If your eyes temporarily went blind with the solid red peplum blouse I wore to the Johnson’s Baby Play Factory launch earlier on this day (Feb. 1, 2014), pwes maghanda kayo at isuot na ang super dark sunglasses n’yo, because the red you’re about to see might blind you for life! Here’s what I wore our next event—the 20th Anniversary and Fashion Show of Gingersnaps—on the first day of the love month:
This third quarter, Raviv has already been transferred to the iExplore Class from the iDiscover class. I was so excited to hear this, because before the start of the his second quarter at school, the head teacher of his iDiscover class told me she has long recommended Raviv to be transferred to the iExplore class, as Raviv was already ready to be in the bigger and older kids’ class even though he was still several months away from his third birthday.
Unfortunately at that time the iExplore class was jam-packed and there was no slot for my baby bear.
On Raviv’s first day of classes this year (start of his 3rd quarter), I was not able to go with him to school as our busy months have already begun—I left early for an important meeting. Imagine my disappointment when, upon getting home, I was told that Raviv was already transferred to the iExplore class!!! He was brought to his old classroom but then his teachers told Yaya Isay that Raviv was to go to iExplore already!
So the following day, I made sure I would accompany Raviv to his second day of classes in his new class. Here he was a few minutes before Randy and I brought him to school:
Here is my little boy’s outfit details:
Remember when I was so touched with Randy’s Facebook post? When, for a change, he posted a decent photo of mine (not for long, though)?
But more importantly, nakakakilig ang caption…he simply said, “BEAUTIFUL”. O ‘di ba? Ayiiiiiiiiiiiiii! Sabi nga ng friends ko, naisip daw nila nang makita nila ang post ni Randy na, “Hay naku. Na-in love nanaman si Randy sa asawa niya!”
At sino ba namang hindi mai-inlove sa napakagandang…(shucks what am I?!? Ayoko ng misis! At lalong nakakakilabot ang “ginang ng tahanan!”)…babaeng katulad ko?
Well, here are more photos of me that day, and a closer look to what I had to wear for my husband to gush that I’m BEAUTIFUL.
Here’s a closer look:
I attended two parties today: Raviv’s Christmas party at school and the Christmas party of some small groups/Bible study groups at church.
Randy’s Seal of Disapproval
Before I show you my outfit, unahan ko na kayo: Randy wrinkled his nose upon seeing my outfit, and declared, “Hindi mukhang pang-Mommy! (What the fudge ‘di ba?!? Gusto ba n’yang mommy na mommy ang peg ko?)”
I replied, “Basta gusto ko!”
So here I was, and you be the judge:
And here’s a closer look at the details:
Back to the happenings of the day.
Raviv’s Christmas Party
First stop is Raviv’s Christmas party at school. I was really glad because
1) Raviv received more gifts from his classmates/schoolmates! Remember he celebrated his birthday the previous day? Well, andaming pahabol na gifts! In my heart I knew that whatever each gift contained, I was very grateful to these parents who made some effort to make my kid happy. If you’re reading this, thank you so much!!! I super appreciate you all!
2) Finally, Raviv participated in his class presentation; I mean, naki-cooperate na! Yoohoo! He participated in the second presentation, in their “staging” of Mary Had a Little Lamb! You know why? Because his role was a lamb na gumagapang sa pagsunod kay Mary! Ayun, cooperative kasi may kalikutan na involved! Heto o at nangunguna pa!
And here’s a video:
He also participated in another presentation, which was a caroling.
On this day, printed copies of the kids’ photos were also handed out.
Here is Raviv with his classmates:
And here’s Raviv’s solo pic:
In fairness, nagkabunga ‘yung effort namin na ipa-smile siya nung picture-taking!
Now lezzgow to my Christmas party!
Nanay’s Christmas party
It was a super fun Christmas party! If you guys think being a Christian would make you uncool and manang, think again! In fact my spiritual leader, Rhia Frio and many other mommies complimented my get-up. ;) I told them that Randy did not like it because it was “hindi pang-Mommy”, and they told me Randy was mistaken!
On this day, my self-esteem jettisoned…it plummeted to about 1,000 meters below sea level. How come? Because I was invited to a book launch at Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street.
What’ the connection of attending a book launch to my poor ego, you ask? Because it was the book launch of Project Mom, whose authors were “it” girls turned “it” moms Amanda Griffin-Jacob and Bianca Araneta-Elizalde.
And if you think they look like queens in print and on TV, naku in person, para na silang mga dyosa! It’s impossible for one not to be tempted to stare at them! Parang ibang species sila…parang mas evolved kesa sa atin!
And of course, their equally gorgeous friends and relatives were present to support them!
Celebrities present I recognized include Tweety de Leon-Gonzales (she’s sooooo gorgeous, I swear! Perfect Filipina beauty…looks like she’s stuck to her twenties!), Marilen Faustino-Montenegro (who has a really pretty face!), Joey Mead, Lexi Schulze and Marc Nelson (Lexi and Marc hosted the program), Christine Jacobs (she has a really sweet and friendly face!), G Toengi-Walters…
aaaaaand this dazzling and uber gorgeous mommy blogger:
On this day, Raviv’s toddler class was scheduled to have the students’ pictures taken. So although there was no dress code and I always make it a point that Raviv always looks good in school, I took extra effort in Raviv’s porma today. Here’s what he wore to his toddler class’s picture-taking:
Binatang-binata na ang little man ko ‘no?!? Aaand, he carried his outfit rather well, doncha think?
I know that the rolled-sleeves polo on top of a cotton shirt is already common. But this is the first time I let Raviv wear such an ensemble because:
- I don’t like this on adults. I usually see this porma (polo on shirt) either on a woman who tries to look like man (to hide boobies, I guess) , or a vertically-and-horizontally-challenged guy with no fashion sense.
- Raviv easily sweats, and he sweats a lot…layered clothing will just make him sweat like a pig! Thus the shirt I had him wear under the polo was very, very soft and made of thin fabric.
Here’s a closer look at the details of my little man’s outfit-ey:
Hi everyone! Remember my post about Raviv’s VTR and photoshoot at his agency? I mentioned there that I also had my moment, right? Well, let me explain. The first time Raviv had a VTR and photoshoot (before he turned one and before I blogged full blast), both Randy and I were also “discovered” by the agent/talent scout. After Raviv’s VTR and photoshoot, I was pleasantly surprised when the agent said,
“Mommy ikaw rin, then si Daddy.”
Well, nagpakipot ako ng konti. I asked why, that we were there for Raviv, and that I wasn’t very keen on being a “mow-del” myself. But the agent said it was worth a try, malay lang natin. They got even more eager when they learned I have a theater background, however meager it was. Randy urged me on, as he knew that deep inside gusto ko ng mga ganitong kaartehan. And so I did a VTR and a photoshoot. But since this was really unexpected, it was so awkward. After my VTR and photoshoot, Randy was asked to step up. Ayaw. Pinilit ko nang pinilit, ayaw talaga. Randy said that acting was not his cup of tea. The agent, probably seeing how nice Randy’s facial features were (round eyes and uber tangos nose), even said,
“Sige na Sir. Sige hindi ko na po kayo papaartehin. Pa-picture lang po, para sa print ads.”
Pero ayaw talaga. Alam n’yo naman si Randy, opposite ko sa pagiging famewhore. Hindi n’ya pakipot yun.
Truth be told, I was the main target of the agency to update my portfolio early this year. Probably because female adults have more projects than toddlers. But I swear, I wasn’t that interested. For one, auditions are almost always in Makati and they usually are done on Saturdays…eh you guys know I work mostly on weekends. And I also know I don’t register well on cam (so if you think I’m pretty in my photos, humanda kayo ‘pag nakita n’yo ako in person. Chos! Joke lang ha.) Actually, just a week after that VTR and photoshoot (years ago), the agency called me and asked me to go to an audition. Randy wanted me to go, but I didn’t. I had classes and I was pessimistic I was going to get a project. Sayang lang ang time, gas at toll. Kung si Raviv pa, go go go go na agad ako.
Anywho, this was I during the photoshoot/VTR:
Remember Aga Muhlach’s outfit in When Love Begins, when he and Anne were on the beach?
Image lifted from www.pep.ph
Image lifted from www.pinoyexchange.com.
Sidenote: Grabe ‘no, walang kakupas-kupas si Aga? Siya ‘yung alam mong gwapo, pero ‘pag nakita mo uli, magugulat ka kasio sobrang gwapo talaga! Wew!
Pwes, here’s Raviv’s version of it:
Teka, asan si Anne Curtis?!
On Friday, we attended the Family Day at Raviv’s school. Weeks before, we received a note that on this Family Day, each family will have to present something: a song or dance number, or whatever that would make the other families know each family better.
(The original date, Oct. 3, was moved to Oct. 11 because the venue, Brent Gym, was not available on Oct. 3)
Since dancing and singing are not for me, and Randy hates the spotlight, we were left with no choice but to create a slide show movie. Before I show you what I created (with the help of my protegé Sargei—I don’t know a tad about Photoshop!), here are some snapshots of moi and what I wore:
And here’s a closer look at the details:
- vintage red leather bag from Balenciaga
- knitted black and white vest from ukay
- white blouse with oversize ruffles from Gallery F
- black leggings from Greenhills Shopping Center
- gray wedge pumps from Zara
I veered away from my usual dress because the letter from Raviv’s school said that the event was informal and we will be sitting on mats.
Raviv loves Randy so much. As in so much and very much. Am I jealous? Not the least. If anything, I honestly, honestly prefer that. My heart sometimes could not contain the happiness I feel when I see how my two boys love each other like crazy.
Ergo, I figured Randy and Raviv would love it if they wore matching clothes! And true enough, they did! Raviv was especially happy and proud how his polo shirt was “Just like Tatay’s!” last Sunday when we had our rare Familia Sundate.
Here were Raviv and Randy on that day:
And here’s Raviv and his outfit-ey:
And here’s a closer look at his outfit details:
- Red polo shirt from Cambridge Classics
- Skinny jeans from Rustan’s Kiddos
- Brown newsboy cap from SM Dept. Store
- Shoes from Florsheim Kids
- Sunnies from SM Dept. Store