EVERYDAY: Our Wedding (The Ceremony)


November 24, 2019, the most magical day of my life. ❤

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Everyone is dressed, everyone is made up. All of our loved ones, may it be family or friends or friends that became family, are gathered to celebrate our union.

Our wedding was held in Chapel on the Hill, or Don Bosco Chapel in Tagaytay. It was only 10 – 15 minutes away from our hotel.

Our union or the official ceremony is set at 2:00 in the afternoon. It was cloudy. To be honest, it was raining that afternoon but God has his ways. It was raining when we left the hotel but it stopped when I arrived in the chapel.

Inside the chapel where my husband waits, he waits impatiently and jittery. Why? Our officiant was late. HAHA. They were coming from Antipolo Cathedral and running late. Thus, the groom, my hubby and a friend of our officiant was personally contacting him as it was past 2:00 pm already. Our coordinator had to confiscate the groom’s phone to keep him from panicking. 😛

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For our entourage march, we chose an instrumental Thousand Years by Christina Perri. This is my nervous hubby with my second parents, walking down the aisle.

Our flower girls are also dressed in all white, mikado material with no beads or lace, to compliment my wedding gown. Here’s my hubby’s god daughter, maiara and my god daughter, elle carried by her father.

Here’s my handsome nephew – pio, my intelligent nephew – tyke and hubby’s cousin – matthew with a practiced showbiz smile. 😀

Meanwhile, I was feeling at ease. Still, I was not nervous AT ALL. I was even chatting with my driver and my bride assistant. UNTIL, I saw the people outside the chapel going inside! I then started to feel the NEED and URGE  to pee! Of all the times that I need to urinate — it was moments before I need to walk down the aisle. The nearest bathroom? on the other side of the chapel, where I will need to walk past all of our guest! Ergo, I need to hold it in! I was even asking my bride assistant if I can do it at the back of my bridal car. 😀 (I did it once, mind you! in college. :P)

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Like I said, it was cloudy and raining minutes before we started. While I was getting off the car and walking towards the entrance, I was focused on my walk because it was windy and my veil keeps getting caught in the branches of the trees.

15 to 20 steps from getting inside the church, it started drizzling! GAD. I was not panicky. I still maintained my composure.

I personally picked my Bridal March to be I get to love you by Ruelle. I listened to a couple of bridal songs, friends also suggested and I searched and search until I found the perfect song. This, this song is perfect for how I feel for my hubby. ❤

Every time I hear this song, before and after our marriage – it still makes my heart swell. You know how when you just get into a moment where you feel so so much love for that person, you heart feels like exploding? I’m not exaggerating. That’s how I feel for him and this song always reminds me of that. ❤

It’s true what they say, you will not hear anything! everything is blurry! When I finally turned right and face the altar – I could not see anything but my husband! I couldn’t even hear the perfect song that I chose! I just kept walking! I felt I was breezing through.

TIP: On how to walk, you’re supposed to kick your gown to the front then step. So you won’t step on your gown. And oh, don’t just go for aesthetic on your bouquet. It really is heavy.  

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And the rest of the ceremony follows. It kept pouring cats & dogs while everyone was safely inside the chapel.

Also, ask your parishes too what kind of offering they prefer. I really thought they would prefer food such as canned ones and instant noodles and the like. Apparently, they prefer cleaning materials which they can readily use for their chapel. So we offered Zonrox, Lysol, Tissues and Alcohol.

oh! Another TIP: Place your hands inside the veil and push them away from your face. I had a hard time opening my eyes the entire time! My lashes were bent down / pushed down rather by my veil.

Our song line up: for the Gospel – Alleluia, for the offertory – Lord I offer my life, for communion – Lead me Lord and Anima Christi.

Here we are, exchanging our vows. I don’t why I laughed but I did. ❤ This is the essence of our union: to commit in front of God and all our loved ones to love each other for the rest of our days.

This is our most awaited moment – the promise and our commitment. While our guests? they are actually waiting for this. 😀

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Our officiant, Fr. Nante and Fr. Peejay, the celebrators of our mass.

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For the contract signing, we chose the following songs: Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton, Everything by Michael Buble, I do cherish you by 98 degrees and In your eyes by Regine Velasquez.

The pictorial and recessional followed after. ❤

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For our recessional, we chose to have wands colored dark emerald and gold together with bubbles which I personally painted gold. ❤

TIP: Don’t dwell so much in the small details. During our preparation, I gave so much time and stress over the smallest of details such as the color and if the output of the bubble wands that I painted are okay. Turns out — the guests doesn’t really care about the details. But if you enjoy doing it, like I did – go ahead! No harm done as long as you are happy with it. 😀

I finally get to call the love of my life for 6 years, MY HUSBAND. ❤

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The happiest day of life, my dreams are now a reality. 

I love you so much, my baba! ❤ 

LEARN: If you want something,make it happen.


If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs. And maybe your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance. Of how much you really want to do it. And you’ll do it, despite rejection in the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine.

LEARN: Gazelle Company


A high-growth company that is increasing its revenues by at least 20% annually for four years or more, starting from a revenue base of at least $1 million.

Hmmm. When I finally set up my own fortress of good food, I hope to be a Gazelle, continuously leaping, running off to a higher and better places – providing employment, getting good reviews, happy employees and definitely outstanding food.

Please come soon, my Gazelle of a Restaurant.

MOVIE REVIEW: Before Midnight


There was a strong wind last night and a stormy rain to accompany me on the way home. So I was forced to stay in on a Friday night with some Cheese Curls and a bottle of Choco Baby while I watch Before Midnight.

Disclaimer: I haven’t watch the other two Movie Franchise before this. Before Sunset and Before Sunrise

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Her Grandmother’s advice? Not to be too consumed with Romantic Love – I used to believe in this. Well, I’d like to think that I am following this concept. To have your own identity and to have your own thing other than your Romantic Relationship with your partner. But I have to admit, I pretty much fall into the trap all the time. Not completely though. I once sacrificed my sports, my business and my friends. I don’t want to fall in that same hole again. It is important to have a whole other new world outside your relationship. I will work on this. 

We always think we’re evolving, but maybe we can’t change that much.

“He appears and he disappears, like a sunrise and sunset or anything so ephemeral. Just like our life.. we appear and disappear and we are so important to some, but we are just passing through.” – The way he describes her dead husband was heartbreaking, sad, magical and so full of love all at the same time. It’s heartbreaking how much she wants to remember every detail about his husband (the exact color of his lips, the exact shade of blue his eyes are, the wrinkles on his face). It’s fascinating how much love lasts even after so many years.

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Jessie: I have given you my whole life, okay? I got nothing more to give. I’m not giving it to anybody else. If you’re looking for permission to diss all of that, I’m not gonna give it to you, okay? I love you. And I’m not in conflict about it. But if what you want is like a laundry list of all what piss me off I could give it to you.
Celine: Yes, I want you to.
Jessie: Okay, well, let’s start with number one. OKay. Number one, you’re fucking nuts. You are. Goodluck finding someone else who can put up with your shit for more than six months. Okay? But I accept the whole package. The Crazy and the Brilliant. I know you’re not gonna change and I dont want you, it’s what you call accepting you for you.

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This is real life. The movie showed exactly how a couple may hate each others guts so much that they start resenting each other for some choices they made that may have changed the other person’s life. But that’s it. If you love the person, you have to admit all their flaws, all their mistakes, all their imperfections and all you have to do is work through it, with each other, together. 

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When we were young, We always wanted to grow up so fast so we can leave our parent’s house, have all the freedom that we want and do all the things that’ll lead us to greatness but then life happens and you can’t really turn back time. So while we are busy hoping for things, by the time we get there, we regret the things that we missed while we were busy hoping. 

The movie touched on so many topics. I will definitely watch the other two! Will keep you posted.

THOUGHTS: The Internship


There is truth to the core of the story. 

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You can work hard and go to the right school, but nothing is guaranteed anymore. Even graduates from Elite schools, even the Magna Cum Laudes – not everyone beats life’s games. 

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We all deserve waking up, feeling like we have something magical to do for the rest of the day. We all deserve to be something, to be something for someone, to feel like what we do matters and to do exactly what we love and not to be stuck in our little four walls. 

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There’s still some dreams floating around out there. It’s not too late, you just gotta reach out and grab ‘em.

So I’ll leave you with this: 

DO WE STICK WITH WHAT WE KNOW? OR DO WE CHASE OUR DREAMS?