Hello 2019!

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2018 has been a busy year. I stopped writing here mid of last year because I got promoted at work (yay!) but has been really busy.

One of my goal for this year (and was my goal last year) is to write 1 post each week. Last year is also the first time I didn't have a year-end summary. Oh well. Let's  be positive as we welcome the new year.

New Year's Eve I arrived in Canada last 2015 and I spent NYE for 2016, 2017, and 2018 thinking and dreaming of watching the fireworks in Downtown Vancouver. I didn't go those previous years because of the cold and crowd. I told my brother during my first NYE in Canada that we should book a hotel in Downtown where we could see the fireworks, avoid the crowd, and be warm.

Pan Pacific Hotel That dream came true NYE of 2019. Last September, I booked a hotel room at Pinnacle Hotel. However, in November, I learned that the fireworks display won't be visible from any of their rooms which is unfortunate. I, then, called Pan Pacific Hotel …

Day 7 of PH Wedding Vacation: Wedding Ceremony

After 9 months of planning and preparation, this is it! It is our wedding in the Philippines in front of family and friends.


I want to tell you that it was magical and amazing, but much of it was a blur, but I'll do my best to describe how I felt.

I love the Blessing Photography creative shots after the ceremony!

It was my turn to walk down the aisle - everybody (from the Manila Cathedral guide to the videographer at the back) is telling me to slow down. I didn't even know that I'm walking fast! I want to tell you that I was nervous or scared, but at that moment, I felt calm and genuinely joyful.

As I walk going to the altar, I saw...

My Parents
They look amazing. My mom holding her tears and my dad looking dashing.



Jomar
My instinct is to look for Jomar, and when I saw him in front - a wave of excitement and love went over me. All the anger from earlier vanished. I hate how much I love Jomar at that moment.

Jomar, his parents, and Wayne (best man)

Family and Friends
As I walk, I keep looking left and right, waving and smiling at family and friends that I see. It felt amazing to be surrounded by people we love on this special day.

With some of our family and friends - thank you, everyone!

Same Day Edit

The homily of Father Cali (I hope we got his name right because they changed priest on the day itself.) was excellent. It was humorous yet a loving reminder for us and all couples in the crowd about being a Catholic married couple. Some portions of the homily are included in the same day edit video:


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