Wedding Nice to Have’s

I have my own list of nice-to-have's for our wedding.   But these are not the expensive things you can imagine (like a Bellaroca Honeymoon, a popular P/V supplier, Tiffany wedding rings, etc.). The things I want are actually simple things, which, up to this day, I still can't decide if we will incorporate in the wedding or not.   Some are not locally made ... READ MORE

Trying Out Chicboy along Jupiter Street

My brother has been prodding us to try Chicboy with branches at Jupiter Street and in front of Makati City Hall (if you're from Makati). We went there today for our lunch and at around 11 am, the store is not packed with the weekend lunch crowd.   I guess this is the best time to have lunch there, as the place is always packed full (according to my brother). Food orders ... READ MORE

Dressing Up My Entourage

The ladies in my entourage will wear a twist-wrap dress in jersey fabric.This choice of dress was a result of my countless consultations with them (there are only 4 ladies in my entourage composed of the Matron of Honor and 3 Secondary Sponsors.  No bridesmaids and flower girls for me).Here are the pegs of the dress styles I showed to them:The ladies love ... READ MORE

Shrimp Fried Dumplings for Dinner

This is what I had for dinner tonight:Sweet and Sour Shrimp Dumplings with Fried Rice at Luk YuenPeso Power:  P165.00This is so sulit (value for money!).   The crispiness of  the shrimp dumplings are just right and they taste so good, even without the sweet and sour sauce.This is a dish that easily turns into a comfort food because it is flavorful and ... READ MORE

Earthquake in Myanmar = Super Moon?

The news this morning was about the 7.0 magnitude earthquake the struck Myanmar (formerly known as "Burma").   Some astrologers related the incident to the March 24 Super Moon window where it is said that powerful natural disasters (typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions) are to occur.  You can read ... READ MORE

DIY Table Napkin Holders

Our venue set-up is going to be simple.   We chose the simplest and yet elegant table setting from Hizon's portfolio. Here's how each table is going to be made up: To put a personal touch on this, I requested Hizon's to just fold the table napkins into rectangles (like you normally see in hotels) and to place it in a table napkin holder that I personally ... READ MORE

Pearls and Weddings

We Filipinos believe that pearls should not be a part of your wedding.  Pearls, according to our culture, symbolizes tears, and a bride wearing pearls on her wedding day will encounter many sad (and crying) moments in her married life.  If only there is no such superstition here, I will gladly wear pearls on my wedding.  I just love pearls!Unlike other ... READ MORE

Customized Chocolate from Sophia’s Chocolat

I read about Sophia's Chocolat from w@w.   All feedbacks about their chocolate products were good, so AJ and I got them to do customized chocolates which we will give to our guests as prizes.We initially wanted chocolate letters of "DL" like this (white for the "D" and brown for the "L"):But after inquiring from Ms. ... READ MORE