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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

His 30th Year

Hello Gorgeous Reader!

Here I go popping up in the blog-o-sphere again! LOL~ I honestly tried to blog so many times. I wanted to pick up where I left off but trying to remember past events while currently being in a totally different situation and preparing for upcoming big moments just disorients me so much that I end up failing to blog altogether.

Anyway, I’ll slowly work my way back into blogging. This time with more current blogs. But don’t worry I’ll eventually write about all the stuff I’ve missed out. Smile

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My husband just turned 30. I wanted it to be special; after all, it’s not always that you start another decade of your life. I’ve been asking him about his plans and he hadn’t decided yet. A few days before his birthday we found out that his parents weren’t coming to visit. One of his sisters will be out of town too. I figured his other sisters would be busy because his birthday falls on a school day. I guessed he was pretty sad.

I spared some cash for his birthday but all I really wished was that he would be happy for the entire day of his 30th birthday. So I browsed the internet for cheap sea-side hotels that would fit my budget. I found a nice one, only that it’s quite far from the city.

The day before his birthday I told him about it and sure enough, he did not agree with my choice (LOL). Well, 6 months pregnant women and buses don’t really go well together. But he liked the idea of being elsewhere rather than home so we both searched the internet for another place. We finally found one close to the city. It was much pricier than my budget but he said it was okay.

Stargate Dream Vacation Resort

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We then rushed to pack for the over-night because we still needed to pay some bills and go to my prenatal appointment before checking-in. Amazingly, we were able to do all that and be able to check in the resort by 5pm. It was actually just a 10-minute-drive away from the city. We enjoyed the site tour and snapped a few photos. We had diner while enjoying the view of the city lights and the stars. He went to sleep ahead of me. I had a comforting bath and prepared the birthday card I got him while he was asleep.

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HIS DAY started with me noisily blowing my nose because I wasn’t used to the air-conditioning. (LOL) Then I snuggled close to him and greeted him a happy birthday. It was still dawn and we started talking about our dream of having a bigger nicer house someday while our little fetus bounced about in my tummy.

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We freshened up (he found my card ^_^ ) and went for an early stroll. Fresh air, cool breeze and a beautiful view of the river. I loved the way he smiled. While our complimentary breakfast was being prepared, we went to their gym. We were literally the only guest that day so we had all the facilities to ourselves. We had a fun time playing ping-pong “fetch” because neither of us knew how to play.

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We had breakfast and later headed to the pool; where we enjoyed a relaxing jacuzzi. I tried to swim with my big belly. He liked the infinity pool. He invited his friend and his wife to the resort. They got there and they too said that it is indeed a nice place.

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We checked out at noon and went to the city for lunch with  his sisters, brother-in-law, niece and another friend of his . We ate at one of our favorite place “Chicken Ati-Atihan”. The prices are reasonable and the flavor is great. We ordered so much. It’s a shame we forgot to take pictures. Sad smile

After lunch we went to church for thanks giving and lit some candles. Then we went to the mall to see a movie that he’s been wanting to see for weeks. But before the movie, we went to the arcade and started his “mid-life crisis celebration”. Open-mouthed smile

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We watched “’Man of Steel”, and although it was a good movie; I felt so guilty leaving the cinema. The loud and prolonged sound effects had startled our baby so much. She would kick and squirm non-stop in my tummy while the sound effects played. Of course I couldn’t turn the volume down.

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We had a light diner at a fastfood and went home… finally! Before we went to bed he hugged me and thanked me. I’ve always wondered what that was for. I asked him if he was happy that day. He said yes and fell asleep smiling. I think my wish for him was granted. Smile

Friday, April 12, 2013

Starting Over

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Have you ever felt “information overload” before? Well I’m pretty much experiencing “life overload”. That’s when life unfolds too fast and all you can do is watch.

I feel like my life has spun 360 in the past year. Home is not what it used to be. My family is bigger that it was. My job is less challenging than what I used to do. Priorities change. And I have changed a lot.

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(I got a new haircut ^_^)

I never imagined I’d be who I am now. A “desperate housewife” (LOL) living in a quite (too quiet) suburban neighborhood, doing chores, cooking (seriously?!) and counting the days ‘till I deliver this baby (yup, I’m pregnant) and finally get to have some company in this miniature of a house.

It’s totally different from being surrounded by people all the time at work, reaching quotas, and passing quality audits. Crashing into my bed after work and not having to think about what too cook for breakfast the next day because my mom will have breakfast served by the time I rush back to work and forgo breakfast altogether.

I miss the past and I’m too excited for the future; which kind of makes the “here and now” such a blur.

Sure, my life right now is killing me with boredom but there are perks too; like enough time to sleep, watching TV (I haven’t done that for ages), kitchen experiments, and feeling tickled pink whenever I welcome my husband home from work.

That being said, tons of things happened since my last blog and I’m hoping that I could start over; that I could overcome laziness and get myself into writing blogs again. But where to start?   Crying face

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Movie Themed Pre-Nuptial Photos: A ‘happy’ take on our favorite movies.

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As you know, I have just tied the knot. And like many other couples, my husband and I have taken part of the new fad in nuptial culture called the “Pre-Nup Photos”.

If you Google searched that phrase, you’ll probably be splashed with hundreds of photos with a variety of theme, fashion and artistic ideas.

We’ve agreed  in prior to have “movies” as our wedding theme. After all, watching movies is one of our best bonding moments. ^_^

The first challenge was finding the right photographer. My husband has been a huge fan of One Happy Story Photography. Their photos are simple but had a certain happy light to it. We also decided to have the pictorial at our then under construction house. I figured it had just the view needed for the shoot, it won’t cost us much and it would make the photos more personal for us.

He was super excited to meet their lead photographer Bon Aserios. I was nervous about our “movie themed” idea since the  group already has a distinct “casual themed” “storyline” style photography which worked so well with other couples.

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Ultimately, we had a great time shooting the pre-nup photos. And the output photos were exactly as I hoped they would be. A ‘happy’ and refreshing set of photos inspired by our favorite movies. ^___^

Pre Nup Photo Mr and Mrs Smith inspired

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To see the rest of our Pre-Nup Photos; check out the link below:

http://www.bonaserios.com/michael-jobelle-engagement-cagayan-de-oro-city/

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Hello Gorgeous Reader!

 

I hope your holidays was a blast. Mine was great ^_^ Well it was kind of awkward being that it’s the first holiday season I spent as a wife. I miss home, my family, the scruffy corner where I used to sleep. I’ve never been away before being married. In fact, I cried myself to sleep when I was the only one left home when my siblings went off to work elsewhere. But that’s embarrassing and I don’t know why I just told you that.

But it’s not all that bad. I got to be in two family parties! TWO! Yeah, and my husband and I got to have our own little family celebration as well.

How was your holiday season?

I’m too lousy to write about all the details, so I’ll just leave you with our Christmas and New Year photos. (They’re quite cheesy. LOL)

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So for the hundredth time…. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All! ^_^