the past couple of months have felt like a never-ending flurry of activity that i really haven’t been able to sit back and relax much less find time to sit down and write. i did promise earlier this year to write more often so here’s some pathetic attempt of an update of what i’ve been up to…

Boracay, 02.17-02.21

a bunch of my former teammates from the jogadores and i flew to boracay to witness the wedding of one of ours, taty, to the love of her life marcus.


pic by redsheepphotography

the wedding was beautiful, truly beautiful. the couple wrote their own vows and taty’s vows left some of us wiping tears from our eyes.

one of the highlights of the wedding for me was the bouquet toss. well, no one really does the actual bouquet toss anymore since we don’t really want to catch it anyway. this wedding, the bouquet toss was an improvised game of musical chairs with mr. garter sitting on one chair. when the music would stop, the first girl to sit on him would be eliminated. i was the slowest (although i still think the game was rigged) and ended up being ms. bouquet. during the couples pic, we were being teased to kiss too and after saying no the first time i figured there was no harm and did it. jencarps said i pretty much surprised everyone after doing that. haha!

this weekend confirmed a few things:

  1. benta talaga ako sa mga puti. the groom described me as having the face of a filipina but the body of a european woman. o diba? 😛
  2. i want a beach wedding. it’s so chill and laidback and nothing beats a party on the beach.
  3. i’ve learned to be comfortable in my own skin enough to hang out with a really hot guy alone and not feel intimidated or shy, ergo…
  4. i’ve become a flirt. *sigh*
  5. boracay is always a good idea.

Singapore, 02/28-03/12

the day after i got back from boracay, my boss informed me that the singapore office wanted me to fly out the next week. it was a miracle that i was able to file everything i needed to file in time. my first week there was very quiet since i got a bad case of colds shortly after arriving.

i more than made up for this on my second week. i started hanging out with a french friend i met from late 2008 and his friends. it’s really funny how i keep ending up hanging out with the french crowd when i couldn’t even speak the language. they were really nice and accommodating albeit always speaking in their native language when they were all together.

here’s what i ended up cramming in my last 7 days there:

  • relaxing at the singapore botanic gardens
  • shisha’s at haji lane
  • mint tea at arab street
  • indian food at little india
  • drinking beers at the clarke quay bridge, chijmes and even my hotel room patio –> hoegaarden is ♥!
  • cycling at palau ubin and some chili crab after
  • laughing to some really good stand-up comedians at a comedy bar
  • window shopping at bugis street, arab street, haji lane and orchard road
  • eating lots of ice cream. ice cream stands were practically around every corner
  • watching alice in wonderland in 3D

i was actually sad that i had turned down the opportunity to stay there for another 2 weeks. hopefully i get assigned there again this coming june or july.

Boracay, 03/13-03/16

i had approximately 4 hours since arriving from singapore to pack my stuff before returning to the airport again for another boracay trip. this time i was flying there to watch the annual beach ultimate tournament. i decided not to play this year because i really hate running in the sand. i didn’t realize how exhausted i was from my singapore trip until i got to boracay. nina was down with a cold and had to work so the two of us were barely visible the entire weekend. it was pathetic. oh well, when your body crashes on you there’s nothing you can do but give in to it and enjoy the sleep. haha!

since my return from boracay i’ve gone to a bunch of parties, watched Cecile Licad perform Chopin’s preludes and worked a lot. this long weekend was supposed to be spent cooped up inside my house for some much needed rest and “me” time. well, at least, that was the plan. i ended up spending thursday, friday and sunday with nina with only saturday completely to myself. somehow that 4-day long weekend did not feel enough for me to recharge yet but i’ll take what i can get.

coming soon…

  • yug & rose’s modern filipiniana wedding
  • musical theater classes for the months of april and may with a dreaded recital after
  • a family trip to kuala lumpur
  • still unplanned trips to palawan and perhaps some other local destinations

here’s to living life to it’s fullest right? 😉