Oddy’s first birthday

One of my favorite godchild, Oddy, celebrated her first birthday. Her party was held at Kidzoona, an indoor playground for kids and kids at heart, and I tell you that Mischa and Maxine truly enjoyed the party and the venue. Even I loved it because I could let them be since I can see that most of the attractions are safe and kid-proof. I say most because Mischa injured herself going down the slide, but it could be because she didn’t tuck her arms in, scraping the inner folds near her elbow. But it was totally fun on the whole!

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Jaden the big boy


Happy to have celebrated this big, little boy’s first birthday!  I tried to carry him and he seemed to be heavier than Maxine, who is turning three in a couple of months. Haha. I am amazed that his mom, who is on the family way, can still bend, kneel and carry.

Glad to also have met WeiEm, the son of one of Mischa’s ninongs.

And someone got scared of Jollibee 😅. Funny how she likes the big mascot from afar, but cowered and lost her appetite when she saw the real one. Haha.

Our little big Euro-Pinoy friend

Advanced happy birthday to this little guy!

What a cutie! His mom used to work with us a few years back. His dad is German, but they live in Japan right now. They’re home now and this was an advance celebration for this first birthday. It was very simple but intimate. So great to catch up with friends who have since sought other pastures. As with other gatherings, there’s always this feeling of growing old, but getting wiser too. It is them I miss a lot.

Family day out and Lois’ birthday

It is very seldom now that we go out as a family, just the four of us. So we took the opportunity to bond at Lois’ first birthday more than a week ago. We even got a surprise visit from one of our best friends, Jane, who is now based in Singapore.

After Lois’ birthday celebration, we strolled around the Evia Lifestyle Center, our new hangout, the kids played, and the adults had cake and coffee. Simple and lovely, but we had so much fun. It’s good that Evia offers things to keep kids occupied.

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Lois

She was my dinner date last night.

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Lois is the most recent among my godchildren. She’s the daughter of my one of best friends, my maid of honor, Jayjay. I wasn’t able to attend her baptism because I became a wedding sponsor on the same day she joined God’s family. When Jayjay told me I was to be Lois’ godmother, I was a little hesitant at first because there’s a Filipino superstition that you should not be ninangs to each other’s kids (Jay is Mischa’s ninang) because it’s like solian ng kandila. There’s no direct English translation to this, sorry. Anyway, how can one say no to being asked to be a guardian of this cutie. Happy to see her and my childhood friends!

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