Will you be my Bridesmaid / Groomsman?

My first ever Silhouette Cameo project and first try at creating bridesmaid / groomsman requests! So happy with the results! 

   
      
Now I know why custom wedding invites are so expensive! For an inexperienced me, it was a delightful pain designing, measuring and assembling. Thanks Ma and Kuya for helping me!😘

I hope they like it! This was a request from my office friend who is getting married real soon. 😍

PS. I think I deserve a tap on the back. 😎 I’m thinking if I can actually do this as a hobby and for extra income. Hmmm. (Coz it’s fun but tiring too!)

Oh I designed wedding invitations for my brother’s wedding last May 2015 too! From scratch. Labor of Love ❤️  

 

Tereza on Love 

From Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being: 

It is a completely selfless love: Tereza did not want anything of Karenin [her beloved dog]; she did not ever ask him to love her back. Nor had she ever asked herself the questions that plague human couples: Does he love me?  Does he love anyone more than me? Does he love me more than I love him? Perhaps all the questions we ask of love, to measure, test, probe and save it, have the additional effect of cutting it short. Perhaps the reason we are unable to love is that we yearn to be loved, that is, we demand something (love) from our partner instead of delivering ourselves up to him demand-free and asking for nothing but his company. 

Poetic Memory

The brain appears to posses a special area which we might call poetic memory, and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful. […] love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory. – Milan Kundera

Interesting. Separating the body from the soul, Kundera also separates memories of his characters. Though much a philanderer, Tomas (the novel’s main character) unintentionally only keeps poetic memories (of love) of his wife Teresa. Memories of other women are only of sighs, sensations and physical reactions (non-love).

I wonder if we are all the same way.

Potipot, Zambales 2015

On a whim, my office friends and I decided on a beach trip for the long weekend – Potipot Island. 

It was a loooong 8 hour bus trip (three transfers Cubao – Gapo – Iba – Candelaria) from night until the wee hours of the morning. 

We stayed at Isla Vista resort – a 10 minute boat ride to Potipot Island. Finally after the long ride we arrived and got some sleep.

A few hours later, we were on our way to the island!    

    

I did not like the water very much because it was too warm. We had a lot of fun taking pictures along the beach though! (The pictures not with me though. 😐)

But it was fun bonding times nevertheless. Great food, good company. 👍

Mactan, Cebu 2015

One of this year’s surprising blessing is the opportunity to travel to beautiful places for work. This time it was a 3 nights stay at Shangri La, Mactan for a workshop. 

Shangri La Mactan Resort and Spa is too nice a place for a workshop. The beach was beautiful, the pools were sooo nice and the overall amenities (gym, sauna, plus the buffet) were also top notch. 

Room – I had a king sized bed plus a veranda with a view of the sunset. Aaah so nice to sleep and wake up to this every once in a while.  

Beach – White sand, lounge chairs and vibrant sea life perfect for snorkeling. I actually rented snorkeling gear (P300/hr) so I can swim and look at the  colorful fishies. 👌

     Photo from my water buddy

Buffet – Breakfast and lunch buffet at Tides for three consecutive days. I die. Diet went out the window. Eeps I don’t have a single photo because I was too busy eating. 🙀

Swimming pools – I only tried the new one (infinity pool) nearest the beach. It was very nice.  Photo from my water buddy  

I was just too happy to finally enjoy the beach for the first time this summer. 😄   

The best part? It was for free! 😎 

I was indeed a happy camper. Great time for a supposedly stressful workshop. 👍

Til next time! 

June 1-3, 2015