Friday, 25 February 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Leek

Let me tell you first how much I love my friend Melay and how I wanted to get to their wedding.  The wedding is in Nasugbu Batangas, the reception in Tagaytay, Macy did my make up in Cavite and I live in Quezon City.  I woke up late on the day of the wedding.  I normally wake up at 6AM to have a chat and coffee with Lorraine instead I woke up at half past 7AM, left at half past 8AM, reached the MRT at 9AM, took the bus to Baclaran, took another bus to Talaba, from Talaba, I took a jeep to Molino and Macy picked me up from there.  I changed 7 times just to get to Macy's and we drove for an hour and a half to get to Caleruega.

Melay instructed us to arrive 20 minutes before the ceremony started.  Macy, Edgar and I saw her arrived in the bridal car.  She radiated happiness.  I've never seen a bride so happy.  Her image is forever etched in my mind.  

At 3PM everyone was ready apart from the priest who arrived late and Melay's friend who arrived after the ceremony.  It was actually okay if she wasn't part of the wedding entourage but she was the person assigned to the light candle.  The coordinator asked me to do the candle instead.  Whilst on our way, I told Edgar and Macy that I don't wanna do the candle and was thankful that as a bridesmaid, I don't really have anything to do in the wedding.  I was wrong.  Hahaha!  

I cried on the first sight of Melay walking down the aisle.  I anticipated it but I didn't know that I would be that happy and instead of tears of joy, I had hagulgol of joy.  I wonder how will I do on Joana's wedding.  :P  
The priest was good but over the top.  His homily was long.  He should have edited some of his speech and should have sang once.  The only thing I remembered apart from his bad singing was - ordinary things remain ordinary until we found that special someone that makes it extra-ordinary or something like that.  He showed photos of Bike - Markus thought Melay how to cycle in Lake District,  Lager, their first drink was in a pub, I think it was oakford in Reading, Longsilog, Melay cooked filo meals with Markus.  I was expecting Balut cause Macy and Edgar made him eat balut the night after their date in Reading.  In one part of the wedding, Melay was supposed to say "yes father" but she said "I do!" instead which made everyone laughed.  After the wedding, we were allowed to take photos of the newly weds and I broke down when I saw them.  Melay instructed me not to cry as she didn't want to cry so I had to leave and calm down.  Hahahaha!

Macy, Edgar and I left after dinner as I need to go home to Novaliches and my right is badly infected.  I think I might have a conjunctivitis or eye infection and Macy needs to go home to their new born baby.  We left at 8PM and I got home at 12 midnight.

If I love you, I'll do anything for you and this is how I love my friend Melay.  I travelled 8 hours yesterday just to go to her wedding and I prayed hard to delay my conjunctivitis which is acting up for 4 days now.

Enjoy the photos of the newly weds.  :)  I still cry looking at their photos.

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Saturday, 19 February 2011

UP Fair 2011

It was my first time to be on a concert backstage and to be honest, the only good thing about it - taking photos with the artists and interacting with them.  Every groupies dream.  :P

When I was in Uni, my cousins and I would frequently go to UP Fair.  Scratch that, we would go to every concert imaginable.  We always went on big groups, mostly men.  But I never felt, not even once, unsafe.  My cousins looked after us.  Thanks.  :)

UP Fair is so different this year.  Gone were the "bakal boys" days, less posers and "pa-alamat na tao", more booths and it was almost organised minus the long delays last night.  UP Fair last night felt different.  I blame the fact that we were on the backstage.  I'd rather be in the crowd but that was just me.

Last night was the night of classics, Razorback, Greyhoundz, Giniling Festival and Sugarfree was there.  We were lucky as it was Sugarfree's last UP Fair.  They are disbanding after 12 years of being together.  :(   It was good seeing them for the last time.

Has any of you been to UP Fair?  

 So groupie ko naman here.  I wanted to take photo with Razorback's front man kaso I was intimidated.  I took this shot so it was a bit blurred.  Akala ko kasi nasa likod ko lang si Lorraine.  Pinangatawanan ko na.  Good thing it turned out okay.  :P
Shitttt!  Naghubad ang front man ng Callalily.  LOL!


I feel really tired last night and I am still tired this morning.  Sooooo unfit!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Sitting, Sh*tting and Waiting

I am unemployed for almost a year now.  It was fun at first, I didn't have any responsibilities, I don't have to wake up early in the morning, work on weekends, do my house chores in between and I can go travelling any time I want to.  I thought this is the thing that I want but it's not.  Clearly, I wasn't fit to be called the lady of leisure.  I actually hate it when people labelled me as one.  It was my choice yes but it is a difficult one.

I left work for one massive reason that I am not gonna talk about here.  Everyone knows what it is and I won't explain either.  I had the whole year explaining to everyone.  I actually dread attending functions and answering "what do you do now" question.  It was always followed by a long explanation about why I am not working.  Sometimes, I felt the need to lie but I refrain to.  I am not a good liar.  I sweat when I lie and I can't even keep a secret.  So when people say, "Oh, you are a lady of leisure."  I just politely smile.

I can't sleep well last night.  There are a lot of things going on my mind.  They weren't sad thoughts.  Just, how am I gonna make money.  I miss having steady income.  My webstore's income is not enough for me.  I have daily expenses that I need to take care of.  I have two choices, take a job that will pay well or take a job that I like.  I can't have both here in the Philippines.  I either have to have a good connection or a long working experience. I am still dreaming of working in the fashion industry.  That's what I've always wanted to do and will work hard for it.  But I have problem finding a company that will actually invest and see my potential.  I started applying work today.  3 of the most reputable companies in the Philippines.  I won't settle for less now.  I will try and get a job in the best company there is in the country and get a solid experience.  The past 2 years of my life ruined my CV but I don't have regrets.  I made my choice.  

I am prioritising my work and career now.  Hopefully, everything will work out.  

Friday, 4 February 2011

Things To Do

I am the worst procrastinator that you'll meet.  Seriously, I have to be jailed for it.  There are things that I must do in 3 days time.

1.  Clean up my closet.
2.  Look for more things to sell on my webstore.
3.  Do my laundry.  The washing machine is still broken and I am not built to do handwash.  I can't ask someone to do my laundry as I don't trust anyone's hand touching my stuff.  :P

I know, too simple but I am too lazy.  KILL ME!

Army Navy

I like trying out new restaurants so when my friend Egg suggested Army Navy which I haven't been, I said yes straight away.  She said she heard a lot of positive reviews about their burritos.  The burrito was just okay.  It was nice at first but it was lacking the black bean taste, the fresh veggies -peppers, tomatoes(although this is a fruit :)),onions- that you normally find in burritos and the meat was frozen.  Maybe I've expected it to be like The Mission where everything is prepared right in front your eyes.  But then again, Filos don't like waste and it was cheap so maybe, I should have lowered my expectations.  Sorry Egg, I know you told me not to blame you if I don't like the meal.  Hahahaha!

After the meal, we did the usual, walked, window shopped and chatted.  We were together for almost 7 hours!  She wanted to see Burlesque but I saw it the previous day when I went out on my own.  It was by the way, AMAZING!  Bearing in mind that I like musicals.  

Egg, it was nice seeing you!  Let's go on a girly date again!  :D

Sorry I posted this photo.  This is more like my angle.  :P
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