Beautiful Hint

<Written: February 2, 2014> 

Rainbow is defined as a “curved line of different colors that sometimes appears in the sky when the sun shines through rain.” (Merriam-Webster)  It is also an “ illusory hope or a symbolism of promise as well as a sign of a past storm.” (O-L D)

In my years of existence, I have had several fulfilling and relieving encounters with rainbows, big and small and in different stages and aspects of my life. Because I had been through a lot of storms, I have become a person who always looks forward to the appearance of even just a glint of a rainbow.

Time flies astonishingly fast. It has already been a year since that day hubby and I made our solemn vow to each other at St. Benedict Church. We had already been through whirlwind of unpredictable circumstances – both good and not so good. It was a “training” year for us. We even had to face a devastating typhoon (loss)our most recent ordeal as a newly married couple. We were caught off guard but were never shaken. Thanks to the blessings of Love and Faith. They fueled our strength to believe on and helped us shrug away fear.

At the beginning of this new year (2014), we had a glimpse of something amazing and beautiful on the horizon… a hint of an emerging rainbow, a blessing. We are still trying to focus well to make sure we are not just imagining it. So far, we can still see signs of it – not crystal clear, but is still there. That is enough reason for us to smile everyday amidst tests (which are never absent). We need to remind ourselves, however, to be more careful or we will lose sight of the hinting rainbow. It seems steady in place and that is a very reassuring sign for us.

We have to keep going this year – filled with wisdom from everything we learned on our first year, while keeping an eye on that beautiful blessing. We need to prepare really well while waiting for that time when we will finally able to see the beautiful rainbow in full view.

For the meantime, we will just relish hints and signs of it, one day at a time.

Hubby and I had our masters in Patience. Waiting is our adventure. In the end, it will all be worth it.

A Happy First Year to US! (“,)



Reminiscing The Day: The D.I.Y.s and the L.O.s (Do-It-Yourself & Loving-Offers)

The Painting

Our family has been blessed with talented members –not only very good singers, but amazing artists too (in variety of aspects), and I have always been proud of that. One example is a masterpiece offered by my super talented niece, Camille Lim Pelingon, a.k.a. Chinchin – a painting of hubby and me. I just hoped everybody had a chance to take a glimpse of it in the reception venue. Maraming salamat sa napakaganda mong painting chinchin – este camille. We owe you one chin!


The Missalette

When my newly wed cousin-in-law called me weeks before the wedding, I expected her to ask about my preparations and would wish me luck. I was right. She did those… and more. To my surprise, she volunteered to make our wedding missallettes. Being a self-reliant person that I am, and shy (yes, I am), I tried to refuse at first but with her insistence (super! and I loved her for that) I agreed. The misallettes were very simple (like us) with a tinge of ‘chick’ness (like her hehe) and was much more (in number) than expected.


Thank you so much cousin emma (Wilson-Sumugat)!

The Transportation Services

We are lucky to have belonged to families (both sides) and closest friends with inherent kindness and generosity which helped us a lot during the day. Without hesitation, my brother(Jor), our principal sponsors (which were also my baptismal godparents)-ninong William and ninang Bing, uncles, aunts, cousins and closest relatives had been of loving help to us by offering and allowing our family members to take a ride on their private/personal vehicles during the day. How blessed we are too.

Thank you also to our friends who were very resourceful to avail of a ‘service’/who accommodated each other  in their respective vehicles just to be with us on our special day inspite of our long distance venues.


We are wholeheartedly grateful for every family member and dearest friends from the province who attended our wedding day. They lovingly volunteered to pay travel expenses to spare us from further burden. Those were more than wedding gifts to us, YOU are our blessings.

Many More…

There had been a lot of D.I.Y.s and L.O.s throughout the whole preparation and the wedding day itself but I could not mention all. We’re just immensely grateful for every one who had helped us in one way or another. Salamat, Salamat, Salamat!

For all these, our endless thankfulness to you all!