Saturday, March 14, 2009

I know some people would fly thousands of miles to take a glimpse of their favorite stars! So would you fly across the country to attend your close friend's wedding?

I received a wedding invitation card from Australia today. My friend is getting married on the other side of the country and I'd love to be there, but money isn't exactly sprouting from the tree in my backyard. It is not necessary to send a gift to a wedding that you are not attending, some say. To me, I will send a gift with a card expressing my regrets about not being able to attend but appreciate the invitation!

And, coming up with something especially personal for a new couple entering a different period of life can be quite difficult. Giving money for a wedding is a bit tacky for certain parts of the country (obviously, it is entirely appropriate to give money for a wedding for Chinese culture). Oh well. I would probably just get florist Australia to send a bouquet of flowers, chocolates and gift certificates for activities that the couple can do together.



I think these gifts are personal and thoughtful. Hey, it's the thought that counts, right?!

76 comments

gagay said... @ 15/3/09 12:51 AM

;) ;) ;) ;)

gagay said... @ 15/3/09 12:53 AM

yer ayt te mon..gifts are useless if yer giving it just for SHOW OFF!

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gagay said... @ 15/3/09 12:53 AM

in fairness, i love the flowers! ;) ;) ;) ;)

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gagay, MD said... @ 15/3/09 12:55 AM

these days, my migraine oweiz attacks! >:o >:o >:o >:o i can't eat much much much of chocos even if i really wanted to!

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gagay, MD said... @ 15/3/09 12:55 AM

>:o >:o >:o >:o >:o

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Twinks said... @ 15/3/09 1:34 AM

:-P :-P :-P

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Twinks said... @ 15/3/09 1:34 AM

Hi Gay! :)

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Twinks said... @ 15/3/09 1:35 AM

Poor you Gay!..have a rest eh.

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Twinks said... @ 15/3/09 1:36 AM

Hi Mon,
just dropped by before I go to bed..
my friend invited me when she got married in the US.. I didn't go of course..it was expensive. hehehe.. :-$ :-$ :-$

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Twinks said... @ 15/3/09 1:36 AM

Love the flowers!! and the chocos are my fave..
nite nite! mwah!

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gagay, MD said... @ 15/3/09 2:54 AM

:-$ :-$ :-$ :-$

gagay, MD said... @ 15/3/09 2:54 AM

hola te twinks!

gagay, MD said... @ 15/3/09 2:54 AM

:'( :'( :'(

gagay, MD said... @ 15/3/09 2:58 AM

i [refer tulips te twinks!

gagay, MD said... @ 15/3/09 2:59 AM

wake up te mon!

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Mariuca said... @ 15/3/09 4:02 AM

=-O =-O

Mariuca said... @ 15/3/09 4:02 AM

PB ke Mon? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-$ :-$

Monica said... @ 15/3/09 4:05 AM

yes Mariuca! PB :-D

bluecrystaldude said... @ 15/3/09 4:05 AM

Congrats Gagay!

bluecrystaldude said... @ 15/3/09 4:06 AM

Hi Twinks and Gagay ;) Off to sleep now. Catch you guys later :)

Mariuca said... @ 15/3/09 4:09 AM

:-D :-D GG!

Mariuca said... @ 15/3/09 4:09 AM

8-) 8-) Hey Twinks!

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Mariuca said... @ 15/3/09 4:11 AM

Wah so nice!! A wed invitasi from Aussie!!! :* :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 15/3/09 4:11 AM

I wan I wan to go!!! :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 15/3/09 4:11 AM

Best la Aussie, which part eh Mon? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

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Mariuca said... @ 15/3/09 4:13 AM

Yeah GG, have a Kit Kat break kay? :* :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 15/3/09 4:13 AM

Wah today u have 84 readers Mon! :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 15/3/09 4:19 AM

I also wanna go but no :-$ :-$ :-$

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Monica said... @ 15/3/09 4:19 AM

Gold Coast!

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Mariuca said... @ 15/3/09 4:24 AM

YAY for PB Mon! 3p eh? He he! ;)

Monica said... @ 15/3/09 4:32 AM

I only do 3P.. the rest I hardly login *DONT_KNOW*

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Mariuca said... @ 15/3/09 4:35 AM

I nowadays do 3p and BV and RM, rest all don offer me. :(

Monica said... @ 15/3/09 5:11 AM

rest more Gagay! :*

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Monica said... @ 15/3/09 5:15 AM

Hi Twinks! I wish there was a real money tree LOL :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 15/3/09 5:15 AM

I'm awake gagay! ;)

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Monica said... @ 15/3/09 5:17 AM

Good night Twinks and have fun in Cebu! 8-)

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Monica said... @ 15/3/09 5:19 AM

where? how do you know 84 readers Mariuca? *DONT_KNOW*

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Ori said... @ 15/3/09 10:23 AM

Mon...it's not choco blog, but choco bloCK!! and it still is 8-) but the template is not

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gagay said... @ 15/3/09 10:34 AM

:'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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gagay said... @ 15/3/09 10:35 AM

more kitkat more migraine attacks!

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gagay said... @ 15/3/09 10:35 AM

>:o >:o >:o >:o

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gagay said... @ 15/3/09 10:35 AM

thanks te mon! ;) ;) ;) ;)

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gagay said... @ 15/3/09 10:35 AM

sweet dreams haaziq!

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gagay said... @ 15/3/09 10:36 AM

LOL! i was thinking yer sleeping!

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gagay said... @ 15/3/09 10:37 AM

..was invited to attend brit's owso in CA..wahahha! LOL!

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gagay said... @ 15/3/09 10:39 AM

welcome blue! ;)

gagay said... @ 15/3/09 10:39 AM

:* :* :* :*

Jackie said... @ 15/3/09 11:00 AM

I see Ms. Gagay playing over here!! :) :)

Jackie said... @ 15/3/09 11:02 AM

Hi Monica!! I have missed everyone so much!! I think I am finally fixed!! I think your gift sounds just lovely...chocolate is always good!! Yummy!!!! :-P :-P :) :)

Janice Ng said... @ 15/3/09 11:19 AM

Yes, its the thought that count. Really too far to travel all the way unless sponsered ;p

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Janice Ng said... @ 15/3/09 11:20 AM

Have good Sunday, Mon :)

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Beth said... @ 15/3/09 11:22 AM

That is a very beautiful bouquet! If I have the money, I would do so:)

I am actually flying to the other side of the US to attend my friend's wedding by the end of this month

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Jean said... @ 15/3/09 11:37 AM

hi GG! congrates! :*

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Jean said... @ 15/3/09 11:38 AM

hello mon! i think it is the thought that counts. I am sure your friend will understand. And sending them something from the florist would certainly give them a sweet surprise! :)

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Jean said... @ 15/3/09 11:38 AM

you're such a wonderful & caring friend!! *HUGZ* :* :*

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Jacky said... @ 15/3/09 1:38 PM

Yeah. I think that is more proper & convenient. :-D

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Metz said... @ 15/3/09 5:49 PM

Hi Monica,

Hope you are having a great weekend :) just dropping by from my extremely hectic schedule huhuhuhu I need a vacation hehehe :) Miss yah much. xoxo

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levian said... @ 16/3/09 11:36 AM

flowers would do great, since both lovely n sweet. =) i've yet experience a wedding overseas, would be so cool!

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Monica said... @ 16/3/09 1:15 PM

Hi Metz! Thanks for taking time out from your hectic schedule :* as for me, I've had a very busy Sunday 8-) :-P

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Monica said... @ 16/3/09 1:24 PM

Hi Ori :* ohh choco bloCK!! :-P :-D okok!

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Monica said... @ 16/3/09 1:25 PM

hehe.. Gagay loves playing over here! :-D ;) :)

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Monica said... @ 16/3/09 1:27 PM

hi Jackie! you're finally up and running again..I'm glad to hear that! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 16/3/09 2:05 PM

Janice, I wouldn't mind too if someone sponsored my tickets :-P :) :-D

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Monica said... @ 16/3/09 2:06 PM

Thanks Janice! Happy Monday :*

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Monica said... @ 16/3/09 2:13 PM

Hi Beth.. welcome to my blog! I hope you and your friends have a wonderful celebration ;) :)

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Monica said... @ 16/3/09 2:14 PM

Thanks Jean! :* :* *HUGS*

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Monica said... @ 16/3/09 2:15 PM

hey Jacky! you've been MIA :-D

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Monica said... @ 16/3/09 2:22 PM

yeah same here Levian! and I hope everyone who's able to attend the wedding have a good time!!

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gagay said... @ 16/3/09 5:14 PM

thanks te jean!

gagay said... @ 16/3/09 5:15 PM

=-O =-O =-O =-O =-O

levian said... @ 17/3/09 9:05 AM

n nor forgetting bringing back more photographs to be shared! =D

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Monica said... @ 17/3/09 2:05 PM

Levian, I'll not be able to attend :-$ :'(

levian said... @ 19/3/09 1:45 PM

oh, nono, i mean those who attend must bring back some photographs to share since the rest of us can't be there. =)

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gagay said... @ 20/3/09 4:11 PM

=-O =-O =-O =-O

ayie said... @ 24/3/09 6:18 AM

It's the thought that counts and hey will surely appreciate the gesture.

I know this is quite a late comment but I like this post!

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Monica said... @ 25/3/09 12:48 AM

Hi Ayie! no problem with the late comment ;-) and THANKS; I'm glad you liked this post!

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