Mireya’s close ups….there’s so much more!!! :)) (Taken with Instagram)
Mireya’s close ups….there’s so much more!!! :)) (Taken with Instagram)
Oh yeah…she really loved moving in front of the camera (Taken with Instagram)
Mireya hamming it up for the camera. Sooo cute! 😄 (Taken with Instagram)
I’m mighty proud of my talented cousin! ^__^
My cousins home from SG for the Lunar New Year. I noticed that she’s been eating a lot of chicken on her stay here, thinking that she rarely gets to eat chicken in SG.
Me: You’ve been eating a lot of chicken? A day ago it was KFC…what’s with all the chicken?
Cousin: I don’t know, I’ve been eating everything in sight and I’m getting bigger but I can’t gain more than 4 kilos on my first trimester
Me: Wait…you’re pregnant???
Cousin: I made the announcement here. Weren’t you listening? God Gail! Where were you?
Me: You diiiiddd? What was I doing?
Cousin: You were sitting next to Aunt Beth on the couch
Then I remembered I was watching NCIS that time. Lolz…I missed a very important announcement just for NCIS. I guess everybody’s excited that the family’s getting a new baby. Yey! We’re growing! Praise God for a wonderful miracle and for another blessing for the family. ^__^
Now…back to NCIS… :p
Relatives from my mom’s side came over and we had a late celebration of Mama’s birthday. Here’s the latest member of our family, Cameron who was running EVERYWHERE around the house! And my moody little niece, Mireya ^^;
Cameron is so cute! Lolz on Mireya’s attitude =))
Mireya, practicing her smile (Taken with picplz.)
I’m interviewing my 2 year old niece Mireya. She had so much fun seeing herself on the Itouch…she kept pressing on the screen while the camera was recording..lolz!
Me: How many fingers do you have?
Mireya: Twee …
**(she couldn’t properly pronounce the letter “R” yet)
HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!
This was my Dad, in his younger years. I found this photo while going through the “old treasure chest.” I have no idea on how old he was here.
One of the fondest memories I have of my Dad is of him playing his guitar. He played a lot of Elvis’ songs but what I would always beg for him to play would be Puff the Magic Dragon. Being a little girl who’s head was all caught up in fairy tales, Puff the Magic Dragon had that fantasy appeal to me. Every time my dad played this song my imagination would start drifting off to a place that had knights, dragons and damsels in distress. I considered my Dad to be a rock star in his own right…but I guess when you’re a little girl your Dad will always be a rock star and a super hero in your eyes ^__^.
I can’t personally greet my Dad Happy Father’s Day, so this is my way of shouting out into the heavens to let him know I’m thinking about him, I miss him, and that I love him.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL THE DADS OUT THERE! ^__^
I’m currently going through old family albums looking for the perfect picture of my grams & aunts to print on large scale canvas. I don’t have the originals yet but my cousins were able to scan some and post them on an online photo dump site.
Found this little nugget of joy.
Aunt Marl & Uncle Jim at the back. I’m not sure if they were already hitched here, but Aunt Marl looks so young, I’m guessing Uncle Jim was still in courting mode. Based on the date imprint on the side, this looks like it was from April 1969.
At front you’ll see my very handsome Grandpa & my always stylish Grandma. I’ll be posting more on my Grams on later dates ‘coz I consider her my heroine ^__^.
I just thought of posting this photo ‘coz I remembered how Grandma loved the sea. When we were kids I recall always making family trips to La Union for beach picnics. I think it was always on Grandmas birthday and other long holidays that served as perfect excuses for out of town family trips. The Aunts who were all working in Manila and the rest of La Familia David who were residing in Baguio would meet halfway in La Union. I used to think the best thing about these beach trips was going home with sunburn right before school started and waiting for the skin to peel. I loved peeling off my burnt dead skin…of course now I couldn’t do it ‘coz we all know how harmful extended sun exposure can be (lame as hell, if you ask me). So I think my love for the sea was highly influenced by my Grams. The only thing that baffles me is how I never in all those years of beaching learned how to swim. I can float, but for the life of me, could not seem to swim head above water in respectable depths…I’m still stuck in the kiddie pool :(.
June 6th. Today is supposedly my Grandmothers birthday (although my family’s been debating about this since we’re all not sure if it is indeed the 6th or 7th), she’s been living with The Creator for about nine years now. Today, me and my clan La Familia David put to rest the remains of my Aunt Christine, she was 51 years old. She is now reunited with my Grandparents, my Aunt Len, and my Dad. Although it is sad and with no question, very difficult to be saying farewell to family members you love and care about, what I’ve realized is that we’re all still very lucky and immensely blessed to HAVE family. We are a very tightly knit clan, and I believe this is all thanks to my Grandmother. She has trained and reared her children (and grandchildren) to be helpful, generous, kind, and supportive with one another. Through years of observation and living with them I have observed how everyone tries to share in each others burden to try and lighten the load of grief or sorrow. We support each other in any way we can (the size of the gesture does not matter, whatever support is given will always be appreciated). We rejoice and celebrate in each others joy and achievements. It is my Grandmothers legacy that we are indeed a very loving family.
I belong to a family similar to a pack of pachyderms. Elephants, to be more specific. Elephants are very protective and caring of each of the members in their pack, especially their young. If you’ve heard the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child”, this very much applies to Elephants and to my family. When I was 9 and lost my Dad to cancer, I may have been orphaned of a father but I actually gained extra mothers & fathers. From then on, my Aunts and Uncles helped bring me and my brother up, contributed a great deal to our education, and raised me into the person I am now. It is certainly true that God will never leave you empty handed. When you lose something, He replaces it with something greater.
On this rainy afternoon, I’m sad only because I will be missing my Aunt. No more conversations and bonding while wrapping Christmas gifts, no more coffee dates with the “Tres Marias”, no more gushing over kikay stuff. What I am optimistic about are the many miracles God has in store for my Uncle & cousins. I believe and trust that God has something very beautiful planned for this family. For now, I miss my “Lola” and I’ll be missing my Aunt…but I’m happy that they are where they need to be, and I’m pretty sure we’ll eventually have a grand La Familia David reunion where there is limitless joy and peace.
(BTW: This is another reason why I love Elephants, they remind me of my family)
day 26. a photo of your favorite weekend
A view of Taal Volcano from the Taal Vista Hotel.
A recent weekend trip w/ La Familia David to Tagaytay (technically not a weekend but an extension of a weekend). All we did was take in the scenery from the car, think of the next place to eat, spent a little time at the spa, enjoy the weather, and eat again! =))
day 4. a photo of the last place you went on holiday
Baguio City! (My hometown)
*(Photo of Pine Trees, the usual scenery in Baguio; Photo from Jemma Catral’s camera)*
Most of La Familia David went home to Baguio one weekend last month to attend some family meeting of sorts. I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to re-experience the cold weather (which I miss very much) so, even if it was an overnighter I mustered up the courage to commute back home by bus =D. I miss Baguio during the rainy seasons when I could just stay home, try to stay warm under blankets or sit in front of the fire place drinking hot chocolate =,c