and they danced the night away...

Cheers to Irish and Mario!

I'm back from Southern California. The wedding was lovely, the bride looked positively radiant, and everyone was in high spirits because our beloved Filipino boxer, Manny Pacquiao, won against Ricky Hatton by a knock-out in the second round (just FYI, boxing is really big in the Philippines). I'm not really a boxing fan, but everyone's excitement was so infectious that you couldn't help but be swept along with it. Here's a picture of our table after we found out that Manny won.

(Photos by Dae Castaneda)


  1. Heh!

    I really like the picture of the couple...they look so joyful.

  2. What an incredible gathering, and -- a confession -- I follow and watch boxing (hubby loves it and got me into it).

    Manny Pacquiao is a fantastic athlete and a wonderful citizen. Filipinos have a right to be proud. Wonderful your friends had his win as a "wedding present!"


  3. cuileann, yes they were smiling all night long. such a joy to watch.

    maya, thanks.

    deb, i love that you watch boxing too! and yes, we are all proud of Manny. he's a great athlete and a good person.

  4. Yay! I was hoping for pictures! I live through everyone else...LOL! It looks like so much fun. Beautiful people and a good time:)

  5. mario and i are happy you were able to fly down here. the wedding was more meaningful that good friends took time out of their busy lives (and had to miss the boxing match, hehe!) to share this joyous occasion.
    hugs, odang! let's keep in touch!