Tuesday, December 20, 2011


MPRS Christmas Party. Cowboy attire for all but we both didn't have cowboy clothes. We decided to have a little fun by dressing up as Indians. I went to Google for an idea and Joy rushed the sewing by hand until we made it to the venue.

Who would've guessed? We won Best in Costume in the couple category hahaha! I guess it pays to be different! :)

Anyway, we won a box of Choco Pie for it :)

 Here are additional pictures:

Monday, December 19, 2011

Costume Party at the Insti

We attended our first costume party together last December 16 at the DPIR. It was her first time to attend one. She dressed up as a witch and I, being the superhero geek, went as Captain America.

 We both won 2nd place in the male and female category. YEY!

Naturally, we were happy to win. A little surprised too since we just rushed to make our costumes the night before the event. We even arrived late at the party because we had to finish her hat, her dress, her broomstick and my shield haha!

Here she is with the other winners:

L to R: Batwoman Nikki, Witch Joy, Wonder Woman Jessica

We enjoyed the party and, with a baby on the way, we think it might take a while before we can do things like this again :)

Here are a few more shots:

Me with grand winners Dante (Aries) and Batwoman (Nikki)

DC Vs Marvel
With all the winners!

With our ward mates

 PS. I wrote a more detailed blog entry about how we completed my homemade Captain America costume over at my PlanetMarkus site. Click the link if you want :)

Monday, December 12, 2011


She's been asking for weird food lately (halo halo in the evening, Snow Bear candies in the morning, etc) and she's a bit cranky haha..

Today, she woke me up with this surprise:

An awesome early Christmas gift for the both of us :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Joy Is Busy

... Busy slaying zombies, that is!

And mostly just letting our frustrations out since the Avatar DVD we rented kept on failing us :(

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Trip to Cebu Philippines Temple

We recently had our chance to visit the Cebu Philippines Temple. This is a dream come true - thanks to awesome friends Sherron and Agnes!

Here are some pics upon our arrival at NAIA:

While waiting for our flight, we were surprised to see this old man reading THAT magazine:

I approached him and introduced myself. Turns out he was a former bishop at Cebu... It was really nice to meet a fellow LDS at a huge airport. What are the chances, right? :) 

Now here we are upon hitting Mactan Airport. We arrived past 9pm already. 

We were tired and hungry (but still managed to crack a smile while Manong Guard took this shot) and so we rushed our way to the temple housing. 

We got to visit the temple the following day and it was truly a majestic sight to behold.

Naturally, we cant resist but take a few pictures of ourselves as well :)

We then went out to have a dinner with Bishop Gaso at AAB BBQ. Such a kind-hearted family!

Now this is how the temple looks like at night:

With several sisters from Bacolod :)


Third day started really early with the two of us visiting the temple again. We just love this place! So peaceful and beautiful!

We also too the time to visit the nearby Taoist Temple but that might be a separate blog entry. For now, I'd say one of the highlights of our whole trip was the mini-PDM Reunion with Bro. Faune - another mission-friend who is based in Cebu.

Day 4 was even earlier since our flight was scheduled around 5am. Surely, we hope to come back next time and travel the place more..

Goodbye for now, Cebu! We hope to see you again soon!