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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...

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  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.

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