October 31, 2012.
I was meant to post this ages ago but I just didn’t have the time to do it. So I deeply apologize for this late post.
It was my parents’ 25th Silver Anniversary a couple of weeks ago and we decided to celebrate it in Chom Chom. I only knew about this restaurant when I met up with Moira months ago! Ever since then I was just in love with the place. I love the ambience and most especially their food. It’s a mixture of Chinese and Indian cuisine. Best part is…it’s a buffet! You can pick what you eat and how much you eat. And they won’t even charge you for your leftovers unlike other places! (By “other places”, I mean buffet restaurants in the Philippines. Lol!)
It’s a shame that I didn’t manage to take a nice photo of the restaurant though. There were just too many people during that day and I was already starving! I was too caught up with eating that I didn’t bother taking photos, basically.
I can’t remember the last time we spent my brother’s birthday with the whole family. I’m sure it was probably back when we were still in high school or when I graduated from it or somewhere between that line. It has been awhile since we’ve been together as a whole family. I think most of our life, we spent it far from each other rather than together. My mom was already working abroad when I was still a baby, my sister grew up with my Aunt and then, at one point, both of my parents were working abroad. Now, my parents, me and my youngest brother are here in UK while my eldest brother and my sister are in the Philippines. Sigh. This sort of occasion is supposed to make us happy, but it seems to do the opposite.
Anyway, Happy 24th Birthday to my brother. I really miss him and our fights! Hahaha. We fight like proper cats and dogs. We literally hiss and growl at each other. Crazy times!
A lookbook-esque photo of me and my brother earlier. I really like it when he pretend as if I’m not taking a photo of him.
My brother just turned 6 today. I can’t believe that he is no longer my little “baby” brother. (Who squeals and poops when he wants to.) He seems to be growing so fast. Couple more birthdays and he will probably outgrown me. I love you kid brother!
I wish you well for the upcoming year and, as much as I don’t want to say this, stay makulit and sweet like the way you are. Please do try and call me “Ate” when you want my attention and stop calling me just by my first name. Hahaha. I love you.
Browsing some old photos from last year. This was taken during the Euro (Kent) Fair in Canterbury.
I look terribly happy holding that huge cupcake! I remember that it took me days to actually finish it, because it was too chocolate-y and sickly for me. Great times!
Also I forgot to add that, by tomorrow, these photos are actually a year older.
GPOY with your Mom at the beach enjoying the breeze edition. Circa 2010.
ETA: Happy Mother’s Day, Mama. Sorry if I don’t have any flowers to give you since
I we spent the whole day sleeping after doing a night shift. At least we were bonding, right? Hahaha. Anyway, since it’s your special day, you don’t need to repay me for the groceries earlier. Let’s just say it’s my Mother’s Day gift to you. Hee.
Spent an hour trying to teach Josh his ABC’s.
In brief: A test of forbearance.
Joshua, my younger brother, asked me to play his ABC cards with him. A thought came into my mind that perhaps maybe I should teach him his ABC’s. Since he knows how to spell his second and last name. I decided to teach him what are those curvy, straight and diagonal lines —that he thought are drawings— really stands for. After an hour of everything he still pronounces “E” as “ef” and “K” as “kow”. Who knows who taught him that the letter K is enunciate as “kow”. Nonetheless, he did pronounce Z as zed (according to British English Alphabet) so lol I was amused.
On another more educational note, me and Mom had a little argument about Pangngalan (Noun) and Pang-uri (Pronoun). She had a bit of mixed up between the two. She claims that Pang-uri is Noun, and Pangngalan is Pronoun. Lol this will be the first time I’ve win an argument with her. Ha! I don’t even know my Filipino, so I was well dancing-me-bananas when I got it right, hrhr.
This night will be listed in my most favorite nights in all time, not because I won an argument with my Mom but because I had a laugh with my family. It was fun!
Herne Bay. Children’s park near clock tower.
Taken last summer. Post-processed today. I don’t really like this photo because of the van in the background and I hate how I didn’t took the slide’s whole image here. I was at the other side of the fence. I’m sorry.
Just pretend I am not wearing two cardigans at the same time. T’was cold. And to be fair, I did felt over dressed that day. Anyway, I’m paler than my mama now. Ha! Beat that, just for a year, I managed to have a fair white skin. 8D Woo hoo!