Category Archives: Celebrations

Pre Prom Cocktails

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Prom is a major event for parents that we organize pre prom cocktails so we can see all our children with their dates. So much fun!  We were 64 in the beautiful home of Fred and Kerri Uytengsu who hosted cocktails and each one brought food though not much food was eaten because we were busy taking photos  Maybe next time we should have a pre prom prom for the whole batch which defeats the purpose of keeping parents away from prom premises

Pinkbee’s Baby Shower

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 It was a Pinkbee’s @pinkberryph baby shower for #nisekrewMommies Kim @kimm_stagram and Ria @riadelisantos Aside from Pinkberry we had wine from next door :-)  from No other than Anna @aangara and chocolates and burgers from Lindy @lindycas from across at 8 cuts @8cutsburgers :-)  Fun to get together with the gang and in a few days two babies will be born  #PinkberryPh#PinkbeesSwirlingSoon #h2hpinkberry#h2hicecream #h2hcelebrations

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Channels of Blessing, Anniversaries and Pentecost

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 Every year for the past 23 years we celebrate Lola’s anniversary in heaven and her birthday. How beautiful what Fr. Caluag @titocaluag said about what an anniversary is about and how he linked it to Pentecost. “Anniversaries is remembering. Anniversaries we remember that which we celebrate. Every time we remember, we Keep alive that which we remember. And today we remember the graces that Tita Glecy had channeled into the family’s life and channeled to the thousands of lives who somehow with her own work in her lifetime have affected these lives. We remember the gift of the spirit. Remember when the Lord left this world, he’s final gift was the spirit. And it was the spirit that would help his friends continue the mission that he came for and the mission he somehow shared with his friends “

“The Spirit of the Risen Lord brings peace, as was the first greeting of Christ in today’s Gospel. Peace, as all spiritual mentors would say, is always a sign of the good spirit, the Spirit of the Risen Lord. It is the peace that helps us move away from the negative, from the clutches of the evil spirit, and regain our equilibrium to open our hearts, minds and souls again to the mission entrusted to us by the Risen Lord.” Channels of Blessings, Anniversary and Pentecost (2) Like Lola and Like our Lord, we keep alive their spirit by continuing their mission which they shared while they were with us. How beautiful to remember our loved ones and keep them alive not only in our hearts but by continuing their mission – the good they have shared or imparted to us #h2hreligious #H2Hquotes#h2hcelebrations#H2HChannelofBlessingChannels of Blessings, Anniversary and Pentecost (1) I’m happy to announce that as of today, Boy Samson @boyfsamson will not be undergoing surgery. Many of you know him but for those who don’t, Boy is a loyal employee of Rustan’s Supermarket and has served ( and continue to ) many customers through the years. Thanks to God for watching over him.  Channels of Blessings, Anniversary and Pentecost (5)

For some reason last Thursday I received a text from a common friend of Boy – Bambi Reyes Javelosa @bambi_linkedge – and so I found out about his condition. First instinct was to ask the family to help raise funds. So I announced it to the family only to get the best advice which was to send him to Dr Sta. Cruz ( because touching the prostate is very dangerous ) and with the help of Jackie @jackie_plomantes1206 saw him immediately that day. Boy was accompanied by his wife and daughterChannels of Blessings, Anniversary and Pentecost (6)Dr. Sta. Cruz and his son Dr. Miko was with him for 5 hours doing tests.Channels of Blessings, Anniversary and Pentecost (8)Channels of Blessings, Anniversary and Pentecost (7)

Apparently, Dr Sta Cruz is known for non surgical treatment of the prostate. Was it coincidence that Boy’s surgery was postponed that day and moved to June 8? No it’s not! Dr. Sta. Cruz will try to cure him without operating! Alleluia!!!! And he tells me he will help Boy at no cost – because of my Lolo !  I want to cry!!!! All this happened because God worked thru different “channels of blessing” ( Ty to Lills @lilliannmgmailcom for this term ) from Bambi, to me thru my titas, thru lolo and dr Sta Cruz

 I told Dr. Sta Cruz I wanted to blog him and just that day his new website was up, visit https://www.drestacruzprostate.com Many people from all over the world go to him for treatment. Almost 20 years ago my Lolo flew him to the States to treat him and he’s living proof of his healing powers. I’m sharing this story as proof of God working through many channels of blessings. We all are and sometimes we unconsciously don’t know that God is using us/you to do things for Him in this world. In small & big ways. That is our mission in life – to do what God has in store for us – our mission – His mission. Celebrating Pentecost today when Jesus sent the Holy Spirit as a sign for the apostles to continue his mission ! #h2hreligious #H2Hquotes #h2hhealth#H2HChannelofBlessing #h2hrustans#h2hdoctors #H2HPeopleChannels of Blessings, Anniversary and Pentecost (4)  Dr. Sta Cruz can also help couples who have a hard time having a babyChannels of Blessings, Anniversary and Pentecost (3)
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Asia Cuisine

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 It’s tradition that when we visit Jaime we invite his friends for dinner. Tonight -there were 10 of them.  Thank you to his fraternity brothers- @nickpenske @w_goodwin @woodyshattan@mr._romanow @tyler_tam9 @achindrak@spencerlr for welcoming him and making him family!  He’s definitely in good hands :-)  #H2HCornellAsia Cuisine (13)  We had dinner at Asia Cuisine which is a Chinese Korean restaurant.  It was very good!!!

Jaime did the ordering so I guess he ordered all his favorites

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5 Birthdays

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Even if it was a stormy, wet and windy day in Manhattan, we all met up to celebrate 5 birthdays- Rolando, Adeling, Marden, James and I. Though Rolando and Adeling treated really for their bday and we had pizza. We enjoyed so much especially while listening to the stories of Rolando and Adeling. It was also like a reunion with Marden and Cherry. Looking forward to our next reunion when we go back to NYC ?? #h2hny #h2hnyc2017

Whenever I’m in New York I make it a point to visit Adeling ( in orange) in the office. So happy to also see Gloria, Virgie and Cherry who used to work for Rustan’s Home and now part time for us in New York.  Love them #H2HPeople #h2hny #h2hnyc20175 Birthdays (3)  So happy to also see Rolando in the office. He has been working with the family since Rustan’s San Marcelino time in 1963 as a gift wrapper! He is now 72 years old and still with us for a total of 54 years with the family  #H2HPeople #h2hny #h2hnyc20175 Birthdays (4)  For 26 years that I’ve been going to New York City, this small but terrible lady was there that even when I was alone, I felt safe that she was around. Adeling. She’s been with the family for 45 years since Rustan’s San Marcelino. She is so efficient that the whole family relies on her. She’s so soft spoken and super nice she won’t hurt a fly!! But she’s smart and tough and knows what to do even in the city where everyone is so hard to deal with. She is 64 years old and still goes all over the city doing errands. Super LOVE Adeling !  Truly a one of a kind person.  We love her!   #H2HPeople #h2hny #h2hnyc2017#h2hrustans5 Birthdays (5) 5 Birthdays (6) 5 Birthdays (7)  Another loyal Rustanite! Cherry Coralde. She started in 1987 and we worked together in 1995 and she was handling the kitchenware department and one of the few managers that always reached her targets. She had to go to New York for family reasons in 2004 so she had to leave but she says she would still be in the company had she not gone to the States. This is what I mean about our people – they remain our family even if they are not working with us anymore. Cherry brought this yummy Sour Cream Apple walnut pie from the Little Pie Company in the Big Apple @littlepiecompany as our birthday cake for today’s celebration/reunion  #H2HPeople #h2hrustans #h2hny#h2hnyc20175 Birthdays (2) 5 Birthdays (8) 5 Birthdays (9) 5 Birthdays (1)

Dinner for Jerome

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 Only JP #jpcastiyocan plan his own birthday bash because he’s so “OC” as per best friend Ria Pineda @riapineda2 :-)

 Fabulous dinner at Union Square Cafe @unionsquarecafe #h2hny#h2hnyc2017 #h2hcelebrationsDinner for Jerome (17)  Union Square Cafe was the first restaurant of Danny Meyers ( Shake Shack) 30 years ago but now relocated in 19th street #UnionSquareCafe #h2hnyc2017 #h2hny#h2hflowers

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KC’s 29th Birthday

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Every year for 13 years – Tita Gina De Venecia, Carissa @carissima23 together with their family and friends celebrate twice a year – the birthday and death anniversary of KC.  KC who passed away 13 years ago in a fire accident in their home  #H2HQuotes #H2HPeople #H2HTribute

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