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Saturday 9 - Bad Day

Hello guys, I'm back here for Satruday 9 once again!

1. Is there anything that you tend to do to cheer up when you are having a bad day?
- Just in front of my computer - No direction - just browsing, searching , reading.. etc.

2.What’s the last card game you played, and with whom did you play?
-Solitaire by myself

3.What’s the last board game you played, and with whom did you play?
-Snake and Ladders with the grandchildren of my late employer

4.What’s the last computer game you played, and with whom did you play?
- I played solitaire only in my computer

5.Is there somewhere you’d like to visit but have not, and where is it?
- Yes, I want to visit New Zealand or Australia. I'm crazy about the scenery in this country

6.Think of your favorite movie (or a movie you really like, if you can’t think of a favorite). Some people say that the reasons you love your favorite movie are related to what you value in romantic relationships. How is this true or untrue in your case?
- I love the movie Serendipity. I believe that magic , fate , or destiny happens if you want it to happen.

7.What physical attributes do you find the most attractive?
- Neat and clean and good Body.

8.How many people live in your house? Tell us about them.
- My parents, who are in their middle age. My two brothers who are working and my younger witty sister, studying psychology!

9. Ever punch someone in the face?
- Oh yes!

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Origin Of The Engagement Ring

An engagement is a promise to marry, and also the period of time between proposal and marriage - which may be lengthy or trivial. During this period, a couple is said to be affianced, betrothed, engaged to be married, or simply engaged. Future brides and bridegrooms are often referred to as fiancees or fiances respectively.

Origin of the Engagement Ring

Engagement , or betrothal, rings date back to the ancient days of marriage by purchase when gold rings were circulated as currency. The groom-to-be would offer his bride-to-be a gold ring both as his partial payment and a symbol of his intentions.

Brides-to-be in these earlier times wore woven bands made of rush (a flexible marsh plant with hollow stems), and replaced them each year. Roman brides-to-be wore rings made of iron to symbolize the permanent, unending nature of marriage. During Medieval times, grooms-to-be placed the ring on three of the bride's fingers in turn to represent the Holy Trinity -- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 

The engagement ring that my fiancee bought for me

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Sources: Wikipedia

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Wedding Traditions and Their Meanings

We have all heard the wedding tradition - Something old, something new, something borrows and something blue.. But have you heard of the ending - a sixpence (or a penny) in her shoe? It's surprising how many people have never heard the full saying. 
Here are the outline from  for the most popular traditions and also their origin and meanings. Traditions are lovely way to incorporate rituals that have been used by the bride across the world .

Something Old - This represents the link of the bride's family and their past. A popular choice is antique jewelery or a handkerchief that has been past down through generations. If you don't have anything in your family to use, don't be afraid to start your own traditions.Visit an antique store or go through your mum/grandma's jewelry collection

Something Old – This represents the link with the bride’s family and their past. A popular choice is antique jewelery or a handkerchief that has been past down through generations. If you don’t have anything in your family to use, don’t be afraid to start your own traditions. Visit an antique store or go through your mum/grandma’s jewelery collection.

Something New - This represents success and good fortune for the bride's new life with her husband and family - the most poplar choice is generally the wedding gown.

Something Borrowed - This reminds the bride that family and friends will always be there for her when she needs help - This can be anything you choose, however must be returned for good luck. 

Something Blue - The colour blue is the symbol of loyalty and faithfulness - The modern choice is a blue garter, however traditionally the bride would tie a small blue ribbon in her hair.

A Sixpence in her Shoe - The sipence is a wish of wealth for the bride and her new husband - Tape the sixpence (or penny) on the base of the shoe near the heel or inside the shoe under the arch. Some brides like to select a coin that is from the year their grandmother was born for added luck. 

The Wedding Veil

The exact origin of the wedding veil is still unclear, however, it has been suggested that the wedding veil originated centuries before the wedding dress. A popular explanation is that it dates back to when the groom would throw a blanket over his brides head when he captured her and carried her away. Another theory is that during the times when arranged marriages were still used the bride’s family would cover her face until the groom was committed during the wedding ceremony, once he was committed it was too late for him to run away if he was not happy with his bride!

Wedding Rings

The bride’s engagement ring and wedding band are worn traditionally on the left hand, third finger. This tradition dates back to ancient Egypt, the Egyptians believed this finger (ring finger) followed the “vena amoris” otherwise known as the “vein of love” which runs directly to the heart.

Bridal flowers

Bridal flowers have a very long history and date back to ancient times, when the bride would carry strong scented herbs and flowers to send away evil spirits and ward off poor health and bad luck.

It is said that during Roman times floral garlands were worn by the bride and groom, to symbolise hope, fertility and new life. The bridal bouquet also symbolised that a woman was in full bloom.

During the Victorian times a different meaning was born. Courting couples would send love messages to each other using flowers, each flower having a different meaning and message. These meanings as still used today.

The most popular flowers for a bridal bouquet are tulips, roses and lilies. These flowers mean:
Red Rose – Love
White Rose – Worthiness
Pink or White Rose– Love and Beauty
Tulips – Love
Lilies – Return of Happiness

Why Does The Bride Stand On The Left?

During the wedding ceremony, the groom will always stand on the right with his bride on the left. This tradition dates back to a time when the groom would steal his bride and if he had to fight off other men he would hold his bride with on his left arm and use his right hand to swing his sword.

The Best Man

Traditionally the best man was the strongest and best fighter the groom could find, he was used to fend off the brides father, brothers and other suitors. This was generally done if the marriage did not have the bride’s families blessing.

A Diamond Engagement Ring

This tradition was from the medieval Italians. The Italians believed that a diamond was formed and created from the flames of love. This was then given to the bride as a symbol of and unbreakable love.

The Wedding Garter

The tradition of the garter toss was founded in France, the French considered anything the bride wore was lucky. The garter would be thrown by the bride and the catcher would have good luck.

Throwing Rice

The throwing of rice over a couple who had just exchanged vows was first originated from the ancient pagans. The pagans believed that grain represented fertility and by showering the couple with grain they were wishing them many children.

An Odd Love Story

Olalala, time goes so fast, so quickly, but I want more, more fast and quick.. any idea why? Seven weeks and five days to go I can see again my family after eight years here in Israel. And of course, excited to meet this person behind this blog "Love is in the Air"

And because it's Thursday, once again it's time for Nostalgia..Hehehe! Down my memory lane, a continuation of my entry last week as everyone said "bitin daw sila" lol! So here it is guys!

When the time I saw his username "yama_kasannagi" not knowing that he is one of the founder of the group. My heart, beat so fast .. lol (na totoo yan)why? because I enjoyed buffing him in the chat room using other username too. So, at that night we ended up chatting privately. Then the next day a friend of him who happened to be my friend too, was telling me " ano ginawa mo kay yama? huh , I didn't do anything to him. Somehow, I thought my charm works. (wink). He asked my number from his friend that I used to chatted with. He thought that I'm working in Jeddah and we could meet in the church where he used to attend church activities. So, his friend said " Are you dreaming?why you ask her number? Amber (that was my username) is working in Israel and there is no way you can call her?" He was shocked then, (as to speak) and told his friend "charmie is in Israel not amber" Hahhaha! (charmie was my username when he kicked me) and he didn't know that "charmie and amber" are the same person. Either way, I never knew na di pala niya alam(kakaloka mga kapatid). His friend laughed at him, he was embarrassed (as to speak) and didn't chat me for a few days. 

One day, he sent me a message saying "hello , how are you?can we talk?", Said, yes why not? then he started confessing and sharing me about his family. At first, I cannot believe if he was telling me the truth. But I can feel his sincerity. We became good  friends before he courted me. We used to send romantic songs, laughed his jokes and had fun his good sense of humor. Sometimes we ended up talking til 4 o'clock in the morning. Hence, I believe that this man is sincere with his feelings and I started to consider of what I felt towards him. We  both agreed to put our relationship ( in the air)  into a serious one. He communicated my parents first before I phone his mother. I can say, he won the heart of my mother.LOL! 

After two and half years, that happened merely over the internet. He proposed to me.And without hesitation, I'm happy to accept it. 

Hey guys, naloka ba kayo?..!!! Sorry ang korni!Sana di na bitin!:(

That's the end.........This is the first song he sent  me, I found it here in my notes!

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Church Wedding Requirements

Now, your engaged! The next thing that your looking forward is your big day. However, before that big day happen, you have to plan your wedding carefully. And the most essential thing for the preparation of the wedding is the church wedding requirements. So, if your catholic , these is very important to take note: 

Wedding Requirements for Catholic Churches in the Philippines

1. Baptismal Certificate (both bride and groom with marriage purpose annotation)
2. Confirmation Certificate ( both bride and groom with marriage purpose)
3. Certificate of "No Marriage" CENOMAR) from NSO (singles)
4. Certified True Copy of Marriage Certificates ( for civilly married)
5. Recent 2x2 Photo
6. Valid Marriage License from Civil Registrar
7. Parish Pre Cana Seminar
8. Permission of the Parish Priest of the Bride
9. Delegation from for invited officiating Priest
10. Publication of Banns - In the parishes of the bride and groom
11. Canonical Interview with Parish Priest

Other Requirement for Special Cases:

1. For Mixed Marriage (different religions or Disparitas Cultus) a permit must be secured from Archdiocesan
Chancery Office at the Arzobizpado de Manila. The form will be provided at the Parish Office which will be released after the canonical interview with the Parish Priest or his assistant. These must be submitted one week before the wedding.

2. For Marriage Between a Filipino and Foreigner: Civil Status at the Foreign Embassy and Permit form the Chancery Office of the local diocese. 

Note : Other Churches/Parishes may require some other documents and or seminars not specified here.To be ensure inquire at the Parish office of the church you wish to be married in.

To those working overseas, you can always ask to your wedding event planner. And they are always welcome to help you.

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Saturday 9 : Love Hurts

I'm back here: Saturday 9 : Love Hurts

1. Tell us about the last time you get hurt in the arena of love? A year ago, I thought my relationship with my boyfriend will end but thanks God we got over it. 

2. Have you ever been part of a wedding party, other than your own. Yes I was a maid of honor of my cousin wedding long time ago (wink)

3. Let's say you find yourself in Hell after you die. Think about everyone you've known in you life? Who would be the one person that would least likely to surprise you by being in Hell with you? The person who mistreated me when I was staying with them.

4. What brings you good luck? My faith and prayers

5. Do you have a photo blog? If so, feel free to share the link with us. No, I don't have

6. What is your biggest source of news?(Internet?Newspaper?Television?Radio?The Daily Show?, Other?

Television and Internet

7. What's the hottest you've ever been in your life? During peak summer here in the middle east! Hahahaha!

8. If you had to choose a theme song for your blog, which would would you choose and why? Probably  "Just Another Woman in Love" - Yes I am strong but when it comes to you (man) I am weak.

9. Who was the last person you had an online conversation with that you've never met or talked to on your phone? My fellow blogger Anygen.

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Our Story Begin

My world just revolve after work by reading novels, magazines or even sometimes if I'm in the mood I write a few lines what comes up on my mind. That was before I became chat addict. ^-^

Back 2006, my friend introduced me these mig33-the world largest mobile first community wherein you can meet new friends, chat and have fun. You can even send free text messages, play games and much more. From that on, I forgot to read my book. Sleep late at night, Oh not at night, I don't even sleep.LOL! I enjoyed chatting with sense or senseless topics. Sometimes, I forgot to eat lunch and dinner. I made few friends and  few offline relationships. I don't know if they are really real or not but as long I enjoyed talking to them I wouldn't mind.

With my fascination in these chat world, I often heard the username "yamashita" pero di ko pa siya na encounter. Ika nga sikat siya sa mga kasamahan kung babae sa work. And one of my workmate wanted him to be her boyfriend. Naalala ko noon, "humanda yan si yamashita, kakaririn ko yan" . "Kakaririn" is our chat term "to intimidate".  I'm just sitting on the side corner and listened to their bluffing because my old lady patient doesn't want to participate to a large group. Then one day, I was in the chatroom, and suddenly when I supposed to send a message, screen appeared " your has been kicked by voltz" So what I did, I sent a private message to that username and said "are you out of your mind?, why you kicked me?." Abah ang sinagot ba naman sa akin is the icon (tongue out)Like he said , bleeh! LOL!  I was so irritated because we were in the middle of an interesting topic inside the chat room. I never knew that username "voltz and yamashita" is the same person until I asked my workmate who is votz. ^-^. Eng-eng din ako kahit 1 year na ako noon sa chat.  Mahilig kasi ako sa private chat. Hahaha!

It was sometime September 2007, one of my male chat friend invited me to managed a chat room. Char, bongga manager na ako!LOL! So, I joined together with a friend too. The chat room was named Pinoy Friends. The three of us ran the chat room so smoothly. We have activities such as Q&A in general knowledge, essays, current events , etc. Anything to provide our chatters to stay, enjoy and have some fun at the same time they can learn a little bit. Until my friend introduced me to his friend who founded a group "Kasannagi Family. The founder used to visit the room from time to time and then he saw how I well managed the room.Char , parang McDonald well!Thus, he invited me to join the his "no life group". At first I was hesitant to accept the invitation. Tanong ko pa " what is the mission of your group?" " Are you nice people?" But later on, I joined the group and became an active member. That was the time I saw "yamashita" again using a username "yama_kasannagi" not knowing that he was one of the founder of the group. We chat, we talk, we became friends. Then we both found out we fall to each other.

                                      His 1st picture that he sent me       My 1st picture that I sent him.

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Wedding Reception Set-Up

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I Won - SavyMama Vegas Giveaways

Wow, I was really surprised when I read the comment of  sis Dhemz or SavvyMama that I'm the one of the lucky winners of her Las Vegas Giveaways. Such a welcome for my blog! I am very happy and delighted.


For sis Dhemnz of My Life Perception and Inspiration. Thank you so much
Congratulations also to all the winners!

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Recipe for Happy Marriage

Since my topic here are dating, weddings, marriages and love, let me share with you this recipe for Happy Marriage .. Full your man with this recipe. Naks! Here's  the recipe I snagged from  Weddings By Gloria.Digest it and apply to your relationship, not just for marriage couples! This is for everybody who wants to get married or in a relationship.

Recipe for Happy Marriage

Ingredients :

1 cup consideration
1 cup courtesy
2 cup fulls flattery carefully concealed
1 gallon faith and trust each other
2 cup full praise
1 small pinch of in-laws
1 reasonable budget, a generous dash of cooperation
3 teaspoon pure extract of "I'm sorry"
1 cup contentment
1 cup each confident and encouragement
1 large or several small hobbies
1 cup blindness to the other faults


Flavor with frequent portions of recreation and a dash of happy memories. Stir well and remove any specks of jealousy, temper or criticism. Sweeten well with generous portion of love and keep warm with a steady flame of devotion. Never serve cold shoulder.

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Wear Extra Special on your Honeymoon

Selecting and wearing lingerie has become an understandable passion. A woman can truly express herself through her intimate apparel. Depending upon her selection, a woman may allow her feminine side to glow, her sexy and seductive side to romp, or her innocent and gentle side to shine. A woman should select her lingerie for the day based upon the inner self she wants to portray. 

It is a gift of romance, a desirable passion, a hint of appreciation and a meaning love. It is no longer has the same purpose for yesterday years. NO more corsets or gussets to compress and hide woman assets.

Honeymoon Collection offers romantic, seductive bridal lingerie for amorous days and passion nights. From sexy and fun, to sultry and seductive that he'll always remember your honeymoon nights. 

This luxurious bride-Elysium i like most. Simple yet elegant that suits any bride who knows that on her wedding night she needs to wear something extra special. Check it out the honeymoon collection website and order online. They have all what you want for your honeymoon . ^-^.
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Find Love Asian Personals

I was stumble this Asian dating online that allows you to meet or talk Asian singles or Asian girls and men around the world for Asian dating. You can start to get in touch with them by creating a free dating profile on their website. This site help you to find your soulmate. If you're a woman you can view men profile and go to the list of potentials and narrow down the individual of your choice. It is the same if you are a man. You can update your profiles, and photos too.

If you want to get involved with serious relationship online, or want to meet your soulmate. Be part of this Asian dating. Visit their website at

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