All posts tagged: Marriage

True love is worth the (long) wait. Really.

It’s been three years and three months since Jeff and I met, and twenty one months since we got married. I’d like to share a note that Jeff wrote on his Facebook in Christmas of 2011. I meant to write this during the holiday season, but our schedules were really tight and kind of forgot about it. I still get teary eyed when I read this. And as I write this note, there’s a lump in my throat that’s about to explode. What Jeff wrote made me realize that true love is indeed worth the wait and worth keeping. Everyday, I feel very blessed to be loved like Jeff loves me. The best thing about us is not me loving him 101%, it is him loving me and is returning that 101%. Or maybe even more. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday, friends! A Christmas Note  December 24, 2011, 11:35pm The last time I completed a Simbang Gabi cycle was in 2009, which was a particularly challenging year for me. Aside from being in-between jobs, …

Why Marry?

A few months before I married Jeff, my bestfriend Sarah asked me why I am getting married. It was a surprising question. I had two things in mind — 1. maybe she’s worried that we won’t have so much time to hang out anymore and 2. why do people get married?  My college professor once told us that marriage is just a ‘license to fvck”. She said it’s just a piece of paper that makes everything official — couples can have sex whenever they want, they can live together, buy things and call it theirs, etc. But in today’s world, people still do this even without that piece of paper. So what makes marriage different? As Christians, our parents taught us that before the man can take you away from them, he must marry you. They also believed that God must bless your union, hence we marry inside the church. That wasn’t really my reason why I married Jeff. The other night, I asked Jeff why he asked me to marry him. He just said …

Bucketlist #27: Visit El Nido, Palawan

Antipolo, as we all know, is on top of the mountain located in the east of Manila. Growing up there, I only saw the beach twice when I was in gradeschool– during excursions in my mom’s company. She used to work for a textile factory and every year, they schedule trips to Matabungkay or Quezon beaches. My next few trips would be with my family in Pangasinan and Quezon. I’ve always loved the beach. The smell of salty water and the roughness of the sand under my feet are things that I’d kill to have every single day. Okay, no, not kill. Haha! In highschool, we studied about about geography and I was amazed on how beautiful El Nido and Tubbataha Reef. I then promised myself that I will one day see El Nido. I did.  Big Lagoon, El Nido, Palawan I will be writing about this one day at a time. I will be sharing photos that I took, tips, and our experience. Ready? Let’s go!

Love Coupons

Jeff is used to me giving him surprises of all sorts. I once threw a surprise birthday party for him on his 26th birthday. So today, I’ve thought of something special. I will give him a long-term, planned list of gifts. Here’s one of the many things a wife, husband, girlfriend, or boyfriend can do. I got the idea from the coupons and vouchers craze today. I’ve bought Jeff coupons for his Titan special a few times already. So why not give him a coupon that he can claim from me? I googled it, and apparently, many people do it.  I tried looking for a template but it was eating up my time. So I just used my Phoster app in my iPad. At first, I just thought of making 14 vouchers, but I enjoyed it and ended up making 24. First, I thought of the things that he likes having the most — shoes, haircut, massage, and eating anywhere. Second, I thought of the things that I want to do for him — cook, …