to unwind, we went out and saw a movie this past weekend. while amidst the heightening suspense in the movie, the invasion, i suddenly received a call (we do practice phonetics and our phones were in silent mode. 😛). it was from our dear friend, wengi:
“kuya, nasa bahay kayo ngayon? dun ako ma2log mamaya, ha.”
surprise, surprise! 🙂
but it was a welcome surprise. 😉 it’s been a while since we’ve seen wengi and spending time with her, be it unplanned, was something we would not turn down. she was having her gown fitted (she’s a member of the entourage for 2 consecutive weddings this september) while we planned to buy some groceries after the movie so we decided just to meet up at our house.
at about the the same time we we’re unloading our groceries, wengi arrived. what soon followed was hours of conversations mainly between selle and wengi. natigil lang kwen2han when we were watching our wedding video. 😀
wengi has such positive energy and a distinctive laugh (watch our wedding video raw footages and you’ll know what we mean. 😆) which made her short stay a pleasing one.
the following day, we all went to manila. wengi went home while we decided to visit our friends/suppliers at the wedding expo… just like what we did during last march’s expo. unlike last time though, only 2 of our favorite suppliers were present. apparently, september wedding expo have limited slots that’s why slots were raffled out. unfortunately, fol and lanie didn’t get their names picked. therefore, only bob and kaye were at the expo (the siytangco’s (bella vista) don’t join fairs).
bago tumambay sa mga booth nila, we strolled through the whole exhibit area first (we even bumped into an ofcmate who was surprised see us there 😀) and had the following notable observations:
- the photo booth is the latest craze. karl and mimi started it last march with clique booth but now there’s a whole plethora of photo booths suppliers. in a span of months, there’s now at least 3-4 more new photo booths.
- jason magbanua is really into lomography. he had 2 lomo-walls flanking his booth. very eye-catching.
- kaye stands out and never runs out of ideas. we really like the plant box centerpiece that was displayed. it’s both refreshing and unique.
after roaming around, we went to bob’s booth at nakipag-kwen2han na. 😀 it’s always a pleasure talking with bob and let because they’re innately nice people. tapos andun pa friend nila na si joey boquiren, a photographer extraordinaire in his own right, na super kulit at masayang kausap. kaya naman d talaga namin namalayan oras habang andun kami. we were so into our conversations that we forgot to take our camera out to take a quick snapshot. that’s why this post is a photo-less one. todo-kwen2han namin pero, of course, we didn’t want to disrupt naman bob’s business kaya everytime may potential client na lalapit, eh tigil muna kwen2han.
during one of those times habang nag-e-entertain c bob ng guest, interestingly, eh bigla kaming tinuro ni bob at tinawag. yun pala, bob was talking to jap, a fellow w@wie that we got to exchange mails a couple of weeks ago.
surprise, surpise! 🙂
to quote jap,
been exchanging mails with this couple & they’ve been so helpful! i finally met them sa booth ni bob. i was just telling bob that i cried watching selle & dyoks’ avp & he said, heto cla o.. hehe.. andun pala cla nakikichicka..=)
kakatuwa, no? 🙂 ayun, kwen2han kami ni jap na, according to her mom, “like we’re college friends.” funny but it sure did feel that way. mainly because she’s nice and bubbly (teka lang, that’s sounds like a drink. 😆). after she left, selle and i can’t help but smile on just what happened. it’s still a bit early but we’re sure that jap, being the positive person that she is, will have an amazing wedding. 🙂
balik na naman kami sa kwen2han and later on, we realized another w@wie, to whom we referred bob, booked him also just the day before. throughout our stay there, bob was constantly being approached by couples and b2b’s. we’re extremely happy that he is beginning to be recognized… he deserves to be.
we left bob’s booth after a couple of hours or so. we came back to kaye’s booth but unfortunately, we just missed her again. anyway, we’ll see her naman at our friend’s wedding in a couple of weeks. 🙂
we capped-off the day by having dinner at our favorite restaurant in festival mall… bangus. there we are always treated with warmth and friendliness by the owner and the head waiter. parang family na kasi kami dun. 🙂
this past weekend we were a recipient of a couple of pleasant surprises. who knew that those things were to happen this weekend? we certainly didn’t. life is definitely full of surprises which that makes life worth living… and we only have God to thank for that. 🙂