Saturday, September 12, 2009

Better Bride's Bible

Weeks ago, fresh from a road trip-slash-working day spent in Tagaytay, I had the chance to be among the bookworms to own this book.

As of this writing, I sit here in my PC with the book beside the keyboard. The first time I saw this book on my favorite bookstore, I knew it's a must have not just in my little library but for a much better reason. Entitled Confessions of an Impatient Bride by Rissa Singson-Kawpeng, I find the book really worth the price (oh, and the pink cover too). Just a week ago, I finished reading the whole book and I should say I am really, really happy to have made the decision of having it.

Now, I'm not an impatient bride (okay, just sometimes) but I dream to be one in the near future once Mr. Right comes along--the reason why this book landed to my hands. Upon seeing this book my managing editor Ms. Peng told me, "aba, may plan ka rin maging bride ano?" Blame it on the book and the stacks of Metro Weddings magazine that the marketing office has; something which lands on my hands whenever I am there. And this book has really thought me a lot of things. Most of them are lessons that I actually learned the hard way and this one justifies that:

1. The impossible is not really hard as you think it is. All it takes is doing what is necessary and possible and you make things happen.

2. Just when you think, kids are just saying the darnest things, think again. Listen to their wisdom and it could be much better than yours. (Having a three year old nephew at home, I attest to this.)

3. The word settle means agreeing to what is less than satisfactory. I remember my good friend Miguel who told me these words 8 years ago: Ideals are just that--ideals. Kahit kailan hindi mo sila maaabot kasi nga it's something that does not exist. On the other hand is Dr. Phil McGraw's philosophy that there is no such thing as Mr. 100 percent. If you meet a Mr. 80 percent, grab him for he's good to go; don't pass by him looking for a Mr. 100 percent because someone's ought to get (and marry) Mr. 80 percent. Wise words.

4.There are things that are just not worth bargaining for--even in relationships. Spend on the aspects and values that really matter than to stay on that track just for the sake of. Because in the end, you really get what you pay for--so it's wise to make the most out of it.

5. Your life partner shouldn't just be someone you love, but someone who'll be your home. For the home is really being in the presence of the person one chooses to spend the rest of her lifetime with.

Indeed this book has guided me and is preparing me into being the bride-to-be that I do hope to become.

On the other hand, I'm taking this space and day to invite readers as Meralco Development Center will be having its Grand Food Tasting and Mini-Bridal Fair on September 26, 2009 from 11 am to 2 pm. And it's an open invitation for everyone. For details click here.

See you there! :-)

Confessions of an Impatient Bride photo courtesy of Shepherd's Voice online store.
Bridal Fair poster courtesy of MMLDC Facebook account.


Snow said...

Wow, mukhang enjoy pumunta diyan. Hope to get a glimpse of the event here at your bloggie.



GLAIZA said...

Hi Snow! Yes, the Bridal Fair will be an exciting event for sure. Feel free to come if you have time. And yes, I'll try posting some photos of the event here.

Keep posted and thanks for dropping by.