love stories and then one: no other woman (but angel)

Dearest ______,

A few days ago, I was being cryptic about a certain love story I wanted to share, but couldn’t.  If I had told you back then, it would’ve ruined the whole element of surprise (!!!).

My friends and I planned a surprise, themed Hen Party / Bridal Shower for one of our girl friends here in Singapore, Angel.  The theme, if you may already have guessed, was to be “best- loved / most famous love stories in film”.  Being that Angel and the future Mister are huge film buffs, this just seemed perfect.

All week, we had Angel believe that we were having one of those all- girl sessions at my place, where we would be watching the latest cheesefest in Filipino cinema, “No Other Woman”.  What she didn’t know, was that probably half of us all had already seen the flick (duh), and that everybody was going to my place just so we could celebrate No Other Woman… but her.


I don’t know about you, but I could really, really go overboard with these things.  Now I don’t know if it’s the Obsessive- Compulsive in me, but I feel that one must have a hand on every single detail.  You see those red felt pom- pom strings tied around the carnations?  Yes, that would be mine.  One flew over the cuckoo’s nest, Batman!

Aside from all the photos of film couples littered around the house, we had a lot of film lines thrown in the party too. The best: "I love you forever, and ever, and ever, and ever!!!" If you are Filipino and are hopelessly cheesy, you know this cringe- worthy line.

If you have been throwing as much surprises as I have, I think we’ll both agree that one of the most important elements of the surprise is the, well, surprise (!!!) itself.  You always want to have the best reactions when surprising someone.  Our Bride- to- be Angel did not disappoint.  She was so surprised that she literally leapt away from the door and even shed a few tears!  Success!  I’m sure there’s something psycho- analytical about it, but it’s not that women are sadistic.  It’s just that crying over something makes things mean more, I think?  So she cried… which made some of the girls teary- eyed… and you get the picture.  Again, success!

We had some drinks, some food, some games and some really funny stories all around.

I am so sorry Piolo. I'm sure you're a very nice guy, but it just had to be you. xoxo

No Other Woman… but Angel, indeed! 🙂

Love,

Karlita

PHOTOGRAPHY & TEXT BY AUTHOR UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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6 comments

    • love,karlita

      “ang mundo ay parang quiapo- maraming mga snatcher!” this is one of the movie’s lines. Hahaha! This is when the mother eggs the daughter on to fight with the mistress. Grabe ang mga linya, very very Pinoy!

      Ya, the girls had fun- our game prizes were AMAZING… care of ray’s office (make up from MAC, Sephora, Urban Decay, L’Oreal, etc). So you can imagine how some of them (i.e Curtis) had to fight tooth and nail during the games. Hahaha

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