Happy 18th Birthday Aliya-Pooh!

Warning: This post is even more photo-loaded than the usual. ;)

My super friendship Sheila was busy these last few months with the whole 9 yards prepping for her firstborn’s debut, and might I just say, it was a SMASHING success! Sheila is involved in entertainment, being the Founder & President of Front Media Entertainment, so it’s like we were watching ASAP live with the line-up of guests & production numbers last saturday night.

My ever beautiful super friendship who shone bright like a diamond that night & looked every bit as beautiful, as fresh, and as elegant as the debutant. <3

My 2 older kids were part of the entourage so we were there early & I was able to take some photos prior..

Our baby girl is growing up so fast. She looks so dalaga na here!

Sheila’s hard work & preparation for the whole shebang paid off big time as guests were enthralled with the big production numbers from start to finish..

Prince Stefan of Star Struck 4 was one of the hosts that night.
Stephan Andrei Anlocotan, who is better known by his screen name Prince Stefan, is a Filipino actor of Arabian-Filipino descent. He appeared on StarStruck: The Next Level, and on several GMA Network shows and is a Regal Films contract star.


The gorgeous debutant opened the show to VOGUE by Madonna complete with a Baroque costume & backup dancers.

Grabe, ibang level na talaga ito! ;) We were all in awe with her bonggacious opening dance number. I took a video of it, I swear, to share with you, but tech noob that I am, I accidentally deleted it while uploading huhu.


Presenting to you the debutant, ALIYA SAFARA, the belle of the ball! <3

With her 18 candles following suit with a fashion show.

And there goes my beautiful girl, rockin’ it as always!! <3

At syempre hindi magpapahuli ang baby boy ko! ;) Lahat ng video na kinuha ko nabura waaa!!! :'((


And of course, may sariling paandar din si papa! ;)

  • With Diana, the other Ambray sister who will be celebrating HER debut next year. I’m sure it’s gonna be one big FUNtabulous party as well!

And the change of costume from long gown to casual wear for their upbeat dance number.

Many of the guests that night didn’t know that Aliya could sing. And she sings so well too! She really is the perfect package. She is shown here with up & coming VIVA recording artist & fast rising star from Canada, KITO ROMUALDEZ.

The 18 roses, also doing a mini fashion show of their own..

I swear, I swooned when my baby boy came out. Fan na fan talaga ang nanay! ;) Too bad the lights prevented me from taking a decent picture, hindi makita ang kagwapuhan!

Highlight of the evening was the dramatic entrance of Aliya’s surprise guest -her 18th rose. Her mom really pulled all strings that night to make it one heck of a party for her beloved daughter. It was truly a birthday she’d never forget ! ;)

Enrique Gil in the house! All the girls were screaming that night!
Enrique Mari Bacay Gil or better known as Enrique Gil is a Filipino actor, model and dancer. He is currently under contract with ABS-CBN’s Star Magic. Gil started acting in the summer of 2008. He was 16 years old then, and boredom led him to enroll in commercial modeling workshops as well as musical theater workshops conducted by Trumpets. He appeared in a series of TV commercials, including one of Lewis and Pearl’s ads. He was later launched as part of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic Circle Batch 16.

If I wasn’t so enthralled with the entire show, I probably would have eaten more hehe. The food was SO GOOD & Sheila really went all out -no scrimping here definitely with sushi, sashimi, and roast beef carving stations on top of everything else sumptuous. But I simply couldn’t afford to miss any of the numbers!

With her equally gorgeous besties! How nice to be young AND beautiful! You gals are on top of the world now! <3

Oh hi Trish! :) Thank you for the photos! :-*

After that dinner buffet, we left the kids to party away with celebrated DJ CALLUM DAVID..

Wow. Kay Enrique Gil pinipilit ko siya magpa-picture tinignan lang ako ng masama. Pero kay DJ Callum nagmamadali pa ang bruha! @_@

I’d like to thank OWEN AGUILAR of CWS Photo & Video Services for providing me with a link to a video of Aliya’s awesome party!

Dearest Aliya,

We have seen you grow into the beautiful, intelligent, charming young lady that you have become. Any parent would be so proud to have a daughter like you. As you turn 18, we wish you another year filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter, love, and cheer.

Always remember that our family is your family. Anything you need, rest assured that we will always welcome you with open arms. You can always count on us. We are now your second parents, if there is anything at all that we can do for you, basta kaya namin, consider it done. :)

As your treasure presenters, we chose a piece of fine jewelry that is similar to your personality. Sophisticated, but with a heart of kindness & compassion. So accept this white gold necklace with a heart pendant as a token of our love & affection for you.

Happy 18th birthday sweetie, We love you! <3

From the entire Go Family <3

P.S. – Guess who won STAR OF THE NIGHT? ;) And she gave ME her prize! What 18 year old girl do you know who is that selfless to give her loot wholeheartedly to her mommah???  She loves me way too much! Thank you ate for always thinking of me & making me so happy! <3 Needless to say as I’m sure you’re so sick & tired of hearing it, I’m just SO proud of you my sweetheart.

Thank you so much friendship Sheila for this unexpected loot! <3

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  • Reply himynameische

    Naexcite akong gumising because of this post! :D sobrang fun naman ng debut na yan :) Jana and Jena look effortlessly beautiful and walang binatbat ang enrique gil at callum david sa baby boy mo :) na-feel ko rin yung frustration mo sa deleted videos :( huhuhu sayang!

    October 15, 2013 at 8:47 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      hahaha u r truly my friend che! :) thank you, love you, mwah mwah!! i’ll try to get hold of the videos super ganda ng opening number i really need to upload & share! :))

      October 15, 2013 at 9:00 am
  • Reply Dandasha_8

    I thought the lady in the first photo was the debutant! *(Not reading kasi the captions eh!)*

    Everyone looked so showbizzzz that night. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!!! Ate’s “hunger strike” paid off. She looks fab! She deserves the STAR OF THE NIGHT award. **clap, clap, clap**

    October 15, 2013 at 9:03 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      hahaha yes youthful looking talaga yang kumareng sheila ko. She doesn’t look like the girls’ mom. Para silang siblings lang when they are together.. like you & Micah! ;) Thank you meding love you!! :-*

      October 15, 2013 at 9:11 am
  • Reply ewok1993

    showbiz ang dating talaga ng post na ito.

    miss jane i’m sure your friend sheila has this even videotaped so you can get a copy from her and post it here, LOL

    October 15, 2013 at 12:40 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Yes i will bug her no end so i can get hold of a copy & post her daughter’s dance number here haha! ;)

      October 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Minnie Lewis

    Really nice blog Jane. You did a great job:-). You are an awesome friend. Sheila is blessed to have a caring friend like you:-)

    October 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Hey minnie!! <3 It was great seeing you that night. You're ever gorgeous & ever amazing!! :-* Thank you mwah mwah!!

      October 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm
  • Reply chris

    Gosh! Callum David, ultimate crush! Ako na ang cougar!:)

    October 16, 2013 at 11:03 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      really?? siguro kasi i prefer chinks haha! Pareho kayo ni jana! ;))

      October 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Owen aguilar

    Highlights of Aliya’s Bday!

    October 16, 2013 at 9:04 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      yay!! thanks so much. Do you have the video of her opening number too? :)

      October 16, 2013 at 9:08 pm
      • Reply Owen aguilar

        Yes we have all the footages. We are the official photo and video supplier that night. :-)

        October 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm
        • Reply Sugar and Spice

          Thank you so much Owen I’ll add a link of your footage on my site ha? I’ll put credits. Thank you!! :)

          October 16, 2013 at 11:32 pm

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