My sneaky friends surprised me last month with a bridal shower.
Oh these girls! I love them. And I’m extremely grateful to have them in my life.
Ako nga pala una ikakasal sa mga babae! (Pwede niyo pa ako unahan may 80 days pa!)
I was in the Philippines for 3 weeks to do errands for our wedding. During that time we had our DIY prenuptial (or engagement) shoot. I did my own makeup but I forgot to bring essentials such as concealer from Vienna. So before the shoot, I ended up buying more makeup than I intended and consequently spent more money than anticipated.
Applying for our marriage license in Quezon City was surprisingly easy. It took us just one day (with a long free time in between) to complete our documents, attend the seminar, and submit all requirements.
To make our lives easier on the day we researched on how to apply for a marriage license. We had all documents ready except for my cedula. You can get your birth certificate and CENOMAR from SM Business Centers, it is more convenient than going to NSO centers.
Also, we wanted to make sure we won’t take any shortcuts to get our marriage license. And based on our research it isn’t really hard to acquire the license. Just a little bit of patience is all that is required.
The following details are what we did when we went to Quezon City Hall.
On the day I returned to the Civil Registry Office, I brought the photocopy of our application form and paid 100 pesos. When I received our marriage license there was an error on Rod’s name but they were able to fix it right away.
We’re already gathering requirements needed to get married in the Philippines. And I’m telling you, it’s not easy!
Rod and I are both over 24 years old by the time we apply for a marriage license so we don’t need to ask for parent’s advice. We also don’t have to attend another seminar that is required for 24 years old and below.
The Catholic Church also has it own set of requirements for couples wishing to tie the knot. Obviously, the baptismal and confirmation certificate are needed. While acquiring the certificate is done in minutes, it could also be problematic when you don’t know when you got baptised or confirmed.
Leche Flan is an all-time favourite in the Philippines. But finding good leche flan is hard. I usually don’t order leche flan in a restaurant or even try out other people’s leche flan because my aunt’s leche flan is just hands down the best I’ve ever tasted. Nothing comes close to it. And also, the leche flans you’ll find in restaurants aren’t smooth at all.
Since I can’t get my hands on my aunt’s leche flan here in Austria, I’ve decided to try it out myself.
I have a love affair with good old french toast. My first attempt at it was a big fail. It was bland and boring. Apparently I was using the wrong bread for it and I didn’t soak it quite well enough. But now, I think I finally nailed it. And the recipe is very simple!