Challenge Accepted: Our Happiest Moments with Jollibee's Spaghettiest

Last Monday, I received a mysterious box from Jollibee that looks like a camera and guess what... the box was an invitation to join Jollibee's Spaghettiest Moments Challenge!


My hubby was like:


Seriously, I'm glad to be one of the lucky bloggers who were chosen to take part in this interesting and extremely fun challenge.  


Inside the box are the following items I need to complete the task:
1. A polaroid camera
2. Ten polaroid films
3. Jollibee gift certificates

The Task: Our family will go to our favorite places where we normally have the most fun and take 10 photos using the Polaroid camera and limited films provided. 

Yay! This is a golden opportunity to share happy memories with my family and it's nothing more than a chance to capture my daughter's happiest moments while eating the sweetest and spaghettiest Jollibee spaghetti. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Happiness starts at home. There is nothing better than having a place you can call home. A place where kids feel happy and loved, or a place where they can learn something new each day from the ones who love them the most.
One of our favorite family bonding activities is eating together. Fyi, the only spaghetti my daughter eats is Jollibee spaghetti and the only numbers I memorize by heart during impromptu dinners and movie nights are "8-7000." Jollibee Spaghetti brings out Maia's biggest smile so I don't mind spending just to see that big smile on her face.

Anyone can find happiness in a box of Jollibee Spaghetti! Life is too short to not spend every moment making the person who makes you happiest happy in return. My daughter's happiness brings back to mind a series of  happy memories from my childhood like my first bite of Chickenjoy or the first Jollibee kiddie party I attended. And now, whenever I try to think out of the box, the only picture that comes to my mind is a box of Jollibee Spaghetti that we all love. For some people, it's just a simple box of spaghetti but to our family, it's a box of the meatiest chunks served on a bed of pasta and smothered with the cheesiest and tastiest sauce ever!
Art makes my little budding artist so happy. Getting involved in my daughter's hobbies, whether it is painting nails or fingers, shows support of  her chosen activity and allows her to feel she can express her happiness in any way.  I've witnessed her creativity in action with the arts & crafts activities at Jollibee Kids Club Talent Camp last summer.  At home, she's busy dipping her hands in jars of finger paints and swirling yellow, red and blue on a paint-splattered drawing paper on our wall. Some kids are born with silver spoons in their mouths but I think, my Maia was born with a paintbrush and crayons in her hands! After all, Picasso himself said, ”Every child is an artist.” With our funny faces covered in colored paint, this photo is a beautiful work of art and even Picasso couldn’t have painted a more picture-perfect smile for my happy, art-loving little girl.
Jollibee is like our second home where most of the happiest moments happen. Every time we go to Jollibee, it's only natural for me to get a little choked up while my daughter is busting out the biggest smile she has ever had.  It's because one of the first words she mumbled when she was still a baby is "Ah-beeh!" which means Jollibee.

That's the reason why we decided to have her 1st birthday party at Jollibee and even if we don't throw her a party every year, it's a tradition that we always celebrate her birthday there. Be it a big birthday party or small, intimate dinner with the family, a big bite of her fave Jollibee spaghettiest makes her the happiest birthday girl ever.  Check out how happy she was at this Hello Kitty party that we attended last week. Now, we're saving up for one because she really loves Hello Kitty and she asked us (with her sheepish smile) if she can have a Hello Kitty party too. If I could wish one thing in my life, it would be that my daughter grows up happy. She is our heart and soul, and she will always be our baby girl even when she grows old. So yes, Hello Kitty party it is!
Winning moments are always the happiest! It's every kid's dream to win a stuff toy at an arcade. Not only is it a nice souvenir to take home that the majority of kids don't get very often, but the story of how kids do it is part of the joy. After months of collecting tickets, she finally got her dream Hello Kitty toy. The smile on her face is priceless.
By far the most crazy fun slide ever! Memorable and happy moments like this deserve to be taken on a Polaroid camera. One of her happy places is the slide at the playground. One kid with 2 adults, 32 and 30 years old and yes, we still go down the slide! We never grow old at heart!

Her face says it all. In an instance of pure youth and happiness, Maia made a goofy "belat" face. That happy face gives us so much happiness! This is one of the greatest and happiest photos I've ever seen. She's teasing her dad that she's not going to give him Jollibee Spaghetti. As a mom, I couldn't help but flash a smile for them.
Maia loves to ride her bike at the playground. In this photo, Maia roars with laughter as her dad tries to get away with her bike and her favorite spaghetti! Oh, and we look ridiculously happy in this picture. Being with my daughter makes me happy but seeing her unbelievably happy makes me the happiest mom on earth. That said, my happiness grows each time I look at this photo then I take a big bite out of my happiness and I'm sure you can taste the reason why I'm smiling.
It was raining yesterday and we were in a hurry because we're running late for an appointment with her pediatrician. I was asking her to walk a bit faster, but Maia wanted to jump into every puddle and she was asking if I could take a photo of her so we can show it to her dad. To cut it short, I hurriedly took a snapshot of her.  If it wasn't for this photo, all I would remember was the myriad of triggers to stress and struggle on that day. Instead I see my daughter's face full of happiness, excitement and indulgence. This sunny-and-jubilant-like-Jollibee kind of picture also reminds me of the song, "Raindrops keep falling on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red.. " *starts raining* Ok, I'll stop singing now. :)
Happiest is when we create and share the moment with others. In this photo, Maia was sharing a moment of happiness with these kids who live on the streets. 

Parents should never miss a chance to get their kids out to run, walk or to simply explore the streets. I love running and it's what I always love to do with my family. We were supposed to take our photo eating our carbo-loading snack (that is Jollibee Spaghetti) after our weekly morning jog. However, a little boy on the street asked Maia if she can have her Spaghetti. Then, Maia asked me if we can give our food to the kids because they're "wawa" and hungry. She said we can just buy a new one, and that's exactly what we did.

A grim reality today, countless children who call the streets their home deserve to be fed, cared for and taken care of. I'm glad my daughter knows how to share her blessings at such a young age.  Itoy, the boy wearing  light blue shirt had the most contagious and carefree laugh I have ever seen, his eyes sparkle with so much joy - you can almost hear him giggling. Simple joys like eating Jollibee spaghetti, brings happiness to these kids who have no money, no slippers, no food and no real family to grow up with. This  photo makes me think how we actually measure wealth and happiness. So many of us who are living in clean homes with sterile, safe environment, suffer poverty of hope and spirit. On the other hand, these kids seems to float during a shared moment of happiness. And look, my daughter is the happiest among them all. After all, happiness is sharing. You will never lose happiness by sharing it with others, because sharing only makes it last longer. 

Instant happiness: Our "Happiest with the Spaghettiest" Photo Wall 
What I love most about this challenge:

It is true and honest. No other challenges evoke the level of happiness and emotional response that it does. Why? Because it's real. However, using a Polaroid camera that I haven't used before and shooting with wide angle lens is quite challenging. With only 10 films provided, it takes a ton of courage to shoot closer to the subject. However, capturing these photos is something that's indescribable, a sight that anyone who loves Jollibee could smile at. These photos made my week from which I can just feel our happiness pourin' out, photos that most say "Happiest with the Spaghettiest" through an Instax 210 lens.

Indeed, Jollibee Spaghetti brings out the most fun you can have with anyone, it's when you have the biggest smile on your kid's  face, either celebrating something great that just happened or a moment that brings a family together.

Tick tock, tick tock. The clock is tickin', go create your happiest moment today with Jollibee's Spaghettiest.

What is your happiest moment with Jollibee Spaghetti? Feel free to share your thoughts below.