Saturday, October 27, 2012

Luis is Uncle Sam

One of the most awaited activities in school - the celebration of the United Nations Day every 24th of October. This event has been marked as a festive day on campus when kids gamely wear traditional costumes of any of the 81 countries that are members of the UN. These colorful costumes reflect the cultural diversities of these nations. It's a feast to see the kids parading around toting their best.

As usual, the pressure button is on! Like every mom, I wanted my kid to be unique in what he's going to wear. Saw myself in malls looking for something different but i was not fortunate to find what I was looking for. I've utilized my other resources - asked friends around (failed), tapped my creativity by trying to create my own (failed), and searched google for hours, and hours. Until finally, my hardwork paid off and I found this unique costume online.

And so this year, Luis came in school as the iconic Uncle Sam of the U.S. Teachers and classmates (Yes, they want him in the army! =) wanted to have their pics taken with him.

Here's why...

Thanks to sonialeecostumecentral for the outfit which won Luis 3rd place in best in costume. =)

And the pressure button is off...but not for long :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Who Says Rockstars are Dead?

I admit, before and up to now, rock stars command a great degree of attraction and influence in my personal life. I have always been in search for one with that great popular appeal that is of a rock star. Nah!!!

Well, if only the term rock star or rockstar means someone with wealth, fame and fortune, oh then, yeah! Why not baby!? =)

And so when we got an invite for one rockstar-themed party for mother and son, I didn't hesitate to go. Quickly, I've searched my wardrobe for some worthy items for myself and my 8 year old, with an all black and gray (or grey) in mind. We've accessorized our get-up a little bit here and there. Tried to alter our hairstyles too but only as far as skipping to brush it. And believe me, a little pulling of my hair by him helped too, although it hurt a bit, but who cares! We have to get the look. =)

And after trying very hard to project the 'epitome of cool,' (not so much to possess the devil-may-care image), sans the converse, off we went!

Admit it or not, almost all of us want to achieve that rock star status sometime in the course of our lives. Ours just happened!

And I have even fished the cutest rock star of the night and took him home =)

Picturesque Tagaytay Highlands

Only a stone's throw away, Tagaytay continues to impress and express. It's aesthetic appeal, countryside contours, a perfect picture depicting an expanse of scenery in a single view. And what better way to frame this picturesque place is to include an equally-perfect cutie centerpiece.

Isn't he worth a photograph? =)

And a light breeze stirred the air...