The Day before Christmas 2012


















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We spent time with relatives and had lunch and dinner at our grandparents’ house.

One Year Old Rafa

Our cousin, Rafa, turned one a week before Christmas.






Baby Dan

The super cute baby Dan at 2 months! He is 4 months old now. 🙂



De Luna Family and a Blog Feature

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to take photos of the family of mommy blogger Ms. Martine de Luna. Instead of going to the studio or other venues, Ms. Martine chose the home of her parents, which is the same home where she grew up. It was a nice summer afternoon and their son, Vito, started to play at the garden. It is pleasant to see the family enjoying the outdoors. Vito played with plants, toys and water. His parents and grandparents also joined him.

Click here to read more about the photo shoot.

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“Featured Find: Nicey Arafiles Photography {Plus, a Mother’s Day Treat}” by Dainty Mom:

*Link to Ms. Martine’s blog:

Kiddo-preneur Summer Bazaar 2012

The Kiddo-preneur Summer Bazaar 2012 is an event where kids could learn and practice their entrepreneurship skills even at a young age. Kids sold different kinds of products such as food, artwork, toys, accessories, books and even services. It is wonderful to see the kids full of life and enthusiasm while promoting and selling their products at their wonderfully decorated booths.

The kids are taught not only to earn money from what they are selling but also to save, invest, donate and spend wisely. The event is supported by certain banks in the Philippines as well as The Philippine Stock Exchange. There are also charities present which are being supported by the event and the kids’ businesses.

The Inviting and Colorful Entrance Booth

Colorful Products in Display

Art by Kids

Cards with a Kid’s Paintings

Exciting Marketing Strategy

Another Promo for a Product

Ms. Maiki Oreta interviewing the kids about their business

The Juantrepreneurs

Towards the end of the event, the kids are still vibrant and energetic while selling their products. They would even approach you, ask you questions and talk to you. Over all, I enjoyed attending the event and I learned so much from the kids. Business is not all about selling. It’s also about having fun, being creative, using your talents and skills, saving, investing and we should not forget, sharing and helping.

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Ally & Mommy

Ally is the 2-year-old daughter of lawyers Atty. Richie Ramos-Pilares and Atty. Jun Pilares. She was bursting with life that afternoon and it was a joy to take photos of her. It’s fun trying to keep up with her as she goes from one activity to another.

Her cuddly stuffed toy, Detroit

Playing under the colorful parachute

What will she do next?

Watching the movie “Enchanted”

Mother and Daughter

Ally looks like her mommy

She rides her bike

Then she writes. (notice how she holds the pen)

That’s all for now. 🙂

It’s great to be able to capture the smile of child, but remember that you have to be swift because you never know how long that smile will last.

*Thank you so much for the time, Ms. Richie!

Kids at Batangas

November of 2011 before school resumed, I was able to join an outreach to the Aetas at Batangas. At first, I did not know what to expect, but when we arrived there, our hearts melted. The kids are kind and friendly. I love taking photos of them. We also did another outreach at a kubo beside the sea at Batangas. The kids filled the kubo with fun and their laughter.

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The 1st Homeschool Kids Fair

Nowadays, I often see kids playing with techy gadgets. When I attended this homeschool kids fair, I saw otherwise. Kids are at the playground, they play musical instruments, and they have exhibits of all kinds of arts and crafts. It brought me back to my homeschool days when I used to do all of these with my siblings and homeschool friends.

It’s great to watch the kids and also reminisce the moments with my homeschool friends. I can’t wait for the next event!

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