When we reach the age of 20, we start receiving invitations to attend weddings of our dearest relatives and friends. Such events welcome us to the world of adulthood.

And whether we are ready or not, we need to accept the fact that we have reached that stage wherein we needed to be more accountable of ourselves and of our own happiness.

Yes, happiness. What do we know about happiness? It is something that SM cannot and does not sell. Ask my friend Jien Ramos, and she will make a picture of real happiness.

Jien, after going through thick and thin, finally walked down the aisle with his Knight in Shining Armor, Budnick.

The two tied the knot five days before Christmas and the day when temperature in Baguio City dropped to 11 degrees Celsius- a perfect day to remind those singles that the warmth of a pillow is not enough on a gloomy day.

The Venue: Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary in Guisad near Easter School. It looks like a mini- Camp John Hay.

















The Pageant:  A group of live singers, who really did a good job, performed solemn pop hits to grace the parade of primary and secondary sponsors. 














The Moment They Say, "I Do": The lovely bride surfaced with an umbrella to shield her from the chill, walked down slowly towards the groom. Yeng Constantino’s “Ikaw” was the briday procession song. It was like a fairy tale coming to reality!



















One of the best things I enjoy about attending weddings is that I bond with old friends. During Jien's wedding, there were familiar faces from our college days. Our League of Friends (what a corny group name) guys were there, and I accidentally recognized a Sagada folk that I never saw for more than 10 years.




As we witness Jien open her new Book of Married Life, there is this question: who’s next to say goodbye to singlehood?