Thursday, February 25, 2010


From left to right: Christmas 2005., 1994, 1995, 1998. It shows how much we've changed through the years but also showing how we've retained our distinct personalities.

Late pose - Created november 2009

A Special Kind of Double

Krista and I, Sicayab House - 1992

Spot the Difference

Of two sisters, one is always the dancer and the other, the watcher

8 years after

When one is now nurse, the other a mother of two and the other, an MBA grad, we talk about plans and life as opposed to crushes, clothes, school activities or t.v shows

late post- created september 2009


Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity - truly makes a woman beautiful

Sweet Days of Summer

Late Post - Created September 2009





First Zoo!
Night Safari Singapore is the first zoo we've been to our entire 20th and 29th year! we were awed!

As we went around, we recalled all the disney movies we watched that showed different animals

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Simply Beautiful

Simply Beautiful

Here's a layout i made of my cousin, Rocio using a kit from My Mind's Eye - Laundry Line and some generic rhinestones, ribbons and eyelets.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chiang Mai

4 of 6 layouts using studio calico's september kit :)

Thai Massage

3 of 6 layouts using studio calico's september kit :)

Journaling: With the number of massage parlors and spas in Thailand, I would think that most, if not all thais can massage! It's just impossible for you to miss this treat there :)


Doi Suthep

2 of 6 layouts using studio calico's september kit :)


We visited doi suthep on new years day 2010- really a bad time as thais, in observance of their religion are required to visit at that time of the year.

But seeing the temple, located on top of a hill was wort fighting the crowd. It stands tall and shiny, overlooking all of Chiang Mai. Like most wonders, it was built with many big stories. One of which was about how the road going there was built through manual labor.

Maesa Camp

1 of 6 layouts using papers from studio calico's september kit :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

bangkok layouts

I dedicated my studio calico august kit to creating layouts for our 2009 Bangkok trip and a few others. The paper selection just matched the photos. Glad to have created 6 layouts out of it with very usable scrap papers left. Here they are!



This trip was my mom and I's second and krista's first time in Bangkok. But it was all our first time to see the tourist spots. We went to the Wat Traimit or the 5.5 ton gold buddha, the Wat Pho/ Reclining Buddha, enjoyed Bangkok's delicious street food and withstood the heat and the traffic. But as always Bangkok was fun!

We loved our hotel, the Baiyoke Sky, not only for its spectacular view but also for its abundant breakfast buffet.

During this trip, we wished we had more time to shop!


Reclining Buddha '09

Wat Traimit

The Big Reunion - After 5 Years

We were all different but we got along. The best things about these people was that they were real. Buddy was never hesitant to call mine and Tanya's attention whenever we acted immature; we always tried to offer our thoughts and what might be called sound advice. I miss those, I miss us. 5 years later, we re pretty much the same with a few improvements :)

christmas 2009


For the past 10 years or so, the Nakpils have been coming home to Dipolog to spend Christmas with us and our grandaparents. Though we missed many in the family, we nonethless kept the Christmas spirit. A sumptuous Christmas dinner was prepared and served at our house. The family of tito ick and tita bouger joined us. We heard midnight mass and opened gifts after.