There is a great possibility that our wedding date will be moved. To when? We are not yet sure, either to the 27th of January or 17th of February. Personally I prefer to get married on the 17th as this is our anniversary. The final decision still lies on Ruy's hands...I just thought I'd let my friends from the US know so that they'd have the chance to re-organize their trips as soon as possible. We will make the final decision as soon as possible.

We are so blessed that ALL of our suppliers are still available and that they are not asking me for any additional costs....I LOVE my suppliers.

Speaking of suppliers have you guys noticed that Paul Vincent's style has been improving so much lately? I've actually sent him a text message saying how I love his work so much more now!

Tata for now!!


All Made Up


I like make-up, no I LOVE make-up. I have been paid by people to put on their make-up thus I'm really looking for something special from my make-up artists. I have looked at the pictures taken after some of my trial make-ups and I compared them with my own work. If you would look at the picture, the third row shows make-up done by other make-up artists, while the rests are my own work.
I may be extremely biased but I really really like my own work more....haaayy! I can't believe I'm paying people thousands just to do something I'm more than qualified to do!

E.R. -- Engagement Ring that is!


You know when we fight looking at the engagement ring makes me feel better. Here's a picture of it by the way, a lot of my friends have been asking to see it. Sorry I couldn't take a better picture...I suck!



Divisoria and I. Despite all the rumblings and grumblings about Divisoria I was there yet again yesterday. I think this is my 6th visit in the last 2 months but Ruy was with me yesterday so it was a bit fun-er!! =)

Excuse me for inserting a bit of mush here, but it seems that time passes a bit quicker when I'm with Ruy. We parked in Tutuban Mall and walked the long road to Tabora. Two weeks ago I was literally dying while walking that road, I thought it was unbelievably long. But yesterday I was surprised at how short it was. The company perhaps? I could also attribute it to the fact that there were less people in Divi and that I actually had more than 2 hours worth of sleep (I slept for 4.5 hours) but I'd rather say that it was because I was with Ruy...naks!

After a quick shopping in Divisoria Mall (once again it seemed quick but it actually lasted 4 hours) Ruy and I walked back to Tutuban and Ruy drove us both to China Town. What better way to celebrate Chinese New Year than going to China Town? As cliche as it may sound that's exactly what we did.

We ate at a restaurant called President's tea house where we had to wait for a long time to be seated. Was it because we were the only non-Chinese there? Was it because we weren't dressed in red? Unfortunately we will never know the answer. Ruy chose to pass the time by making a song which goes like this "We are the only Filipinos here, even if we are in the Philippines..." forgive me for forgetting the rest of the song, as much as I love Ruy I don't think that song will win any grammys. Hahaha

Lunch was good, uneventful, and free! For me at least =)

After lunch we went around China Town looking for some lucky things for Feng Shui. Ruy has just started believing and practicing this Chinese belief recently (but apparently he's been reading about this since he was in highschool) and he wanted to buy some things. Ruy bought so much!! I bought him an ancient sword that was supposed to protect him from evil and he bought me a jade necklace with a rabbit that is supposed to counteract my bad luck this year. I personally don't know if I should believe these things but what I know is I need all the luck I can get this year. The last thing I need is for lady luck to turn against me.

Speaking of luck we're having some problems concerning our wedding date, reception venue and caterer. It's a bit complicated to explain so I'll just explain it to you as soon as we sort it out.

On the way to wherever we were supposed to go next I received a phone call from my lola. She said that my cousin who was supposed to drive her to tonight's party will not be able to and could we drive her instead? Ruy, knowing that I was a lola's girl, said yeah no problem so we ended up picking up my lola to Marikina in order to drive all the way back to Ortigas to go to our party.

In the middle of the party Ruy and I fought. He said I was being an ass. I really was, I've been in an awful mood all week last week. I don't know why. I supposed it's because of my daily migraine. It could be because I was pms-ing (I have my period again now). Whatever the reason was, Ruy's had it and he got pissed. We're a bit better now we're talking and saying I love you and stuff...I still have migraine though. =(


No Wedding Talks Again?


We enjoyed the no wedding talk day so much we forgot to switch modes this weekend. We had a long day last Saturday spent with Cyril.

We first picked Cyril up from his house. As usual Cyril was late, I was panicking because I needed to pick-up the lechon I ordered from my mom. I was an hour late and they might give my lechon to someone else. Ruy (who was normally a very careful and sensible driver) practically flew and drove a 40 minute route in less than 20 minutes. I got my lechon, I'm happy.

The 3 of us took the lechon to my mom who was celebrating her birthday. My mom, who despite her slim appearance is actually a voratious eater, was pleased. We tore a piece of the lechon skin off and went on our way.

Lunch followed at Burgoo. We had so much food that we weren't able to finish everything. I ordered HAMBURGOO which is actually burger made out of different meats. Ruy odered burgoo stew and a small appetizer sampler plate which turned out to be a misnomer. There was noting small about that sampler plate NOTHING! Needless to say Ruy and I didn't finish everything. We finished half of the burger (patty only) and he ate all the buffalo wings and I ate the Sta. Fe spring rolls, we split a chimichanga among us. The onion rings remained uneaten. I must point out that no one should be forced to eat that much onion ring in one sitting, it's inhuman!

After filling our tummies and emptying our wallets, we filled them up in the ATM and went to SM City. Why SM City? I didn't know the reason initially but I found out that Ruy called SM Megamall and found out that tickets to the Manny Pacquiao fights were already sold out. IMAGINE? Anyway Ruy who is currently learning (and *ahem* excelling in) Boxing HAD to watch it. I have nothing against his going there but damn I didn't think we'd have to line up for over an hour just to get those tickets. I was an evil girlfriend and left him while he stood in line. I went around looked at wedding rings, and for the latest issue of Wedding Essentials. Damn that was one hard magazine to find! there was only one store that was carrying it in SM North, MAgnet. They didn't even have it on display yet, it was just on the floor fresh out of the box. This magazine was soooooooooooo heavy. It was a workout carrying it around the mall (it was Ruy's workout by the way not mine....hehehe). Satisfied, I bought Ruy a drink and waited in line with him. I had my magazine so I wasn't bored anymore.

Fastforward to Ruy finally getting the ticket. We decided to go to Starbucks. Cyril had his coffee jelly and i had my caramel latte. We decided to go to Eastwood so Cyril can taste the TAZA de XOCOLAT, the best hot chocolate in the universe!!

Eastwood it is. I spend 5 days a week here and I still spend my weekends here every once in a while, isn't that sick? We went around, bought tickets for Narnia. The movie was going to start quite late so we passed the time by going to this cheesy videoke place inside Timezone. Ruy and Cyril belted their little hearts out while I tried to sleep. This was followed by dinner in EBISU. YAY! I have never eaten here before but I loved it. Amazing! It wasn't so expensive but the food was fantastic. Cyril had iced tea, cosmo and tendon. Ruy and I had a 5 piece tempura, grape shake, crab puffs and grilled beef. So yummy, this is my new addiction. I'm a tempura addict, I think I ate more than 8 in Paseo Uno before.

I then treated Cyril to Taza de Xocolat, he asked how much he owed me and I said "Your pleasure is payment enough!"...NAKS! Went inside the cinema and drank our hot chocos and enjoyed the film. The film left me and Cyril wondering about one thing...are there going to be beavers in Tenessee?


Metrosexual? Uuhhmmmm


What are the chances of Ruy agreeing to wear this beautiful beautiful jacket from Dolce and Gabbana? Or at least a great replica of it? Slim-to-none most definitely.

Ru-ru (a nickname I'm trying to give Ruy but he refuses to acknowledge it, my friends say it sounds like a poodles I am digressing again) or Ruy wants to wear a barong. Why? He says a suit is too formal for him. The jacket shown here isn't too formal is it?

I am currently on the lookout for barongs, anybody here who has any suggestions on good styles, embroidery, or material? I'm seriously at a loss. I don't know anything about barongs! All I know is I don't like those cheap looking barongs, those that look like plastic. if anyone has pictures, suggestions, etc. Please please let me know.

Here's the only barong I found somewhat nice.

I still think the D&G jacket is so much better!



I thought of doing what Angie does in her blog. I put a collage and I will discuss each picture much easier than putting individual posts for each picture. Hope you don't mind the immitation Angie. =)

The first picture is a picture I took of myself inside the Mango dressing room. Shhhh don't tell them! I love the mediteranean look of the dress, and it's on sale for 70%! I find it too plunging though, I thought Ruy would kill me if I bought it. I took a picture so that I could show my mom's designer. THEN Ruy actually liked it...I was so surprised. Anyway I'll have it copied but a little less revealing please.

The next 4 dresses are inspirations for the cuts and necklines of my wedding gown. Notice how all the dresses show or emphasize the real waist? I have a very big butt, low waist dresses or empire cut makes me look fatter. We don't want fatter!

The last picture of the 2nd row are CARAMEL KISSES!! Mike gave me some today and I love him for that. THANKS so much Mike!! You're the're so "S" talaga. =)

3rd Row. The first two pictures show the kind of make-up I want. I want it strong and striking! The last picture is that of Cyril and myself. =( Cyril is Ruy's bestfriend who became a very good friend of mine as well. He just received his working visa and will be leaving in 2 weeks. I want to cry. We're not sure if he can make it to the wedding. CYYYY!!!


5 years ago


I was obsessed with Beauty Bar, make-up, parlor, and spa. I just had my debut. I was an adult. I was smoking (only Capri please, I liked how it looked). I thought I wanted to be a doctor.

I just came from a messy, messy break-up. My lolo just died, my life was in chaos.

The Philippine political system was a mess, there was a clear delineation between the administration and the opposition. Erap, the current president of the Philippines, was being tried for Corruption charges.

I was still in School. I was taking up Psychology. My pysch 102 (statistics)group was complete Patrick, Loi, Pat and Avril. They were taunting me for not going to EDSA on January 16. They said I had no love for my country "I'm not even 50% Filipino, so technically this isn't my country" was my stupid reply.

The malls were empty, classes were suspended. Everyone cared about politics except me. I was an indifferent brat. People were in Edsa and I was dating.

I was dating a few guys. Ruy was one of those guys. He asked me to go out with him. So I did.

There was nothing good to watch in the cinema. Remember the Titans seemed to be the best thing to watch so that's what we did. I think we watched it in Sta. Lucia, how unromantic I know.

Ruy told me, like he always did, that he loved me. For the first time I said I loved him too.


No-Wedding-Talk-Allowed-Today Day!


Last Sunday Ruy and I had our first "No-Wedding-Talk-Allowed-Today Day"...this is one of my inventions. I always try to introduce this kinds of oddities into our relationship. The purpose of this one is to continually have fun and take care of each other amidst wedding preps. I've heard horror stories of couples who devoted so much of their time into the wedding preps neglecting each other and then ending up married with nothing in common...SCARY!

So last Sunday Ruy and I vowed to just enjoy and have fun without any wedding talk whatsoever. DAMN it was so hard. I was dying to talk to Ruy about the things I bought in Tabora but I couldn't, what I did was lay them out on my lola's table and that's about it. I couldn't explain, I couldn't describe..nothing!

We then went grocery shopping in SHOPWISE, this didn't require any thinking or speaking so we were okay. We then went to TIENDESITAS, we heard mass then had lunch. Lunch began quietly, all the conversational topics I could come up with were related to the wedding (I'm such a loser I know)...eventually we warmed up and started chatting up a storm. Actually I chatted up a storm while Ruy made comments. =)

After going around, we relaxed a bit, watched TV, had a tickle fight, discussed Pacquiao, etc. We went to BOOKTOPIA to find the book that Ruy's been looking for for around 2 months now. It still wasn't there.

We drove all the way to SEVEN SUITES in Antipolo to have dinner. It was a disappointing dinner but I had so much fun, imagine this...around 2 hours just chatting, laughing, and teasing overlooking the city. We were the only 2 customers and so we had the roofdeck all to ourselves! Ruy and I discussed the last time we were there, it was last April. I was pissed off at Ruy at that time. We tried to remember why I was mad. I realized that it was because Ruy wouldn't take me out on dates. Our last 2 dates were courtesy of MOI. It has to be explained at this point that I have a very strict definition of what a date is. A date is something the other person prepared for, saved up for, fixed all the details in advanced, etc.

I told him it's okay, I don't need a date anymore right now. I'm just happy and extremely satisfied with how things are going right now. I don't need the affirmation and self esteem boost from dating. BUT!! I stil expect to be taken out on dates when we get married. hehehe

The night wasn't over then. We made a bet on whether or not KFC serves macaroni salad. I won the bet and so Ruy owes me lunch. =) We then went to a shoe salon and to Watsons and then Ruy drove me home.

I had a blast!!! Sometimes because I'm so focused on the wedding I forget the reason I want to marry Ruy in the first place. Yesterday I remembered why.


A Day in Tabora


I spent around 6 hours in Divisoria today. It was fun, exhausting, irritating, and disgusting all at the same time. Let us first go back to the night before.

I went home at 4:15 a.m. Saturday morning, I spent hours talking to my colleagues (no Ruy I wasn't partying, I didn't even sip wine) . I love being surrounded by smart people, it's addictive. Anyway that's not my story! I went home at 4:15, collapsed on the sofa and fell asleep immediately.

I woke up at 6 in the morning to my aunt asking me "What time will Ruy pick us up?"...WHAT? Why is he picking us up? Where are we going? AFter only an hour long sleep my brain cells weren't functioning yet, I was dazed and confused and I didn't understand what was going on.

Apparently she asked me to go with her to Divisoria and I promised her I would (this happened around 3 weeks ago), I also told her I'd ask Ruy to come with us as I don't feel very safe in that area. I completely forgot about this conversation and I didn't realize that that day was today. Needless to say, I wasn't ready, I only had 300 in my wallet, I haven't slept and Ruy had no idea about this entire thing.

I called Ruy up at 6 in the morning to ask him where Divisoria was in relation to 168. No, I didn't ask him to go with us as I'm not that evil. We found out, I showered quickly and got dressed. I drove us to the nearest LRT station, parked my car, rode the train, rode the jeepney and walked a LOOOOOONG and muddy road to divisoria mall.

The road to Divisoria mall is called TABORA. I have heard of this street from a lot of w@wies, apparently this is a place where people buy stuff for D.I.Y.'s. I can totally understand why, angel wings, butterfly wings, boxes, bottles, ribbons, you name it they probably have it. It was quite amazing, I almost enjoyed myself really.

Please don't get me wrong, I'm not a snob, I'm just slightly claustrophobic and slightly psychotic about dirt and crowds. I don't like being pushed around by sweaty people, I don't like being stepped on by people wearing muddy slippers. Several times today I almost wanted to give up. I wanted to tell my aunt "How much will you be saving from buying here? I'll pay the difference, let's just leave!". But I couldn't...

I began enjoying myself when I saw something my sister bought in a posh shop here in QC, it costs 700 pesos and my sister adored it. I got the EXACT SAME THING for 50 pesos in TABORA. My God, isn't that crazy? I'm incorporating it into the centerpiece and I'm soooo happy. What made me even happier was the fact that I gave another one to my sister and I told her "Happy Birthday!" and she was jumping up and down. I kinda feel guilty, the wrapper of my last birthday gift to her costs more than that thing. =(...the important thing is that she liked it sooo much.

Going back, I think I MIGHT just drag Ruy into this place yet again. I bought samples of all the things we could use and took pictures of other things. I also got the contact number of the people I talked to. Hopefully we can get the things we need without having to go back. As much as I hate the place, the 650 peso price difference is taunting me to go back.

(We went home at around 1:30, I missed my first belly dancing lesson...uuuugggh!)


Birthday Trivia


I have nothing important to post so I thought of putting this here. My birthday is August 4 and Ruy's is August 8

Your Birthdate: August 4

You have an extraordinary character - moral, responsible, and disciplined.
Your sincerely and honesty shine through in almost every situation.
Driven and focused, you rarely let your emotions get the better of you.
You're level headed and rational. People count on your to look at things objectively.

Your strength: Your unwavering loyalty and ethics

Your weakness: Your rock solid stubbornness

Your power color: Navy blue

Your power symbol: Shield

Your power month: April

Your Birthdate: August 8

Watch out Donald Trump! You've got a head for business and money.
You'll make it rich some day, even if you haven't figured out how yet.
A supreme individualist, you shouldn't get stuck in a corporate job.
Instead, make your own way - so that you can be the boss.

Your strength: Your undying determination

Your weakness: You require an opulent lifestyle

Your power color: Plum

Your power symbol: Dollar sign

Your power month: August

Mine is crap, but Ruy's was pretty accurate.


Gathering My Thoughts


IT's going to be a busy, busy period ahead of us. So many things are going to happen, so many things need to get done...I will make a list of everything right now to help me see what I need to do.

  • JANUARY 13 - (FRIDAY) Check mom's couturier and see if she sews well and falls within my budget. Have my car tire vulcanized.
  • JANUARY 14 - (SATURDAY) Take my mom and sister to Eastwood. Meet Kresta at 4 in the afternoon for coffee. Find the time to go to the parlor some time today.
  • JANUARY 15 - (SUNDAY) Ruy and I are going to relax. NO WEDDING TALKS ALOUD...hopefully.
  • JANUARY 17 - (TUESDAY) 5th Anniversary as a couple. As this is a Tuesday we won't be able to plan anything at all. I will be working and Ruy will not even be in Manila. Oh well, c'est la vie!
  • JANUARY 18 - (WEDNESDAY) Order Mom's cake
  • JANUARY 21 - (SATURDAY) Mom's birthday, find a way to send cake to her house.
  • JANUARY 22 - (SUNDAY) Meet with Ruy, buy Helena's birthday gift and Gabby's gift as well...oh don't forget Caspo.
  • JANUARY 29 - (SUNDAY) Meet with Ruy, Go to Glorietta for the Bridal Fair in the morning, then go to Megamall for Gabby's birthday
  • FEBRUARY 1 - (WEDNESDAY) Helena's (my sister) birthday.
  • FEBRUARY 2 - (THURSDAY) Tentatively meet up with Angie so we can visit Lala of Interplay together.
  • FEBRUARY 4 or 5 - (SATURDAY or SUNDAY) Go to the Bridal Fair in Rockwell. If I was not able to meet Angie last Thursday then we can meet here.
  • FEBRUARY 11 - (SATURDAY) Helena's Birthday Party
  • FEBRUARY 14 - (TUESDAY) Valentine's Day. No celebration again as it's a Tuesday
  • FEBRUARY 17 - (FRIDAY) Go to the Bridal Fair in Megamall. Buy Nani's Gift
  • FEBRUARY 18 - (SATURDAY) Parlor in the morning. Angie's wedding in the afternoon.
  • FEBRUARY 20 - (MONDAY) Nani's Birthday

Looking at my schedule is already making me tired. Damn it!! LOI!!! When can we meet? Oh no, damn it. Don't you sometimes wish there are 10 days in a week?



I used to whine about the fact that Ruy never emails he drowns me with so many sweet e-mails. He'll probably kill me for posting this here but hell he barely reads this blog anyway

I love you so much baby! I'm so happy with our relationship! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

I hope you have a good, fulfilling and productive day at work.. Please always keep in mind that you are one of a kind and that all your abilities and talents are yours alone to use and touch other people with. You are wonderful and I'm just so glad I am one of the people whom you have touched...

Hey baby, I just want to tell you that right now I miss you so
much that I wish I was your assistant instead. Thank you so much for being great this new year even if you're PMSing.=)

Galing! I'm also so happy that you were able to read such a great book which you liked so much. I'd love to hear about it as soon as we can be together again... Ang hirap pala when we got to be with each other a lot.. Sobra nakaka miss ka..

Take care always honey and I hope your car doesn't agitate you to much anymore. More importantly, I hope it doesn't give you trouble. If we can manage this weekend I'd love to take your car to the repair shop for a check up so we'll know what is wrong with it and if it's just a minor thing we can have it fixed immediately.
I love you so much honey. Please take care aways.

Hey baby, thank you so much for being my dreamgirl! This is the year we're getting married you know?=) I just want to tell you that I'm soooooooooooooooooooo happy!!!!


10 Steps to a Happy Relationship


1. Be realistic about each other.
Don't try to turn your partner into something he or she is not. Let's face it, guys-there's only 1 Pamela Anderson in the world, and even she has had her implants removed! Give your gal a break and understand that her physical appearance is NOT going to change overnight with the help of a few facials! or treatments. And ladies, Brad Pitt has already been taken, so you're gonna have to do with what your guy is like! Chill out, love each other for what u are. There is more to your partner than what meets the eye.
2. Always talk things out.
Now guys, I know this is not your fave pastime or mode of resolving issues, but u know what? This works with the gals. Don't make assumptions about each other's feelings. Learn to express yourself better so that your partner understands what you're angry about, or hurt about, or even happy about! When u stop talking to each other from the heart, it's the beginning of the end.
3. Do stuff together.
Make an effort to do things together. Do some sports or involve yourselves in some shared activities; something both of u enjoy or are interested in. It could be as simple as watching movies together, or jus strolling hand-in-hand down Orchard Road. Watch soccer with him once in a while though the green patch on TV puts u to sleep in 3 seconds. And guys, do give in if your gal asks for another day at window-shopping, rather than suggest! that she go out with her girlfriends for "that sort of activities" instead. If you're spending more time with your friends rather than with your partner, it's a warning sign that you're drifting apart!!!
4. Meet each other halfway.
If he agrees to throw out that rotten T-shirt with the "The_Rock" print, u shouldn't kick up much of a fuss if he asks u to keep your room tidy. There's gotta be a little giving and taking in a relationship, so learn to meet each other halfway.
5.Show your love
Buy her flowers or candy or perfume every now and then, even if u have been together for years. It's wonderful to continue showing someone that u care for him or her. Cook him a special meal, paint him a Valentine's Day card. Knit him mini-socks he can't wear (like for decoration purposes =>), buy him a packet of milk for breakfast, or pack his wardrobe for he knows u can still be romantic and loving despite having been together for quite a while.
6. Respect each other.
Stop making jokes about her hair or skin, or whatever it is u love to laugh at. Ask yourself if she thinks if it’s funny. And if he has an inferiority complex about his height, stop ogling at tall guys and make him feel worse! Love is about respecting each other's feelings and being sensitive to each other at all times.
7. Bury the past.
Stop bringing up the past. Gals...don't bring up the happy things about u and your ex to your guy, it would just make him jealous or unhappy. And guys, don't talk about the happy times that u had with your ex or mention about her in your every other sentence as it would make your gal feel un-happy and she might think that u saying all this b'coz u are going to get back with your ex or not interested in her anymore.
8. Sit on your jealousy.
All of us go thru' spells of insecurity at the beginning of the relationship, but don't translate that insecurity into jealousy. If you're going to go through your partner's mail and cupboard, and eavesdropping on conversations, u know something is wrong - with u!!! Jealousy is like a poison that slowly spreads thru' the relationship before finally killing it. Trust your partner; love has to have trust in it.
9. Keep your commitments to each other.
If your partner is standing you up all the time and canceling dates and breaking promises, u need to talk! If you're in a relationship, make your partner your priority and don't disappoint them if u can help it. It's really terrible when someone promises to take u to dinner, and then calls to cancel it. Don't make promises u can't keep. If your partner starts to feel that he/she is not important enough to u, u may just lose him/her.
10. Be honest.
Honesty is not scowling at how awful she looks first thing in the morning, or telling him that he has the biceps of a fly~! When we say "be honest", we mean expressing your feelings clearly, not being bitingly cruel. When you're hurt, say so, and when you're angry, tell him/her, w/o getting hysterical. If u can't be honest with your partner, who can u be honest with? If Love is also about honesty, and a relationship where honesty doesn't exists probably it isn't worth it!

Looking back on my relationship, Ruy has never cancelled, rescheduled any date with me...WOW!


For Angie


This girl is one of the w@wies I truly admire for her creativity and organizational skills! Add the fact that we have similar's no wonder why I'm a constant visitor of her blog. Anyway here are some pictures Angie Just because you asked for it... =)


It's On!


330 days to go before my ooops our wedding. (Note to self, try to be less self centered before you get married). Anyway that's 10 months and a few short!! I'm panicking. It's the budget I'm most worried about really.

I'm bracing myself for all the problems, issues, dramas...bring it on! I'm soooo ready




Sometimes, I take a step back and try to view our relationship from an outsider's point of view. When I do this, I become in awe of Ruy. I know this might sound like I'm patting my own back, but sometimes I'm amazed at how much this guy really loves me. Sometimes I ask "Why the hell is this guy so into me?"....I don't get it. I'm the biggest bitch in the world...earlier Mike and Aaron just referred to me as "evil" yet somehow Ruy still loves me. WHY? What's wrong with him?

I asked Patric Porto before if he felt the same way (as he is also with someone who's so into him) and he says NOPE. He says that he feels he deserves to be loved that much and it's not really surprising for him. I wish I could have his confidence...

I'm not going into self pity or anything I'm just being objective. I'm complicated, I'm not very nice, and sometimes I think I'm more trouble than I'm worth. Yet Ruy doesn't seem to think so.

Concrete example. Last week I was down with the flu...Ruy and I were supposed to go out but he said it's better for me to rest instead. Ofcourse I threw a tantrum "You just don't want to be with me..." and all that crap. I then left and went to the grocery...of course not following Ruy's request that I stay home and rest. I then went home to find a bouquet of yellow roses (my favorite) in the house...

The next day I threw a tantrum because of apple pie...don't ask it's too petty to write here.

The day after, I bitched about having to do a task that Ruy forgot.

After all of this, I received this text from Ruy...

"Olivia, I can't wait to your husband...Kanina I can't help imagining you walking down the aisle into my arms...sarap!"

Damn...I must have done something right in my pastlife! (I better be careful with my behaviour now though, I have a feeling I'll be a dung beetle in my next life)


Ruy's Gift


What Ruy gave me this year really surpassed any gift he has ever given me...Watching the fireworks in the HYATT Regency Lounge, 10 stories up, in perfect view of the fireworks was just amazing. I was surprised that we were the only people there, I guess it was only Ruy who came up with the brilliant plan.

Here are other things that made that night really nice...

- having a long discussion on who's a better gift giver.
- discussing past presents and why they were good and why they sucked.
- being alone
- seeing all the people watching the Firework Olympics stuck in traffic while we were sitting comfortably...suckers!! hehehe
- looking pretty (yeah I think I looked nice that night)
- not sweating, I hate sweat and had we watched the fireworks display with the other people we would have been sweating our asses off...eeeeeeewwwwww
- discussing which presentation was the best and why (I liked Australia better and Ruy liked China)

Up to now I'm still in awe of Ruy's gift. I'm glad he thought of it, galing!!!

Things I Learned While Shopping


I went grocery shopping last December 30. Why did I go shopping? For 2 reasons, FIRST: Just so I can leave my house, SECOND: I needed to buy the final ingredients for Ruy's salad dressing.

I realized that shopping during the Hiliday rush can teach you somethings about life, and about yourself.

- When I have kids I should NEVER bring them grocery shopping during the holidays.
- People who drive are better cart pushers than nondrivers. I therefore conclude that everyone should be asked to take driving lessons before being allowed to push shopping carts.
- the keep right rule makes perfect sense, except no one seems to follow it.
- there is no need to wear micro mini skirts while grocery shopping...really.
- I understand that grocery shopping MIGHT be a fun family affair to some people, but please don't have a family field trip during the holiday season.
- People are less considerate of other people when they are happy. This is a shocking realization but it's true. Those who were shopping with boyfriends were less considerate than those alone or those with family members.

I don't remember the other things I realized but I promise to add to this list as soon as I remember some of them.

Last Single Christmas


My last Christmas as a single person and I spent it not with my family but with Ruy's family...go figure!

Let us first establish several things...I was sick. I had the flu, and I wasn't the nicest person during the holidays. It was the worst time for anyone to get sick, I had to miss workon the 23rd cause I was really soooooooooo down. Anyway on the 24th I had no choice but to go to Ruy's house as promised. (I was supposed to spend New Year's Day with them but my family decided to have a New Year's celebration instead) Ruy picked me up at 830 we were there hanging out not doing anything and then I asked him "What time are we supposed to go to your Lola's house?", he then said "Later pa". WHAT?????? Ofcourse I was pissed off to hear this, I was out all day shopping with my bestfriend buying last minute gifts I was tired, irritable, etc. and now he tells me I wasn't really needed there?!!!?? DAMN!

He then tells me "I want to hoard you all to myself muna" Tell me how you can continue being pissed after that!

We later went to his Lola's house. I was so touched by how his family welcomed me. I received several gifts from his family...specially his mom and lola. I didn't even receive ANYTHING from my family and then his family gave me stuff. I'm so touched talaga.



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