Sometimes, traveling and other forms of entertainment can never fill an emptiness and all that’s left to do is stare at the horizon hoping that the wings of time will take us to a road that crosses theirs; thinking that they’re never really gone as long as we keep them in our hearts.
So, I am now planning a wedding… but for some reason, it’s not mine but for a dear cousin. Still the thought of wedding planning is enough to make my heart do a cartwheel, yeheh! And to have something to read back when I prepare for my own wedding in the future, I’ll be blogging my first a la J-Lo/Mary Fiore of The Wedding Planner movie journey.
Perhaps the first thing that most brides-to-be would think of for the wedding is the motif. There are several reasons why we choose a certain motif –be it our favorite color, the color is not commonly used, etc — but how about we look at the meaning behind the color? Here are some favorite wedding motifs and their meaning.
Red – Red represents beauty in many languages and cultures. In China, it is associated with good luck and fortune. To the Hindu, red symbolizes joy, life, energy, and creativity.It provides a sense of protection from fears and anxiety. It is the highest arc in the rainbow. Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element.
Blue – Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming.
Pink – Brighter pinks are youthful, fun, and exciting, while vibrant pinks have the same high energy as red; they are sensual and passionate without being too aggressive. Toning down the passion of red with the purity of white results in the softer pinks that are associated with romance and the blush of a young woman’s cheeks.
It’s not surprising that when giving or receiving flowers, pink blossoms are a favorite. Pink is the color of happiness and is sometimes seen as lighthearted. For women who are often overworked and overburdened, an attraction to pink may speak of a desire for the more carefree days of childhood.
Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye than most colors, and is second only to blue as a favorite color. The natural greens, from forest to lime, are seen as tranquil and refreshing, with a natural balance of cool and warm (blue and yellow) undertones. Green is considered the color of peace and ecology.
Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.
Purple embodies the balance of red’s stimulation and blue’s calm.With a sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.
Orange is used to symbolize happiness and love.Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy.
Hard to pick one? How about a rainbow motif? That’s actually my cousin’s choice 😀
Color meaning source: http://www.sensationalcolor.com
You know those times when you are having so much fun and you just can’t help but relish the sweetness of life? Today is one of those with my partner in crime Ate Sheila. Although I woke up a bit late, I’m still able to wash some of my laundry before heading off to our first stop, Big Bite Bangkok. Big Bite is a series of outdoor markets featuring the best of the city’s small-scale artisanal food producers. You can sample big bites of the food for free but you can also purchase more if you want to take some home. Donations are encouraged. All proceeds will go to In Search of Sanuk, a non-profit benefitting the needy in Bangkok. About $1,000 was raised today!
After making our belly happy, we went to Dasa bookstore. They sell secondhand English books at very low prices. There are only few English bookstores in Thailand and most of them are very expensive. What I hate about going to Dasa though is that I can’t leave the place empty-handed. They have almost all the books I can die for. As a result, I keep hoarding more books even before I finish reading the others. But despite my indulgence I always go home super happy.
We then walked to Queen Sirikit park just beside Emporium. One of the things I love about Bangkok is that in the midst of the metropolitan’s skycrapers there are plenty of parks to relax and just be still.
We hiked the next train station and just enjoyed the walk while taking some snaps of the typical Bangkok street. And just before we hop in the train, a splendid dusk stunned us in awe. Rainbow colors crept from the clouds, such beauty I have never seen before.
A delicious Thai food dinner was savored with Neil. Before heading out the mall we dropped by at the DVD shop to search for good movies. And finally our last trip for the day, lightning photography 😀 Ate Sheila was patient enough to wait for the next lightning to strike. When it finally came I gushed with excitement causing her to capture a shaky photo. Oopps my bad.
Now gotta read my newly hoarded book, Stumbling on happiness by Daniel Gilbert, before going to sleep. La dolce vita! What a wonderful world indeed 🙂