Thrift Find: 125-Peso Watercolor Painting

Christmas is just 23 days away, and I know most of us are cramming to check off all the items in our gift list. A few months ago, I was at SM City Cebu to check out a wedding fair when I spotted this watercolor and papercut painting. I am partial to anything pinkish, and I actually thought the text said “Soul Away,” not “Sail Away.” Anyway, I learned that the painter was an undergraduate student of UP-Cebu’s Fine Arts program, which is another reason that compelled me to buy the artwork. Continue reading “Thrift Find: 125-Peso Watercolor Painting”

WEDDING 101: Circa 1900 Wedding Package

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Because I could not get over how wonderful Circa 1900 is, I’m allotting one special blog just for their wedding package and the process we went through to have the best menu for our wedding. (And, if you’re interested, I also wrote about Circa 1900’s history at our travel blog, Slipper Game).

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P100 Teacup Flowers

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My husband’s nephew celebrated her 18th birthday and we decided to give her a “tea party.” Her favorite color is blue and hydrangeas (locally called “million”) were the only blue-colored flower we found when we went to the Freedom Park. We had a difficult time looking for hyndrangeas as they were almost already sold out, the day being a Friday (meaning lots of weddings to be held the following day). Good thing a kind flower vendor allowed me to buy three bunches of hydrangeas for P30 each bunch. I gave him a P100 bill and asked him to keep the change, which meant I paid P100 for these flowers. Continue reading “P100 Teacup Flowers”

WEDDING 101: Choosing the Perfect Venue

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The wedding of Mel Gibson and Catherine McCormack’s characters in Braveheart is my favorite wedding scene. I haven’t seen a lot of movies with wedding scenes that stuck to my head afterwards. I wanted a wedding that’s between me and the man I would spend the rest of my life with, in front of an officiant (because we legally need one). I didn’t want any spectator mostly because I can’t stay too long in the limelight. When scouting for our wedding venue, my then boyfriend and I took into consideration the following: (1) an outside area where the ceremony would be held, and (2) a covered hall for the reception. In addition, the venue must have a bit of a history (because we are historyphiles), must be romantic and must be secluded. Continue reading “WEDDING 101: Choosing the Perfect Venue”

P10 Watercolor Print Paper Gift Wrap from Gaisano Main

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On Saturdays when I have nothing to do, I take a leisurely stroll in downtown Cebu, specifically Colon Street, to window shop. My favorite mall is Gaisano Main, and I immediately head to their kitchen wares department (Level 4) to look for bargain ceramics. The kitchen ware department also houses home decor and their gift wrapping section. The stocks, I admit, are old but that is what I truly love about Gaisano Main. Continue reading “P10 Watercolor Print Paper Gift Wrap from Gaisano Main”