Tuesday, April 1

Alive Again

image from HERE thanks!


After my scheduled WFH today I went to the mall to withdraw and do some walking (and reward myself with some Potato Corner fries. Guilty pleasure.) Ended up in a bookstore and got depressed when I realized I have not bought a book and completed reading a book since early last year. Wow. So I spent 30 minutes just browsing around the store. I promised myself that after all the wedding preparations, I will go back to reading. Okay, maybe after the wedding na lang. I'll just end up making my eye-bags bigger if I start reading before the wedding because I have the habit of not putting down a book if it's really interesting. So there, promise number 1. 

Next activity was to cleanup my old email accounts. Got to the email where this blog is linked to. Got to check on the blog and saw that my last post was from August of last year. The post where I officially started to countdown to our wedding day. Re-read a number of other entries and realized how much I love writing (and earning from writing too.) So here comes promise number 2. I promise to write more. Not because I want/need extra moolah but simply because it makes me happy. I can just imagine my older self reading back to these entries and being thankful that I wrote down memories I can look back to. :)

More reading. More writing. 

CARPE DIEM! I'm out.

Friday, August 23

1 year to go

Today marks the start of our countdown to our big day! This time next year, we'll already be married. Wow. How exciting! :)


Tuesday, July 23

Let The Countdown Begin

I was asking a lot of people if I really need to create our very own wedding blog. I planned to open one initially but then laziness won. So I shall continue to update you here in my good OLD blog and hope that I'll be able to update this blog as often as I can. :)

So... we got engaged last March 17. My birthday. As what we have been doing for the past years, when the celebrant can't think of anything to do or a place to go to on his/her birthday, the other one is required to plan for it. So that's exactly what happened on my birthday this year. My plan was to have lunch with my family - we had a hearty celebration at Dad's/Kamayan/Saisaki - then dinner plans was made by Arvic and me being my spoiled self wanted a surprise celebration. My only request... Surprise me with a new place. :)

He brought me here.... He said he wanted to have dinner on a Cruise and so we did just that. I was happy he managed to plan this out.. impressive!




Dinner was just okay --- a piece of chicken, sauteed veggies, and some fruits for dessert. But we were there for the view and the experience. There were only a number of people aboard and most of them were of different nationality. The cruise passed by Mall of Asia, Solaire etc. There was an acoustic musician onboard playing old love songs. I wanted to request for one but we were close to ending the cruise already and then this...

Arvic told me he had one more surprise, it was a gift. He gave me a piece of ribbon to pull on and as I pull on it, it had a message on it..



He TRIED to get down on one knee but we were both scared that since the winds were a bit hard that time, he might lose the ring. So what happened??? He handed me the ring under the table. HAHAHAHAHA! Did I cry? I was close to crying but then we both looked so silly trying to look at the ring under the table that we just ended up laughing instead. :)) Spent the rest of the cruise asking questions as to when/how he planned all of this and who knew about it.

It was the perfect proposal/engagement for us. "Away" from the buzz of the city, a view of the sunset and the city lights, music playing, and just the two of us. BEST.BIRTHDAY.GIFT.EVER! Thank you my Dear :)


Now let the countdown to our wedding day begin. ;)

CARPE DIEM!
I'm out.

Tuesday, June 11

Just Because

Uploading this just because the office needs our profile pics and this is the only 'open-for-all' photo uploader I could think off that's accessible to all. So do not mind this post friends :)

Tuesday, March 5

Visiting the BenCab Museum

I've been visiting Baguio City for countless times already and this was the first time I got to visit the BenCab Museum. Who is BenCab you might be wondering. Here's bits of info about the guy. :) (Excerpt came from this site)

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Benedicto Reyes Cabrera — or BenCab, as he is more popularly known is widely hailed as a master of contemporary Philippine art. He was born in Manila on April 10, 1942. BenCab began carving a niche for himself in Manila’s art circles shortly after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines in 1963.


A painter and printmaker, he has exhibited widely in the Philippines and in Asia, Europe, and the United States. He has won several major art awards in a career spanning four decades. In 1992, he received the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining (Cultural Center of the Philippines Award for the Arts).

In 2006, he was conferred the Order of National Artist for Visual Arts by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Malacanan Palace.

His works have been the subject of three books, Ben Cabrera: Etchings (1970-1980) by Cid Reyes; Bencab’s Rock Sessions by Eric Caruncho; and BENCAB by Alfred Yuson and Cid Reyes.

The artist lives and works in Baguio City.
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It was a pretty pretty place. We spent more than an hour in the place just looking at art pieces and taking pics in the backyard part. Here are some pics.



We actually got to meet BenCab himself. But when it was time for our photoshot, the parentals (and their friends) decided that it's time to see the artwork. Madaya! :P So here's their pic with BenCab instead. (That's him in the middle wearing a cap).


The outside parking wall was full of graffitis as well. Here's one I actually liked...


Anyangay he says... Anyare I say :P

CARPE DIEM!
I'm out.