Wednesday, August 31, 2005

our home

Monday night when I visited tabs at the office (yes, para syang slave at kelangan na lang bisitahin, otherwise we'd really be meeting only on weekends!) we had a fight (again!) over his being too tired to at least be a bit jolly for me. Syempre nagtampo ko. and drama ko, work na lang lagi!!!! hmph!!! hehe so di na ko nagpahatid and rode the bus home. tamad kasi ako mag mrt because i have to walk far, i take the bus kasi pagbaba ko ng bus, jeep na lang, pagbaba ng jeep, tricycle na lang. trabahong tamad ever!
Eniway, nagsori naman si tabs past midnight when he was on his way home (huhu midnight nan naman sya umuwi). and he was going home to malabon! forgave him already of course, and texted him in the morning na sana, maghanap na kami ng apartment, para instead of visiting him in the office, I could just drop by his apartment and cook him breakfast na lang in the morning, or cook him dinner kahit di ko sya maabutan sa bahay. And he won't be too far from the office. And he agreed and pumayag na magtingin na ko nung apartment. So yesterday, I called up two of the houses on my list and said I'd drop by lunchtime.
I was at the first apartment by 12:15. Waited for the landlord. The apartment was furnished already. 8,500 yung isa, the other one, 7,500. When we entered it my jaw dropped. And sikip!!!! WAaaaah!!!!. Face to your left, sala (sala = 1 small table + 2 monobloc chairs). Face to your right, kitchen counter and ref. Facing front, bedroomm. One step inside bedroom = bed, tv, closet. Bathroom was a bit wider lang than a filing cabinet (No, I am not kidding!!!). I could not breathe, and this was the bigger unit still, the other one (7,500 was smaller pa). Furnished or not furnished, di ko matanggap na dito ko uuwi... Di naman ako choosy, I can live in a small place, pero naisip ko lang na syempre, I imagine myself sprucing up our apartment, making it homey, the way it is here at our house and the way its not at theirs. Gusto ko ng curtains, gusto ko newly painted walls and malinis na bathroom. And I want it to have enough space. 18sqm was definitely not going to make me happy.
So I moved on to the next place, this one was farther off than Boni. Plainview, Mandaluyong City. The place was a 3-storey building, has its own security, it was generally a peaceful place too. The maid of the landlady came down to show me the unit, and it was 47sqm. Newly painted, new tiles in the kitchen. Provision for aircon, 1 big bedroom (by big i mean it can fit 2 single beds. Cabinets and cupboards in place. Maayos and maluwag! Ang it only costs 6,500! Perfect!!!!
I consulted my officemates about the options, vaguely narrating to them the idea of living in a 18sqm place, and they all agreed na i should grab already the 47sqm unit, the incremental cost of having to ride the tricycle for 25 bucks per ride from edsa was just that, incremental. Kesa naman 20sqm na bahay na walking distance to edsa, dba?
I confirmed with the landlady a few hours after, kasi maiiyak talaga ko pag naunahan kami and we are forced to live in a more expensive and smaller house. I dropped by there after office and gave the reservation fee. Mabait naman yung landlady e, she was a bit older than me and she was nice.
The good news was that the unit we'll be moving into would be refurbished first! The first tenant was already staying there for 9 years, so the unit really needed a lot of repairs done. New bathroom and kitchen tiles, newly-painted walls, new door locks. When we move in it would be brand new! at no expense to us! Grabe ang saya diba! and the rent is cheaper than the 8,000 tabs was budgeting!
Tabs hasn't seen the unit yet, pero ok na sa kanya. he took my word for it na it was good for us, and I'm thankful for that. Really very, very happy. We'll be visiting it when the present tenant transfers to their other unit. saka naman kami lilipat. We haven't discussed what we need to prioritize in buying yet. Ayoko din pangunahan. hehehe... i don't really know the extent of his budget for the place. I'm just happy that it's there na. Hoping he can move in by end September. Almost same lang naman with our sked yun. Kasi we were planning to have him a place by October talaga, and since the unit will still be refurbished, and the other tenant will move out pa sept. 10, mga mid to end sept pa lilipat si tabs. weeeehhhh!!!
to tell you frankly, I lookd forward to dropping by his place and cooking him breakfast!
Here are shots of the unit (carbon copy to ng unit namin, coz I still wasn't able to check out ours kasi nga may nakatira pa). But this is basically the same unit naman. Only ours will be better and newer. :-)

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Monday, August 29, 2005

Our Love Story: Part 2

The vacation before college, mega-telebabad kami ni tabs. He tells me things I know he would not tell anyone else. And I am grateful for that. Sobrang open nya sa kin. Nag-aaway lang kame pag minsan kasi mahina pandinig nya at mahina ako magsalita!

Then we started college. Sa College of Engineering kame pareho sa UP. He was taking up Computer Eng’g, me naman Chemical Engineering. We had no classes together, pero we met lunchtimes. And that time, he would fetch me sa Math Building to take me to Philcoa. Nag-Boarding House kasi sya, di naman ako nagpapahatid bahay, so he would just take me to philcoa tapos mag-jeep na ko from there.

The first few years were really a mix of fun and inis times. Madalas kami mag-away, about the most trivial of things. May mga away that would lead to one of us walking out on the other. But its back to normal the next day. Over time, we learned to let go of the pain and move on, as if di kame magkaaway. I guess the best thing I learned from tabs is how to forgive and forget. Kasi kahit sya, ganun naman e, di sya nagtatanim nga galit.

When we were on our third year, we experienced rough times already. Tempers rose very high too easily. And we were becoming too violent na (di naman bugbugan ha, medyo minsan lang di na naitatago sa public away namin, minsan nagtataasan ng boses, etc.) It was the first time in more than 2 years that I questioned where the relationship was going. After a few months, fortunately, things got better, we were back to normal (cat-and-mouse-without-the-violence-normal) I remember one day, magkaaway kame and sa inis ko I went inside the UP Chapel to pray. Si tabs followed me and sat beside me, then he asked me to marry him. Syempre I said yes, pero syempre at that time it was just a question, not really a plan. But my friends told me, big thing na daw yun coming from a guy, di sya magbibiro ng ganun if he didn't mean it.

But take note, till we graduated, away bati pa rin kame, though this time mejo days na ang bibilangin kada away.

I graduated earlier than tabs did, because naiwan sya sa thesis for some sad reason na di naman nya kasalanan. So it took him another year pa. Me naman, after I graduated, I got work, reviewed for the board exams in November. Tabs and I would meet na lang after work. Weekends. It was slowly becoming a peaceful relationship, this time, weeks na and interval ng mga away namin!

On our 6th year anniversary we decided to go to Baguio. Supposedly with friends pero walang sumama sa min, so 2 lang kame with and my best friend from Baguio was the one who went with us to go around. That was the longest and the best 4 days of our relationship kasi we spent it together. Super enjoy kami. The following year it was to Subic, enjoy din kahit 2 lang kame, then Tagaytay the following year. We made it a point to go out pag anniversary naming, primarily because it was really the only time we could spend much with each other. Away from it all.

It was in 2004 when we initially decided to plan the wedding. I remember mga February yun and tabs and I agreed to start canvassing. Pero a few weeks lang, sumakit ang ulo ko kasi ang mahal pala ng lahat! Hahaha…. And then I saw this ad in the newspaper, about exams in Ateneo for the MBA. And I asked him kung yun na lang kaya unahin naming, because I’ve always wanted a post grad degree. Parang kasama talaga yun sa long term goals ko. Luckily I also passed the exams in UP and I decided to go there na lang, nearer to my house and sure na ko sa environment. So May pa lang I started with workshops. And it affected our relationship too, kasi ngayon super busy na rin ako. I only had one daw a workweek to spend with tabs, since 4x a week and class ko. I also met new friends, so adjustment again. And at some point, akala ko it was time to move on. But I guess God has his way of telling us na we were meant to be together.

One night lang biniro ko si tabs na bigyan nya ko ng engagement ring. And he agreed, pili daw ako ng design, papagawa kami sa classmate ko sa MBA. So we did. Di sya mahilig sa surprises e, and I didn’t mind, sanay na ko. When we got the ring I gave it to him, sabi ko bigay na lang nya ulit. That was after I wore it the night before para mafeel ko! Hahaha…. Pinakita na pala nya sa family nya. We went out to dinner a few days after, October 5 yun, I remember. We ate pa sa isang resto sa Greenbelt, pero Tabs, for all the time we’ve been together, di pa kinaya ng powers nya ibigay sa kin! Siguro dahil he didn’t know what to say. Sa taxi pa nya binigay, sinuot lang sa ring finger ko. Sabi ko pa “di mo ba ko tatanungin?” and he did. Ang saya.

And here we are now…. Three months till our wedding. A lot has happened too since that day he asked for my hand. Madami pa rin naging conflicts, madaming away at samaan ng loob. But with each day that passes more and more nafi-feel namin ang excitement. 

Our Love Story: Part 1

I never really wrote on this blog our love story (did I ever?, can’t seem to remember I did). Today is one of the days I feel so thankful to have tabs in my life, as opposed to days when I wish I hadn’t known him at all! lol So here goes our love story:
We were high school batchmates. It was my second year at Pisay (Philippine Science) and as ever, pilya na ako nun. I had another guy courting me that time, his name was Peter. Mapagbigay ng chocolates, love letters, etc. Mabait din naman, kasa-ksama ko during breaktimes and pamamasyal sa sm, laging libre! Bwahahaha… anyway, I had a fellow kabarkada then named Joey. This Joey naman, he was staying in the dorm and one day told me na may humingi daw ng pic ko. I don’t remember already kung pano nakuha ni joey pic ko, kung binigay ko ba o what. Basta, tabs got that pic. Tapos ako, curious ever sa may mga crush sa kin, niresearch ko kung sino sya. Tapos yun nga, heartthrob pala sya! Gwapo, as in tall, dark and handsome. Pero makulit mga kabarkada nya nun, feeling ko stalker sila, there was even a time I ran to the girls’ dorm kasi feeling ko hinahabol ako nilang magkakaibigan.  To make the long story short, nothing happened in the second year, kasi natatakot ako kay tabs, kasi yung boses nya sobrang baba, hehe, feeling ko ang macho! Wala rin naman akong nagging bf nun, the guy Peter, MU lang, no formal agreement whatsoever kaya if you ask me, hindi naging kame talaga! Bwahahaha!!!!

Come third year, I had a crush on Tabs already. I would sometimes watch volleyball games. Unfortunately. I had a 3-month romance with a lower-year guy pa, which ironically started when the guy was teasing me about being Tabs’ girl. No it was really not love, if that’s what you want to know, kasi at the first sign of infidelity ng guy na to, break na kame! Bwahaha…. Come third year, prom time, I wanted to have tabs as my partner, as in, kachika ko yung classmate ko ng 2nd year and I told him that, baka madulas kako kasi classmate nya si tabs that year, e susko! The next thing I know, ini-ask daw nya yung isang 4th year na maganda! Waaaahhh!!! I felt bad, really, I was kinda hoping na ako ia-ask nya. Pero eto na naman ako, sa sobrang sama ng loob ko um-oo na ko sa isang classmate ko. Sayang di pala natuloy na maging partner ni tabs that other girl. E meron na ko. Naging bf ko pa yun. Which lasted again a couple of months. Till the fourth year.

When I broke up with my second bf, crush ko pa rin si tabs (baaadd!!!!) Funny, di naman kami talaga nag-uusap e, parang crush lang from afar. I vaguely remember meeting him the first time. I doubt he remembers it too. Tapos come prom ng 4th year, nag-agree kami ni Joey (kabarkada) na partners kame. Biglang, sabi na lang sa kin ni Joey, e ia-ask daw ako ni tabs so di na daw kame partner! Hmph! Ganun? E yun na nga, one night tabs called me up at home to ask me out. Kilig!!!! Hehehe… like I said, crush ko sya ever, on and off. So come prom time, dun na kame nagkita sa Club Filipino. Handsome sya ha, with the barong and all. And we had a nice time. Nag-overnight pa kame sa wendy’s with my friends. And abah! Nakaakbay na sya sa kin!  that night ok pa yun. Pero nung back to school na kame, abah! Ilang na ko! Huhuhu…. Ang weird talaga pag nagdadalaga. I won’t go into the details na, pero to make a long story short, binasted ko sya, March 8, 1996.

During graduation practices, pag early morning, lagi ko nakikita si tabs playing basketball. Funny, kasi yung friend nya na kasama ko sa CAT Model Company, he was always kidding me na nagsuicide daw si tabs, nagpagupit ng panget, naglasing, at kung ano pang kwento. The first real concern I felt for tabs was when I saw him the weekend after ko siya binasted, and he was wearing an earring! Nyek yun at that time ha! So ayun. Graduation day I decided to greet him. Smile lang. Tapos yun, he smiled too. Nung gabi, nag-overnight yung friend nya sa house namin, kasi friends ko rn yun, tapos that was when I asked him to ask tabs kung pwede partner na lang kame! Next day na kasi graduation ball! Abah! Hihinde ba naman sya sa beauty ko! Bwahahaha… So there, the grad ball was in edsa shang, and that was the start of it all.

I never knew when I really fell in love with him. Might be the day I busted him, or the day of graduation, or the grad ball date. I only knew then na simple as he is, sobrang down-to-earth, ang sarap nya kasama! So there, on April 8, 1996, we were officially a couple. Nga pala, tinaon ko talagang april 8, kasi sabi ko swerte, though april 7 pa lang alam ko sinabi ko na sa kanya na sasagutin ko sya! Hahaha… We went out that day (april 8). Our first real date as a couple, and funny, kasi nagtampo na agad sya na wala daw kiss! Hehehehehe….

Next: Our first few years

Chime Souvenirs

Last Saturday I went to the chime supplier for my souvenirs. I called them up a few days before saturday to inquire about the chimes and how to get there. Come saturday, I was at the FX terminal in monumento. I was alone because tabs was still sleeping (in the office). I didn't want to bother him because I know he's just too tired. Now, 30 minutes after sitting in the fx, and nobody else was getting in, I decided to get another mode of transpo instead. I didn't want to spend the whole morning sitting there waiting for another 5 people! It was a good thing 1 fx decided to go back to novaliches (caloocan) and hitched me a ride. Syempre I paid pa rin the 30pesos fare pero ako lang pasahero. Nagchickahan na lang kami ni driver. He was a really nice guy, ung tipong di bitter sa buhay (like some drivers can be)... at masaya makakwentuhan. I got the call from tabs and we agreed na diretso na lang ako sa house nya after because he needed to rest.
So I arrived at the subdivision where the supplier is around 11:45. E di pa pala inhabited yung subdivision. nag-tricycle ako to where they instructed me at nalaman ko na mejo barong-barong pa houses din. No streets. no roads. lupa pa ung daanan.
But then, their hospitality more than made up for the sad state of the business. Wala naman kasi silang pwesto, it was a really a small business lang. Pero yun nga mura ang presyo kasi, though mas mahal kesa sa divi, ibang iba naman yung tunog nya. And the tubes were polished. And the wood they used, binabababad nila sa gamot para di sya magka-molds.
More than the experience of going there, I believe the good thing about it is that I was able to help them. Ang babait nilang tao. It was really touching for me. Kasi simple lang buhay nila, but they can smile at you and be really,really nice people.
Been thinking nga of how I can help them. Gusto ko magtinda sa tiannge or something, kahit tubuan ko ng konti lang, pero maisip ko lang na yung matulungan ko sila na makabenta. I think that is good enough na. Not really as my business, more for them. Baka nga invite ko na lang sila kung gusto nila magbenta sa tiangge dito sa office sa november. If they are not busy. Ikuha ko sila ng pwesto tapos sila na magbebenta. Let's see.
Anyway, here is the pic of the chime:
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I will just make a sticker at didikit na lang dun. I ordered 150pcs pag may sumobra reregalo ko sa pasko. bwahahaha...
After my trip there I went to tabs place to rest. Masaya pa rin kasi ko kahit malayo yung place ni tabs, pag pumunta naman ako dun kahit makitulog lang ako ok lang, we have the chance to lie down watching tv (sa sala syempre) at kahit magkayakap kami at mag-kiss sa harap ng mama nya ok na rin. hehehehe. di ko magawa yun sa bahay namin hiya ako. :-p
Ayun, konting kwento, konting higa (we watched D'Anothers). Daming yakap syempre (darn, we miss each other so much!). Sabi ko nga sa kanya, baka weekends namin pag mag-asawa na kame e spend lang namin na magkayakap maghapon!) hehe... Pano naman we might not have enough time during the weekdays. I'll be home past 10 already because of class, tapos si tabs naman baka ganung time din or later pa. So weekends lang talaga ang time namin together to relax. But still looking forward to it!

Monday, August 22, 2005


I was at tabs house last saturday. It was really a time for rest. The one thing I like about being at tabs' home instead of ours was that i get to sleep and rest. we can lie in bed (in the sala) and hug there while watching a movie. His parents and siblings are already so used to us there. We can even joke around. I guess that's what i really am thankful for, that i'm marrying into a family that accepts and loves me. OF course, most thankful for the groom, who i happen to love with all my heart, and who happens to love me soo much. I can't wait till december!

Friday, August 19, 2005

God has plans

I learned of a really sad news today. Something to do with work and career. I dunno, it just seems that life can be so unfair at times. I was counting on one thing, almost confident of it, when suddenly, things turned around. When I had made some plans, thinking there there was probably reason enough to stay, I suddenly learn that perhaps there was none. What makes it ever sadder is that the reasons are not because there was a question on abilities or qualifications, but more of lack of planning. It stinks.
My only consolation now is that perhaps, there are other plans for me. Definitely I will not be browsing the internet the whole day and wondering what to do forever. Next year, a lot of things will change. I'm almost through with my MBA and there's a promising career ahead of me, opportunities will surely knock. I should trust God that indeed, he has other plans for me.

Updates - August 25

As promised, here are my updates:

Tabios-Maravillo Nuptials
Wedding Update: as of August 19, 2005

Motif: Tangerine and Turquoise/Aquamarine

Church -Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Lantana St., Cubao, Quezon City
- Paid P 2,000 dp
- To accomplish requirements, schedule seminars (early October)
- To pay balance of P 7,000 (due 2 months before)

Reception Venue and Caterer: Windmills and Rainforest, Scout Borromeo, Quezon City
- Paid P 16,000 reservation fee on January 18, 2005
- Paid P 25,000 down payment on Feb. 19, 2005
- Final payment at least 2 days before
- Food tasting for schedule
- Discuss menu, set-up, cake, amenities, etc.
- To upgrade table centerpieces - DIY-done

Photo-Video Coverage: Ellen Tuyay of Ephoto-gallery
- Paid P 5,000 dp
- P 20,000 due on prenups day
- P 11,000 due on wedding day
- P 5,000 due after final delivery
- To discuss prenup pictorial schedule
- To discuss final details for wedding

On-the-Day Coordinator – Impromptu
- Paid DP, can text or email them already for any questions

Hotel for Preps -Astoria Plaza
- Bought the Platinum Club 3 card for Php 5,500
- Accommodation for night before wedding – free already, need to confirm na lang date
- Accommodation for night after the wedding – 50 % off
- Reserved rooms for dec 2-3, for confirmation dec 3-4

Flowers - Mang Boy Mahusay
- Quote for whole package : Php 4,500
- Paid Php 1,000 dp and gave complete package list
- Bridal bouquet : Imported calla lilies (hand-tied)
- Groom Buttonaire : Carnation (yippee)

Cake - Merced Bakeshop (c/o Windmills)-to discuss w windmills

Sound System - ok, c/o Windmills and Rainforest

Unity Candle - DIY, done!

Thank-you cards - care of Ephotogallery

LCD Projector - Php 2,500
- FPH (Contact person Irma Estanislao)
- Paid Php 1,300 dp last Feb 9

Wedding Gown - c/o Ready to wed
- Alterations a few weeks before wedding
- To buy corset/low back undergarments
- To buy dressing up attire
- To order veil

Shoes - done!

HMUA - Brenda Belgica
- Had trial last Mach 19 (so nice!)
- Paid 3,000 dp fo 3 heads
- HMUA for ento booked at 365 php per head

Bridal Car - reserved MB E220 Bridal Car for 2,700+500 per hour excess
- paid dp of Php 2000
- Groom’s car c/o Mon - yehey

Save-the-date Cards - DIY, done design, for printing and sending out – done!

Unity Coins - ok, to buy jewelry case – done!

Bible - ok, to buy garter/ribbon

Misallettes - DIY, revise templates from w@wies
- bought cover for misallete at star paper
- printed missallette cover – 30 pcs
- draft ok! For approval or officiating priest and awaiting final ento list

Rings - ok (from Matus Jewellery)

Barongs of groom and parents - ok

Gifts to Entourage - females: swarovski earrings – done
- male – mini tool box, done

Emcee - Ging and Gette - ok

Invites - for printing

Maps - to bring hard copy to unifair

Guest Sheets - ok

Entourage Gowns and Parent’s gowns - c/o Tita Clarita
- Bought cloth
- Fittings done

Gifts to PS - male: Drotsky Hof wines
- female - swarovski bracelets - jewelry cases ok

Marriage License - in process (to get on August 31)

TO DO’s:

Accessories - to decide later

Games and Reception Program - c/o Jenn, to discuss with Emcee and coord

Souvenirs - windchimes in sinamay bags or bath salts (just a thought)
- jenn to make tags
- all materials to be bought at divisoria

Gifts to Parents - no idea yet

Honeymoon - to decide on later depending on budget
- Reservations to follow, sana Singapore.

Singer - to ask JP

AVP - c/o jeff (for interviews)
- c/o jenn – for pics (partially done)

CD of Songs and Songlist - to do

Bridal Registry - to enroll by September

Bubbles,Confetti - to buy in Divi (72 per pack of 24)

Luminaries - almost done

marriage license - done!

Finally, a new checkmark in our list of to-do's. Yesterday tabs and I were on leave for work (i was suffering from flu as well). We met early to get the NBI Clearance he'll be needing for his change of name, the queue of people was unbelievable. There were lines for every part of the process, and in the end there was a hit on his name (meaning someone had a similar name) which means he had to come back to get his clearance. Drat. While he was in line I went to get an application for the marriage license and a cedula. We were asked to register for the family planning seminar, which is at 1:30-4:30. We had a two-hour rest spent on eating lunch at KFC and taking a nap at home. At almost 2 the seminar started (I kid you not, it was boring, educational at some point but boring for the most part). Geez. We rushed out at 4:45 to file the marriage license so we can get in 10 days. Good thing they didn't scrutinize all the requirements (or else they would see that the Birth Certificate of Tabs had EREMIO instead of IRENEO!). hehehe... so one thing less to worry about. We can get the license on Aug 29, but since I'd be on leave on Aug 31 we'll be getting it then, together with tabs' NBI Clearance.

We had a quick snack in the afternoon at Jollibee before I went off to school for my finals exam. hay... tiring day, but at least we were able to accomplish much. :-p

PS. I like my blog template so much, I feel so light. hehe...

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

a new look

my blog's got a new look. nope, its not a new template altogether, its basically the same template with different header and different colors (as you can see, i wanted lots of colors this time, although its predominantly pink!). I'm glad I was also able to make a lot of improvements on the formatting (line breaks, the irritating bullets :-) its gone!)

anyhow, hell week is already over, there are still quite a few requirements that i have to deal with at school before the term finally ends, but its good to know that that would be in less than 2 weeks time already. So cool. Four semesters to go and I get my degree! Woohoo!!!!

wedding preps? well, last saturday had me going to unifair to proofread the invite wordings, it went well, except when i met tabs he saw that there were double names. hehehe.... Had to ask shirley to make additional changes. :-p. Also, I sent her the file of the map so it can be placed on the back of the RSVP card, but it seems that the wordings may not be too clear so I might just insert another one.

what else? the flu virus has got me again... and everyone tells me I'm getting thinner. And its less than four months till the wedding... meaning I do have a problem and I do have to gain weight. geez. I'll work on that sept. PROMISE!

tomorrow tabs and I will go to NBI to finish processing his clearance, he needs it for the change of name. also tomorrow I'm hoping we can proceed with the marriage license requirements. hehehhe.... sana. then finals in the evening. oh well, that's one less subject to deal with after I finish the finals and the special paper. :-)

well, that's it, i still owe this blog my updates.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

time check

115 days to go!!!!

i've been meaning to post a more comprehensive update of what i've accomplished so far, but since that will take time i'd have to resked again till next week. Its hell week at school again, ladies and gentlemen. I had to submit a report Monday, submit a group report Tuesday (which meant we slaved over the report Monday night at Seattle's Best), a presentation I had to finalize for Tuesday 2nd class, another presentation for tomorrow (which means we will again slave over the report tonight). Whew. What a mouthful. Add to that a presentation I'd doing for work.

nope, am not complaining, I've had a knack for working under pressure and this one is not a big deal. I've always had that "grace under pressure" work out for me. hehehe.... i guess the only thing I really should work on is the part on having time to rest.

imagine all the activities above, and yet, yesterday, I found the time to go around the mall to buy tabs' wedding stuff! :-) nope, not with him. I figured it would be easier anyway since he always looks at the price and make these "ang mahal" comments! e i want him to look just as special as I would on our wedding. so in the one hour I had (after I paid my bills) i was able to shop for his pants (Onesimus, oh so sosy!), Belt (Hickok), Socks (Bally), Hanky (Caruso), and Camisa chino. And I still had time to shop for some clothes myself! So efficient! Bwahahaha... Seriously, I think it was good that I was already able to buy those things. He only has to have the pants cut, will have it done na lang sa Alterations (tama ba?) kasi sayang yung pants pag nasira! hehe

i'm also in the middle of printing the table numbers and the guest sheets, will hopefully finish this week. Its really slow when I print them because it was at the highest quality. Although its good that the ink doesn't get depleted because it was lightcolored (see pic in previous post). I'm midway already, will finish around 100 pcs, guess that will be enough already.

i'm such a busy bee. :-)
have a seminar the whole day. will post na lang ulit! :-)
passing a tag from Mhay:

1. what are the things you enjoy doing when there's no one around you?

I spend time with myself. I read books, do some scrapbooking or beading. I also like to sleep. I like to play games on my palm. So many things to do when we are alone, except that there is so little time. :-)

2. what lowers your stress/blood pressure/anxiety level?

Sleep. And talking to my fiance, and basically spending time with him... Funny coz NOT seeing him is a major anxiety level booster!

3. tag five friends and get it posted on their blogs.


Friday, August 05, 2005

like i said, i decided to go on leave yesterday to be able to do a few things for the wedding. Well, basically the only thing I was able to do was to visit Unifair for our invitation. after much deliberation, I've decided to just order a more classic one, since I was having a hard time with my proposed invite. I would have liked the design I conceptualized, but then it would be easier to have my peace of mind anyways. Just the same, I'm quite happy with what we're getting. By the way, here's the design of what would have been my invites :-(

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Now, I'm not despairing coz I still have the opportunity to show off a little of my talent with my guest sheets. Here are my initial designs. Each of them would be 4" x 6".

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tell me what you think. I'd be printing them hopefully next week. best to keep it out of my mind already. :-)

oh, and by the way, tabs and i spent some quality time yesterday. he had an interview and we might right I after I came from Unifair. Chatted, went around the mall, and ate. It was a fun day, something we have not done for a few months. :-) so happy!!!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

invites and stress

we've been having rough times, i guess its a more or less normal thing for couples who are preparing for their wedding, we fight almost everyday. well not really fight, more of misunderstandings. mainly because we are so busy with both our careers, and i have school and he has a ton of projects at work, that we can barely spend time together. and i mean barely. the three hours we can spend every week is considered "precious time". its sad especially at this time where we need to meet more. i've been constantly nagging my classmates that i need some social life but then i don't see any sense of asking for more time out when in fact, tabs is too busy as well.

take for instance, the issue we've had for more than a week now with regards to the invites. i've been wanting to have the invites DIY for such a long time to save a little on wedding expenses, and i've done my best to design them. but printing isn't as good. and there are still a lot of limitations. i guess if i had more time to at least browse I would have had more ideas. but none right now. my time seems to be divided into huge chunks of time. wedding preps 40%. schoolwork 40%, social life and personal life, 20%. how gross.

on the bright side, my leave for tomorrow was approved by my new boss. and i'm happy for it. i plan to do some wed preps in the morning, and then in the afternoon hopefully to catch up on schoolwork. which i already need to be doing. term papers and reportings are on its way already. there are barely 4 weeks to go till the sem ends, and exactly 4 months to go till our wedding.

for now. i can only cry, "Give me some time for myself!"

Monday, August 01, 2005

updates again

had a fruitful weekend (i suppose). at least i was able to cover a few things needed for the wedding.
saturday morning we had the last set of fittings: my MOH, my mom and 2 sisters. whew. so everyone's fitted already and hopefully the mananahi will be able to complete all the gowns by october (i'm hoping). i finished buying all the cloth needed for the gowns and for tabs' barong. at least that was one detail over with.
saturday afternoon Tabs had his confirmation at San Miguel Church (Malacanang). It was a funny experience. Tabs kept on asking me for a gift because I stood as his godmother. I found him so funny. Kahit late sya sobra napatawad ko na rin kasi makulit naman. I was kidding him that I was thinking that in four months time I'd be stuck with that trait of his forever! Bwahahaha.... He was actually asking for a bike. Funny. I miss his sense of humor. Its so sad we barely have time together.
I need a long rest to recoup from wedding preps. hahaha... not work. :-p