Mark + Kristi: An After High School Love Affair

The Bride and The Groom

Their love story can be described as something discreet, low-profile, and quite unexpected. Kristi and I have been friends since first year high school, and in our circle, both of us were considerably the goody two-shoes – studious, responsible, and sensible. Nevertheless, Kristi’s demure beauty and attitude is what makes her stand out. She’s known for her childlike sweetness and self-righteousness; yes, her high-pitch voice never fails us to cuddle her instead whenever she loses her temper (as she’d claim).

Mark came around on our third year. As my first impression on him didn’t go wrong, Mark is  a statuesque male of being prim and proper. As usual, every fresh (cute) face in the campus can really ignite an excitement, and Mark was definitely one of the few (respected) heartthrobs.

At that point though, both Mark and Kristi were involved in different relationships. Little did we know, until we moved onto different ways in college, that these two are unassuming love birds in the making. Neither any scandals nor gossips were ever heard about, or had tainted their relationship.  Instead they were silently, patiently building their dreams together. Truly, this is one facet I highly admired about them.

After more than 5 years as a couple, Mark and Kristi finally decided, “This is it, pancit!”

Continue sipping…

Season’s Greetings from perkyperps

Happy Holidays from perkyperps

Be Merry this Christmas

All I want this Christmas…

Here goes my wish list for this year’s holidays.

1. Bags and Shoes preferably snatched from Charles & Keith, Zara or Mango

charles & keith

2. A head phone for her laptop

3. External hard drive (start at 250GB)

4. Wooden hangers

5. Food weight scale but I couldn’t afford to have more than one so in case you are interested to give me this, let me know. I’ll pretend to be surprised as I open your gift on the 25th!

strictly diet

6. Red wine preferably Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Shiraz, Pinot Noir or better yet, Champagne or Sparkling wines

a possible start of a collection

7. The Body Shop products particularly shea body butter and body scrub, tea tree oil, vitamin C cleansing face polish, vitamin C capsules, tea tree oil facial wash, grapeseed glossing serum, flawless skin protecting concealer, mineral make up.

Check out The Body Shop web site for Philippines.

8. Eau de Parfum and my all-time favorites are…

Burberry Brit Red

Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker

Pleasures by Estee Lauder

9. Leather watch (a more casual kind)

10. A Local Trip with accommodation for two to three days to any of these destinations – Bohol, Palawan or Ilocos.

11. Adobe CS4 Products particularly Photopshop, Flash, Flex, Air, InDesign, Fireworks. Web Premium will suffice…

Check out Adobe products here.

12. Nikon Digital SLR Cameras. Just choose whatever you find that fits to me and to your budget.

hey, can you be my next? LOL

Or actually, a point-and-shoot camera will be okay. I want it at 8 megapixel or above.

13. Movie DVDs like:  Dirty Dancing (original 80s version), Con Air, Face/Off, La Vie en Rose, Coco Before Chanel, Kill Bill 1 & 2, Ally McBeal series, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Batman – The Dark Knight, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Pulp Fiction, Julie & Julia, The Little Mermaid (Disney movie).

La Vie en Rose

14. Books, of course, like: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, The Red String Book by Yehuda Berg, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie, Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Superfreakonomics by Steve D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

I lost my fourth copy of Tuesdays with Morrie. Someone borrowed it from me and the book was never returned, again. I love this book; it’s worth a keep. As I was cleaning my book shelves, I found my Tuesdays with Morrie at the rear end. I thought I already lost it.  Well, may be I convinced myself it got lost so that no one would ever borrow it from me again, and as it turns out, it worked!

Check out these books either at Powerbooks or Fully Booked. They’re just all there, I promise!

Galaera Diaries: the tuesday people in makati

Stilettos. Boots. Sandals. Slippers. Bakya. Gorging at Kitchen. Nonstop blabbing. Demented over Sisa’s Dementia with a kiss of Ibarra. A touch of history. And why we attract the wrong kind of men. Plus, a cat in a box. – a prose from Reyna Diwata

It started two weeks ago when the gang suddenly arrived at the most fitting schedule for a meet-up. You see, we’re such busy creatures. Each is running a totally different life over the other whereas a few are playing along with their equally hectic work schedules.

It’s understandably clear that we have to meet halfway.

So the southerners and the nomads at the upper east side went towards middle earth, er, Makati. And we had successful get-togethers, two Tuesdays in a row. Mind you, it’s such a feat.

Continue sipping…