It's already 2017 and THE YAPPY BUNCH had a very HAPPY WAY to welcome the New Year!
YEHEESSSS!!! Eet ees olredi 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oops! I promised nga pala not to be too "jejemon" anymore. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
It's already 2017!!!!!!!!!
We usually spend our New Years in Lucena City (because we are already in Manila for Christmas). But this year I realized that with my newly married sister (blech) spending it with her hub's family, and my Kuya will be in Paranaque celebrating the birthday of his sister-in-law, it will only be my parents and Kuya Jon looking at each other come New Year's Eve!
We cannot have that!
THEY NEED THE HAPPY YAPPY BUNCH to make their 2016 good bye party a BLAST!!!
And so with that, we celebrated Christmas Day in Lucena, then stayed put in our house to wait for 2017!!!
For lunch at the last day of the year, my eldest brother Kuya Jay invited us to try out something different in BGC.
How is it different you may ask?
He said there will be no air-conditioned restaurant, tables, and chairs. We will just eat our take-out in the BGC park, sorta like how they really do it with food trucks in New York.
And you know what? Even if it was hot, we all had a lot of fun!!!
Thanks Kuya Jay and Karen for the treat!
Check out our blog post there HERE!!!
Afterwards, we had a quest in looking for fire crackers!
Yes! We're looking for them!
This is something totally new for us because the little lords were so scared of firecrackers before. Now they're all grown up, they kept bugging us when we're going to buy. It was just a challenge to purchase firecrackers this year because President Duterte has banned it. Good thing that Dragon Fireworks had a stall in Wilson St., and their products are safe for use.
My boys is so happy!
We mostly got flares, fountains, and sparklers! Yohoo! The safe stuff!
Come night time, we went to Powerplant Mall again to hear the holiday mass.
Like what they did during Christmas Eve, Powerplant Mall set up chairs in the middle section of their food court.
Me and the Yubhub!
Master Mati, little Andrei and his big nostrils, and Mommy!
Somebody wants to make a tornado using just his nose!
HE HE HE HE HE HE!
And the priest arrives.
Somebody's excited when we were asked to sing "Auld Lang Syne"!
The mass occupied the whole length of the food court. Powerplant Mall provided many projection screens so that people who are not in front would still be able to see the priest.
One section of the mass asked practitioners to raise the calendar of the celphones!
Andrei can't find it! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
This was the priest's idea to have a creative way of blessing our 2017 and give a reminder to include God in it.
And then the mass was done!!!!
As soon as the mass finished it's time to go home and do a family picture!!!
Yeah missing Kuya Jay and fam (a bit), and Ate Jojit and hub (a bit too)!!!!!!!!!!
HAR DE HAR HAR!
While I was cooking, the little lords and Chinese Dimpol proceeded to light up some sparklers!
The Chinese D put a candle for the kids to light up their silver sticks.
Sparklers are always so magical!
It makes you feel like a wizard!
Little Andrei lost no time in lighting up sparklers one after the other. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
In between firecrackers, master Mati helped me in the kitchen.
I tasked him to do the creamy mashed potatoes!
When I was finished with pasta, I went outside to join in on the fun!
Most of the tenants in the building in front of us were on vacation too!
The Chinese D was the one who lit up the mini-rockets!
Our baby fountain!
The Dragon Fireworks sparklers just took a long time to light up!
I always sing the fairy godmother's song in Cinderella whenever I have a sparkler!
"Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
Put 'em together and what have you got
My bunsoy was not scared anymore of fireworks!
He was even the one who egged on his dad to light up more!
Later on, our table is ready!
Me and my lovely Mom got everything ready for Media Noche!
Missing Ate Jojit!!
And our Media Noche is now ready!!!
Roasted Chicken with Home-made gravy!
We also had Morcon placed beside the chicken. Too bad I wasn't able to take a solo pic of it.
The star of the night -- the Plaza Ham!
The tender and succulent Plaza Ham was perfect for not just Christmas but for every occasion!!!
My Gamberetti Pasta!
My Mom loves this and would always request it for special occasions!
Our very creamy and cheesy mashed potatoes!
This one was made by Master Mati!
To abide by our New Year "rules" we had the following...
Sinukmani -- So that our family will always stick together!
Chocolate Velvet Cupcakes -- So that our family will always be sweet with each other!
Just because my family loves it. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
After praying and sharing what we were thankful for this year, we had a toast for 2017!!!
After our prayers, it was TIME TO EAT!
My first plate!!!
Lola and Andrei!
(My Mom joined Dad later on in the room)
Mati and Kuya Jon!
Me and the Hub!
My "refueled" plate!!!
Somebody really loved the sparkling wine! He he he he he he!
My handsome little lords!
After the delicious late dinner, it's now time for MORE firecrackers galore!
Baby fountains!!! Each one sparked beautiful and magical colors!!!
And just like that....
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We then lit up our major fountain to greet the New Year!
Personally, New Year celebrations are more complete with Fountains!
Even our dependable angels joined in the fireworks!
Ay ang landi ng pose ko nakakainis!!!!!
We were all panting and laughing like crazy when we're finally done with our loot of fireworks!!!! And it was A LOT because my Kuya Jon thought we were not able to buy and also bought our family's supply from Dragon Fireworks. Nagkadoble doble!!
But WE LOVE IT!!!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
And another year has passed!
I'm so glad that we were able to spend New Year's eve with my family. In our little way, we added some crazy and happy noise for my Kuya Jon, Mom, and Dad.
HAPPY 20125.... ESTE 2017 EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!