Friday, I went to the wedding of a family friend. My whole family was invited and my parents were one of the ninongs and ninangs. I went solo and the hubs stayed home with the baby because we're still at that stage where we just can't leave him with someone not in our immediate family. But when I got there, there were a lot of babies present! Had I known that people were allowed to bring babies (or just brought them anyway), I would've certainly brought rockstar baby! (But at the end of the night though, I was glad I didn't since all the babies got cranky and there wasn't a quiet spot to put them to sleep --rockstar baby's bed time is 7 pm).
The couple had a beautiful ceremony at St. Agnes' Cathedral and a nice (and lengthy!) wedding reception at the Floral Terrace. They had a really good band playing who did covers of songs by Shakira (i.e., Hips Don't Lie and La Tortura), Sean Paul's Shake That Thing; Beyonce's Crazy in Love, and other fun pop songs. It was an 8-piece band and 4 members took turns singing and I think they did an amazing job! Heck, maybe I'll play for a wedding band! A cool part of the wedding was the viennese dessert table --this translates to a variety of dessert stations including a cotton candy man, a chocolate fountain, an ice cream bar, a cake bar (with the wedding cake, layer cakes, tiramisu, etc.), a cherries jubilee station, an espresso bar, and two other bars I didn't even visit.
Another cool thing about the wedding was that I got to see my childhood friend Pebbles. Pebs and I grew up together in the Philippines and we've been friends literally since we were born (since our parents are good friends and we were born about 1 month apart). I don't remethink the last time I saw her was a couple of years ago, so it was good to chat with her. At times, though, I feel like I don't know what to say to her, even though we've had hundreds of sleepovers in each other's houses when we were younger. I'm trying to spend more time with her but she leaves for the Philippines this coming Thursday and I work during the week.
Congratulations to the Happy Couple
(Pebs, Anthony, Marianne, and Me)
Saturday was spent at home recuperating. It seems drinking more than 3 alcoholic drinks nowadays triggers my migraines so I spent the whole of Saturday and today with a throbbing headache. Ugh. My mom came to visit and she spent the whole day playing with rockstar baby.
Sunday was another day of eating. I just finished having dimsum with a group of friends and we had fun eating and chatting. There was more talks of weddings during the brunch since two of my friends were in the midst of planning their weddings. I also have two more weddings to go to in October!
Congratulations to recently engaged friends of mine: Angie and Julian; Tim and Ade; and Phil and Christina!
And now, for a non-wedding related blurb:
I was tagged by Alternati to list 7 Songs I'm Listening to Now:
1. Icing Sugar by The Cure
2. I Write Sins Not Tragedies by Panic! At the Disco
3. Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson
4. My Love by Justin Timberlake
5. I Can't Wait by Plastiq Passion
6. Bandages by Hot Hot Heat
7. Narc by Interpol
And that's that. How was your weekend?
Labels: musings/personal stories