First Condo Home

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Shortly after our civil wedding in 2013, Jet and I moved into our first rental condo in the Philippines. It was very small, only 24.21 sqm really, just a bit bigger than our bedroom in Jet’s property in Taytay. Yes, it was so small but it was also the first time we lived together and we experienced a lot of firsts, especially for me–someone who never experienced living in a dorm in college. And it was our own space and we loved the privacy. We lived in a one-bedroom unit in SMDC Light Residences, the SM property in front of the […]

#MakeAColorfulImpression Photo Shoot

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Sometime in 2015, before I left for Malaysia and before my good friend Ada finalized her plans to move to Istanbul, my family and I had a photoshoot for the #HSGrafikPrint book, Make A Colorful Impression. The approved concept was pretty simple: black and white photos over watercolor backgrounds. Initially, we wanted to stage a colored powder photoshoot like this one: Credit: Dutch Foto But it would be hard to find a studio that would allow us to do something like this. And if ever we do find one, the production and cleanup would be very messy and, not to […]

How We Prepared For #Homer@60 Birthday Party

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On September 17, 2016, we staged what’s perhaps the biggest celebration for our family, my Dad’s 60th birthday party at Industriya Restaurant in Marikina City. Most, if not all, of our party celebrations are big–at least in terms of guest headcount (and at least for us). We always exceed the personal limit of 150 headcount, bordering on 200 pax. Even my own church wedding in 2014 didn’t go over 150 pax because we’ve decided to keep it small and intimate. But when I say #HomerAt60 is one of the biggest, I’m also talking about the concept, detail, and execution. We […]

First Christmas in Malaysia

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In 2015, I spent my first Christmas with Jet in Malaysia. After being away for over a year (he moved abroad first), it felt great to finally spend the holidays with my husband. But it also meant not being able to experience the whole Eustaquio Christmas time traditions in the Philippines and somehow, it felt lonely despite the numerous video calls. I also felt robbed of the Christmas cheer. Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country, so they really don’t celebrate Christmas. And even if they do, most people celebrate the “commercial” kind of Christmas. The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur held […]

Daddy’s Little Girl

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  Tomorrow is Father’s Day. So earlier this evening, I thought of posting Bob Carlisle’s Butterfly Kisses on Facebook as my greeting for my Dad on this special occasion. I searched for the video on Youtube and I found out that there are so many weddings songs that revolve around the father-daughter-mother theme. I decided to go with Heartland’s I Loved Her First for my Facebook wall post.   Both songs talk about how much it pains a father to give away his daughter on her wedding day. The girl in the pretty wedding gown used to be the little […]

Happy Couple

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  One of my cheap thrills is to browse at love & relationship articles in Yahoo! Whenever I feel the need to stop writing and start reading, I go over my growing list of bookmarked articles from different websites. Apart from getting a whiff of fresh air and a different perspective on things, they do provide inspiration. I found a great one today. According to one article, here are the things that happy couples talk about. I’m so psyched because Jet and I do talk about these things and more.   •  Embarrassing Moments. Too many to mention. And we […]

Goodbye Tootsie, Goodbye…

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Words by Katherine C. Eustaquio I’ll always remember the first time I held you. You were just this tiny bundle of fur ball the size of my palm. You were scared. You were separated from your blood family and we were but strangers to you.   I’ll always remember your first days with us. You were quite the antisocial type. You were distant. And we had to pry you loose from underneath the sofa, just beside the piano.   I’ll always remember the first time you we fed you. You were very picky. We had to mix your dog food with milk and line […]