Tandem Love

Tandem Love

A preview of the second part of our engagement shoot. :) Thanks to our great photographers Mimi+Karl! We had our first shoot in Manila back in September during the heavy rain of Typhoon Pablo. Now that the weather is much clearer, and with the sun *still* shining, we had this last session in Diliman.

For our guests, don’t forget to tag your photos of our wedding with the #geandmaan hashtag! :D

30 Days to Go!



Seriously, only one month to go??? Hehe, until now it’s still kinda hard to believe that after 9 years, here we are, 30 days to go until the start of our new life together.

No matter how hard and particularly depressing my day is, the thought of getting married soon puts a smile on my face.

Finally, all our plans are falling into place.

Can’t wait. :)

Marriage Isn’t For You


Something really worth reading! I’m re-blogging it here for keepsakes, and a friendly reminder to both of us. 34 days to go! :) #geandmaan

Originally posted on Seth Adam Smith:

Kim and I
Kim and I

Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me.

Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.

I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until…until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends. :) I strongly recommend that best friends fall in love. Good times will be had by all.

Nevertheless, falling in love with my best friend did not prevent me from having certain fears and anxieties about getting married. The nearer Kim and I approached the decision to marry, the more I was filled with a paralyzing fear. Was I ready? Was I making the right choice? Was Kim the right person to marry? Would she make me happy?

Then, one fateful night, I shared these thoughts and concerns with my…

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Joint effort

Glimpse of the Future?

It still amazes me how, despite the big difference between the practice of OB-GYN and Plastic Surgery, we could still end up managing the same patient. Hahaha.

We’re both on duty today. Maan’s the 1st OOD (Obstetrician on duty) admitting all charity OB-GYN patients under her care, and I’m the Burn ROD (Resident on duty) seeing all charity referrals to the burn service.

On a previous instagram post, I jokingly suggested that the only time Maan and I could treat a patient together is when she refers to me for wound closure of her CS patients. Hahaha. I never thought that managing a pregnant woman with burns is also a possibility. So, when Maan called me up this morning, the last thing that I thought I would hear from her was a referral.

Jackpot. Pregnant patient + Scald burns.

It’s funny how we were discussing this very same topic lengthily just last week! Because of the recent mortality in the burn unit [A 28 week pregnant woman with 30% burns from a blast injury (sumabog ang LPG, tsk tsk) who also delivered her preterm child while in the burn unit!], I was asked to report about the management of burns in a pregnant woman in our weekly conference.

While preparing for my report, I told Maan how little literature there was about this topic. The most recent one I found was written in 1998! Sabi ko pa noon sa kanya, maybe we could co-author a research paper about this ‘pag medyo libre na kami. Interesting kasi and at least parehong malapit sa puso naming dalawa.

Little did I know that today, there was this patient we’d see together.

A glimpse of the future perhaps? :)

DIY Engagement Video: Ge & Maan Conquer Cebu!

This is our DIY self-produced engagement video. :-)

Armed with a camera and a tripod, we had an awesome pre-toxicity spur-of-the-moment vacation to the Queen City of the South with great weather, very relaxing accommodations, and amazingly lots of foooood!!! Here are some video clips of our Cebu trip. Enjoy!

Pictures to follow :-)

NAIA Terminal 3
Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan
Tune Hotel Cebu City
Edge Coaster, Crowne Regency Hotel
Larsian Barbeque
Magellan’s Cross
Basilica Minore
Island Souvenirs (haha)
Maya Restaurant
Mactan International Airport

Music: Son of a Gun (We Have Fun) by For The Foxes
All shots taken using Canon EOS M & iPhone 4s
Edited with iMovie

One of the first pictures that we have together, taken February 2001

Ultimate Throwback!!!

One of the first pictures that we have together, taken February 2001
One of the first pictures that we have together, taken February 2001

Kahit hindi TBT ngayon, I’ll just post this here. This I think is the FIRST picture Maan and I have together taken in 2001 (?) at UP Rural High School in Laguna. I was a 2nd year exchange student then from UPIS in our sister high school in UPLB for the annual UPIS-UPRHS Dual Meet. I met Maan then, but never expected that I’d be marrying her 12 years later. ;)

Two doctors share stories about being together from med school to residency, (and now, married life!) in and out of the hospital, through toxicity and beyond.


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