Migs and Alaine

Chronicles of a Happy Married Life

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Throwback Thursday!


Hello, sweethearts!

I’m counting the days until our fourth year anniversary!


Our love story  began in August of 2009 when we were both trainees in a BPO company. October 16 of the same year, Migs held my hand. I didn’t flinch but just held his hands like we’ve been together for decades. Surprisingly…he popped “the question” on the same day. 

Thinking about his proposal still makes me feel giddy.

Here are photos from our Engagement shoot last year!





Our favorite photo! This is how we dress up when we used to go to work riding our bike (which we sold exactly 2 weeks before we came up with this concept! Haha!)
Leather Jackets from an online store, Migs’s jeans: Levi’s, Alaine’s jeans: SM Department store, Migs’ shoes: Timberland Alaine’s shoes: HK brand





Shoes: Mizuno and Vibram
Jackets: Puma.
We couldn’t find a women’s jacket with the same design so, we ended up buying the smallest men’s size jacket for me.




Dress and Head dress from Greenhills Tiangge, Migs’ long sleeves and pants: stafford rd./Bench,Migs’ shoes:GT-Hawkins Astronauts
shoes: Bandolino








Accessories: SM Department Store





Migs’ suit: Wharton, Alaine’s gown: rented.
 I  just love this gown’s back detail!



Four years down, a lifetime to go…


XOXO,

Alaine











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What we learned from the wrath of the monsoon

We are grateful that God blessed us with a home that is not affected by flood.

Being adversely affected by “Habagat” last year, we can already imagine the destruction and lost of properties (and even loved ones for some) caused by Typhoon Maring.

We want to share with you some of the things that we learned from the wrath of the monsoon.

Here is a list of the things that should be in your survival kit:

1. Non perishable food that can last for 3 days

2. Drinking Water

3. Can opener

4. Flash light and batteries

5. Fully charged mobile phone

6. Whistle

7. First aid kit

8. Garbage bags with rubber bands or tape

9. set of clothes or  blanket

10. emergency radio

Find high ground and be prepared to leave.

Make sure you find a good place to park your car so you can leave once you’ve gathered your family and grabbed your survival kit.

If you think it’s too late to save all your appliances, let go and save yourself first!

Do not swim in the flood water unless it is your only option to live.

If your house (or your neighbor’s house) has a second story,you will be safe there. Wait for rescue or until the flood recedes.

Here are some lifesaving numbers to remember and are worthy to be added to your contact list:

(from Google)

(from Google)

If you’re lucky enough not to be affected by flood, we encourage you to share your time and some of your treasure. You can look for the nearest evacuation centers in your area or click the link below for the list of Government and Private Groups who are accepting donations:

http://technology.inquirer.net/28407/govt-private-groups-turn-to-internet-for-aid-to-maring-victims

Stay safe and dry!

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

Happy, happy birthday!

Last week, we celebrated our friend’s birthday together with some residents of Colaique, Antipolo City.

We’ve known Amando for having a big heart and someone who would always try to make a difference. Good thing, our schedules permitted us to be there. Because of the heavy rain, the road towards the venue was kind of sloppy. I was too scared someone might slip straight to the open creek which looks more like a water fall.

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Food and toys were distributed to 110 kids who welcomed us with wide smiles. I wish we brought some school supplies too.

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The feeding program was a success despite the heavy rain and left everyone with a memory to last a lifetime.

Happy birthday, Amando! 🙂

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Also want to make a difference? You can start with communities near you or try to visit these sites:

http://gk1world.com/

http://www.payitforwardphilippines.com/

http://www.redcross.org.ph/

Have a blessed Sunday!

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

Casa San Pablo: An art-lover’s paradise

We picked Casa San Pablo based on the good reviews that we’ve read about them and we are very happy with our choice.
When inn keeper, Ann confirmed our reservation, she attached other tourists destinations near Casa San Pablo along with our reminders and driving instructions (which we find very thoughtful).
We reached Casa San Pablo in less than 2 hours from Manila. We were welcomed by our wonderful attendant, Danica and was immediately guided to our room.

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Our room was clean and it’s true – it’s perfect for a honeymoon and can also be rented by a small family. The room was large enough to accommodate 4 guests and even opened towards the garden, giving us a wonderful view of Casa San Pablo.

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It has a classic atmosphere reflecting a bygone era which added to it’s already romantic vibe. Paintings were beautifully hanged on the wall. It’s like being in a different world with very minimal travel time – highly recommended for people with hectic schedules like us.

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dress: GAP flip flops: Caribbean
A lot of work goes into making sure each meal are well-presented. We just had to say this: each meal is a bang for your buck. We were served food that are good for four people! Brewed coffee is overflowing! Our attendant is superb, she won’t leave us until we finish our meal…making sure that we got everything that we need. She somehow reminded us of Carrie Bradshaw’s room attendant in Sex and the City 2.

while waiting for dinner. bonnet: Ever department store, Tshirt: Hollister* Shorts: CK, shoes: Vibram

our first meal at CSP
lunch!
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Casa San Pablo can accommodate 120 guests. Each room has its own unique identity. They also have rooms with 18 bed bunks good for family reunions or team buildings.
Their lovely pool is also one of their attractions.
Junk Garden

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Our overnight stay with 3 meals was on promotional rate when we booked two weeks ago! So don’t forget to check Casa San Pablo’s website to avail special discounts!
http://www.casasanpablo.com/

We’ll see you again, Casa San Pablo! 🙂

Migs and Alaine Alejandrino

Yay to 2013!

Half of the year is over. Boy, time flies when you’re having fun. It seems like yesterday when I signed my contract with the company that I’m currently working with and just like that… I am celebrating my 3rd year with them by  November.

Contract Signing, 2010 (Top: Green Hills Tiangge, Pants: SM department store, Bag: Louis Vuitton Shoes: Liz Claiborne)

This year is also extra special for me and my husband! As early as now, we are already making plans for our first wedding anniversary. Our long overdue honeymoon, perhaps?
October 2012, 3rd Anniversary and Engagement Photo shoot (Jackets from PUMA)
2013  thought us so many things and I am so thrilled to know what else is in-stored for us.

Enjoy the rest of the week!!!

XO,
Alaine Alejandrino

Jhoser and Maureen

I am over the moon excited to share another lovely event that we attended last Saturday.
If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll see that I adore weddings and couldn’t help myself but to snap a few shots here and there.

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Wedding ceremony was held at The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. The aisle is long,  which is ideal for weddings (Seeing a bride walk down the aisle is always super special and never fails to make me cry). The Church is quiet and tranquil and the array of stained glasses really appeals to me.

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dress by Erika Obmerga. yep,same person who did my wedding dress!

(Dress by Erika Obmerga; shoes – Charles and Keith; purse – Japan brand)

The Ceremony was followed by a Dinner Dance Party at Oasis Manila. I went giddy with excitement when the host announced that the same-day-edit video will be played after dinner… and as we  watched in awe, I remembered how happy I am on our big day.

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I’m beyond honored to be  part of this very special moment.

Congratulations Jhoser and Maureen!

XO,

Alaine Alejandrino

Justo’s Vineyard

Hi Guys,

Sharing this review for my sister…

If you want to experience superb relaxation, don’t book this place. Why? (1) Booking is on a per-room basis. Imagine sharing the restroom, living area and the kitchen with strangers. (2) Beds per room can only accommodate 2 pax but the caretaker claims it can accommodate 10. It actually can if you’d utilize the floor. Besides, they don’t provide enough blankets and pillows. Come to think of it, each room costs P4,000! (3) Rooms don’t have dressers or cabinets to keep your belongings. (4) Guests aren’t provided with keys considering that the house is shared with strangers. (5) Restroom toilets won’t flush. FYI: 3 rooms on the ground floor share 1 common restroom as well as the 3 rooms upstairs. Only 1 room, the largest, has its own restroom. (6) Kitchen sink is clogged. (7) Dogs are free to roam around the house. (8) The caretaker charges P300 if you’d use the stove regardless if you’d just fry one piece of egg. (9) If you’re a beach bum, you won’t enjoy this place since there’s no shore line. This place is only good for photo opportunities. Despite all these, we still managed to make the most out of our time because enjoyment comes from within and not from where you are currently situated. Overall, Justo’s Vineyard is a loser. I just can’t fathom why our procurement team recommended this place for our once a year event.

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XO,

Alaine Alejandrino

Silver!

Rob’s silver party last Sunday was a blast! The bar was overflowing with Rob’s family and friends!

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Thanks for the invite, I had so much fun. And of course, it was a plus seeing some of my college friends again.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

XO,

Mrs. Alejandrino

35 years of Wedded Bliss

In this day and age marriages often do not last that long, so I am proud to say that my parents are still happily married. They’ve made it this far, but not without trial and error. Commitment is hard work as my parents would always tell us.

We went to Baguio for another great visit and to celebrate another momentous event – our parents’ 35th Wedding anniversary and renewal of vows. Baguio is where we spent most of our weekends for two beautiful years and I just couldn’t even begin to describe it.

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Horses, boat ride, beautiful flowers and delish food were only some of the things that we enjoyed. The flow of traffic along Session road 2 was overwhelming…but the trip was still enjoyable.
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We spent three days at Pages Hall (Teachers Camp) along with 30+ adults. If you’re going to Baguio in large group, staying at a transient house like Pages Hall will save you money. We only paid Php 187.00 per head (this is on a daily basis) compared to P1,500 to P5,000 per night in a hotel.  The rooms were clean as well as the restrooms. I guess the only bad thing is that we shared the restrooms with the other guests. For Php 187.00/night don’t expect any additional freebies…pillows and comforters will be provided though. You can also order food from the care takers (prices range from P60.00 – P70.00 depending on their menu).  As for me and my husband, we opted to eat at nearby Cafeterias and restaurants.

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Day two, we went to Burnham Park to visit some Ukay-ukay stores but we were surprised with the prices! The locals told us that if we wanted to score some cheap goods, we should go back at around 9PM. Thinking that parking may be an issue during that time – we just stayed at Pages Hall to watch movies while enjoying a hot cup of coffee.

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Baguio will always be special to me. I will never get tired of visiting this beautiful City…and to my parents, I am and I will always be proud of you.

XO,

Mrs. Alejandrino

Merry Me Events in Marche Magazine!

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Read my previous post about them:http://migsandalainealejandrino.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/wedding-suppliers/

Check out their website: http://merrymee.com/index.html

Happy Weekend everyone! 😀

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