Monday, December 29, 2014

A Week Full of Story

Happy Holidays Guys!!

I know most of you are busy nowadays because of the never ending kainan and chismax with friends and relatives that we don’t get to see every day. Ako, I am busy with my mag-Ama. Teka, I haven’t told you that Daryl and I are living together na diba? I’ll tell you more about it on the next post.

Anyway, our Christmas was celebrated at Daryl’s side of the family. Obviously kasi, my family or me personally doesn’t celebrate Christmas talaga. I am not Catholic kasi so we don’t have Christmas Day. Don’t be sad for me, I am used to it. Since birth I never had the chance to do all Christians does every December 25th. I am just home, normal day kungbaga. I remembered when I was at an age of 7-10 I think? Nanay would bring me and my younger brother to her relative somewhere in Pasay who sells toys. She would make us mano and then her relative would ask us to choose na lang on her paninda of which toy we want as her pamasko to us. That’s how my December 25th went like. That didn’t take too long though because we stopped going there sometime after.

It’s actually the first year that James had the time to celebrate Christmas at Daryl’s side of the family. Last year kasi, we were just home. Daryl went to our house on Christmas Day lang and I think the three of us went out. Now that James is a year older and can understand things a little better than last year, we were able to enjoy the time spent on that day.

On the 24th, I went halfday off work kasi wala naman ginagawa sa office. I took advantage of the Voluntary Time off as we call it on BPOs. Mine was unpaid because I don’t have leave credits left. It was fine, I think 2 hours off of my salary wouldn’t hurt much. At 6pm, we went to Daryl’s mom and all together, off we went to Daryl’s Auntie for Noche Buena. Just before it hit 12 midnight, we’re back home to Daryl’s Mom’s house. James was so tired because he played the whole night there with his cousin. He enjoys a company of a bigger kid kasi rather than of his age.

Sorry, I can't make the pictures any larger. Mobile phone kasi ang gamit and it was really malabo pa. By the way, that was Tita Beth (Daryl's Aunt), his Mom, Me, James, Daryl, Angelo (at the back) and Dada (Daryl's Cousin). Sayang din I don't have a photo of my outfit of the night. Ang ganda pa naman ng long dress ko. Feeling ko kasi ang payat ko jan kaya I bought it from my officemate for 300pesos. For a person who sells clothing and getting stuff directly from the suppliers in a wholesale price, I found it expensive pero I like the fit of the dress on me kasi. =)

One thing that I noticed with James is that he wasn’t sociable enough. When we got there, natuwa  sa kanya his cousins, lolos and lolas but he doesn’t want to be carried by them. He wants me or Daryl only. He cries kapag kinarga sya ng iba and won’t stop unless I or Daryl get him. I think it was just normal for a toddler to be anti-social at times. I have read some mommy blogs that their kids did the same. Although I know I have to do something about it soon.

25th – was a normal day I think. We spent the whole afternoon at Daryl’s Mom’s house. Some people came. They were Daryl’s relatives and kapitbahays who were there, namamasko. Daryl’s mom openly expressed Christmas by giving money to every individual that came.

Sana ako din naambunan..

Pero loss ang beauty ko at ang kagwapuhan ni Daryl kasi si James lang ang binigyan! Hahaha.

Christmas is for kids lang daw.. Bawal ang kids at heart. Hmp!

All day long, we ate and ate and ate.. Welcome fat! Lagi na lang New Year’s Resolution ko ang pumayat! Hayy.. We also went to Mall of Asia because Daryl's Mom thought we are going home at night kaya she asked us to buy her a dozen of Krispy Kreme. Mall of Asia is just a kembot away from their place kaya off we go pero sobrang traffic at daming tao grabe! OA talaga as in.

Tried Krispy Kreme's Kruffin. It was nice specially with that whip cream inside - 40++pesos/ea
 I didn't realize that there was a Hello Kitty parada until I saw Hello Kitty waving to people. Daryl carried James on his shoulders so he can see better. He was starstruck!!  I thought, sayang I wasn't able to attend the VIP viewing nung Hello Kitty Parade thru Mommy Bloggers Philippines.

At night, we were just playing around. I am chatting with officemates online, sending wacky photos of myself until I noticed this two. They were busy watching Pororo on mobile.

 Daryl’s kumpare asked us to go to their house so they can uwind a bit. James and I came along to play with little Karl, his kumapre’s younger son while I do some chismax with the mudrakel.

26th – I suppose to go to work pero the night before, I SMS my boss to see if we have an available slot for another time off. Daryl requested kasi for another night stay at his Mom’s house. Since approved naman  ni boss, go ahead. This time, we slept naman all afternoon while Daryl’s away. Not literally away, nag dodota lang with friends. Grabe parang bata pa din! Hayy.. In the afternoon, we headed to Metropoint for some reason. Sumama lang talaga kami ni James sa lakad ni Daryl. Hehehe. We played at Timezone. We bought a card for 100pesos so we can play with their machines. Sayang lang walang playground for kids. I'll blog about it on a separate post. We went home the night of 26th since Daryl have to work on a Satuday. Booo!!

27th – James and I stayed all day at home. We spent our time at Nanay’s house watching Hell’s Kitchen of Gordon Ramsay. Younger brother bought a DVD copy kasi of Season 8 so DVD marathon kami until Yaya has to go home early at 4:30p because maglalaba pa daw sya sa house nila. Okay, ang lenient ko ha. Movie marathon stopped. James and I went na lang to Puregold to do some grocery. I realized the last time I went, I was alone. Kaya pala hirap na hirap ako that time, may kasama akong makulit na bata. He was sitting on the basket while I push the small cart. I overheard a family saying “Hala! Tingnan mo yung bata oh! Ang taba!” I felt flattered kasi somehow, Thank Goodness, hindi sickly and bagets ngayon! Yipeeee!! Oppps, wag sana mausog!! =)

28th – Spent the whole day at home pa din. James and I in the morning played with his toys. He has a Dinosaurs toy. I thought about showing him how to play with it. I lined the Dinosaurs up while moving them one by one to his house puzzle while roaring. I noticed him watching me and doing roars too.. I think I had his imagination working somehow. I also taught him his age. I would ask “How old are you?” then he would have a finger sign “1”.. We showed this to Daddy and he was proud! Good job James and Mommy!! =)

Daryl went home really late then left really early because of a basketball game. He arrived around 11am na. Lenient me part 2. Instead of the nagging portion, I kept myself shut when he arrived and true enough, silent treatment works!! Hahaha.. he said he’s sorry and will make bawi na lang. Ok fine.. ok pala yung ganon no?! Less talk, less stress, less drama.. Whew! The night of the 28th was spent like this:

Me -  went to palengke ; Daddy – hugas pwet ni James because of poop
Me – cooking ; Daddy – nagkakabit ng lock ng pinto and hugas pwet again because James poop the second time. 

Hahahahaha.. third time actually. Real first time was in the morning and I have to do it then bathe him after. =)

Last night was cuddling time before we slept.

Being together is great no?! I felt contented kahit we don’t spend our weekends malling or going places. With traffic and the amount of people sa mga malls? I’ll choose to stay at home na lang.. Next thing to do? Plan our movie date with Daryl then our First New Year’s Eve then hopefully, making it official Mr and Mrs. =)

Enjoy the remaining days of 2014 and Let's welcome 2015 with a BANG!

From De Castros and Ms. Alipio 


  1. Glad you spent your Christmas well. I am totally enjoying my two-week vacation and am also glad the partner is at home for Christmas (and for New Year, too). He works at a call center, too, and he's not been with us during Christmas in the past two years.

  2. Being together is the whole point of the holidays. Great to see you were able to be together most of the time.

  3. Mukhang masarap yun Kruffin parang gusto ko tuloy lumabas at bumili... XD

  4. Ah, kaya pala gusto mo sa inyo and New Year sa kanila ang Pasko kasi you don't celebrate Christmas. Kakapagod magmall ngayon, super dami pa ring tao kahit tapos na ang Pasko. Haven't tried that KK kruffin yet but It looks good, huh. Try ko nga yan next time instead of the New York cheesecake-flavored donut na fave ko. :)

  5. I used to work in BPO too so we have work during holidays. Good thing you were able to spend holiday with your family.

  6. Merry CHRISTmas! It's so nice when we all remember the reason that we are celebrating it is because of CHRIST. Enjoy the rest of the holiday break!:)

  7. The holidays are really all about spending time with the people who mean most to you and it looks like you were able to do a whole lot of that. :)

  8. Wow, nice naman. Family is the true essence of the festive season. Happy Holidays!

  9. Daryl is so cute! Thanks for sharing how you spent your first Christmas with your partner's relatives. I disagree about Christmas being for kids only, hehe, Christmas is for everyone, kaya next time, sambot ka rin! haha! :))

  10. Wow, when na magiging official Mr. and Mrs.? Na-excite na ako for you! :) So many adventures this holiday season! :) At least you get to celebrate Christmas na unlike when you were younger. Mas masaya, dba? Hehe :) Happy holidays, Mommy Jen! :)

  11. Christmas week is really busy and a bit stressful. But being with the whole family takes all the stress away. Just seeing my kids would make my day complete ^^ Our baby boys are the same, both tabachingching. hehe

  12. It looks like you had a full schedule during the holidays. I'm sure your little one was really happy to have both of you with him for days.

  13. Glad that you were able to have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. :)

    By the way, your little James looks sooo cute!

  14. Glad to see nag enjoy ka sa holidays mo mommy Jen, mukhang madami ka maku kwento ulit sakin sa email a.. hehe! (alam na!)

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year sa inyo! =)

  15. Your toddler's behavior is normal; nakakatakot yung friendly sya sa lahat. Kumbaga, di na marunong magdiscern kung sinong trustworthy. It's nice that you had a great Christmas celebration. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  16. Christmas is best spent with family. Being together during this special day while remembering the birth of Christ makes it meaningful and memorable. Glad to hear you were able to do that last Christmas.

  17. Nice bonding time with your family. I have the same sentiments .. bakit nga ba kids lang ang me envelope tuwing pasko? - edel

  18. It looks like you had fun during the holidays! Sayang nga di ka naambunan ng grasya hehe Christmas is really for kids talaga ; )



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