All posts tagged: Love

True love is worth the (long) wait. Really.

It’s been three years and three months since Jeff and I met, and twenty one months since we got married. I’d like to share a note that Jeff wrote on his Facebook in Christmas of 2011. I meant to write this during the holiday season, but our schedules were really tight and kind of forgot about it. I still get teary eyed when I read this. And as I write this note, there’s a lump in my throat that’s about to explode. What Jeff wrote made me realize that true love is indeed worth the wait and worth keeping. Everyday, I feel very blessed to be loved like Jeff loves me. The best thing about us is not me loving him 101%, it is him loving me and is returning that 101%. Or maybe even more. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday, friends! A Christmas Note  December 24, 2011, 11:35pm The last time I completed a Simbang Gabi cycle was in 2009, which was a particularly challenging year for me. Aside from being in-between jobs, …

Boudoir Dolled

Since I have already shown my left and right ovaries, I might as well share this little secret that I did. I did a Boudoir Doll shoot in 2011. Yep, that’s right. I was a few pounds lighter at that time. Jeff and I just got engaged and I wanted to give him something in return for the ring that he gave me. Haha! The Boudoir Dolls is a group of women photographers of Imagine Nation Photography. They do shoots like Boudoir Bride, Boudoir You, and Boudoir Bump. It started when my friend Ria, who used to work for Imagine Nation Photography told me about the shoot that she did. So when they had a promo with Ensogo, I bought it right away. I had to sneak while preparing for my shoot. Jeff is a very nosy boyfriend. He would check on me all the time. One time, we were at Greenbelt 3 and I saw that La Senza was on sale. I had to shoo him away so I can buy the lingerie that …

On Philippine Weddings and More

A few weeks after I received Jeff and I’s engagement photos from Framed-Up Production in 2011, I emailed a certain wedding blog/website if I can send them the photos and if they can feature it. I have adored our prenup photos. I have never seen a basketball prenup ever. So I thought, maybe this will be interesting enough for them. Photos by Mot Rasay of Framed-Up Production Jeff and I are different in so many ways. But if there’s one thing that we’re so alike, it is being basketball crazy. It was just fitting to pick it as our engagement session theme. I had our uniforms made — his was the standard basketball jersey, while mine was a jersey dress with petticoat skirt. I sew lace on my socks and I made a bouquet of white flowers. I even sew a veil to a sports headband. I had another set of jersey made because I thought of the whole ‘draft’ thing, and well, I will be drafted to his team soon. We had our prenup …

El Nido Part 3: Where to Eat in El Nido

I always look forward to eating whenever Jeff and I travel. Knowing that El Nido is surrounded with water, I expected to indulge myself with a lot of seafood. True enough, El Nido did not disappoint us. Here are our Top 5 favorite places to eat in town. 5. La Salangane La Salangane is along Serena Street. It has a hotel, bar, and restaurant. Jeff and I had breakfast here on our third day. I had longsilog and Jeff had tapsilog. Don’t ask me where it is. I forgot to take a photo of it because we were so hungry. I only got to take a photo of their very interesting coffee mug. We paid P460 for our breakfast. Quite pricey, I must say. The mug looks like a bowl with handle.  4. Squido’s Restaurant Before we left for Puerto Princesa on our fourth day, we made sure we visit Squido’s Restaurant for breakfast. It is located along Calle Hama corner Abdulla Street. It was the cheapest breakfast that we had in El Nido. And …

Bucketlist #27: Visit El Nido, Palawan

Antipolo, as we all know, is on top of the mountain located in the east of Manila. Growing up there, I only saw the beach twice when I was in gradeschool– during excursions in my mom’s company. She used to work for a textile factory and every year, they schedule trips to Matabungkay or Quezon beaches. My next few trips would be with my family in Pangasinan and Quezon. I’ve always loved the beach. The smell of salty water and the roughness of the sand under my feet are things that I’d kill to have every single day. Okay, no, not kill. Haha! In highschool, we studied about about geography and I was amazed on how beautiful El Nido and Tubbataha Reef. I then promised myself that I will one day see El Nido. I did.  Big Lagoon, El Nido, Palawan I will be writing about this one day at a time. I will be sharing photos that I took, tips, and our experience. Ready? Let’s go!