Ruy and I have started giving out our STDs (that's save the date). We've decided to give them only to our principal sponsors, family and bosses. Then the extras to friends. =) Here are some pics.


Quarter Pounder


I just finished eating my lunch of one piece of Ritz Cheese Sandwich Cracker. I can't eat anymore. Aaaaaargh. Anyway a friend of mine just read my blog and she said.

"oh my goodness Olivia you lost 18 pounds? That's like 72 quarter pounders."

Hahaha. I love my friends for letting me see things in a new perspective.

Roller Coaster Ride over the Weekend


I've been an emotional wreck for the past week or so. You all know that I've been getting treatment for my hormonal problems right? Well I've been taking one drug for the past month and it was very mild. Around 2 weeks ago my doctor gaveme another drug which was very potent. It left me feeling very weak and depressed. Seriously, I just feel sad without any reason.

Ruy has been more than wonderful about it. I was amazed. I'm really trying to control my mood swings but the doctor said this is to be expected as my hormones are going crazy. Due to this hormonal fluctuation I cannot eat properly. Yesterday my meal for the whole day consisted of 3 spoons full of garlic rice and one Ritz biscuit (with cheese filling). Yup, that was my meal for the day.

Add the fact that I had fever from Wednesday to Friday...I was a WRECK! Last Friday, I was tossing and turning in bed. I was feeling so hungry yet I couldn't eat. I was feeling so tired yet I couldn't sleep (one of the side effects of the drug was insomnia). When my mother saw me last Sunday she got a bit worried. She said I looked so tired and haggard.

The upside? I lost 18 pounds!! Yup you heard it right 18. I couldn't it believe it myself. I've been trying to figure out where the 18pounds came from because I couldn't see any difference in the way my pants fit. My mom said my stomach is a lot smaller (whenver I would gain weight my stomach is the last to grow and when I lose weight it's the first to go), I also noticed that my shirts are less tight around the arm.

I've had a long and "exciting" weekend. Which I'll be telling you about tomorrow. I forgot to transfer the pictures into my laptop and I'd rather show you pictures. Until tomorrow!


16 and 20


16 days until my birthday, and 20 until Ruy's. We're not going to be doing anything special, although I did demand that he pick me up on my birthday as I want to have dinner with him. I don't care where, it could be in my house or in Goodah or in Mang Jimmy's for all I care. I just want to be with him.

Funny how birthdays have become just like an ordinary day when you're an adult. My past birthdays (except for last year's) has been disastrous. I've always been depressed and miserable. Last year was a bit different, after the discovery weekend Ruy and I were doing much better than ever. I also finished my therapy AND I was working in a company where I loved my work and I loved my boss and I loved all the people I was working with (I'm still working in the same company). A week before my birthday, I told Ruy it's amazing how I wasn't feeling depressed at all.

During my actual birthday, Ruy was in the province and so I was more than ready to just crash at home. I know something was up in the office though as my friends were acting strange. Mike de Villa would walk pass me without even smiling. Aaron and Dorothy were speaking in hushed whispers. I knew they were planning something.

I was speaking with Ruy over the mobile phone and walking towards the pantry. When I opened the door there was a loud scream from Christene. It wasn't a "SURPRISE" it was a "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH"....apparently instead of me being surprised, I surprised them. Wahaha

It was the best surprise party ever with the most eclectic menu. Imagine this: Tequilla, Bibingka, Chocolate Mouse and Crispy Pata....hahahah


2, 890,800


2,890,800 minutes
2,890,800 moments so dear
2,890,800 minutes
how do you measure the life of a woman or a man

YUP!!! Ruy and I have been together for 2,890,800 minutes (and a bit more, I didn't want to compute for the 2 extra days) \. It's amazing when you look at it that way isn't it? 2 million minutes as a couple. Looking at it that way puts things in perspective.

How can you cheat on someone who invested that much time on you? How can you waste all those minutes? How can you risk losing all of those memories? How can you risk not having 2,890,800 minutes more with this person?

We're not in Kansas Anymore...


Nor am I in the Philippines. I'm in SIBERIA. Yup this is what we call our office space right now. It's freezing, literally! You would see people here clad in jackets and scarves and it's not because we think it's fashionable.

Let me give you a clue on my general situation for today. I am currently wearing a wool scarf, and a jacket with the hood up. I'm also drinking hot water of the mug which Ruy gave me. That's how cold I am right now. I'm also working in the Pantry as it's the warmest place inside our office.

To a woman with slight fever, this is not the best situation to be in....haaaaaay


What have you done?


I got this icebreaker. Those that Ive done are in bold and in this color

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain (not by foot though...hehehe)
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone (what with the all the brown out in teh Philippines during the 90s....just kidding! Hey Bianx, remember all the candles and rose petals we used everytime one of us girls gets depressed?)
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables (mongo beans? I've also been fed my pet chicken thanks to my grandfather)
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars (I'd love to do this again)
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment (think yoga class with SISTER GITA..wahahah)
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger (as a dare...but I never showed up)
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster

35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day (more like adopted 5 diff accents in a day)
(everytime I would travel by myself I would change my accent just for fun. People can never tell what my nationality is anyway.)
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends (I still do)
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip (I'm looking forward to more of these)
48. Gone rock climbing (Im not sure if indoors count)
49. Midnight walk on the beach (last time this happened in Boracay with Ruy, I was walking away from him cause I was so pissed....hehehe)
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day

60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken (so far)
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music (we had to sing the pasyon to the tune of Honey for our Filipino Class ...sing with me "Sa ona pang manghohola. Ang mga propetang madla..."
87. Eaten shark (does shark's fin count?)
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived (my mother fell down a flight of stairs while she was pregnant with me...thus the damage in my brain...hahaha)
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart

111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (I was quite good actually)
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states

124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about

130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone's life

INTERESTING!!! I'd love to know what you guys have done!!

You give me FEVER


I love the Madonna version of this song...."FEVER, when you kiss me, fever all through the night. You give me fever". Unfortunately I literally have fever today. This probably explains why I've been shiverring and gnashing my teeth even if I'm wearing a thick jacket (courtesy of Sunny, thanks Sunny) and have been drinking tea given to me by Fabian (straight from London...naks).

Ruy's being quite funny about it...he wants me to go home. HELLO, i'm not about to leave all my work just because of FEVER. My boss was working up until midnight last Friday even with a fever and a cough. He even went drinking with us until 3 in the morning...hehehe.

I'm supposed to train the Italian Sales Team of our company tonight and I'm not going to leave everyone hanging just because of a slight fever. Besides, what will I do when I get home? I spend 80% of my time at home just playing with my nephew (whose picture appears here...isn't he the cutest? And I'm not just saying that because I took the picture) and if I'm sick then I obviously cannot play with him lest I infect him as well. So better stay at work and be productive right?

Allow me to digress. Ruy's the best (for me), I realized how lucky I am to find a match. Am I sure it will be this good forever? Nope, he might cheat or we might lose interest in each other in the future. But right now he's been such a blessing......waaah my fever's making me mushy



Sometimes Ruy bowls me over with his sweetness. He asked me what I was doing and I said I was working and researching on my new medication. And he offered to buy it for me...and he was so mushy about it....hehehe. I wouldn't write what he said verbatim in order to keep my fiance's macho image...hehehe.

I refused to let him do it. Despite all my whinings, I'm more than capable of paying for my medicine. He then said "I know there's no need for that financially but essentially, isn't that what being together is all about? Let me do it..."

Woohoo...sooweeeet. I told him, I'll let him do it when we get married. I just feel funny about letting someone take care of things I'm responsible for (i.e. My health). This is something I really have to work on, I have issues with depending on other people. Do you know that I even refuse to let Ruy carry my bag? My principle is, it's mine, I knew it was heavy but I was stubborn enough to bring it so I should be the one carrying it.

In restaurants, when I order something bad and Ruy orders something really yummy he would offer to exchange with me. I also refuse. It's my fault, it's my stupidity which led me to the bad food therefore I should suffer the consequences.

I should learn how to accept help, and learn how to be weak from time to time. Howellll


I Can't Wait to Give Out STDs


This is Ruy's wonderful comment after we went to Printer Matter. We finally saw the mock-up of our STD's (that's a Save the Date card by the way) and I would lie if I said that I was extremely pleased with it. I WASN'T!

The color was to light for my taste and I wanted it to be more gold and more black. But according to the people making it, we were limited by the paper we were using. Hopefully it would look better in the invites.

I wanted several revisions but Ruy stopped me. He said it's not worth the trouble of going back and forth, he said he's happy with it. I decided to be a good girl and follow Ruy. (see? I follow Ruy!! wahahah) I realized that it's not such a big deal, would people really care if the save the date was more black? Or if the pattern was a bit off-center? wouldn't help our wedding or our marriage either. So I let it go...Patrick once advised me to choose my battles. I decided this is one battle not worth fighting for.



After a depressing post (depressing for me that is) I just want to share that it's our 66th monthsary today! YIHEEE...No we don't celebrate our monthsaries every month, although we try to greet each other IF we remember.

IT was Ruy who remembered today. Ruy has been sooooooo sweet lately despite my sour mood. Here's a rundown of the sweet things he has done:

- he bought me an USHER dvd, even if he hates the fact that I love Usher
- he bought me a starbucks tumbler to hold my coffee in the office. Why? Cause I've been complaining that our office is freezing (when I say freezing I mean my teeth chattering most of the time)
- He bought me fruit shake yesterday (i've told him that I don't like chocolate right now and all I want is fruit)
- He bought me 2 magazines. BRIDE and Metro HOME.

All the gifts were really sweet but I'm a bit uncomfortable about him buying too many things for me. My goodness I'd be just as happy with a sweet text. I loved what the magazine represented though, it reminded me of the 2 things we're aiming for right now. *sigh*

When we started dating Ruy was incredibly...mmm...UNSWEET (i know there's no such word, I'm making it up). And now he's been so thoughtful. Amazing!



This is the state I'm in right now. My doctor just recommended that I take a medicine which costs 123 pesos each. Right now I'll be taking it once a day and the frequency might increase if it still doesn't work. right now, my monthly medication costs 5000 pesos. That's quite a lot!

So, I'll spend 5k on medicines, 10k on the wedding, 6k on my car, 4k on gasoline, 2,500 on parking, 1,500 on mobile phone bills. That's 29,500 a month just on my basic expenses. Now that I have done the computation, I realized that I should still have quite a lot left for other things in THEORY, but somehow in practice it seems that my salary disappears as soon as I pay everything off.

My family keeps on saying "You're earning so much, I don't understand why you're being so stingy. You should have hundreds of thousands of savings right now" ...I wanted to tell them "EXCUUUUUUUSE ME! Who forced me to buy a new car?", I was perfectly happy with my beat up car, but noooooh, they had to scare me into buying a new car. And then now I'm the bad guy?

I was thinking about where my money has been going in the past. I realized that it's been going to medical tests, medical check-ups, car repair and weekends. Obviously the first three cannot be scrimped on, I realized that the only way for me to be able to save some more is to have less extravagant weekends. That's easy enough to do. I just hope I wouldn't have to bail out of the SAGADA TRIP in August. I'm really looking forward to that.


Pearly Whites (A Shameless Plug)


Do your teeth look like these?

Probably not (yet) but chances are your teeth could be whiter. I know mine could. If you are like me, then your teeth have probably been stained by too much soda, tea, coffee or smoking. My mother is a dentist and I've begged her so many times to bleach my teeth but she has always refused. She would always tell me that the existing bleach has proven to be too harsh and it left teeth extremely sensitive and some have even burned the gums of the users. EWWWWWWWWW

Today however my mother actually approached me and told me that she found this wonderful product I could use! Yehey just in time for my wedding! She said that this wonderful product would come with a 2 week preparation in order to make sure that my teeth would be healthy enough for the treatment. I'll be trying it out very soon (and no my mother's not giving it to me for free) and I'll be letting you guys know what happens. I'll be taking my before picture now so we could compare it. I'm so excited.

In case any of you guys are interested just email me or pm me or tag me.

Advanced Happy Birthday CYRIL


Who is Cyril? CYRIL is Ruy's best friend and someone I love sooooo much. I don't think Cyril knows this but whenever Ruy and I would fight in the past, all he has to do is call Cyril and I'd be happy.He's just such a fun person to be around...we can actually take Cyril anywhere and he could fit in. Even Carmi (my bestfriend) adores him.

Now that he's turning 22 (heeeheee) I wish we could have celebrated your special day together. Show us pictures of how you're going to be celebrating Cy okay?

He Knows Me So Well


Ruy already knows that I can bug him into submission most of the time. This is what makes it so hard for him to surprise me, I normally bug him until he tells me. Today I received a text from Ruy.

RUY: I have something for you. I'll give it to you when we meet, But I won't tell you what.
LIV: Unfair, how come there's a disclaimer already? You didn't even give me a chance to bug you.
RUY: Sorry but I just can't allow you that opportunity.

I'll try to bug him for a hint right now. I'll see if I can squeeze anything out of him. Hehehe, this is a challenge...




Dear Blog,

I can't believe it's been a year since we started this journey. I remember that in the beginning our relationship was a big secret. No one knew you existed, I wasn't so comfortable about letting people read through my thoughts through you. Look at you now! You actually have regular visitors. Over 10,000 people have visited you and have gone through the roller coaster ride of life as you have.

Congratulations!!! Here's to many more years.


We MISSED the Point


Yesterday, Ruy insisted on having dinner together. I told him why don't we eat at my house so that we could save up. He agreed...

What did we have for dinner? Lechon which Ruy bought from someplace and TINOMOK and Beef Ribs which I bought from Gerry's Grill. We spent more than what we would have had we eaten out together...oh well


I'm Gonna Knock on your DOOR


DOORS, after toilet bowls we are now supposed to choose the correct doors for our house. We need to find a design for the front door and for the side doors. My God who designs doors? Here is a design that I liked for the side door



Last Sunday, Ruy and I went shopping for TOILET BOWLS. Never in my life did I imagine that the time would come when I'd be shopping for TOILET BOWLS. Ruy was more persnickety about the designs than I was. I let him do the choosing, only hinting about the cost from time to time. The design we got is exactly what you can see above.


STD, Bizu and a Keychain


Last Saturday, we were supposed to attend a FOOD TOUR of Binondo. This was supposed to be our Father's Day gift to Tito Ollie (Ruy's dad). Unfortunately, the weather wasn't cooperative so the tour guide called me up and said that we couldn't push through.

Ruy and I decided to make it a productive day by doing some Wedding Preps. I was a bit uncomfortable because I wasn't really dressed to impress. I was wearing my "I'm-going-to-walk-for-4-hours-so-I-don't-care-if-I-look-like-crap-as-long-as-I'm-comfortable outfit" I looked like crap on that day. But I decided to brave it out and show my crappy self to the world. (I also forgot to bring Iron for my hair, clip, or a cap).

Ruy has contacted Printed Matter in the past to inquire about the STD (he did this out of his own volition! I didn't ask him at all. I was so impressed and touched). So we already knew everything we needed to do, we went to their office and asked Printed Matter to make our STD's. Ruy was nice enough to let me choose the style. I love what we chose and was actually willing to pay the downpayment for the invites right there and then. Ruy stopped me though, he wanted to wait it out a bit more. Oh well...fine. I'll be seeing the mock-up by Saturday and I CANNOT WAIT. I feel like a giddy school girl.

We still had time to kill after the Printed Matter incident. We decided to go to Greenhills as we haven't been there for a long time. On the way to greenhills Ruy and I tried to figure out why Michelle from Printed Matter thought we were sweet (she told us we were so sweet, and we were seated right across each other not touching, barely talking), we don't get it. I concluded that she just needed something to say and she thought that would be a nice thing to say....hehehe.

In greenhills Ruy finally bought a keychain while I bought Mango Chiboust, 4 macarons de Paris and 3 Truffles from Bizu. We were talking about how my purchase amounted to the keychain which Ruy bought. Ruy said "The difference is this: Tomorrow, this keychain will still be with me, while all your food would be gone". I then said, "I'm sharing this food 4 other people. It's something they will remember"....

That's how it started. Then it ended with Ruy and myself engaging in a huge fight. I will not go into details but it got pretty nasty. So nasty in fact I was contemplating of walking out, except I had my company laptop with me and I refused to place that laptop in any dangerous situations.

We were okay after an hour. THEN Ruy's mom texted Ruy saying that there's going to be dinner in his grandmother's house. I seriously panicked. I refuse to look like a crap in front of these people....NO. I told Ruy I cannot as I look like this. Ruy somehow heard me say "Ok" (go figure)...

I sat through a 3 hour family affair looking like crap. It was the most painful moment of my life. So painful in fact I had migraine after. (talk about psychosomatic diseases).

During dinner by the way, I had my first taste of les escargots....mmmm, it was an experience. Ruy is a huge fan he ate like 30 of the little buggers. I told him "You swiped out an enitre colony of snails"

One conversation left me giggling during that night:

RUY: Ang galing, sino kaya nakaisip gumawa nang kuhol
Liv: (while looking incredulously at Ruy) mmmm, si God?
RUY: No I meant who thought of cooking it tonight!!!!


A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square


Are you guys familiar with this song? I wasn't, not until 5 years ago when Ruy gave me a copy of this song (among other songs). To be honest I found the entire collection of songs weird. I didn't know what he was getting at. Why was this man giving me a song which says "That certain night, the night we met, it was such a romantic affair...and when we kissed and said goodbye, a nightingale sang in Berkeley Square". I didn't get it, the night we met wasn't romantic. And there was no nightingale in sight. To be perfectly honest I don't think I ever remember seeing a nightingale.

I was expressing this to Ruy last Friday and he was laughing. He said that that song was one of his favorite songs, and he just wanted to share it with me. He then asked me "If you found me weird, why'd you keep going out with me?" . I didn't have to think hard about it, I knew why. My reason was because he was SOOOO different from the men I used to date. To be honest, I was sick and tired of dating these kinds of men. I always knew where I stood with them. I knew I had all the power in the relationship. I knew that if I they saw me when I wasn't wearing my make-up they'd probably be a bit turned off. I know they'd be sweet and suave until I become their girlfriend. Then things will change.

It was completely different with Ruy. I had no idea where I stood with him. I wasn't even sure if he was interested in me. Up until we became a couple I wasn't sure if he was really into me. Strange I know. This is why Patric said we were the dysfunctionally functional couple.

Last Friday, we heard that song once again. Yup, that was Ruy's surprise. We got to watch Manhattan Transfer sing A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. I LOVED the concert. It reminded me so much of my childhood. When I was growing up, while everyone my age was listening to RX and KC, my mom had me listening to Basia and Sergio Mendez, etc. I loved it then and I realized that I still love it now. I must say, that when the Manhattan Transfer sang Shaker Song I got chills down my spine. Ahhhh, it felt like home.




Ruy just called to tell me that he's taking me out tonight!! Wooohooo, here I am feeling so needy because we haven't "dated" in a long time, and now we're going out...I didn't even have to whine!!

I'm so excited. I don't care how bad or good the night is...he prepared for it. That's what matters...




"Olivia, I think when you are married you will beat your husband!"...WHAT?!!! When my client/friend told me this I almost cried. WHY? Why does everyone think I'm such an evil girlfriend. Don't they know that it's actually Ruy who's been very grumpy lately? In fact, everytime Ruy would turn grumpy I'd either just keep quiet or tell him "You're being grumpy again ah"

Why is this bothering me so much? Could it be because I've heard it too many times? I've heard it 4 times this week. Arvi just told me yesterday that he thinks Ruy will be under me when we get married. My goodness! I hate weak men. If Ruy was weak and if I could control him then I wouldn't want him. Honestly! Weak men make me want to throw up.

Just to clear things up once and for all.

1. Ruy is not under me.
2. Nor am I under Ruy. We are both free to do as we want within the confines of commitment and morality.
3. I have never ever beat Ruy.
4. Ruy has never intentionally battered me. (Although, accidentally stepping on my toes and breaking my toe nails should be counted as battery as it hurts like hell)
5. Ruy is free to drink with friends. I go out more often than Ruy.

What's in a Ring?


Last month, while Ruy and I were talking I realized that I had offended Ruy when I made some remarks about his proposal happening "just" inside the car. I felt so bad cause I know that Ruy actually put a lot of thought into his proposal and here I am making fun of it. Ruy's proposal was actually perfect for me. I would admit that seeing stories and videos of men who propose in public (for the whole world to see) makes me swoon. Yes I am a woman and I do find that romantic. I cannot see myself in those situations though. I'd be so embarrassed, mortified even! I have been very vocal in telling everyone that if anyone does that to me, I'd run away. Contrary to what people think, I don't like being in the spotlight.

I loved Ruy's proposal, I really did. I was so surprised, I was with my family, and I was all made up....perfect!!

This whole talk about the proposal got me thinking though....what is my dream proposal? What would have been a swoon worthy proposal for me? The first thing that popped in my head was the first proposal in Sweet Home Alabama. Remember when Reese Witherspoon was led into a Tiffany Store and she was given the chance to choose her ring among all those rings? WOW! It seemed so perfect initially but then I realized, I DON'T WANT TO CHOOSE MY OWN RING!!

I believe the ring your bf/fiance chooses for you is symbolic of how he sees you. I sincerely believe this, this is why Carrie (from Sex and the City) threw a tantrum when the ring she was about to be given was butt ugly. I am now looking at the ring Ruy gave me....what is it saying?

Well, the ring is not plain (take that you Mc. Donald's lady who called me Plain Girl in Green Blue Shirt), in fact it's a bit complicated. Might be symbolic of how Ruy sees the complexities in my personality (might also be symbolic of the difficulties Ruy faces in dealing with me). The band features an intertwined design. Hmmmm....what could that mean? It could mean two, it's symbolic of how our two lives are about to be forever connected or two, it could be symbolic of Ruy's desire to strangle me when I become too complicated.

Interesting...very interesting.


All for a 4-hour Affair


Ruy's colleague got married last Saturday. I was of course ecstatic at the thought of dressing up. I started preparing last Friday. Ruy once mentioned that he liked those side-swept bangs so I said...hmmmm....maybe I should surprise him. So I had my bangs cut in order to be able to don that style. The picture you can see is how my hair looked upon waking up. (Yes, I had my digicam beside me while sleeping.)I HATED the bangs. Seriously! I called Ruy up immediately after seeing the hair and told him what I did. He was laughing and he said so why did you get it cut? And I said "Cause you said you liked it! This is your fault!!" (of course I knew it wasn't really his fault, but it's nice having someone blame. =)

I had my trusty stylist Mac Labay style my hair for me. (thank you Mac! You really are my sould mate!!). I went to my mom's house, she loved the hair! Wohooo, you see my mom is a very critical person and if it passes her judging then I'm fine. My sister insisted that I stop fussing with my hair and make-up and take a picture of her instead. See, she just lost her front tooth and would like to see how she looked like. Yes people, my sister is just as vain as I am.

Ruy picked me up. He said I looked nice...woohooo a compliment from Ruy!!! This is quite rare. The first time Ruy took note of my make-up was when he told me that my blush on was not even (to make matters worse, I wasn't wearing any blush on at that time). We went to Loi and Willard's wedding in San Seb. Here's a picture of the bride and groom. I'm glad things worked out fine for Loi. Remember that she had a big problem with one of her suppliers a week before the wedding. SCARY!!

After the wedding, I almost threw a tantrum cause I wanted Ruy to give me the car keys so I can run to the car. You see it was starting to Rain and my blow-dried and heavily styled hair would die a natural death if it gets touched by the rain. YES PEOPLE, AFTER READING MY BLOG FOR 11 MONTHS YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT I CAN BE VERY VAIN. We made it to the car but my hair still got a bit wet....hmmmmph. So during the reception my hair was not as nice as it was during the wedding. See Ruy doesn't understand this as he has no hair!!! Hahaha.... Here are some reception pics.



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