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Friday, March 7, 2008

Maging Sino Ka Man, Book 2

Exactly this moment, Maging Sino Ka Man Book 2 is airing in the Philippines. And I am bracing myself not to put the channel on 2. It's been a week since I stopped watching my most favorite TV show. I just couldn't take the scenes anymore. I hate that Monique (Bing Pimentel) died. And I hate it even more that Celine (Ann Curtis) is going to die. Or maybe, at this moment, she's dying on that show, geez...

I know, I know, I might regret not watching the show. But my heart simply couldn't take it. I might have a heart attack. I am so attached with the show since Book 1 but I don't want to be next in line resting six feet below the ground.

So I will just wait for the coming episodes where scenes will be lighter and I will be back watching it again.

Sorry, Eli, Jackie, JB and Celine. I love you, guys.

But I need to take care of my heart, too.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Wedding at Sto.Domingo, NE

We covered a wedding at Sto. Domingo, NE last week, Sunday, February 24, 2008.

It was a different wedding from the usual weddings we cover in Pampanga and nearby towns in our own town Cabiao.

Although it was the usual barrio wedding, i was amazed at the their cultures in wedding which is very new to me.

Their very own version of Kinasal Na Manok really amused me. I couldn't help took lots of pictures at those two chicken who were tied up with wire, necks strangled to make them look like this:

It was sweet!

but we joked: Kinasal na Manok or Sinakal na Manok???


These very sweet and romantic looking chickens have their royal place at the presidential table. They stood as the centerpiece, which they really deserved.

The money dance was fun. I wish I had a money dance during my wedding, hehe. My mind became an instant calculator, watching those pieces of "Ninoy" and "Trio" (five hundred and one thousand pesos bill, respectively) pinned at their wedding dress one by one. The long line of "Etneb" (twenty pesos) brought large applause from the crowd when one of the ninangs wrapped the money at the newly weds.

It was a really fun wedding. And after my almost four years of marriage, I also got to meet Haidee again. My wedding emcee who was also the emcee of the said wedding.

My only downside was I always become an emotional during weddings. sometimes I forgot that I have a work to do and got attached to the sermon. While taking pictures, my eyes became wet especially at the moment when parents give messages to their children. I really can't help it. I just dry my eyes discreetly.

Otherwise, my co-photographers would laugh at me!

To Aldine and Erelyn, congratulations and best wishes!

Salvador Men - Aldrin

Finally, my second installment for the Salvador Men is now approved. I cannot tell you the final title yet and even the date of its release. I will just keep you posted, guys.

Anyway, I can share you a part of the manuscript....

Everything in her life was ordinary. Even her name. Anna dela Cruz. She thought she would be living her life that simple forever until she met Richmond Salvador. Pangalan pa lang nito ay mayaman na. And he was indeed rich. Extremely rich, extremely handsome, extremely arrogant. At dahil hindi niya masakyan ang pagiging arogante nito, sa unang engkuwentro nila ay hinampas niya ito ng malansang isda!

To his hometown, he was more popularly known as Aldrin Salvador. Pero sa isang pagkakataon kung saan siya naka-engkuwentro niya ang pinakamagandang tindera ng isda sa tanang buhay niya, ipinakilala niya ang sarili bilang Richmond Salvador, after all, his full name was Richmond Aldrin Salvador. At sa palagay niya, kakaiba ang engkuwentrong iyon. Bakit hindi, ngayon lang nangyari sa kanya na may babaeng naglakas ng loob na salubungin ang topak niya. At hinampas pa siya nito ng malansang isda!