Thursday, August 28, 2008
Then he started singing but the voice is not his – it’s Ruffa Gutierrez’ voice singing!
After the song, he came down to the audience to get his mom adn they both went up the stage. (this is so Piolo!)
Then we started dating. Girls we’re envious of me.
We’re at home doing laundry, while his mom’s in the living room watching – she’s actually watching us with spite in her eyes thinking “She got lucky!”
Then we started fooling around and started kissing. Aaahhh.. If I close my eyes can still feel it haha!
Then I woke up!
I dreamt of him…
Abbie, di ko alam kung bakit….hindi ko naman sya ganon ka-type. Di nga ko kinikilig pag nakikita ko sya sa TV ahahaha! Baka pagalitan ako ni Bebe.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
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Thursday, August 14, 2008
The Christian doctrine seminar tackled three topics: the Credo, the seven Sacraments and then the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. For each topic there was a different speaker. Tita Minnie was the most affable of them. She had tons of stories of her travel in the Holy Land. I wished she could have done the other two parts. But we’re lucky because she’ll be the facilitator in the second part of the pre-cana seminar: Parenthood. Anyway, after the first topic we had a mini-break and we’re told that we can go down to their office so that we can give our “donation”. The “donation” is actually the payment for those attending the seminar for the baptism or maybe it’s the payment for the baptism itself…I’m not sure. We went there just to confirm if we’re on the right seminar. When we asked, the guy said “Ah walang bayad yun” and then informed us that there is a second seminar.
The second and third topics were okay. We finished rather late because after the third topic they grouped us and had to report on what topic touched us the most. We were so eager to leave because we had to go to our jeweller to pick up my engagement ring and our wedding rings.
We arrived at Quezon City around 1pm. Yey! I finally have my engagement ring again.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
2. WHAT ARE THE FIVE THINGS ON MY TO-DO LIST TODAY? Aside from work:
a. buy Quaker Oats – I’ve been feeling a bit whoozy this morning and it might be the cholestorel again OR
b. have my eyes checked – it might be because I really need a new pair of glasses :-(
c. wedding related stuff - email florist to get quote for the wedding, proofread wedding invitation wording before submitting to EJ, arrange measurement of Sharon with mananahi this weekend
d. call Import Export Bank – no, I don’t have money there. Someone just asked me for a favor regarding his investments.
e. finish this survey hehe
3. SNACKS I ENJOY Mr. Chips, chocolate, ice cream, caramel sundae, instant cup noodles.
4. PLACES WHERE I LIVED The boondocks of Antipolo City, the not-so-sosy-side of Alabang, and there's no place in the world like Manila
5. THINGS I’D DO IF I WERE A BILLIONAIRE Get married in Vatican City and honeymoon in Europe and the Maldives. I will buy among other things a house and lot, and then a beach house heck I will buy an island for me and Joema. I’ll buy a Tagaytay vacation house for my parents and a car for my brother. I will travel around the world with Joema. And for the non-selfish things – I’ll build schools and hospitals. Pero sana I’ll be able to maintain it para free education and medical care for the needy. And then save the rest in a trust fund for our future kids.
Monday, August 11, 2008
I suppose since that someone hasn’t seen me my friend will describe me physically: petite girl/lady who’s morena and wears eyeglasses.
Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why?
Yes, my parents and Joema. I know that they’ll risk their lives for me.
If you died or went missing, who would miss you?
My family, Joema, and I suppose most of my friends and some colleagues. Or else I will haunt them haha.
Manic Monday Meme
Here's the back:
Although I don't think I'll be able to use it because it's Extra Large. I'll probably just give it to Joema though it won't fit him too haha.
And then our friends, Jo and David, dropped by the office to give me this. It's not really for me but for Joema. We didn't get the chance to chat because they had some errands to do. They're going back to Singapore this afternoon.
Joema and I initially planned to go to Singapore this September to watch the F1 Grand Prix BUT because of the wedding we won't be able to go. We're hoping to see the F1 race track in Sepang, Malaysia instead when we go there for our honeymoon.
Friday, August 08, 2008
About the photo, well maybe I’ll post it next time. Maybe I’ll blog about the before and after look of my wedding dress. Abangan!
According to Jennifer Aniston's rep the stories that she's getting married and that she's pregnant "are completely fabricated."
But Perez Hilton writes:
Though Jennifer Aniston's publicist just issued a statement branding OK! magazine's new cover a "complete fabrication"….
A rep for the magazine tells us they "stand by our reporting."
And, as if to prove their point, they forwarded us the following:
Famous Denials By Jen Aniston's Publicist
Wednesday August 9, 2006
Publicist Stephen Huvane with Jennifer Aniston on March 27; Aniston and Brad Pitt with Sting
**Jennifer Aniston**'s publicist, Stephen Huvane, is denying our cover story that **Vince Vaughn** popped the question on June 27. But, then again, he's told some whoppers over the years. Let's revisit them, shall we?
1) BRAD AND JEN ARE NOT ENGAGED After Jen and then-boyfriend **Brad Pitt** took the stage during a Sting concert in November 1999 and Jen flashed a big diamond ring on her left ring finger, Huvane told the media: "She has a ring, but it's not an engagement ring." He continued to deny any engagement until the couple married July 29, 2000.
2) BRAD AND JEN ARE OK Two weeks before Brad and Jen announced their separation on January 7, 2005, Huvane told Us: "They are looking forward to spending the holidays with each other. There is no split. They are fine."
3) JEN ISN'T MOVING TO HER FORMER BACHELORETTE PAD In February 2005, Huvane denied reports that Aniston was planning to move back into her former Hollywood Hills home, telling the New York Daily News, "Jennifer is not planning to move back into her home that is leased out to Ali G [Sacha Baron Cohen]. That is another fabrication." Cohen and his fiance, Isla Fisher, were ousted from the place that same month, Aniston moved back into her old pad later that year, and Vaughn joined her in January 2006.
4) JEN AND VINCE ARE NOT DATING When pictures of Vince and Jen cuddling on the set of The Break-Up surfaced in July 2005, and rumors circulated that the costars were dating offscreen, Huvane denied the coupling to the New York Post: "There is no romantic interest. Vince is a good friend of Jennifer's. I think the tabloids are so eager to see her with someone romantically that they just make these false assumptions."
And, hey, for good measure…
5) GWYNETH IS NOT DEPRESSED In 2003, rumors surfaced that **Gwyneth Paltrow**'s depression over her father's death caused the actress to drop out of the films I Heart Huckabees and Happy Endings. Huvane, who is also Gwyneth's publicist, denied the reports, saying, "She's not going through a serious depression, she just needs some time off."
"I was so depressed about my father,"ÿ the actress later said of the time in her life.
I feel sorry for her because every time something good happens to the Jolie-Pitts her name always comes up…how she’s not yet married and she doesn’t have children yet and she’s nearing 40. I hope she’s really happy with John Mayer. Watcha think? Are the wedding rumors for real?
Photo from www.okmagazine.com
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Now, I still don’t buy a lot of books. I’m much of a cheapskate to buy them at their regular prices. So I still borrow from friends, especially the more popular ones like Harry Potter books and Dan Brown’s books. I usually buy from book sales because for less than P200 I can buy books in hardbound hehe and I usually go for autobiographies or biographies. I’m a true blue chismosa haha!
So without further ado, my latest read is Blind Faith: The Miraculous Journey of Lula Hardaway, Stevie Wonder’s mother. The first half was about Lula Hardaway but most part of the book is really about the music history of Stevie Wonder. Stevland Judkins, his real name, is the third son of Lula but her second child with Stevie's father. She was forced by Stevie's father to be a pro, although she only gives blow jobs and never had sex with her "clients", to pay for their food. I didn’t know he was already a big star at age 12, even before he hit puberty. And the word Motown actually stands for Motor town and the Motown record company. And that Motown's big boss, Berry Gordy, gave him the monicker Little Stevie Wonder. He was only 10 or 11 when they signed him under their label. I didn’t know much about Stevie Wonder so this was an interesting read for me.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
So anyway, here are the things that are needed when applying for a marriage license in Antipolo. I live in Antipolo while Joema lives in Bulacan so we have to choose between the two towns. It's no question who's in charge here haha joke!
certificate of no marriage (CENOMAR)
DSWD family planning seminar certificate
1 x 1 ID picture
If you between ages 18-21, you have to get a parental consent. While for individuals aged 22-25, you need to get parental advise. I don't know what the heck is the difference. Please note that different municipalities may require different documents when applying. Some would require a copy of your community tax certificate, some may even require barangay certificates. Fellow bride Dins blogged about how to get the marriage license in Manila, Makati and Quezon City. It's always better to call your Local Civil Registrar's (LCR) office.
For the birth certificate and certificate of no marriage, you can get copies of it from the National Statistics Office. You can go there or order by phone or online, which is what we did. It’s a bit more expensive when you order it online but if you don’t have the time to go there yourself or you can’t ask someone to get it for you then the easiest way is to get it online. The birth certificate will cost you P315 while the CENOMAR will cost P415. If you are requesting for both you and your fiancé and receiving from you both, ready an authorization letter from your fiancé. The site actually reminds you to have an authorization letter ready if you are not a family member or relative of the requesting party. It’s just weird that they are not consistent with their rules because I wasn’t even asked for the authorization letter. After paying, it will take only around 2 to 3 working days for them to deliver the documents.
Now the family planning seminar is held only every Tuesdays and Thursdays and it’s supposed to be from 8am to 12nn. We went on a Thursday because when I called, they told me we can attend the seminar in the morning and to everything else in the afternoon. I called them several times because I wanted to make sure we won’t wasting our time there. The first time I called and told that we have to have the DSWD family planning seminar, I asked where we should attend the seminar..in DSWD..their answer..yes. Of course I panicked. Where the heck is the office of DSWD and we wouldn’t be able to finish it in one day if we’re supposed to go to DSWD first (I’m thinking their office is somewhere in QC) and then go to city hall in the afternoon. Pam calmed me down and told me they probably have a branch there in Antipolo and that I should probably call again to make sure. She told me to ask which floor is DSWD located in city hall. So I called again and asked and made sure that DSWD is in Antipolo city hall. The lady from the LCR said it was located on the first floor and even gave me their phone number and then told me the schedules of the seminar. And then I was calm. Haha. Anyway, when we arrived at city hall a few minutes before 8am, we asked the lady in the “Information” where the family planning seminar is held. She said it wasn’t in that building, it was in POSD. OMG! Where is that? It’s near the market just after Mercury Drug. How do we get there? Just walk from here. So we walked and when we were nearing a couple was in front of us, looks like they were going to attend the same seminar. The men outside the building who saw us immediately shooed us away and told us to go at the back. They probably have seen many couples every Tuesdays and Thursdays and directed them to where the seminar is really held. When we got at the back of the building, the door was locked and no one was there. I told Joema to ask the man again where it is. I was coaxing him that we are players in amazing race and that these couples are our competition and that we have to be ahead of them hahaha. As I’ve blogged before we had to wait for an hour before the seminar started.
Before the seminar started the lady in charge had the audacity to ask “Who came in late?”. I didn’t have the power to control myself, I blurted out loud enough for her to hear “IKAW!”. Of course, she thought it best to just pretend she didn’t hear me. Stupid couple in front said they were the last to come in. Haller! We were all here before that stupid lady!!!! She asked them to lead the prayer. I was still fuming mad when she decided we should have a little game first – the boat is sinking. Grrr!!! Joema and I are the snob types (well more of me I think, he’s just too shy to mingle with the others) so we weren’t too happy with these. After the game, she sort of had us introduced ourselves. She eased on us when she knew we were both from UP. I don’t know why. Well, the seminar wasn’t really about family planning. It was more of pre-marriage counseling. She had us answer a bunch of questions about love in a marriage, communication, money matters, religion, sex, etc. It wasn’t really a total waste of time but I hope they can improve the hall where the seminar is held. There was no electricity and the place stinks. We finished around 12noon got our certificates from her and then we’re off for lunch.
We went back to city hall to apply for our marriage license. It was already one o’clock but the person in charge wasn’t in yet. Someone just handed me the form and asked me to accomplish it. When we’re done completing the form, the lady wasn’t there yet so I kinda submitted the form and our other documents to the person next to the counter for marriage license. I was terrified of this lady. She didn’t smile and asked me arrogantly where our documents where (they’re all attached to the form). And then she checked our form and then asked where the “Jr.” of Joema’s father is in the form, I pointed it to her. And then she asked why my father’s middle initial is different (it was a typo error in my birth certificate) and then asked why my mother’s maiden name is Arcilla in my birth certificate but I wrote Ercilla in the form (again a typo error). Registry in the earlier days sucks! I was so terrified of this person I couldn’t speak. The lady who signs the forms is much much nicer. When she saw that we attached all our original documents, she told we could just attach photocopies since she knew the original ones cost more (if we had to get new ones). After that we were asked to pay the P350 fee at Window 9. There were no lines for the payment so we were back at the dungeons in no time (their office is at the basement). And then they told us to return Aug 4 which is 11 calendar days after the date of our application. Voila! We were done! We would have been done in less than 30 minutes if the lady in charge was there by 1pm. But who am I to complain? I have to live with this kind of service.
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