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Birthday Post: The DIY effect

So I have been lazy these past few days. It is now April and I haven’t blogged about the DIYs from Geoff’s party. I’ll just photoblog:


The One Piece Ship with characters were printed off the Internet and bordered with colored paper. Toothpicks were then taped in the middle of the actual print out and the background paper.


Another One Piece topper. Luffy is created from MS Word. I pasted the image downloaded from the net and laid on colored papers.


Franky, another One Piece character. There are a total of 9 characters, and I printed enough to cover 80 cupcakes. These 2 are the only toppers left after the party. 🙂


The lootbag. The contents include: A coloring book, set of crayons, pencil, ball point pen, eraser, sharpener, and a small bag of candies.

As for the contents of the loot bags, I was able to buy those supplies from Divisoria last Christmas. I vividly recall that I included these items on my list when we went shopping for gifts then. If I am correct with my computation, I think I spent about P1,500 or less. As for the actual goodie bag, we bought that from Pasig Market 2nd floor for P15 each. We bought 30 pieces of those.

For the toppers, a page from MS Word was able to accomodate all 9 characters, thus, multiply that with 10 at P15 each for printing, plus the cost of the board, colored paper and toothpick, I guess, sobrang ok na ako sa nagastos ko for the toppers. BTW, the cake topper was also P15 and I only used the remaining boards and colored paper to make it.

Side kwento: While buying the lootbag contents, I actually bought items for 50 kids. So, maraming natirang coloring book, crayons, pens, pencils, eraser and sharpener. I think enough na yun hanggang mag school si Geoff. 🙂

Heniway, here are the invitations. these are courtesy of my good friend/office mate, Yayan Lorica:


The cover. I printed out the Thousand Sunny image that served as a lock for the invitation. Yayan used a board, blue wrapper, and paper twine. Oh, and lots of double sided tape 🙂


The inside. Babe made the layout from photoshop and we had it printed at Tronix. A blue paper was used to serve as a background to the actual cover and the picture.

I think I only spent not more than P300 for the 24 pieces of invitation. Picture printing only costs P3.75 (2R size) from Tronix. The rest of the materials were bought from National bookstore.

I never imagined myself to be this crafty. First time ko to, actually, but this particular instance ignited that creative side of me that I want to explore and improve more. As of writing, I have a number of projects lined up. Naghihintay lang ng sweldo before mag-materialize (haha!).

Hoping this post help other mommies who are on a VERY tight budget and time to spare (kasi matrabaho (LOL)).

Wai Ying Monthsary Date

Last Sunday (November 18), we woke up early as we really wanted to go to Divisoria. Considering that it was a Saturday following the payday, we were anticipating the “mob” (harhar!). Anyway, aside from the awesome finds that I was anticipating, Babe is also excited with the monthsary lunch we will have that day.

I ate at Wai Ying I think a couple of months ago as a treat from my boss. The rest of the management team went to Binondo one late evening to have dinner as a way of meet and greet. So lo and behold, nakarating ako ng Binondo ng wala sa oras. It was a fun dinner as i was friends with everyone, plus the fact that the food is reaaallly great! Here is a picture of us back then:

With the TW management, first timer at Wai Ying fastfood 🙂


So going back to the story, I planned the lunch at Wai Ying and divi adventure with babe, i think, 2 weeks before namin makuha ung bonus. I have been reading food blogs about the said resto and it made babe more excited for Chinese food. Sabi nga nya, “Wow, chinese dishes for lunch with my chinese wife..” haha!

So we left at around 11AM, took the LRT2 bound for Recto. Once there, we rode the jeep up to Benavidez street. We have to walk, bandang dulo kasi yung restaurant. Once there, we were given the menu and here are the dishes that we had: Hakaw, Pork Siomai, Beef Curry Brisket (for me), Han Kok Soi (i think), and Honey Pork Ribs (for babe)

Pork Siomai – yum!

Hakaw! – Shrimp, shrimp, oh my yummy shrimp!

Babe and his Honey Pork Ribs 🙂

And here’s moi, with the beef curry brisket 🙂


We were soooo full when we left the restaurant that we opted to walk to divi instead. Petsa! lapit lang pala. 🙂

We no longer took photos as you know naman, divi is a haven for mandurukots and snatchers, so ok na kami sa paglibot and sa pagbili ng dinayo namin. I made a list para kahit papano, within budget pa din kami. Here are the purchases that we made: Seat cushions, curtains, bed sheets (oh yes, babe loved it, so when we go back next time, bili ulit kame! haha!), christmas tree, lights, and decors (yay!), and the ultimate lootbag contents for Geoff’s birthday/christening on March (excited much?!).

So yun, we were done by 7PM and since it was a Sunday, madali lang yung commute pauwi. We were able to catch the LRT2 again and a cab on the way home. We were able to set up the tree the same night, and yep, imagine Geoff’s amazement sa ganda ng tree namen (promise! ganda talaga :))

Ang aming Christmas Tree 🙂 Bow!

We were unable to take a picture of Geoff’s reaction, pero babe and I are glad that he liked it. I think Choi liked it too  kasi wala siyang sawa sa pagpitas ng christmas balls sa ilalim ng tree.


Extra yung broom broom ni Geoff, 🙂

Broom broom baby 🙂