Tuesday, 13 December 2011

When I Met Purp & a Few Stuff on Marriage

So ok, a lot of people have been asking me to share stories of how Ian and I met. And I guess I should share since after all, my blog title is "jessica got married". Hahah unique right? I really tried to think of better names suited for fashion blogs but I don't want my blog name to sound so common, or cheesy, or too trying to be fashion-y. Hahah as if my blog name is not cheesy. Oh well, at least it's unique, and I'll have an excuse to write about more stuff- other than my fashion obsessions. Lol.

Now I'm pretty sure that quite a lot already know that before getting married, Ian (will tell you next time why I call him Purp.Lol) and I were together for around 10 years. Heheh yup. Not exaggerating. So how did we really first meet? The love story all started at Nymrose's debut/ 18th bday celeb at Max's resto at San Pablo, Laguna.
 Purp is the only guy with suit, on the left of Nym...
and I'm the girl in the dark blue gown, hair tied in a half pony tail 
(very thin eyebrows was the trend back then. Lol =)

Photo credits to Nym & Jess Mallilin

Nym is a dear old friend of mine way back from UPLB (Univ. of the Philippines Los Banos) where Nym and I were BS Nutrition students at that time. Anyway, she and I were almost always classmates which is why we get to hang around together much with our other friends, and we eventually got close. So during her debut I was part of her candles, while Ian (her cousin from Mapua) was Nym's escort. It's really funny how days before that she kept telling me about her escort, and I was like wondering why she got a cousin of hers for an escort. Anyway, since I was definitely NBSB (no boyfriend since birth) at that time, I kept joking that she should introduce me to her cousin, blah blah. I so remember how he asked for my hand (handshake, eh!) and held and shook it for a really long time. Yihee ..But that he never asked to dance with me that time (he later said he's uber shy. hmp).

Oh, he's also been telling me that he has a foot fetish and that when he saw my bare feet on the dance floor he thought my feet were/ are super cute. Hahah yes, so funny! My friends (Jess, Jackie, Liezel) and I danced barefoot for quite some time to be more comfy. Lol. And no, I always think that my feet are the ugliest. But hmmm, he's always so sweet and he calls my feet "pulut" -since I always get these cramps, and I once shouted "pinupulutpukyutan ako!" when I had cramps, later realizing that it should be "pinupulikat" and that pulutpukyutan refers to honey. Hahah sorry naman. *wink*

So it's really super cute how 7 days after Nym's birthday, Ian and I became a couple. Yes you're right, it was only after 7 days of pure texts and calls (blame me not! getting a bf/gf thru text was definitely so in that time, plus I really thought he was cute, and plus I think that it was definitely time already for me to have a real BF. I was 17 already then. Hahah. Why not right.

Ok, ok, our love story is quite unique right. Like magical. 7 days of courting thru text, and then 10years of being BF-GF, and now we're finally married! Yehey! So hmmm? What are my realizations now about married life- so far, after being 3 months married (definitely we're still newly weds but what am I doing here with these realizations?Lol)? But well, here goes my list:
  1. Being married is like being BF-GF but on a much higher level. I super appreciate and enjoy seeing his cute face first thing in the morning, and seeing that lovely face before I sleep at night. We still always joke around with each other/ play/ tease each other/ debate with each other on loads of stuff. We both still dress up for each other, and we still have these fancy dates. But we also appreciate just chilling at home together, doing nothing but TV/movie marathon/ our own home-made pizza on weekends, etc.Oh now we're playing NBA. =)  
  2. Taking care of each other is really important. I have always thought of myself as the nurturing type. Like even when we were still BF-GF, I check up on him every night to ask if he ate well during the day- if he had fruits/veggies (hahah so I'm a nutritionist and I practice what I preach), if he was not too tired from work, etc. Well now I leveled up! I'm not just asking him these things, I make sure that I prepare really healthy meals for him too. Hahah no worries if I would need to wake up at 4:30am to fix his breakfast. I also enjoy giving him my professional massage esp. when he really needs it. Yiheee..And he so much takes care of me too- including doing the dish chores esp. when I'm lazy- which happens not so rarely. Lol. Oh and he hangs our clothes too and fixes my closet. Hahah I'm so lazy at that. 
  3. Supporting each other's ambitions is the best. I don't really understand why some people get to list a lot of stuff they would like to accomplish first for themselves before they get married. Because really, I truly believe that getting married is no excuse to not being able to spread your wings and fly anymore. Or maybe I'm just so blessed to have a super supportive husband. I'm the type of person who's so much fond of trying and learning new things, and Ian is always just there to give his full support. As in he's my no. 1 fan in everything! Really, it's just super nice how we still both continue to dream, and push each other to achieving what we want. Like next year (Feb or March) we're definitely putting up our own fashion boutique! Yehey my life-long dream! My online store Korean Rose is really booming which makes it more reasonable to maybe do this fashion biz thing full-time. =) And me? Well of course, I'm his cheerleader in every way. Hahah. I never want to see him down, or sad.. and pushing and helping him to reach for his dreams is what I'll forever do also. =)
Why not right?Hmmmm I wonder what realizations I'll make months/years after today. Lol.

Well, yehey! Life is good. Colorful. So Happy. =)

Persia Grill - I love fooling around with him. Lol 

Cafe Breton - he always makes me laugh ^_^

  Bohol Beach Club- one of our fave spots. We just love traveling. Can't wait for our HK trip! =)

    Wednesday, 30 November 2011

    Who & What made me Inspired

    Hmmmm i have always wanted to blog. Blog about fashion. Blog about life. Blog about everything under the sun. Oh, but maybe more about fashion since that's really my greatest love. Or my greatest interest I should say. My greatest love of all is my husband. Duh. Of course =)

    Well so here goes nothing. First let me talk about my inspirations for doing this (in no particular order.lol). Here's the list:

    1) Laureen Uy, Camille Co. They have the best fashion blogs. But oh yes, most recently I'm enjoying the blog of Daryl Chang. She's so cool and fab. Actually they all are. All stylish femmes in their own unique ways. Who's my fave? Well maybe it could be Camille. I think I dress more like her- wearing lots of girly, colorful, soft stuff. But I always try to mix this girly stuff with edgy. I got influenced by my sis, who by the way is my 2nd inspiration.

    2) Janica Rose Barrera- my dear little sis. She's younger by 11 years, although really I don't look older at all. Hahah you know I love you sis. But oh well, this girl as I have said have that fierce edgy look. She's more of the emo type/rocker chic/animal print girl (oh but I'm a fan of animal prints toooo!) Well, she blogs quite admirably. Like I have kept telling her she could go pro. Though really, she's admitting already that I'm the first to introduce her to fashion! Yey, I'm so flattered for that. It's really quite interesting how our tastes meet- girly (like lacey, floral, colorful, prints) and fierce/edgy combined. Really, if anyone can wear leather in this hot weather in the Philippines, the first would be my sister. And yes, she has a secret- something that would surely prove her tough girlness. But you have to share a room with her and see her dressing up to know. LOL. love love sis.

    3) Fashion shows and ETC- these are my super loves! Like I have cried/ was so deeply touched when I first witnessed a real live fashion runway during Phil. Fashion Week. I think we've been attending years back, thanks to Amway heheh for all the invites. Anyway, as in I studied basic sewing/designing at Fashion Institute of the Phil, and bought myself my own mannequin and sewing machine. Hahah. Patience is not much of a virtue for me though, since after a few months, I stopped sewing/designing, and started importing clothing instead- which I do sell online at Korean Rose. Anyway, all the ETC shows- Gossip girl, ANTM, Project runway, etc. have made me really fall in love with beautiful clothes, and art, and beautiful people too. Heheh.

     I really prefer Blair's character but I'm always loving Serena's wardrobe

    4) Frankitot- my very supportive husband. My no. 1 fan. As in he's always in full support of all my kaartehans. As in he swears to take me to fashion shows and events, and shops with me for countless hours. He is the best. He's now into fashion and considers himself quite knowledgeable on it already (so funny of him! hahaha, esp. when he goes on naming fashion designers! ang feeling!). He says too that he'll passionately take loads of my outfit shots, anytime (Ok I exaggerated on the passionately part). Hahah but why not right.

    credits to Ms. Japan, Missa Torres for the wonderful pre-nup pics =)

    5) Art- I know I'm an artist. I really am so don't argue with me. LOL. Hmmm you should have seen me loving and trying to copy my mom's sketches of pretty girls with pretty outfits eversince I can remember. I do love to sketch and color. Heheh. Gosh how I do love these things. If there's anyone who could be "best in drawing/ coloring/ sketching girls and clothes" back in grade school I would have gotten that award. And yes, I have enrolled for beaded jewelry making at Em Mariano years ago also. Hahah I made my own jewelries and sold them as well. So hmmm.. my latest obsession? Something art-related too: make up. I studied make-up at Make Up Design Academy also. Really, what will I enroll next? Bag-making? Shoe-designing? Why not. Though really, clothes are the way for me.

    As in if I had all the time and money in the world, what would I be doing? I would study fashion design (the full course at Italy/Paris or New York), and then I'll be starting my own line at maybe the fashion avenues of Beverly Hills. Hmmmm wish a wish a wish a wish. wish wish.....Why not right? Or, at least I can just go back to Fashion school here in the Phil., and really take it seriously this time. Patience and inspirations please be always with me. Heheh.

    So I guess this is quite long for my first blog. What do you think? Till my next. =)