Monthly Archives: October 2011

wedding motif and stuff


thanks to chrissie of perfect palette, i finally found the pantone values of our wedding motif 🙂

antique gold
dusty aqua
persian green-ish/teal-ish

it’s difficult to look at colours, especially now that everybody seems to be able to think of new names for them.  ross and i have been looking for the pantone values/hex values of these colors for quite some time until it hit me to just email the blog owner herself and ask.  geez!  ang engot naman kasi di ko agad naisip yun.

i love our colors!  it’s country vintage-y without being too earthy and feminine.

also, i’m happy that we’ve finally booked our reception venue.  now, i can freely and confidently talk about the wedding because we already have a venue.  ang awkward kasi magkwento nang wala pang specifics.

Champagne Room at Manila Hotel

the place is just perfect.  although it doesn’t have the woods-y look that is typical of a rustic themed wedding, i love that it still has a laid back atmosphere with a lot of chicness.

the only problem we have with this place is the layout, but we have a year and a couple of months to plan that.

oh, and the church is this…

Paco Park Church.  Photo from here.

i love this church.  the first and only time i was able to see this church was during my cousin’s wedding years ago.

i love that it’s old and literally looks old, with all the lumot and everything.  but what i love most about it is that it’s small and airconditioned.  you know it’s going to be packed even though not all of your guests will actually be at the ceremony.  i don’t like seeing empty pews and spaces.

we’ve also booked our erron ocampo as our photographer and garry garza as the videographer.  but i’ve yet to meet them.  hopefully, next year.

i know i can lay low and stop worrying about the wedding for now.  but how can i when all of the other girls in W@W are on full throttle with their wedding preps?  and to think they are also getting married the same time as me.  some of them are even getting married the year after…yep, 2013!  and they’ve booked half of their suppliers already!  waahh!!!


it’s not true that you always have a choice.


sometimes, all you can do is accept.

especially when your loved one is on a possible life-or-death condition.  it just comes into you.  it may not sink in just yet, but it will come.  eventually.  and sometimes, your instinct would be to just hold his hand and tell him everything’s going to be okay.  and you know in your heart that you’re not lying.  because everything will be okay.

it may be heavy on the pocket, with all the monthly check-ups and medicines.  but you won’t even care about that anymore.  all you want to do is make him feel better and convince him that he will be better.  so, to hell with the expenses and the hospital bills and the medicines.

it’s syoti.  and he’s all that matters.

my lolo was a war hero, but not a superhero


i have to remember that.

even though i knew that his time would come (i mean, come on, aneurysm is not something you can easily survive from), deep inside me i was still thinking that he wasn’t going to die.  that by some miracle, he was going to survive and live and see me through my wedding day.  but no.  he was not some superman.  he wasn’t the man of steel.  the pain and all the complications got the better of him and his body.  i guess he was thinking that it was about time that he should rest.

it’s better that way, though.  at least he doesn’t feel any pain anymore.