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Rae’s 1st baby shower at Astoria Plaza! :D

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Hi there! XD If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you’d know that my wife Rae has already given birth to a very cute baby boy last November 1. More about him soon (his name is Eos Immanuel, yehey XD), but for now, I just want to share this first baby shower given to Rae by our teammates in arnis. Yes, we do arnis. Hope to write more about that soon, but back to the main topic at hand. This baby shower was actually the idea of one of the ninangs of our baby, Fatima, to give Rae a surprise baby shower. She planned it with Alex, Rae’s cousin, and then of course, they had to involve me. Haha. XD

We had a thread about this baby shower. Sadly, Rae actually spotted this thread in my iPad, even though it was muted on my end so that notifications wouldn’t appear. I don’t know how she spotted it though. 😛 Yes, that’s my wife, destroyer of surprises. Haha. The only thing she didn’t know was who was involved.

So because Alex booked Astoria Plaza in Ortigas for the baby shower, the plan was to give Rae some reason to go over there in the first place without her getting suspicious. So I brought her over to Estancia, which was near Astoria, to do some shopping for the house and other baby products, while waiting for the go signal to come over. I had to think of a reason for bringing her there, so I told her that my best friend Juno and his fiancee Pam wanted to show us a room in Astoria, because they were considering booking the hotel for their wedding preparations. Rae was like, really? And I was like, yes, really. XD Funny thing though, when we got up to the room, Alex came out, so Rae got really confused. But anyway, everyone else came out, so, yeah, surprise! Harhar. XD

Anyway, enjoy the photos. XD

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Rae’s surprise face. Haha. Or well, laughing face after the “surprise” was explained.

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts

Master Fatima of UP Sangkil Karasak, one of the initiators of this surprise. Thank you!

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts

Juno and Pam

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts

Foods for the night. Thanks to everyone for bringing yummy foods!

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy

And of course, Chickenjoy is the most popular food on the menu. XD

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy

Alex, Rae’s cousin, and the other planner of the surprise. Thank you for booking Astoria for us!

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy

And of course, Alex is photographed with food in her hand. #privatejoke XD

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy

Giftssss! 😀 Each specifically to be mentioned and opened later.

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy

Rae excited to open the gifts!

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy

“Which do I open first…”
Rae sits with Alex, Trixie, and Pam. Because she wanted company while opening gifts. XD

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy

First gift to be opened from Master Gushi Montes of UP Sangkil Karasak. ‘Cause it’s the biggest. Too bad she couldn’t make it that night. :(

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rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

It came with a note!

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Master JB Nicolas on the middle left. Yay. XD

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Yay, receiving blankets! Or blankets. Whatevs. XD

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Oooh, there’s more than one gift inside the bag!

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Master JB, clearer angle. XD He’s a ninong!

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Yummy cookies! As of this writing, they have been all consumed. XD

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Oooh, more than two gifts!

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Something for the soon-to-be-mommy. :)

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Gift from Ninang Alex to be opened next!

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Socks!

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Feeding bowls!

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

A gift from the ninja cupcake Zekey, Fatima’s daughter. She picked it out herself. XD

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Awww, our baby’s first toy!

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

This one is from ninang Master Fatima. XD

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Yay, another toy!

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

And for tummy time. XD

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Taken just so I can be shown in the event. Haha. XD Yes, I was there!

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Ninang Alex showing us a video of some girl tasering another girl in Greenbelt. Google it, you’ll see. XD

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Ninang Alex, Ninong JB, Rae, and Ninang Fatima.

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Thank you for coming everyone!

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Group shot. Which I am not in. XD

rae salazar noel salazar baby shower sangkil karasak UP arnis astoria hotel surprise gifts jollibee chickenjoy orange

Cheers! Again, thank you for organizing this! 😀 Love you guys!

Thanks again Alex, Fatima, Trixie, JB, Juno, and Pam! Gushi, Von, Mickey, Mika, too bad you guys couldn’t make it. 🙁 We missed you over there!

But wait… It’s not over yet, because there are 2 more baby showers coming soon on the blog. Hehe. 😀 Wait for them!

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