Events,  Family,  Fashion

Happy New Year!

It has been a tradition of ours to welcome the new year at home completely surrounded with the whole family and our neighbors. πŸ™‚ As always, my sister Mariah and I dress up for the celebration. For this year, I chose to wear a yellow, grey, white, and black mini dress with rectangular designs (for bills! Haha!). Graduate na kami sa polka dots.

Welcoming the New Year Outfit
Welcoming the New Year Outfit

I bought the dress more than 5 years ago and this is not the first time I wore this. But I love this dress to bits and couldn’t let it go. πŸ™‚ My black peep toe pumps are from Zara, which I bought during the Blogger’s United 4 event from Camille Co. The pair of silver earrings I wore is a gift from an aunt in the USA. The silver bling bling bracelet is a gift from my mom. And the hearts necklace is from Silverworks, it’s part of the package I won from their online blog giveaway care ofΒ Camille Co.
Wearing the necklace I won from the Silverworks giveaway
Wearing the necklace I won from the Silverworks giveaway

Loving the hearts necklace from Silverworks
Loving the hearts necklace from Silverworks

Did my own makeup :)
Did my own makeup πŸ™‚

I’ll be posting a tutorial and a list of the products I used for this look in my next blog post. πŸ™‚
Here’s what my sister wore:
Mariah's New Year's Eve Outfit
Mariah’s New Year’s Eve Outfit

The shoes are bought from Laureen Uy.
Here are some pictures taken during our celebration.
With Mariah, Papa, Patrick, and Mama
With Mariah, Papa, Patrick, and Mama

With Mariah, Mama, Mommy, and Tita Angie
With Mariah, Mama, Mommy, and Tita Angie

With the Haise St. neighbors
With the Haise St. neighbors

With Mama and Mariah
With Mama and Mariah

Beautiful Shot with Trisha and Mariah
Beautiful Shot with Trisha and Mariah

Goofiness with Sisters
Goofiness with Sisters

With Papa, Mikey, Mama, and Mariah
With Papa, Mikey, Mama, and Mariah

And let’s not forget the food. Mama was sooo busy preparing everything. πŸ™‚ She’s totally the best cook in world!Β β™₯ My sister Mariah prepared the graham cake. She does that every year. And I was the one cooked and prepared the pesto pasta. πŸ™‚ It’s one of my specialties and I’ve had a lot of requests for that ever since I started preparing it 5 years ago.
For lunch, we had this buttered shrimp. Sooo yummy!
Buttered Shrimp
Buttered Shrimp

This is so good that I think I ate 1/4 kilo of this! LOL! And then for the celebration, here’s what we have:
Fried Rice c/o Papa
Fried Rice c/o Papa

Meatballs
Meatballs

Roasted Chicken
Roasted Chicken

Pork Cordon Bleu
Pork Cordon Bleu

This is the first time that Mama served this pork cordon bleu at home… Bestseller! πŸ™‚
Gising gising - similar to Bicol Epress (for pulutan)
Gising gising – similar to Bicol Epress (for pulutan)

Pesto Sauce for the pasta
Pesto Sauce for the pasta

Pesto Pasta
Pesto Pasta

Buko Salad
Buko Salad

Krispy Kreme donuts from Trisha's friend
Krispy Kreme donuts from Trisha’s friend

And the whole table was covered with food!
New's Year Eve Feast
New’s Year Eve Feast

And to start the year, I’d like to thank the people who’ve made my 2012 so special.

  • To my family, for always being there for me… and for supporting and encouraging me to do the things that I want to do.
  • To my boyfriend, for always loving me no matter what. πŸ™‚ For always making me happy and finding ways to make me smile when I feel down. For always making an effort to plan all our celebrations. For getting me to places I’ve never been before. For always treating me like a princess. And for letting me feel that I am the luckiest girl in the world for having such a wonderful boyfriend!
  • To my high school and college friends, including friends from The Manila Collegian and PROPharm, for the great company and for the always biglaanΒ get-togethers. Though we see each other rarely, it always feels like just a few days since we last met. πŸ™‚ Let’s see each other more this 2013!
  • To my friends and colleagues at Generika and to the owners, thank you for the opportunity to work with you. It’s really more fun at Generika. πŸ™‚
  • To Tito Raff and Tita Wilma, for the unending support, love, encouragement, and words of wisdom.
  • To all the customers of Anthea and Sophya Libris, thank you for your continued patronage. Because of all your purchases, we were able to donate to 2 organizations and various charities.Β Oh diba, gumanda ka na, nakatulong ka pa. πŸ™‚ Hehe!
  • And to all the readers of this blog, thank you for all your support! We’re currently at the top 174 of fashion and beauty blogs in the Philippines. By the end of this year, I hope that we’ll be able to be included in the top 100. πŸ™‚ And I promise to blog more often! πŸ™‚

Cheers!Β Happy New Year everyone! πŸ™‚
xoxo,
β™₯Β MoniqueΒ β™₯

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