Merry Christmas everyone!!!
We are stuck here at home because of the rain, and the expected lethargy that comes along with it. But besides that, I had also diligently worked hard (char! Pero totoo!) since this morning until about a few minutes ago. What work? Weeeeeell, Gymboree Sta. Rosa is now open!!! Waaaah!!! That’s why on Saturday, we were able to push through with Raviv’s birthday celebration. I’ll delve into more details about on another post (promise gagawin ko talaga! I know andami ko nang utang sa inyo!!!), but here are some sneak previews:
Ay I tell you, it was a super fun party! During our training I knew Gymboree was fun, but I was still surprised how much fun the kids—and even the adults—had! I tell you, if your kid is gonna celebrate his birthday soon, celebrate it at Gymboree.
Anyway, I am blogging because I can’t let this day pass without paying homage to my raison d’etre, my Ravivo. He will turn a year older tomorrow. This year, I’m gonna dish out stuff about Raviv, ala-Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) ang style. So here goes:
FAQ 1: Why is his name Raviv?
Raviv is Hebrew for “dew” or “rain”. We decided on his name on the day I was to be discharged from Asian Hospital, because a hospital staff said we should name him before leaving so they could do the baby’s paperwork. Pressure ito! Good thing I packed the baby names book given to me by my best friend (who’s Raviv’s Ninang) in my birthing luggage. Randy picked it up, went directly to the letter “R” (because the males in the Ladaga family—his cousins, his cousins’ sons, and his Papa—have names that start with the letter “R”), and when he saw “Raviv” and what it meant, he knew that was gonna be our unico hijo’s name. By the way, may kabaduyan kami dati ni Randy na kami ang “RainDew” . And that was before nauso ang mga KathNiel or DongYan or JaDine. Kasabayan n’yan ang Brangelina at TomKat. So “Raviv” was definitely it. Randy wanted to add “Wade” because he was so fond of Dwayne Wade assisting his forever love Lebron James in winning NBA championships, but the people he consulted were not so crazy about the “Wade”. So decided to keep it simple, and Raviv was it. And now, I’m so glad we picked the name Raviv—it is very meaningful, short and easily-spelled, sounds macho/masculine, and not common but not OA as well.
Only 134 Ravivs in the US! Told you it’s not very common