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Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Beautiful Place

Caleruega, The Transfiguration Chapel, Tagaytay, Manila, Philippines

 Peace~ heee

Many rich people like to have their wedding here. Cost? Only RM10,500 just for the chapel itself bha. *pengsan*

If I have the money, I would love to have it there~~~ :D

A few photos that I got from Google.

Inside the chapel

At the main door of chapel

Outside the chapel

If you are interested to celebrate your holy matrimony there,

FOR WEDDINGS:
1. Reservations are on a first-come-first-serve basis. 
2. A non-refundable down payment of P5,000.00 is required.
3. Full payment of all wedding dues should be made a month before the wedding date.
4. Only confirmed reservations are booked in Caleruega’s calendar.Reservations are     considered open until confirmed.
5. Reception Venue:
        Roofdeck - P40,000.00
        Veritas - P30,000.00 + use of Aircon P5,000.00
        Gazekubo - P25,000.00 + use of Aircon P5,000.00
        Use of the Chapel - P15,000.00

Currency rates: P15,000 x 0.7 = RM 10,500 (as of 29 July 2010)

My Second Name

Who here knows that I actually had a second name?

My mum told me they wanted to name me Steffiana Ariadne Jinius Jipanin but they changed their mind because they worry that I will have problem in writing that super long name in forms and etc.. Hee..

Luckily now my name is shorter than that. Hoho

Proof: In my mum's passport to England when I was 2, it was written there 'Steffiana Ariadne Jinius Jipanin'

Maybe I will name my daughter Ariadne. It's a nice name :)

Don't you think so?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

How I become the person I am today.

1. Family
2. Faith
3. Friends

As simple as that. Thank you God for my wonderful friends and family.

Dear Lord, please strengthened my faith each day and bring me closer to You. AMEN

Monday, July 19, 2010

Movie Review: Despicable Me (3D)

 
Hey hey hey. How many of you haven't watch it yet? I know my dear Aunt Allison already watch it with her family. Haha. I can imagine the faces of my cousins, the excitement! Lucky them, they got the chance to see 3D movies in their age. Technology mah.

Guess who accompanied me to watch the movie? It's my mum! Haha. She's the one who bought the tickets of course, not me. So I am supposed to say I accompanied my mum and not the other way around because she's the one paying kan? *sigh*

Anyways, the movie is so damn cute and funny. The character I love the most is none other than the cute Agnes. I'll tell you why. It's because of her 'It's so funny, I'm gonna die!' line. Muahahaha.



 Elsie Fisher voice of Agnes

I have a lot of favourite scene. A LOT I tell you. Bikin geram!! But I'm afraid that I might spoil the movie for you. See it for yourself. Ngehehe~

Ratings: 10 out of 10

Friday, July 16, 2010

Marriage

I read it from May. She shared this note from a lady named Linda. Thanks for sharing May and Linda :)

~MARRIAGE~

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly.

She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn't talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn't love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company.

She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn't have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane.

When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn't want anything from me, but needed a month's notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month's time and she didn't want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day.

She requested that every day for the month's duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Jane about my wife's divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn't had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don't tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside
the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn't looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me.

On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn't tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me... she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it's time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn't noticed that our life lacked intimacy.

I drove to office.... jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind...I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won't divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn't value the details of our lives, not because we didn't love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart.

Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away.

At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I'll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed - dead.
My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push thru with the divorce.-- At least, in the eyes of our son--- I'm a loving husband....

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse's friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

If you don't share this, nothing will happen to you.

If you do, you just might save a marriage.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

A CHRIST-CENTERED MARRIAGE IS A MARRIAGE THAT IS SURE TO LAST A LIFETIME.

So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate. Matthew 19:6

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This song is uh-maaaa-zing

I've always loved Beyonce's song.

Here we go. Another amazing song from her.

Straight from my heart to my hubby~


"Broken-Hearted Girl"

You're everything I thought you never were
And nothing like I thought you could have been
But still, you live inside of me, so tell me how is that?
You're the only one I wish I could forget
The only one I love to not forgive
And though you break my heart, you're the only one
And though there are times when I hate you
'Cause I can't erase
The times that you hurt me and put tears on my face
And even now, while I hate you, it pains me to say
I know I'll be there at the end of the day

I don't wanna be without you, babe
I don't want a broken heart
Don't wanna take a breath without you, babe
I don't wanna play that part
I know that I love you, but let me just say
I don't wanna love you in no kind of way, no no
I don't want a broken heart
I don't wanna play the broken-hearted girl
No, no, no broken-hearted girl

There's something that I feel I need to say
But up til' now I've always been afraid that you would never come around
And still I wanna put this out

You say you've got the most respect for me
But, sometimes I feel you're not deserving of me
And still, you're in my heart
But you're the only one
And yes, there are times when I hate you, but I don't complain
'Cause I've been afraid that you would walk away
Oh, but now I don't hate you
I'm happy to say
That I will be there at the end of the day

I don't wanna be without you, babe
I don't want a broken heart
Don't wanna take a breath without you, babe
I don't wanna play that part
I know that I love you, but let me just say
I don't wanna love you in no kind of way, no no
I don't want a broken heart
I don't wanna play the broken-hearted girl
No, no, no broken-hearted girl

Now I'm at a place I thought I'd never be, ooh
I'm living in a world that's all about you and me, yeah
Ain't gotta be afraid, my broken heart is free to spread my wings and fly away, away with you....

I don't wanna be without my baby
I don't want a broken heart
Don't wanna take a breath without my baby
I don't wanna play that part
I know that I love you, but let me just say
I don't wanna love you in no kind of way, no no
I don't want a broken heart
I don't wanna play the broken-hearted girl
No, no, no broken-hearted girl
Broken-hearted girl
No broken-hearted girl

Friday, July 2, 2010

The 120th St Michael's Anniversary Dinner

Place: Putra Ballroom Bukit Padang
Date: 5 June 2010
Time: 6.30pm

Could you believe it if I tell you that my whole family are ex-Michaelians?
 Yes. All of us. And Aaron still schooling there la.

Ora et labora! Pray and work :P

Thanks to Uncle George for sponsoring my ticket that night. The dinner was awesome!

I like the school's choir performance too. Reminded me of my school years *sigh*
I miss my batch's choir group.

Hm. That night, I met a few ex-schoolmates there. Then it's time for picture time!

Lorraine, Ellida, myself & Marcie

Marcie & Gregg

Group picture without Edgar in it because he's the one who's taking this pic. Ha

Marcie, myself, Ellida & Lorraine

Yay. Now THIS is the group picture. Thanks to Edgar's cousin :)

The hot guys: Edgar, Gregg, Sobinti, Ruddee & Arnold

The hot girls: Lorraine, Ellida, myself & Marcie

It's hard to meet our friends from school now. Paling2 pn terserempak ja time mansau.

Hoho. Wishing all of us good luck. Don't forget to give an invitation card to your engagement party or wedding day :)

I know we still have a long way to go. Amen.

Do keep in touch~

xoxo

Reunion 5A&5C at Upperstar Damai

Hello hello hello and welcome to
'Our Reunion'

*Drum roll*

Sorry for last minute information and we are looking forward to another reunion party which will be announced soon. 20 orang ja kami ni. Huhu. Tsk..tsk..

However all of us had fun though :P
Sempat tingu England vs Germany lagi tu. Hoho

Before we proceed, let us all go back to Reunion 2007.

Place: Upperstar Damai
Date: 27 June 2010
Time: 7.30pm

Presenting.. Edgar.. The photographer of the night :)

Jo-Anna & Serena

Luke & myself



Oh I like this one~ Shows the happy me :)

Germaine & Marcie

No comment =_=" and yes both of them are not drunk during this time *sigh* Haha~

The girls

Sitting: Ellida, Jo-Anna, Serena & Samantha
Standing: Marcella, Majoree, Chresentia, myself, Germaine, Melissa & Marcie

The boys

Sitting: Edgar, Francis, Luke & Gregg
Standing: Craig, Jessu, Greg

Myself & Serena

Greg & Melissa

Gregg & myself

Bayar time!

For more pictures of us please don't malu-malu go to Edgar's photo album here

Thursday, July 1, 2010

C.U.T.E

When Steffy have nothing to do

Yes. They are cute

Smile kitty.

Closer look but kitty still doesn't want to smile

Other kitty.

Blame the webcam.

Haha

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