Ever since I read the “Life of Pi”, I’ve fallen in love with Yann Martel’s prose. I love the humor he brings to even the direst situations. I love how I find myself laugh and cry over the same lines. Thus, when I saw The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios hidden behind tons of other books at Booksale, I knew I just had to buy it. It was wonderful to revisit the literary brilliance of a man whose simple language evoke a power of emotions. Devoid of form whatsoever and using only his gift for storytelling, I am swept into the tale of the lasting wonder of friendship. As if to stall death, Paul and his friend tell the story of The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, one year at a time. As with “The Facts”, the other short stories are poignant tales of love and loss.
From another site, I got the idea to create a wedding map. We were getting married in Boracay and to correct the misconception (as there are no churches in Boracay) that we were having the ceremony at the beach , I set out drawing a map of the church and the venue for the reception. Despite my awkward attempts to draw, our map was well-received. At the back portion, we included information about Boracay, where to go, what to do, where to eat. I love how we were able to personalize our wedding despite our limited budget. Like I’ve always said, research pays off. =)
I love DIY projects…thing is, I’m not very artistic. I’m a very good researcher though. While researching wedding ideas for my own wedding, I came across pictures of wedding signposts. I fell in love with the concept. Luckily, I have a sister who’s quite crafty and a groom who’s super supportive (He had their carpenter build a sign post for me..oooh…love). =) So, here’s the finished product!
We finally decided on the Top 20 pix last night. Whew. More than a thousand pictures to choose from, it was quite a daunting task. 3 weeks after the wedding, I still have all this things to do:
1. Drop my gown and bridal accessories at the dry cleaners.
2. Return the mannequin and the capiz lamps we used for added drama.
3. Deposit our checks from our principal sponsors.
4. Update my status (Ugh..just thinking about all the paperwork gives me a headache)
5. Send out thank you cards.
6. Make an itemize list of all our expenses.
7. Prepare for our Singapore trip.
That’s a lot. I like making lists though. It helps me become more productive. Time to stop blogging and stop working now. =)