Musings of a former Bratinella

Archive for February 2008

Call me a brat for seriously considering buying a new bag (harhar and yet again) in the middle of this whole wedding bruhaha preps. I seriously need one I swear!! I’ve been behaving super well for the last 3 months (meaning no bag purchases or uber expensive shoes) and the bag itch has caught me again. I tried really tried not to spend case and point yesterday, i let go of a beautiful Marc Jacobs trench, that would drive my whole office nuts (so much for imposing dress codes). I need a bag it’s not like I want a Hermes now, the bag I want is actually a thousand times cheaper than Hermes!!! It’s cute, easy to clean and looking at it makes me giddy!!! Here’s the little devil (now tell me who could resist that?)



In between corporate dramas (which I choose to shut my world from when the clock ticks 6PM), and ever so commercialized Valentines Day, I was able to accomplish a fairly a lot of pre-wedding preps this weekend. Your resident gossip girl, ahem that’s me went on leave Thursday and Friday to satisfy my urge to shop shop and spend. Got Venj a portable DVD player for Valentines (which he will pay attention to 3 months max), visited my refuge, Tyler, got a top (just one, see I can control myself if I want to) and went to Pen for our Valentine dinner. Dinner was soooo rich that I can no longer take in anything after the 2nd course, thank goodness for the sherbet it was the only thing tolerable, I’m no gourmet critic though, I’m on a lifetime diet so please don’t mind my food comments 🙂 The thing I love about dinners and the thing that I can sort of call myself authority is the dressing for the dinner part. I bought my Valentine dress 2 months ago (back then it was just a lousy excuse for buying that Religioso dress, it looked gorgeous on the display, who could resist?), it’s a red haltered dress with a grayish neck piece in silk jersey, who would’ve thought red and gray match? and who am I to resist the dress calling my name??? My fiance retired his golf garb for the night and settled in gray pants and pinstripe longsleeved top. Anyhoo… enough about Valentines it’s just an excuse to spend and be beautiful.




Friday reserved solely for wedding preps, even with threats about rallies here and there I still went to Sofitel to finally give our downpayment, JP my coordinator and Vigie, our AE have yet to give me final costings since my menu will me sort of customized, but it’s final our reception will be in the Grand Sunset Pavilion in Sofitel Philippine Plaza. Even JP gave a “snotty” remark (word snotty came from him not me) about the Bridal Fair in Megamall, I still insisted on going (well it was again another lousy excuse for me to walk around the mall and SHOP!!!), didn’t book anyone since most of my major suppliers are booked already, but I found Craftmaster invitations, and yes they do letterpressed invites, will explore the possibility of working with them. Found jewelers too but I shall think about that matter still, I’ve got loads of ideas about our wedding blings and part of it involves some serious saving up for a carat upgrade. My carat upgrade was fueled by my gossip girl addiction, the ER that Mr Bass presented to S’ mom was beautiful, beautiful beautiful, please don’t get me wrong I’m in love with my ER but somehow ascher cuts make me drool (yes, the same way that Hermes bags make my jaw drop).

Yes, it’s official Venjo and Anya are getting married! Spare me the comments please coz it’s final and has been thought of gazillion times. I (Anya) have been used to writing blogs but this one’s new for me, of course it’s the first and only time I’ll be getting married better to have everything documented  and who knows I might even be of help to engaged couples now and in the future. We’re both giddy at the same time nervous over what’s to happen in the future, preparing for the wedding is fairly easy with all the events I did both for fun and professionally, but marriage is different, it’s a matter that you have to take up with small baby steps that eventually will lead to a leap of faith. It’s been quite a journey for the 2 of us, where we’ll be 10 or 20 years from now who knows, but right now as I see the days pass my eyes I cannot help but feel a slight tingle as memories unfold ’til January 25, 2009

Bratting around

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Wishlist as of 6/21/09

- A new ride
- Digital Photography Lessons
- A custom tailored evening gown
- An everyday bag (a Goyard maybe?)
- A real comfortable pair of black peep toes
- Sticker label for my business truck
- Drapes for our room
- A Hermes dogon wallet
- Vacation with DH
- Finally learn how to play golf
- Expand my nail spa's operation to Pasay
- A timeless clutch
- A gold / silver bangle/s
- Grow my hair long