Church Interview

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.

Our Preciouses

We finally got the rings from Mayfair! Thanks to Mom who sprung for them, it’s her gift to us (love ya mommy) XD.

We had them engraved with our names too, took just a couple of minutes. We passed by Salazar Bakery and Eng Bee Tin for stuff to take home. Then we ate mami and siopao at Masuki Restaurant along Benavidez St. nearby.

Jeez, they ran out of giant siopaos early, we had to wait for the second batch of paos to arrive and had to settle for a small regular asado pao.

The new giant paos arrived as we were nearly done. Sayang!


We also passed by Dongnaya Mini Mart for pasalubong.

We dared go to Tutuban for DIY supplies. We needed paper tape, brooches, flowers, nylon string, beads, cords, etc. We found them at Michelle’s.

Then we made like the law and settled for a round of coffee and donuts at Dunkin.

Step 9: Ongpin for Rings

We went to Ongpin St.
We saw some cats.
We canvassed for wedding rings.
We ate mami and siopao, and bought pasalubong hopia at Chuankee / Cafe Mezzanine / Eng Bee Tin.
Shiny! We then made a downpayment on made-to-order (size) rings at Mayfair.
Our simple rings will look like these. We’ll have to return for them next week.

By the way, what they say about the Sta. Cruz Church-side and Binondo Church-side shops are probably true. The rings from the Sta. Cruz Church-side are (thinner, lighter and) cheaper… BUT! The ones they showed us were quite rough in quality. One ring even popped out its stone as the storekeeper brought it out from under the counter. Be careful of the hard-sell techniques, you might end up paying for something you might not want in the long run. The rings from the Binondo Church-side are pricier but seem to be (heavier, thicker and) of better quality. Other than Mayfair, we found Ms. Jean Ong of Enchanted Gift Shop (across Chinabank) and the shop owner of Gold Mine Jewelry quite helpful and easy to talk to. They just didn’t have the particular design or the sizes we wanted.

I slipped and sprained my ankle near the bridge, though.
Huhuhu. But it was all worth it.

Time Goes By So Fast

It’s hard not to have an official anniversary. All we do is celebrate the dates meaningful to us. Last year we simply had Chicken Inasal at Marquinton then coffee at Biksa Coffee.

This year we had fishballs, chicken balls, squidballs and cheesesticks at CAL and scouted for vid and photoshoot venues as we waited for the UVVRP color-coding to pass. We wanted to watch The Avengers at Trinoma, but the lines were too long and we failed to get seats. So we ate at Flavours of China and had coffee at CBTL instead. I picked up Mami the next day for a massage at Nuat Thai and a late KFC dinner. ^_^


Don Day Afternoon

Hungry after gym. We found our way to Don Day Korean Barbeque, Teacher’s Village, Diliman, QC. Had grilled meats and fish-shaped ice cream. XD

Happy bday, Sis!

My big little sis, Janine, celebrated her 22nd birthday last October 14.

@ TGIF, Brickroad

Happy birthday again, my little sister! You’re all grown up now, but you’ll always be our family’s baby.  Hello, Teacher Janine! 🙂

I was 8 and Janine was 3 years old here. 😛

And oh… I feel old.  XD

Pretty Preggy Momma

Ma’am Nats a.k.a. Krungkie (as I fondly call her) is one of my closest girl friends. She’s also a former professor of mine back in college and eventually became a colleague when I started teaching in 2006. We’ve shared a lot of secrets, crazy and hilarious moments together and most of them are nakakasira ng dangal at reputasyon. 😀 She moved to Doha, Qatar last May to join her husband and 4 months later, she surprised us (with a baby in her tummy) and came back to Manila for a visit. She asked us to meet her up at Banapple, Katipunan.

Nathalie, Me, Rhea and Andie (Rhea's cutie patootsie daughter)

Nats looks so healthy, glowing and happy! Ninang Iyra is excited to see her next inaanak. 🙂
Thanks to Rhea dear for this photo via Instagram. 🙂


Family, Food and Freebies

Last night, we decided to have dinner at Johnny Rockets (The Home of the Dancing Servers) in Eastwood, Libis. The restaurant really lives up to its name as the servers are dancing every 30-40 minutes. They would all stop whatever they’re doing, whether they’re in the kitchen or serving their customers, and then would start dancing to retro music.

We also got these freebies. Oh, God knows how I love freebies and discounts, so I am always delighted whenever I hear, “Ma’am may free po kayo na…” Yay! Simple pleasures.

Johnny Rockets shopping bags and vapur – the anti-bottle water bottle (cool, right?)