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.