Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011 in Baguio City

My husband's niece has been inviting us to join them in spending Christmas in Baguio City. However, due to budget constraints and transportation issues, we were hesitant to give our commitment. It was around lunch time last Friday when we received a text message from her informing us that we will be leaving for Baguio that evening. No more issues. Everything has been resolved. Another impromptu decision was made! I love this kind of adventure but I hate the stress that comes with the instant preparation.  

Because I have to leave in the afternoon to claim the Archos tablet that I won during the 2011 Bloggers Night, I packed our clothes and things that need to bring as soon as we received the message. I left early to meet the person who will deliver the tablet to me. I was just so surprised that there was no traffic in  Baclaran area, which is the least to expect at the peak of the Christmas season. As soon as I received the gadget, I immediately left our meeting place. No more fuss. I need to hurry as I have to buy extra gifts for our nephews and nieces who will be coming with us. 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from The House of JCJEE

The House of JCJEE wishes everybody a Merry Christmas! 

Christ is the reason of the season. God gave His Son to save the world and redeem us from our sins. 

May all of us find the reason of the season in our hearts and may this season us all success, happiness, and good health. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Wedding at Manila Cathedral

Whoever said that the word June bride was derived because most couples choose the month of June to exchange vows needs to review his statement. Statistics revealed that there are more weddings held during the month of December than the month of June. And I can say, I can attest to this. I witnessed three weddings this month and another one before the year ends. One of the weddings I attended was the wedding of two of my former students, Jowell Caldamo and Eloizza Tinana. 

The lovely couple Jowell and Eloi

When I saw Eloi's status on her Facebook account that Jowell has proposed and they are already engaged, I got really excited. "Kilig" is an understatement I could not help but send them a message to congratualte them for their coming wedding. Then last month, I received an invitation from them to attend their wedding and witness their exchange of marital vows. Of course, I confirmed my attendance without any hesitation. Aside from the fact that they are special to me, I love weddings! I am ahopless romantic so I guess that should be expected from me. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

My High School Batch Christmas Reunion

December is not only the month of weddings and parties but also reunions among families and friends. What a nice feeling it is to see old friends and colleagues! I, too had my share of reunions last week. After attending the wedding of my former students and the birthday party of my former colleague's daughter, which was also a reunion of sort with her and our former students, I attended the Christmas Reunion of my high school batchmates. 

This is already the third year of our Christmas party, which has became a tradition for our batch since we had the grand alumni homecoming two years ago. I missed the party last year because it coincided with my husband's high school batch party as well so I ensured my presence for the party. I even helped in the preparation so that I can give an excuse to my husband just in case he will not allow me to attend it. On the other hand, I am confident that he will permit me because he knows I rarely go out. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Party Time at Victoria Court

I remember two years ago, my husband and I received an invitation from the wife of one of our friends to grace the golden birthday of her husband. Of course, we were more than delighted to attend the event. His wife told us that it will be a surprise party and a private party so we have to keep quiet about the whole plan. But upon learning that it will be held at Victoria Court, I was the one who got more surprised! How can we party inside Victoria Court? 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I Won! I Won! (Again!)

It was a last minute notification. I got invited to attend another bloggers event, a launch of an array of cutting edge technology products. A part of me was saying no because I have a long list of thing on my to-do list. On the other hand, the techie me was saying yes because I know I should see the latest on the technology. My budget does not allow me to upgrade yet, but I can get to see the devices and "one-night experience" the gadgets, even for a night. Talk about one-night stand! LOL. 

We spent the night listening to the product specifications, watching product demonstrations, and getting a "feel" of each product presented. There were lots of them! From memory cards, motherboards, video cards, to monitor and tablets. Name it! 

I definitely enjoyed the night. Aside from the sumptuous meal they served (Who would say no to food? Definitely, not me!), I had the chance to mingle with my blogger-friends and meet new ones as well. And of course, winning the Archos Home Tablet was the biggest delight for the night. 

Looks like December has a lot of revelation for me. Aside from winning in Impressca's blogging contest, I won again. Honestly, I do not consider myself lucky when it comes to raffle contests so winning the grand prize is really an astonishment. Life indeed is full of surprises, I wonder what's next. 

P.S. Thank you to Mr. Rey Belen of Girl and Boy Thing for taking the photo and sharing it with me.