Monday, December 31, 2012

HAPPY
NEW
YEAR!!!

may we all have a more abundant year ahead! together, let's make an unforgettable 2013! strive for the best in life! let’s fill each day with memories worth keeping and sharing! most importantly, may we all be worthy of the blessings we receive!


                                                        

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas with the Rimases

122512. tuesday.

let me begin this post by greeting you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS! J 

what did you do on Jesus’ birthday? i spent HIS big day with my family, as usual. it has been an annual tradition. we’d all go to our Lola and Lolo’s house to celebrate and bond together. this is one of those events that any of the Rimases should not miss ‘coz rarely do we get the chance to be almost complete, if not complete. considering the big family that we have, there’ll always be one or two relatives absent. HAHAHA! to those who didn’t make it this year, you were still with us in spirit! J

these are the only photos on my phone. :)
Christmas is always beyond fantastic and awesome when spent with one's kin! our family is just so loud and superb. each has his/her own drama. that’s just who we are, and we have learned to accept each other wholeheartedly. all of us, we are who we are because of our family. J

introducing mia famiglia! hahaha! (just ignore my awkward smile, please. pahaha!)

wish everyone’s having a blast this Christmas season! today’s just the beginning of a long celebration, which means we still have more time to spend with our family and loved ones. also, i believe this is a great opportunity to thank the Man above for  everything we received and have yet to receive. this occasion is for and about HIM after all. 

go ahead, there’s no time to waste! enjoy! be merry! J

Monday, December 24, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Pig-out: The RSM Diaries


121612. sunday.

Christmas season is everyone’s favorite! this is that time of year when nonstop eating and partying are legit! yeeehaaa! December weekends mean parties here and there, get-togethers here and there. last night was no exception! i went to the yearly Christmas party/pig-out of my Diamond family.J

Faith(absentee), Alexa, Jusz, Hibek(LET passer-to-be), Ceff(Tumblr famous), Julie, Darwin(kidnapped), Froi(hunk), Krizia, Bernard, Mel, Ver dined at RSM Lutong Bahay, Bacnotan branch.but hey, the meet-up ain’t all that simple. supposedly, we were to meet at 4PM. the late comers that we are, people started arriving at around 5PM to 7PM. whatever happened to 4? coming to parties late since circa 2004, and rocking it. Diamond represent! HAHAHA!
fast forward to dinner, RSM was perfect for an intimate get-together. the ambiance is so home-y. plus, there weren’t many guests that night so the space was all ours. their food was fantastic! they’re serving delicious Pinoy dishes. i can still taste that sinigang! and that leche flan, ugh! HAHA.
this party ain’t complete without the kwentuhan! we did catch up about each other’s whatabouts, as usual. then, we went down memory lane as we talked about how we were in high school. nostalgia! the stories and jokes of the past, they never get old. how we laugh at them, it’s like we’re hearing them for the first time. J
then, an unexpected friend showed up! *insert drum roll* tadaaaa! Roy was there… in spirit! HAHA! this was my fault, in part, since i was the one who pulled out his photo. but there’s nothing to be mad about because he, or should i say his photo, upped the fun we had! you know that feeling when you’re belly starts aching and you just can’t breathe because of laughing too much? that’s what he did to us! HAHAHA! miss you, Roy! here are some of his photos while camwhoring. HAHAHA!
miss and love you, Roy! HAHAHA! you camwhore! HAHAHA!
though there was a little drama, i could still say that the dinner was a success! nothing’s boring with these people. to use Froi’s words, like passing through the eye of a needle, we made it through the night! J
P.S.
after the party, i was stuck with Faith ‘til 4AM. the price i pay for the favor she did. well, no regrets because the night gave birth to new plans for next year's getaways! J

P.P.S.
early this morning, i attended the first day of misa de gallo for this Christmas! this is my first time ever to attend simbang gabi, and i plan to complete the nine-day-long celebration! J


*big thanks to Faith, Krizia and Alexa for the photos!

Monday, December 10, 2012

‘This Is Not A Christmas Party’ (Potluck Party)


120912. sunday.

yesterday, December 8, was craaaaaaazy and awesooooooome!
see that? our party's just too grand that it needed to have a teaser. HAHA!
first of all, you should know that we have friends who’re not Catholic (not talking about Paul and Jamie here. HAHA! joke! love you both.), which means some of our loves are not allowed to attend Christmas parties because it's considered a sin in their religion. the kind-hearted friends that we are(BWAHA), we had to find a way to make them attend the party without committing sin. the solution? hold a ‘This Is Not A Christmas Party’ Party! but mind you, we did exchange gifts! we reasoned out we did it just for the fun of it but not because it’s a Christmas tradition! clever! HAHAHA!J
clockwise from Top Left: Jamie's 'monthsary gift' from Je. HAHA; that's my kiss! even took the effort of putting lipstick for that. mwah! HAHA!; sweet chocolate gift!; artsy message from Je; and why is there a HAPPY BIRTHDAY bag?! HAHAHA!; tiny, tiny cupcake and cards. :); love that fluffy M&M's pillow! 
i never thought i'd get nata de coco for a gift, never crossed my mind. HAHAHA. thank you, puring!
Je, Kreng, Jusz, Puring, Jamie, Sarah, Moning, Jonas, Aileen, Camille, Pammy, and i were the ones who attended the parteeeyyy! everyone brought food, that’s why this is also a Potluck Party!J there were chocolate cakes, pasta, fruit salad, coffee jelly, buko pie, fries, buttered potatoes, lumpia, softdrinks, wine. lotsa lotsa food!Jwe were only 11, but heck our food was good for 30 people. you can only imagine how bloated all of us were. what’s funnier was, we kept on saying we already feel overfed, overstuffed, but we  just continued eating the whole day even so!(those buttered potatoes were my favorite that night! haha!)HAHA!
food’s always better when partnered with laughter and stories.J there was a lotta catching up, as always. with the way we missed each other, i can confidently say we have already covered all topics, from the most dramatic to the most hilarious to the nastiest. i’d rather not talk about them in detail here. believe me, you do not wanna know. HAHA.
wooohooooo! what an awesomazing party! we should definitely do this again, and we would. I LOVE THESE PEOPLE!J another get-together’s been set on January. excited!
 
BTW, big, big thanks to Kreng’s family, the Maligaya clan, for being so nice, patient and hospitable! THANK YOU! JJJ


*huge thanks to Jerome and Sarah for the photos!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

college life in a stack

120312. monday.


#college life in a stack

handouts, reports, test papers, term papers, theses - i doubt anyone would graduate college without having to wrestle with these paperworks. nightmare-ish, aren't they? especially when they have to be dealt with all at once. deadlines are rough times. this pile of papers sums up everything about my college life (not that this is the only thing we did, but this is quite a pile!). i'm just too relieved i've gotten through this ordeal. BUUUUUUT (yes, a long and all caps BUT is necessary) something, somewhere at the back of my mind, tells me that, at one point or another, my body feels a longing for the torture and the cramming this stack used to bring. all them all nighters that leave you sleepless. draining yet rewarding. you just gotta savor the moment. maybe i just miss college. oh, how much i miss school.

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