My Kids

Hawt Summer Days (& Nights)

Summer came late for Ate. School finished May 20 for her so that left us with practically nothing in terms of a dream vacation. Tapos our passports expire in 6 months time so they are basically unusable. :| My greatest dilemma was I only had a 2-week window between her end of school & my Lovey’s start of school 1st week of June. That, and a bunch of complications from my end in between made life so very complicated for the GOppets! @_@


Hai School.. panira ka nang buhay! :P **This is meant to be a JOKE. Please don’t take me seriously.

I’m glad Ate has 2 months of sweet escape before delving into her senior year in College. My Lovey on the other hand, has been having the time of her life with her friends. A while back, she went to a Katy Perry concert at the new Philippine Arena in Bulacan..



The Philippine Arena is a multipurpose indoor arena at Ciudad de Victoria, a 140-hectare tourism enterprise zone in Bocaue and Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines. With a maximum capacity of 55,000 people,[1] it is the world’s largest indoor arena and the largest mixed-use indoor theatre. It is the centerpiece of the many centennial projects of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) for their centennial celebration on July 27, 2014. The legal owner of the arena is the INC’s educational institution, New Era University.

Tickets ran out fast so I’m really thankful to my Baby Bear JENG for coming up with 3 extra tickets. What a mother would do to get hold of these precious concert seats! @_@ Thank you Jeng! :-*


The girls had an absolutely great time. To make sure of their safety though, I had them accompanied by a bodyguard (buti pa sya nakapag-Katy Perry diba). Ang layo ng Bulacan ha! At least I can somehow compensate their lack of summer ganaps, frills & thrills with concerts. Too bad the Sam Smith concert got cancelled. Boo! :(


and a couple of weeks ago, she went to the Close Up Forever Summer with her Ate & her Ate‘s own set of friends. They rode together, the lil ones & the big ones, so mommy is panatag. I love that My Lovey & her Ate are close & that her Ate doesn’t mind that they are going together. And vice versa.



Closeup Forever Summer 2015 featuring MARTIN GARRIX with Eva Shaw Plus ANGUS & JULIA STONE Also featuring: Nix Damn P & Motherbass, BP Valenzuela, Autotelic, Sinyma May 16, 2015 – 2:00pm Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay City TICKET PRICES VIP (for 2) – P6,500 Gold (for 2) – P4,000 VIP – P4,000 Gold – P2,500


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In between are birthday surprises, cool dips in the pool.. or the lake.. or the beach. I can’t be happier for my baby girl who had a relatively good summer in spite of no long trips in the horizon. </3

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Aliya’s surprise 16th birthday! <3


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Thank goodness for water everywhere to quench this unbearable island heat! :| And to keep the little girls occupied all break long.

I really really wanted a summer of fun for the GOppets but I have been recalled to the family business so what I had intended isn’t actually what is happening. Like they say though, when life gives you lemons. :P



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Yep, we are under siege. Nope, not the summer I was imagining. Boo.

I’m trying my best to have a positive outlook & hope that things will still work out for the best. But the days go by so fast I can hardly keep up. Do you feel the same way?

So. Now that it’s Lovey’s turn slaving in school, it’s back to you & me this 2nd batch of summer Ate. I hope you don’t get sick & tired of my fez. :P

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  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Nakakatuwa naman po ang bonding ng mag-Ate… :) My sister and I are the same. Her friends are my friends too. Minsan nga isinasama pa nila ako sa gimmicks kaso now that I have a son nagpa-pass na ako. Hehehe…

    Anyway, I hope po makabawi kayo sa summer bonding nyo ni Jana… Don’t stress yourself too much po with work. But, as the Japanese says, “Gambatte, ne!” Or the Koreans will say, “Fighting!” Goodluck po sa business! :) God is good so everything will work out fine.

    June 4, 2015 at 10:19 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you for always, always encouraging me Kei. Dami ko na utang sayo ha. Mwah! :-*

      June 4, 2015 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Noel Q.

    Ang saya-saya naman ng summer ng mga anak mo! Nung bata kami, dahil purlalu lang, puro aral ang inaatupag ko pag summer, basa ng basa ng encyclopedia at ng text books, hahahaha… #nerd #geek

    June 4, 2015 at 10:52 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Utang na loob niel hindi ko kinaya ang encyclopedia days mo hahaha. Kaya naman pala ang talino-talino mo! The early bird catches the worm. Ay, ano bang konek hahaha! ;P

      June 4, 2015 at 10:54 am
  • Reply mr_jeng

    No worries mama bear.. all good naman.. Just think positive and keep calm and just enjoy…

    Kayang kaya yan..

    Enjoy what we have and be thankful for the blessings..

    #anginitpadin!!!! naman kasi!!!
    Aircon doesn’t cut it anymore…
    Thank gulay for malls.. :D :D :D :D see you soon po :D

    June 4, 2015 at 12:56 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you bbbear for the pangpa-lakas ng loob. And again, for coming to the girls’ rescue. Mwah mwah! :-*

      June 4, 2015 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Noelle

    Hi Jane! I’m so happy to see posts like this back on your blog. Have a great summer with Ate! :)

    June 4, 2015 at 9:26 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you Noelle! :) I already have enough personal posts to cover the month of June with a smidgen of sponsored ones in between. Can’t be helped. ;)

      June 4, 2015 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply med

    I feel the same way, before you know it, December na!!!

    Suwerte naman ng bodyguard, nakapanood concert ni KP! Next time apply ako bodyguard ng mga kids mo? Please?

    June 5, 2015 at 8:12 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hahaha ako nga sana sasama kaso baduy naman if nanay ang kasama ng teeny bopper diba meding. :P

      June 5, 2015 at 9:12 am
  • Reply michconstantino

    Una ko kaagad napansin: Ang swerte ni bodyguard, nakapag Katy Perry!=))))

    Serious note though, I love how Jana and Jena love each other :D #siblinggoals ko yan, kaso puro lalaki kapatid ko :)))

    June 5, 2015 at 11:37 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Di bale Mich bawi nalang when you have daughters of your own. Iba talaga ang sister bond, I think ha. Kasi ako din brother lang haha. Hindi pinalad na magka-sister.

      June 5, 2015 at 11:45 am
      • Reply michconstantino

        Mag Dodoctoral pa ko Mommy Jane =)) wala na balak mag-asawa :D

        June 5, 2015 at 4:26 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          Pwede pa yan. Late na nagaasawa ang mga career-oriented! ;) Go lang girl. :-*

          June 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm
          • michconstantino

            thank you Mami Jane! #sibling peg ko yang daughters mo… excellent parenting to ur kids! :)

            As for me hoping to have daughters someday, prince charming muna :)))

            June 5, 2015 at 4:47 pm
          • sugargospice

            Mwah! :-*

            June 5, 2015 at 5:01 pm

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