Sunday, April 21, 2013

Fourth Year Wedding Anniversary

Since our first year anniversary, we've decided to make traditional gifts as the main ideas for our yearly wedding celebration. This year is our fourth and the traditional items are fruits and flowers.

When we think of fruits and flowers,we imagine: orchids, hibiscus, leis, coconuts, pineapples, mangoes and the nice blue ocean. Very Hawaiian, isn't it? That was our original plan by the way. We were supposed to go to our favorite island but we had to book our trip on a later date. So goodbye Hawaiian Skirt! :-p

Anyway, it's pretty awesome how creative we can be at the last minute. (Okay so not exactly last minute but seven days?- that's not much at all.)

So here we are:

Again, key items are fruits and flowers. Wait! Where are the fruits and flowers? Only One Piece fans will get this. (*evil laugh) LOL!

But if you must know, we are dressed up as One Piece characters from the movie: One Piece Film Z. Naldo cosplayed Monkey D. Luffy, captain of the Straw Hat Pirates and I cosplayed Nico Robin, archaeologist of the Straw Hat Pirates. Luffy and Robin are both devil-fruit users. Take note: devil-FRUIT.  Ah! Now you get it! :-)

Here's more. They're called devil-fruit users because they consumed special fruits that allow them to have super human abilities called devil fruit powers. Robin consumed the Hana Hana no Mi fruit and hana is the Japanese word for bloom and flower. The name of her attacks usually have the word "fleur" such as "Seis Fleur: Twist" and "Ocho Fleur: Flip". FLEUR! French. Flower! Hurray for our FRUITS and FLOWER One Piece celebration! :-D


We are HUGE One Piece fans! So to be able to come up with this a week before the anniversary is a great deal for us. We celebrated the anniversary while dressed up as our favorite One Piece characters. And to spice up our photos, we used screen shots from the movie One Piece Film Z as our background. Pretty cool, huh?

By the way, the costumes may look super easy to put together but it took as three trips to the mall to complete all pieces. The hardest find of all was Robin's knitted turtle-neck sweater. It was just impossible since it's 35ºC/95ºF here.

We never thought our favorite anime will come in handy this way. Come to think of it, this is far better than the Hawaiian-theme. So what's the lesson here? Don't let spoiled plans ruin your anniversary. Sometimes plans simply don't happen but there's always something fun you can do together. (Nope, it doesn't have to be One Piece-related.) What matters is you make wonderful memories. Sweet priceless memories.

We hope you're having an awesome wedding celebration wherever you are. Happy 4th year anniversary lovers! Stay happy! Be happy!


*To know about our third year anniversary theme, please click here.
*And our 5th year anniversary theme is right here.


  1. Awwwww.. that is One memorable Piece of creativity there. it seemed like it was just some years but imagine, you're already on your fourth! Congratulations to you Nald and Shirl! you really play your married life both seriously and fantastically. we'll always look forward on your next 'theme' till eternity! Viva!

    1. Hi Sean! Thanks ng marami! "One memorable Piece" - so witty! ♥♥♥♥♥ Love it! :-)