Boracay Celebrations 

A couple of weeks ago, we attended the destination wedding of one of my favorite cousins in one of my favorite islands..Boracay.  When they got engaged two years ago, they knew they had to get married at the beautiful island.

So, our family went and celebrated the union for a few days. I also celebrated my pre-birthday here! Since it is a time Ill be off from work and a quality time with Dad who is going back to YVR after a week.

So happy to see people from Canada, Manila, and Singapore gather for our favorite Singaporean couple. The couple had surprised us with a welcome pack containing a welcome letter and some beach goodies.

I missed the island! Last went here in 2014 after our own wedding. My cousin’s wedding just added a reason why I love Boracay. I love it for so many sentimental reasons. 😜

It is actually my first time to attend a beach wedding (yeah I just realized that). We had wedding rehearsals organized by their wedding coordinator, which was so fun because I almost know everyone invited lol. I was telling my husband that if we got married again we might choose a more intimate celebration haha. 

Chilling with the cousins while waiting for the wedding rehearsals at Discovery Shores

We, ofcourse, prepared for a surprise bridal shower for the bride held at their suite. 

Come the wedding day, we gathered to the venue for preparations and the celebration dubbed as #yeoletgetmarried by a brilliant mind (ehem ehem your truly lol) 

The ambience just fit the love vibes in the air. 

DIY by the Father of the bride. Amazing Seatplan Idea.

Congratulations to the newlyweds- my cousin Em and my new cousin because of this union Jeremy! Thank you for making us part of one of the most fun weddings ever! 

Revisiting Dagupan

Finally, I am able to post about our Wedding Anniversary slash Labor Day vacation.

I wanted to share about my paternal side’s province Pangasinan, specifically Dagupan.
We stayed (our second time) at a small but cozy Lenox Hotel.

We are four (4) and we just paid almost 4k for an overnight accommodation with breakfast! We stayed at their newly renovated rooms and glad we got the last one since it was Bangus Festival.

Coming from Baguio before our Dagupan stay, we went straight to Matutina’s for dinner which was located at Tondaligan beach, Bonuan. Ahhh Seafood and more at our favorite. 

Other must go to places nearby:
Manaoag Church

Beaches at Bolinao

Message to Dad

I had a message for my mom last mom’s day and ofcourse I have to have something for my Dad too.

Let me start not with a message but a story from his childhood to show how awesome he and his growth game is. His mom went to heaven when he was just four. When he was around 9 or 10 he already tried working on the streets. Not that he was forced to but he wanted to show that he can do it even my lolo provides for him and his other siblings who also eventually got married again. He sent his self to college as a working student. He wanted to be a lawyer. He married my mom in his 30s and became a dad because of an adorable little baby — me. Hahaha. 😜
That did not stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a lawyer. I remember back when I was kid and he studied and took the Bar Exams, we were so proud when we learned that he passed! I think in time before our youngest was born. Imagine all the nights he would study and review and still had the energy to carry me just to put me to sleep when I was little. Because that was my bisyo (vice) to be carried to be put to sleep,lol. 

He worked for the Public Attorneys Office for a decade I think. I would joke him that if he should just work for corporate companies, and we are probably rich by the time I was in college. Lol! But, I know that he chose PAO as he really wanted to help people because he knows the feeling of someone in need. There are times when I could not understand why he had to defend some people branded as “suspects” . My close minded brain and mouth then would think.  And he would immediately correct and scold me  to remind me not to be judgmental of others since being a suspect still means they are not guilty of anything. His early years taught him how to deal with different people from different walks of life. He even brought me one time to work because of an urgent matter and he had to pick me up from school (college na ko nito guys lol) and I admit I was very surprised at how the job can really be challenging and humbling at the same time. His stint there has also taught me a lot of things.

At home, he is the joker hahaha. But, when were kids, he is much stricter! He seldom gets mad but when he does Im sooo afraiiiid. Lol. But, he became cool dad when I started to work. He would still bring me to the office from time to time when I was single. Even at midnight! 

He puts premium to education. He and our mom  would sacrifice things just to give us the best. And I hope we make them proud now that we have all graduated. 

He is the best! He lets me do things on my own but reminds me of the consequences which is why I feel that I am in control of the life I live. He often reminds me to treat people with extra kindness and patience (I think he still thinks I am stubborn lol) . Wag lang paabuso (just dont let them abuse you). One government employee, I am sure who worked having integrity. I am one proud daughter. 
He also sacrificed his career here (even bowling career lol) to migrate mainly for my brothers future. But, he waited for me to get married to reside accross the miles hahahaha! (feeling). He deserves the best. He is our favorite travel buddy and weekend date. Yes, much more now than I am married. If only we can spoil him and mom that much. ❤️

I am happy to spend fathers day with you 🙂
God bless and we love you! 💚