We went to Singapore on our first trip abroad together as a couple. We presented a paper in an international conference and saw the sights in our free time. I brought along my cheap holga DSLR lenses mounted on my beat-up Canon 400D and took shots during the IFLA, at the Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove Dining, Esplanade, National Library Board, One Fullerton, Chinatown, Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Park and Universal Studios.
Look… Our tag cloud looks like this… Seems obvious what we have been talking about for the past year. XD
Generated via http://timc.idv.tw/wordcloud.
The package arrived last 28 June 2013. I was excited about this for the past few months. It’s my birthday gift to myself for this year. It’s my very own Red Cuesta Rey Fretless Summertime Strummer from Saner Cigar Box Guitars. It’s fretless so it’s played with a slide for delta blues. The next on my want list are a balalaika and a baritone ukelele.
Our Highlights video courtesy of Aisle 1401:
Our SDE video courtesy of Aisle 1401:
Isang araw… Bago magka-lantahan… Binulabog namin ang mga sunflowers sa University Avenue… Awa ng Diyos walang sumulpot na Zombie. (And yes, pinagalitan kami ni Manong Guard dahil akala nya totoong namitas kami ng sunflowers.) XD
Maraming salamat kay Rhea Apolinario at Nap Apolinario ng NAP (Nap Apolinario Photography) XD
(*Note 1: No sunflowers were harmed in this pre-nup.)
(*Note 2: Nap used to cover weddings before his current job took him away from the wedding scene. Thank you for coming out of semi-retirement to shoot us with sunflowers. XD)
*Photo from Martin Julius Perez.
The wedding invitations are now out. The concept of “old book of fairy tales” took on a Surat Journal-esque twist in honor of one of our secondary sponsors (yup, he makes those journals KC Concepcion mentioned over on twitter and instagram).
The whole project was drawn using a CDR-King graphics tablet. Sadly, my old Wacom Graphire4 broke down before I got to use it for the invitations. For programs I used Paint.NET, ArtRage 2, and a lot of MyPaint for the stylized kitsch-type digital drawing and painting.
After printing a couple of mock-ups on a Canon Pixma printer, Mami and I decided to have them printed at ALVA Photocopying and Printing Stall (a shop in the UP Shopping Center) instead since it would cost too much ink-wise if we printed it ourselves. The after a sleepless night of cutting up Marikina leather, stapling and sewing… The invitations are done.
Quite a long process but it was worth it.
We were interviewed at the Mary Immaculate Parish last 01 December 2012 by Fr. Joseph, one of the priests there. We passed with flying fairies. We ate at Luk Foo after. XD next stop, the seminars on 15 December.