I remember this dinner I had with some friends, a good 3 or 4 years ago and we were talking about marriage like it's some very distant future. Two of our friends married early but none of us got inspired enough to follow suit, so even though most of our batchmates in high school married young, others already mothers to two or more children, most of just cruised along --- saw our 30th birthdays and for some reason, decided to get married in the same year. Late bloomers and 30-year old brides, 4 of us got married in 2011 and one got engaged.
I started it off with my wedding in May. It was a simple wedding with family and friends and then Didi had hers in June, with a lovely “Summer in June” theme, where I was MOH in pink. Aviegail followed soon, in July and her wedding was absolutely fun, at Shangrila Makati. The dates of our weddings May-June-July, started a joke between the group. As if it was compulsory, we were telling the other single girls that we had AUGUST-SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER and the rest of the year open for everybody else.
Sadly, no one followed after Avie in July but the last wedding of the year was Patty’s. Before the year ended, on December 29th, my friends and I, gathered together, again --- and took loads of pictures. It’s fun when you have a friend who has a nice camera and can take good pictures, because as girls, we love to pose for pictures, and pose for pictures --- did we!
Aren’t we pretty?
I remember bringing my friends to my house, sometimes and having them meet my guy friends and they would say: “Crix bakit ang ganda ng friends mo?” (Crix why are your friends so pretty?) I don’t know why they have to ask though, I mean, don’t birds of the same feather flock together? Which means, I am pretty therefore I have pretty friends? Hahaha!
Once upon a time, this group was bigger. Thirteen girls, all in all. Today, two are based overseas; one in Dubai, one in New York, so they couldn’t be with us. The others, are unfortunately, MIA.
I love these girls so much. Most of us use Blackberry and because of BBM we’re constantly updated about each other’s lives (married lives, single lives, career lives, sex lives --- hahaha --- sorry, I’m married, I can talk about sex). Before BBM, it was harder for us to communicate. Today, I’ve put all my group notifications to the lowest volume because it beeps nonstop and Bon doesn’t understand what we have to talk about at 2am in the morning. Also, I’ve chosen to put the volume down because a lot of them are early risers and the chatroom goes live at 6 am on a good day and I’m usually still on dreamland at 6.
Anyway, before this year ends, another friend of ours will be walking down the aisle and saying “I Do”. After which, future hubby will be taking her to China, so our three-time zone BBMin’ will become a 4-time zone affair. Good luck with that!