Beauty & Fashion Celebrations & Occasions Kap & Me My Kids

The Night Before Christmas…

2014 was a very busy year. Days passed by so quickly that it was already December when I woke up to the realization that my Christmas tree & holiday trimmings still weren’t up. And worse, my Christmas shopping list hasn’t even started! Wala pa ako nabibiling christmas gift ni isa! The countdown began for Le Miz Piggy.

On the dot of December 1, I had our tree put up as I crammed to buy christmas gifts for those I held near & dear to my heart -which wasn’t a small feat.


Compared to the rest of my family, Kap is fairly easy to buy gifts for. Anything for tennis he would certainly appreciate. But the kids??? That’s where my dilemma came. I initially thought of just giving them money or Gift Certificates from their favorite stores. But that wouldn’t have set Christmas apart from any ordinary day.



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Dilemma, dilemma. So I started browsing around the online stores on what to get the kids. My search led me to FARFETCH.

My Lovey has been hinting at the fashionable MOSCHINO FRENCH FRIES BAG. I was really really tempted to, and I even went as far as putting it in my shopping cart. But it’s so trendy. My heart wasn’t set on spending so much for something she wouldn’t be using after just a couple of months. REMOVE FROM CART!

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JEREMY SCOTT COLLECTION for Moschino. Red leather embroidered fries shoulder bag featuring a top magnetic closure and a gold-tone chain shoulder strap.

So I got her the next best thing that was as close to it as possible but guaranteed a longer “shelf life” in her closet. Something that she can use for years to come.. Hopefully! @_@

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Every year. I place their gifts on the roof. Every year, they forget & it takes them a while to find out where I hid their presents! @_@ #hindinanatuto



Can you tell if she’s happy or not? ;)) She’s been exceptionally wonderful the whole year through so Santa got her on his “GOOD GIRLS” list & got her a FUN-tastic gift! <3

Moschino by JEREMY SCOTT has the CUTEST stuff, I tell ya! Cute AND expensive. CLICK HERE to see their merchandise & like me, drool!

FARFETCH, shop the world’s best boutique in one place. And they have after-holidays sale now! Click away! ;)

That’s one down, TWO to go. Next stop, a gift for Ate. Ate, as you very well know, has been working hard in school so she deserved a great christmas gift. Something that I knew she has been coveting but was too expensive so she’s been holding off. I wanted to make her wish come true. So I looked for the perfect pair..

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Red leather ‘Rockstud’ pumps from Valentino Garavani featuring a pointed toe, a strappy design, gold-tone Rockstud embellishments, a brand embossed insole and a flat heel.

Since I most certainly wasn’t going to buy her one in every color! I thought 4 colors in 1 would be perfect & would look great with any outfit.


Ate may have turned 20 last christmas, but she will always be my baby. And I will always try to make christmas fun for her even when she gets to be 40. <3



This has been on her secret wish list for the longest time but she didn’t tell me because she felt it was too pricey. That alone got her 5 stars for being the best & most considerate Ate ever! <3

The boy, my favorite Babyson, is the most unmaterialistic guy I know. He really takes after his dad. Plus he really needed date money. So I decided on giving him the perfect gift.. DATE MONEY! Lately he’s been burning a whole in his wallet. It’s always empty so I know for sure it’s what he wanted.. and needed.


I hid his money in a chocolate box which he also had to look for. My cutie-patootie son got cash-o from everyone in the family. What every binata with a love life needs! :P


The calm after the storm.. Lelly loves her kuya the most! <3

Every year, I make it a point to have plenty of presents for the kids to open. Christmas, after all, is for kids. But this year, since they had “big” gifts, I only got them 1 gift each. But the biggest surprise of the night was THEY prepared a whole bunch for their dad & I to open! We have the best kids with the biggest hearts! They scrimped & save, not to buy things for themselves, but for their parents. That alone was a gift in itself!


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They got us lots & lots of new clothes yay! <3 Me -coz even though I’m a true-blue fatty, I really love to dress up. Kap, because.. well, so he can wear clothes other than his daily EB shirts in every imaginable shade. Grabe ang pagka-loyalista nitong asawa ko sa Eat Bulaga! :P

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With all the gifts they gave us, they are SO BROKE! Thank goodness for lowlas & ang paos! ;)) May laman na ili ang mga pitaka nila.

At this point, I really REALLY have to thank MY-SHOPPINGBOX for its great service! <3 Because I dilly-dallied in my gift selection & purchase, Santa ALMOST came late for the GOppets. The packages arrived at Philippine Customs on the 23rd and I begged & begged KIT of to please please make a way for the gifts to get to my doorstep on the 24th. And it did!

From the time your deliveries from any part of the world gets to your U.S. mailbox in, it takes another 10-12 days BY AIR for your package to get delivered to your doorstep after they sort it out for another couple of days after receiving.

They were closed on the 24th but KIT took pity on me & had a guy deliver just at the nick of time! KIT, I thank you. My kids thank you!!! :-*

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Had it not been for the roundabout way I could have gotten the gifts on time. As it was, I had to have my purchases shipped to mailbox at a U.S. address from Italy. Then from there had it shipped to my doorstep. I promise you, YOU SAVE A LOT from this service. You skip tax AND red-tape! One year in the making lang nga kahit na by air huhuhu.

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I’m begging you SANTA!!! Please come through for me!!! My kids’ sacks are empty huhuhu! Even Jela can’t believe it! #BlueChristmasWithoutYou. Come Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen. Come Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. Bring home those @Farfetch goodies & make their Christmas happy! @MyShoppingBox it’s now or never. MAKE ME A BELIEVER! DELIVER PLEASE!!!

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In the nick of time! SANTA! I will never ever doubt you again! Thanks to Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, Santa found his way to our home sweet home! Hats off to @myshoppingbox for delivering today & making sure the GOppets get their gifts on time even though you are already closed for the holidays! Thank you so much to the kind-hearted rider & the very patient & helpful KIT whom I nagged endlessly & mercilessly! Sorry but a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do! It’s gonna be a merry Goppets Christmas after all!!!

For the home run please Ito nalang ang kulang for a very important someone. I hope it gets delivered in time for her birthday in a couple of weeks..

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But even if the packages didn’t get to arrive on time, I know for a fact that my kids won’t let a trivial & material thing such as gifts, or lack of it, ruin our Christmas. What’s important is that we are all healthy, alive, and together, celebrating the most important occasion of all. When Christ came to live amongst men so that we may be saved.


Happy New Year from The GOppets!


Love, love, love. From our family to yours! <3


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