“Meng’s RICHARD”

You started by giving love in small increments that has such grandeur impact in our hearts. You only share bits and pieces of your private life to us, but all are heartfelt, all are real, all are true!

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How can you show a girl that you like her? How can you let her know that she is special? How do you make her feel appreciated, needed and wanted? How can you profess your true intentions? How will you express that you love her? There so many ways that every man can think of but I believed Richard aka Alden has been showing us that he is not just an ordinary man standing in front the girl he loves and asking her to love him. What he does for Maine, his girl is just amazing! Jaw dropping, and brought everyone in awe and in tears out of so much joy and unexplainable intensity of kilig.

Richard, as I have said on my past tweets, you have raised the level of admiration and appreciation ladies have for men like you. You are now the standard, the ultimate man, the man in every girl’s dream, the man to look up to, the man of respect, honor, and courage. You are a man who values his words; who only shows his true self and his naked heart. You have surpassed what other men in the showbiz industry have done in the past. Simply because you are not showbiz; you do things your way. You want to make sure that you will not play with the feelings of the girl you love. You keep on reassuring her that you are sincere; that every word that you say comes from your heart and everything that you want her to feel is exactly how you wanted to express your thoughts, emotions and love.

Richard, you are such a gentleman, a man whom every girl can be proud of to introduce to her parents and siblings. You are a man who makes your girl feel that she will always be secured. You are a man who will move mountains, who will cross the boundaries, who will go against all odds just to get wherever she wants you to be. You are man who will fit 48 hours in a day just to make time.

You said, love for you is time; and when you give your time to a girl it means that you love her. You only did not give her your time, you gave her yourself, your heart, your mind and everything in between.

You have come to a point in your life when you realized that finally the right one comes at the right time. When you can now prioritize your own happiness over others. When you can now love and be loved in return something that you truly deserve.

Richard, you are such an amazing man. Though sometimes you were mostly misunderstood by many who doubted your intentions but you proved all of them wrong. You never retaliated their hurtful words and acts against you; rather you kept silent and just killed them with kindness. You just showed them that you are real, that everything you do is true, everything is authentic and genuinely yours.

I am so happy for you and for Maine, the right woman whom your mother has prayed for you. The woman God gave you. Every parent would wish to have you as his or her son, who would not wish to have you as their future son-in-law?

I am just so proud and I couldn’t get any happier with what has been happening in your lives right now. My heart is still in a state of shock and for others, their hearts might be in coma, but nonetheless our hearts are beating together as one for MAICHARD. I have been praying  a happy and smooth sailing journey to your forever

RICHARD FAULKERSON, JR. Ikaw Na! Ikaw na, ikaw na talaga! All your efforts are remarkable. Grabeng Grabe ka!  You’re the man every girl would wish for. We are not envious of NICOMAINE DEI MENDOZA, the girl who has your heart because we believe that she is not too good for you she is just the RIGHT ONE for you.

You started by giving love in small increments that has such grandeur impact in our hearts.  You only share bits and pieces of your private life to us, but all are heartfelt, all are real, all are true!

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The only thing that we could ever wish for… the right time when you can finally introduce her as Mrs. Nicomaine Dei Mendoza-Faulkerson.

Photo credit : Being Mando & Eat Bulaga

“Nakalaan”

Para sa mga taong nagmamahal, naghihintay, naghahanap at umaasa laging tandaan may isang taong nakalaan para sa’yo at darating s’ya sa tamang panahon.

Para sa mga taong nagmamahal, naghihintay, naghahanap at umaasa laging tandaan may isang taong nakalaan para sa’yo at darating s’ya sa tamang panahon.

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Maraming taon na ang lumipas nung huli akong sumulat ng isang tula. Nais ko lang itong ibahagi sa inyo. Happy 31st Weeksary ALDUB at ALDUB Nation!

P.S. Sana malapatan ito ng tunog para maging ganap na isang awitin at ‘yon at lubos kong ikagagalak

 

My Heart’s Silent Wish

Just want to share a poem I wrote last June 2007 and it was from my Friendster Account.

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Loving him was a feeling that made me feel alive

Though he was the one who broke my heart

Someone told me that I am no longer sane

For I have loved him who left me nothing but pain

Loving him was a feeling that made me happy

Being in love with him really drove me crazy

Whenever he was around there’s nothing I can’t do

Because I was afraid that he might leave me too

 Why do I have to lie and can’t admit to myself?

That he’s no longer mine and he’s happy with somebody else?

Why, even though I have shed so many tears?

Still I can’t forget the memories we’ve shared through the years?

 

How I wish I can find a man who will love and take me as his own

How I wish God will bless me with the man who’ll never leave me alone

How I wish this time I’ll be better with the man God will provide

How I wish I’ll end up with the man whom I’ll spend the rest of my life

But then again, I cannot control where fate would lead me

I’m just a woman who dreams of being happy and be loved by somebody

Somebody who can be my best friend, my life partner and my lover

Who will make me feel special, will cherish and will love me forever

 

How I wish that somebody could be you

How I wish that you won’t hurt me too

How I wish that God thinks of me when He made you

How I wish that God will give me you.

#MayForever – Oo, Naniniwala Ako Sa Forever!

Just my thoughts about Valentine’s Day, LOVE and FOREVER!

Whenever people are asking me if I believe in forever, I always say YES, without a single doubt. YES!  I do believe in forever and in the unexplainable power of love. I believe in destiny, serendipity, magic, miracle and all the other words you could probably relate to love. True love, great love, first love, selfless love, genuine love, puppy love, pure love, platonic love, romantic love, love at first sight, or whatever you call it; the main word is LOVE! Love speaks in different languages, it can be expressed in so various forms but one thing is for sure, the main reason why we all exist in this world is LOVE! Just like what the song says, “All we need is LOVE”.

Since it’s the day of hearts I know you would see various posts on different social media platforms like FB, Twitter, IG and Tumbler about love. It could be an expression of love from a husband to his wife; a love from a groom to his bridegroom; a profession of love from suitor to the girl he has been courting; a love from parents to their children, or just a love from fans to their idols and inspirations. On the other hand there’s also a chance for you to come across posts about bitterness with regard to love. Those brokenhearted and betrayed people choose not to appreciate the significance of this day. They treat this day just like any other ordinary day, and most of them believe that this too shall pass.

I can’t say that I have already experienced how this day should be celebrated and I never said that I haven’t celebrated it all along; but there’s no right or wrong way on how to do it. As long as you have so much love in your heart that you could share with others like your family, friends, relatives, loved ones, partners, better half or to God you can celebrate this day with joy and happiness in your heart.

Everyone deserves to love and be loved. Worry not and fear no more; fill your heart with love and appreciation not with hatred and anger. Don’t be bitter; it won’t do you any good. Always keep a silent prayer in your heart that eventually your dream will come to reality where you will be looking forward to spend Valentine’s day with somebody who loves you too. The one that God has made for you.

As for now, though I still don’t have the love of my life yet; I can still say that I am happy! I am happy to see people who are in love. As a Wedding Planner, I have the chance to plan the weddings of my GEMBSO couples who have different beautiful love stories to share. As a fan of Alden and Maine, I am privilege to see how serendipity found its way to their hearts and how their love has grown and transformed from AlDub to MaiChard, truly one of the greatest stories ever told right in front of AlDub and MaiChard Nations’ eyes. Lastly, as a daughter, I have been a living witness on how my parents have shown that true love and forever do exist.

Happy Valentine’s day everyone! Don’t let this day pass without saying I love you or mahal kita to the ones you love.

Make each day a Valentine’s day!

Maid of Honor’s Speech #CoreeNellWedding

What the Maid of Honor said to her little sister’s on her wedding day. Read on!

majNcoreeneGood Evening! For those of you who don’t know me, I am Maj also known as Majelle, a very proud sister of this stunning bride and one of Nell’s colleagues in GEMBSO. If there’s one person who knows almost every detail about their wedding and what the preps were all about aside from them I am happy to say, that is me 🙂 Tonight, I could really say it’s my little sister’s wedding 🙂 literally it is. I want to start this by congratulating the newlyweds, and thanking all of you for coming here to share this very special day with our families.

Looking at the two of you now, I am really having whirlwind of emotions? I know that COREENE has found her perfect match; the one she truly deserves that God has made for her, and that is something I should be thankful for; but at the same time I feel sad, because starting tonight you will no longer live with us.

My heart is bursting with so much love and happiness for the two of you most especially today. Because you made it, you’re able to pull it off and your life together as a couple has been blessed to have a great and brand new start. I know that yours will be a marriage of long standing. I know you’ll have a wonderful adventure ahead of you, and with God’s blessings, your marriage will last for decades to come with little Nells and Coreenes too.

I never knew Nell until Coreene introduced him to me, several years back when he decided to join us in GEMBSO. So I can’t tell you much horrible stories about him, but I can say that I think he is great, he is kind, he is thoughtful and he is just the right man for my sister (Someone who can handle my sister’s mood swings). He’s easy going, interesting, easy to talk to, and he has a great sense of humor! (Based on Coreene’s laglagan stories about Nell). I’m not in the position to squeal though. Nell, we are very happy and honored to welcome you into our family. We know you are made to fit our “tiny happy clan” and we hope we’re made for you too. Kidding aside, Nell, you are one of us now and we love that cool idea to have you around. The Magpantays and The De Jesus’ gladly accept you with open arms and immense happiness.

Coreene, I want to give emphasis on how beautiful you look today; your glow radiates and so is the love and happiness that you feel. This has truly been a special day for me and for all of us here. Thank you for giving a totally different meaning to the words sisterhood that transcends through almost thirty amazing years of wonderful life you shared with me and I know for sure that more years will come our way.  I know most of you would agree with me that Coreene has brought so much joy into our lives, through her antics and own simple charming ways. She is a great friend with a different kind of sense of humor. “Cariñong brutal” but that is just her way to express her love for us. I know that she’ll bring that same joy into Nell’s life and family as well.

I would always remember the times that the three of us spent together; watching movies and travelling to other places to enjoy food. Those were really precious ones. Hoping that we can still continue to do it together and praying that I’ll have my own partner soon (fingers crossed) so that I won’t be the third wheel.

Coreene, Kapatid ko, This is it! The long wait and the searching is now finally over!  You are so blessed to have found the missing piece that belongs to your heart. Not everyone finds a match and you are so lucky because you have yours. Thanks for the extraordinary friendship that we shared and for the trust that both of you have given me. It is an honor to be your wedding planner and host and at the same time for the opportunity to be your Maid of Honor. I really appreciate the tiny gestures that show your concern for me and the importance you’ve been giving me all these years.

I’d like to give you a gift, to remind you of how much I love you. It’s a necklace with two inter-locking hearts. One belongs to you and the other is mine. We may no longer be living under one roof but I assure you that you’ll always be in my prayers. We may not hang out together often but remember you always have me isang message lang si Ate Maj, FB, Twitter, IG, Viber, BBM, Whatsapp at text.

Nell and Coreene, My greatest wish for the two of you is that through the years, your love for each other will deepen and grow. Years from now, may you look back on this day, your wedding day, as the day you loved each other the least. I wish you the very best. My love goes to the both of you.

Take each day and cherish your time together. Love one another and stand together. Put your love and your family first; your job and your hobbies second. Never forget to keep at least one good memory of each other everyday.

May your love be like the wind, strong enough to move the clouds, soft enough to never hurt, but always never ending? So here’s to love, laughter, and happily ever after. Cheers!

G-E-M-B-S-O

G – GREAT
E – Exceptional
M – Memorable
B – Brilliant
S – Superb
O – Outstanding
#AlagangGEMBSO – Alagang May PagmaMAJal

Did you know what GEMBSO means?
G – GREAT
E – Exceptional
M – Memorable
B – Brilliant
S – Superb
O – Outstanding

We used adjectives not on the SUPERLATIVE degree. Because we at GEMBSO believe that if you make your wedding the greatest event of your life; the most exceptional occasion; the most memorable day; if you thought of all the super brilliant ideas for your big day; if you put the most superb effort in every detail; and if you give your most outstanding performance then any other momentous event that would happen after it like having a baby, a bigger family, celebrating silver and golden anniversaries and the list goes on will just be considered as a regular event in your life. Weddings must be special, unique, very you. It has to be fun, unforgettable and truly a wonderful one. But after your wedding you still have to continue to appreciate, create, celebrate and look forward to a better, happier, and more memorable milestones as a couple and as a family. GEMBSO can help you plan it and make your dream wedding comes true and enjoy any other occasion that comes after it.

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GEMBSO has been Planning beautiful weddings of lovers who want to spend the rest of their lives together. Creating memorable moments they will cherish for a lifetime. Working with equally competent, passionate and great wedding partners. Making exceptional programs that guests would really enjoy. Thinking of bigger and more brilliant ideas for every wedding. Providing superb service to all brides, grooms and celebrants and giving morethan our 100% of outstanding service, with utmost dedication, commitment, hardwork, and joy. GEMBSO Events and Beyond is committed to always give you an Elevated Wedding Experience #AlagangGEMBSO – AlangangMayPagmaMAJal

To all the couples who chose us, trusted us and loved us Maraming Salamat po. To all our Wedding Partners we are looking forward to plan more GEMBSO weddings with you. To my GEMBSO Angels you are really Angels here on earth let’s have more event at its finest and beyond and to God Almighty Thank you for all the blessings you have been graciously giving me and my GEMBSO family. Thanks for all the guidance, love, and wisdom.

Walk down the aisle with no worries. Imagine it. Experience us!

Have your events the GEMBSO way.
‘Coz you deserve to have an event at its finest and beyond

(c) Digital Picman : Bride : Rhea Bunquin – Siguancia / Groom : Darren Siguancia

An ALDUB Kind of LOVE! by Majella & GEMBSO

An Aldub Inspired Project that is meant to share LOVE and give HAPPINESS to soon-to-weds from ALDUB Nation.

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AN ALDUB KIND OF LOVE PROJECT by MAJELLA & GEMBSO

How can you say that you are thankful and blessed? In life we all look at things differently. We see things, events and people depending on how we want it. But blessings come to us each and everyday, it can be in big or in small packages, there are also some that seem to be so hard to perceive or usually left unnoticed. I believe that everyday we are given equal opportunities to be a blessing. We just have to choose to be a blessing to others in any way we can and we’ll be doubly blessed.

I have learned the importance of sharing and being a blessing to others.Here are the seven ways on how one can become a blessing?

1. Learn to share what you have.                                                                                                    2. Give but don’t expect anything in return.
3. Think of other’s feelings, welfare and being.
4. Put others happiness first before your own.
5. Inspire others to be a blessing too.                                                                                        6. Always spread good vibes, love and happiness.                                                                       7. Pray for others and wish them well.

As a Wedding Planner, I always enjoy listening to my GEMBSO couples’ love story. There is always something new; something unusual that makes their story unique in its own way. I am amazed on how God has written their story and believe that there is really forever. Whenever I plan and host for weddings, I get inspired with the ways on how they met, how he asked the question and how she said YES! Life is always full of surprises and LOVE usually takes us by surprise; it comes unexpectedly, no orientation needed. I have been so blessed to witness so many couples’ stories of love for almost 10 years now. In line with GEMBSO’s 10th year anniversary in the wedding industry and the celebration of my birthday I would be delighted to share the blessings that I have been receiving; and my way to give back is by doing one thing I love the most the best way I know how.

I have decided to let a couple from ALDUB NATION to have the chance to Experience #AlagangGEMBSO – Alagang May PagmaMAJal.

I am praying that this project will be a success and I am also hoping that this campaign would reach the right people who deserves to win. It may not be in monetary form but rest assured that in every wedding I plan together with one of the best team I know, my GEMBSO Angels, I know that every detail will be properly taken care of and we treat each wedding as special as the couple’s love story.

Let’s all celebrate the month of LOVE with so much gratefulness, appreciation and joy.

Please don’t forget to share, repost, quote tweet and re-tweet. God bless us all.

An Open Letter For The One That God Has Made For Me.

Someday, the right time will come when God would let our hands to hold each other and we would never ever let go.

Looking back on my notes on Facebook I came across this one that I have posted June 2011. I actually forgot who sent this to me or made me read this but I know it would be so worth it to share.  I found it very apt with regard to my status back then and upon reading it again I realized that it is still very much applicable to me right at this moment. I would like to share it with you all wonderful single people:) Have a great Monday!

Someday, the right time will come when God would let us hold each other’s hand and we would never ever let go

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I am wondering at this very minute if you are thinking of me, if like me,  you are wondering what is taking us so long to find each other. Many times I thought I finally found you only to be disillusioned by the fact that my wait has not yet ended. I get up each morning hoping, dreaming, longing to meet you. I am thinking of how we will meet, would it be as romantic as the ones I have seen in movies? Or is it possible that I have known you all my life but we have yet to realize that we are meant for each other? Oh how I wish you were here right now because you are the only one who has the answers to all my questions.
Sometimes I ask myself if I have ever really known “love”. I do not have the answer to that question either but I believe that, more often than not, we will never really know what love is until we find that right person…. and since I have not found you yet, then maybe I do not really know what love is!
 You just don’t know how often I dream of finally knowing what it feels like to be in your arms. Even at this very moment I am imagining how you will simply sweep me off my feet! Perhaps I would be drawn to you by your smile, or your eyes, or maybe even how you manage to make me laugh by your silly little ways! 
I don’t really know for sure but I am praying that God will help me recognize you when the right time comes. I think of all the pain that I have gone through in the past and of how much I have cried since the day I began my search. I just wanted you to know that I find my strength in clinging onto my vision of the beautiful life ahead of  me — the life I shall spend with you. In my mind and in my heart I know that you are worth all that pain and sacrifice.
After all, the tears have become a part of my life and I believe that they are slowly washing away my flaws so that I would become perfect, not perfect in its truest sense, but perfect — for YOU!  I wonder if you’ve gone through so much pain as well. I wonder if you’ve been hurt so many times along the journey.
But my dearest one, please don’t ever give up because I am right here… patiently waiting for you! I assure you that when we finally find each other I would slowly heal those wounds by my love. At night, I would look out my window and stare at the beautiful sky, hoping that somehow you are also looking up and wondering about me. I utter a silent prayer and send all my cries to the heavens above thinking that in time they would reach you. And when I feel impatient, I just close my eyes and believe  that you are on your way and that you are longing to see me as well. It is funny but when I finally fall asleep, it is still you that I think of, for you are always in my dreams. It seems that, for now, that is the only place where I can hold on to you, long enough to tell you how much I love you. In my dreams you would kiss away my fears and wrap me with your arms of love.
 And this, all the more, makes me want to wake up and face the  new day ahead with the hope that soon enough,  you will no longer be a dream but a reality and once again I am assured that you are worth the wait. And when that time comes, everything will fall into its place, just as I had imagined, just as I had thought and dreamed, just as I had believed it would be!
By then, I would simply look back and smile at all that I have gone through, in spite of the pain and amidst the simple joys of life — and I would be very thankful  because they all led me to you!
In the meantime, take care of yourself for me. Hold on to our dream and don’t even think of letting go. Believe in your heart that we will find each other no matter what happens. God has planned the course and it is up to us to follow the directions. Don’t worry, don’t be afraid about getting lost, God saw to it that all the roads, no matter which one you choose to follow, lead to me .

Photo and Article : ctto

Rudy & Yolly Echavia’s 50-Year Journey to Forver

Rudy and Yolly proved that even if they had a short courtship, one of the secrets to a lasting marriage is to continue loving each other, making sure that you put your partner’s happiness first.

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Rudy & Yolly Echavia

There are only a few people in the world who are lucky enough to find their one true love. Not everyone can spend the rest of their lives with the person they chose to marry.

Finding “the one” makes you want to rush to forever – to not waste even a single second, away from your soulmate.Finding “the one” opens the doors to God’s abundant blessings. Starting a family, having wonderful children and grandchildren are the best blessings anyone could ever ask for.

Fifty blissful years – that’s how long God has kept Rudy and Yolly’s marriage in the cradle of His loving arms. God made sure that He will continue to bless this wonderful couple with so much and more. Rudy and Yolly have shown that, despite numerous trials and shortcomings, God has been in the center of their family life, never fleeting, always lighting their way.

We as witnesses to their love story can say that True Love cannot just be measured by how long you’ve known each other.

Rudy and Yolly met in December 1963, became friends, lovers and tied the knot on May 21, 1964. Just like the song “What Matters Most” Rudy and Yolly proved that even if they had a short courtship, one of the secrets to a lasting marriage is to continue loving each other, making sure that you put your partner’s happiness first.

Love cannot be measured by time. Love can be measured in a way only the heart knows how.

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The family of Rudy and Yolly Echavia

I would also like to extend my warmest thanks to the awesome family of Rudy and Yolly, their loving children Cathy, Judith, Roland and Dorothy Dots Echavia-Magtibay together with their families for choosing me. For trusting me for letting me coordinate and host this very special milestone in their parents’ lives.

Photo credit : Dorothy Echavia-Magtibay / Digital Picman

By: Majella Magpantay

Somewhere My Baby Waits For Me

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My life is lonely now but, I have no doubt
Someday I’ll meet that someone I’ve dreamed about
He may live around the globe go far across the sea
But somewhere my baby waits for me

The moment that I see him, my heart will know
Then I won’t wait to tell him I love him so
He’ll be mine to have and hold for whole eternity
Yeah, somewhere my baby waits for me
Oh, somewhere my baby waits for me

When I see lovers passing, I don’t feel blue
I know the things they’re feeling I’ll be feeling too
I don’t know where I’ll meet you, I don’t know when
I only know that someday my search will end
One fine day I’ll turn around and there he will be
Yeah, somewhere my baby waits for me

He may live around the globe go far across the sea
But somewhere my baby waits for me
Oh, somewhere my baby waits for me

SONGWRITERS  : GOFFIN, GERRY/KING, CAROLE                                                                             From the Movie : The Wedding Planner – OST