Damn. It’s freaking cold.
7th December 2013

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It is officially winter here in Vancouver. I haven’t felt this kind if cold in a very long time. It has been up to -12 here in some nights and the mornings are just as chilly. It’s been even hard to drive because the steering wheel is so cold to touch! I don’t ever remember being this cold before, at least here in Vancouver. Apparently it’s getting like this everywhere though. My co-worker told me that even her friend who lives in California, out of all places actually has her entire car covered in ice! It is even rumoured that they will even get snow!! California .. Snow!! That’s crazy to me! That scares me a little. It scares me that the world is changing so much that even one of the warmest places in the world can possibly get snow. Thank goodness I bought gloves today because I don’t know how much numbness my hands can take these days.

Ladies!!! I am getting excited! I think I finally have my wedding reception venue!!! The venue I visited last Friday was great! The ballroom was very nice and the package they offered was awesome. I tried to calculate my costs and it could possibly cost me only under $10k! They already offer complimentary chair covers and sashes which saves me a good $600-$700 with a hired decorator!! The price per head is very decent considering there’s actually 3 entrees rather than 1 or 2, we get a complimentary night at the hotel, free next morning breakfast, and free parking for our guests!!! There’s so much more and I’m getting very excited! The nice lady coordinator said she is holding my place for the ballroom until we get the contract filled out and pay for the booking deposit. I plan on giving the deposit next week so that means I FINALLY have my venue!! It’s such a relief off my shoulders.

Next weekend, my fianc√© and I are planning on visiting the church so that we can get that taken care of too. If I get the church then for sure I can finally breathe!! My mom also has already given me her list of guests she wants to invite. My mother-in-law said she will be giving me a list next week too. If things go well with all of this, I can finally send my save-the-dates in January!! I have already been working on my wedding invite design and I can send those out in March! Aahhhh!!! I’m excited!!! I hope and pray that everything goes as planned. I finally want the stress over with in trying to plan the big stuff. I just want to be able to concentrate on the small things and know that I am actually getting married in August. That’s all I want and wish for right now. That we can finally get married and start out lives together as husband and wide and finally start own family.

How’s everyone’s holidays so far? Getting ahead with gifts and things? I’ve started some Christmas shopping but I still have a long way to go. All the items that I ordered for my fiance’s gifts are finally shipped out but I hope that they arrive on time. I’ve already brought my wrapping paper to work because that’s where I shipped the items to so that he won’t see what I got him. When it’s a little slow during work, I can wrap up some gifts in my office. That’s what my co-worker says she does on slow days during the holidays and she suggested I do the same. Great idea I say! It does suck that I still have to come into the office during Christmas week. Even though it’s only half days, it would have been nice to just have the days off. But my boss is expecting me to get some work done since I’m still working on year-end and have a project deadline due early January. To be honest though, I don’t know how much work I will get done just because it’s the holidays!!! The co-workers who have to be stuck with me at the office said that it will still be fun because their plan is to come in sweats and be comfy, order some takeout and watch movies with the projector because they know for a fact that it will be super slow. Every year during Christmas week, it is apparently very slow but the managers still have hope that there will be at least a few calls even though it hasn’t changed in the last 5 years. My coworker tried to even show a report of the slowness so that maybe we can get a couple days off but nope … They are refusing to believe it so we will just make the most out of it and have some fun in the office. Why not? It makes me happy that won’t be boring and they assure me that it won’t (since it’s my first holidays with the company). Looking forward to it. There’s a lot of things to look forward to over the next couple of weeks. Next Friday is my company’s Christmas party, next Saturday is my fiance’s company Christmas party and then it’s finally Christmas in a couple days after that!!! Yay!!!


The Start of Things
19th November 2013

holidays, life, thoughts, wedding, work | 6 comments

Sorry for the lack of blogging. Life has been a little crazy in my work world. I’m still not finished this whole year-end thing and it’s driving me a little crazy. I’m hoping all of it will be done this week so that it can finally be done and over with. Well … at least that part of it. I still have a lot of work ahead of me because since we are moving new systems, I was told things are going to be starting from scratch so I might have a lot of catching up to do for the month of November since NOTHING in November of my work has been entered at all. Sigh … oh well … just as long as year-end is done because that’s what’s making me nervous most of all.

Some good news … I WON A FREE ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SESSION on facebook! I am soooo excited!! I usually never win anything. I’m never that lucky. It’s a pleasant surprise considering I have been stressing out a lot about my wedding. If all goes well, the lady photographer might also end up being our photographer for our wedding which is a load off because her prices are pretty decent and I don’t have to spend an arm and a leg for a photographer. A VIDEOGRAPHER on the other hand … hmmmm … that’s a different story. They are going to be expensive but we will see. I do kind of have one in mind.
Also … I FINALLY booked an appointment with the potential venue that I have been wanting for a while (the same venue that’s not open to tours on weekends) for next Friday. I finally braved it out and made an appointment. All I need to do is somehow ask my bosses if I can take that day off. I’m still on the hunt for other venues so that I can make appointments on the same day. Might as well make use of that day off and just do “wedding stuff”.

It’s like I really do have fire lit under my ass because one of my old childhood friends is getting married a couple of weeks before me and she already has everything almost done! She was already asking me for my address so that she could send me her invitations. She told me all she needs to do is decor and flowers … All I could say was, “ALREADY??!?!” Holy shit. She got her shit down together. I have nothing. I wanted to send save-the-dates in December but I don’t think that’s happening. Until I get the venue and the church set, then I will be able to breathe a little better. I hope all goes well next Friday because if this place is as good as I hope it is … then I will be having a venue for my reception!! YAY!!!! Then next would be the church and I hope that’s easy to get. I just know that Herbie and I have to go though some marital course thing in order to be able to get married in the church. I hope this “course” isn’t too difficult. It’s just going to be strange talking about certain things with the priest because OBVIOUSLY, there might be some thing they won’t like too much like how we are already living together and all that. I’m sure it’s not so bad. HAHAHA.

Start of Christmas Decor

Start of Christmas Decor

Another piece of enlightning news … I HAVE ALREADY STARTED HOLIDAY DECORATING!!! I finally put up my Christmas tree!! I still need to put up the lights and stuff on it but I’m so excited! I put up these snowman decals on the walls too (take a look at the pic). I made my own wreath which was wayyyyy cheaper than actually buying once since they are ridiculously expensive. Mine was only about $10 while the ones at Walmart are like $20. I just bought a plain wreath for $2 and these cute clip on decorations for $1.96 each. It’s cute! It’s my first wreath! It’s nice to finally be able to decorate the place. Last November was when we first JUST moved in so I didn’t have much time to enjoy decorating since most of the time was unpacking and making sure the place looked decent for Christmas dinner. Now I can finally make it feel like Christmas.

I apologize in advance if upcoming posts will be mostly about the wedding and work. That’s kind of what my life is revolving around right now and I guess blogging about it is my way of de-stressing about it all. Hope you all are having a good week!


Realization has set in … Time Crunch!
8th November 2013

life, rant, thoughts, wedding, work | 3 comments

My parents are finally back from the Philippines and wow they brought me a lot of goodies ahaha. There was one whole suitcase just for me! Let’s just say I won’t have to go shopping for clothes for a while since my mom bought a whole bunch of really cute tops and blouses! It really helps because it’s all stuff I can wear for work since I don’t really have too much nice “office wear” clothing. That’s the downside of having to dress up a bit more now working in an office, you stress about what to wear for work, ESPECIALLY when you know you have some kind of important meeting and you need to look your best since you are “representing” the company. Now … I have nice office clothes! I could still need some more pants and skirts though LOL.

The other half of the suit case dedicated to me was my wedding stuff!! She practically bought me most of the things I need! She already bought my wedding veil! It’s super long though. I told her I didn’t want it super long at all but she bought it anyway and it’s about 5 yards long. I just don’t have the heart to tell her that I don’t really like it but oh well. It beats me spending another $100 on just a wedding veil. I’m sure I can make it work. I wouldn’t be wearing it for that long anyway. I would only be wearing it during the wedding ceremony and a bit for the photos. But now that I think of it … it might be PERFECT for a certain photo that I want. I saw a photo on pinterest where the bride and groom were sitting on a field with the veil over both of them as the wind is blowing and it looked incredibly romantic. So … maybe that veil must just work!!!

My wedding favour!She also bought me the traditional Filipino cord and veil for the ceremony as well, my ring bearer pillows, my wedding shoes (I already bought my own but she insisted I wear these ones LOL), and what I got really excited about … my wedding favours!!!!!! They are super cute! It has my cherry blossoms on it and our names on it!! That really hit me hard seeing our names on it because it’s starting to become real that I’m getting married. Now I’m starting to feel the pressure because I still haven’t found a venue yet and have barely started on any of the actual “planning”. If we are to get married next August, I should be really starting now because I was planning on sending “save the dates” in December but I don’t think that’s happening quite yet. I’m starting to stress out a lot about it. What annoys me is that the venue I want is not open on weekends so I can only make an appointment with them on weekdays … Seriously … what that the hell is that about? They should know that people who plan events like these are mostly likely available on weekends because they have jobs and they have lives during the weekdays so it makes NO SENSE TO ME WHATSOEVER as to why they CLOSED ON WEEKENDS!!! The problem is, my year-end deadline is next Friday so I won’t be able to make an appointment until the week AFTER which delays it even more … Not only that but I have to figure out a way to be able to leave early to take a day off from work to figure shit out. Time is crunching away and I’m feeling stressed. UGH.


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