Thursday, November 4, 2010
Since my cousin is getting married I was just wondering if they will still do the dowry thing which was practised in the old days in our province. My Mom told me that dowry can be a house and lot or precious jewelry like gold and silver. They’ve practised it in their wedding and many couples are still following the tradition. It’s not bad at all because that would also be the bride’s future properties. Maybe the old generation folks wanted to ensure the future of their daughters that they ask for dowry, some give the dowry to parents or whatever is the agreement. I’m too young then to understand things like that because I was only there up to 7 years of age and then we moved to our present home now.
I keep thinking if it’s possible that dowry can be investments like bank statement, a business or other forms of gold like coins and bullion. Well that would be a much higher value because nowadays a good investment can be your door to your success so it’s important to think carefully before plunging too quickly on investment. Hard-earned money should be meticulously planned before spending.
My cousin will get married on Saturday in our hometown in Laguna and it’s going to be a big one because I learned that they’re getting ready with their hogs from their farm. Last few weeks were kinda busy for them as they’ve prepared the bridal gowns and dresses for other entourage. They were scheduled to dropped by here last month when they went to Ongpin for their wedding rings and Bridal Jewelry because I gave them the names of my Auntie’s favorite store there. It’s an authentic jewelry store there where hubby and I also bought and have our own wedding rings engraved. Well they were happy with the referred store and quite happy with their finds. It’s only few days left before their big day and they’re very excited about it. We’re now making plans on travelling for that day.
Almost everyone has classes now except for my eldest DD and I'm back to waking up so early in the morning. lately I've had some difficulty in waking up because I've been sleep for an hour or two only. Talk about dizziness lol! Anyway when I wake up after an hour of sleep I just move like a programmed robot, boil water for their milk, cook breakfast and packed their lunch meals. In between cooking I'll prepare the table and nap for 2-4 minutes just in time for the rice and water to boil. I can sleep like that when needed.
I was just thankful that hubby takes over sometimes. He'll take care of assisting the kids as they eat, take a bath, dress for school and check everything before hopping up to their service vehicle. That's how our morning happens, full of activities but after the last kid went off to school hubby and I will have our breakfast together before he went to school also. Then that's when my day with only my Mom starts. I'll have my exercise before eating breakfast so by the time I'm left with my chores and online work it's just me roaming around the house until they all arrived from school. This is my usual time as work-at-home Mom.