Yep, that's not our "latest" photo above. Notice that I'm still very thin and not preggers at all. Hehe! Didn't have time to scrap for a Christmas greeting from our small family as I was busy doing last minute gift shopping. Thank god for online sales and JCPenney coupons! I made it through the Christmas rush and even saved a lot buying practical gifts =) Anyway, have a merry and happy Christmas from me, my husband and our little baby still inside my womb! Next year, she'll be with us -- yep, we're having a GIRL!! ^_^


Destination Wedding: Las Vegas! Hello casinos and bright lights!

Did you know that Las Vegas celebrates 120,000 weddings in a year? And did you know that the Vegas Strip (see below) has the most number of hotel rooms per square area anywhere in the world?? That two facts make Vegas one of the most exciting places in the US and the world to get married in! Imagine saying "I Do" where you’d see the Eiffel Tower with a pirate ship, a volcano and a beautiful show fountain nearby -- yep, all in one city! As the people in the desert state of Nevada say, it’s only in Vegas baby! ^_^ The big question: is getting married in Las Vegas for you and your partner?


If you want to get married quickly and have some fun immediately after, then Vegas is for you! Think Britney Spears marrying her childhood sweetheart and getting divorced mere hours later -- kidding! Hehe! :p Anyway, the primary draw of a Las Vegas wedding is that its cheap. You can have a complete wedding ceremony for a few hundred dollars in a quaint chapel and have Elvis Presley perform the ceremony for you. Plus if you're short on time, some wedding chapels even accept walk-in couples! And less than an hour later, you can start your honeymoon -- fast, easy and convenient!

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However, if you're the traditional type, a Las Vegas wedding probably is not for you. Though the place can be a great honeymoon destination -- think of all the themed casinos with slot games, poker tables and other machines you can spend your money on! :p Plus there are amazing shows like the awesome Cirque de Soleil's LOVE or shows from your favorite performers like Celine Dion and Barry Manilow. And if you want some cultural lesson, you can go to the Springs Reserve and learn all about the history of Las Vegas. Yep, this glittering city of Nevada really has it all! Perfect for destination weddings and honeymoons if you're into F-U-N!


on being a SAHM

SAHM means "stay at home mom" and though I'm not a "real" mom yet (3 more months!), I have been in mommy mode since my 2 younger male siblings were born. I am the eldest and the only girl, and so it's just natural that I'm my mom's right-hand gal =) Anyway, last October 2008, I got married and chose to be a stay at home wife instead of practicing my medical profession. Most of the people I knew (especially my parents) didn't understand why I would waste my time staying at home instead of earning moolah being a doctor. My female friends asked me don't I get bored staying at home day in and day out?

Firstly, being in mommy mode most of my life "trained" me not to get bored spending 24/7 at home. Even during my hectic days in medical school I still did some cooking, cleaning, taking care of our dogs, and doing other household stuff. And when I took a 1 year hiatus after graduating from med school (and before I took my Physician Licensure exam), I further honed my housewife skills. My parents were not living with us due to my dad's work, and I had a 5-room home, 10 dogs and 1 spoiled brother to take care of. Housework was easy-peasy for me. While most "modern" women don't like cleaning and cooking, I adore it! =)

And then I got married. I now have 2 guys to take care of :p Hubby and I initially planned that I'll spend the first year of our marriage at home and take specialty training after October 2009. But then I got pregnant around July! We had no plans to have kids until after 3-5 years of marriage so we can really save up for our kid, and now this. Our best-laid plans just got awry! Since I was pregnant, I had to say goodbye to specialty training. I could do it but I don't wanna stress myself and our sweet baby =) And that's why, until now, I'm still a SAHM! Needless to say, homebody me is loving it! ^_^


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my daily routine

Most of my employed friends often ask me what do I do whole day at home. Do I get bored? Why don’t I get fat despite my limited physical activity? Do I have plans to proceed with medical residency? They have lots of questions and I really don’t have an answer for most. So here’s the next best thing, my daily schedule right now (it changes with hubby’s work sked) ---

- 530am: wakeup & cook breakfast
- 6am: eat breakfast with hubby, see him off to work then I check my emails for urgent stuff
- 7am: back to sleep
- 10am: wake up, do household chores, eat morning snack, play with our pups & dogs
- 11am: watch TMZ / Insider Edition, go online (Facebook / Twitter, work, play in online casinos for real money, read med stuff)
- 12nn: watch CSI / Jay Leno Show / Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, eat lunch, feed dogs if I feel up to it (if not, just play with them), wait for hubby’s call =)
- 1pm: TV is off, laze / work online or sleep or read new books & mags
- 3pm: watch 7th Heaven, still online, afternoon snack
- 4pm: prepare and cook dinner, check what’s needed to be done in our home
- 530pm: watch local news, prepare for hubby’s arrival (wives should smell good when their husbands arrive! hehe)
- 630pm: early dinner, cleanup kitchen, feed dogs, watch national news
- 8pm: HAPPY HOUR! anything goes here =)
- 10pm: hubby’s bedtime, I’m usually still watching AXN shows
- 11pm-12am: my bedtime


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our wedding wine labels

My best friend is getting married in a month or so, and she's on the last stretch of their wedding preparations. Right now she's putting on finishing touches on their wedding souvenirs and has recently asked me about wine labels (they're giving wines to their male primary sponsors). I didn't really have concrete suggestions on how to make their wine labels great, instead I just showed them the labels I made for our own wedding.

Here's the label we eventually used:
Here's how it looked pasted on our wedding vodka / wine souvenirs:

Here are the other wine labels I made using our own photos: