him having fun with our Jake and wolfing down half of the pizza, I hope we granted nephew’s wish. via Tumblr

Nov 29, 2017

November 29, 2017 at 04:17PM

112917 We were treated to lunch by my maternal aunt and family who were also at mass earlier. The resto of choice was the Suite Room where we enjoyed having their salmon and green tea ice cream among other things. The place was packed even at 130pm that we had to occupy 2 separate tables. ☺️ So much for bonding… It’s been a while since we last ate here and it looked the same as before, though older and in urgent need of a renovation IMHO. Other than that, food was good and I will probably go back for the green tea ice cream. via Tumblr

November 29, 2017 at 03:41PM

112917 When Ma texted me this morning that they were hearing mass at Oakridge at 1215pm, I decided to join them. We could have lunch together afterwards, I thought. It’s always a good thing spending time with them and doing things together like hearing mass or sharing a meal. So here’s a photo we snapped before mass started. via Tumblr

Nov 27, 2017

November 27, 2017 at 05:47PM

112717 This morning, our breakfast consisted of tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich and water infused with lemon essential oil. We haven’t done this in weeks due to schedules. It was good to alternately exchange updates and watch streaming Ms. Universe. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜† via Tumblr

Nov 25, 2017

November 25, 2017 at 11:02PM

112517 Pa said I should make sure the name Eduardo (his namesake) was very clear in the background. 🀣 Pa and Ma joined us in getting our Jake from school today. He was there with his classmates to prepare and set up of booths and decors for tomorrow’s Christmas fair. via Tumblr

November 25, 2017 at 10:39PM

112517 We particularly loved our sweet and sour pugapo and nilagang baka lunch today, because we felt deprived eating salad the day before. via Tumblr

Nov 20, 2017

November 20, 2017 at 08:16AM

111917 Sunday dinner… This day also marked the 2nd time our nephew received Holy Communion. Because he studies at Abbas Montessori where they do not prepare Catholics for this 2nd sacrament of initiation after Baptism, he had to attend a special Catechism class outside of school on his own schedule for several consecutive Sundays. His actual 1st Communion was last Wednesday during the 1215pm mass at St. Therese Church. via Tumblr

Nov 18, 2017

November 18, 2017 at 06:19PM

111817 Not yet 100%… After last week’s mini reunion with high school friends who flew in from Manila, I caught the sniffles. Wednesday was runny nose, Thursday was throbbing headache and Friday was mild sore throat. Hydration and my essential oils protocols were on overdrive to kick the virus asap. Today was a lot better, thank goodness. I was well enough to enjoy the weekend. Though it may not show, the added bonus to all these was the unexpected 2 kg weight loss. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ . . (πŸ“·: Instagram hubby on our way to this morning’s brunch with my in laws) via Tumblr

Nov 14, 2017

November 14, 2017 at 05:35AM

111317 Monday mood, Mexican margarita with high school friends, warm quinoa salad and a sliver of torrija via Tumblr

Nov 12, 2017

November 12, 2017 at 06:50AM

111117 How almost 40 years of friendship looks like… via Tumblr

November 12, 2017 at 06:42AM

111117 All together in one place (finally 😊) to celebrate 3 golden birthdays. To borrow our friend’s hashtag - #rocking50 via Tumblr

November 12, 2017 at 06:35AM

111117 Dressed up in our shoulder baring theme tops for a night of tapas, sangrias, reds, rose, cocktails and Palawan wit… via Tumblr

November 12, 2017 at 06:31AM

111117 Plus two in the group and in the mood for the best tasting crepes and heavenly cheesecakes via Tumblr

November 12, 2017 at 06:27AM

111117 Posed with our favorite shop owner after a satisfying afternoon of fast fashion shopping via Tumblr

November 12, 2017 at 06:22AM

111117 After lunch… By this time we were full and re-energized to head to our next stop via Tumblr

November 12, 2017 at 06:16AM

111117 Ready to do a little sightseeing, some food tripping and a lot of shopping 😜 via Tumblr

November 12, 2017 at 12:46AM

111117 Waiting for our ride… via Tumblr

Nov 10, 2017

November 10, 2017 at 08:36PM

111017 My high school friends from Zobel are in town and this is going to be a busy fun weekend of swapping old, new and off-the-record stories plus shopping, sightseeing and food tripping. πŸ˜‚ Here while waiting for the rest. via Tumblr

November 10, 2017 at 07:29AM

110917 The endless chatter with these high school friends from Zobel, stretched lunch up to 3pm. Trust Tina to be the wisecracker in the group who kept Isabel and I laughing in stitches. The banter and exchange of adult… and midlife stories back and forth felt like high school chika sessions all over again. πŸ˜‚ I love the age we are in. ♥️ via Tumblr