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

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

;) ;) ;) ;)

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

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

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Anonymous 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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Anonymous said... @ 15/3/09 12:55 AM

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

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

:-P :-P :-P

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

Hi Gay! :)

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

Poor you Gay!..have a rest eh.

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

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

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Anonymous said... @ 15/3/09 2:54 AM

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

Anonymous said... @ 15/3/09 2:54 AM

hola te twinks!

Anonymous said... @ 15/3/09 2:54 AM

:'( :'( :'(

Anonymous said... @ 15/3/09 2:58 AM

i [refer tulips te twinks!

Anonymous said... @ 15/3/09 2:59 AM

wake up te mon!

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

=-O =-O

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

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

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

yes Mariuca! PB :-D

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

Congrats Gagay!

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

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

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

:-D :-D GG!

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

8-) 8-) Hey Twinks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gold Coast!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rest more Gagay! :*

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

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

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

I'm awake gagay! ;)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more kitkat more migraine attacks!

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

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

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

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

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

sweet dreams haaziq!

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

LOL! i was thinking yer sleeping!

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

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

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

welcome blue! ;)

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

:* :* :* :*

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

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

Anonymous 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 :) :)

Anonymous 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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Anonymous said... @ 15/3/09 11:20 AM

Have good Sunday, Mon :)

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

hi GG! congrates! :*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks Janice! Happy Monday :*

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

Thanks Jean! :* :* *HUGS*

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

hey Jacky! you've been MIA :-D

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

thanks te jean!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anonymous 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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Anonymous 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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