Monday, January 23, 2012

.. and finally, the christmas season with the family

I've been meaning to complete my Christmas post series but never found the will to begin, not until now. To be honest, I've been procrastinating too much lately and I hate it. Kung pwede lang siguro akong sapukin ng planner ko every time I miss to do something, nakooo, bugbog sarado na ko. Hahaha! Exag, i know. :P

Now on to my late Christmas kwento.. Before the Christmas Eve, we visited our extended family from mother's side and brought them Noche Buena. We had endless photo-ops with our dear granny. I came to realize that she's getting really old and that we have to spend more time with her amidst our own busy lives. Cousins, you know what to do. Take care of our dear lola. 

we ♥ love you, granny

Back in our house, we had the usual Noche Buena - ham, spaghetti, pancit, lumpia, crispy pata, kalderata, inihaw and lots of desserts. To give proper credit, those with presentation were Ate Tin's share while those without any touch of art were mama's share. Hahaha! Peace, mother. :* Nevertheless, taob din naman lahat!

gondo presentation

don't judge the spaghetti by its cheese

Our Christmas Eve was spent mostly for eating because we didn't have 'exchange gift' this year. We're also not used to wrapping presents for everyone. We just buy stuff for one another as the Christmas season approaches. This is optional though. I repeat, optional. Haha! :P


And as they say, there's always an exemption to the rule and it's none other thaaann.. Drum roll please.. our pwinsesa {that's how papi calls her}! She got two barbie dolls and a piglet stuff toy whose head is even larger than hers.

mama bear, papa bear and baby bear {with her gifts}

For the Christmas parting photo.. our almost-family-picture. We better buy tripod next year, ok? :D

we have yags and papi in our hearts naman. queso!


Now on to our NYE. Believe me when I say we really did not prepare for New Year. Hahaha! It has been our tradition to wear polka dots as we welcome the new year and since most of us do not have one, we made DIY polka dot shirts. Coins plus an old spray paint and voila!

Another tradition is to spend a good amount of fortune with fireworks. What you see in the photo below is less than half of what we used to have. But nowadays, we have to be more practical. Agree?

di kame prepared, not at all
Moving on with our Media Noche - we had ham, macaroni, meatballs, dinuguan, pusit, crispy pata, beef broccoli, aroz valenciana, countless desserts and lots of fruits. Not that I remember all these, I just checked out the pictures. Cheateeeer! :))


As the clock struck 12, Yags started his fireworks display. As usual, we got our neighbors watching it too. Nood na po kayooo.. Limang piso lang ang entrance. Hahaha! 

after the fireworks display

After the fireworks display, we feasted on our Media Noche for a good two hours I guess. If that's gluttony, I'm asking for your forgiveness dear Lord in front of this blog. ;) On the other hand, our pwinsesa only lasted for a few snap shots. She was so sleepy the whole time she wasn't even able to eat.

sleepy baby

And before I end this post, it is with pride and honor that I present to you our best dressed for the night. Hahaha! Charing lang. Our three musketeers oh-so-trendy in their 2012 polka dot shirts. O ha, New Year is more fun in the Philippines. 

two zero one two
it’s alright oh it's alright  ♫ ♬

Lastly, my New Year parting photo. The obligatory family pictures which showcase how trying hard we are of doing wacky shots. Boo!
here's to an awesome 2o12! :D

..and that concludes my holiday blah blahs. I hope you had an awesome Christmas Season too. Up next, my pasalubong na kwento from CDO-Camiguin-Bukidnon. :D



Sey said...

Lucky you were able to take pictures of all the food and events. In our case, no snap shots, not even one, because we're so excited to eat...hahaha. Love tha aroz valenciana, it's been a long time and I was craving for that. Hehehe.

Panalo yung DIY new year shirt. and oh, Camiguin update, yeah, I'm waiting for that.

Jodie-Ann Muckler said...

Wow! I love the pics :) And it's so cool that you took pictures of the food. It's so fascinating xD And it all looks so yummy :3

Anonymous said...

Ang daming foods! ang kyut ng mga polka dots t-shirt..

Orange Pulps ♥ said...

i missed Christmas, and the foods were great! ^^

ang cute n'yo lahat.

anney said...

Mukhang very spoiled ang very cute na prinsesa ah! I love the matching polka dots shirts! You all sure had a lot of fun!

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

Family time is fun time.It seems that you have had good fun.

Follow each other.

Apple Borbon said...

@sey. thanks for always being here. i just posted the first part of my mindanao trip series. ;)

@jodie-ann. been a while. thanks.

@mommy-raz. thank you po. i find them cute too.

@orange pulps. i miss the holiday season too. i miss pigging out the most.

@anney. she's spoiled indeed. haha!

@izdiher. thanks for the visit. ;)