Personal Writing Essay
May 2, 2020
A day to Remember
My wedding ceremony was celebrated twice. First, I had a civil wedding
here in the U.S. 2013. Second, I had a church wedding 2016 held in the
Philippines. Next, I felt relieved that my dream come true. My parent’s in-law
were in vacation from Hawaii to attend our wedding day here in Seattle. They
were excited and happiest people on earth I’ve ever met.
In the year of 2013, before the day on a civil wedding ceremony, my
mother in-law surprised me with the set of jewelry box for the wedding. I was
so grateful. They are genuine and precious of how they’re showing their love,
care, and happiness. Next, in the following day it was my big day. During the
ceremony for exchanging vows, I cried. It was a different feeling of how a
woman being wed to her husband. It was an emotional day with tears and
joyful. I have no families here in the U.S. However, my family were always in
thoughts and in my heart. My husband’s families and friends were there. It
was a small gathering which was very intimate wedding. Then, we went
inside the restaurant and celebrate. That was my happiest day ever in my
In the second, in 2016 It was our church wedding held in the Philippines.
My husband and I flew back ahead of my parent’s in-law and my sister in-
law’s family for our renewal vows. My wedding was held in my hometown city
of Dumaguete City. We wanted it to happened to show the love and care of
my family and to meet my family to my husband’s family for the first time.
Then, on the day before the big wedding, my husband’s families and relatives
were there. Also, to meet my husband's family, my families, relatives and
friends were together for having a dinner. Everyone were enjoyed the
moment. We had a great music band for free, had a great food, and we had
a great company.
Next, it was my biggest day in the church wedding. I felt so special,
solemn, and emotional day for me. When I walked down the isle, my husband
almost cried. I cried at the moment when we walked together down to the
reception hall. I dance with my father, and my husband dance with his
mother. It was so special because the moment I thought myself and my
family I felf emotional that everyone was there waiting for us to come out to
the reception hall. I was overjoyed.
Finally, that the moment I saw my family and my husband’s family, it
makes my heart so happy and everyone we’re all happy. Overall, I cherished
the moment we had on a wedding day. It was fun! Surprisingly at the end,
my wedding day was being featured in the newspaper in Cebu City,
Philippines. The people who featured us on the newspaper are my boss when
I was working with them for many years and they are politically connected.
The biggest church in my home city is beautiful and solemn. These were the
moments happiest day in my life and those were the days I always cherished
and remember for the rest of my life.
In conclusion, I conclude that my wedding ceremony celebrated twice.
The civil wedding here in the U.S. and the church wedding to show the love
and of my family and to meet my family for the first time. Now, I feel so
blessed, grateful, and full in debt of gratitude to all my friends and families. I
am always don't forget my past, think about the present and the future.
May 20, 2020
Exercise 11 - Adding the Big Picture
Finish the sentence “The thing that people don’t often realized about me is
homesick." Homesick about food, interaction and meeting up with my local
friends, families, relatives, the environment, and the people . Also, I missed
outdoor activities, swimming, and tropical climate weather. I missed
everything where I used to live before when I was on my home country. That
was made me homesick that they don't often realized about me!
Exercise 111 - Find an Intellectual Hook
Finish the sentence " While we might assume carefully about what I just
said, I have to wonder if what’s really going on after this big day."