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