got home at around 530am (haay, it really is difficult working on night shift) and immediately went to bed. but reminded yaya to wake me up at 7 cause i was pretty sure, i’d just press the alarm button off and go back to la-la land. why’d i need to wake up that early? we had an interview with the priest (again wedding requirement). my antuken & i agreed to meet at 8am in time for the 830am interview. 820am, he still hasn’t arrived. i texted him to ask where he was. his reply: paalis pa lang ng bahay. wtf! that was not a great way to start my day. early in the morning. i’m pissed already. decided to leave without him. my mom told me to wait for him for he probably doesn’t know how to get to the church, commuting. well, i’m angry already. so i just texted him to go straight to the church & i’ll just meet with him there. when i got there, dang! we’re the 7th on the list of interviewees. my antuken kept texting me to say how sorry he was. i replied with: naman. usapan natin 8. that’s why i told you last night to go to bed already. buti ka pa marami nang tulog. ako isang oras pa lang. nakakainis ka. when he got there, we were interviewed by the priest. the funny thing was, the things the priest asked me were exactly the things written in the form we filled out the other week. probably trying to see if i put some false info. hehe. was trying to control my eyes into not staring at his peluka (wig). hehe. i was a little scared cause a friend told me that during their interview they had an exam: what are the 10 commandments, 7 sacraments, write down the different prayers, etc. i so do not know the commandments by heart. i even asked my antuken about the 7 sacraments before i went in (my mind only came up with 6 at the time). good thing there was no exam. (i had calmed down at this time and was not mad at my antuken anymore)
after the interview, we were required to have our photo taken (i think they’re going to put it with the banns). they directed us to where the studio/photo shop was. when we came in, i saw pictures of different couples in “sweet” poses. and i immediately told my antuken: shiyet, don’t tell me we’re required to pose like that?!? eewww! as it happened we were supposed to pose like those (imagine: the guy & girl’s bodies facing each other, the girl’s hands on the guy’s chest and both looking at the camera —-> cheesy!). when the photographer was placing/arranging my antuken’s position, he told me to stand in front of my boyf. i told him: ‘kailangan ba talaga ganyan? can’t i just stand beside him?’ the photographer replied that i just stand in front of my antuken. both of us facing one direction. so i obliged. then he told my antuken to put his arms around me. and i put mine on top of his. then, click. click. i thought that was it. then the photographer said: ‘ma’am 1 more shot.’ (hesitating a little) ‘ahm, pwedeng dagdagan ng sweetness?’ to which i curtly replied: ‘hindi kami sweet.’ on the way out, my antuken told me, if i was that kasungit how would we be during the pre-nup shoot? i told him, i could pose for the pre-nup cause the people who would see the shots would be people dear to us. unlike the one we had, which was going to be posted at the church. for all eyes to see. eyes belonging to some people we don’t know. and who were probably thinking the same thoughts i had: how cheesy!
(goes to show, i really have my sungit moments. esp. a week before the dreaded sumpa. hehe)