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Saturday, June 19, 2004

of weddings...and sayings


Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue...things that a bride-to-be would gather (as per instruction from old ladies in the family) for this much awaited occasion...her wedding day. If I may recall, since my wedding was to take place in Intramuros, Manila, anticipating traffic congestion, I dressed up in a room at the Manila Hotel just so to avoid having to make my groom wait. I was sort of nervous that day, but somehow, things were pretty much hassle-free. After dressing up and posing for video (that seems to have take an eternity), I went down to the lobby, half expecting the scene that I would create with that 6-ft train of beaded satin trailing behind me. True enough, there was a crowd of tourists, mostly Asians, who gathered at the reception area...The camera man took a few pictures as I glided across the hall. I knew that everyone's eyes were on me ;-) I felt like cinderella who's about to ride her pumpkin carriage. And then, I heard it...a reverberating applause from the foreign guests! I smiled back as I saw them nod in approval of the mystique walking past them...there it was, my 30-second claim to limelight!

Today, as I traipse down memory lane, all these things have become part of a fairytale that ended years ago...in fact, it ended just a week after my wedding day. No regrets though...for whatever it's worth, having lived and learned the hard way has shaped me (i think) into a better person...better, not necessarily wiser (i still stumble and feel idiosyncratic at times...I know there's still a lot more in life to learn about), but a lot better in the sense that I've discovered myself as to the things that I'm capable of doing...I've learned to love myself!

A wedding is just the start of a colorful, adventurous life. These i learned: something old - what you are willing to give-up for that one person you love; something new - the things that you are willing to go through with your loved one, no matter what; something borrowed - your spouse...borrowed-to-own-eventually...keep in mind that he's not from your side of the family...his values are different from that of yours...learn to compromise; something blue - your life will turn blue, the magic will be gone, if you don't know how to take care of your man...well, mine is a different story :)

In conclusion, i'd keep these things in mind...just in case i get to wear that ecru gown...again!


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5 comments:

BernicE said...

wawaweee....beautiful pics ma'am. actually you have nice baby pics too. :)

joyce said...

bernice - thanks for the compliment! pero sa totoo lang, that pic was taken so many years...and pounds ago! bwahahahahaha! i love posting pictures that i wish i had more of them when i was in high school...hehehe...mga mukhang...luma!!! hehehe

BernicE said...

haha tinaggal ko na po yung music...it wil make my ears bleed!anyway...i like your entries...nakakatuwa...youre not the stereotypical math teacher..yar cool ma'am

joyce said...

bernice - ay grabe na to! hehehe...totoo yan, di ako ang tipikal na math teacher...loka loka kasi! kaya wag mo na kong tinatawag na ma'am...hehehe...yan ang nakakapagpadugo ng tenga! bwahahahaha!!! baka may friendster ka? add mo ko! mr_rod2603@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

hahhaa nakupo wala nga po ako friendster eh...thats why i chose blogging :) hehhehe. yeah sana you were my math teacher na lang. its a blast sharing with you. :)

hello to your baby:)