01 June 2009

Birthday Layout

I've been meaning to do this layout for my 55th birthday (last 1 October 2008). Had this photo taken on the day itself and wrote the journaling long before that. Finally, here it is:

55 Random Things About Me...

(1) still young at 55 (2) Libra (1 Oct), Year of the Snake (1953) (3) second among four kids (4) a certified “Daddy’s Girl” (5) absolutely terrified of snakes (6) two big/deep dimples on cheeks (7) elementary education in Cavite (8) high school - Mapua Institute of Technology, a male-dominated school where two brothers were athletic scholars (softball) (9) College (1974), AB-Foreign Service, Stella Maris College, Cubao, QC (last batch of college graduates) (10) wanted to be a PAL flight stewardess; disqualified: short (5’2”) and did not know how to swim (11) first job - Philippine Commercial and Industrial Bank (PCIBank); had a fruitful and fulfilling career in PCIBank (1974-2000; 26 years)...forever grateful for the wonderful superiors, peers and friends I met and gained there and for being a part of the bank’s history (12) 2nd & last job - Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) from mid-2000 to mid-2005 (13) now a stay-at-home mom to my three children (14) homemaker (not wrecker) (15) went to driving school, has a driver’s license but does not drive; the only driving I do is drive husband and three kids (and house helps, too) crazy (16) doesn’t like going to the salon; Rose comes to the house and does nails and hair color, too...she’s been doing so for the longest time (around 20 or so years) (17) loves fresh lychees and cherries (18) snores (19) in shape; round is a shape, isn’t it? (20) likes to travel around our beautiful country (21) cremation (22) fave color-blue (23) fave color combination-blue and green (24) boyfriend; Martin Nievera; husband knows but Martin doesn’t...LOL! (25) a “Kapamilya” (26) got into scrapbooking in 2005 (27) another hobby: cross-stitching (28) into beading for a year or two; did some bracelets and necklaces for me, my family and friends; sold some, too (29) knows how to cook but just doesn’t like to do so everyday (30) collects recipes (31) listens to soft rock and mellow tunes (32) hypertensive (33) has a blog on scrapbooking: http://scrappinpretty.blogspot.com (34) a morning person, seldom takes naps and sleeps early (35) loves to dance (36) an “OC” about a lot of things (37) places a pair of scissors, stapler, tape dispenser, ballpen/pencil, notepad in every room of our home (38) can eat mangoes and watermelons everyday (39) fave scrapbooking store- Lasting Impression (40) fave magz-Real Living and Good Housekeeping Philippines (premiere issues to latest) (41) fave scrapbooking mag-Scrapbook Etc- (42) a very meaningful song-“I Think I’m In Love” by Cecille Azarcon (sung by “boyfriend”, Martin, of course) (43) loves going on vacations with family (44) lost without husband and three kids (45) has a collection of Carl punchers, tea pots and the Sylvanian Family (46) native kakanin (pichy-pichy, sapin-sapin, suman) for snacks anytime (47) tried tatting, crochet, hand embroidery, sewing, cross-stitch and beading at one time or another (48) visits the home section first in a department store (49) loves to read (a few fave authors: Paulo Coelho, Mitch Albom, Robert Ludlum, Leon Uris, Eric Lustbader, Mario Puzo, Barbara Taylor Bradford) (50) most comfortable in jeans and cotton blouses (51) sleepwear: duster (52) grocery to wet market (53) fave holiday-Christmas! (54) loves birthdays, too, especially my husband’s and kids’ (55) fresh fruit juices to canned/bottled ones…01Oct2008


Maybelle said...

Ate Lils! I read the whole journaling and you had me in stitches, esp. the "boyfriend" part. hahaha... you share the same bday as my eldest DS kaya alam ko super bait ka. (pag tulog..hahahhaha!!!) I'd love to do something like this. hmmmm... very, very soon, I hope!

Lil, 100 lbs. ago said...

Maybs! Thank you very much! You know what, ka-birthday ko din ang eldest DS ko at without a doubt, mababait talaga ang mga ka-bday ko (ako lang ang hindi!)... Gawa ka na, I had a lot of fun doing mine! LOL!