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Almost a year ago, we went on a 10-hour bus and 2-hour boat ride to experience paradise, :) 

A month after our wedding, the reality of marriage is sinking in. From the mundane things - sunog na tocino, 1st attempt at sinigang, plato shopping at Ikea dahil wala kaming pag-aari dito sa SG to the big things like decisions to be made about our future. But one thing’s for sure, it can only be great!  

From our family and friends, to our suppliers who have been nothing but awesome, ang galing niyong lahat!

Church: San Antonio De Padua
Officiating Priest: Father Elso Nalangan
Preparation and Reception: The Hills At Silang
Catering: Neil’s Kitchen
Photo, Video and Photo Booth: Mark de Guzman Wedding Photography and Films
Secondary Photography: Manny and April Photography
Couturier: Mitch Desunia Haute Couture
Hair and Make-Up: Jen Delica
Florist: Floral Artist by Joel Faller
Lights and Sounds: Jsminasoundsystem
On the Day Coordination: Events Plus c/o Rea Brolagda
Couple’s Area Styling: Scentacreations Eventstyling
Bridal Car: Laguna LoveDub Bridal Car
Invitation Layout and Copy: Mark Ngo and Denise Nicole Oyog
Monogram: Bleps Dapo
DIY Bouquet, Wrist Corsage and Boutonnieres: Geli P. Visenio
Ring and Coin Pillows: Partycraftessentials
Wedding Rings: Odhes Garcia
Guest Souvenirs: Catherine FabreoCarla Pineda and Becky Santos
Secondary Groom/Ever Reliable Driver, Taga-Buhat at Lahat na: Jondy Viray
Principal Sponsors and Entourage 
Reception Host: Joy Siy
Lector and Commentator: Sol Romero and Ani Hila
Pre-Wedding Meals and Lechon: Josie San Miguel and family
Band: Rhoderick Taino
Bridesmaids Kit: Katchacanvas
Save-the-Date Audio Recording: Butch Tayao
Honeymoon Accommodation: AYANA Resort and Spa Bali

So again, we want to thank you for joining us as we celebrate our relationship’s #tagumpay.  All we wanted was a light and fun wedding but you guys blew us away with your love and enthusiasm. Salamat sa pag-iyak at pag-tawa kasama namin  Of course, won’t be possible without God’s endless blessings!  

From the San Miguels,
Gel and Eunice

Domestikits 101

I don’t know how moms do it. To be so caring, so thoughtful, so quick to address the needs of others day in, day out for the rest of their lives? How?

Drum roll! A few days from now, I’ll be celebrating the monthsary of my short but sweet stint as a full-pledged housewife. Never thought it would be possible but I survived this seemingly daunting task of being a domestic diva. 

From the first time I got hold of that knife to cut vegetables and cook sinigang with a lot of help from the internet, the days that followed felt like a breeze. One dish led to another and now I feel like I can do anything! Haha! Kidding!  image 

Of course sometimes sweeping the floor, doing the laundry can still be such a drag but you’ll be amazed how your system can cope up so fast that soon enough, chores become like clockwork. 

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There are days when I feel like WTF am I doing here? But definitely, the days when I am thankful to the Lord that I get to have this break outnumber those little bursts of boredom and insanity. Hmmm… If I think about it, I don’t really get bored haha! Still got my hands full and it’s not as if I just sit around the whole day ‘cause I have to make sure the house is clean and there’s food to feed the working husband. 

Though it seems easy (and fun), I am still in awe how wives/mothers do it like it’s second nature to them. I only have Gel who’s a fully functional adult who I can ask to fry the spring rolls if I feel like it. I’m not even forced to wake up in the morning to prepare his breakfast because the night owl in me just won’t let me. Still a long way to go before I can be a Martha Stewart but I guess I’m off to a good start, right? :)

Don’t mind getting goofy with you everyday :) 12 days to go! 

Don’t mind getting goofy with you everyday :) 12 days to go! 

I’m feeling some kind of shame and remorse right now. In the grand scheme of things where lives and survival are at stake, here we are dealing with print ad deadlines and TV boards. For what? To sell. If only I can divert all the energy I have right now to help, to be human, to be able to make a dent to just one person’s life. But no, there are products to advertise. Damn, consumerism.

Perhaps, something like this? 

Perhaps, something like this? 

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Yes, YOU. Mister. 

Yes, YOU. Mister. 

(Source: theskeletonofme, via thelandlockedmariner-deactivate)

5 months to go!

A few tumblings away ‘til our wedding and thank God it’s slowly coming to life! :) Thanks to my account management training, getting things organised is easy peasy - for now! This feels like one major production and I’m preparing for the biggest campaign of my life. 

The Church: San Antonio de Padua in Silang is all set! 

The Reception, Pre-Wedding Preparation Venue and Caterer: The Hills in Silang — booked!

My Mood Board: Done since time immemorial.

Gown and Suit c/o Mitch Desunia: Designs are ready but we’ve yet to fit. I am reminded to diet, diet, diet. Kaso ang tagal pa naman eh! :)

Pre-Nup Pictures: Winner! Will share on a different post. It’s one of the best things I’ve prepared in life, of course, with our awesome photographers and multi-tasking friends, plus the fact that I have the most game, most spontaneous husband to be. (Ermm… Did I just say husband?Haha)

Pre-Cana Seminar: It was quite a struggle to find one but hooray San Agustin Church for being a lifesaver! 

A couple more things to book:

1. Mobile Bar

2. Wedding Band

3. Wedding Coordinators

4. Invitation

5. Entourage Gowns

6. Paperworks! 

Luckily, I’m not yet stressed out :) YET being the operative word. I’m actually enjoying the planning! Much more because I have a load of friends helping me out. Whew, thank God for friends! :) 

Happy birthday babe! Here’s to us blowing your birthday cake together because oh well. Sucks being apart. Can’t wait to see you!!! Umuwi ka na baby! Love you mucho! 😘

Happy birthday babe! Here’s to us blowing your birthday cake together because oh well. Sucks being apart. Can’t wait to see you!!! Umuwi ka na baby! Love you mucho! 😘

A girl always seems super cool ‘til she becomes your girl

— Based on a true story

Too early for throwback Thursday but can’t wait any longer. This picture is just too cute. Taken from 7 years ago, oh my they’ve grown! You know you’re getting old when they’re already this big but you still think they’re lil kids. 😘 (at The Grove Rockwell)

Too early for throwback Thursday but can’t wait any longer. This picture is just too cute. Taken from 7 years ago, oh my they’ve grown! You know you’re getting old when they’re already this big but you still think they’re lil kids. 😘 (at The Grove Rockwell)

Why hello there Tumblr!

It’s been a while. I’m a fallen soldier today with sore limbs and without voice so I spent the whole day at home. ‘Tis one of the rare moments when I have time in my hands and I actually managed to do a lot of the small but life-essential things like: 

  1. Eat a complete meal without having to check my phone in between bites.
  2. Play and argue with my niece
  3. Chit-chat with my mommy
  4. Watch TV! Oh how I miss being a couch potato. I was surprised to see new teen stars on TV, realizing I don’t know anyone and seeing the teen stars of my generation playing mommy/daddy roles already. I feel so old!
  5. Play some songs
  6. Scrub my bathroom tiles
  7. Clear up my toiletries and realize that I hoard quite a lot. To my dismay, saw that a lot have expired including skin care products. What a waste!

With time in my hands, can’t help but over-think. Things I wanna do, things I wanna try. It will never end, right? We always aspire for things we don’t have. Such is life, I guess. It’s a never-ending journey that’s why we don’t ever stop. I’m pretty much happy how my life is going, a crazy beautiful family, great love, true friends and a promising career. But of course, like every psychotic person in us, we have to shake the equilibrium. What else will make life exciting? 

Almost late 20s, gah! I’m panicking on things I’ve left undone as if the zombie apocalypse is happening tomorrow. So little time, so much to do. Might as well list it down, whisper it to the universe and claim it. Yes, I am so claiming it.

  1. Our happy little wedding (kilig) and ultimately, a rock-solid marriage :)
  2. Buy a mothereffin* house. I’m not even sure if what the BF and I are doing now has promise. I hope so. The money is no joke. Money is equivalent to all the hours I’ve almost lost my sanity. I pray to the gods that this thing pans out well.
  3. Work that will not eat the 8-12 midnights of my life so that I can still have time for life. Let it still be advertising please. May ganito ba?!?!
  4. Travel to far off places (daring sword fights, magic spells and a prince in disguise).
  5. Yoga, the primary reason being I want to learn how to do a headstand.

A friend of mine posted this status a few minutes ago, super timely.

'Fickle, adj: The constant questioning of whether what you have is enough and what you want is the right thing to have.'

You and me. Us. All fickle. 

Gel has been obsessing that we do our pre-nup in the rain. If it gets to be as romantic as this, I guess why not? 

Gel has been obsessing that we do our pre-nup in the rain. If it gets to be as romantic as this, I guess why not? 

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