I usually don’t do much on my birthday as I don’t really hold a celebration or anything like that. However, this year I wanted to celebrate it, and for a few months I have been looking as to how I can do it in a way that I can help and maybe, bring joy to other people’s lives.
Stumbling upon U!Happy Events’ website, I looked through their previous events and programs and seeing how well-organised they were, I decided to create my own event for my birthday with their organisation.
I chose to hold my early birthday celebration at Hospicio de San Jose. You might be asking why Hospicio? For starters, this is the orphanage that we, though not really that frequently, donate old clothes and toys and other such items throughout the years.
As I have mentioned in my ‘About’ page, I have done numerous attempts on blogging. I’ve tried Blogger, Tumblr, and even had several WordPress blogs before this one. All of them lasted only for a couple of weeks though, except for my Tumblr blog, but I only used it to repost photos and memes that I found to be funny, or pretty fanart. Sooo, yeah, this is the first time that I’ve actually stuck with a blog and post new content regularly.
Down below are just some of my thoughts and reflections of having reached this milestone. Hopefully I’ll have more more blog-niversaries in the future! Definitely looking forward to it. ❤
One of the things that I’ve always wanted to do was to celebrate a special occasion in a meaningful manner. Last February 27, it was my Uncle’s birthday, and with the help of MyBirthday Foundation, we were able to celebrate it with kids stricken with cancer and their guardians at Child Haus Manila.
My uncle, Michael Angelo, after months of battle with leukemia, passed away last August 2015. If he had lived, he would have been 27 years old today. That’s mainly the reason why we chose Child Haus as our beneficiary – though I myself do not know first-hand the struggle and pain that a person with cancer goes through, I have seen for myself that it is indeed a hard battle. For that reason, my family and I wanted to throw a small celebration for the kids at Child Haus, so that at the very least, even if just for a day, they can forget and have fun just like any normal kid.
Some of the kids and guardians that attended our celebration.
Having gone to last year’s Art Fair, I’ve been looking forward to the one that’s going to be held this year. Personally, I liked the one last year better, but there are still a lot of eye-catching pieces that made this year’s art fair interesting. Definitely worth a visit if you’re around the Greenbelt area this weekend, as Art Fair is being held at the same venue as last year – at the Link Carpark.
As soon as you’re done paying the entrance fee (Adult: 250 pesos; Student with valid ID: 50 pesos; If you’re a student studying in Makati, your entrance fee is waived), there are already art exhibits present on this floor already.
I just got back from our Hong Kong trip yesterday, and though I did have stable internet connection at our hotel, at the end of each day, I was just too tired to post on here. Anyway, we went to Hong Kong primarily because of Dollvie! I’ve wanted to go for years now, and, finally, this year I got to go. ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Dollvie is a BJD/Doll event, and it was so nice to see so many types of BJDs all at once. Anyway, this post is pretty photo-heavy, so don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Dollvie was held at KITEC in Kowloon Bay. We got off at Kowloon Bay MTR Station, and from there it was a breeze as close to the station there’s a provided free shuttle going to KITEC (and from KITEC, there’s also a free shuttle going back to the MTR).
Today I went to SMX Convention Center for day 2 of Toycon. I almost ended up not going at all, not just because of the steep price (regular tickets were priced at 500 pesos per person), but because I slept late last night and almost overslept. Anyway, good thing I didn’t. After all, its been years since I’ve last attended Toycon, and I’m quite happy to report that it has indeed levelled up.
Warning: This is a photo-heavy post!
Art Fair Philippines was held last February 18 to 21 at the Link Carpark located at Ayala Avenue, Makati. The first Art Fair was held in 2013, but this was my first time to go.
I do realise that this is a very late post, but better late than never! ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ