Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Maligayang Kaarawan, Bro!♥

You are the living proof that people don't need to have the same parents so they can be siblings. I'm glad I have a big brother in you. Happy 27th, Eddie Padilla Jr.! I love you.♥

Bro and the mango cake from Conti's: stole this photo from his iPad. hihihi!

"We'll be friends until forever, just you wait and see."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

Friday, December 16, 2011

My First Present for Christmas 2011

Just came from a quick meet-up with Gigel a little while ago. I was there to give her the payment for her examinations, but I did not expect that I will be getting a gift from her. So the first Christmas gift I got this year was from my little (but not so little anymore) sister.☺ I thought it was crazy that post-its were all over it, but when I read it, I thought, "it's the thought that counts." hehehe!☺ It was Manding's idea (her teammate and best friend) to use post-it instead of the traditional gift tag.  

Who needs gift tags when you have post-it?

I had fun reading the notes. It should have been 11, but I guess the other one fell off while I was at the LRT.:(
The first note: This is for you Nang Edz. I love u. - Dai
I know, it's for me, from you.☺ and oh, I love you, too!♥

The second note: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love, Bentong
Hahaha! I know, right? I'm BENTONG, too.:P

The third note: Matambok ka pa sa 2012 =)
How evuhl! "Matambok ka pa" roughly translates to "tataba ka pa". :|

The fourth note: Thank you for everything. You are so great. Love you much.
Every sister is great, right? I mean, who wouldn't do anything and everything for one's own sister? Hmmm... I admit I'm not always the best sister for her, but it warms my heart knowing that she still thinks I'm great. *teary-eyed*

The fifth note: Halong permi, God bless you everyday - Dai
"Halong permi" is "ingat palagi". We always text and remind each other na mag-iingat, but I guess seeing this actual note is more heartfelt.♥ 

The sixth note (first note from Manding)
Huwaw! So sleng ha, Venting talaga?☺

The seventh note: Happy Christmas! haha! teker sexy! stay pretty :b
Gusto ko to, kasi sexy daw ako at pretty. hahaha! I love Amanding!☺

The eighth note: Hello panda! hahaha! take care!
"Hello Panda" daw o... I'm sure hindi ako yun. hahaha!☺

The ninth note: Papa P and Papa D!
Wahahaha! She knows I love Papa P and Papa D!♥

The tenth note: Ate Heads, your head is big, because ur sexy and smart (hahaha!)
 Manding, huwaw! Naniniwala naman ako na sexy ako, hindi mo na dapat inuulit-ulit yan. hahaha!☺ If you think my head is big, you should have seen my heart. It's bigger because I am full of love. Not necessarily the sensual love, but love from family and friends, like you.♥

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Maligayang Kaarawan, Hazy!♥

11 years and 6 months ago when you walked in that Third Year - Courtesy classroom, another sister was added to my life. Happy 28th, Kathryn Hazel Jade Olano! I love you!♥ 

Late for the 12 midnight surprise. argh!

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Thursday, December 1, 2011

i LOVE the Elephant Parade!♥

It was on our recent trip to Singapura that I noticed several colorful elephant statues around Vivo City and The Fullerton Hotel. That's when I learned that that was The Elephant Parade: the world’s largest open air art exhibition of decorated elephant statues that seeks to attract public awareness and support for Asian elephant conservation. It was such an amazing exhibit, and I felt so lucky that I got the chance to see it even before it ended (this is also their first time in Asia). The exhibit runs from September 11, 2011 - January 12, 2012 in Singapore.

Here are some of the photos I got...

Photos taken at Vivo City:  

Hennaphant by Jonathan Ching 

Me and Hennaphant

Hennaphant with Senyora C and Bessy

Miss India by Nut Thamrongpittayanan

Miss India and Senyora C

Me and Miss India

Elephant Angels by Mindflyer 

Bessy says this is his favorite because it's blue.

Photos taken at Fullerton Hotel with my personal favorite, Delightful Durian by Nat Posila & Ed Robinson:

We didn't get to see all of them as it was too hot when we went to Vivo City, and it was raining when we went to the Fullerton Hotel. Haaay.:( See more photos of the elephants here.

I wish they could drop by the Philippines as well. Or better yet, I hope we could put up our own parade... hmmm... perhaps for the endangered or the threatened species in the Philippines... butanding parade, dugong parade, crocodile parade, tarsier parade, turtle parade, eagle parade... that will be sooo cool! Pero kahit hindi na pala para sa endangered or threatened, basta tatak Pinas, kaya kahit carabao parade na lang, keri na. hahaha!Ü