Sunday, December 30, 2007

Swimming in December

Christening of Lara was held at the St Ignatius Cathedral. We decided to go to Daza Park because there is a small celebration after the binyag. Jali enjoyed swimming at the pool with Mama Veca and EJ and Mama Bangbang.

Sunday, December 23, 2007


I feel so blessed with all the things that are happening in my life. I never expected to win in any contest particularly a beauty contest because I never joined any and I have no intentions whatsoever during my younger years. Honestly, I was hesitant at first to join the pageant considering that I’m not working at municipal hall or directly connected with the committee compared with the other contestants. I joined because I was the youngest in the group (most of them are senior citizens) and our organization lack funds for our projects. Even if my intentions are noble, I feel so shy asking for solicitation. So finally I said to them, why not? It’s for our group anyways. The committee headed by the City Women Council officers conducted a preliminary interview to all the contestants. We were asked to make an essay about ourselves and how we represent the vision of Marikina women (something like that) I can’t seem to recall all the details—it just happened so fast. Next thing I know, we had our practice in preparation for the coronation night. My group was very supportive; they were there during the first up to the final stage of the contest.
Tita Cora A ask me to go their house and she asked me to fit all the gowns of her daughter. I chose the yellow dress because I thought that it would be appropriate for my talent portion. She gave it to me as a gift. Tita Letty Ramos who is also busy at that time agreed to play the piano organ as accompaniment since we cannot find minus one for that particular song. She also plays for the AFP Chorale and other programs of the AFP. I’m glad she is my neighbor and officer in our group. Before Tita Eli B left for the States, she left me a couple of accessories for me to wear. Tita Norie is always there too giving constructive criticism. Lisa lends me her organ stand. Tita Fely accompanies me to buy adapter for the organ. Lola Maring lends me her diamond earrings. I decided to wear that with my gown because I want a very simple accessory to go with it. My friend Toinette accompanied me to the salon and recommended the best hair specialist. She also volunteered to be my Production Asst, Manager, Director, and Coordinator for that day and I would say that she is the BEST.
During the coronation night, I feel confident and I felt that I’m going to have a place. I thought that I’d be lucky enough to be in 2nd or first runner up. But my intuition proves me wrong when Ms Mel announced that I am the 1st Gng Kababaihan ng Marikina 2007. Not only that---I’m also the “ Best in Gown” Of course the highlight is the announcement and coronation of the winners by Mayor Marides Fernando and Vice Mayor Marion Andres and the P12,000 cash prize.
I was also surprised to see some of my classmates and friends there. Some of our neighbors watched too with their families. My relatives, Mama Vecca and Lenlen became my official photographers and Papa Samudio ( as my daughter fondly called him) volunteered to take videos. My mom and dad were very happy with the news, so as with my friends and relatives who greeted me.
You can call me baduy or corny. Basta --- Now I know how it feels like to be a beauty queen. What more can I say -- I’m in cloud9.

Friday, November 30, 2007

3bugs LOs

Another layout of mine "My Silly Princess" was included in 3bugs online gallery. You can check my other 3bugs layouts here.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Dinner Again

It was the wedding anniversary of my good friend and classmate in Med Trans, Vangie. Her husband arrived from the US last week. They weren't able to go to Puerto Galera because there's a typhoon. Instead, they treat us to a sumptous dinner at Dampa. After that, we decided to stroll along Eastwood.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Birhtday Party

A surprise party was held at Saisaki in honor of Mr Ernie de Pedro. He celebrated his 70th birthday today attended by his family, relatives and close friends. I'm very happy to be a part of it. He was my former boss, mentor and also my Ninong sa kasal. I will never forget that he gave me my first job right after I graduated from college.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tinkering Ink Prize

I thought I'll never hear from them again until coz' I have forgotten all about it until I received again an email from Candice of Memory Box last week. It states:

Hi Judy,

Congratulations again on your entry to our Tinkering Ink entry held a few months ago. Anyway, I would like to inform you that your prize has arrived and is available for pick up on our Binondo office. Hope you can visit soon because we have new stocks that arrived and in case you have forgotten, you are also entitled to go "shopping" in our Binondo office up to Php500 as part of your prize.

I am the 2nd place winner with my entry " Li'l Angels. You can view my LO here and Tinkering Announcement here Funny thing, they thought we were from Singapore.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Feeding time

Twice a week, we conduct feeding at the Malanday Elementary School. I have been active with the Kabayani Ladies' for quite somtime and this is just one of our projects. We cook food for the children. And this christmas, we hope we can gather funds to give them extra treats.

I bring along Jali with me because I want to show her what mom does and I hope someday shes going to realize that there are less fortunate children in the world. She helps us distribute the food and she later joined them.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Basic Grey LO

This is my first BG layout. My LO was selected and appeared in their on-line gallery.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Trick or treat

Anjali went trick or treating last Tuesday. Dressed as a princess (courtesy of Lola Mommy), she won the best fairy tale costume.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ooops I did it again!

I guess I was very lucky today. I won 2nd runner up of Filstar's
Contest titled All About Scrapbooking's Ready Set, Scrap! Shoppin delight held at Robinsons Galleria Activity Center. You can check my LO here. Congratulations to my friend Rowee for winning the grand prize. Also to Jeannie, Vangie & Dra Josephine.

Last July 15, 2007, my entry" A Mother, A Daughter" bagged the Special Prize Award. The event, Mom and Baby Fair with Scrap, Baby, Scrap was held at Sta Lucia East Grand Mall.

Rowee and I with Nyoy at the background

Also last June 3, 2007, Rowee and I are the Scrapsport 1st Runner-up winner of our entry "Adorable". It was held at Glorietta Activity Center.

Few months ago, I also won in Banana Peel's Design your flipflop contest. My entry "Pearly Shells" won the first prize (P20,000) Not bad eh?

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Proud Moms

Two of my cousins gave birth to healthy babies. Vanessa gave birth last September 6 and her family visited me last week because it was my birthday. Lara Aviel is so cute.

Lara Aviel

Tina send me a picture of her newborn baby. Her son Gaby is my inaanak.