Fairy Woodland Post Nup Shoot with Redscale Studios

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

Fairy Princess and the Warrior King

Some behind-the-scene shots, courtesy of my sister, bridesmaid and DIY-crafts enthusiast, Janine.

Before Ever After: Prenup Photos

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! 🙂

Isko Iska Prenup Part 1: Behind the Scenes

This was a DIY/no permit/guerilla photoshoot that only lasted for around 2 hours. In short, takas. We decided to have a UP-themed prenup and we used giant fake sunflowers as props. The guard even thought that the sunflowers were real. Na-Wow Mali siya. Hehe.

Thank you, Rhea and Nap Apolinario! 🙂

JPL 2011

The Golden Anniversary issue of Journal of Philippine Librarianship (JPL) has to be published this coming December, no matter what! *goal setting*

As a first time JPL editor, I’m looking forward to see the output and finally finish harassing the contributors and peer reviewers (in a very, very sweet and subtle way) about their articles and deadlines, so I can be done with the journal’s layout. Can’t wait to see this “baby”!  😛

To see the previous issues of JPL and other UP Diliman journal publications, you may visit UP Diliman Journals Online

Life is like ice cream

I’ve been so stressed out for the past weeks. I could only sleep for a few hours, my mind is always actively running, I’m breaking out so bad and I feel restless all the time. All along I thought I’ve already mastered the art of beating up stress. But, no. Thank God I have my Dadi, good friends, good food and ice cream. Yeah, ice cream!

This Sunday, I was in the office for the board exam’s review. I’m the Course Director for this year so I have to be there during Sundays. One of my closest friends back in college paid a visit, since we haven’t seen each other for almost a year now. The night before, her boyfriend for 6 (or 7 years), finally proposed to her during an org’s event. Too bad I missed that episode in her life. I remember that we started planning her wedding though her boyfriend (now her fiance), had not shown any sign that he would be proposing to her soon. Girls love to assume, right? Hahaha.

Me and Janette (who's showing off her engagement ring ^_^)

The ring
When we’re about to go home, we decided to “ambush” another super close friend of ours (who has been hibernating for quite some time) and asked/forced him to meet us and have ice cream near my house.

Three little pigs who love ice cream *oink*

The three of us had too much to talk about and we consumed lots of ice cream, pizza and cappuccino (not in the photo) without noticing it. It was still raining outside then due to typhoon Mina, but nothing could stop us from pigging out. We’re happy for Janette’s engagement, stressed out from work and other stuff and… crazy happy to see each other again.

Art Circle’s Trigo Breads & Deli

Mami and Dadi’s favorite restaurant in UP Diliman.

Sisig, Chicken Schnitzel, Trigo Soup, Choco Hazelnut Cake

Great food. Friendly staff and chef. Quiet and relaxing place. What more can we ask for? A discount or “suki” (loyalty) card, perhaps?

The kuya waiter and lady chef also told us they are now offering catering services. Yay! We’re always asking them before about it in case that, you know, um, we want to avail their services in the future.  Months after our persistent inquiries, they’re ready to ‘feed’ 200 pax with their yummy yummy yummy food in an event sponsored by the Art Circle! Yay again!  But, they still don’t have a suki/loyalty/discount card. Hopefully, they will finally give in to our second request. *lol*


* Trigo is located at the Ang Bahay ng AlumniGF Magsaysay Ave. University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City. More reviews here.