The Last Graduate

The last remaining student in the family will be graduating soon. It’s on May 13th, to be exact. The entire family is beaming with pride. Indeed, we are proud of Jodie, our bunso who is graduating with a degree in Bachelor in Banking and Finance from a state university. We’re also glad that all four of us siblings in the family have already finished college. Our parents have finally fulfilled their dream of giving us the best gift they could give us — education.

Anyway, Jodie’s journey to graduation wasn’t an easy one. For one, she was a working student (though it wasn’t forced on her). She really made use of her time wisely so she could earn money while studying. Her patience and faith were also tested during her final semester where she had to complete her graduation requirements before getting into the list of candidates for graduation. She was lacking her form 137-a, of all documents! I didn’t know what happened there but it must be the result of some kind of negligence from either the university, the high school or my sister herself.

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Rock Stars Rock

My brother’s outfit today is inspired by a rock star. He went to work this morning wearing all black with matching skull accessories for a fierce look. All that’s missing is a new epiphone dot and he could pass as member of a rock band. My brother is a teacher and because classes have been over recently (at least in their school), he’s now finishing the grades of his students wearing civilian clothes.

Speaking of rock bands, I really admire the way they express themselves through their clothing and the intense energy they have when performing on stage. Those electric guitars and other musical paraphernalia they use speak a lot about their freedom of expression and distinct individuality.

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New Life

Our wedding was a success, and as solemn and meaningful as we wished for it to be…thank God! All the hard work that we put into it paid off. And I can’t thank enough all the people who helped made our dream wedding come true. Just thinking about all of them and their contributions to our wedding can make my tear ducts go on overdrive any moment. Thank you so so very much from the bottom of my heart. You know who you are.

with my loving husband E (photo taken by our good friend Ronelle)

My new life as a wife has just started. I can’t wait for the many challenges, adventures and milestones that I’m going to have. I know it’s not gonna be easy and smooth-sailing all the time, but I’ll see to it to keep the faith and work hard to make things work. This is a blessing from God. I really wished for this to happen and so I’m gonna take good care of this gift.

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We’re Engaged!

Yesterday, during our visit to his house in Cavite which is 80% constructed, my boyfriend of six years popped the question. Yes, the question that every girl wants to hear from the guy she wants to spend the rest of her life with! This time I answered with a loud YES. I said “this time” because he already proposed a few days before at the confines of their home kitchen. Back then, I answered with several NOs while smiling happily. Of course, those NOs actually meant a YES.

my e.ring
hand of an angel, ‘chos!

The boyfriend’s final proposal was impromptu and quite far from how I imagined it to be. But then I realized he’s really not the type who throws big surprises and executes them well. And though his proposal fell short of my expectations, I still love him to pieces because when I looked into his eyes while he was asking if I wanted to marry him, I saw the purity of his intentions and his overwhelming love for me.

So yeah, we’re engaged now. Both of our families were happy about the news. I believe the “pamamanhikan” is happening right after his parents’ Bohol vacation. We haven’t started planning the details of the wedding, though. Just thinking about them makes me dizzy already. But we’re very excited about it and hopefully, we could finalize things one at a time.

I’m also planning to create a wedding blog where I could share and discuss everything about our wedding, so watch out for that. 🙂

The 76th Monthsary

The boyfriend and I celebrated our 76th monthsary as couple silently yesterday. Time really flies. I never thought we’d last this long, and yet our days together are still counting. You know it when you and your lover have been together for so long already, people would start bugging you with the same question over and over again: when are you going to tie the knot? Our reply is always the same, too: soon. Haha.

Yes, we do have wedding plans already but the exact date (and everything about the wedding for that matter) are yet to be finalized. To be honest, my mind is preoccupied with a lot things right now that thinking about my own wedding is next to impossible. Good thing the boyfriend understands my situation. It must be because like me, he has a lot on his hands at present. Wedding can wait, right? I mean, it’s not like acne problems that need acne serums that work as immediate and permanent solution. Neither it is like a fancy ukay dress that you fell in love with at first sight and have to buy on the spot lest somebody will pick it up and pay for it. A wedding will definitely happen to couples that are destined to be with each other forever.

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Why a Man’s Voice Matter (To Women, At Least)

One thing that attracts women to men is the voice. A man’s voice does not only add a lot to his masculinity, but also to his character as a person. Men think of the same about a woman’s voice, don’t they?

As I have observed, a man’s voice can either be deep, husky, sweet, loud, boyish, sexy or cockroach-sounding (boses ipis in Pinoy slang and is a big turn-off to girls). I know it’s kind of shallow but I’d be a hypocrite if I’d tell you that I’m okay with dating a guy with a cockroach-sounding voice or another with a voice that sounds like it came from underneath the earth’s surface. Definitely, I’d go for a decent-looking guy with nice voice over a good-looking guy with terrible-sounding voice anytime.

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