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2012 (The year the world didn’t end).


Every year, the 5th grade students have a Mother-Daughter bonding day. We had to camp out overnight in school. At the start, it was very hot inside the tent, but by night-time, it was a bit cold already so it wasn’t that hard to sleep (except for the fact that the mommies in the tents beside us were snoring really loud!).

1 Jan



Wash day for our teddies, Carmie (left) and Bachy (right). I forgot how old Carmie is, but Bachy is 25. πŸ™‚ Hehe.

2 Feb


Papa celebrated his 90th birthday.

3 Mar



For our summer vacation, we went up north to Pagudpud.

4 Apr



For my birthday, yes my birthday, we went to Fort Santiago and Luneta because I do not remember ever going there before. We didn’t get to go inside Fort Santiago because it was almost closing time when we got there, so we just went around to take pictures. We also watched the musical fountains in Luneta (and saw several frogs in the grass). πŸ™‚

5 May



June marked the beginning of the new school year, Angel’s last as a grade schooler.

6 Jun



I was given a chance to work on a summer ESL camp, which lasted for one month. One month flew by so fast, and having made new friends and acquaintances, it seemed so short a time to have spent with them. It’s hard to say “hello” and meet new people, but this time, it was harder to Β say “goodbye” … (see this post)

7 July



August marked our first trip out of the country (well, first for me and Angel; sister had already gone to Korea in 2010). We went to Singapore over one of the long weekends. There were lots of people in the Night Safari and in Universal because of the Eid’l AdhaΒ holiday. We also went to the Harry Potter exhibit at the Art and Science Museum in Marina Bay Sands.

8 August


I had to get an NBI clearance for the first time. I arrived at the mall by 6:30 am, but there was already a very long line when I got there. They started giving out numbers at 10am, and I got #207. It was a very long, and frustrating day. Apparently, it’s more likely that you get a “hit” Β if you have more than one name. O.o

9 Sept



Angel’s soccer game (which had been postponed several times due to rain) finally pushed through. They played at CSA Makati, and were awarded 2nd runner-up. πŸ™‚

10 Oct


Family gathered to celebrate Galilee’s debut. πŸ™‚

11 Nov



So the world didn’t end on the 22nd. πŸ˜‰

Christmas time = FOOD, FUN, and FAMILY time! πŸ™‚ The celebrations started on the 23rd, when we had dinner to celebrate Mom and Dad’s anniversary. On the 24th, we had a simple Christmas dinner – arrozcaldo, barbeque, muffins and baked macaroni. Christmas day, we went on a picnic at Camp John Hay where we finished off the leftovers from dinner πŸ˜› After eating, it was time for paintball! πŸ™‚ This year though, we didn’t open gifts until the 27th, which was okay. The kids enjoyed opening their gifts without having to do anything stupid before actually getting the gift.

12 Dec

Yep, that is 2012. Thank God it was a lot better than my 2011. πŸ™‚ Hopefully 2013 will be as good (or even better). πŸ™‚