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Friday, October 2, 2009

Pasalubong Madness

We have done our last big shopping for our Philippine vacation. It practically took us almost a day to take care of all the things that we have to bring with us on our trip to the Philippines. I bought more “pasalubong” for my family and friends back home. We finally purchased a new huge Samsonite luggage for my wedding gown. I thought of bringing my gown as a carry on but I’ve learned from a lot of Filipinas that they just stick their gowns in their check-in luggage and they were fine. I decided to just put it in a very durable luggage and check it in to avoid stress at the airport. Since I’ll be travelling alone, I think a laptop, a camera, a purse and a wedding dress will be too much for me to handle. We also bought a new pair of prescription glasses for hubby. His old one is still good but I just didn’t like the round frame so I’ve been bugging him to buy a new pair. Our health insurance only covers 25% of the cost but we were not heartbroken because we’ve anticipated the possibility that they may not cover this at all, since it’s not a typical illness or medical condition, so we’re quite happy with the discount. We still think insurance is a racket though, most of the plans are confusing and expensive, but it’s a necessary evil so we have to have one. I have read somewhere though that you might be able to find good insurance deals by going to health insurance lead websites. Well, I’m not sure if that route is any better but you never know until you try.

Gosh, my feet hurt from walking around the mall. But it’s okay, I love shopping, it puts a smile on my face especially if hubby cooperates and would just sit in one of the benches, read a book and wait patiently until I’m done, lol! We rewarded ourselves by sharing a banana split from Dairy Queen, oh, it’s so divine I forgot about my obsession to lose weight. I can’t be like this all the time though, I’ll just exercise more tomorrow, promise! Oh, yeah, the alterations for my gown is 100% complete and I’m very happy with the outcome. I had my last fitting this morning and it fits perfectly with my current body so I must not gain weight starting today. I would still try to lose some more though, and it wouldn’t affect the fitting anyway since the back is a lace-up closure. But I know it’s easier to gain than lose weight. What, with the holidays coming and the inevitable frequent dining out with family in the Philippines, all I can say is Goodluck! But seriously, I'll try to be very careful. It would be a disaster if my gown won't fit me on my wedding day, wouldn't it?

3 replies:

LIFE,MARRIAGE AND KIDS said...

jen kuyog ko nimu beh,ibutang lng mi ni kaitlyn sa imu malita,heheheheh...

sus ako jenn ala pa gyud ko mahuman ug palit for my balikbayan box.saon ning ako bana gud like most men dli mo hulat ug mag adto ko sa store,dali dalion ko.and kaning naa tay gamay nga bata dli pud ko ka sayon sayon ug adto sa mall kay maikod ko mobilin sa ako mil.....

good luck sa inyo kasal jenn,ikaon nlng ko sa mga pagkaon sa pinas ha and i wish i was there sa imu kasal kay im sure bongga gyud kaayo.....

jenn_US said...

@melody
-hi lods. mao lage mas lingaw unta to if naa pud ka didto ba. saon layo man pud gud kaau ang pilipinas pero cge lang share nko ug fotos. mao jud ang mga lalake dili jud hilig shopping mao kani si jeff magdala jud ni ug book if magshopping ko kay kabalo jud cya dugay kaau ko mahuman, hahahhaa. pero like what u said if naa na bb, lisod na pud. so if naa na pud ko bb, mahunong jud pud ning bisyoha.

""rare*jonRez"" said...

maayo ka sis kay daghan pasalubong delights! next week na ko molarga pero i have to travel light so wala pasalubong. didto nalang ko palit chocolates ipang-distribute! LOL

sa mindanao ko sis, not cebu. sa CDO amoa but since i'll be schooling there, sa iligan ko mag-stay for school kay sa mindanao sanitarium and hospital ko mag-enrol ug nursing and that's 2 hours away from CDO. yay, super excited na pud ka no? hehe...

i-add diay ko ni imong blog sa akong in wisconsin and beyond nga blog. thanks!

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