Ate Sheila’s Baby Shower: Welcoming Calvijn Adilardo

So Ate Sheila (Ate is a word in Tagalog meaning a big sister or someone older than you) is expecting a baby in a couple of months. She wants to share and show how lucky she is to finally have her own family and baby.  We of course are so happy for her too!

The place where we attended the baby shower is in Zaandam. From Zandvoort to Zaandam, it took us an hour to be in our destination because of the unclear navigation we got. But anyways, getting to Zaandam is worth it, I got to eat Filipino foods and see my friend Ate Sheila after 2 years.

The party was really filled with baby decorations. There’s a lot of people who attended the baby shower too. The agenda today was just to gather and enjoy the day with games and food. This party brings back friends together.

They decorated the house filled with cute baby decorations.

One thing to expect with a Filipino Party… FOOD!!!

Souveniers.

We played some crazy party games. The first game we played was called “Don’t pop my belly”. The game is simple, the guys have to put a balloon inside their shirts just infront their bellies. After that, they will be given a ribbon where they have tie around their foot without popping the balloon. The one who ties the ribbon fast without popping the balloon wins.

Don't Pop My Belly

Don’t Pop My Belly

The next game we played was called: “Guess Mum’s tummy size”. The rule of this game is to get some yarn and determine how big is the tummy of the mom. The one who  has the closest yarn around the mom wins!

Guess Mom’s Tummy Size

The last game we played was called “Feed the baby”. This game is for couples or can be played with a partner. The girl is blindfolded and the man sits at the back of the baby picture. The girl has to feed him with yoghurt. The most clean baby wins the game.

Feed The Baby

They were not the winner. But this was pretty hilarious!

After the games, it’s time to chill and take pictures!

Everybody touch the tummy!

Ate Sheila and Me.

And time for opening the gifts!

Congratulations again Ate Sheila! Can’t wait to see your baby!

Despedida Meet-Up

So I met my friend Krishna again in Amsterdam. It is our last meet-up before her 7weeks holiday in the Philippines, Lucky! Well, our agenda for this day is to roam around Amsterdam and to buy some souveniers that she can bring to her family. It was fun doing it, it is just difficult to look for a very nice design for the T-shirts that she want to give to her sis.

Roaming around Amsterdam.

We met quite late, around 2pm or something, we just walked around the dam and did some window shopping (forcing myself not to buy anything and I succeeded 😉 ) We talked a lot and ate dinner at one steak house in the Dam Straat.  I must say that the spare ribs we ate was nice and tasty! It was a treat by Krishna. It’s her gift for my birthday. Thank you again for this treat!

Gigantic Spare Ribs!

Rawr!

Cheers to that!

 

The Netherlands: Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day)

Queen’s Day!

Queen’s Day is a national holiday in The Netherlands. For what I know, this celebration was made by Queen Julianna. She was one of the Queens in Holland who proclaimed that every 30th of April of the year, Queen’s day will be celebrated.

What I really liked with this day is that Holland is a one big party country. People wear orange clothes and crazy orange outfits. Music concerts are held everywhere, music pumping loud and people are happy and drunk. Another thing that I really like, there is a free market. You could really buy lots of good stuffs for a very cheap price.

 

Flags of The Netherlands are being placed infront of the houses.

Infront of the municipal office with flags and dj’s pumping the music up!

Orange madness.

Free Market. Sell everything, here and there.

and me… feeling the Queen’s day! Im one of them!

Circuit Park Zandvoort: It’s drifting time baby!

Early in the morning around 9am, Circuit Park Zandvoort held an event for drifters. I wasn’t really that fanatic about it, neither excited with it because the weather is really not preferable. It is cold and somehow starting to rain. But yeah, I packed myself up with a real warm gear and brought my cam with us.

Well the place where I am presently living now is near a racing track here in The Netherlands. This racing track is known in The Netherlands, which held different kinds of races for the whole world. They even had held a Formula 1 race way back, when they can still handle the amount of people going to Zandvoort.

We went to the dunes because it gives a good view and it’s free! We watched them there and I can say that these professional drivers killed it! They are really good with drifting. You can smell the rubber and see them driving on their sides. Well, i’m not good with cars so I don’t know how to describe it. You’ll be the judge. I find them amazing.

Ooooopss!

And the pit stop.

It’s an experience and I now like seeing it. I would go another time when there would be an event. It’s kinda nice to see it once in a while.

Day 5: Paris, France (Our Last Day)

So today was the last day of our visit in Paris. We woke up a bit earlier this day to pack our bags and got ready to check out. We checked out before 12. The only thing is, we have to go at around 2:30pm. From the time we checked out, we went instantly to Gare du Nord. We waited there for a long time. We just roam around the station and ate our lunch. The funny thing that we did around the station was that, Samsung was promoting their new phone Galaxy Note. They hired 2 artists and they did a free sketch of your face plus getting your own t-shirt. I did participate with it and he really drew me good.

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It only took 7mins to draw me and I got a free t-shirt.

After the draw, we waited for our train to arrive.

When our train arrives, we said our bye-bye’s to Paris and say that we will soon meet again. It was such a great experience. Thank you Paris for sharing your wonderful place to us.

27th April 2012