It’s almost understood that when a W@Wie talks to a fellow W@Wies via email, it’s pretty safe to assume the person on the other end is sis not a bro.
But in every batch of W@Wies since 1999, there would be at least one man (sometimes even a couple more) who joins the W@W eGroup and brave the wedding discussions populated by brides. When active, these guys usually become very popular in the group since their point-of-view often standout especially when a sis seeks a much-needed male perspective to understand her fiance.
This is the reason why the W@W Peer Awards has a special category just for these special breed of men. In 2005, I think the award was called ‘Mr. W@Wie.’ For this year, the title is changed to ‘Ginoong W@Wie’ to make it sound like a national beauty pageant. haha!
Personally, this is my favorite category in the awards. Unfortunately, the list of nominees was overlooned in our previous post so I’m making it up to them by writing a completely separate post just for them. naks!
Here are the nominees for the ‘Ginoong W@Wie’ in the 2013 W@W Peer Awards as nominated by their fellow W@Wies…
Allan (ni Joed) - this dude’s not part of the egroup (his wife is) but he’s more active than other members/lurkers in terms being there offline by tagging along in W@W EBs. He even shows up during ingress to help setup the W@W Booth. In the picture above, he
danced stripteased his way to the stage in last year’s W@W Christmas Party just so a W@Wie sis could take home the prize.
Aweng (ni Thessa) – he’s not just an active W@Wie groom. His an active W@Wie. period. How? Even when his fiancee was in Canada during the wedding preps, he diligently did the the legwork for their wedding. He even hangs out with the sisses during EBs not minding being the only guy in a group of talkative brides. He does DIYs. He’s been so helpful to his sisses that he’s even invited to several W@Wie weddings that earned him the tag “Professional Wedding Guest.”
Japeth (ni Shannon) - In the egroup, he’s more active than his bride despite being based in Singapore. So active to the point that he used to be mistakenly called ‘sis’ Japeth. He updated the group regularly with their monthly accomplishments during the preps. We remember him being the 10,000th liker of the W@W FB page so we had to find a way to have his prize brought to Lion City (thanks Ingrid!).
Nich (ni Marie) – Just like Aweng and Japeth, he’s more active than his bride in the group discussions. He’s did the necessary arrangements and meetings with their suppliers. He even booked the florist! He knew more about their wedding than his bride. He was even the one egging her to join the EBs so that he can go.
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Guys like these are rare so they deserve the recognition given to them by their fellow W@Wies. Outnumbered but never an outcast.. Thanks for bringing the needed testosterone level of the group up by 1 to 10%.
Cheers to all grooms who actively participate in the wedding preps. MABUHAY KAYO BRADERS!