While working on our invites, I had the problem on how to print out Chinese names on our envelopes. Though I could write them myself, I wasn't sure that my handwriting is really that good plus I was going after the uniform look for the labels. So the idea of writing it by hand was scrapped since my handwriting might be legible on one envelope and then might resemble chicken scratches on the next :P
Now, my dilemma was that the PC I was using wasn't installed with the Chinese language packs. I had to look around the Net for Chinese translation sites just so I could generate Chinese characters. Good thing I stumbled on nciku. It has this nifty feature where you could write down the Chinese character (using your mouse) and it will list down the characters with similar strokes. So all I needed to do was to copy them onto my envelope draft and print them out :)
27 days! If I've felt pressure over the last few months, what more now that it's only 27 days before the big day!
I've had my third fitting last Saturday and I had one of my SS, my MOH and Myke with me. My SS's dress needed some more alterations while my MOH took hers home already. My gown needed only minor adjustments (hem line and straps) but Myke's suit was a bit snug. The color choice for his suit though is nice (thanks to moi) and he looked cute with his pink accessory. We still have to coordinate the fitting/ pick-up schedules of the other entourage members but I'm relying more on Myke for that. Thank God for a supportive hubby-to-be :D
Myke spent the Saturday evening with us during which he (we) had some heart to heart talk with my parents. But even before the conversation started, my mom started crying! Mama naman! I didn't want to start crying myself cos I know my mom and I could do some serious bawling duet so I began cracking up jokes. Myke said I was being makulit but I knew my parents well to know the best tactic to ease up on their 'water works'. I know that my parents would dearly miss me cos I am such a good daughter :P contrary to what my mom had said to Myke. She was telling ALL to Myke - my being lazy, hot-tempered etc. (nice one, Ma!).
This made my day :) Thanks Libz!
I wanted to move Sookie's leg a little lower.. Yum.
I had another makeup trial again today. No, we didn't have another prenuptial session, this was for a totally different shoot which I'd post about soon *wink*
My makeup was done by Cel Sabile who would also be primping me up on THE day :) I love how she played up my eyes. Reminds me of Lady Gaga's look on her Bad Romance vid. It's also my first time to wear falsies.
I've been meaning post an entry regarding this for a while now but somehow I kept putting it off because of work and wedding preps. Anyway, it might be bit overdue but I hope it might still help some couples who are looking for a venue for their prenuptial / engagement shoot.
So, you're looking for an outdoor venue for your shoot? There is one right in the heart of Quezon City - the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Widlife Center. I used to pass this by on my commute home but had never entered the premises up until Myke and I had to scout prospective venues ourselves.
The area is quite large with two entrances - one at Quezon Ave. and the other (with parking) at North Ave. As you could see in the map below, there is a lagoon (the bridge is a nice setting); also a rescue center, picnic groves, play grounds etc.
Side kwento: There is one funny bird at the Rescue Center (I can't recall the bird specie) on whose cage there's a sign saying "Bawal magsabi ng 'Pangit'". Of course being pasaway, there are some people who can't resist saying "Pangit!". So what does the bird answer? It says, "Oink! Oink!". Ha ha ha! It was just an amusing bird :D
By the way, you could take pictures of the animals at the center but remember not to use flash.
The season finale of True Blood was shown just last Monday and I still can't believe that 12 episodes went by so fast :( The new season won't be until next year so right now I'm sad and a bit frustrated to be left hanging. I want more, more, more!
I had my second fitting last Saturday. And again, the feeling was surreal but I felt calmer this time around. Plus I came prepared. Ha ha! I've brought with me my shoes and jewelries to check if they would go well with my dress. I'm kinda proud of myself cos I've my choice of accessories earned nods of approval from my couturier, coordinator and mommy dear :) But you know what the best part is.. they could now zip my gown easily :P
That part of the agenda done, my mom and I went to shop for her shoes. My mom is very particular with shoes cos she wanted them to be very comfortable. We weren't so lucky to find my mom her shoes so we decided to schedule another mall visit and hit the supermarket to buy groceries for my cooking demo for Myke and his mom :D
MEETING DE FAMILIA
To demonstrate my ability of being a good wife, I decided to cook for Myke and my FMIL (future mother-in-law) who decided to visit yesterday. I've been looking around the Home Cooking Rocks site to look for easy to prepare recipes.
I decided to make Chocolate and Coffee Panna Cotta (which I already tried last Christmas) and the Fish and Tokwa. For the greens, I just thought of making brocolli with oyster sauce. Since I have to let the panna cotta set, I prepared this the day before.
Well, I must have miscalculated the measurements (since I was attempting to make a big batch) because the gelatin didn't set. I've tried to do some damage control by adding more gelatin to the coffee layer but it still didn't harden. I decided to let it sit overnight hoping it will set.
Come yesterday morning (the day of the visit), I was excited to taste my panna cotta that I ate a small cup for breakfast. This small act of katakawan turned out to be a bad decision. A very bad decision.
I am now feeling A+ after yesterday. :D
So? Updates? Hmm..
After two days of cutting, sticking and printing, our invitations have finally been assembled and are now ready for distribution. Don't get us wrong, the Wink invitations are great but we wanted to add a few additional touches :)
I'll probably post the details on my post-wedding kwento though I'd let Che, a friend and co-W @Wie have a peek on our actual invites since we have the same invitation supplier (at usisera kasi siya. Ha ha! Peace, Che!).
Some of the invites have been distributed already especially those for our colleagues. Some, which are for mailing, have been addressed and are just waiting to be dropped at the post office :)