PouchTalk

PouchTalk is a fun, silly blog where Joyce + Wayne can document their journey.

PouchTalk

PouchTalk is a fun, silly blog where Joyce + Wayne can document their journey.

How To Celebrate The Year Of The Pig Facebook

HOW TO CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE PIG

 

It’s been a minute. As we prepare to turn a combined 64 years old, we thought we’d start this post-Millennial chapter with some reflection and dim sum.

 

21 March, 2019
How To Attend A Wedding Together

HOW TO ATTEND A WEDDING TOGETHER

 

Walk those feelings down the aisle, because we’re going to talk about maximizing your wedding enjoyment. How to make memories that last a lifetime (or the duration of an evening).

 

12 October, 2017
How To Host A Dinner Party Together

HOW TO HOST A DINNER PARTY TOGETHER

 

The downside of turning 30? Creakier knees, weaker metabolism and a diminishing sense of possibility. The upside? NEXT. LEVEL. DINNER PARTIES (pass the social climbing, please).

 

28 September, 2017
Should There Be The Pouching Season 2 Facebook

SHOULD THERE BE THE POUCHING SEASON 2?

 

The last year has been eventful for us; we got married, found new jobs, moved across the country and bid farewell to our 20’s. Some aspects of our lives didn’t make the transition from New York to California, from flirty-in-the-city to smug-in-the-suburbs. Exhibit A: our metabolism, sense of spontaneity and ability to stay up late. These have been lovingly placed on a longship and pushed out to sea.

 

19 April, 2017
Joyce and Wayne get married at the Love Temple of Villa Montalvo

WHAT HAPPENED AT THE POUCHING WEDDING?

 

Nearly two months have passed since our public, unofficiated community-theater wedding at Villa Montalvo, and we can comfortably say that May 7, 2016 was the best day of our conjoined lives. Never again will we look as taut, youthful, and radiant, as surrounded by equally taut, youthful, and radiant individuals.

 

30 June, 2016
The Pouching Red Dress Asian Wedding

HOW TO SURVIVE AN ASIAN WEDDING

 

We can’t choose whom we love, and on Asian soil, we can’t choose how we marry. Enter the Taiwanese wedding; it’s the penumbral, family-driven yin to the American wedding’s phosphorescent, individuality-driven yang. Curious about the difference between the two types of celebrations? Watch our informative video here. After the last batch of koalas and cake from our Villa Montalvo reception were loaded into Wayne’s parents’ car, we hopped on a plane to Taiwan for the Asian component of our nuptials. Here are five keys for surviving the trans-Pacific culture shock:

 

16 June, 2016

HOW TO DANCE AT THE POUCHING

 

One of the reasons we chose Villa Montalvo for our wedding venue was tasteful versatility of the location; as dinner winds down and the first strains of sweet synth pop start wafting in the air, there’s a space just for you, whether it’s the lounge for taking tea or the library for cuddling with Pouch-approved, non-feral babies or the solarium for hiding behind the wedding cake (don’t hide inside the cake, though). We do hope you’ll join us on the dance floor, though, and to that end, we have assembled a brief tutorial on the mating dances of The Pouching.

 

24 March, 2016
waynedressesjoyce fashion design sketches

WHAT ARE THE DRESSES OF THE POUCHING?

 

As we may have been bellowing from the eucalyptus treetops, Wayne is making Joyce’s ceremony gown for the wedding, like actually making, from designing to sketching to purchasing fabrics and notions to patterning to cutting to fitting to sewing to calling his mother for tips to sewing to zipper inserting to specifically hand-stitching to hemming, all over the course of a fiscal quarter. To prepare for this silky tofu undertaking, Wayne has been creating dresses for Joyce over the course of their engagement. Hence, the endeavor #waynedressesjoyce.

 

11 March, 2016

CAN WE EXPECT AN ASIAN WEDDING AT THE POUCHING?

 

Like plucking freshly steamed dim sum from a rolling cart, we enjoy picking various Western and Eastern traditions to incorporate in our wedding. In this video, we explain just how Asian the wedding will be, on a scale of “spring rolls” to “braised chicken feet in black bean sauce.”

 

12 February, 2016
Joyce Wayne Playing On Bed

WHAT ARE THE BEST HOTELS FOR THE POUCHING?

 

You’ve received your invitation, deeply assessed your relationship with one or both of us, mentally cleared your social calendar and maybe started contemplating which outfit to wear, or which date to bring or snacks to stash in your purse. But if you live significantly far from the Bay Area, there is the additional consideration of cross-country transportation and lodging. And for that, we love you more than our other guests (shhhhhhh).

 

15 January, 2016
The Pouching champagne toast

WHY SHOULD YOU BRING A DATE TO THE POUCHING?

 

Weddings are the best places to bring a date, platonic or otherwise! The venue and food have already been secured, the air is awash with bliss (or drama), and you’re pretty much guaranteed to slay it on the dance floor, because at that portion of the night everyone has embraced their feelings and their native fierceness, much like an Asian girl at a Calvin Harris concert in Vegas (seriously, was there some sort of migration during Halloween?).

 

06 November, 2015
The Pouching Engagement Party in New York City

WHAT YOU LEARNED AT THE POUCHING ENGAGEMENT PARTY

 

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, the League of Extraordinary Friends of the Pouch, NYC Chapter (with members from DC and Chicago branches) converged upon a lovely home in Chelsea for our engagement party. These are their stories.

 

09 October, 2015

FIRST POUCH: WHAT IS THE POUCHING?

 

Welcome to PouchTalk! We’re having so much fun preparing for the wedding that we decided to start a fun, silly blog to document our journey to marsupial matrimony.

 

18 July, 2015
How To Talk About Babies With Grandma Facebook

HOW TO TALK ABOUT BABIES TO GRANDMA

 

Is this the end? Yes, it is. We thought we’d close out the season with a good family story and an Extra reveal.

 

26 October, 2017
How To Travel Together And A Part

HOW TO TRAVEL TOGETHER AND A PART

 

We are terrible Millennials who don’t travel enough for leisure, but we do know a thing or two about business trips.🐨 💼 ✈ Step 1: keep a small suitcase, packed with toiletries and underwear, ready to go at all times. Step 2: evaluate your marriage.

 

5 October, 2017
The Pouching Season 2 Episode 1 How To Decorate Your Apartment Together

HOW TO DECORATE YOUR APARTMENT TOGETHER

 

Watch Wayne transform into a wine mom (because that suburban craft corner isn’t going to decorate itself). New coast, new apartment, new tax bracket, new season… with a surprise announcement at the end!

 

21 September, 2017
Reasons To Go To Koh Samui For Your Honeymoon

REASONS WHY TO GO TO KOH SAMUI FOR YOUR HONEYMOON

 

Hello, friends and family! Nearly a month ago, you celebrated our wedding day with us, from blowing bubbles at our ceremony to socializing like adults on the veranda to chugging your last beer whilst being dragged off the dance floor because Saratoga is a respectable city with respectable noise ordinances (or falling asleep on the couch in the library — hi, Sandy!). We’ve been overwhelmed and humbled by your support and kind wishes, so we’re going to pull your butt both cheeks down for a vacation slideshow, since we will literally never look this good again.

 

03 June, 2016
The Pouching Wedding Jewelry

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT POUCH JEWELRY

 

Joyce isn’t one of those Girls Who Isn’t One Of Those Girls. But she does get hives inside jewelry stores (and bridal salons), so every piece of jewelry she owns has been lovingly sourced and purchased by someone else, usually Wayne. Also, every piece of pouch jewelry she owns comes with a sentimental story. These are their stories (chung chung).

 

26 February, 2016
Joyce Wayne Playing In Snow New York City Rooftop

WHAT DO JOYCE + WAYNE WANT FOR THE POUCHING?

 

With the wedding date a mere three months away, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you guys who have been following our silly website from the beginning, giving us feedback on our videos and advice on wedding vendors. To paraphrase our new favorite Ellie Goulding song, when we’re with you, we’re standing with an army. And if we could bring you all on our honeymoon, we would (note from Wayne: actually, we wouldn’t, because that’s kind of creepy).

 

29 January, 2016
Wedding Guest using a urinal

WHAT NOT TO DO AT THE POUCHING

 

There are lots of things that we encourage at The Pouching — feeling the conversation, feeling the lights-glamour-romance venue, feeling the music, feeling your feelings, feeling your date, feeling yourself.

 

04 December, 2015

WILL THERE BE BABIES AT THE POUCHING?

 

Babies — a problem, or a blessing? In this video, we explain our reproductive choices.

 

23 October, 2015
The Pouching in Taiwan as Pokemon cosplay

WHAT SHOULD YOU WEAR TO THE POUCHING?

 

What are the colors of the pouch? A light mauve. A smoky chipotle. A creamy cashew. Look, we’re not gonna get all… sumptuary… on the dress code for The Pouching. We care about the comfort of our wedding guests, and you should wear whatever illuminates your best self.

 

24 September, 2015
Joyce and Wayne traveling to Hilton Anaheim

WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING TO THE POUCHING?

 

The greatest love of all is you coming to The Pouching. However, you may want to bring some items to ease your journey to the wedding venue, whether you’re bumming a ride from San Francisco or flying cross-country with a baby and a Maltipoo. During the course of our courtship, we’ve taken eight trips together; here are several travel essentials that keep your business tight, clean and ambiguous:

 

11 September, 2015

WHY SHOULD YOU COME TO JOYCE AND WAYNE’S WEDDING?

 

We’d be overjoyed to see you at our wedding, but you’re a busy person with things to do and a rich, fulfilling life that doesn’t involve us. In this video, we make a logical, concise argument (with puppets) for why you should come to our wedding.

 

27 August, 2015
The Pouching getting ready for New Years Eve

WHAT IS THE MUSIC OF THE POUCHING?

 

We’re generally a repository of glib answers, but if you asked us what our song is, we would be all-around stumped. We can’t remember the music that was playing during our first dance. Based on the Top 40 Pop Hits of March 2013, there is a significant chance that the track was — ugh — Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack” or — ugh —Pitbull’s “Feel This Moment” or Ke$ha’s “C’Mon.” We’re hoping it was Ke$ha.

 

13 August, 2015
How To Celebrate The Year Of The Pig Facebook

HOW TO CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE PIG

 

It’s been a minute. As we prepare to turn a combined 64 years old, we thought we’d start this post-Millennial chapter with some reflection and dim sum.

 

21 March, 2019
How To Talk About Babies With Grandma Facebook

HOW TO TALK ABOUT BABIES TO GRANDMA

 

Is this the end? Yes, it is. We thought we’d close out the season with a good family story and an Extra reveal.

 

26 October, 2017
How To Attend A Wedding Together

HOW TO ATTEND A WEDDING TOGETHER

 

Walk those feelings down the aisle, because we’re going to talk about maximizing your wedding enjoyment. How to make memories that last a lifetime (or the duration of an evening).

 

12 October, 2017
How To Travel Together And A Part

HOW TO TRAVEL TOGETHER AND A PART

 

We are terrible Millennials who don’t travel enough for leisure, but we do know a thing or two about business trips.🐨 💼 ✈ Step 1: keep a small suitcase, packed with toiletries and underwear, ready to go at all times. Step 2: evaluate your marriage.

 

5 October, 2017
How To Host A Dinner Party Together

HOW TO HOST A DINNER PARTY TOGETHER

 

The downside of turning 30? Creakier knees, weaker metabolism and a diminishing sense of possibility. The upside? NEXT. LEVEL. DINNER PARTIES (pass the social climbing, please).

 

28 September, 2017
The Pouching Season 2 Episode 1 How To Decorate Your Apartment Together

HOW TO DECORATE YOUR APARTMENT TOGETHER

 

Watch Wayne transform into a wine mom (because that suburban craft corner isn’t going to decorate itself). New coast, new apartment, new tax bracket, new season… with a surprise announcement at the end!

 

21 September, 2017
Should There Be The Pouching Season 2 Facebook

SHOULD THERE BE THE POUCHING SEASON 2?

 

The last year has been eventful for us; we got married, found new jobs, moved across the country and bid farewell to our 20’s. Some aspects of our lives didn’t make the transition from New York to California, from flirty-in-the-city to smug-in-the-suburbs. Exhibit A: our metabolism, sense of spontaneity and ability to stay up late. These have been lovingly placed on a longship and pushed out to sea.

 

19 April, 2017
Joyce and Wayne get married at the Love Temple of Villa Montalvo

WHAT HAPPENED AT THE POUCHING WEDDING?

 

Nearly two months have passed since our public, unofficiated community-theater wedding at Villa Montalvo, and we can comfortably say that May 7, 2016 was the best day of our conjoined lives. Never again will we look as taut, youthful, and radiant, as surrounded by equally taut, youthful, and radiant individuals.

 

30 June, 2016
The Pouching Red Dress Asian Wedding

HOW TO SURVIVE AN ASIAN WEDDING

 

We can’t choose whom we love, and on Asian soil, we can’t choose how we marry. Enter the Taiwanese wedding; it’s the penumbral, family-driven yin to the American wedding’s phosphorescent, individuality-driven yang. Curious about the difference between the two types of celebrations? Watch our informative video here. After the last batch of koalas and cake from our Villa Montalvo reception were loaded into Wayne’s parents’ car, we hopped on a plane to Taiwan for the Asian component of our nuptials. Here are five keys for surviving the trans-Pacific culture shock:

 

16 June, 2016
Reasons To Go To Koh Samui For Your Honeymoon

REASONS WHY TO GO TO KOH SAMUI FOR YOUR HONEYMOON

 

Hello, friends and family! Nearly a month ago, you celebrated our wedding day with us, from blowing bubbles at our ceremony to socializing like adults on the veranda to chugging your last beer whilst being dragged off the dance floor because Saratoga is a respectable city with respectable noise ordinances (or falling asleep on the couch in the library — hi, Sandy!). We’ve been overwhelmed and humbled by your support and kind wishes, so we’re going to pull your butt both cheeks down for a vacation slideshow, since we will literally never look this good again.

 

03 June, 2016

HOW TO DANCE AT THE POUCHING

 

One of the reasons we chose Villa Montalvo for our wedding venue was tasteful versatility of the location; as dinner winds down and the first strains of sweet synth pop start wafting in the air, there’s a space just for you, whether it’s the lounge for taking tea or the library for cuddling with Pouch-approved, non-feral babies or the solarium for hiding behind the wedding cake (don’t hide inside the cake, though). We do hope you’ll join us on the dance floor, though, and to that end, we have assembled a brief tutorial on the mating dances of The Pouching.

 

24 March, 2016
The Pouching Wedding Jewelry

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT POUCH JEWELRY

 

Joyce isn’t one of those Girls Who Isn’t One Of Those Girls. But she does get hives inside jewelry stores (and bridal salons), so every piece of jewelry she owns has been lovingly sourced and purchased by someone else, usually Wayne. Also, every piece of pouch jewelry she owns comes with a sentimental story. These are their stories (chung chung).

 

26 February, 2016
waynedressesjoyce fashion design sketches

WHAT ARE THE DRESSES OF THE POUCHING?

 

As we may have been bellowing from the eucalyptus treetops, Wayne is making Joyce’s ceremony gown for the wedding, like actually making, from designing to sketching to purchasing fabrics and notions to patterning to cutting to fitting to sewing to calling his mother for tips to sewing to zipper inserting to specifically hand-stitching to hemming, all over the course of a fiscal quarter. To prepare for this silky tofu undertaking, Wayne has been creating dresses for Joyce over the course of their engagement. Hence, the endeavor #waynedressesjoyce.

 

11 March, 2016

CAN WE EXPECT AN ASIAN WEDDING AT THE POUCHING?

 

Like plucking freshly steamed dim sum from a rolling cart, we enjoy picking various Western and Eastern traditions to incorporate in our wedding. In this video, we explain just how Asian the wedding will be, on a scale of “spring rolls” to “braised chicken feet in black bean sauce.”

 

12 February, 2016
Joyce Wayne Playing In Snow New York City Rooftop

WHAT DO JOYCE + WAYNE WANT FOR THE POUCHING?

 

With the wedding date a mere three months away, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you guys who have been following our silly website from the beginning, giving us feedback on our videos and advice on wedding vendors. To paraphrase our new favorite Ellie Goulding song, when we’re with you, we’re standing with an army. And if we could bring you all on our honeymoon, we would (note from Wayne: actually, we wouldn’t, because that’s kind of creepy).

 

29 January, 2016
Joyce Wayne Playing On Bed

WHAT ARE THE BEST HOTELS FOR THE POUCHING?

 

You’ve received your invitation, deeply assessed your relationship with one or both of us, mentally cleared your social calendar and maybe started contemplating which outfit to wear, or which date to bring or snacks to stash in your purse. But if you live significantly far from the Bay Area, there is the additional consideration of cross-country transportation and lodging. And for that, we love you more than our other guests (shhhhhhh).

 

15 January, 2016
Wedding Guest using a urinal

WHAT NOT TO DO AT THE POUCHING

 

There are lots of things that we encourage at The Pouching — feeling the conversation, feeling the lights-glamour-romance venue, feeling the music, feeling your feelings, feeling your date, feeling yourself.

 

04 December, 2015
The Pouching champagne toast

WHY SHOULD YOU BRING A DATE TO THE POUCHING?

 

Weddings are the best places to bring a date, platonic or otherwise! The venue and food have already been secured, the air is awash with bliss (or drama), and you’re pretty much guaranteed to slay it on the dance floor, because at that portion of the night everyone has embraced their feelings and their native fierceness, much like an Asian girl at a Calvin Harris concert in Vegas (seriously, was there some sort of migration during Halloween?).

 

06 November, 2015

WILL THERE BE BABIES AT THE POUCHING?

 

Babies — a problem, or a blessing? In this video, we explain our reproductive choices.

 

23 October, 2015
The Pouching Engagement Party in New York City

WHAT YOU LEARNED AT THE POUCHING ENGAGEMENT PARTY

 

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, the League of Extraordinary Friends of the Pouch, NYC Chapter (with members from DC and Chicago branches) converged upon a lovely home in Chelsea for our engagement party. These are their stories.

 

09 October, 2015
The Pouching in Taiwan as Pokemon cosplay

WHAT SHOULD YOU WEAR TO THE POUCHING?

 

What are the colors of the pouch? A light mauve. A smoky chipotle. A creamy cashew. Look, we’re not gonna get all… sumptuary… on the dress code for The Pouching. We care about the comfort of our wedding guests, and you should wear whatever illuminates your best self.

 

24 September, 2015
Joyce and Wayne traveling to Hilton Anaheim

WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING TO THE POUCHING?

 

The greatest love of all is you coming to The Pouching. However, you may want to bring some items to ease your journey to the wedding venue, whether you’re bumming a ride from San Francisco or flying cross-country with a baby and a Maltipoo. During the course of our courtship, we’ve taken eight trips together; here are several travel essentials that keep your business tight, clean and ambiguous:

 

11 September, 2015

WHY SHOULD YOU COME TO JOYCE AND WAYNE’S WEDDING?

 

We’d be overjoyed to see you at our wedding, but you’re a busy person with things to do and a rich, fulfilling life that doesn’t involve us. In this video, we make a logical, concise argument (with puppets) for why you should come to our wedding.

 

27 August, 2015
The Pouching getting ready for New Years Eve

WHAT IS THE MUSIC OF THE POUCHING?

 

We’re generally a repository of glib answers, but if you asked us what our song is, we would be all-around stumped. We can’t remember the music that was playing during our first dance. Based on the Top 40 Pop Hits of March 2013, there is a significant chance that the track was — ugh — Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack” or — ugh —Pitbull’s “Feel This Moment” or Ke$ha’s “C’Mon.” We’re hoping it was Ke$ha.

 

13 August, 2015

FIRST POUCH: WHAT IS THE POUCHING?

 

Welcome to PouchTalk! We’re having so much fun preparing for the wedding that we decided to start a fun, silly blog to document our journey to marsupial matrimony.

 

18 July, 2015