Bree is My Bling Bling

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Godmother and Godchildren

I have been meaning to post this topic on this blog, but kept forgetting until now. During the holiday season, i always remember my godchildren. Thinking of the parents who have entrusted me to be the godmother of their child, I'm trying to list my godchildren in order of baptism:

1. Anna Lisa - she's probably in her mid-20's by now (i was merely a child, too, when she was baptized). She is the daughter of my dad's extended relatives.

2. Jaeco Riel - I was job-training at San Miguel Corp and made some friends there. Joel (one of the SMC guys) made me ninang of his son. Sometimes when i go home to Manila, i am able to contact him.

3. Anikka - Liezl's (my college friend) daughter. I think she's in college na at Assumption.

4. Kevin Ryan - Rey's son (one of my pitimini barkadas, and a very close friend up to now, esp now). I still see them, maybe 2 times a year.

5. Jamie - Jemi and Lhet's daughter. Jamie is one of my lucky inaanak, because i'm always there (as an aunt and godmother) for her.

6. Gabe - he is also one of the lucky inaanak, not because of gifts, but because of my solid friendship with his parents, Beng and Chito.

7. Miko - my sister Peeya's son. I can say that i do act as Miko's second mother when i'm in Manila, because i am always "disciplining" him (not physically).

8. Thade - my good friend Carmela's son. Carmela is my high school friend. We were able to track each other here in the states thru the internet (what an invention).

9. Ryan Rene - Rene and Ruth's son. They are Clay's very good friends. We don't see them as often as before. We should hook up again.

10. Julia - Cates and Jerome's precious little girl. She is the youngest of my godchildren. I'll make sure i'm there for her, too.

To the parents of these children: THANK YOU for making me the Godmother of these children.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Santa was here

I was a good girl throughout the year, so that Santa will give me the gifts on my wishlist.

And he did. Santa was here! We left a plate of cookies and a cup of chocolate milk for Santa. And this is his leftover.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Bree and Lori, best cousins

Here is a picture of Bree and Lori on Christmas Day 2005, at our place.

Bree and Lori are born 1 month apart. Sabrina will turn 9 on Feb 15th, and Lori on March 18th. They are the closest cousins ever. When they were about 5 years old, they would play and would have a fight after a few minutes of playing. Then, they get bored of not speaking to each other, and would resume become friends again.

Now that they are "older" they hardly ever fight anymore. We just love seeing them together, continuously playing, talking, eating, talking, playing some more and talking some more. Hindi sila nauubusan ng pinag-uusapan???

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Church Choir Christmas Concert

December 17th, 7:30

The St. Robert Bellarmine Church Choir had their Christmas Concert last weekend. The "musical" was about a child hangin' out in the toy section of a department store, where toys came alive (ala-Toy Story). It was a good concert (although not as great as the previous concert a couple of months ago).

The picture here was taken after the concert, during the reception. We weren't able to get a good picture during the actual concert... bummer. But anyway, here's Sabrina with her best friends - Kristina and Jenny.

No, this time we didn't have turon, shanghai and empanada. We just had cheese and crackers and lots of fruits.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Principal's Honor Roll

It's official...

Sabrina made it to the Principal's Honor Roll. Take note ha, this is higher than the plain Honor Roll. I am so proud of my baby! Manang mana talaga sa ina, echetera, echetera.

The names of the students who made it to this List was announced during their flag ceremony this morning. I wish i was there to video-tape or digi-capture the presentation (or whatever the technically correct term is).

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Life in America

As everyone knows (at least, every Filipino who migrated to the states), life in the US is hard without our reliable helpers (yaya lilia, glo, etc). I am the dakilang labandera and kusinera (among other things).

This evening, after a homemade dinner of spaghetti and garlic bread, Bree asked me to cook hard boiled eggs. Ok, i know it's easy to boil eggs, but at 8:30pm, it's the last thing i want to do.

But my little princess said she wanted some hard boiled eggs. She took 2 eggs out of the fridge and handed them to me. And then she said, "I love you Mommy!" Eh, sino naman ang makakatanggi kung sinabihan ka ng ganyan?! Of course, with all my heart, i boiled eggs for my princess Bree. Love daw ako, eh.

Or do you think na-uto lang ako? Ika nga sa ingles "I've been had."