P100 Teacup Flowers


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


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”

Wedding 101: Budget


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How much would you spend for a wedding? I’m sure most couples would answer, “As much as we can!” That is true. But — I’m warning you. DO NOT spend all your savings for your wedding, and, worse, DO NOT incur debts just so you can have your dream wedding. Times are tough these days. While the dollar-peso exchange is high, it is fluctuating. Commodity prices are still steep, despite the cheap price of gasoline. So, how much would you spend for your wedding? And, who should spend for what? Continue reading “Wedding 101: Budget”

Tomato & Basil Spaghetti


As you all know, I love spaghetti (Oh, I love spaghetti!!). Type in “spaghetti” in the search bar, and it’ll lead you to more than five entries. I eat spaghetti almost every week. If I’m not cooking it at home, I’m eating it in a fastfood restaurant (e.g. Jollibee). I’m all for easy to prepare spaghetti because I sure do not want to wait a long time before I can eat them. The easiest spaghetti dish I’ve created so far is this no-oil tomato and basil spaghetti. Continue reading “Tomato & Basil Spaghetti”