Sunday, August 9, 2009

Wedding of the year :)

CONGRATULATIONS Kuya TJ & Ate Harlene :)

So here's my entry about Kuya's wedding and stuff. Haha. So it was really really successful and everybody's happy. Even though I was so haggard with the sound system because everything failed... at the beginning. HAHA. We just used my laptop and the mike.. Old school Hahaha. It was so tiring but it was all worth it. I had my NSTP at the morning then went home, had my make up then headed for the venue.

Having our make-up :) | Picture before leaving

I was the glad that the weather was so great. Thank you Papa Jesus! Kuya TJ was really nervous before the wedding. I swear. It was funny!
Kuya TJ: Ganito pala feeling. Hahaha.

Before the wedding. Manila Cathedral at the left, a very nervous guy on the right ;)

When we arrived the church, there is still a wedding going on so we just waited and again, Kuya TJ was nervous. :)) Before the entourage started, I was nervous too because first, it was a very long walk (HAHA). Second, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE A LIGHTER TO LIGHT A CANDLE. Wahahahahaha. :))

The wedding before Kuya's wedding | The cute little flower girls

The wedding started, lots of tears and sweats were wasted and love was in the air. ;) It was really sweet. After 7 and a half years, they finally got married. Even though the priest was really strict (HAHAHA), I felt the love and the sweetness. It was perfect and beautiful so really really CONGRATS to the newly weds.

pictorial after the wedding

After the wedding, we just walked to the reception. It was just behind Manila Cathedral so it was really convenient. I was the technician/sounds person for the night. Super hassle coz they can't play the CD in their player so we have to use my laptop. Good thing, Kuya TJ told me to bring it. After everything was fixed, another problem occurred, the wires got grounded so now, we have to use a mic to let the people hear the music. SUPER HASSLE but of course, for my brother and sister-in-law, IT WAS ALL WORTH IT. I had fun being stressed and I am kinda used to it. LOL. I bonded with the technicians there. HAHAHAHA :))

Ms. Technician for the night | Having a break with Sining

I didn's get the chance to really watch the program coz I was on the other side. =( Haha, but I can hear it so I was just laughing and Ate Coco, Gladys and Sining kept on visiting me hahaha. :)

The newly weds at the reception sharing the love. :)

The wedding was really succesful. It ended at around 11 or earlier. I dunno, haha. I was just super tired. Then we dropped Kuya TJ and Ate Joy at Sofitel for their honeymoon.. Yiheee ;)

Original Cruz Family Picture | Family Picture with the wives and Sining.

So again, congrats to them. I really can't believe Kuya TJ got married already. You people are getting old! LOL. :) I love weddings so I was really happy yesterday but I just still can't believe that Kuya Mark and Kuya TJ are married already! WOW! =) Our family is getting bigger. Hahaha. :) And i love it. :) YEY! Ill upload the pictures on multiply sometime this week. ;)

Singit Entry:
You know why I am cheering. GRABE, that game was soooo soooo sooo nerve wrecking. I nearly had a heart attack. -- WEEEEH. OA na! =)) So I was hitting Kuya Justine with a pillow everytime DLSU scores and he hits me everytime ADMU scores. hahaha :) Sparring partners daw kami. :)
It was a sweet win. Thank you DLSU for creating the overtime, you made our win SWEETER! =) Kidding. 2nd round na! Need to watch a game live na! :)


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

RIP, Tita Cory. (Part 2)

I am blogging about Cory Aquino again because I am watching ABS-CBN for the live streaming of the funeral cortege of President Cory Aquino right now. She just really inspires me and I believe most of the Filipinos are inspired by her too. You can see it on the volume of the people who are following her. So this entry will be composed of pictures and pictures and pictures(haha) that I have been seeing in plurk, facebook, tumblr and twitter. :)

'History is repeating itself. “Ninoy believed the Filipino was worth dying for. Cory believed that the Filipino was worth LIVING for. Her life was about service.” -Jim Paredes

While watching too, I heard this interview on her and she says this: Even if people hate her or whatever, there will still be 5 people who will continue to support her, care for her and most especially, LOVE her. These people namely: Ballsy, Viel, Noynoy, Pinky and Kris. It's not the exact words but that's the idea. She's a very loving mother.

Even MTV is paying their respect to our former president. People all around the world are also paying their respect. That just shows us how Cory's legacy is seen all around the world. The leaders from other country also admires her for her unique leadership and her acccomplishments. She is someone to be proud of and I am really proud to be a Filipino. I am happy I am a Filipino and I will do everything I can for this country.

Their love story was one of the best. It's one of the greatest love story I know and that inspired people too. Now, I want to have someone like Ninoy who will love me and care for me and I want to be like Cory who will love my guy till the end and even after his death. So I will be ending this entry with Ninoy Aquino's poem to Cory. Jose Mari Chan made this into a song so just search for it. It's really nice.

I have fallen in love
With the same woman three times
In a day spanning nineteen years
Of tearful joys and joyful tears.

I loved her first when she was young
Enchanting and vibrant, eternally new
She was brilliant, fragrant and cool as the morning dew
I fell in love with her the second time

When first she bore her child and mine
She's always by my side, the source of my strength
Helping to turn the tide…
I fell in love again with the same woman the third time

Looming from the battle her courage will never fade.
Amidst the hardships she has remained
Undaunted and unafraid
She is calm and composed. She is God's lovely maid.

Monday, August 3, 2009

RIP, Tita Cory.

Last Saturday(080109), we, Filipinos, lost a leader, an icon and a mother. Our beloved President Corazon Aquino died at around 3am on a very rainy Saturday morning. I felt sad when I heard the news even though I was not yet alive during her administration (I'm alive na pala, I was 1 year old haha). We studied all the presidents in the Philippines when I was in elementary and high school and which I forgot already hahaha :)) Anyways, I never really know her but I guess I know some facts about her and all that she did but I think I know more things about his husband, Ninoy Aquino.

It's so nice to think that Cory and Ninoy are now together again in Heaven. (heart)
"it makes me smile thinking cory and ninoy have been laughing, embracing, talking non-stop since Saturday! " --from Toni's plurk

During my 1 year in USTe, we had a project in History and we were asked to create a video presentation about anything or anyone related to the Philippines and we chose Ninoy Aquino. After that project, I, together with my partner (Hi Barbie) started to love the Aquinos(and yes, all.. even Kris haha) I think Ninoy inspired me a lot and I still think he can be the greatest president we never had.

She even gave me a Ninoy shirt as a gift on my debut ;)

Maybe that is why I cried a little and felt sad when she died, I can see Ninoy in her. Also, the heavens cried with us as we mourn for the Mother of Democracy in the Philippines. She freed us from what Marcos left us, a very unstable and undemocratic country. She was the face of democracy and also during her administration, the 1986 constitution was made, which we are still using up to now.

She was a very strong woman because she was the 1st woman to be president of the Philippines. She also do not have any background on politics but still she run just to save us, Filipinos. That's why I would really like to thank you, Cory A. You brought change to this country and it is for the better.

With all her achievement of creating a very peaceful People Power Revolution, she was awarded Woman of the Year by Time magazine.

I think Marcos really did a great job in our country except the Martial Law. He did a lot of things for the country and he has a vision. But I think what made Cory Aquino unique from all the other presidents we had was her faithfulness to God. She had a different approach because she was a very moral leader. Maybe because she never planned to run for president but was only forced because of Ninoy and the people. She based her leadership on what is right together with a lot of prayers. That is why the people love her and that is why she is someone I look up to.

You're legacy will always live in our hearts. Thank you for everything.
You will always be remembered as one of the greatest president and person this country ever had. May you rest in peace, Cory Aquino. ;)