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Happy New Year!

It has been a tradition of ours to welcome the new year at home completely surrounded with the whole family and our neighbors. 🙂 As always, my sister Mariah and I dress up for the celebration. For this year, I chose to wear a yellow, grey, white, and black mini dress with rectangular designs (for bills! Haha!). Graduate na kami sa polka dots.

Welcoming the New Year Outfit

Welcoming the New Year Outfit

I bought the dress more than 5 years ago and this is not the first time I wore this. But I love this dress to bits and couldn’t let it go. 🙂 My black peep toe pumps are from Zara, which I bought during the Blogger’s United 4 event from Camille Co. The pair of silver earrings I wore is a gift from an aunt in the USA. The silver bling bling bracelet is a gift from my mom. And the hearts necklace is from Silverworks, it’s part of the package I won from their online blog giveaway care of Camille Co.

Wearing the necklace I won from the Silverworks giveaway

Wearing the necklace I won from the Silverworks giveaway

Loving the hearts necklace from Silverworks

Loving the hearts necklace from Silverworks

Did my own makeup :)

Did my own makeup 🙂

I’ll be posting a tutorial and a list of the products I used for this look in my next blog post. 🙂

Here’s what my sister wore:

Mariah's New Year's Eve Outfit

Mariah’s New Year’s Eve Outfit

The shoes are bought from Laureen Uy.

Here are some pictures taken during our celebration.

With Mariah, Papa, Patrick, and Mama

With Mariah, Papa, Patrick, and Mama

With Mariah, Mama, Mommy, and Tita Angie

With Mariah, Mama, Mommy, and Tita Angie

With the Haise St. neighbors

With the Haise St. neighbors

With Mama and Mariah

With Mama and Mariah

Beautiful Shot with Trisha and Mariah

Beautiful Shot with Trisha and Mariah

Goofiness with Sisters

Goofiness with Sisters

With Papa, Mikey, Mama, and Mariah

With Papa, Mikey, Mama, and Mariah

And let’s not forget the food. Mama was sooo busy preparing everything. 🙂 She’s totally the best cook in world! ♥ My sister Mariah prepared the graham cake. She does that every year. And I was the one cooked and prepared the pesto pasta. 🙂 It’s one of my specialties and I’ve had a lot of requests for that ever since I started preparing it 5 years ago.

For lunch, we had this buttered shrimp. Sooo yummy!

Buttered Shrimp

Buttered Shrimp

This is so good that I think I ate 1/4 kilo of this! LOL! And then for the celebration, here’s what we have:

Fried Rice c/o Papa

Fried Rice c/o Papa

Meatballs

Meatballs

Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken

Pork Cordon Bleu

Pork Cordon Bleu

This is the first time that Mama served this pork cordon bleu at home… Bestseller! 🙂

Gising gising - similar to Bicol Epress (for pulutan)

Gising gising – similar to Bicol Epress (for pulutan)

Pesto Sauce for the pasta

Pesto Sauce for the pasta

Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta

Buko Salad

Buko Salad

Krispy Kreme donuts from Trisha's friend

Krispy Kreme donuts from Trisha’s friend

And the whole table was covered with food!

New's Year Eve Feast

New’s Year Eve Feast

And to start the year, I’d like to thank the people who’ve made my 2012 so special.

  • To my family, for always being there for me… and for supporting and encouraging me to do the things that I want to do.
  • To my boyfriend, for always loving me no matter what. 🙂 For always making me happy and finding ways to make me smile when I feel down. For always making an effort to plan all our celebrations. For getting me to places I’ve never been before. For always treating me like a princess. And for letting me feel that I am the luckiest girl in the world for having such a wonderful boyfriend!
  • To my high school and college friends, including friends from The Manila Collegian and PROPharm, for the great company and for the always biglaan get-togethers. Though we see each other rarely, it always feels like just a few days since we last met. 🙂 Let’s see each other more this 2013!
  • To my friends and colleagues at Generika and to the owners, thank you for the opportunity to work with you. It’s really more fun at Generika. 🙂
  • To Tito Raff and Tita Wilma, for the unending support, love, encouragement, and words of wisdom.
  • To all the customers of Anthea and Sophya Libris, thank you for your continued patronage. Because of all your purchases, we were able to donate to 2 organizations and various charities. Oh diba, gumanda ka na, nakatulong ka pa. 🙂 Hehe!
  • And to all the readers of this blog, thank you for all your support! We’re currently at the top 174 of fashion and beauty blogs in the Philippines. By the end of this year, I hope that we’ll be able to be included in the top 100. 🙂 And I promise to blog more often! 🙂

Cheers! Happy New Year everyone! 🙂

xoxo,

♥ Monique ♥

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Mikey Admitted at Hospital for Dengue Fever

Mikey at Olivarez General Hospital

Mikey at Olivarez General Hospital

My brother had fever since Wednesday last week. He went to see a doctor at Paranaque Doctors Hospital but was diagnosed as having only Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. So we thought it was just that. But he started vomiting frequently on Saturday. We rushed him immediately to the emergency and it was found out that his platelet count was very low. They also did other tests and was later diagnosed to have dengue. So my brother is currently admitted at Olivarez General Hospital due to dengue fever. It was a good thing that we did not wait to bring him to the ER til the next day. Otherwise, his platelet count would have gone very low and it might lead to hemorrhage.

Dextrose and Vitamins IV

Dextrose and Vitamins IV

Sick with Dengue

Sick with Dengue

 

Treated with Dextrose, Multivitamins, and Ceftriaxone

Treated with Dextrose, Multivitamins, and Ceftriaxone

Hope he recovers soon.

Hope he recovers soon.

Please pray for his speedy recovery. Thank you!

xoxo,

♥ Monique ♥

Sweet Sister

My sister borrows my laptop sometimes to do some school work. And when I was about to leave for a provincial trip, she left me this message on my desktop:

I Love You Ate Moe!

I Love You Ate Moe!

Awww… Thanks Trisha! 🙂

Happy Father’s Day!

To celebrate Father’s Day, my siblings and I treated Papa to a dinner at Pizza Hut. 🙂 We rarely go out of our home… I wish we have more moments like this. ❤

We ordered the Feast for 8. Though there were only 6 of us that time, bitin siya!

Pizza Hut's Feast for 8

Pizza Hut’s Feast for 8

Trisha, Papa, and Mariah

Trisha, Papa, and Mariah

Me, Patrick, Trisha, and Papa

Me, Patrick, Trisha, and Papa

Daddy's Girls

Daddy’s Girls

Caesar Salad, y u so yummy?

Caesar Salad, y u so yummy?

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup

This Spaghetti Bolognese tastes so much better than the one in the Super Panalo meals.

This Spaghetti Bolognese tastes so much better than the one in the Super Panalo meals.

Supremo Tuscani Pizza

Supremo Tuscani Pizza

We had so much fun and, of course, we’re all super busog! *burp*

Papa and the Kids

Papa and the Kids

Happy Father’s Day Papa! 🙂 We love you so much!

xoxo,

Monique

Happy 15th Birthday Trisha!

Happy 15th Birthday Trisha Mae!

Happy 15th Birthday Trisha Mae!

On February 12, my youngest sister Trisha celebrated her 15th birthday! 🙂 Our Baby Mae is now all grown up. ^_^

I have been out of town for a long time… so I wanted to spend some quality time with my family. It was indeed great timing that I’m home in time for Trisha’s birthday. Yay! 🙂

Straight from the airport, I just took a shower and changed clothes then we were off to celebrate!

We celebrated her birthday at Racks – SM Mall of Asia. We had Surf N’ Turf Family Meal (good for 8 persons) for lunch. We had a full rack of ribs, spaghetti carbonara, brocolli with cheese, asian slaw, mashed potatoes, fish fillet with fries, rice, and 2 pitchers of Coke and Sprite. 🙂 We all got so full! These are rare moments that the whole family’s complete… Sobrang saya ko dahil kumpleto kaming lahat. ❤ I couldn’t ask for more!

So here’s my birthday wish for Trisha:

“Trisha, I pray for your good health. Study hard, you know our goals. 🙂 Stay sweet and pretty! I hope you’d be kinder to us and may you be more sensitive to our feelings. Hehe! Just be happy always and enjoy your childhood! ❤ Mwah! I love you baby Mae!”

Here are some snapshots taken on that day.

With the pretty birthday girl.

With the pretty birthday girl.

Here’s what I wore: pink tank top from Victoria Secret, black vest, dark denim skirt, black flats from Parisian,  pink and brown animal print bag from Elizabeth Arden, earrings from Singapore, silver bangles, and Rolex watch.

Just me.

Just me. 🙂

With my sexy mama.

With my sexy mama.

With my family.

With my family.

With Rhalph <3

With Rhalph ❤

With Rhalph, Mariah, and Mikey

With Rhalph, Mariah, and Mikey

 

The boys - Patrick, Mikey, Papa, and Rhalph

The boys - Patrick, Mikey, Papa, and Rhalph

The girls - Mariah, Mama, Trisha, and I

The girls - Mariah, Mama, Trisha, and I

More pics at my Photobucket. 🙂

After lunch, we just strolled around and helped Trisha buy a prom dress. 🙂 Super kapagod din maglibot sa mall but at least she already has a gown for their prom. I bet she’s super excited na!

Ciao for now!

xoxo,

♥ Monique ♥