Friday, June 30, 2006
Another MOB Design
I received the other set of sketches Zandra sent out to me for my mom. However, still waiting for the other set because my future MIL wants a total different designs. =p I love it!

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Thursday, June 29, 2006
Stress Reliever!
We had badminton this morning after the shift @ Metro, Pioneer. Wednesday is badminton day! Wala kaming magawa kundi magkulitan! hehehe =p Ayaw mag-pose noh?

Kirk, Belle & Mikel

Belle & Mikel

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My first trial make-up
I had my first trial make-up with Jasmine last sunday at Themes & Motifs (Podium). Medyo gahol kami sa oras 'coz we need to leave Manila by 1pm for Caleruega wedding around 3pm. She's very nice as well as her hairstylist (Ney). Since masyadong tedious ang hair na gusto ko ipagawa, we decided na lugay nalang baka hindi kami umabot sa wedding! =p She started 11:30am and natapos ng 12:45pm. Medyo inip si Rain! =p He was asking Jasmine, "kung ganyan ba talaga katagal?" Then Jasmine just said, "mas matagal pa pag wedding day na!" Well, wala na siyang magagawa ganyan talaga mga babae. Rain was happy with the outcome! Ganda daw! O diba? Nambola pa! Next trial would be for our pre-nup with Mimi & Karl. We haven't decided yet when to schedule it. Mukhang busy sila e. And since medyo maulan lately! I don't know but I'm kinda excited with our prenup (medyo camera shy ako e...hehehe!) Well, Good luck! =p
Not so nice resolution kase celphone lang gamit ni Rain! hehehe =p

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006
more pictures...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Wedding at Caleruega
Last night we attended a wedding @ Caleruega. It was a blast. I may say this is one of the organized and beautiful wedding I've attended so far. Actually, I'm very eager to attend the wedding because both of us have a lot of common suppliers (OTD - Impromptu, All-in-one band - The Sentimental Groove, Photographer - Karmina Abesamis & Karl De Leon, Couturier - Zandra Lim). It's very organized despite the rain. Good thing after the ceremony the rain stopped and we're able to have pictures outside the church! Ganda ng view! It's our first time to attend a wedding in Caleruega kas e. Ang layo pala! hehe =p We left Podium around 1pm and arrived around 3pm. Akala namin late kami with matching ligaw pa un ha? =p
Rain was included in the game. First, they have to drive one glass of beer. e hindi pa naman masyado umiinom si Rain. Takot siya because he has to drive pa. Then after the beer we thought tapos na. 2nd place lang siya. Then, came the needle and thread. Kailangan ilusot ang thread sa needle. wwwwwaaaaaaaaaahhhh! Goodluck! Rain is wearing contact lenses. Malabo pa naman ang mata 600-600 both eyes. So, accepted na nya na matatalo na siya! Ayun, natalo nga! hehehe =p
Then when single ladies game na, akala ko makakalusot ako. They have the list of single women. And the host have to roll call every single women. Feeling ko set-up! haha =p The game was like trip to jerusalem. Rain is seated in the middle blind-fold. Then all single women have to sit down (kanduringin ni Rain) at kung sino ang nakaupo siya ang out. At first hindi talaga ako nakikipag-agawan! Nasabi tuloy saken ni Karl na ... "mag-effort naman daw ako! hehehe" Sabi ko lang, "set up!". Buti nalang nung 4 nalang kami natitira, when the music stopped, sakto malapit ako dun sa kanya kaya nakaupo na ako! hehe! Sayang daw sabi nila sana ako nalang daw ang nanalo! haha =p Mukhang napagod Lab ko! Kase ang dami ba namang gustong umupo e. Ang hirap daw. But he enjoyed it naman! =p
Anyways, I'll be posting some of the pics taken from the wedding. I'll be posting it soon....

w/ Marie & Agnes

w/ Agnes & Irwin, Manny & Rain

(tatlong itlog! ~ Irwin, Rain & Manny)

w/ Marie

w/ Alice

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Sunday, June 25, 2006
Cry Baby!
Yesterday, after work we went to Makati to buy wedding gift for Janice & Randy. Then, we watched The LakeHouse. At last, we're able to watch it na. Rain though that the movie was about action or something. When I said it's a love story, sleep nalang daw siya (pang-asar nya!=p) But when the movie starts, medyo napaisip siya and parang ang gulo daw! =p But middle of the movie, he was enjoying it na rin. I was eyeing this one before pa. But we just don't have time! It is an American remake of the Korean film Il Mare. Though I'm not quite a fan of korean movies, it seems they're quite good and always focuses on love stories were we filipinos loved. I was teary eyed at the end of the story (mababaw talaga ang luha ko! =p). It's really beautiful and I recommend this movie to those hopeless romantics out there!

The movie is about a lonely Dr. Kate Forster (Sandra Bullock) who, on a winter morning in 2006, reluctantly leaves the beautiful lake house that she has been living in for a job in a Chicago hospital.

On her way to Chicago, she leaves a note for the lake house's new tenant asking him to kindly forward her mail and telling him about the paw prints by the front door and the box in the attic.However, Alex Wyler (Keanu Reeves), the new tenant, sees a different lake house, one which was neglected, dirty, and there were certainly no paw prints. He disregards Kate's letter until a few days later; he is painting the jetty and a stray dog runs across the fresh paint leaving paw prints where Kate said they would be. He writes back to Kate, only to discover that they are separated in time by two years, with Alex living in 2004 and Kate living in 2006.As Kate and Alex continue to correspond through the mailbox, they find themselves falling in love.

Determined to bridge the distance between them at last and unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary connection, they tempt fate by arranging to meet.

I love the soundtrack. Especially the song by Pul McCartney - This Never Happened Before, When Sandra & Keannu had their first dance. And I was able to download the mp3 just this morning =p Pathetic!

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Saturday, June 24, 2006
Excuse Letters Da Pinoy Style
Emma, one of my secondary sponsors, send this email. Hope she won't bother I'll be posting this here!

Enjoy! =p
My son is under a doctor's care and should not take P.E. today. Please execute him.
- hala! sige.... silya elektrika at bitay. sabay pa!
Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot.
- pag nag-absent pala papatayin ka...

Dear School: Please ekscuse John being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and also 33.
- A grabe to... nasa kalendaryo pa birthday ni... ruby? hehehehe....

Please excuse Gloria from Jim today. She is administrating.
- ano daw????
Please excuse Roland from P.E. for a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip.
- he's lucky... i know someone who misplaced his brain since birth.. and still can't find it!
John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.
- bwehehehe... la ako masabi... Bwahahaha! Ganito kasi yan. Kinagat siya ni Lola sa noo sa gigil.
Tapos nabali yung ngipin ng pustiso niya. Hahaha!!!
Megan could not come to school today because she has been bothered by very close veins.
- Buti pa veins niya. Close sila. Hahahaha!!!
Chris will not be in school cus he has an acre in his side. Please excuse Ray Friday from school. He has very loose vowels.
- ...
Please excuse Pedro from being absent yesterday. He had (diahre) (dyrea) (direathe) the shits. [words in ()'s were crossed out.]
- Sinabi na kasi "LBM" na lang e. Pasosyal pa kasi.
Irvin was absent yesterday because he missed his bust.
- So transexual pala si Irving?
I kept Billie home because she had to go Christmas shopping because I don't know what size she wear.
- ano ba tlga totoo??
Sally won't be in school a week from Friday. We have to attend her funeral.
- Ala e! "Mabuhay ang Patay!!" "Mayroong Himala!!!"
Please excuse Jason for being absent yesterday. He had a cold and could not breed well.
- stud service ba yung school nya? baka Gremlins siya.
Gloria was absent yesterday as she was having a gangover.
- ay grabe! Iba na talaga ang mga kabataan ngayon. ... "kabataaaangg pinoooyyy.. kayang kaya mo.. pinoy ako...."
Maryann was absent December 11-16, because she had a fever, sore throat, headache and upset stomach. Her sister was also sick, fever and sore throat, her brother had a low grade fever and ached all over. I wasn't the best either, sore throat and fever. There must be something going around, her father even got hot last night.
- hahaha, telenovela... bow. makuwento siya ha...
Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday.
- winner!!!!!!!!!! gawin ko kaya to?
* Disclaimer: Hindi po ako ang gumawa ng mga comments =p
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Friday, June 23, 2006
Lala of Interplay sent me the final contract just this morning! I've even requested that two weeks ago pa. Because of the busy schedule, she wasn't able to answer my emails on time. But that's ok. No harm done. She was able to give us additional discount for the package instead of 6 bridesmaids, 5 nalang. and for flowersgirls, instead of 3, 2 nalang! She was very nice and easy to talk to. I even requested for a sample flowers that she will incorporate on the details and specifications of my whole entourage. Masyado siguro akong na-intrigue sa magiging looks. So now, im posting the samples of the flowers. It's not the actual colors of the flowers though, 'coz she'll do it according to my theme and motif -- BLUE.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006
I miss them!
We had our breakfast with my officemates @ Something Fishy - Libis! I miss them a lot. It's our first time again to have breakfast together after the migration from SVI to Winsource! =p We had a lot of catching up to do -- with the unending kwentos and tsismis! =)
*our photographer -- Rain! Ayaw magpa-pictureta =p He's using K750i -his new phone! (nice shots huh?!)

(busog lahat! =p) (near OJs Restaurant - pauwi nalang nangulit pa! walang panahon magpa-picture!wahahaha)

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Change Date!
Rain & I decided to change the date for their Pamamanhikan. Instead of July 2, we'll move it to July 9. Due to unavoidable and different schedules. We'll do it the traditional way of Pamamanhikan, "asking for the girl’s parents’ permission to wed the affianced pair." The custom symbolizes honor and respect for the parents, seeking their blessing and approval before getting married". During pamamanhikan, "the man and his parents bring some pasalubong (gifts). It is also at this time that the wedding date is formally set, and the couple become engaged to get married".
Rain & I have been together for more than 3 years and both parents - both moms [we both don't have dads na =(!] Both Rain & I were excited because this would be the first time my mom and her mom will meet. =p
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MOB Designs
I just received a sketch from Zandra Lim this morning. She made out this sketch from the designs I sent out to her. To follow pa daw ung iba. I still have to ask our moms for approval. So far ok naman! =p

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Monday, June 19, 2006
Busy Saturday!
Here are some of the pictures taken last Saturday. We attended two Christening in one day! Whew! =p From QC to Manila. Both Rain & I we're starving when we went to QC. However, with the second christening, both of us we're already full. Sayang lang! hehehe =p

w/ Hans (father) & Amare

me & Ria (mother)

w/ Manny (father) & Julianna

@ Saisaki, Malate w/ Mike & wife, Marie & Manny, Jon, Irwin & Agnes, me & Rain


After attending two christening. We went to Mall of Asia to meet with my bridesmaids who used to be my college friends. It was our first time sa Mall of Asia. It was soooooo big. Nakakahilo! I didn't enjoyed the crowd (sorry for those who loved it!). Rain, even suggested if it's possible to change the venue nalang. Parang maliligaw kayong lahat dito. It's not advisable if all of you are going to discuss the details of your entourage. Well, oo nga naman. Ang gulo. And kami kase ang nauna dun. So, I texted them if we could change the venue - I suggested Makati nalang. para madali rin makahabol sinaLiselle & Ani (has class in Ateneo, Rockwell). Buti nalang everyone agreed.

We had a great time! We choose a restaurant were we can stay for a long time - Grappa's @ Greenbelt 3. The food was great and so delicious. Hindi na nga ako masyado kumain because busog na busog pa din ako! We stayed there from 6pm to 9pm. With the unending kwentuhan. We had a lot of catching up. Sad to say, 'coz Mindy & Emma can't make it. I just hope complete kami sa measurement taking namin.

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My Bridesmaids

w/ Ani, Marj, Liezel, Liselle & myself @ Grappa's Greenbelt
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Sunday, June 18, 2006
Measurement with Veluz
Yesterday, I had my measurement taking with Veluz! It was really tiring the whole day because we have to drive all the way from QC to Quirino, Manila. After my shift, I have to go first with my ortho for the adjustments. We arrived there around 9am (masyadong early!). My schedule was 10am pa. But we decided to arrived there early to avoid traffic. We left QC around 1am na. I'm also with my sister. Kaya medyo tumagal kami. My schedule with Veluz was around 11am. Then, I changed to 1am. And with the traffic and all, we arrived at Veluz place around 2pm. Sobrang hiya ako! hehe =p
Then Veluz, got out of the room while we're waiting at the receiving area, she just said "Ready na?". Natawa lang si Rain. Then, when we're taking the measurement specifically the bust area, "highschool?". I have 32 1/2 bust measurement. Wag na daw ako magpapayat. Tama na daw un. E I was on diet pa naman. I'm minimizing my food intake. Feeling ko kinunchaba ni Rain si Veluz na pagalitan ako with my diet. And my sister was even saying mukha na akong bungo! wwwaaaaaaaaaahhhh! Hindi naman e. OA naman! But in fairness, Veluz said na it's very normal to loose weight kahit na hindi ka pa diet. It's with the stress daw. So, parang kumampi lang ng slight hehehe =p
Then, when we're dicussing the gown. We're torn between A & C kase e. So, what we did is we just combined the two design. However, I'm still undecided about the train. I want kase parang separate yung design instead of only one in the middle (ang hirap i-explain!). But Veluz thinks na that would look nice nga. And she brought out the sample train with separate design for the train. Basta un na un! She said, baka hindi na daw ako makatulog pag nakita ko. Then, when she rolled out the train. Grabe, I really fell in love with it. Rain and my sister were shocked with it. It's was sooooooo beautiful. Sad to say, hindi ko man lang nakuhanan =(.
After discussing my gown. We also inquire about Rain's suit. She'll just give us swatches on my first fitting. Medyo undecided kase si Rain about it. Ayaw kse ni Rain to spend so much on his suit. Sa akin na daw napunta hehehe =p. However, Veluz explained to him na we should also give importance or emphasis sa suit nya. Kaka-konsiyensiya naman daw kung parang pang-groomsmen lang daw hehe!=p We should use wool for the suit daw. We left around 3pm na. And still we haven't ate our lunch. We went to G4 to celebrate our 38th monthsary over lunch! It was so tiring yet we had fun.
We'll, can't wait for my first fitting on July 7. Kahit na katcha lang. I can't wait pa din!

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Friday, June 16, 2006
I filed a leave for tomorrow, friday. As much as possible, I don't let myself absent for work. I filed friay because I have a lot of things to do. First, have to go to my ortho for adjustments on my braces. Actually, it's due already last Sunday. I wasn't able to wake up early. She had to do the retraction again to push my teeth outward (nasobrahan sa pasok). Second, have my measurement taking with Veluz. I'm really excited about it. Kahit measurement palang hehe! Pathetic! Third, we have to buy gifts for the 2 christening we'll be attending on Saturday. Take note, pareho yung saturday. The first one is at 9am in QC and the other one is in Binondo around 11am naman. And saturday afternoon, I have to meet with my college barkada who's also my bridesmaids to discuss their gowns. Whew! What a busy day! =p And to think, I'll have to do this after my thursday shift (friday morning!). Well, Goodluck!
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Thursday, June 15, 2006
I've been playing badminton for quite sometime of course with my officemates. At last, just this morning, we're able to play again. After a loooongest time (I think 3 mos!). Our schedule were twice a week. Every wednesday and friday after our shift. It feels great again. Sarap ng feeling with all the sweat. That's the only exercise I have for a week. Kailangan ng magpapayat hehe =p
Here are some of the pictures taken 2 years ago! Sorry dont have present pics yet! =(
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Tuesday, June 13, 2006
I just received an email from Belle (of Matus). How sweet because she gave us a copy (Thanks Belle). This was the picture taken by Mye's hubby (don't know his name e.) last May 27 @ Le Pavillion when we ordered our wedding bands.

(mukhang puyat noh?! =p)

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Monday, June 12, 2006
Two in a row!
Last night, Saturday. We spent our quality time sa mall. Yup.. no other than Glorietta of course. Our plan was to have dinner and watch a movie. But with SALE!? Hala... I got carried away na naman. We went through all my favorite stores like Mango, CMG and Kamiseta. Rain was telling me, "hindi ka talaga aalis ng walang nabibili?hehe". Siyempre deadma lang. After that, nagyaya na ako magdinner and then watch the movie The Omen. Rain was kinda hesitant about the movie because he had no idea what the movie is all about. Duh?! Hindi nya pa napapanood ung dati? E re-make nalang to. hehehe! =p Actually, he's not fond of watching suspense, horror or thriller films. In short takot siya! I remember, the 1st horror movie we watched together was Feng Shui. He was very scared. Of course, di nya pinapakita sken. "Kung may sket daw siya sa puso, inatake na daw siya". But siyempre, gusto ko kaya wala na siya nagawa!=p Again with this movie, it's not that scary as compared to the Omen movies I've watched before but scary enough though.
"The Omen" begins in the Vatican Observatory, where the heavens are seen to fulfill prophecy by placing a star above Rome on the night of Damien's birth, just as there was a star above Bethlehem when Jesus was born. That the Antichrist gets his own star makes you wonder who's running the heavens, but never mind.
After the movie, we just went straight home. He was kinda tired na because umaga palang gising na siya because he fetched me after my friday shift (sat morning na un!). However, ako naman ang hindi antok nun. I sleep around 8:30am. and woke up around 4pm. In short, he's just there at our house. Basta binantayan lang niya ako matulog. How sweet noh?! =p I spent the whole time in front of my pc. Downloading mp3 files, updating my blog, bloghopping, check email and chatting with my officemates. Yes! I was supposed to come to work that day after our date, kaya lang not sure kase kung what time matatapos and Rain doesn't want me to take one na rin. However, parang pumasok na rin ako because we spent the whole morning chatting. Parang wala silang trabaho noh?! And even our supervisor joined our conference chat. We're joking kung invite namin siya. Baka kase magalit. Ako pasimuno hehehe! =p But I was chatting with her privately, hindi lang niya alam na the rest of the team ka-chat ko! Pero hindi pa rin napigilan, she joined our conference! Lahat tumahimik! hahaha =p Lahat sila sa office while me at home. Sana nga magkaroon kami ng grand EB! =P *lol*
Sunday! Rain & I were supposed to go to megamall for the bridal fair and Loyola Memorial in Marikina for his father's bday. Sad to say ... waaaaaaaahhhh! Nagising na ako 430pm. And nandito na sa house si Rain. I alarmed my celphone around 11am. Hindi ako nagising. Sobrang nahiya ako! I'm supposed to fetch him after lunch! Instead ako ang pinuntahan! Hiya talaga ako! =( Buti nalang hindi naman siya nagalit. Karen, my sister prepared tacos for merienda. It was Rain's favorite kase. We had dinner na rin at our house. After dinner, I organized mobile phonebook. Rain gave me her K700i. He bought K750i kase. From his T610 na pinamana nya na din sken. Wala akong hilig magchange ng phone. Ung gusto ko kase mahal. Hehehe! =) Then, nagyaya ako to watch a movie. Parang kagabi lang diba? Palibhasa hindi ako antok hehehe! We checked the last full show through the net at Glorietta. Then decided to watch Take The Lead with my sister.
The movie was great! Funny and the three of us enjoyed it. Though its already the typical teenage highschool story getting a chance to change their life and proving to themselves that they can be somebody!
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Sunday, June 11, 2006
Personality Test
You Have A Type A- Personality

You are one of the most balanced people around
Motivated and focused, you are good at getting what you want
You rule at success, but success doesn't rule you.

When it's playtime, you really know how to kick back
Whether it's hanging out with friends or doing something you love!
You live life to the fullest - encorporating the best of both worlds
Do You Have a Type A Personality?
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Rain had his new job. He'll start by June 12, Monday. It's somewhere in Makati and on a graveyard shift of course. We've been together with the same company like SVI. Unfornately, the company have to trim down its employees, so Rain got his retrenchment. And SVI Connect, were I was connected was bought out by Winsource Solutions (another call center). So, definitely Rain and some of his colleagues weren't included because they're part of SVI Technologies supporting SVI Connect. Good thing, they received all the benefits what is due to them (if I had a choice, siguro papa-retrench nalang ako!). But considering all the expenses for our wedding, my loans and bills to pay, siyempre pareho kami ayaw mawalan ng trabaho. Good thing, 'coz Winsource gave all employees better salary and additional benefits as well as the tenure. So, pede na rin!
With these changes happening to us - different company. Rain & I have to change the date for our honeymoon, from Dec 18-21 to Jan 2007 (not sure of the date). We'll still have to talk to our travel agent about this changes. The initial plan was Dec 18-21 for Bohol and early next year we'll go to HongKong (hindi kase kami nakapunta ng Disney the last time we went there! hehehe =P). Rain have to work on his regularization. So, by December 12 he's already a regular employee before our wedding. He's very worried kase with all the wedding preps, baka hindi daw siya payagan mag-leave if ever, since he's just a new employee. Good thing during the job offer, he already mention that he's getting married on December, so if it is possible na it'll come a time na he has to make an absence like for marriage seminars etc. His boss said, it's understandable. He'll just make a consideration. Buti nalang at mabait!
Rain & I had been working together. We almost have the same routine, both working on a graveyard shift for 6 years. Now, though we still have the same work schedule with the different company, I felt ok naman. He lives in San Juan -- works at Makati and I live at Makati -- works in Mandaluyong. Opposite direction. His work schedule starts from 10pm to 6:30am while mine starts from 9pm to 6am. Though it would not be different totally, because he'll still go to our house after his shift. So, we still have to see each other pa naman. We also have weekends to spend our time together. I'm hoping that everything will turn out fine with these changes happening to us! =p
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Friday, June 09, 2006
Entourage Flowers
It's been quite a while... toxic sa work and puyat. Haven't check my mail for 5 days as well as my blog! =p Well, finally just received the details of my bouquet and the whole entourage flowers! Hindi ko lang ma-imagine ang itsura! But I already saw some of her work.. pictures nga lang! hehehe =p You can also check their website for more details here.

However, I still have to discuss changes on the details 'coz in the original package includes 3 flowergirls and 6 bridesmaids, instead we'll just include 2 flowergirls and 5 bridesmaids nalang! Just wondering? how much kaya ang less ko?! hahaha =)


Bridal bouquet, Handtied
Details: Blue Ecuadorian roses and white tulips with fillers wrapped with silk ribbon lace adorned with beads

Round bouquet for the Maid of honor
Details: Blue Hydrangea with white fillers and foliages tied with motif silk ribbon lace

Mini bouquet for the Bridesmaids
Details: White roses, yellow carnations, blue fillers and foliages tied with motif silk ribbon lace

Wristers for the Secondary
Details: Blue hydrangeas, white carnations, fillers and foliages
Pomander and headdresses for the flower girls.
Details: White roses, with blue fillers

Mini-bouquets for the Principal Sponsors
Details: White imported variety calla lilies, blue fillers and foliages with silk ribbon lace

Mini-Bouquets for the Mothers
Details: Blue agaphanthus, white carnations, white roses and fillers with motif silk ribbon lace

Boutonniere for the Groom
Details: Mini yellow calla lily with red hypericum berries

Boutonnieres for the Male Entourage
Details: White roses and blue fillers

Offertory basket
Details: Roses, dendranthemum and foliages arrangement

Entourage Package Inclusions:
Free throw away bouquet, 24 pcs roses and loose petals
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Six Short Simple Words
Six short and simple words.

They are the "strangest secret."

There are more than six hundred thousand words in the English language.And yet just six words...six short and simple words explain:

* how one person with identical skills can earn hundreds of thousands and even millions more than another
* how some people shoot to the top of the company while others are fired
* why some people live happy productive lives while people of identical upbringings and education stumble from failure to failure
* why some seem to achieve goals almost effortlessly while most can't seem to get on track
* why some marriages flourish while others end early
In 1956 Earl Nightingale shared these six words with the world in arecording he called The Strangest Secret, and the world has never beenthe same. His recording has sold over a millions albums and became the first (andonly) spoken word message to win a Gold Record. It transformed lives andvirtually created a new industry --- the modern day personaldevelopment/self help industry.
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Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Update: Veluz!
I received a text message from Niko of Veluz regarding my new schedule. Veluz already informed me about it na magiging earlier 'coz she's having a baby! Congrats! mwah...

So excited! =p Can't wait!

Measurement Taking: June 16
First Fitting: July 7
Second Fitting: August 4
Third Fitting: August 26
Final Fitting: October 15
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Busy Sunday!
Last Sunday, before attending the bridal fair at Crown Plaza in Ortigas, I went to Rain's house. (o diba? ako ang nagsundo!) he's from San Juan, para malapit na sa Ortigas. When we're having lunch, Rain already discussed the Pamamanhikan. We already set the date, it's going to be on July 2, 2006 (Sunday). Yes, ngayon palang. For the past few months, we've been discussing that and setting the perfect date. The other dates we considered were June 11, 18 & 25. But due to different schedules, we change it to July instead (parang walang connection? =p).
At first, we both decided na kung pede lunch or dinner nalang in a restaurant. Since konte lang naman kami, we only have our moms, his brothers and my sister. Both of us don't have any grandparents (kakalungkot noh!). Kaya we opt to do the traditional pamamanhikan!
We're almost done with the wedding preps and both families already knew how long we've been planning it. It's 6 months to go and we're very excited and happy with all the accomplishments we've done. Hay! Time was really fast.
After we had our lunch, we went to Crown Plaza for the Bridal Fair. Actually, we don't need anything na except for the invites. We're hoping that we could check out good, cheaper supplier. Tha sad part is none. I think there were only 3 suppliers participated in just for invites (Prinsonalities, QP Designs & The Write Impressions). We're already considering The Write Impression to do our invites, however we still want to look for other options. We got their quotations but they have a minimum requirement for 100pcs. We're hoping we could order less than 100 (around 80) pcs only. Very expensive sobra.
Then just looking around, I bumped into Jasmine (my HMU). We already set my trial make-up. Sobrang tagal na kase nya akong tinatanong about it, when to sked. I just don't have an event kase to attend para worth it. Buti nalang 'coz we're attending a wedding on June 25 at Caleruaga. At least hindi masasayang ang make-up. However, the 2nd trial would be on our prenup pictorial with Mimi and Karl. Haven't sked anything yet. Still need to talk to them. We We want sana Tagaytay, Ecopark, UP and Bay Walk!
We stayed around 30 mins siguro sa fair. Medyo madami na kase kaming nagawa e. Sabi nga ni Rain, "Ang galing noh? Ang bilis natin. Wala na kase tayong masyadong kailangan e".
After the fair, we went to Robinson's Galleria, (3rd time ko pa lang nakapunta dun...haha!) We want to watch a movie na rin dun. But Rain doesn't want the movie house. Chaka daw! =p We're used to watching movie kase sa Glorietta. Sabi ko mukhang ok naman e. Howver, when we're about to buy our tickets, sabi ko ga Glorietta nalang. I don't know. But I don't feel like it na din. So we went to G4 and watched X-Men III. Yes, ngayon lang namin napanood. Jologs! Buong Pilipinas yata napanood na pero kami hindi pa!
The movie was great. Kaya lang sa sobrang puyat ko, wasn't able to finish the movie. Nakatulog ako. Ginising nalang ako ni Rain kase tapos na! Inasar pa ako na kung maganda daw ung movie! hehe =p
Sobrang kulang talaga ako ng sleep that day. I woke up round 2am of Sunday. E natulog ako ng 5pm of Sat. Galing pa ako nun sa work --friday night. Saturday morning after the shift, we went to Zandra Lim and late na din kami nakauwi. Almost 8 hours lang ako sleep ko nun from friday night to sunday morning 1am.
After the movie, we had dinner pa with my mom and sister. Sobrang antok na ako tapos dinner pa??? Kaya after dinner we went home agad.
It was a tiring day. But we had fun spending our quality time together!
posted by Rainier & Katrina at 7:24 AM | Permalink | 1 comments
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Fabric for my Entourage
This is the sample color of the fabric Zandra will use for the entourage dresses.
(cationic satin: blue & dope dyed chiffon: aqua)
Dope Dyed Chiffon: Delicate, sheer, and transparent -- made from silk or rayon, with a soft finish; often layered because of its transparency, making it popular for overskirts, sheer sleeves, and wraps.
Cationic Satin: A heavy, smooth fabric with a high sheen on one side; very common in bridal gowns.

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Zandra Lim
Just this afternoon... Rain, I and Belle (one of my secondary sponsors) went to Zandra Lim's shop at E. Rodriguez. Grabe, naligaw kami! :D Medyo shunga-shunga talaga ako sa lugar! Rain allow me to drive kase sabi ko alam ko ung lugar. When I called up Zandra's office and confirming our appointment, I asked for the landmark, san ba malapit. I'm from Vito Cruz, so the best route is Quirino - Nagtahan - Espana- Welcome Rotonda! So, nagmarunong ako, in short! We went all the way to Roosevelt. Malayo na pala un. We're suppose to turn right at UDMC, papuntang St. Lukes! Grabe... what we did pa, when we reach Roosevelt, we take a U-turn going back to Welcome Rotonda and Espana! The sad part is, walang U-turn slot along Espana! So, we had to pass thru UST pa. Hay with all the traffic and hot weather!
She was very nice! Medyo tahimik. Buti nalang at medyo maingay at makulit si Belle (Thanks Te!). When I started showing her the designs I want from the magazines I brought, she start sketching! I got to know her through Nice (a friend, officemate & w@wie).
She will be using dope dyed chiffon (color: aqua) & cationic satin (color:blue). And to match up with my motif (blue & silver), she'll use the beadworks (color: silver) as accent.

Here are the sketches:

(Maid of Honor)
She made two sketches. But I prefer the 1st one!

(Secondary Sponsors)
She made 3 sketches based on the body size of my SS. I really like it.
(from left to right: For Mean, Belle & Emma)


She made 3 sketches out of the designs I gave her. But I like the 1st one!

Flower Girls

So far, I like her na! I still have to email my entourage for the designs for approval. As for the price, it's quite expensive (sa budget namin!). But since, my entourage will be shouldering their dress, ok na din. When I check out some of her finished gowns... Ganda! =)

However, this coming tuesday, I still have an appointment with Joel Bautista. From then, we'll decide who should we get! =P

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Friday, June 02, 2006
Our Wedding Checklist
Here's our checklist so far. Courtesy of Wanda! =P

  1. Church

    • book church and chosen date

    • choose church florist

    • arrange for flowers and unity candle

    • choose wedding officiant

    • attend canonical interview

    • attend pre-cana seminar

    • submit church and legal requirements

    • submit names of lectors and commentators

    • submit names of princial sponsors

    • have missalette approved

    • submit name of photog and videog

  2. Reception

    • book reception venue

    • discuss menu and schedule taste test

    • discuss reception details (flowers, waiters, etc)

    • cocktails

  3. Photo

    • book photographer

    • schedule prenups

    • choose prenup pics for tarpulin

    • prepare list of mandatory shots

  4. Video

    • book videographer

    • change photo AVP to on-site AVP

    • prepare music for on-site AVP

  5. Bridal Gown Designer

    • book couturier

    • meet with designer for gown designs

    • have all gown measurements taken

    • schedule first fittings

    • schedule final fittings

    • schedule pick up - deliver gown

  6. Entourage Couturier

    • book couturier

    • meet with designer for gown designs

    • have all gown measurements taken

    • schedule first fittings

    • schedule final fittings

    • pick up gowns of entourage

  7. Groom's Attire

    • choose design

    • choose tailoring

    • have measurements taken

    • schedule first fitting

    • schedule final fitting

    • schedule pick-up

  8. Principal Sponsors

    • choose principal sponsors

    • choose gifts for Principal Sponsors

      • Wine/cake/jewelry

    • inform principal sponsors and schedule visits

  9. Entourage

    • choose members of the entourage

    • inform members of the entourage

  10. OTD Coordinator

    • choose OTD coordinator

    • give final instructions to coordinator

    • turnover all contracts and details to coord

    • schedule final production meeting with all suppliers

  11. Hair and Make-up Artist

    • choose HMUA

    • schedule trial make-up

    • discuss schedule on wedding day

  12. Cake

    • choose cake supplier

    • discuss details with final cake supplier

  13. Host/Strings/Sound System

    • choose band for church and reception

    • choose host for the reception

    • schedule production meeting w/ quartet or band

    • give repertoire to quartet or band

  14. Pre-cana

    • schedule interview

    • schedule seminar

  15. Invitations

    • choose supplier

    • prepare draft of invitation

    • finalize invitation

    • prepare count for invitation

    • actual printing of invites

    • address invitations

    • wax seal invitations

    • send out invitations

  16. Souvenirs

    • choose souvenir

    • prepare draft of souvenir

    • finalize souvenir design

    • prepare count for souvenirs

    • gifts for parents

    • gifts for principal sponsors

    • gifts for entourage

  17. Wedding Rings

    • choose design

    • choose jeweller

    • have rings engraved

  18. Florist/Event Stylist

    • choose florist/event stylist

    • choose type of flowers

    • schedule mock set up with florist

  19. Guest List

    • draft guest list

    • rsvp

    • finalize guest list

    • finalize seating layout

  20. Reception Program

    • draft reception program

    • finalize reception program

  21. DIYs

    • draft Save The Date

    • distribute Save The Date Cards
    • (half done!)
    • AVP

    • Unity Candles

    • rosary souvenirs for guests
    • (half done and scout of packaging)
    • Missalette
    • (done! needs approval from the priest)
    • do place cards forward place cards to coordinator

    • do table cards forward table cards to coordinator

    • guest sheets forward guest sheets to coordinator

  22. Bridal Registry

  23. Honeymoon

    • decide location

    • book honeymoon
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