Birthday treats 2018

Started our 2018 with some fabulous musicals in the West End. We watched 42nd St. on the actual day of Alyanna’s 16th birthday before her party that weekend. Then we were so fortunate to get tickets for Hamilton and had a blast rapping those lyrics my girl knew since her Mountview Summer School almost 3 years ago. Grateful for all these treats!  xxx

 

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Christmas 2017

Wonderful Christmas spent with wonderful people! Thank you for your long time friendship and for being part of our Christmas 2017.  Looking forward for more in 2018!

 

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18 years

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My husband and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary yesterday, 22nd July. Our first wedding was in Uxbridge, London, in 1999. The simplest wedding you can ever imagine. We did not really spend anything on that day. We did our small reception at my in-laws’ house and had very few guests. Nothing fancy.  We did our big wedding in Manila, where my over 200 relatives live. Haha Yes, we saved our money for our big church wedding in Manila in 2000.

It’s been 18 years, and when you have a partner who loves you dearly with all his heart, accepting just the way you are, life is beautiful. I feel that every single day since we got married. Of course, you can’t avoid the ups and downs in every relationship but what makes ours different is we are together in every way. We have the same interest, same passion, same craziness. We only have cultural differences but we have the same passion. Our daughter knows exactly what I’m talking about. She grew up with a very loving atmosphere.

Recently, a mother and daughter, supposedly old friends whom I considered family since I lived in Germany, accused me and my family of faking our happy posts on Facebook. That I try to portray a happy life but in reality, I’m a vile person. Only people who feel jealous of your happy life say this. They must be that miserable. Well, it’s my turn to hit back darlings and I am not sorry for what I’m about to say.

All my family and friends know, those who are close to me know that I speak my mind in social media. I don’t hide my feelings. If I am angry, I express it. If I’m happy, it is infectious that everyone could feel that happiness. I am probably one of the most honest person you’ll ever encounter. But to accuse me of FAKING happiness, that is them, and it’s something they obviously do and in fact, going through. They obviously feel so jealous of a great relationship that we have as a family. I was obviously being watched closely by these people all these years without knowing that this is how they have always seen me – VILE.  Well, what can I do with that?

This person you’re calling horrible is the person who cancelled all her schedule every time you were around London, just to meet up with you and your family. This person is the person who saved her hard earned money for her trainfare, so when you’re finally over, she has money to pay for her expenses. This vile person never forgot to greet your birthdays on Facebook and kept in touch wholeheartedly. This person ignored your provoking comments on Facebook just because you hate her President. This person gave up her performing career to focus on family, and be there for her child, and always been happily married. This person is so loved by her husband that he pampers her everyday in simple ways. This person would rather have an enemy than be FAKE to anyone. So to accuse me of faking happiness that I share on Facebook, I am indeed laughing as it is a sign of jealousy.

I just wish that they would look at themselves in the mirror first because once they see their real reflection, it won’t be as pleasant either.

And eversince they found out that I am a Duterte supporter, they have attacked me on Facebook because of our political differences. Isn’t that pathetic? Politics, Religion, and friendships. Not a good mix really. They ruin all relationships. I don’t react on what they post on Facebook, but they always had something to say about mine.

Lastly, I am confident that all my posts on Facebook are genuine, honest, real and ME. What you see is what you get. That’s me. It’s a pity that some people are too jealous of people like me who can freely speak their minds. I really don’t care about who likes me or not. I have one amazing man who truly loves the real me and who sees me beautifully. All my posts about how caring my husband is, they are all true. For 18 years of our happy marriage, he made me feel so special. Made me breakfast in bed when he’s around and not busy. He didn’t make me feel like a slave unlike other husbands who are so bossy, and just expected their wives to cook for them all the time. For one thing, I am not that kind of wife who gets fatter and fatter every year. I looked after myself all these years to look good for my husband. My husband and I have a healthy relationship, not perfect, but we are happy.  At least my husband is not a boring man.

Never insult my family. You know nothing about our journey and the trials we’ve survived. Our daughter is so proud of her parents, who are not couch potatoes at our age – just sitting down, pigging out, getting fatter and fatter, doing nothing. I am 46 years old, and my husband turned 60 last month. This photo was taken yesterday. Our daughter has the most hardworking parents inspiring people to take care of themselves, get fit, achieve their goals and be happy.

These people always talked about people’s lives. All I can say now is SAD. It is very sad that your true colours were just revealed now, when you have been feeling this against me for so long. I wasted my time and money travelling to London just to see you. Goodbye,  B family.  We will not miss you at all.  Call me stupid, idiot, but I’d rather be one than to pretend upper class with a pretentious accent, that is obviously Visayan no matter how hard you try to be Bri-ish. LOL You have no British accent at all darling, neither your kids. I will never forget that scene when you slapped your daughter in the face for no reason. Nope, not for being naughty. She was just excited to say something and you wer impatient. Garry and I were witnesses of that. Since that moment, we thought you’re a horrible mother!  How you behaved in public made me ashamed of knowing you.

My advice:  Remove people in your life who are not happy with your success, and simply not happy for you. Never be afraid to be YOU.

 

 

Strictly Come Dancing adventure 2016

A wonderful evening indeed. Mother and daughter time at the BBC, watching Strictly Come Dancing!

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My Super Gaz…

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To my amazing friend, confidant, teacher, trainer, critic, motivator, lover, HUSBAND,

There is no one like you, and even in my second life, I will search for you and be with you again. Happy Happy Birthday!

I am so proud of YOU!

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A Touch of Class

Last Sunday, 8th May, I was able to see the touring show of Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe in Bedford, ‘An audience with Ian and Natalie – A Touch of Class’. I was with my FitSteps ladies and we had an absolute fun evening, meeting them personally again (since my training) and watching the show. They were amazing! Congratulations to Ian and Natalie!

 

Remembering my Mum on Mother’s Day…

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Missing you everyday, Mommy.  I am very proud to be your daughter.  Rest in Peace. xxx

My FitSteps journey…

FITSTEPS, a dance exercise based on ballroom and latin dance. Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe of STRICTLY COME DANCING started this dance workout. Ballroom has been a favourite in the UK and everyone just loves FitSteps. I am a massive fan of ballroom dancing. Since I was a child, I was exposed to this style as my Mom, uncles and aunties, cousins, knew Cha Cha, Salsa, Tango. I learned the basics from them. So when I heard about FitSteps, I went to do a class and tried this dance workout. I totally loved it!

I passed my instructor’s training two months ago and now I am ready to start my classes. After learning the routines, I finally found the right venues for my classes. I am so excited to teach it!

I have covered Aerobics classes when I was in my early 20s, but I never really enjoyed it that time as my first love was to perform on stage. My focus that time was to be on stage, and not to teach. Who wants to teach when you’re very young. Of course, you want to explore and do better. But now that I have found my love in teaching, since I became a mother, I am having an amazing time. I guess as we age, we change too. I had to give up performing to be there for my  daughter. I didn’t want to be like those mothers who see their kids one hour a day or just on weekends because they’re  on tour with a show. NO! I am happy to be free from doing 8 shows a week. Doing that for many years made my brain dead. I became a changed person since being free from the theatre world. I still love to sing once in a while but not to do it full time.

My FitSteps is going to be fantastic! I am very passionate about it.

So my friends and to all ballroom and latin dance lovers, please come to me FitSteps dance workout.

My FitSteps Classes in Bedford:

Wednesday at 7:15pm – 8:15pm  and  Friday at 11am – 12pm, Brickhill Community Centre, Avon Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire.

See you there!

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