This is it! <3 My Bae finally found THE venue for her debut next year! We were planning to do the ocular January of next year in time for her 18th birthday, but we panicked when we found out from well-meaning friends that events are being booked as early as 2 years in advance. Ack!
So after narrowing down her choices to 3 places: The Conservatory at Manila Peninsula, Champagne Room at The Manila Hotel, and The Ballroom at Raffles Makati, we finally found THE ONE. The one that got my Bae’s heartbeat beating like cray, lol!
Ever since my Bae went with us for Ate‘s ocular several years back, she immediately fell in love with The Conservatory of Manila Peninsula. So right after her 17th birthday, I repeatedly sent inquiries & feelers to the powers that be. We were ignored though, to my dismay. Hindi naman kami mukhang mga taong-grasa hehe. I told Jena that if it was already this hard to get them to reply at this initial stage, what more once we’ve booked and deposit has been made? Baka magka-leche-leche pa.
So while we were STILL waiting for updates on The Conservatory, we took a peek at Champagne Room of The Manila Hotel when we celebrated my Babyson’s birthday. We’ve always wanted to dine at Champagne Room but every time we’d call to reserve, it was booked for an event. Even on the day we went, it was booked for an event -gah, so in demand! @_@ Good thing the organizer allowed us a sneak peak. And that was all it took. Hook, line & sinker, my Bae took the bait! ;P
It was a Sunday, and we were sure nobody would be working in the office on a weekend. But we inquired at the concierge nonetheless. Lo & behold, we were directed to Banquet & an events associate was there! With a ready smile too & so very eager to help. Yup, lady luck was really smiling at us that day as all fell into place. <3
I asked for an email quote & even before we set foot outside the hotel, I heard a “ding”. Ang bilis! May email agad! A far cry from our experience at Manila Peninsula. Now THAT is what I call service. With a smile pa, diba! ;)
I immediately replied to the email & made a schedule for the next day to place my deposit & guarantee my Bae’s slot..
Alam ko na ang tanong nyo.. eh kumusta naman si Kap, bes? ;)) Hahahahaha! 100% support kaya sya. Sabi ko naman kasi “Honey, last baby na natin ito. After this event, isa nalang ang gagastusan natin. Wedding nalang ni Babyson. Tapos libre-libre na tayo!”
Sagot nya: “Bakit si Jonah lang? Eh paano yung 2 babae?” I replied: “Honey, syempre asawa na nila ang bahala dun. Labas na tayo.”. Bwelta ni Kap: “Grabe ka naman, eh kung walang pera yung mapapangasawa nila, syempre naman tutulong tayo“.
To which I immediately looked at the girls. Erase! Erase! Wag pakinggan ang daddy nyo. You better marry someone who can afford your lifestyle, or don’t marry at all! Aba, pagpahingahin nyo naman kami sa gastos diba? HAHAHAHAHA!
O please ha? Wala uling violent reactions! Nagpapakatotoo lang ako. Peace. :P
My peg & draw board for my Bae’s debut..
You guys have been such an important part of our lives through the years, and you’ve seen my kids practically grow up right before your eyes that we welcome brilliant suggestions for my baby’s debut.
Any input you an share, we would truly appreciate & incorporate. <3 This mother hen is already cackling like cray. Exciting times ahead.. exciting times! :)
By the way, RAFFLECOPTER already chose the lucky winners for the Certified Positive devotional planners, and I’ve already sent email notifications to ask for your addresses so I can ship them asap. Thank you so much again for joining! :-*