Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Eighth Month-sary as a Couple: Bronze Pottery!

by: mhe-anne ojeda - isidro

It is our eighth month as a couple, so I love everything bronzepottery, linens and lace. We are in luck as we found ourselves back in Tagaytaywhere we actually got married, for Emma and Al's civil wedding celebration we have arranged for them. We didn't have to spend anything to celebrate our eight months of marital bliss!

Sonya's Garden Bronze pottery 
Bronze and Pottery are said to be traditional symbols for an eighth wedding anniversary. We are far from reaching our eight year, but I can say that our eight months of marital bliss is a bronze anniversary in the making. As bronze is a combination of copper and tin, a strong marriage is created by the joining of two individuals who love one another and spend time together. I can say that for eight months, I spell love and time as RED! He quits his job at the call center to help me manage our law firm and be with each other 24/7. And I couldn't be happier with that arrangement!

Sonya's Garden charming blanket

Pottery represents nature, simplicity and the slow creation of something beautiful from just a lump of clay. I am not sure if it is just coincidence or an intentional eighth monthsary gift, but Red has surprised me with a beautiful backyard garden last May 21! I am amazed to see a clean backyard with new plants, peebles and frog grass. In time, I know that we will have a beautiful garden, in the same way as our relationship as a couple, will start to shape into a beautiful marriage.

Estancia Hotel & Resort's Moroccan table linens

Linens or Lace are the contemporary alternative for bronze and pottery. Aside from the charming linens at Sonya's Garden, we found different linens and laces at  Estancia Hotel Resort's special presentation of themed set-up for wedding receptions called "Love in May" last May 18, Sunday. This Moroccan - inspired wedding theme are easy reminders for us that our eight month-sary is something special and colorful!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Peanut Butter: Finding Similarities in Differences!

Raymond and I are at the opposite ends of the pendulum in many ways esp. with food. He loves fish and beef while I'm allergic to them and get dizzy just by the fishy / beefy smell when being cooked. He craves for tocino, morcon and embutido when I can't really stand viands that have a bit of a sweet taste. Then I eat kimchi and sushi nori with every meal which he finds weird. Then he eats pandesal and I eat celeryOh wait. I'm erasing that part about pandesal and celery. I guess we just found a meeting point one night when we were looking for a snack! He grabbed some pandesal and I got some celery. Then  we both reached for - Peanut Butter!

Pandesal is a Filipino bread rolls which everyone in the Philippines eat for breakfast or snack, well, maybe except for me. I find it bland and has no distinct taste other than the taste of its filling - peanut butter, liver spread, chicken spread, jam or what have you. I haven't eaten a pandesal ever since I was a kid. Celery, on the other hand, is a snack I learned to love during my first trip to the US. My mission friend Dana Cummings brought lots of celery with peanut butter during our drive from Las Vegas to Page, Arizona. I got hooked since then with this healthy snack rich in fiber and protein! But back in the Philippines, it is weirdo to be eating raw veggie as a snack! 

So now, back to the Peanut Butter. Guess I'm gonna see lots of peanut butter in the pantry. More couple date nights. Less oppositions on food. But more meeting points!