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26 December 2004

Merry Christmas!

Although this is not our first Christmas as a couple, this is our first Christmas together. Last year he celebrated the yuletide season with his parents in Ilocos so it was sort of a long distance "hallmark moment" for us...
But this year is different! He spent Christmas eve with me and my family... we had Noche Buena and then we opened gifts and then we stayed up until the wee hours of the morning telling stories and making plans for the future... Haay! Ain't life grand?!
Merry Christmas to everyone!

Eating feast at Max's restaurant in SM Sucat after scouting for a gift for Tin & Elmer's wedding.

15 December 2004

Dream Wedding

Eversince I can remember, I have always been fascinated with weddings... So now that it's my turn to bring to life my very own dream wedding, I don't know where to start!
Charlie and I definitely want a Catholic Church wedding. I have always wanted to get married in the same church my mom & dad got married in so it's most probably the St. Andrew's Cathedral for us. I used to like lavender for the color motiff but am having second thoughts considering that I have attended at least 4 weddings with the same motiff. Charlie likes green so I'm thinking of just pairing it off with a bit of pink. One thing's for sure though, I want a butterfly themed wedding so my flower girls will be wearing butterfly wings and they will be holding butterfly cages instead of baskets. We have drafted our entourage but we're still hung on the 2 pairs we would assign as our secondary sponsors. We have even notified some of the would be "Ninongs and Ninangs". The reception venue is quite a challenge though, since there are no gardens or venues near the cathedral. Also, drafting the guest list is proving to be a hard task specially since we both belong to big families and we have tons of friends! Anyway, I want an afternoon wedding so as to have a dinner-dance reception afterwards...

05 November 2004

We're Engaged!

October 29, 2004 - Sinait, Ilocos Sur... This when and where Charlie proposed marriage... Haaay! Finally we're getting married!

After having dinner at their house (w/ Charlie's parents) we went to a beach-front videoke place owned by his cousin. And after a couple of beers and a lot of off-key singing we headed home. And then out of the blue, while we were W.W.H.H. (walking while holding hands) he suddenly stopped and said let's get married! Well you can imagine my surprise! I mean it came out of nowhere! And I just said "Sige!" thinking it was just a joke or something... and then he said "OK! Ipon na tayo para next year, tamang-tama!" And that's was my turn to stop and say "Seryoso ka ba?!" and to cut the long story short, although probably not so romantic to most people, It was very "kilig" for me and we finally, seriously, mutually decided to get hitched in 2006!

Ilocos Vacation

Here's a picture of me and Charlie in front of the Fort Ilocandia Resort and Casino

And here's one with his relatives at the beach-front videoke place in Sinait.

Charlie, clowning around with his neices and nephews

Me with Charlie's nephew & nieces at the grotto