Back to the Beginning of Our Happily After

Went back to Parque España Residence Hotel Alabang where we had our wedding preps last year and attended anticipated mass at Mary Immaculate Conception Nature Church where we got married. We also watched our wedding videos (same-day-edit and wedding highlights) over and over again. Kaiyak lang. Hehe.

Reminiscing at its finest!

Parque Espana surprised us with this gift. They misspelled the last name, though. Hehe.

Parque Espana surprised us with this gift. They misspelled the last name, though. Hehe. Muchas gracias, Parque Espana!

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The most memorable church in the whole world for us!

The most memorable church in the whole world for us!

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Watched the wedding videos again and again

Watched the wedding videos again and again

Cold feet

Cold feet

Had my bridal photo taken here on this exact spot.

Had my bridal photo taken here on this exact spot.

 

His favorite chair at Parque Espana. Th

His favorite chair at Parque Espana. This one’s also included in our SDE video by Aisle 1401.

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Happy anniversary to us! 49 years to go before our golden wedding anniversary! Hihi. :)

 

 

 

 

ONE! Bulilit and Bakulaw’s First Wedding Anniversary

Exactly a year ago, I received an amazing gift from God. This gift is a lovely daily reminder how blessed and lucky I am. Finally, there’s someone who is able to put up with all my quirks, weirdness and sometimes lame (or too much) humor and lines. Thank you for being a domesticated husband and for always thinking that I am cute even without my make up on or well-combed hair. Happy first year wedding anniversary, my poging Dadi/Ser Chef. I love you more than Adam Lambert and Daniel Matsunaga and I’m sure you know that already. I love you so much!

Photos from Redscale StudiosDadi is still down with fever. Yes, on the day of our wedding anniversary. We had to cancel our plans for today and re-book our hotel reservation. Hope he gets better tomorrow.

Cheers everyone! Stay happy and in love! :)

Bulilit and Bakulaw’s Christmas: 2013 Edition

First Christmas as a married couple. Yihii. :D

  • Christmas dinner with the BFFs at Tiyo’s
  • Noche Buena with the in-laws and kids
  • Lunch with the Cabbabs in Sampaloc
  • Dinner with the Buenrostros and Pigaos in Antipolo
  • Aquino-Paguia Reunion in Las Pinas
  • Dinner with college friends

LAGARE ang Mr. and Mrs. C! Our Christmas celebration is truly memorable. Thank you, Dadi!

Dinner with friends and family

Dinner with friends and family

Dinner with college friends. It's really nice to be with my college bestfriend, Chapot and her husband Marlon and super adorbs baby Ethan, who got back from Canada for the holidays. :)

Dinner with college friends. It’s really nice to be with my college bestfriend, Chapot and her husband Marlon and super adorbs baby Ethan, who got back from Canada for the holidays. :)

Our Christmas selfies/couplies(?) Hehe.

Our Christmas selfies/couplies(?) Hehe.

To our family and friends, thank you so much for all the gifts, both material and non-material. We love you!

Opening of gifts under our Hello Kitty Christmas Tree.  Trivia: Dadi surprised me with this Christmas Tree. I've always dreamed of having a Christmas Tree like this. :)

Opening of gifts under our Hello Kitty Christmas Tree.
Trivia: Dadi surprised me with this Christmas Tree. I’ve always dreamed of having a Christmas Tree like this. :)

GIFTS! Yaaay!

GIFTS! Yaaay!

And Dadi gifted me a new bag. He knows how much I’ve been abusing my LC le pliage (in Bilberry) for two years. It’s high time to get a new one. Hihi.

Lonchamp large LM Metal in black Thank you, Dadi! You're the best! :)

Longchamp large LM Metal in black
Thank you, Dadi! You’re the best! :)

Merry Christmas everyone! :)

 

Superheroes at the UP Lantern Parade 2013

We had the annual Lantern Parade last 18 Dec. 2013. This year’s theme of the SLIS Lantern was Labraryanihan. SLIS faculty and students dressed as super heroes and super villains paraded around the academic oval. We’re super heroes saving the world from information illiteracy and disasters, such as Typhoon Yolanda. Sir Igor and I were Shaider and Annie (Mga Pulis Pangkalawakan), and Ma’am Kate was our much loved bonggang villain, Ida. Our costumes and props (Shaider, Annie and Ida) were all DIY-ed. Labor of love (for the School!). :D

UP Lantern Parade 2013

UP Lantern Parade 2013

This gimmick was such a hit, similar to our last year’s storybook characters.

Throwback: Lantern Parade 2012. Dressed as Dorothy and Tin Man of The Wizard Oz.

Throwback: Lantern Parade 2012. Dressed as Dorothy and Tin Man of The Wizard Oz.

I wonder what’s in for next year? Hmmm… ;)

79th IFLA World Library and Information Congress

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 Filipino paper presenters. They're all UP alumni! :)

With other proud Filipino paper presenters. They’re all UP alumni! :)

Uma-outfit shot overlooking SG. Hehehe.

Uma-outfit shot overlooking SG. Hehehe.

Congressman. So, how's your pork barrel? LOL.

Congressman. So, how’s your pork barrel? LOL.

Me presenting

Me about to present.

Me presenting.

Me presenting.

Woohoo! Go Dadi! :)

Woohoo! Go Dadi! :)

with Dr. Dan Dorner and Dr. Raphaele Mouren of Rare/Special Collections in the Asian and Oceanian Context.

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.

Shelving in style.

Super nice.

I love how they preserve their rare books. Look at those bookshelves/cases!

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?

This. Let the sepulturero do it for you. Heheh.

This.
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! LOL.

Good thing, ours is not a teenage marriage. It’s even long overdue! Lagpas lagpas pa! LOL.

 

 

 

 

Yo no hablo Singapura!

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.