I’m Married!

May 19, 2019. A date which I will never forget. A date that held an event I never thought would happen. I got married to the most wonderful person in the world: Mei.

There is no intention in this blog post other than to write what I feel. And of course, there is nothing I feel more than love and awe with my wife. With that, Mei I want to thank you first and foremost. Thank you for being a wonderful person. Thank you for letting me be a part of your life; for being my life. Thank you for making me the best version of myself. Most of all. Thank you for being you. There is no other reason I married you than because that’s you.

Second feeling is gratitude. In one night I was with most of the people I cherish the most. My family. My friends. My new family. And my new friends. Thank you all for sharing that day with us. Each and everyone of you took part in molding us into who we are now. Each experience is important to get to where we are now. So thank you all.

Hearts of Jesus and Mary

For the wedding itself, I have no words other than perfect. The church is beautiful. Very elegant and the size was just right. Most of all, air con!

The singer during the event was very very good. Amazing voice.

To be completely honest these couple of hours feel like a haze to me. I know I had a couple of great conversations with family and friends while waiting. The feeling was great. But for the life of me I cannot remember every detail.

I do remember though, feeling happy and not a bit nervous walking down the isle. I then watched our entourage walk down as well, remembering important moments I shared with them before as they walked. Then it was the kids’ turn. I remember thinking they’re so cute and I was so proud of each one of them. Little boys and girls just enjoying life.

Then I remember seeing my new mom and dad stop in the middle of the isle and I thought “What comes next again?” My whole world suddenly stopped. I knew it was her turn to walk down the isle. It felt like an eternity before they opened the doors; when they did..I can’t describe the joy I felt. She’s so beautiful.

I knew I was about to cry…so thank you dad for taking a bullet for me and everyone else. 😀

Everything else went by quickly. I was just so happy.

Felicidad Mansion

The reception was amazing as well. Food was great. Drinks were aplenty (special thanks to Ate Apple and “Tito” Philip). And the service, I have no words on how great they were.

The highlight however would be the band. We had a four string quartet play my playlist of 60s to 90s rock and roll music. Apparently they loved my playlist so much they played with extra gusto and a few extra songs!

Fortunately, everyone else loved the music too! It was a none stop barrage of compliments about the band.

It was during their last song I witnessed and started to get to know a beautiful young man who would be my cousin-in-law. He has a wonderful soul and we were somehow kindred spirits. I would blog about him separately.

Of course the food also got a lot of compliments and the staff as well. It was a wonderful night.

With that, I would like to thank all of our suppliers:

And of course, to my new brother-in-law, who helped us out a great deal in planning and creating our perfect wedding: Thank You Jeff Galang.

Could have missed a couple so I’ll add them as I remember.

One of the things I loved about what we did was that the program was very minimal. Both me and my wife aren’t really center stage type people. We prefer mingling with our family and friends instead. So after a few quick things like cake cutting and letting anyone and everyone who wants to speak do so, we just ate and drank the entire night to celebrate!

As I told Mei a lot of times by now, how I wish I could’ve attended our wedding as a guest as well!

Life as a Married Man

I have one goal as a married man; to keep my family happy. Whatever it takes. Right now I feel like the best way to do that is to be available for my wife. To take care of our home. And to feed her. So now I try my best to be a work-from-home husband so that I can take care of both profession and home. I would be blogging about my journey as a home-based husband soon.

Overall, I have never been happier than in the past couple of months. My daily routine consists of looking for new clients, working on current projects, and doing household chores before the wife gets home.

All I hope is to keep my wife happy; and to have a happy kid in God’s time. And maybe at that time I’d be launching a new blog: The HouseDad

Never Thought I’d be in Angkor Wat

The Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments in the entire world. It spans more than 160 hectares of land and is composed of several structures. Built around the end of the 12th century, this was originally a Hindu Temple which was eventually transformed to a Buddhist Temple over time.

The grandeur, design, and overall aesthetic of Angkor Wat is overwhelming. And that’s exactly what I felt when I first laid my own eyes on this temple. Overwhelmed.

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I Feel you Thor: Depiction of Depression

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

So, I watched Avengers: Endgame. Twice already actually. It was a nice movie that ties a beautiful bow onto the stories of some of our favourite heroes onscreen.

But I am not here to discuss what happened between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Mad Titan, Thanos. I’m here to discuss one thing that I have not seen anyone comment on about the movie; Thor’s suffering.

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There is a Reason why a Tourist Spot is Touristy

I found that there are three types of people who travel for vacation.

  • Those who want to visit the most popular sites and attractions of the city/country
  • Those who want to go on an adventure and travel off the beaten track
  • Those who want to try the place as a local

I see that there’s no “best” way to travel. All of these types have their own merits. To each their own and if you enjoy it, then it’s worth it. But personally, there is one thing I tried to avoid when travelling, touristy places.

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My Ho Chi Minh City Experience Part 6 – The Culture and People

Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City in particular is an amazing place to go to. They are rich in history and culture and the people really makes the city so alive and vibrant. I truly enjoyed my visits to this city which was highlighted by the people I met and who I consider as friends.

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My Ho Chi Minh City Experience Part 5 – Finding Food

There are more meal times than planned meals during our travel to Ho Chi Minh City. And in all honesty I find that is the case more often than not when travelling. This is a very exciting time because you never really know where you’ll end up in and what you’ll be eating. So here are three of those happy surprises!

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My Ho Chi Minh City Experience Part 4 – The Lunch Lady

The Lunch Lady has been on top of my bucket list for the longest time. I was introduced to her by Anthony Bourdain in his No Reservations show. He loves Vietnam and the fact that you can eat a great bowl of noodles on the street/sidewalk. And one of his favorites was the Lunch Lady.

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My Ho Chi Minh City Experience Part 3 – My Beloved Surprise

One of the best things about travelling is being able to share it with the person you love the most. In my first few days in Ho Chi Minh, I was discovering a lot of things and I really wanted to share it with Mei. Good thing I got an unlimited internet sim card so I can video call her. But she upped the ante…she got a plane ticket.

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My Ho Chi Minh City Experience Part 2 – First Few Days in the City

I’m in Vietnam. First time I flied on my own to boot. It didn’t sink in to me immediately as my only focus was to get through security, customs, and get a ride to my hotel.

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