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Birthday Season

Ok. So, it’s not only DEBUT season.. but it’s also BIRTHDAY season. Oh-em-gee! @_@ Do you know what that means for me?? GASTOS! :'(( And so close to CHRISTmas too. ahuhuhu!

My mumsy, my hunny, my 3 kids & MIL celebrate their birthdays a mere 2 weeks apart starting the last week of september. So not only do I go BROKE this “BER” time of the month, I also get STRESSED arranging everything & trying to be WONDERMOM! :P

You know what’s even harder than going broke? BUYING GIFTS! They are soooooooo picky! I got my mom a gold sparkly sweater for her birthday. She complained that it was too sparkly for her age hehe. Good thing I was able to convince her othewise.. “Naku mommy yan ang uso ngayon! Saka para kita agad kita kahit malayo. Hindi ka mawawala!” ;))

For my hunny, anything “tennis” is sorta okay. Medyo palpak lang minsan sa style or size. So I make sure to give him the receipt as well so he can change if hindi type!

Adipower Barricade 7 – 7k

Worn by Novak Djokovic, the adidas Men’s adipower barricade 7.0 features a redesigned seamless construction offering more comfort and a lighter weight. Updated stability claws support lateral movement, while remaining flexible.

Upper: Perforated synthetic with air mesh tongue provides lightweight durability and ventilation. Seamless construction promotes flexibility and comfort. Stability Claws help maintain quick cuts and fast footwork.

MidsoleAdiPrene in the heel and AdiPrene+ in the forefoot offer superior cushioning at impact, as well as responsive propulsion. Torsion System supports the arch and promotes midfoot integrity.

OutsoleAdiWear 6 high abrasion rubber delivers maximum outsole durability. Modified herringbone tread pattern with pivot point provides multi-surface traction.

My kids? Don’t get me started! They live in a different world. Before, I could still wrap their gifts & for sure they’d like what I chose. But now, it’s either too big, or too small. Too long, or too short. It’s not their color, it’s not their style. It’s not their size, it’s not their type. Kaloka! @_@

So, after numerous heartaches, frustrated tears & wasted money, I have finally wisened up & let them choose their own gifts. That way, erribody hapee!

Ate’s gift..

Prettina has been lusting after this for quite some time now..
I was planning to surprise her with one on her actual birthday.
I’m glad I had her choose instead.
OMG!
“Not too wide mommy, no that’s too narrow. This but in gold. Yes that gold but I don’t like the enamel color.”
KALERKY!!! @_@ 
Finally she was able to choose the one that’s just right.
Hay, sino ka ate? Si GOLDILOCKS???

“I like this mommy, not too thick so I can stack them up”
STACK THEM UP??? PLURAL TALAGA??? *heart attack!

Yay! Big smile = 100% success! m/
Priceless! <3

Lavinia’s joint birthday & CHRISTmas gift..

Upgrade from her iPhone 4 to an iPhone 5.
She’s so happy! <3
One thing about my Lavinia, she’s really masinop.
She knows how to take care of her things & give them value (expensive or not).. at such a young age.
So I really don’t worry about giving her hi-tech or pricey stuff because SO FAR, she has never broken or lost anything. YET! :)
Even since she was little, with her dollies & other toys.
She gives all her items great care & she really packs up diligently. <3
I hope this streak continues haha.
64 gig in white! <3
A comparison between iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4..

Color

Black & Slate
White & Silver
Black
White
Black
White

Weight and Dimensions1

  • Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
  • Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)
  • Height: 4.5 inches (115.2 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Depth: 0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
  • Weight: 4.9 ounces (140 grams)
  • Height: 4.5 inches (115.2 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Depth: 0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces (137 grams)

Display

  • 4-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 1136-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 960-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) Retina display
  • 960-by-640 resolution
  • 326 ppi

Cellular and Wireless

  • GSM model: GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
  • DC-HSDPA
  • CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B
  • LTE3
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n on
    2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS and GLONASS
  • GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A2
  •  
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n; 802.11n on
    2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS and GLONASS
  • GSM model: GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA
  • CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A
  •  
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n; 802.11n on
    2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • GPS

SIM Card

Nano-SIM
iPhone 5 is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards.
Micro-SIM
Micro-SIM

Intelligent Assistant4

Siri

Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more.
Siri

Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more.

iSight Camera

8 megapixel

  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • LED flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Face detection
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Panorama

8 megapixel

  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • LED flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Face detection
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Panorama

5 megapixel

  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • LED flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Four-element lens
  • ƒ/2.8 aperture

FaceTime Camera

1.2MP photos
720p HD video
Backside illumination sensor
VGA-resolution photos
VGA-resolution video
VGA-resolution photos
VGA-resolution video

Video Calling5

FaceTime

  • iPhone 5 to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular

FaceTime

  • iPhone 4S to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular

FaceTime

  • iPhone 4 to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi

Video Recording

1080p HD video recording

  • 30 fps
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • LED light
  • Improved video stabilization
  • Take still photos while recording video
  • Face detection

1080p HD video recording

  • 30 fps
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • LED light
  • Video stabilization

720p HD video recording

  • 30 fps
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • LED light

Headphones

Apple EarPods with
Remote and Mic
Storage and travel case
Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic

Connector

Lightning
30-pin
30-pin

Battery Life6

Talk time:
Up to 8 hours on 3G
Browsing time:
Up to 8 hours on LTE
Up to 8 hours on 3G
Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
Standby time:
Up to 225 hours
Talk time:
Up to 8 hours on 3G
Browsing time:

Up to 6 hours on 3G
Up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
Standby time:
Up to 200 hours
Talk time:
Up to 7 hours on 3G
Browsing time:

Up to 6 hours on 3G
Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
Standby time:
Up to 300 hours

My babyson has yet to decide if he also wants an iPhone upgrade or something else. iPhone na rin anak para wala na akong problema sa CHRISTmas gift hehe..

Don’t get me wrong. Yes, they’re spoiled, but they’re not brats. For the sake of comedy lang my rants haha. Even when they were small, if I tell them we can’t afford something they never cry nor insist -promise! That’s why I really save up coz they are such nice, wonderful, obedient kids. Not once have they given me a problem -I’m SO blessed that way.

They are good, diligent, hard-working students. I don’t have to nag or tutor them -even before. They always do their work on their own & by themselves. Sometime I feel pa nga that they don’t need me. :P

So, little things like this, when it gives them so much joy & I only have to give a left kidney (remember there’s still the right!), I try to give in whenever I can. Money is replaceable. Memories of their childhood aren’t.

When people comment on how lucky they are to have me for a mom, I instantly disagree. I’M the lucky one. Because God couldn’t have given me better kids that the ones I have now. I am the way I am because they fulfill me as a Mom. <3 They are the ones who made me into the kind of mom I am.

My happy little family! <3
I so love this picture, even my Jela is looking at the camera! :)

Happy happy birthday my darlings. I love you guys so much, and the material things I give you do not even cover 1/4 of the happiness & love you continuously give me. I wouldn’t even have it any other way! <3 Mwah! :-*

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