Random: The Church

eureka! 

one of the major things a couple should do ahead of time during wedding preparation is booking a church. you can’t get other wedding suppliers unless you have sealed the date.

it’s quite amusing to know that every couple (or should i say most brides), have different criteria in choosing the perfect church. some couples want a church that has a special meaning for them, like the place where they first met…or could be a church they have seen in some romantic movie. on the other hand, some bride to be’s lean more on the logistics such as having nice wooden doors so they can have their dream grand entrance (moment ko to!) OR a grand looking altar for the after wedding photo ops OR well ventilated (plus points for the aircondition) OR with a balcony where photographers can position themselves, to get that ‘on the top’ shot. some practical bride to be’s just want it somewhere more accessible for their families and friends.

so how did we end up in tagaytay, particularly on chapel on the hill?

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chapel on the hill

for a simple reason that our wedding day is on the peak of summer and of course knowing how hot metro manila is during that month, so i (yes.me.) chose a church somewhere in tagaytay where it is cool and relaxing. and will lessen my chances of getting sweaty and icky on my special day. ang arte arte di ba noh?

well actually, my hmua told me that the weather in manila and tagaytay are just the same. the only difference is that tagaytay is not as polluted as metro manila and despite the hot weather, everything else is still refreshing because of the nature and mountains.

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cool and breezy mountainside

luckily, there was a wedding ongoing during my ocular adventure in coth. i just sort of imagine myself in that moment and i suddenly got excited! i am praying and wishing that it won’t be too hot on our wedding day though. i am also happy to see that the church is small enough, just enough to handle my ‘hopefully’ small number of guests.

church 3
it will be me next time 🙂

ok, so this is the story of the church. i can’t think of anything else to write for now because i feel so lazy. ugh. will be back soon. 😐

Travel: Tagaytay

(Circa 2008: Ang pinaka baklang trip sa balat ng lupa) 

One summer day of 2008, Jex and I went to Paradizoo Farm in Tagaytay. Jex is one of my close friends from my previous company. We immediately hit it off the first time we met. He’s the funniest and sexiest among all my gay friends (Note: Jex puring puri ka na dito ha, hindi normal to. Haha!).

Jex and I at Paradizoo

Paradizoo is a farm/zoo found at the hills of Mendez, Cavite…hmm almost Tagaytay area. We rode the Tagaytay bus at Pasay bus terminal (the one behind Sogo). It took us 2 hours to reach the place. The zoo is well maintained and really a good place for family, couples or solo weekend getaway. I really like the place, it’s very gay — ang daming flowers! 🙂

The animals are very cute too. I like the kid and the mini carabao. 😉 There’s also the special animals like ‘Bull-Tez-Five’ which has 5 legs…and the sleeping 5-legged pig.

Geese, Bull-tez-5, SleePIG and pony

Carabao, kid and the snake (ooops not me)

I love going to the zoo. I like the feeling of being young again, just like going on a school field trip during my younger days (Shit, I feel ‘manang’ saying this ‘my younger days’ Haha!).

Ang dami lang namin pictures, mapa…

…animals

Llamas, boars and ponies

Horse, baby swans and carabaos

…flowers

Flowers

…and of course kami, ‘Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa balat ng Lupa’. Hahaha, patalbugan sa shots, luvet!

My Happy-Go-Lucky Days

…ang ayaw patalo. Ikaw na nga!

Sexy Jex

I suddenly miss Jex. He maybe the most vulgar, promiscuous (hindi ba?!) and loudest gay among my friends, I consider him one of the most trusted. He’s serious when I need some good advice (he’s a good adviser — probably because he’s got too many boyfriends Hahaha!). Miss you sexy, bisitahin mo ako dito, dito ka na maghanap ng chubby bear! 🙂

Me and the Pussycat Doll 🙂

Note: Paradizoo Them Farm located at Km. 63 Panungyan, Mendez Cavite (http://www.paradizoo.com.ph)