This family blog usually gets left behind when everyone is busy. Updating it on a weekly basis just does not get squeeze in the schedule. So February went by without us sharing our trip to Sumilon Island and our early five day summer trip to Boracay.

And the culprit, for the busy excuse.... business.
Yes, business is booming and I mean projects have been keeping me sane and insane. 

We got two residential projects on the way, one just started with the stake out last week and the other is to start in two weeks time. Plus one more interior fit-out project for a culinary school also to start pretty soon. 

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a residential project for a lawyer couple.
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a residential project for a good friend.

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an interior fit-out project for a culinary arts school.

All these have taken it's time on me, but I am happy to share these right here. Like I said, 2014 will be a great year.

final dose:
hope to close a deal on two more interior projects. cross fingers.
visit the A.Cortes Architecture + Design to view other works.


sampit pasalamat

Here we go again. 

So I thought I could keep this blog updated at least once a week for this year, but you see time is scarce. 

The start of the year dump in a lot of stuff right away. The past two weeks alone had me juggling two new projects. horray for me!
I can't help but be grateful for this January blessings, I hope it will be like this until the next year. yay!

So allow me to shout Pit Senyor! As a way of thanking.

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The Corteses during the Pit Senyor Celebration at Sto. Niño Village.

♪♫ Sinulog, isyagit ug kusog; (Pit Señor, Pit Señor) tanan magsaulog
Sinulog, isyagit ug kusog; (Pit Señor, Pit Señor) tanan magsaulog
Sisisinulog, sisisinulog
pit senyor kang lolo kini, pit senyor kang lola kini, 
pit senyor kang tatay kini, pit senyor kang nanay kini ♪♫ 

and oh...visit Cortes Architecture + Design and view our works gallery for updates on new projects. 
go to www.cortes-architecture.webs.com

final dose:
the year of the wooden horse will lead me to the golden course.


bring it on 2014!

It has been a  (insert any descriptive word) 2013! 
You can put any word you wish to describe the previous year, what ever it may be, let's all be happy we survived. Here we are now with twenty fourteen, the new year.

There will be new things to look forward to, the year will be full of hope - hopefully full of blessings and of love and of joy. So yeah, we welcome you 2014, bring it on!

 photo Bc4RgrDCUAA0FEf2_zpsc20efbf0.jpg Happy New Year greetings from The Corteses
Alli - Toni - Zai - Azi

 photo Bc4RgrDCUAA0FEfblack_zps44b53898.jpgHappy New Year greetings from A.Cortes Architecture + Design

final dose:
this family blog site has been up since 2007.
The Corteses will be blogging on its 7th year now. yay!


the season in photos

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♪♫ There's a light that shines on everyone, Burning brighter everyday
For the souls who search for peace on earth.It's the Christmas Star that lights the way ♪♫ 

The Sunday before Christmas we had dinner at Maribago Bluewater Resort in Mactan. They had this fountain area filled with lighted white parols. It was so lovely, the boys just had to take a picture underneath the stars.

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♪♫ For every year the Christmas tree,Brings to us all both joy and glee.
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, Such pleasure do you bring me. ♪♫ 

Every after the Christmas Eve Mass or Misa de Aguinaldo, when the family arrives at home, we make it a point to have the yearly family portrait with the Christmas tree behind us. This has been the second Christmas with Tristan around; unlike last year, the second born now knows how to behave and pose during family picture taking.

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♪♫ It's the greatest time of year, and it's here, help me celebrate it.
With everybody here, friends so dear, let me simply state it.
Joy to the world and everyone, lift up your hearts and feel the love.
It's our favorite way, to spend the holiday. ♪♫

Christmas is always best spent with family. On the strike of twelve, when you are with loved ones - the noche buena is not just a sumptuous meal together, it's a joyous celebration of love and of life. Christmas day lunch has that same feeling too. It is really the season to be jolly.

final dose:
The Corteses wish you too had a wonderful Christmas.


newsletter 2013 ver.08

♪♫ Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light 
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight 
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, make the Yule-tide gay, 
From now on, our troubles will be miles away. 
Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore. 
Faithful friends who are dear to us, gather near to us once more. 
Through the years we all will be together, if the Fates allow 
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough. 
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now.♪♫ 

It's that time of year once again, and what a wonderful song this is!  It gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling - full of hope and promise, and above all, of love.  In case you were wondering how The Corteses fared this year, here are a few updates. 

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The Corteses' annual newsletter 2013, Ver.08

This is our annual newsletter, now on its 8th edition. We always have it posted on this site for the sake of those not included in our mailing list. And each year it has been a joy to put together what we want to share - the stories and the pictures. So for those who will be getting one, hope you'll love it.

final dose:
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now 
- love lots from The Corteses.