Friday, July 03, 2015

7 Ways To Enjoy Your Prenup (a.k.a How Not To Get All Cranky-Pants During Your Prenup)

I do not have an artistic side. When the wedding coordinator asked me what I wanted for our prenup all I said was I wanted it to be simple-- maybe we'll both wear white shirts and comfy jeans and just pelt each other with holi powder for color.

Yes, that was me trying to be creative.

It was actually DTM who had the idea to make it a surfing prenup vid. We both like to surf and it'll give us an excuse to head out to Baler for another weekend. Sounds like a plan right?

Most of the photo creds go to Bryan Laurente.

And boy was it a huge plan. I was NOT prepared with all the buying of stuff (because why else would I buy a wide-brimmed straw hat), the planning of story boards, the borrowing of odds and ends, and the requirement of having to know your best side to shoot (I don't have one, at best I had a tolerable side) that came along with planning a prenup. If it sounds like a lot of work, it's because it does involve a huge deal of man hours.

Interestingly though, we enjoyed this 2-day fanfare. Yes we had to do it for 2 days because Baler was so goshdarn far. Here's how.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

7 Things I Learned Watching UFC Manila

When UFC Asia announced the UFC Manila fight last March (Or Feb -- I am sure someone will correct me here), I broke my no-new-expenses-rule and purchased 2 tickets for DTM and moi.

No, I did not but VIP tickets. As mothers usually say, "Hindi ako tumatae ng pera." ("I don't poop money.")
Sure, the tickets were a splurge, sure it would've been better for me to put that money into the #CasiñoPartyOf2 nuptials... but the heart wants, what the heart wants.

While I overall enjoyed the event itself, here are 7 things I learned from watching UFC Manila.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

An Idiot's Guide: Surviving Wedding Fairs

I'm getting married!

Fine. We are getting married, DTM and I. But being the self-centered princess that I am (uh, hello, I named my blog Christia's World, so yeah, what did you expect?), I still say "I am getting married" whenever I tell people the news.

Re-staged proposal shot, because it was too dark in the theater where he proposed that the actual pics were pitch black.
Anyway, once I told my married friends about DTM popping the question, they all told me what I desperately needed to do first to prepare for the wedding. Let me try and list down what I remember:

  • Get a wedding planner.
  • You don't need a wedding planner, you are a project manager.
  • Go to all the wedding fairs!
  • Do NOT go to more than 1 wedding fair.
  • Set a date first!
  • Set a place first!
  • Choose a theme.
  • Choose a color, themes are tacky.
  • Book a church, they get booked 1 year ahead.
  • Book the reception venue.
  • Find the perfect dress.
  • The dress should go with your theme.
  • Go to Bridal Book.
  • Go to Weddings @ Work.
So with their very helpful and not at all confusing suggestions, I decided to start off my wedding planning by attending a wedding fair.
Some of my confusing friends, part of the proposal-night surprise. Confusing or not, I still love them.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Quickie Post: Getting Rid of these !@#$% Milia

Ever since I was a little princess in Pampanga enjoying Animaniacs and 5 and Up, I've had these small bumps on my face called milia. They are not life threatening or anything, just a major cosmetic annoyance and the bane of my teenage life back then.

No, not WAY back then you monster.

I've tried getting them removed by a famous dermatological clinic through cautery (ouch). Then after a few months, my milia came back as if I did not go through living hell of burning my face at age 11 just to get them removed.

When that failed, I tried various face products but alas! They were just too resilient for any topical cream to have any effect on them.

So I gave up and chucked it all in my winning the genetic lottery for having a face that would not stop getting milia.

Then Skintrends came.
Look at her! Milia-free

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Adventures of Spa Girl #17: Nurturing Time at Nurture Spa

I know, I know, my title is a bit of a spoiler because obviously my bottom line is that DTM and I enjoyed this refreshing spa place in Tagaytay.

Tagaytay Nurture Spa

This post is coming a tad late, well, a LOT late. 2-years late to be specific, which is making me think I should be publishing this post on a Thursday, making it a #throwbackthursday type of post. Luckily, there is also a Friday version of this, which is #flashbackfriday. And I was just told there is a Saturday version of it as well. Not sure what that hashtag will be. I could probably Google it but... nah.

I digress.

On to the review!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

24 hours after: On Stolen Phones, Police Car Chases and Globe's Customer "Service"

This year, the universe said that it will give me an early Christmas gift and it handed over a Metro Manila life experience that I was spared from, until now. Being pick-pocketed.
OK, maybe this is being too dramatic about it

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Quickie Post: On Janet Lim-Napoles, Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Yolanda

The interwebs was all a-flutter this afternoon after the senate hearing where Janet Lim-Napoles cried "'di ko po alam" and "I invoke my right" so much that resulted to so many JLN-memes.
From creativemanila
And a couple of Miriam Defenso-Santiago ones just because she blew everyone away for being... well, Miriam.
Grabbed from Rappler

If you did not hear or watch the hearing, you can join the nation in frustration by listening or watching here. I was initially thinking about sharing my thoughts on this matter but instead of adding more hate-vibes to the universe, I've decided to shift my energies on the upcoming typhoon that is Yolanda, or as the Twitter-verse is calling it, #YolandaPH
From Pag-asa

Dubbed as the "strongest storm in 2013" by CNN, it is enough to scare the bejesus out of DTM's mom, asking us to stock our pantry full of food and prepare for this storm by acting like doomsday preppers.

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