Friday, December 31, 2010

happy new year!

2010 has been a tug of war of triumphs and trials. But I'm thankful for all the blessings that was given to me this year. The new friends, experiences and all the laughters shared.

I will rock 2011! and continue to dream :)

rediscovering intramuros

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

merry christmas everyone!

more love, party and blessings for the coming year!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

my artwork for the box boy exhibit

winning moment

dear universe,
maraming salamat sa balato :) major, major na kasiyahan ito!
magiging masaya christmas ng mommy and sisters ko!

i have one more wish, pero sa january na, hinihintay ko sya
at pinagdadasal araw-araw.


Friday, December 17, 2010

haberday pau!

to one of the loveliest persons i know, happy, happy birthday!
i love you and i will always be here for you!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

december 1 is mommy's day!

Yesterday was my mom's birthday. We would usually have a family dinner to celebrate her day
but since I knew I'd have a very busy day, I told my sisters that we should prepare a suprprise
birthday breakfast instead.

My sister En did the grocery and the three of us cooked breakfast. En woke me up at 5:00 am and
my mom the early riser was already up at that time. When she saw me and my sister in the kitchen,
she told us,"alas-sinko palang matulog pa kayo!" what she said made me smile. My mom is really sweet
in her own way.

En and Gi mostly did the cooking and I set up the table. My dad was the one who was surprised but loved the idea. O, but I did some cooking too! the best seller breakfast, I cooked the scrambled eggs.

Happy Birthday Mom! I love you!

Monday, November 15, 2010


i was just trying to google stuff and stumbled on this article by nan sta.maria of status magazine about a year ago and how funny that i saw the whole article only now.

you can check it here.


Friday, November 12, 2010

fulfilling dreams

photo by nico orillano

dearest ej,
i'm so proud of you! i hope this film will open new doors for you.
love always m

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

welcome to manila emilia and byungjin!

mark introduced me to new friends last night who both flew from korea.
and we all love halo-halo, buko pandan and leche flan ^_^

Saturday, November 6, 2010

loving my new phone

wes got me a new phone for my birthday and i so love it!
i don't really buy tech stuff and this is the first time i'm having a phone that can take better pics. it brings out my being trigger happy ;)

that's me and my sister while in a pedicab

the fat cat owned by the bpi guards in shaw blvd.
i love snow globes! this one is taken at toy kingdom
yey! thank you wes

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

overheard at the grocery

girl: hon, i have to use my credit card again to pay for the grocery! we are way over budget with
all these junk food you placed in our cart!
boy: it's ok masaya naman tayo dalawa!

yes, in the next scene they hug and kiss.

note to self: i'm kinda happy that i'll be enjoying all my junk food alone at home
(ok, i'm giving some to my sisters!).
but sharing it with someone ain't half as bad ;)

Friday, October 22, 2010

rain, rain, go away!

kuha sa jeep mula sa celphone ko sa kasagsagan ng bagyo.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

dear universe 3

i want to go here, pretty please!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

because toys never fail to make me smile

i have a busy week ahead, so here's a post that i hope would make you smile too!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

i will miss you!

last week was the last day at day of my office mate's karen and guia. but there's so much work that i felt i didn't properly get to say goodbye. so this post is for the both of them, for the fun times, the tough times and all the wonderful memories we shared.

good luck and all my love goes to the both of you!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

of heroes and history

It was around 1970 when my dad and his family moved to Sampaloc, Manila when his father Judge Lorenzo Tecson of San Miguel, Bulacan died. And ever since I can remeber every November 1, we would always go to San Miguel, Bulacan to visit my grandfather and my great grandfather's (Pablo who has the same name as my Tito Toto, my dad's brother) graves.

"Light a candle and pray", my dad would often urge me, and of course as a child I followed my dad I would walk up a mausoleum with our last name written on it and the grave beside my great grandfather they said was his wife but not my grandmother.

I guess I never understood during that time the whole scheme of things, until I stumbled upon a Tecson facebook page and learned my history. My great grandfather was Col. Pablo Tecson, a soldier who defended the Philippines during the Spanish war. He and his brother Simon were significant figures in the Malolos Convention in 1898. My lolo was a hero.

I was cool with it, no biggie until someone who was an acquaintance (really cute guy) asked for my full name and uttered, Tecson? are you related to Pablo Tecson the hero? I gave him my megawatt smile and said YES! :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

photo shoot

my cousins and i love to do photo shoots. this is the most recent one we had. enjoy!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

that icky feeling

do you ever feel so restless but there's so much work to do? an almost depressive feeling that you almost want to cry your heart out, but you just choke it all up and sulk in your chair and pretend that you are working on something that will change the world. not.

so you browse your old networking accounts, glance through all the photos you posted, the comments your friends made and everything else that you left behind before you found a new networking site to post all your stuff on. but the browsing of the photos makes you smile, you see the younger you with friends and family and you were really happy. then there's an album with the photos of the people who are not with you anymore, the people you miss and the people whom you wish were with you this very moment. you start to sniffle and whimper and hug yourself a little bit (but look out if people are watching). your heart feels like someone is holding it in their palms and is crushing it. you feel your stomach rumble a little. you close your eyes and wish you'll survive the day, and another wish of having a reason to smile again.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

manila bay

once in a while when i see something like this, i say a prayer of thanks.
i feel lucky that i get a glimpse of heaven in a country like ours and
still feel hopeful of the things to come.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

birthday shout out

chet, for the beautiful long distance friendship ;)
happy birthday buddy! all the best!
'90s - both as thin as a stick :P

i know you love jodi, so i grabbed the opportunity :D