Wednesday, October 27, 2010

10-25-2010 is my Brother's (wedding)

*Long wordy post guys... Just a head's up.


My parents and sister already went to Olongapo Saturday to spend the weekend there, while I need to enroll for my subjects this 2nd semester. I’m going back to school, as per my mom’s request. It was rather, hard decision since I was supposed to be with husband at Glorietta for the opening of Nokia store for the releasing of Nokia N8. However, we were informed that our chair person/ adviser will only be there until 2pm, so I’m sad not being able to go with husband since he was really excited with the phone.

Sunday, we decided to catch a mass first at Megamall, then I went to Cubao to catch a bus at Victory Liner. It was rather a bad moment for me since the Victory Liner I went to was only servicing a route to Cagayan. The ticket officer told me that the bus to Olongapo was on the other side; walking distance. Thanks to my instinct to ask another guy, he said I need to take a bus. True enough it was walking distance; if you’re a giant. I was then relieved that I was able to take the 4:30 trip and good thing that mom’s prediction of the bus stations being crowded; not true. I wasn’t able to sleep so I just watched Bleach series.

Their famous tacos and we tried the enchilada.

When I arrived , my sister and family friends picked me up and went to The Coffee Shop (too original) house of the biggest (not to mention delicious) Tacos in Olongapo. We then went back to the hotel where they were staying and took a rest. Thank God for they have WIFI so I was able to do some net surfing.

I took a warm bath and slept in a nice cuddly bed with a cuddly comforter. I wish husband was there. Sigh. Oh, husband can’t attend the wedding because when they have a class; they can’t file leaves.

Next day, without washing our faces, even combing our hair, we went to the cafe and ate our breakfast; while taking our pictures. My brother and I then went to the barber shop for a nice clean shave. We then went back to the hotel for lunch, and photo shoot. It was rather nice to see my brother and my parent’s photo shoot. I joined in and then joined with the en

tourage. We were not informed that we need to bring shades, because the photographer has this theme “Men in Barong.” Other relatives and family friends from Laguna came around 2pm and went inside; it was raining. A couple of photoshoots here and there and merienda of espasol from Bulacan and Los Banos Buko Pie for them. Around 3:30, the immediate family members were called for the family portrait. I was really thinking of “Nanay” that time and I jokingly asked where she was.

*Sisters? Haha!

First Family? LOL.

Inside the Van. EMOTE!

Around 3:30ish, we then prepared going to the chapel where the wedding will be held. It was really, literally jam packed! The chapel was literally small, just the size of almost 2 classrooms. IT was nice though, intimate, and the decorations is really “Ate Thet” style. What made my eyes widened next was what the wedding coordinator told me; “You’ll be the first to walk.” I thank my dad and mum for sharing their kapal muks genes. I then started to

walk, as they said, not to fast, not to slow. I then waited for dad, mom and kuya in front of the altar. I was taking pictures/video in front, too bad for the wedding photographers, they were having a hard time taking pictures with me TAKING pictures as well at the same time with husband’s digicam. Hahaha!!

The advantage of the Best Man; up close and personal with the Bride and Groom!

After the mass and the ceremony ended, I got pissed with my nephew who then again in his bratty mode. He won’t go in front for the pictorial. I went to brother in law and told him to get Icez in front and gave him, you-D*%K-who-don’t-know-how to-raise-your-own-kid look. I was soooooo pissed! Since husband wasn’t there, I just focused on being the BEST Man I can be, and did my job.

The Convention Center

We then went to the Convention Center and took a rest on our table; Table #3, which later was announced that the number will be called on who will eat first! Wahoo!! The food was wahoo!! The program started hosted by Ate Thet's friend. I felt bad because the script for the program was programmed in a way that there are music that will be played when a word/cue was mentioned, but they weren't listening so the hosts have to SAY OUT LOUD the track number just for the sound system people to play the track. Epic Fail!

My plate.

the cake with the cupcake giveaways. Yes, its a big LV bag,and the cup cake designs were little LVbags too!

The program went on and I forgot all about the Best Man’s toast! I just asked the wedding coordinator and said I just need to wish them the usual happiness blah blah’s. There were videos of their childhood, then the video during the wedding to the reception and the cinematography was nice! I wish I could get a copy of the video right there and then, but of course. I can’t. I was then preparing myself since the speeches were starting and when my brother already started thanking people and everyone else, that gave me a sign that I won’t be giving my speech. A bit disapointed yes, but I'm happy that husband loved my speech and my sister and family friend Charmie gave me a thumb's up too.

Another highlight of the event was for the Single Men and Ladies to do the Garter and Bouquet thingie. There was actually a twist; to win the "garter," you need to consume/drink a baby bottle filled with water and the first one who drinks the most wins. Meanwhile, Kuya played a trick that as he was getting the garter from Ate Thet, he pulled out a red bikini! Everybody laughed as Kuya always plays pranks like that. Then, it was time for the ladies. What interested them was the one who will win the contest; will get an original LV bag. I wish I was one of those! LOL. It was actually not so fun, because there were 5 ribbons tied in the bouquet and they just need to pull it. Whoever has the last ribbon still tied to the bouquet wins. The pranks didn't stop there. The guy who won in the contest was blindfolded and the girl was replaced by my brother's bestfriend. The guy was surprised that he was about to kiss another guy!

I was surprised when I went to the men's comfort room to see this inside. It's so Ate Thet!

The give away for primary sponsors and entourage.

After the program, I got a couple of cupcakes and LV mini cakes and waited for their signal to go home. I was a bit pissed (again) because mom told me to look after the Wedding gifts (there were times before, when a couple of waiters took some of their own), but then, they will call me and asked me to join them for the photo booth shots. Anyway, it ended well, and went home, but my cousin (father side) with her husband and daughter asked me to join them for a cup of coffee.

I need to release these negative vibes so I joined them. I told them the tales about me and Jeff and how my relatives came to know about it. They also shared a couple of gay stories and I offered how many married guys and boys with girlfriends are also into boys now. We ended the night well and went home. I was excited to post the pictures, but the hotel's internet was not able to post everything. I slept for two hours before we went back to Manila.

Monday, October 18, 2010

10-10-10 is MINE

Cannelloni pasta at Eat and Go

I was supposed to print a “personalized shirt” for that, but my creativity only pops up once in a while.

October 10, 2010 is my birthday celebration, 26th celebration to be exact. I never had any “fantastic” celebrations of my birthday that I can remember except now. Since October 10, 2010 is the Loyalty Day of UPLB, during elementary there were no classes, so no celebration at school ever happened.

God is just plain good to me, he made me celebrate my birthday; when I was most financially uptight, and I enjoyed it

Saturday night before my birthday, I celebrated it with my husband and just ate at eat and go at megamall; I was about to order my favourite: Cannelloni, but since I have a discount on their main entrée, I have to change.

We went home and slept early since Sunday will be the day.

I took my family (mom,dad, my brother and sister), future sister in law, brother in law, cousin, uncle, bestfriend Baluga and husband for an eat all you can feast at Resorts World. The catch? Besides the no taking of pictures inside... The eat all you can breakfast was only up until 10am, and kids are a no no. So I owe my niece and nephew a separate treat, plus, they have to be early there since they are first time registrants so there still is the registration process and since me, husband and my elder brother are already members, I have to pay full for our meal; 400php plus per meal. I was teasing husband that I won’t eat anymore since it’s way too expensive if I’ll eat too. He was red mad, and I guess God’s gift to me too; every referral entitles me to a 25 rebate stub. They’re about 12 all in all, so I paid for my meal, almost half. Not bad!

I was also surprised that their honeycured bacon was not there! I was like ?!!?!?!? Jeff was also disappointed because that’s what we were so proud of; the pail of honeycured bacons.. (no kidding!) Anyway, they still did enjoy it and after the meal, they still can’t believe it’s only for 88php (plus tax) per meal. After they ate, they played at the slot machine since their signing up entitles them for a 100 free token at the slot machine. Meanwhile, I was still enjoying feeding the alligator inside me around 4 plates of meals; since my sister ate the other one and since it was already 5 minutes to 10, I got shy. Hihihi!!

After the breakfast, I thought they’ll still go to MOA, but they decided to go home, they left me with the big, no… the huge… no… the gigantic cake from Mernels as a treat for my MCC family and treat to my colleagues.

We also dropped by the St Therese Basilica near that place and we took a quick prayer, a wish and a couple of pictures. Lord, yung promise mo na maging milyonaryo ako, before 30... Wehehehe!!

The basilica; there was a wedding going on..

My future sister in law I love so much!

My husband I love love so much!

My brother who was on his way to Trinoma to run errands for his upcoming wedding (separate post), dropped us by our place with Balugang bestfriend. I was soooooo sleepy that time and took a nap, woke up with a nightmare (I wasn’t able to catch the MCC mass where I’m supposed to give the homily that day). Thank God it was just a dream. We then prepared to go to Trinoma since brother needs me to deliver an invitation for someone in Mandaluyong. We went there, look for Fix Salon and signed up, went to KFC and ate something to feed my alligators in my stomach and met up with brother, left the invitation, and went on ahead to Olongapo. He asked about my speech, I said I already started it, but honestly I haven’t thought of anything that time! I was about to answer him back if I could still make it as a 2nd bridesmaid, wahaha!!

My MCCph Family...

We went back to Mandaluyong; husband went to Megamall to attend the mass while I went home to get the cake, and off I went to MCC mass. I was disheartened to see less than 20 people there, where last week it was a puffing 30 + people. Good thing Francis was back! He’s an old member where I first witnessed their first gay blessing and gay wedding aka Holy Union. The mass started and I was still praying to HIM that I hope what HE told me was correct and what I will share to them was what HE wants me to SAY. Yes my dear friends, my pastor asked me as a birthday tribute; for me to share homily that Sunday. It was rather, an honor for me to have a moment where everybody will listen to what I’m gonna say; to share the WORD of GOD. It was with the theme a grateful stranger from the Bible verse Luke 17:11-19. Thanks to OLIVE TREE .com, I was able to study the bible and pray for it everyday. We then celebrated near the eatery and ate the cake there. It was really heartwarming to see them eat the special choco cake with yema filling inside. Thanks to them, I had a second family that accepted me who I really am, without prejudice and discrimination. Where you can sing ala Mariah and Whitney and no one will give you that raised eyebrows.

After the mass, I went back to Megamall to meet up with husband. We roamed around some more and went home... The day ended well... I thought it was all, but God really surprised me some more...

One of my favorite things!

After the eat all you can, elder brother and future sister in law gave me an original Girbaud wallet, which actually made me smile. One, they know what gifts to give; two, they didn't know I'm not fond of big wallets since I already lost a couple. So husband's eyes brightened since he knows he'll have it. My colleague who just came from Macau gave me chopsticks and another colleague gave me a leather bracelet; she didn't know as well how I love bracelets so much...

Second, you know I'm not fond of shoes, but for some reason, God moved in his own mysterious ways to give me this.

Husband dis approved of me buying the one on the left because he thinks it's "jologs." However, everyone knows how I dress up; anything out of the ordinary, that's why he approved of me buying this as a birthday gift for myself.I took these pictures Saturday after me and my orgmates/colleagues had our breakfast at The Fort. I went to Gilorietta to hunt for this. I took a couple of pictures so I could show my financial adviser husband if I can buy this

and this

When I was trying them on, I noticed there was another one that God gave me... It's not yet finished but it made me smile, my hardwork is paying off bit by bit... Here's OUR gift to you guys... Enjoy... hehehe.. Exclusive to my blog friends...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Colleague 01 slash Friend :Lagi na kayong nag aaway these past few days and weeks ng husband mo, lagi nalang kwento mo at sa facebook mo , magkaaway kayo… Ano pa ang kinakatuwa mo sa kanya?


Yeah, these past few days, I’ve observed that husband and I’ve been fighting more than the usual. When he got mad a couple of weeks ago, (jealousy), he was cold to me for a week, and I think that was the reason why both of us weren't able to sleep. Recently, because he failed to get the measurements at home for our cabinets, table and laundry pole that mum was asking us, and he never mentioned that he didn’t understand mum’s text message. The next day, we have our anniversary party for our department and he was asking about it via text. He said I never replied, but I resend the message. I was really red mad that day. Add the fact that Friday morning, I have to take a quick nap at the office due to the work stress and office politics tension and all that jazz. I have to sleep it over and when I woke up, that’s what will wake me up.

Saturday, I went to attend the mass at Greenbelt chapel and was MORE confused, 'coz that’s what I do whenever I’m facing these kinds of dilemma. Through the homily, HE speaks to me, on what to do, however this time, I was confused. What about angels and children as intercessors? I just thanked HIM that I was able to unwind in HIS place, because before I went there, God only knows how many evil plans I have to get my revenge on husband; worse, when I get back, it’s so evil, I know he'll hate me for it. I then went to Coffee Bean to wait for Kian for our anniversary celebration of our department that afternoon and just killed the time surfing the net.

We ate and laughed our hearts out, thanks to my crazy team and all the photos, one liners, and internal jokes, that eased my mind on what happened, and made me miss him… I went home and was surprised he’s gone; I thought he went home to Laguna. I texted him and apparently, he went to the office. I woke up and hugged him and kissed him.

I just miss the old times that even if we’re already a couple, we still gave each other something; just like everyday’s a new day. I’m still thankful though for him being sweet, that whenever we sleep, when we cuddle, you’ll feel the comfort of an angel hugging you, for snoring so softly that it’ll make you smile, for the warm hugs and giggly kisses, for the laughs whenever I make funny sounds and funny faces.

I’m still waiting for that day to come (soon), when we’re both comfortable with each other, enough to say EVERYTHING, just like a bestfriend, when we can bond like brothers and love like a FAMILY.