12.25.14: Merry Chirstmas
Hello, dolls! Hello, Tuesday. 3 days has passed since we welcomed February and I can already see a million posts on Facebook and Instagram about Valentine’s day (most of them are the usual highschool-ish posts about being single on Vday #ugh). So anyway, Valentine’s is something I do not really forward to every year. After being disappointed when I was still in high school…cause you know?HS Valentine’s is all about flowers and chocolates — and I am not big on receiving flowers if it’s not from my Dad so yeaaap — and oh no good Vday dates until A came in my life so yeah…Valentine’s was not in my zone for a long time. As far as I’m concerned, Valtnine’s is for my Dad and I.
So I am ALMOST done with my Holiday diary. I am pretty happy with my blogging last month because I was able to accomplish 90% of the posts that I wanted to share. This month I can finally write about our Bangkok trip which I am really excited about! 🙂
What a beautiful sight to wake up to on Christmas morning! 🙂
One of the 3 Christmas trees in the house. Really gorgeous and perfect because of the beach themed colors and ornaments!
Before I officially wrap up my Christmas posts, let me share with you our lovely Christmas dinner! 🙂 Continue reading “Christmas 2014”
12.25.14: Merry Christmas!
Hello, dolls! 🙂 Happy Friday!! Aaaaah it has been a very long day and I am just so happy to be sitting on the couch, catching up on my show,blogging while looking at wedding stuff, and eating a hot delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup cooked by A. (so yeaaap I like to multitask!) Anyway, tonight I will clear my mind by sharing what our Christmas morning looked like this December.
I was super excited to wake up on Christmas morning.
I was motivated to wake up early that day.First because of my family that I was able to talk to, and second…the presents!!!
presents, presents, presents!
..and there were still a lot hidden behind the chairs.
Can’t call it Christmas morning without our Christmas jammies <3
It was love at first sight when I saw these PJs. I feel like it was made for me! Eiffel tower?? Yes please!
Super perfect for Christmas! I am seriously convinced that I am going to wear this again for Christmas Eve this year… unless I find something just as adorbs. Continue reading “CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR ENGAGED COUPLES”
Hello, dolls! 🙂 Happy Weekend!! We are now on day 17 of 2015, how has your year been so far? I wonder if I can ever feel that time is moving normally, like I am not chasing after it. For the past year, a lot of great things happened that kind of wish that 2014 could be longer…you know? Like…it’s too good to end.
I like how the holidays are at the end of the year. I feel like we are being rewarded for all the hard work that we did, love and kindness that we gave, and sacrifices that we made. And at the same time, be blessed with His presence and the realization that He is with us throughout the year. Cause honestly, nothing can make us feel better than the faith that we have for Him within us.
My Christmas Eve was beautiful. We woke up in New York, talked to my family in MNL during the day, and spent the holiday with our family here in New Jersey.
This was the second time I’ve spent Christmas away from my family. But you know what’s amazing? God blessed me with another family that I can be with..without even asking for it, He gave me A and his family. Continue reading “Christmas Eve Menu Ideas: Seafood and Italian Food”
12.2013: Memories at home
Hello, dolls! 🙂 Happy Christmas Eve!!!!!!! Aaaah another year of spending the holidays away from my family, but thank God this year is not going to be sad or anything because I have A’s family with me. I sometimes feel guilty when I overlook the sad part of being away from home, I feel like I am cheating.
I miss home… I miss all our December traditions. I know it’s too much to ask, but sometimes I wish I have both.
The food that I make at home helps me remember all the good moments that I had with my family.
Just like this Chocolate Cupcake with Reese’s Peanut Butter Frosting that I made for my family who loves to eat desserts like me. Continue reading “December in Manila”
12.22.13: Of hosting dinners
Hello, dolls!!! 🙂 We are only 3 days away from Valentine’s day and I am so excited!! I know most of you are looking forward on spending that lovely day with your special someone wink wink. I, on the other hand, is so thrilled to be with my favorite Vday dates — my parents!! My Dad has always made it special for me since..ever. I am planning to do something that I am good at for them this coming Friday…and I can’t wait to share it on this blog,hopefully SOON and not 3 months late.
For MZATC’s annual Christmas dinner, we had a “Coachella themed” party. Since we couldn’t all go to California, we brought Coachella to us…anyway we are just up for the dressing up part if ever we can so whatevs lol.I like themed dinners! It makes it easier for me to come up with a menu and cook more than 2 dishes.A themed dinner will not be complete without dressing the part,that’s the second best thing about it — I get to dress up!. I’ve been crazy about hosting parties lately, and this is just one of the many rooftop parties that I will be sharing on this blog 🙂
#throwback: Cause it’ll be like this again. Wonderful memories in Charm City
First month – http://riannagalvez.com/2012/03/20/is-retail-therapy-a-curse/
First Timer – http://riannagalvez.com/2012/09/17/ravens/
Merry Christmas, MZATC!!!! <3
Continue reading “Rooftop Party: Coachella on December”
12.25.2013: THE reason
Hello, dolls!!! 🙂 Here’s a little breather from my LOVE in MNL “series”. As promised, I am going to post a “recent for recent” entry/entries in between to speed things up a little, in the hopes that my blog will not look outdated or anything. This post is not going to be long cause I do not want to be late for our family’s “Friday tradition” 🙂
Made french toast for my family for our afternoon meal 🙂
It is a tradition in our home to have hot chocolate during the holidays. Our favorite brand is Antonio Pueo, t is quite difficult to find them now or some reason, but their tablea wrapped in gold packaging is the best!
I am really glad that I got to spend Christmas with my family this year 🙂
Continue reading “TheHolidays: Christmas 2013”