Tuesday, July 11, 2006
1st Fitting & Pamamanhikan
Friday - After my thursday shift, Rain & I went straight home and had our breakfast sa hindi masyado naming kinakainan na Mcdonalds (wala ng choice! =p kse un lang ang 24 hrs na restaurant). Though we're not that really gutom naman, kaya mcdo nlang! =p
We go straight to a car wash dahil sobrang dumi na talaga. Since ulan kase ng ulan, nakakatamad at walang time magpa-car wash! Hay! Anyways, since sa Sunday na rin ang Pamamanhikan, we decided to order food from a restaurant para dun nalang magpaluto. Konte lang naman kami e. 5 from Rain's side and 3 naman from my side! We ordered relyenong bangus, chopsuey, barbeque and of course a bucket of KFC fried chicken. While my sister naman cooked tuna pasta and mom do the buko salad! So, anong contribution ko?hehehe! Wala! =p I was planning to cook adobo (which is my specialty! magbuhat ba daw ng sariling upuan?! sabi un ni Rain. Syempre love your own!) but siyempre madami na daw kase e. baka hindi nga maubos.
Around 10:45am we left our house for my fitting. It's only 10-15mins away lang from our home kase e. And the sad part, on the way to Veluz, umambon! Grrrr! Kaka-carwash lang tapos umambon na naman! waaaahhh! bad trip diba?! When we arrived there, bungad lang saken, "Ready na ha?" I was just smiling and very nervous. I don't know why!
When we're already inside the room, syempre nasa labas si Rain. Pagka-suot ko na nung "katcha", I ask Niko to call Rain to take a look and of course pictures na rin. Celphone lang nya dala namin. And ang nakakainis pa is nde man lang ako nagsuot ng strapless! Hmp! =( Hindi ko man lang naisip un! Kaya medyo hiya din ako when Rain was taking pictures of me. And to think black pa ung bra ko! hahaha =p Kaya next time! Hay!
Then Veluz attached the sample train that she'll be using. Para ma-feel ko daw kung gano kahaba! And buti nalang at meron siyang sample dun! It's like 4yards. But when she attached the train, wow! ang bigat nya sobra! Or maybe because I'm wearing "katcha" lang and light lang ung tela na un! Basta sabi lang ni Veluz, "Ano? Ok na ba? kaya?". Yeah! Of course, kaya ko naman. I just need to choose the beadworks on the train. Whether to use a white beads or silver. But I want silver, and Veluz also want silver para may glittering effect. She'll use white gazaar kaya un nalang. We'll decide nalang by Aug 4, my 2nd fitting!
After the fitting, we fnalize the cost of the gown! Halos pikit na kami ni Rain nung habang nagko-compute na siya. Sabi namin baka hindi na kami makapag-salita sa mahal. Tawa lang ng tawa si Veluz. Hindi naman daw! hehehe =p We agreed na I'll just shoulder the fabric. She was really kind and honest to tell us kung san kami makakatipid. Oo nga naman if we'll provide the fabric, makaka-save kami ng around 6,000 pesos! O diba? From the initial pricing she did, halos konte lang ang dinagdag namin! Buti nalang! :) Then she gave the sample fabrics that I have to buy as well as kung san ko bibilhin and their corresponding prices per yard. O diba? Pag pumunta daw ako dun at kung minahalan tawagan ko lang daw siya! Galing! When we computed, it's between 3,900-4000 Php lang magagastos ko! Ayos! The, after discussing my gown, sa suit naman ni Rain. However, she don't have the sample yet of the fabric. Though matagal pa naman. Tinatawaran pa namin hehehe! =p (tama ba naman na tipidin?!). We just stayed there for an hour kse dami nya pa a-assist. Dami client ng tita mo! Galing! We left there happy! =p Na-excite tuloy ako sa 2nd fitting! Though I have meet her again before the 2nd fitting to bring the fabric. Un na kase ang gagamitin or isusuot ko sa 2nd fitting! Hay! Lalo akong na-eexcite! =p
Ganda noh?! I really fell in love with this! =p
The sample swatches of the fabrics I have to buy!
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Sunday - Last night, Rain & his family went to our house for the Pamamanhikan. They arrived 6pm. It was scary at first and sobrang nakakakaba!=p But it went well naman! Thank God! Both Rain & I were very nervous that day!
I woke up around 5am. And help with the cleaning! =p Parang nag-general cleaning na nga kami nung saturday palang! Para hindi na masyado maglilinis by sunday! It was so tiring. Because galing pa ako ng work nun. I'm off by 5am from friday shift and by 530am nasa house na kami. Nagluto lang ako ng hotdog, tuna with egg and fried rice. Naglinis lang talaga ako ng house!
Then, around 6pm they arrived. The whole family! Ang kulit nga e. Rain & I have been praying that everything will turn out fine! We had some chitchat first before dinner. However, before pa sila dumating inayos na namin ang table! All I can say is masaya and naging comfortable naman ang family ni Rain sa house namin and with my family. Actually, nagpadagdag din ang mga kakulitan ng mga nephews namin ni Rain - Joshua & Duncan! Ang kukulit. Iyak dito, tawa doon! Instant laruan! hehehe =p
Next step is we need to go to our respective principal sponsor to formaly inform them. We're targeting by the end of August lahat napuntahan na namin. We still have to finalize the list. Kulang pa rin kami ng 2. Hay! =p We have 12 pairs. Ang dami noh?! And also for the same month, we'll meet up and discuss the package we'll get for Edsa Shangri-La, on what to remove and what to add. So we already have an idea what's the total cost of the package. Because by September we'll be paying the 50% of the total package. Grabe! =p And by september, we have to do all the papreworks such as baptismal & birth certificate(with marriage purpose only), marriage license! So that by November, everything is already in place. Relax, relax nalang kami ni Rain! =p

(left to right: Karen, Rain, Mama, Mommy)

Our Family

(left to right: Ian, Cherry & Kuya Junjun, Mama, Mommy, Me & Rain)

 
posted by Rainier & Katrina at 10:15 AM | Permalink |


9 Comments:


  • At 2:57 PM, Blogger mai

    sarap ng feeling ng first fitting ng gown noh? parang kahit kacha pa lang siya, gusto mo ng kumuha ng bouquet at maglakad hehe!

    naks! glad everything went well naman sa pamamanhikan. :D

    happy preps sis!

     
  • At 4:03 PM, Blogger Forever Yang

    omg, i had goosebumps after seeing your video. i dunno why, siguro dahil dun sa haba ng train. i won't be having a long train kasi iba yun fabric ng gown ko. grabe, what can i say? ganda! :)

     
  • At 6:57 PM, Blogger dionne

    taray ng gown! hehe! i'm sure veluz will make it more maganda come the big day. =)

     
  • At 6:50 AM, Blogger Rainier & Katrina

    Thanks mga sis! Oo kaya noh! Sobrang na-inlove ako nung nakita ko yan. Veluz was saying before nya ipakita bka nde daw ako makatulog! hehehe =p Actually, totoo nga nde ako makatulog hehehe!
    Excited na nga din me e!

    Thanks so much mga sis! =p

     
  • At 8:34 AM, Blogger Che

    exciting time of your life ito! i'm sure marami pang more exciting moments. :)

     
  • At 9:45 AM, Anonymous ~tin~

    uy, ang haba ng train mo, sis!!! at, navideohan pa ito! diba, taray? hehehehe.

    glad the pamamanhikan went well. just like us, mejo nakaka-kaba at first pero once may nagbreak ng ice, ok na.. relaxed na lahat.

    dami pa naming kulang! *nginig*

    happy preps din!

     
  • At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Leah

    wow, that is one awesome train! Ang haba! :) I remember mine was undetachable pa.

    Enjoy those fittings! I know how surreal it can be. :)

     
  • At 2:14 PM, Blogger alynn

    wow, haba train sis just like mine...maganda pag haba train especially pag walk down the aisle ka, ganda ng drama...hehehe...naalala ko tuloy first fitting ko...hayyy nakakamiss wedding preps....=(

     
  • At 6:31 AM, Blogger Rainier & Katrina

    Thanks che, tin, leah & alynn!

    Oo nga e. I fell inlove with the train agad. Nung pinakita agad ni Veluz...waahhh! nde ko na makalimutan! =p

    Thanks mga sis!