Dadi and I ‘tried’ to be academic this time. LOL.
We presented a paper in an international conference, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress in Singapore last 19 August 2013.
At the National Library Board Singapore
With other proud Filipino paper presenters. They’re all UP alumni!
Uma-outfit shot overlooking SG. Hehehe.
Congressman. So, how’s your pork barrel? LOL.
Me about to present.
Woohoo! Go Dadi!
with Dr. Dan Dorner (Victoria University of Wellington) and Dr. Raphaele Mouren (Universite de Lyon), section heads of IFLA Rare/Special Collections in the Asian and Oceanian Context.
We also had a short tour around the National Library Board of Singapore.
I LOOOOOOOOVE their library!
Shelving in style.
I love how they preserve their rare books. Look at those bookshelves/cases!
And here are some interesting ‘words of wisdom’ painted on the windows of the library:
This. Anong paki mo, sa long hair ko?
Let the sepulturero do it for you. Heheh.
And my favorite:
Good thing, ours is not a teenage marriage. It’s even long overdue! Lagpas lagpas pa! LOL.
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.
We had a free post nup shoot with CJ and Jeff of Redscale Studios last May 20, 2013. Berny Tia of Stylemebeautiful recreated my look during my wedding. I was so happy that I could still fit in my gown 4 months after my wedding. Haha!
Fairy Princess and the Warrior King
Some behind-the-scene shots, courtesy of my sister, bridesmaid and DIY-crafts enthusiast, Janine.
We had our prenup shoot some time in December 2012 where everything started….at UP Diliman.
Theater, classroom, library books, sunken garden, UP, taho. XD
Special thanks to:
- Cj Cariola of Redscale Studios for the awesome and nakakasakit-ng-ulo-sa-kakatawa shoot
- Berny Tia of style me Beautiful for the hair and makeup (and taking care of me until the day of my wedding, and even after the wedding during the postnup shoot)
- bridesmaid Daisy Dalina for being my pretty PA, stylist, tagapaypay and tagabili ng tubig
- Ria Zablan of Redscale Studios for lending me her malakas-na-makapornstar eye glasses na may mataas na grado (hehe)
- Manong from the College of Mass Communication for allowing us to hold the shoot in their ‘teatro’ for…wait for it.. for free!
- UP SLIS Library for letting us disturb their silence that afternoon
- SLIS students and tambay who willingly took part and became extras in our shoot. Your acting was superb! Thank you!
Dadi and I are very musical. We’re into different genres of music, maski commercial and campaign jingles pinapatulan namin. So, if you’re asking what our first dance was, we had Regina Spektor’s version of John Lennon’s Real Love as our first “formal” dance as Mr. and Mrs. C. Yes, formal because we were dancing like crazy monkeys during our reception entrance, while my very good friend Kenneth, the person behind the Surat Journals, was singing Enrique Iglesia’s I’ve Finally Found You as we entered the banquet hall. So, eto normal at pormal-pormalan na. For the actual first dance and entrance, they’re in the wedding highlights made by Aisle 1401.
Thanks, Youtube for this:
My sister, best bridesmaid and julalay, Janine (she’s a talented singer, too!) sang it while she’s facing away from us kasi ayaw niya daw tumingin sa amin because she would cry endlessly. Panira ng performance.
Excerpt from the song:
Thought I’d been in love before,
But in my heart I wanted more
Seems like all I really was doing
Was waiting for you
Don’t need to be alone
No need to be alone
It’s real love, yes it’s real love
oh, It’s real love, yes it’s real love
oh, It’s real love, yes it’s real love….
Dadi installing AC in our bedroom
Fixing and assembling my shoe rack
He has officially taken full responsibility for all our meals and nutritional needs. Hehe.
How to sew a button on Mami’s blouse
Oh please don’t judge me that I’m a big fat lazy wife. I also do household chores, believe me!
Because Mami forgot to include them. XD
The Full Gown