Saturday, 25 December 2010

Happy Christmas 2010

This is my second christmas in the UK, away from my parents but with my Aunt and her family. People normally celebrate their Noche Buena on the night of December 24 to welcome the 25th. This year, we celebrated on the night of 25th since our schedule doesn't jive because most of us are working. Others usually spend this special day dressed up but we done it in our pajamas (comfy and so home-y), ours is simple yet intimate.

Pyjamas Party

I love intimate family dinner!

After the dinner, it is the time to open presents . . .


Thank you for all the gifts!! =)

Friday, 26 November 2010

TaAnne's 44th Birthday

Aunty Joan is my mum's youngest sister, wife and mother of two. Her family moved in the UK almost a decade ago and I am living with them at the moment, they are my second family since my own are away. She's been out of the Philippines to work since she was 22 years old, my mum always say that I should follow Aunt's foot prints to succeed.
On aunt's 44th, we made some preparations as an appreciation for all that she did to me and to my cousins. We decided to do Pirate Night to celebrate an unusual party. The house is decorated with banderitas and full of sweets all around the house.

blowing her candles!

Visitors . . .
Children were playing upstairs while the parents were downstairs.
having fun as always
The Birthday Girl!
cakes on both sides were baked by Tita Nina! :q
we gave her a mug as a present because she always drink coffee during break time at work.
it says "MY HERO" ^^

Friday, 27 August 2010

Margam Park on a Sunny day!

     This country is really a cold one that's why everyone in here wanted to do the most out of the sunny days, since it wont be long. Summer season last only for 3-4 months (with rain intervals).

     "I feel energized every time I woke up with sun rays hitting the window edge reflecting on my eyes whilst saying, good morning sunshine!"

     This day has a different story, on our way home from work, we(Aunts) noticed that the sun is so high that we have to go somewhere wherein we can enjoy the sun . When we reached home, everyone get ready and  I made sandwiches while the Titas were cooking.

     We've been planning to go to Margam Park for ages but since we are all busy, we cant find time and today is the day!
It is lovely to eat out (literally) with the family with a green environment.

Margam Park front view

Moment with a pair of swan

Kym found the goats adorable ^^

Best way to explore the Park is with bicycle . . .

it's very good that they have this three-wheeled thing for cycling.

they get along well, so far.

I am craving for stupid shots!!

outside the park

Experience Margam Park! x

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Haggard Bath Spa Experience with Shed

As early as 5:30 in the morning, my dear friend Shed and I went to Bath Spa to do an important thing. It is our first time to get there and we're both not familiar with the place. Train is quite fast and less hassle than bus that is why we have chosen that. As we went down the train, we get to the place with a stranger on the same taxi (a man happened to go on the same place as we do, credit crunch, yes!) As expected, we are early and both feel sleepy and anxious at the same time. During lunch break, we only had pasta from a convinient store so we do not need to go far just to buy food since we need to go back after an hour. Shed and I both waited in the park for our turn for almost 3hours, and both had a go for only 20-30minutes. It is a very tiry day but it is only 3 in the afternoon and the sun is still high so we have decided to roam around the town to explore the place and see what BathSpa can offer! ^^
lunch time, sleepy and starving
having fun under the sun

I like annoying her but I <3 her
to town centre via looonnnggg bus
the place became colourful with these
town centre
thanks to the plate, trying to get a photo together
thank you to a kind-hearted man, finally we had a picture together that is not too close nor blurred   =P
The rain is on and off during our visit and since our ticket back to Bridgend is at 9:30, we have to waste our time to turn in every corner and small streets of the centre. We get tired so we stopped and ate in one of the fast food, had ice cream and walk again. Making turn in each street is fun, as if you'll discover a new place every time.
As we go to the train station, we found out that we are out of track already. Heading the wrong way but keep on returning from where we've been. Please dont blame us, the buildings are similar to one another and to think we have a map (oh please!)
Tik tak tik tak . . . the time is running and we might miss our train if we did not get to the station in time. After few minutes of walking, the station showed up! hahah!!
And mind, we are able to get on board an hour before our time. ^^
I took a picture of the BathSpa train station and told Shed that I'll never forget it.   =D
I will surely get back to Bath! ^^