"Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry." -Tom Mullen

Hello Universe!

Welcome ... henceforth, will be mostly about Our Story and hopefully more decades of stories ahead of us,
in this now-life-long journey of marriage, and yeah, maybe that includes all the bling-blings in between. =)

About 10 yrs of long (and sometimes twisted) engagement...then just got civilly married in 2009...
and we just did it again in a church, exactly a year after --- last 28th of July 2010 @ 3pm
---a dream come true vintage themed wedding!!! Hooray!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tomorrow, tomorrow...♥♥♥

I can't wait to post what I've just done so here it is!!! =)

Click to play this Smilebox scrapbook: Our Story. The Wedding

Coz tomorrow marks our 1 month of being Mr♥Mrs Minerva.
How time flies amazingly! Wooop-wooopeeey!

That sooo blissful feel keeps lingering every time I look at our quite-a-wedding-album!!!

Can't wait even more to get married again!!! Haha! for next year's reel deal ---
the church wedding this time back home in Cebu!!!..
and yes, a bit crowded by then with the rest of the families and friends!!! Weeeeh!!!

Hapi Hapi!!! Spreadin' ♥♥♥!!!

Special note:
Thanks to my friend Aimee Wright for sharing this SmileBox idea. She created the first version of this as a surprise after our wedding! =)
Thanks to my dearest friends/photographers: Bontic, Tet and Vanny! Weeeh!
Pictures post-processed by Me.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Onto the mat...

Hurray...I have finally enrolled to Yoga and started classes yesterday, so for starters like me, I need to try therapy yoga first before the really complex ones. And yeah, other than the health benefits of Yoga, I was only convinced to enroll because of my aching back. =(

But hurray now because even on the first class(where I came 10mins late teehee), I can feel the great help it can soon bring to me and take off worries from the hubby who keep listening to my rants. Haha! I am prayin' to get well very soon so I can go back to my other mat too...the dojo mat for my Aikido classes which I have left and missed badly even more. *sniff*

Yay! guess what? I managed to blog this out...my lazy brain working out! Woot! *wink*

'Errr' moments...

There goes the start of missing and late blogging ...Hah!
I sure did mention on my first post that I cannot promise to keep up with this site..LOL!

But but....because this Friday marks our 1st month being blissfully married, I am working on a simple scrapbook-slideshow kinda thing, oh which an idea I got from my friend Aimee Wright. Weeeeeeeeh! And yet to explore that software too for more other sets I can come up! Hmmmm so far, it's kinda easy and fun to play with!!!

Although I have this "plan" to really handcraft our own adventure book,too..if you've seen UP movie, you know which one I meant. *wink* So until then, if procrastination doesn't hit me, that will still be on the 'yet-to-start-project-list' ..teehee!!!

Hmmm, my friend Bevlee suggested too that I start posting my 'nice finds' in the blog. So, adding that to my 'to-blog-about-list' too. I can smell Mr Procastination whispering. Errrr. Go away! Hah!!!

Oh well, today's not-so-busy-day at work so that's why I got the focus to write here again. Although I still got the pending draft to my travelogue to the honeymoon Phi Phi trip undone. Errr again. Maybe I'll go and skip it and move on....or maybe not.

Ciao, laterz.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sawadee, Phi Phi!!!

So what comes after a wedding?
Ha-ha-honeymoon trip of course! Weeeeeeeeeeh!

We booked the tickets long time ago and since then, I've been checking Phuket Weather Blog. Teehee! And ever since working and living in Singapore for over a year now, the beach life has never been the same compared to the life in the sunny beaches of Cebu. So, after waiting in vain, it was but a perfect idea to have our island get-away for our honeymoon. I'm probably the more excited one as the 'hubby' is not as freaky as I am when it comes to samba under the sun. But I am sure he's more than excited about something else,too. Ha ha ha.

On the day of our flight last July 30 8:55am, we prayed hard the weather will conspire us ---- and Thank YOU again Mr Universe, it sure did all throughout the 3-day trip! Wooopeeey!

It was a 1.5hr plane ride from SG to Phuket, so we arrived roughly around 11am. We had to travel another 1hr taxi ride from the airport to the Rasada pier by then (that cost us only 100 baht/pax). We paid ahead for our boat tickets at the airport for about 800 baht (2-way Phuket-PhiPhi Island). [Trip tip: We realized that you can actually just buy 1 way and save more buying a cheaper return ticket when you're in the island.] We lounged around the pier where all the rest of other passengers were also waiting. Funny how we noticed we were the only 'not-Caucasian' there and always mistaken as one of the 'locals' as Thai people totally were similar to Filipinos. Even the whole country side was too familiar back home, except the scribblings/ads everywhere are written the Thai way (which actually made me dizzy in trying to read it LOL).

By the time for our boarding, which was 230pm, I was feelin' delirious already and can't wait to see how Phi Phi will mesmerize me. Hehehe. The boat trip was another 2 hrs ride, half the time I was eyes-wide gazing over the ocean and the other half, catching more sleep. Oh, you wonder what the hubby was doing? Playing Soduko on his phone. LOL!!!

When the boat was approaching the Phi phi islands, I had to get out of the sun deck area and be greatly awed with what I was seeing. Gawwwwwd, I wished we're never going home. Hahaha

Off we went our way to unpack to our very nice bungalow-style hotel room (all worth for only 1750 baht/night) which was peeking over the beach itself. Woot woot!!!

As it was already late afternoon, we didn't dip yet as much as how tempting it was already since we wanted to find our way first to the whole island.

So what better way to spend the rest of the afternoon?

And singing..."Will you still love me...tomorrow?"

More juicy photos coming up soon...Weeeeeeeeeeh!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Wedding, Finally!

But first, here's a little playback.

So when did we start planning the wedding?
I know it seemed sudden to some and a BIG surprise to most but we decided right when we ask ourselves "why not?" and maybe another thought too was "Isn't it about time finally after more than 9 years?" LOL!

Of course, like any other long engagements, we've been through a lot together and I need not to really mention every page of the story right? Haha. What's more important is the "NOW" and the days ahead where we both can grow together even with our differences and learn to love more each other like never before.

After receiving blessings from our parents, we applied for a civil matrimony first through ROM and had a DIY planning. (Thanks for the inspiration and advices from a friend Dee who did their wedding through ROM as well early this year and the great assistance from my BFFs Mae (in Cebu) and Yvon (in SG). And since I wanted it to be held somewhere near a beach/garden, the Pasir Ris Park (Singapore) which was a few minutes away from the house was just perfectly right and FREE to use. We actually bought our wedding bands about a few months ago (May 2009) and even before that, I was itchy to wear my ring already. Haha. We found the best dining place also, only a few minutes walk from our venue --- so the beachy-feel I love was already there and the food was all just perfect,too.

And Yes, I'm probably the simplest Bride-in-Green you'll know so far (with less make up and shoes from my sponsor Nina weeeh!) and everyone else was in White. Why? ---well, Why not?. Teehee! I'll have my turn to wear the White one soon anyway, a year later as planned for our church wedding to be held in Cebu. That will be another exhilarating adventure soon! And wait, does that still make me a Bride-to-be? Hahaha *winks to Tishoo*

So anyhoo, when the BIG TUESDAY 28th of July, 2009 finally came, I can't avoid getting all jittery about weather conditions and all (some other group of people had even used our venue ahead of us as it was a first-come-first use-basis, huhuh, good thing they gave way to us) Oh great God, THANK YOU. Grateful with our only 7 witnesses (as 1 was late, hmp!), we finallyyyyyyyyyyyyy said our "I Do's" (with a little drama) right in the middle of the park. Many thanks to the very kind Minister, Mrs Belen for solemnizing the event. We wished our families and more of our friends were here but oh well, it was after all, what we considered a final rehearsal. LOL!!! So we'll hopefully see more witnesses by 2010! Woot!

So much more to say and to be thankful for (Mr. UNIVERSE most importantly). I just can't really describe more how amazing it all turned out. *BIGGEST GRIN*

More photos will be uploaded soon here and @ Facebook.
Photo taken by: Bontic
Post-processed: me
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