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NYE and what comes with it…

31 Dec
Happy New Year

...2010...

I thought being about 4 hours away from singing in the new year would be a good time to share my feelings about the night ahead and all the partying that comes with it. Frankly, I hate them! I’ve done my share of nye partying and even though I think they’re all fun and fabulous once in a while or when you’re in your early 20s as I got older just the hassle of sorting through party invitations and finding the right one with the hopes of it being a great one just tired me.

Not only the parties are super expensive, just getting yourself set up with a nice outfit and shoes and hair and makeup can take lots of cash. The idea of paying about $100 to get into a good party and another $200 to $400 for an outfit to be seen in just doesn’t make me want to get out. Oh yeah, almost forgot about the cab ride and the drinks at the party! Sigh….

What I do like doing for nye is having friends over and sharing few drinks, maybe eat dinner and ring in the new year with good company and a casual setting that everyone can enjoy. Another one of my favorite things to do is to stay home and watch TV and block all the nye stuff out and that’s what I’m planning to do today. So friends and family, I love you all but I ain’t answering my phone till tomorrow.

I’m planning to watch a few movies, have a beer and sleep early and sleep in tomorrow….

With that said,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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I call it the money pit!!!

18 Nov

My best friend is getting married and Im her maid of honor and just by tagging along with her for the past few months I’ve realized how big of a money pit/ bottomless pit planning a wedding. First is the engagement ceremony, then we have the showers, the parties and the wedding it self. All these parties cost ridiculous amounts of money. I totally feel bad for anyone who is planning a wedding. Everything you want to the smallest things you can think of is an extra cost!

We decided to cut some cost by making our own money-box. We managed to save some money with that idea about $30 which is not bad. But even buying a flat plain box costs us $20 which we later realized we could have got the same thing two doors down for $5 less. haha

Another thing that annoys me is the guest’s gifts idea . basically we’re telling people please come to our party that we spent thousands of dollars on and we even going to give you gifts. I understand it’s something nice to do in return for all the gifts you get but at the same time I feel bad when newly weds go in debt because of their weddings.

Some people even put themselves in a bigger hole by having multiple weddings, it’s absolutely alright to do that since most people nowadays are from different places and they end up having a wedding in their country of residence, another at the groom’s home country and one for the bride’s family. BIG money people…BIG MONEY! But I’m a big fan of destination weddings, my sister got married in 3 different countries, my friend is marrying in 3 countries too.

I guess by the time all these weddings are over, all they have to look forward to is their honeymoon which they can’t take right away since they spent all their money on their wedding(s). hahaha, its somewhat sad since honeymoons used to be such a big deal and actually a month-long, now if you get a week off you’re lucky!