Hello, hello! It’s been a while.
A lot of stuff’s been poppin’ here and there so I would say end January to first week March was pretty busy. We recently released our baby &Flora, which I would be writing about soon here on the blog as well. So a couple of orders have been pouring in there and I had to take care of that. Also, around mid-Feb, my cousins from Dubai came to visit. So I was baby-sitting 4 kids for 4 days straight, and it was really somethin. lol. It was tiring, but I love those babies so much. In fact, they even let me do a little photoshoot with them, LOL!
Most of the direction was them, making up a story about dark fairies and light fairies fighting, and then reconciling in the aftermath. Thrown in some proper story-telling elements, and I actually think we’re in business! lol
It was also fitting since Fleurice and Sam are both Geminis, and I always tease them about this because they reek of sass, fun, and cute lil sarcasms hahahaha
Looking back, I was able to do more active things that whole 4 days. I was runnin around, able to walked the dogs and take them running, Luna was always happily tired…it was all fun! I mean, I was constantly exhausted, but it was the active lifestyle I’m trying to balance (although I had trouble balancing it with work).
They wanted to keep the shoot going LMAO but I told them we’ll do it some other time again. And then they went to their mom and told her that they wanted to go here once a month and that’s when I froze as a preview of what could happen played in my head as sweat went rolling down my face lol
There’s a lot of reasons why I was clinging onto the past holidays and to sum it all up, I knew that the first quarter of this year is going to be jam-packed. Of course, I was dreading my pressed-for-time final thesis (which is actually making me internally scream until April comes to pass), and I was actually lugging in some freelance work too, so first quarter of 2018 is definitely going to be spent working (also probably why I haven’t been posting here so much too–sorry, new year’s resolution lol). BUT this year’s also my grandmother’s 80th birthday, and my folks whose been abroad for months (and some, years) are coming home, so I guess it’s safe to say that there are fun times scheduled too!
What I think most of us are really excited about them coming home is Sophia, my youngest cousin. They haven’t come home since 2016, so we kinda really miss having them around.
Anyway, I guess I want to share this video here that I made for Sophia’s 2nd birthday last year, just cause they’ve finally landed here and also because it’s one of my fave personal vids I’ve edited (hahaha!)
MUSIC: Everything Changes – Sara Bareilles No copyright infringement is intended and all creds goes to owner.
These kids right here are my precious gems. All my younger cousins, I treat like my child (almost), and all of them I got to take care of. Some of them are now in middle school, high school, and even college. These two little ones are in their preschool and grade school days. And all I wish for is not to miss one bit of it. Time is running hella fast, and I don’t want the next thing I’d know is them graduating, starting to detach away. I’m the eldest amongst us which means I got to treat them all like ~my precious~ (lol), which also means that as time goes by, I’d start to feel my heart suffocating, knowing that they’re growing up and will one day treat me as that Ate who you only talk to during holidays.
I also know that growing up is the worst part in life. The bed you climb into gets smaller, but the world somehow starts getting bigger–not in size, but in scope. When you’re a kid, you live in a little bubble. A bubble that as a kid, you probably thought stinks, not realizing the grown-up world stinks even more. It reeks. But it’s something we all have to go through, no matter how ugly it is compared to the little bubble.
With their mommy!
If I were to be a mom, I don’t think I’d be able to take to my gut the love I’d have for my child, and the pain I’d soon feel when they start to grow up. I feel it happening to my mom towards my sister and me. What I’d do is make a joke out of the situation and try to make her laugh instead. But I understand, though. I know it completely sucks, but what can we do, right? It’s life.