Monday, February 15, 2010

Pay it forward

Remember the movie with the same title? You know, the movie about a child who conjures the notion of paying a favor not back, but forward--repaying good deeds not with payback, but with new good deeds done to three new people?

Well, not exactly done to three new people, but doing the same good deed to a couple or even a single person is still good, tama ba? Lyn and I did that recently.

When a couple is getting married, they need all the help in the world, not in the pakikialaman-manner, but at least on the psychological AND financial way. The wedding preparation can be very much overwhelming, and in our case for us to be sane, we have our budget to keep us grounded and our families and friends on our back. Our families take care of the invitations and give aways, and our closest friends take care of the reception venue, the bridal shoes, my barong and Lyn's wedding gown.

And with those advance gifts that we got from our unofficial ninongs and ninangs, where a large chunk of expenses have been taken cared of, we were not just thankful but we also made a promise to do the same to others. Trust me, those kind of help are what a marrying couple needs (and not three sets of rice cooker, or three dozens of fork and spoon, or six more sets of tumblers!) as they of really huge help to the couple.

When my brother told me he's also getting married (actually, they just waited for us to go first hehe), Lyn and I immediately told them not to worry about the wedding gown and barong as those are for us to take care of, regalo na namin, they just need to decide on a design/style and off we go to our supplier.

And this is the little fruit of that labor:

That's one, two more to go maybe? :)

14 comments:

sheng said...

I love the gown so cute and not the common plain white. Thanks for dropping by my blog!

atticus said...

ang bait niyo naman. :)

ang ganda ng gown. winner!

at ang galing din ng shots. nag-enrol ka na, ano?

vs_obordo said...

nice...swerte naman ni brother and ni SIL.

btw na distract ako sa ad mo sa sidebar. "Robert Pattinson is allergic to vaginas". What??? How come??! hahahah

bing said...

what a noble gesture.. they are blessed to have you, and bless the people who'd helped you with yours.

dodong flores said...

Hi, Zherwin.
Touch naman ako of how you and your wife come out to pay it forward. Pero totoo naman talaga, mahirap ang mag-prepare ng kasal. In our experience, we could do it alone without the help of the family. So ganon na rin, a few months back, we were helping my wife's younger sister when she got married. We also applied the "pay it forward" concept...

zherwin said...

hi sheng, that's what the bride wants so be it, it doesn't matter if it's pure white or not, as long as the bride is happy, go for it. :)

zherwin said...

atticus, thanks. :) hindi pa ako nage-enrol, wala pang time, at wala pang pang-enrol hehe.

zherwin said...

verns, yun talaga ang napansin?! hehe

zherwin said...

bing, thank you. i believe that's what everyone should do: help each other. :)

zherwin said...

dodong, it feels good di ba? lalo pa't nakita nyong masaya sila.

backpacking philippines said...

the big day...long planning and stressful but worth it after the preparation...had mine about the same year as you :P

manilenya said...

aw! ang ganda ng wedding gown, pwede bang mahiram kapag kinasal ako? plssssssssssss lol! seryoso akooooooo wag ka tatawa lol!

zherwin said...

backpacking philippines, you're right, it was worth it. and congratulations to you, too. :)

zherwin said...

manilenya, pwede pero me rental fee na yan hehehe.

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