Spell Saab

Hello, guys!!! I know it’s been a while — I just wanted to take a break from our Eurotrip to share some photos from all the celebrations we had for the family!

October is the month when our family celebrates a lot of birthdays. Papa was born October 4th and mom was born on the 6th — just 2 days apart in 1964. Arkin’s birthday is the same as John Lennon, October 9th, and just 3 days later we celebrate our maternal grandmother’s birthday. I wasn’t home for that but I got her a rosary from Notre Dame in Paris! Clara’s birthday is coming up this Halloween as well! Here are a couple of photos from the celebrations.

Happy birthday, pop!

Pop would have been 51 today. I had shows for No Filter that weekend and mom sponsored the October 3rd show to offer it to him. Of course, on the morning of October 4th we celebrated by hearing mass with the family and his loyal fans on the site of his grave in Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina.

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Happy birthday, mom!

We celebrated mom’s birthday by bringing her back to the 90’s! Great idea by Maxx, of course! She should totally be a party planner. We celebrated in Milky & Sunny, Makati. My mom’s favorite restaurant ❤️ Maxx and I assumed we’d be the only ones in costume as usual but in all fairness — people started trickling in looking straight out of the 90’s!!!

Hanging decorations before mom arrived

Hanging decorations before mom arrived

I cut out these letters on cartolina and used nylon string to hang

I cut out these letters on cartolina and used nylon string to hang

Maxx got an assortment of 90's chocolates and candy

Maxx got an assortment of 90’s chocolates and candy

Nic bought some old school toys to complete the 90's vibe

Nic bought some old school toys to complete the 90’s vibe

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Grammy arrived wearing her clothes, bag and shoes exactly how we remembered in the 90’s. Obviously I was so amused!

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Dibaaaa

Dibaaaa

Frank and Elmo inspired by The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Frank and Elmo inspired by The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Maxx and Robby

Maxx and Robby

Being totally 90's or totally jej. You be the judge. Or the jej.

Being totally 90’s or totally jej. You be the judge. Or the jej.

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The cool kids

The cool kids

Janine and Moe

Janine and Moe

Wiliwils on the wheels of steel

Wiliwils on the wheels of steel

Uncle Mic and his girlfriend as Forest Gump and a Tommy Hilfiger model!

Uncle Mic and his girlfriend as Forest Gump and a Tommy Hilfiger model!

LOVE IT

LOVE IT

BUBBA GUMP

BUBBA GUMP

Guess what they're looking at

Guess what they’re looking at

Nic was demonstrating a toy that the kids probably saw for the first time. A soldier with his parachute! Do you guys remember that??

Nic was demonstrating a toy that the kids probably saw for the first time. A soldier with his parachute! Do you guys remember that??

Jim and The Jackstones

Jim and The Jackstones

Gone fishing

Gone fishing

Don't ask ?

Don’t ask ?

We take jackstones very seriously!!

We take jackstones very seriously!!

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Millennials ?

Millennials ?

Maxx and I hosted a 90's trivia game

Maxx and I hosted a 90’s trivia game

People got pretty competitive ?

People got pretty competitive ?

Preparing the Flat Top birthday cake

Preparing the Flat Top birthday cake

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!!

Hugging the (self-proclaimed) favorite child ?

Hugging the (self-proclaimed) favorite child ?

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❤️❤️❤️

❤️❤️❤️

That wasn’t the only celebration for mom! Because ate Unna wasn’t able to make it because she wasn’t feeling very well, it’s a good thing we had another celebration the following night. It was the exclusive opening of new Japanese restaurant Ogawa in The Fort and they gave mom and the family the biggest private room for the night!

Ze firstborn!

Ze firstborn!

The food was amazing, of course

The food was amazing, of course

The prices are so affordable too! Set menu meals are only around 350-450 bucks!

The prices are so affordable too! Set menu meals are only around 350-450 bucks!

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Arkin would turn 16 2 days later when this photo was taken!

Arkin would turn 16 2 days later when this photo was taken!

He's grown up so fast huhuhu - BTW since the owner of Ogawa also owns Tony Roma's below, you're allowed to order from there as well. Arkin ordered this massive rootbeer float, as you can see.

He’s grown up so fast huhuhu – BTW since the owner of Ogawa also owns Tony Roma’s below, you’re allowed to order from there as well. Arkin ordered this massive rootbeer float, as you can see.

Mama ❤️

Mama ❤️

Isn't she lovely? And so punk rock too. Look at that earring!

Isn’t she lovely? And so punk rock too. Look at that earring!

Elmo

Elmo

Frank and Denise

Frank and Denise

Elmo, Clara, mama

Elmo, Clara, mama

Ate Unna and Bryan

Ate Unna and Bryan

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Thank you, Ogawa!

Happy birthday, Arkin!

For Arkin’s birthday, we decided to have lunch at Ooma in Megamall. It was the day before my flight to Europe, too! It was my first time at Ooma and hey, believe the hype. The food is amazing! “Ooma” is a play on the Japanese word “umai” which does NOT mean sawa haha — on the contrary it means GOOD. Well, we said maybe this is also kind of an extension of mom’s celebrations because it can also translate to “Oo, Ma!” Hahaha.

Kani salad was TDF. That's internet-speak for To Die For.

Kani salad was TDF. That’s internet-speak for To Die For.

Gyoza

Gyoza

Corn and Oyster Kaki-age

Corn and Oyster Kaki-age

Spicy Tuna Maki

Spicy Tuna Maki

California Taco-Maki (SOBRANG SARAP)

California Taco-Maki (SOBRANG SARAP)

Ebi and Kani Aburi Maki

Ebi and Kani Aburi Maki

Brushing of the Kikkoman instead of dipping

Brushing of the Kikkoman instead of dipping

Gyudon

Gyudon

Tempura

Tempura

Mama and Clara

Mama and Clara

Ate Unna was matching with Lulu ?

Ate Unna was matching with Lulu ?

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Hello xx

Hello xx

Bathroom break

Bathroom break

Then I had to say good bye :(((((

Then I had to say good bye :(((((

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BARQ!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BARQ!!

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xxx OHANA

xxx OHANA

OKAY, GUYS, THAT’S IT FOR ME. Just had to squeeze in a blog post!! Don’t you worry, I’ve been taking a lot of photos here in Europe!! Sorry about the typos and whatever, will edit later. Right now I’ve got to go eat more pizza and kiss my husband.

With ♥ from Rome,
SAAB

October 9, 2015
October 17, 2015

Saab

19 Comments

  1. Reply

    Pia

    October 16, 2015

    I love you!!! Nice pics you’ve been sending from all around, so far <3 Thank you for posting this :) I loooove all the photos. My favorite caption is "people got pretty competitive" hahahahaha!!! And the jackstones!!!

    Your camera takes GREAT shots!!! xoxo

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      Saab

      October 16, 2015

      Hehehee thanks, mom!!! :)

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    Pia

    October 16, 2015

    Oh! And it’s Zoie’s birthday tomorrow, Oct 17. She turns 9 :)

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      Saab

      October 16, 2015

      Oh yes!!!

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    Rosalia

    October 16, 2015

    #SPELLDRIVEN

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    secretwalangclue

    October 16, 2015

    Blogging whilst honeymoon-ing? Respect.

    Cant wait for your honneymoon blog!

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      Saab

      October 17, 2015

      Naman!!

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    Precious

    October 16, 2015

    “Being totally 90’s or totally jej. You be the judge. Or the jej.”

    that jej huhuhu labyu saab! xx

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      Saab

      October 17, 2015

      Hihihihi

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    April

    October 16, 2015

    Missed your stories Saab! :)

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      Saab

      October 17, 2015

      ?

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    gigi

    October 17, 2015

    Like the party 90’s theme!!! Ang saya ng family nyo<3

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      Saab

      October 17, 2015

      Hehehe trulaloo!

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    Gelo

    October 18, 2015

    THAT 90S PARTY IS TOO CUTE FOR MY LIFE HUHU <3 now I want one too

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      Saab

      October 18, 2015

      Do it! Will wait for my invitation hihi :)

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    Abby

    October 20, 2015

    your lola is sooo chica! love it!

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      Saab

      October 29, 2015

      IKR!!

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    queena

    October 27, 2015

    My Mom’s birthday is on the 28th! She would have been 50 by now. She died when I was 5 (I’m 19 now) and I’m sad that I didn’t have the chance to know her well. Pero I’m happy because I’m blesses with a stepmom that loves me. She says the we might not have come from her womb but we (my sister and I) lives in her heart.

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      Saab

      October 29, 2015

      That is the sweetest!! You are lucky to have your stepmom then! God bless you!:)

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