Friday, January 4, 2013

The last day of 2012

How did you spend the last day of 2012?  
For us, early lunch is always at the house of our oldest King member, 
who is the brother of my grandfather

Imagine all of the King clan in one venue, until fourth generation (3rd cousins)—you don't get to see that much reunions like these :)

The theme this year was military, but we found out a bit too late.  So dad got us some camouflage shirts from one of the stores across Camp Crame in Santolan.  Here I am wearing their XL, since it didn't fit my dad. They sure have pretty small sizes...

Hubby was in his stylish camouflage version (snow or sand military-inspired), while I rolled up the sleeves and wore a pair of chunky lace-up knee high boots an olive green Lancel Premier Flirt bag.  I don't get to bring this bag out that often, so I took this chance to sport it that day.

We all went home to my parents' place to rest, and left about 645 p.m. 
to pick up my in-laws for dinner at HEAT, in EDSA Shangri-la Hotel.

The kids had a blast playing with the New Year's Eve props.  We even brought a few home.

We got back to my parents' place around 11, just in time to for the fireworks.

The neighbors had non-stop fantastic fireworks, too!

Like any toddler, JJ was a bit scared of the noise so I hid him in my brother's car.  I remember my dad putting us in the car every New Year's Eve to watch the fireworks ;)

The difference now is that my brother's car has a moon roof, 
so he gets to watch the fireworks fly up and show off their beauty :)

The finale was this "sawa" by the neighbor.  The boys (my dad, brother and hubby) were amazed at the bigness of it.  We all watched it light up, with hubby timing it to a minute full of fire cracking.

All throughout, JJ was in the car — pretty effective!  I think we'll be doing this for a while ;)

... and here's what I wore that night:
printed biased-cut dress by Arnold Galang, beige Melissa pumps, 
and Hermes Lindy in Bleu Jean

What I particularly love about this dress is that the designer used a different color for the back, making this "sunday" dress a little more fun.

How about you?  How did you spend the last day of 2012? :)


  1. Bloghopped my way here. It's always fun to find other blogs based in the Philippines. :)

    The reunion looked like fun! And the outfit is military chic! If that shirt is their XL, meron kayang 5XL to fit, um, curvier people? Haha! :D

    twitter: @BelatedBloomer

  2. Hi Abi! It was great to see our relatives join in on the theme :) I don't know why their XL is so small, maybe military dudes have to be fit? hehe... Thanks for visiting my blog :)


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