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Sunday, August 2, 2009

My Knight in Shining Armour

This is a little bit funny so read along my friends!


Six Years ago I thought my hope of having kids of my own and being married is over for me. I was in the stage of life where I'm beginning to question myself if I ever going to find a man who could love me for what I am, who would understand my family situation, and who would marry me. But I guess it's Destiny that  brought us together. Never in my wild imagination had I ever dreamed of marrying a man that came from a different race, beliefs and culture.


In March 2003, John(my bf then) and I met for the first time face to face. I went to Manila the evening of March 21st right after the final defense of my thesis to fetch John at the airport the next morning. Whoa, what a schedule! I was so drained and exhausted from my defense but at the same time excited and anxious about meeting the man of my dreams.

Fr. Baby, a good friend of mine, fetched me at the bus station in Cubao and took me to Catholic Trade in Manila where I rested for few hours while waiting for John's flight arrival. Later that day, Fr. Baby sent his driver to take me to the airport (Fr. Babes, I can't thank you enough for all the advises and good deeds you've done for me!).


While waiting for the plane to land, I was a bundle of nerves, so full of mixed emotions. I was very tense and felt like throwing up. I told myself "this is it, it's now or never". John and I had an agreement that I would wear a yellow top and he a red one so we could easily identify each other in such a large crowd. I played a little trick, I put a black jacket on top of my yellow top so as to not be so easily identified. Although I stood before him, smiling and knees shaking, he overlooked me because he didn't see the yellow color that I was supposed to wear. So I approached him and gave him a hug and he told me "You got me on that one".


So we went and stayed a night or two in Manila Gallery Suites before proceeding to Bicol to meet my family. Even though my family couldn't speak english, John tried to communicate with them through me (I was the translator lol). Mama was very nervous but Papa talked to John bravely because he was drunk (that's why he's so courageous hehehe). John stayed for 10 days in my apartment in Legazpi City then flew back to Guam.

These photos were taken during John's second visit in the Philippines, when we decided to tie the knot (civil wedding).

44 travelers' comments:

lou said...

wow you're a brave girl..those were the times hehehe

pwede mo na yan ipadala sa maalalala mo kaya hahaha ..you have a wonderful love story rose ;-)

Karen said...

Congratulations to you and to your found love! :D

God Bless you and your family!
Have a nice day!

SonyaAnn said...

What a wonderful story? It sounds like love at first sight. You are very blessed to be with such a wonderful man.

Cens World said...

I can imagine how nervous you were. Para ba itong long distance love affair and ending up in each others' arms? How romantic. And ganda ng pics ninyo together..

Take care

katherine said...

hi rose, sorry di ako naka visit for 2 days kasi walang akong internet connection.

nyahahaha..noong nag met din kami ng hubby ko for the first time, nag jacket din ako ng naman para ako lang ang unang makakita sa kanya hahaha, nagulat pa sya ng niyakap ko hahaha. ang daya ko daw hahaha.

genejosh said...

How romantic..I like your story..Thanks for sharing...

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Dhemz said...

it is good to read this inspiring, romantic,and remarkable story of yours manang ko..sarap ulit ulitin...:)

vicy said...

Thank you sis..Dapat pla buntis ako lagi nito pra maganda..hehe!!Have a wonderful day sis..God Bless!!

Mom of Four said...

You are meant for each other. Sabi nga nila, bago ka pa lang daw ipanganak ay may kapalaran ng naghihintay sau. Kaya, you are destined to be John's wife and mother of his kids..Oh ha!

Clarissa said...

Thanks for sharing your lovestory,Ate Rose!!I'm sure maraming kinilig sa lovestory nyo at kasama na ako dyan!!^_^

The Lowe Family said...

thanks for stopping by friend! you hve a lovely litle family :)

i'll be back i'm sure, it looks fun here!

bye pretty!

katherine said...

hahaha...ganon ba.. 2nd husband ko na si kano haha. married ako noong 1st time syang nakarating sa Pinas, then 2001 nag hiwalay kami sa pinoy husband ko kasi babero dahil pulis maynila, at 2004 kami nag meet ni kano hahaha. oks na Rose...hehe

shydub said...

hoy bakla ganda ng love life, thats what we call destiny brought you and john together ahhhhh, kainggit. You two are really meant ofr each other kahit nasa dulo pa kayo ng mundo dadalhin kayo ng iyong pag ibig char!!! drama ank ni joseng sisiw at apo ni balagtas waaaaa,Kahit masakit wangkat ko at iba png masakit hehehe i want to get updated with your life here bakla. Father ko matapang din mag english pag may ispiritu ng alak bakla hehehehe. I love your love story tsang, pareho tayo ng iniisip nung malapit na akong mag trinta, inisip ko rin kung makaabot pa ba sa last trip, im glad umabot rin at nakadalawa pa kahit medyo rusty na matris natin waaaaa. nyt nyt na bading, thanks sa visits at commentos. hugs and kisses sa chubskulit mo

mod said...

Nakakatuwa naman ang love story mo.
at nakakatawa ang papa mo,tulad din ng tatay ko,nahihirapan din mag-english,kapag kaharap ang aking asawa.

eden said...

ganda ng ng love story at first meeting nyo Rose. ganyan din ang feeling ko ng first meeting namin excited and nervous kahit may mga chaperon pa ako..hehehe

have a nice day

Dave Lucas said...

A wonderful story! There's someone for everyone. Those of you without, KEEP LOOKING!

Laiza said...

Hi Rose! I am totally inspired after reading your wonderful story. From the time you battle poverty by persevering with finishing your education, getting your masters, then finding the love of your life, it was such a difficult but sweet journey. I've been through a lot also, but unlike you I still haven't found my "Knight in Shining Armour". Maybe subconsciously I am a man-hater being in a broken family, abandoned by my father who went to US... It's like I don't trust men anymore, but after reading your love story, maybe there's still hope for me. Thank you so much for sharing your life. And do continue writing about it, I am hopelessly romantic you know..hehe. Take care.:)

Lulu said...

first time meeting... the nerves... mixed emotion... the fun... lahat lahat na! Those are treasured moments na sarap balik balikan...

I am happy for you both!

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Cecile said...

wow,i thought i already read your sorry before, i guess i was wrong kasi nawala yung comments ko dito eh :-).

anyway, just want to say, i am so happy for you and joops :-).

litlit said...

Hello there, thank you so much for visiting my blog. God bless you take care.

Blessings,

Ate Litlit

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

wow sistah! pang maalaala mo kaya ito...such a lovely story ^_^ aba at nandaya ka pa sa suot mo ha! joke lang sis! ^_^ i'm so hapi for you sistah...you are blessed with wonderful husband and kids..and you r a wonderful wife and mom to your family ^_^
God bless your family ^_^

Willyo Alsyah P.Pratama said...

I come to you, albeit late at night though, in the hope that you would like to visit my blog

Saurabh said...

It was so nice to read your fairy-tale story. Both of you are really lucky to have each other, and I pray to God that your relationship strengthens with each passing day, and matures further into an even more fragrant and beautiful. Your kids are really cute, by the way ;)

I had a bit of distress this week, but after reading your blog, I can sense some "feel good" vibes around me!

Lil Eskimo said...

so fun!! i love to hear love stories...thanks for sharing!

Juliet said...

rose ang sweet nang love life mo. talagang para kayo sa isa't isa :-)

have a nice weekend!

Kikit said...

Love knocks in different ways. :)

Laureen said...

nice love story.add ko rin tng isang blog mo sa blog list ko.God bless!

Laureen said...

nice love story.add ko rin tng isang blog mo sa blog list ko.God bless!

Laureen said...

nice love story.add ko rin tng isang blog mo sa blog list ko.God bless!

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LazyKing said...

cute couple, perfect match :)

Willyo Alsyah P.Pratama said...

hay friend, I visit you again, I hope your day fun

beyond photography said...

awww...so sweet hahaha....the rest is history ha? LOL! Well, he is a good man and both of you are lucky to have each other. I am inspired and happy to read a happy endings you know. Amazing love story to share.

Good for you that you have a companion when you go to the airport. I was alone and 1 AM pa naman. I was so brave at that time. God is with me kasi everything works according to plan. What an experience , nakakarelate ako sayo.LOL

Seiko said...

Pareho pala tayo,I never thought I can marry a man w/ diff'rent race & culture & if you really destined to each other kahit yata anong mangyari kayo at kayo pa rin.I'm happy for you Rose,you've found John..you're night in shining armour.
Btw,thanks for droppin' some line 'though 'm not around,'m still on my vacation & be home on the 15th & as I'd promised,I'll try to get in touch w/ you guys the moment I gets in here,'though it's a late reply.Kudos to both of you Rose.I wish you more happiness & more years to be together.'misses you here!:)

S-H-Y said...

Wow very nice story, I felt the same you do, when I first met my husband, sobra pa ung akin kasi gus2 kung tumakbo at d sya i met kasi hiyang hiya ako since ang tangkad pala ng asawa lol..we know each other for almost 5 years and were waiting for our third wedding anniversary in Jan..

marifen said...

thanks for the visit :) wow lovely couple :)

shydub said...

Im back here bakla, looking for any touching updates of your life and clan you got here hehehehe.

Jarlin Paul said...

Its good time...congrats to both of you.

chubskulit said...

Thank you all so much for your valuable opinions!

Momma Bams said...

LOL im so kilig.. uso nga talaga nun ang eyeball. I love your story, nakakakilig.

PinayWAHM said...

Ay ang daming comments....nice love story naman kasi! Medyo may konting similarities with our love story....although wala kaming color coding....hahaha...

Thanks for the visit...

Mommy J

nuts said...

lagi ako napapa smile sa mga love stories, so far, the whole morning dami ko na nabasa sa couples corner. You're Right! it's destiny.. you're both meant and perfect for each other whatever race, cultures, or beliefs..

Scotty's Princess said...

Same feeling when I fiance a few months back at the airport. Kaso lang wala kaming color coding hehe. Great one, Rose! Keep the love alive and burning.

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