Posts Tagged ‘bebe’
The Most Beautiful Surprise
Posted on: 14th of January 2010 | Under: Life & Love

As mentioned in my previous post, we greeted 2010 with quite a bang. There were no firecrackers, fireworks or loud music involved, but one very special surprise that came in the form of a ring. Yes, that’s right! JR officially proposed! :)

Please excuse my double jointed fingers! =P

Him officially proposing didn’t really come as a surprise (we have been talking and planning about marriage for quite a while now), but his choice of timing was truly unexpected. Tired from a whole day of activities, I had already changed into my nighties and was ready to climb into bed when he suddenly pulled out the ring from his pocket and got down on one knee.

As a hopeless romantic, I have dreamed about the perfect proposal over a thousand times. I was convinced that the best was one that was perfectly planned and orchestrated with elaborate details involved; think flowers, fireworks and a bottle of champagne, or the beach, sunsets and messages written on sand. JR‘s proposal did not have any of those, but it was at that exact moment when I realized that fancy elements weren’t necessary to make the moment extra special and memorable. The only detail I needed was him. :)

Our engagement was simple with no flashy fanfare, just as our love is effortless and straightforward. <3 I was, and still am, overwhelmed with happiness. It’s the same type of happy-giddy feeling that I felt over six years ago when we officially became a couple. :)

I’m also now one of those women who just can’t stop looking down at the pretty reminder on her finger. =P

It’s truly the best material gift (more than clothes, makeup or techy netbooks) any girl can ask for!

And because I refused to be photographed in my nightgown, we were only able to have our photo taken as a “newly engaged couple” at a friend’s wedding the following day.

Photo courtesy of Jaypee.

We’ve planned to have our ROM (Registration of Marriage) in Singapore mid next month, and our church wedding February of next year, so we definitely have a lot to look forward to. :)

I’ve had the most beautiful start of the year, but I know the best is yet to come. :)

Ending 2009
Posted on: 11th of January 2010 | Under: Life & Love

The last month of 2009 was a whirlwind of events filled with happy memories. Being back in Manila meant having more time to spend with family and friends, and that’s exactly what I did. From reunions, dinners, parties to simple meals at home.

I tend to take less photos when I’m having too much fun, but here’s a few that I did manage to take from different events:

Impromptu night out with friends, followed by an intimate pre-Christmas dinner two weeks after. :)

Eggzmas party the day after JR arrived from Singapore. We missed last year’s party, so we made sure we could make it this year. :) Photo courtesy of Jaypee.

Mass, dinner, gift-giving and our yearly family photo on the eve of Christmas. <3

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Bintan Getaway – Day 2
Posted on: 12th of November 2009 | Under: Travel Junkie

** Day 1 of our Bintan Getaway posted HERE.

Since it was our last day at the resort, we planned to wake up early enough to be able to catch the sunrise and squeeze in as many activities as we could before having to leave. We wanted to go biking, take the nature walk, then maybe try the Laser Quest. Unfortunately, we were so comfortable under the covers that we absentmindedly snoozed our alarms four or five times, resulting to us missing the sunrise by almost two hours. By that time, all we could just think about was food, so we headed down to the restaurant for our complimentary breakfast buffet.

We filled our plates with pancakes, bacon, sausages and egg, then had cereals and chicken curry with rice too.

Chicken Curry

We forgot to take photos of the other food, so we resorted to just taking photos of each other just to capture the moment. =P

:)

Me.

The boyfie.

The boyfie.

We scrapped our initial plans to try out the other resort activities and walked down to the main pool instead. We just had to. This view was just so inviting:

Main Pool

Bintan Lagoon Resort in HDR.

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Bintan Getaway – Day 1
Posted on: 11th of November 2009 | Under: Travel Junkie

Only fifty-five minutes away by ferry from Singapore, Bintan Indonesia is quite a popular travel destination for Singapore residents. We’ve heard a number of good reviews about the small tropical paradise, so JR and I decided to take an overnight getaway for some rest and relaxation.

We booked a room at Bintan Lagoon Resort, and as soon as we got out of the ferry terminal, we hopped on the free shuttle service that took us to the resort.

Shuttle Ride

All throughout the twenty-minute ride to the resort, we were greeted with lush greenery left and right. We had our eyes glued to the pretty view outside our windows the whole time that it made the journey seem shorter. We were just admiring the sight of wild monkeys lounging by the side of the road, when our bus finally turned into the resort entrance.

And as soon as we got off the bus, we were served cold refreshments and greeted with welcome dancers.

Welcome Dancers

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