Demi Days

2013 Page 1: Fresh Start

January 2, 2013

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. πŸ™‚

Boom!

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 πŸ˜›

sample-fireworks

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 πŸ™‚

Movie Time

Movie is incomplete without food! I wish it was popcorn though, I don't eat junk food anymore :(

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.

Jan1-Sisterakas-TixMovie is incomplete without food! I wish it was popcorn though because I don’t eat junk food anymore πŸ™

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 theatersΒ  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).

Play Time

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 πŸ˜›

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 playedΒ  Tekken and he keeps telling me the kid he was up against was a ‘hustler’ :))

OOTD

Jan1-OOTDIn 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. πŸ™‚

Here’s the rundown:

Whew, that was long. How was your first day of 2013? Did you had fun too? Cheers to a brand new year! πŸ˜€

β€œMay 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 β€” 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

  1. 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.

    1. 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 πŸ™‚

      I wish I could climb our rooftop too! I haven’t done that :3

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. Lovely family bonding, and it’s really great to spend some time playing with your little brother. You two really get along with. πŸ™‚

  5. 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!

  6. 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. πŸ™‚ Happy New Year. πŸ™‚

    1. 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! πŸ™‚

  7. 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

  8. You had a very packed day! And mind you.. a very enthusiastic post. πŸ™‚ I’m happy for your resolutions.. those will surely help build your self-confidence! πŸ™‚ Happy New Year Dems. πŸ™‚

    1. 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! πŸ˜€

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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 πŸ™‚

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