The morning of New Year’s Eve, we went over to mom’s house and I jokingly suggested we watch a movie. I remember when we were younger, my mom and my step-dad would bring us to the mall during Christmas and New Year. We would watch one MMFF entry, play at World’s of Fun and eat at the food court or fast-food.
My brother was thinking it was a joke when she agreed. But mom already scheduled it. He only believed it when she said she already bought the tickets, 30 minutes before our agreed meeting time. 🙂
We don’t buy fireworks anymore. Even if our house is located with a not so good view, we are more than happy watching the fireworks from neighbors and beyond. Typical me, I tried to capture this moments with Shaylee. Click the picture below to see the full album of my lame attempts 😛
After the fireworks watching, which ended around 12:30am, we opened the chilled sweet red wine that I got from Carlo Rossi. This is a first in our New Year’s traditions. Even nanay had a drink, which is okay since red wine is good for the health naman 🙂
Later in the afternoon together with mom, ninang and my brother, we picked “Sisterakas” because we love comedy films. The cinema was packed in the premier area and there were also some people in the deluxe area.
It was entertaining and we laughed a couple of times, mostly with the scenes of Vice Ganda. “James Yap” and “basketball” was a standing joke in the movie. I admire the character of Ai Ai de las Alas and looked forward to the craziness Kris Aquino brought to the movie, a.k.a the costumes and fake eyelashes. I also felt the kilig with KathNiel (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla), but not as much compared to watching Princess And I.
The backdrop of the film is set on the fashion world and somehow reminded me of “The Devil Wears Prada”. The commercial was funny and catchy but I felt that it spoiled a whole lot.
After watching the film I just said, “Ah, ‘yun pala yun.”, referring to the bits and pieces of what remains in the movie and why it is entitled “Sisterakas”. There was so much talent that wasn’t maximized.
Movie is incomplete without food! I wish it was popcorn though because I don’t eat junk food anymore 🙁
Anyway, I’m surprised with the technology they now use in SM Cinemas, wherein they scan the QR code in your tickets. I don’t watch movies in theaters as much and the last time we still used cards ala-LRT/MRT. Good this is you get the ticket whole but with the kind of paper, the print will fade away in time (heads up to those who will keep the tix for their scrapbook :P).
Mom and ninang had to go home already so me and my brother spent some time in the arcade to play (Quantum). It somehow got me thinking if I was a little old for it already but then I’m a kid at heart 😛
I played two rounds of Drummania (didn’t get to complete a set because the pads don’t respond properly when hit even though I was using my own drumsticks) and a complete round of DanceManiax. My brother played Tekken and he keeps telling me the kid he was up against was a ‘hustler’ :))
In my conscious effort to:
- gain a little more self-confidence
- be less shy in front of the camera and learn how to pose :))
- show my creativity in terms of clothing (not many know I help pick out clothes for friends and family, even if I don’t really dress up myself as much)
- see how my own styling evolves
- and to document my weight loss progress..
I will included “Outfit of the Day” or OOTD shots in my posts, as much as I can. 🙂
Here’s the rundown:
- Top and leggings – gift from brother (same top I wore during “Si Enteng, Si Agimat at Si AKO” bloggers night)
- Shorts, shoes, cute pair of foot socks and bracelets – gift from mom
- Backpack – gift from Aunt Marie
- Mockingbird necklace – mine ♥
Whew, that was long. How was your first day of 2013? Did you had fun too? Cheers to a brand new year! 😀
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” –Neil Gaiman
It’s a busy but fun 1st day of the year for you. Fireworks, Movies and a killer Outfit for the Day!
Indeed! Starting the year being active and positive! Good vibes! 😀
Starting the year with a smile! hehe. Happy 2013 again!
Happy 2013! Yey! 😀
Forgive my ignorance but what does OOTD mean? Like you we don’t buy fireworks anymore since we moved houses. This year we got to watch the firework’s display on the rooftop and we had a 360 degree view of the city’s fireworks.
OOTD stands for “Outfit of the Day”, Ms. Ia. Learned that from those who are addicted to Instagram + Tumblr. More of a fashion blogger’s thing 🙂
I wish I could climb our rooftop too! I haven’t done that :3
Sisterakas…my wife keeps nagging me about it so we are already scheduling a date for it – Honestly, is it really worth our time? hahaha…All I could see from the trailer are just a bunch of comedians trying to be suplada to the max. Hehehe . Well enjoy 2013 and great you survived the movie!
Exactly! Well, wifey deserves a little treat and you can judge the movie yourself too when you watch it hehe. Happy New Year! 😀
You just had a great bonding with your love ones, it is nice to know that you enjoy your family so much. keep up the positive in you. Happy New Year!
Thank you Ms. Jo-Ann! Happy New Year to you and your family as well 😀
Lovely family bonding, and it’s really great to spend some time playing with your little brother. You two really get along with. 🙂
He’s not so little anymore, already 19 years old. Hehe, we have our share of sibling fights and stuff too :))
Happy New Year! 😀
wow you’ve watched sisterakas na? i would want to watch it as well. i hope i can go back the city the soonest time. enjoy your 2013!
YES! You should watch! Enjoy your 2013 as well! 😀
We don’t buy firecrackers too. Like you, we just opted to watch the sky for amazing fireworks of the neighbors. hahaha. Anyway, what matters most during celebrations is the completeness of the family. 🙂 Happy New Year. 🙂
There was an instance that our neighbor might have been injured after lighting a firework (Idk which one) because he run a little late. Crazy things people do for fun :))
Happy New Year! 🙂
I love your idea there. OOTD – Outfit of the Day 😀 haha. Oh well, my 2013 will also be surely fun 🙂
Hehe. Something I picked up from Instagram/Tumblr users 🙂
I wonder what’s getting you excited for 2013 to say it’s surely fun 🙂
omg goodluck sting lht this 2013!! I’m gonna try my best also to have my OOTD complete atleast once a week ok n skn hehe and everynight or afternoon we have family movie time also. xx
Hehe, okay na din sa akin yung once a week. Ndi naman na ako parati lumalabas :))
Happy New Year, Jane! 🙂
You had a very packed day! And mind you.. a very enthusiastic post. 🙂 I’m happy for your resolutions.. those will surely help build your self-confidence! 🙂 Happy New Year Dems. 🙂
Thank you for such kind words Ms. Mai :”>
Hehe, I don’t wanna call it resolutions ’cause those things don’t really work/last long. It’s just something to make me less awkward actually :))
Happy New Year! 😀
nice OOTD. Happy 2013 and yes, this is the start of something new for all of us. Let us all start the new year with a loud BANG!
Thank you Kuya Ron! Happy New Year! 😀
You sure did a fun and fresh start. Me, nothing specially,I just spend the day with wife reflecting on the good and bad 2012 have brought into our lives.
Simple but meaningful 🙂
I would have done that if I have a significant other. Hehe. Happy New Year po! 🙂
I was going to ask OOTD too, but somebody asked already. You had a great family bonding and activity.I miss my family back home now. it is good to be home during this special season.
Hope you can visit here soon Ms. Tess! Happy New Year! 🙂
You’ve started the new year with a right mode of being happy for the rest of the new year. With a boom, seeing a movie, playing time in dancing pad, and wearing the best outfit of the day have paved your way to a wholesome, promising, happy new year!
Hehe, it wasn’t a dance pad po (that’s DDR). I was referring to the pads you hit in a simulated drum game 🙂
Happy New Year, Sir Gil! 🙂
Well indeed 2013 should be a fresh start for all of us here in the blogsphere. Looking forward to your OOTD’s. ^_^
Happy New Year, Sir Mark! 🙂
Goodluck Dems you are going in the right direction:)
Thank you Sir Orly! ♥ :”>
in the SM cinemas in our place, they give us cards, parang sa MRT :)) I like your outfit, bagay sa yo 🙂
Last time I went to the movies, another SM branch near ours, yung cards din gamit nila. Hehe. Thank you po!
Nice ootd! I miss everything about pinas esp at christmas and holidays! Jan, 1 -After sleeping late, and waking up late, we attended mass, ate and watch movies at home! family time 🙂
Holidays bring families together <3
Wow. Such a jam-packed schedule. Way to great to start a wonderful year. Have a fresh start and have a good year ahead!!!
Happy 2013 to you too! 🙂