Hearing my sister rant and stress about her upcoming wedding makes me randomly think of mine (not that I’m planning to anytime soon) but just for documentation purposes. and yes because I forget about almost everything, so I try to write/ draw every thought I came up with.. I am not all hands with my sister’s preparations but with all these wedding concerns/ issues I am overhearing between my sister/ mom/ his husband to be/ my brother, man, I am definitely up for a not-so stressful one. By all means, who wants a stressed face on her special day?

With this, I’ve come up with random ideas on how I want my special day (including preparations) to be

1. Rule #1: This is my wedding so every decision must be made by US (me and my husband to be) and that means suggestions are welcome but parents cannot impose on anything. Even if that includes them paying for the food of the guests they wanted to invite.

2. Since I have already mentioned guests from #1, Guests are limited to 50 max. I want the celebration to be intimate where I can mingle, dance & have drinks with every person in the room (or beach. bleh). I don’t know how I would do this, with my friends coming from all walks of life but I guess it will all comes to me ranking who are the most important people in my life and who are those people who would definitely care to spend that special day with me.

3. Location: Out of town. This will help me limit my guests with people who will consider traveling to the wedding venue. After all, if my wedding really means a lot to them, then I should expect them to go all the way out for me. yea?

4. All expenses paid by US (the couple). Parents, ninong, ninangs, etc are NOT welcome to pay for the cake, bridal car, photography service or any other wedding expense. Of course, gifts are welcome AFTER the wedding but definitely not before. I don’t want anyone breathing behind my back and whispering, “I paid for that.”

5. Budget and DIYs. I don’t want to blow out my savings to spend on a day. Yes, this is a once in a lifetime event, but you can still have a pretty decent wedding or any event for that matter if you plan and stick  to what you can only afford. Since I am a crafter by heart (I’d like to think of it that way). I am making almost everything with my own hands. (but of course friends are welcome to help out too!)  I think by being able to make everything from scratch, you not only get to save $$$ but you get to make custom pieces and be able to bond as well with those people who are willing to give an extra hand! Win, win! yes? and oh my, I’ve already thought of things I can design or do by myself. From save the date cards, wedding invites, giveaways, guests table cards, guestbooks, custom give aways, and even photobooth props and back drop! and if only I can shoot my own wedding. I will!

Ah.. that’s it for now. Guess I’ve set the grounds this early. Shall I start looking for that Husband-to-be?

Lifted from a photographer friend’s facebook status


Date a girl who takes photographs. Date a girl whose favorite sound is the click-click of the shutter as it closes and opens to capture a memory. Date a girl who sees the wonder in the simplest things. Date a girl who looks at the world and wonders how to put a little of herself in it.

You might find her in the park, lost behind her lens, the world’s a blur arou

nd her as she tries to capture a single moment in time. You might find her in an exhibit, a look of concentration on her face as she contemplates a photograph that called out to her as she was passing by. Or maybe you will find her in a bookstore, a book in her lap as she pores over photographs of weddings all the while wondering what hers would look like.

Take her out to photo walks and laugh as she tries to take a picture of you. When she gets tired of walking, buy her cupcakes but wait until she has taken pictures of them before proceeding to eat them. Listen as she tells you her ideas for a photo shoot on the ride home.

Take her to a restaurant and wait patiently as she surveys the menu carefully, appreciating the food photography. And again, wait until she has taken a photo of your food before digging in. Allow her introduce you to Ansel Adams while you both eat your lunch. Introduce her to your favorite musician as you wait for the bill to arrive. When you get home, change your Facebook profile picture into a photograph she took of you. She silently hoped for it.

Take stolen shots of her. Compile it and give it to her on her birthday. Tell her you love her over and over until your voice replaces the click of the shutter as her favorite sound. Kiss her after she lifts her head up from the camera. Give her camera-shaped necklaces. Go places with her.

You will never be bored again.

Date a girl who takes photographs. She will never whine about a little dirt on her favorite pair of jeans as she kneels down to get a better angle of her subject. She will never be afraid to take adventures with you. She will take photographs of you not just with her camera but with her mind as well and keep it to herself to admire at night. But above all, she will teach you how to look at the world with a brand new perspective and she will do that unknowingly.

Marry a girl who takes photographs. Ditch those wedding photography books and give her the most beautiful wedding you could. She will teach your kids to find the beauty in everything just as she had taught you. Every day will be an adventure as she tries to create photograph-worthy memories with you. She may wake you up in the middle of the night because she is buzzing with ideas but she will make it up in the morning with a stack of hot pancakes beside a steaming cup of your favorite coffee blend.

Grow old with a girl who takes photographs. Sit with her on the front porch as you both pore over the bits and pieces of the moments you’ve had together. Stroke her hair as you both relive the photo walks that you took and the places you have been when you were both young. Smile as you both reenact your clever wedding vows.

Date a girl who takes photographs because she will always see that “something” in the most “nothing” of things. She will never let anyone take you away from her like she never lets anyone steal her photos and that is just one of the evidences that she loves you.

Today’s story


I’ve always wanted to tell this story. To tell this story to myself (and grandchildren to be) that once (or several times) in my life, I have become spontaneous . spontaneous in such a way that I’d be able to decide without thinking (or make that over-thinking, which I always do). To decide  only for myself and not considering anybody else. To decide without asking why, how or what if? and to decide …  to travel overseas ( and buy flights) bound to a land where I don’t have any idea aside from it being the land of PHO.



You heard it right. I’m flying solo to Vietnam. *insert confetti image here*

Well, *short pause* it’s not happening until next year, but I’m glad I have something to look forward to! I love the process of planning so I’m pretty sure I would enjoy doing research about Vietnam and knowing more about it aside from it being the land of Pho. *giggles*


Till the next story of my life. ta ta!



as of this writing I’ve got more than 10 things running in my head.
as of this I have that lacking sense of fulfillment which I find ironic and confusing because I can assure in my heart I have more than 50 loyal people loving me regardless of.
as of this writing I wish to give birth to a bright new idea. in that way, maybe I could put a dot to this whys and how I could tame my head.
as of this writing I am still hunted by past, by which I realized I would never be able to settle until I get to accept it wholeheartedly and stop putting it in the back of my head.
as of this writing, I am thankful for the continuous blessings by which the latest was winning a project for a telecom company by which I personally would like to disclose.
as of this writing, I am very grateful for the people who trust the talent even for the times that I lack the confidence to step the game up.
as of this writing, I am tired physically and mentally and just wish to be in silence for a day.
as of this writing, I am itching to travel solo and thinking to impulsively  buy a ticket to somewhere in asia.
as of this writing, I am lost and the need to unload is a necessity and thus you my dear blog has to suffer.

Not necessarily a list of gifts I wanted to have but a list of things I want to accomplish <slash get> for my birthday month. and because I’d like to think that Law of attraction and Mark 7:7 works.

  1. Decent set of earphones (monster/ajays)
  2. Beige/ navy blazer
  3. The Happiness Project (one sentence journal or the book)
  4. Red/ dip dye hair (or maybe any new hair color I guess?)
  5. new reading glasses
  6. Clarity of mind
  7. Well groomed brows (LOL)
  8. Ukelele (Impulsive want! If there’s such a term)
  9. New Shoes (Cause a girl can’t have enough)
  10. Name and a logo for my events photography business
  11. Website/ Domain for my portfolio
  12. New set of business cards (for freelance job)
  13. More freelance jobs (!)
  14. Calligraphy starter set (and the learning continues)
  15. Art (photography/ digital design) Books
  16. A clean and organized room (I know it doesn’t need a special occasion to do this, but with my current schedule, I need someone to come over and help me out!)
  17. Travel (done!)
  18. Throw a party for my friends who kept me grounded for a rough year that has been! (whew)
  19. Make 3 people happy (randomly throw a surprise to someone I knew or barely knew)
  20. And a love letter to self

BBB List #001

  1. A new possession named Sky to hopefully allow me to serve more people such as family and close friends
  2. Heartwarming text messages from satisfied clients to keep reminding me the sole purpose why I got into this business
  3.  Working with your closest not to mention creative friends doing the things you love — Dream Team!
  4. Knowing that people trust the God given-talent you have from within
  5. A job that allows me to juggle between life-work balance. Couldn’t ask for more!
  6. For being able to serve the country through music and tourism- Manila Music Festival!
  7. For the woman who made me feel inferior the other day and reminded me that I can do better than what I am today.

#BBB = Blessed Beyond Belief



Admittedly, change is inevitable but why didn’t I get the memo that a few times they’d come in bundles?


Is there a proper way to react to an indecent proposal?  Should you feel: a. offended? b.flattered?


When you start hanging out with you ex again, who has a girlfriend by the way, does it make you automatically a b*tch?


The End.

And due  to yesterday’s instances, I’ve got three more to add to the list:

1. bumpers and side gutters, not best of friends
2. Some things never change (even if you expect them to be)
3. Trust nobody easily. Being too nice could get you in trouble.

I’m ok kids, just too much to handle all in a day!


Wicked weekend!

Dear MIA


I’ve been told that you are in a terrible situation right now. My mind is blank and don’t know what I should feel. My tears are starting to gather on the side of my eye but  somehow my mind tells me not to let them fall because I am a strong woman.

My wallet is in its poorest state as long as I can remember.  But to think that you are sick, left on someone else’s garage is hard to imagine. I don’t know what keeps me moving but  I’m willing to pay the price just to get you out, in good condition and back on the road. Maybe because of knowing that I have no choice, or maybe because of the courage that I know we can make through.

Mind vs. the heart. I feel sorry for myself for having almost zero money left in my purse. However faith is keeping me grounded to tell my heart that bad days will be over soon. God will provide so we never have to worry. Prayers to the sky hoping that it is true.

I can’t wait for Easter Sunday to come, then maybe just like brother J, I will be relieved, reincarnated, ready for a brand new start.

Please get better cause I can’t wait to see you again.

***bumperkisses***, K

Summer Portrait

You know you are happy when:

  1. You’ve down several bottle of beers in daylight and you still feel 100% sober
  2. You don’t care if your hair is neat because in your heart it only means the messier it gets the more fun you are having.
  3. You dance when nobody else does.
  4. You dance whatever kind of music is on.
  5. You dance even without the music on.