Wednesday, October 21, 2009

LP - Ma (Sinop)




(Ma) sinop - economical, thrifty


FILIPINO EXPLANATION:

Hindi pala mura magpakasal. Hindi rin pala mura mag organize ng mga events. Kaya the mga litrato na ibahagi ko sa inyo ngayon na araw ay aming version sa tema na masinop or being economical. Pasensya na di ko ma translate word for word ang sumusunod na paragraph pero alam ko na maintindihan rin ng lahat.

ENGLISH EXPLANATION:

The other month, while coordinating a renewal of vows ceremony (just equivalent to wedding ceremony) I realized that it is so tiring to plan and coordinate a wedding. Thinking back of the stuff we prepared and made, i then too realized that it is not cheap to be wedded. We just made the invitation, the give-aways, and even the certificates.



- each costs P11.00 only. -


- the result after filling it with some flowers and crystal stones -


- and this is what we made for the sponsors-

If we have ordered these stuff then we would be spending around 50 pesos each (maybe) but since we made it ourselves, It only costs us 21 pesos each.


- the invitation -


- the certificates - (lovingly made by the officiating minister who came all the way from Seattle Washington).

In this institution where I am in, we often have get together activities that calls for special meals or even just a simple meal. Simple meals, if ordered outside and it is to be served to almost 40 people, then it costs a lot. So to save money, we often cook just our food here in our kitchen. One unique thing about our administration in this campus is that, we have our own kitchen. During the 15th anniversary, we have saved so much because we cooked our own food.


- 30 kilos of bangus -


- 12 kilos of this for lunch for those who helped in the cooking -


- days before the day of cooking, the dry ingredients were all ready.

I think that doing things on our own costs us a lot of time but it also let us save a very big amount of money. We could have easily ordered it out for comfort and convenience but it was way cheaper if we do it on our own. Thanks to the bayanihan spirit, we all had a wonderful evening (enjoyed the program and the food) during the night of Renewal of Vows and also during the 15th anniversary program.

9 comments:

luna miranda said...

yan talaga ang masinop! totoong makakatipid talaga kapag pagtutulungan. kaya nga nakakamangha isipin na sa probinsya, kapag kasalan, buong bayan ang bisita pero di naman ganon kalaki ang gastos. sa mga cities, limited lang ang invited guests at di naman masarap ang catered food, simple lang din decorations pero ubos ang ilang taon na savings ng ikinasal.:p

AL said...

Wow! Ang galing mo naman, pwede ka ng event organizer!

Marites said...

sa tingin ko, konting tiyaga at pagiging masinop lang ang kailangan at talagang makakatipid tayo. maligayang LP!

Willa said...

Tipid at practical talaga kapag sariling gawa,kailangan lang talaga eh mag invest ng oras.

thess said...

Arlene, bilib ako sa husay mo sa pagtitipid. Pagtitipid na hindi nangangahulugan na nabawasan ang worth ng produce mo, imbes talagang palaban sa nagmamahalang ibinibenta ng iba, galing!

your truly are masinop, kudos!

fortuitous faery said...

importante yung souvenirs, kaya pag creative ka, kelangan ibuhos ang powers mo para makatipid! mas maganda naman talaga pag sariling gawa, lalo na pag labor of love ito!

regarding the "flat fishballs" question mo sa blog ko...hilaw pa kasi sila kaya mukhang flat. hehe.

J said...

Laki talagang tipid kapag DIY - oras at pawis talaga ang puhunan.

Salamat sa dalaw, ka-LP!

Sassy Mom said...

Galing mo naman...Bilib ako sa tiyaga mo.

Flowers said...

Would like to see the photo of certificate and flowers but they were unavailable. still your blog looks cool. Keep up the good work.

 

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