How We Celebrated The New Year 2015

January is almost over and yet, here I am still blogging about how we spent our New Year. Haha! Anyway, better late that never. :-P

Our celebration, like last Christmas, was very simple. We didn't even have fireworks whatsoever, or any other form of making noise like maybe a sound system controller similar to the one from this link. We didn't go out of the house at midnight to watch the fireworks outside because I am so afraid of fireworks. Considering all the accidents I have been seeing in the news, I would rather watch it from afar. Actually, even watching it by the window makes me sort of paranoid. Hihi! Good thing that we can still view some of our neighbors' fireworks from our window so Trev was able to watch the sparkling fountains. That's good enough. Also, we have toy horns from last year so that's what we used to make some noise. 

If last Christmas Trev was sleeping, this time around, for the first time since he was born, Trev was wide awake during Media Noche. Hurray! So, we were able to take some pictures at our humble Media Noche table, too. We enjoyed our simple spread together. 

Anyway, here are some photos during our celebration. 

My two loves while waiting for 12 midnight. :-)


Our Christmas Celebration 2014

Hello, friends! Whew, it's been a while. How are you all? How was your holiday? I hope you all had a blast. I terribly missed blogging. I hope to be able to update soon. 

Anyway, here's my fist post for the year. :-)

While everyone has gotten over the holiday rush and are now back to regular programming, here I am still posting about it. Haha! Sorry, lately I really couldn't find time to update my blog, which honestly kind of frustrates me because I have so many things that I want to share with you. 

I am trying my best to squeeze some time for me to be able to update and publish some posts. Hope I would be able to do it all soon. 

So, to start the year, I would like to share with you how our simple celebration went through these photos. 

Our simple spread consists mainly of pasta carbonara, macaroni fruit salad and graham balls.
All prepared by yours truly. :-)


Home-made No Bake Mango Cheesecake

Home-made No Bake Mango Cheesecake
My home-made no bake mango cheesecake. :-)

I have been craving for a yummy cheesecake since my first failed attempt at making one during my son's 3rd birthday (Yes, I made an Oreo Cheesecake for him but for reasons I don't know, I totally forgot to include the sugar, so just imagine how it tastes like, haha!). Anyway, a few days before Christmas day, I decided I should try making one again. This time, I prepared a mango cheesecake. Well, I didn't forget the sweetener (condensed milk) this time but I failed again at one thing, which was, well, very minor naman. The result was way much better than my Oreo version, hihi!

Anyway, here goes. I was searching for an easy no bake version of a cheesecake when I stumbled upon a recipe from Yummy.ph. I just did some tweaks here and there to satisfy my and my family's taste buds.

Here's the ingredients that I used.


‘Tis The Season For The SM Pamaskong Handog Para sa Global Pinoy

How did your Christmas go? Ours was simple but absolutely memorable. I can't wait to tell you about it. I am sure glad that we're all together during this special season. 

I bet it would be difficult if you or one of your loved ones is away from you during this time. That's why I salute all our OFWs for all their hardwork and sacrifices. It must really be very hard working away from their families. Surely one of their absolute happiness is to be able to spend time with their loved ones especially during this season. 

That's why for this year's holidays, let us not forget the sacrifices of our OFWs that have been working hard in another country and missing Christmas here in the Philippines. Here's a video from SM Global Pinoy that will truly touch your heart.

An OFW mother was given the best Christmas she has ever had.

Be sure to get your tissues ready. :-)

From the press release:

Coming home has never been this sweet as SM Global Pinoy honored an OFW who came home to spend Christmas together with her loved ones. This tribute video is SM Supermalls’ way of saying ‘thank you’ to OFWs for their hard work and support, not only for their families, but also to the SM Global Pinoy Program.

Watch the heartwarming SM Global Pinoy Video through this link:



SM Supermalls World Choir Day 2014 Celebration

Christmas carols really set the holiday spirit. Whenever one hear a group or a solo performer sing carols, one would surely feel the warmth of the holiday cheer.

SM Supermalls World Choir Day 2014 Celebration
SM General Santos Chorale
Last December 7, hearts were filled with joy of music as SM Supermalls celebrated World Choir Day 2014 — an international event of remarkable music that was started in order to bring communities together with the values of unity, peace, and understanding.

SM Supermalls World Choir Day 2014 Celebration


One Less Thing to Worry About on Your Wedding Day

Colgate Optic White Makes Brides’ Dreams Come True

Last September, the Colgate Optic White Dream Wedding Promo was launched giving brides-to-be a chance to have the wedding dream team, Jason Magbanua and Pat Dy cover their special day. 

From all the hopeful brides who sent in their entries, Precious V. Pasia will be having her dream wedding captured by Jason and Pat. 

Colgate Optic White Makes Brides’ Dreams Come True

Our First Christmas Tree

Finally, last December 1, we were able to put up our very own Christmas tree. Yes, this time, a real one. Not real real, but, yeah, you know what I mean. Remember our tree last year? :-) 

We moved in here at our home sweet home December of last year and moving in was a lot of work (and required a lot of expenses, too! hihi!) so we were not able to buy and put up our Christmas tree then. Now, we're still in that state here at our home where we still need a lot of work to be done but we decided that it's time for us to put up our tree. So, off we went to the mall and bought an affordable but pleasant looking tree.