Skip to main content

Gimmick Yet Again...

Congratulations to my cousin Jeffrey and his wife Menchie. They just got married yesterday, and I must say it was a beautiful day. The chapel at Calaruega, Tagaytay is really something else -- the effect of the rays of the sun of midday streaking through the windows into the hall while my cousin and his wife are getting married is really special. I'm not much of a sentimental person, but if I may say I was holding back the tears while they exchanged their vows.

At the reception, I was the emcee along with Menchie's friend. It was a classic case of the impromptu clueless host show -- we were making up things we were going to say on the spot. It went well as far as I'm concerned but there were a few delays due to unforseen technical difficulties. After the programme, people were congratulating me and my co-emcee for a job well done -- I don't know if it's patronizing us, out of courtesy, or ture. I may never know.

During the reception, the cameras and the cameramen blended in so well with the happenings that they must have caught a great deal of the event in great angles. There were times that I was thinking about the shot angles because the cameramen were constantly moving with their professional digital still and video cameras. I can't wait to see the final product, and I won't mind viewing the whole thing because I was a part of it. My favorite part as when I fought to keep the tears from falling when friends and family gave the newlyweds a framed prayer in a very solemn ceremony.

And of course, cousins get together again and since the night was young, we went out -- in Tagaytay. This past week had me treated with a lot of first times: Tuesday at Libis, now Saturday at Tagaytay. We went to Cafe Lupe, just outside the Tagaytay City proper. The place was packed, for a very good reason -- the performing band (The Big Bash band) were so darn good. They played classics from the 70's to the 90's, from Queen, the Eagles, Sting, Kenny Loggins, and whoever sang the now classic tunes spanning three decades.

When will the gimmicks end? I hope not in the near future -- I'm still going off to Puerto Galera this coming tuesday, and planning to get my fix of the beach, the girls, and oh the booze. This time though, I will be in the company of teammates and friends. And not to mention, my teammate which got me into a tailspin. I don't know though whether or not I'll get my random hookup in PG while she's there together... Oh well, que sera, sera.

Chill...

Comments

  1. Hi Dean, how are you? I just read this boy, after 7 months hehehe. I really enjoyed the time we spent with you and thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable. You did a real good job and that's not just lip service. We miss you and we hope to see you again.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

From FOMO to JOMO

Until very recently I believed that I needed to be on top of the latest news and happenings not only in my field (computer science and software engineering) but also in as many things as I can be on top of. This meant subscribing to all sorts of magazines, newsletters, YouTube channels, Twitch streamers, watching TV and live sport events, etc. — I was on top of a lot of the latest happenings, trends, news, interesting developments. I was having fun and I felt busy. What I did not feel was particularly effective nor productive. I felt like I was consuming so much information with the thought that it might be useful someday. When I was younger this wouldn’t have been an issue but I realised that ever since I’ve started taking stock of what I’ve been spending my time on, that a lot of it I’ve been spending just staying on top of things that I really didn’t need to be on top of. This article is about some of the realisations I’ve made in the course of exploring this issue of “FOMO” or th…

Futures and Options I: My Introduction to Computing

I've recently been thinking about how my decisions early in life have done me good to put me where I'm at right now. I've certainly lived a very fortunate life -- been blessed with so many good things and been down-right lucky being at the right place at the right time. My 30 year journey to where I am now has been very interesting. I can pretty much say that the experiences I've had up to this point have very much contributed to making me who I am -- and that I regret nothing. Still though I keep thinking about what my life would be like if I hadn't made certain choices I did make throughout the years. There are a few choices I've made that I've stuck to and I keep thinking about wondering "what if I made a different choice instead" -- and the more I think about it, the more I'm happy about the decisions I've made.

Note: This is Part 1 of a series about my early choices in life which have gotten me to where I am today. If you're intere…

Futures and Options II: Exchange Student

Flash back to 1998, I was a junior in high school in the Philippines. I would have been at the equivalent of 9th grade in the US educational system at age 15. At this point in my life I had been given one of the best opportunities to experience a whole new culture and lifestyle. I had a chance to be an exchange student in middle America for one full year. This post is about how passing up this opportunity changed my life more than I would have ever known at the time.

Note: This is Part 2 of a series about my early choices in life which have gotten me to where I am today. If you're interested, please stay tuned to the next parts as I go through them. Thanks for reading!

The Rotary Club

Back during those days my parents had been invited to be part of the Rotary Club in the small town we lived in. There were various kinds of people who were in the club -- writers, businessmen, professionals (lawyers, doctors, teachers, etc.). My parents are businessmen who had very little in the way of…