First of the many…

 

Bana kong pinangga,

Kahibalo ko nga wa ka nasayod na kada-lantaw nako sa atoang “wedding ring” kay maka-smile ako ug ginakilig. Dili gayud masukod ang akong kalipay na ikaw ang akong kapikas sa kinabuhi.

Kaganinang sayo sa buntag, samtang si Pastor kay ga-wali sa mga tudlo sa Ginoo, iya gayud gi-emphasize na ang Valentine’s Day kay di (lamang) para sa mga manag-uyab kung dili para (usab) sa mga MINYO. Sa katong higayona, PROUD kaayo ko nga ako minyo ug labaw nga nalipay na ako galingkod tapad sa lalaki na akong gipangayo sa Ginoo.

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Pito (7) ka-tuig ta nga mag-uyab ayha kita nakaDesisyon na magpakasal (finally) ug malamang lantaw sa uban kaning adlawa kay di na espesyal tungod kay nakaselebrar na pud kita ug daghan Valentine’s Day. Sa tinuod lang, naa sad mga higayon na ako makaHuna-huna ug unsa pa ba ang pwede nato mahimo duha para maMantinar ang excitement, desire and fun sa atong panang-uban. Lisud na kaayo maghuna-huna pa tungod na sab kay halos ato na nasuwayan tanan (laag, kaon, adventure, etc). Apan, naka-amgo ra sad ako nga dili man kinahanglan kita magbuhat ug bag-ong mga butang aron atong ma-enjoy ang atong kaminyuon kay sa pagkatinuod lamang, tanan natong buhaton karon kay puro FIRST TIME. 🙂

And TODAY is OUR FIRST VALENTINE’s DAY as HUSBAND and WIFE. 🙂

Hunny, karong adlawa kay dili lang first Valentine’s day nato but my FIRST ROMANTIC DATE as well. 🙂

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Nasayod ka man nga wala nako nasuwayan nga (a) mugawas on a romantic date (b) on Valentine’s day ever and I just had my FIRST ROMANTIC DATE tonight. My first romantic date just the way I imagined it to be (minus the rose petals. c’mon! kalat kaha!) — EXCLUSIVE place, delicious food, romantic music (and it is on saxophone! how romantic is that?!), candles, wine and aboveall YOU (bonus na ang CAKE)!

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erset! I WAS SWEPT OFF MY FEET! and YES I may be the one who set the place up but without YOUR SUPPORT it will never turn out to be the way I wanted it to be. 🙂

Seriously, you made me fall for you even more. I am really one hell of a LUCKY girl! 🙂

Hunny mylabs, DAGHANG SALAMAT sa tanan. YES, with you, EVERYDAY is valentine’s day (and christmas day) PERO you pulled one hell of a show today! and because of that this day became EXTRA SPECIAL!

Coy, DAGHAN KAAYONG SALAMAT sa tanan! Sa suporta, sa gift, sa surprise ug labaw sa tanan sa walai undang sa GUGMA!

I am really looking forward to the many “FIRSTs” (definitely won’t be the last) that we will be doing together — first anniversary, first birthday (with you), first travel, first movie, first 800ml Ice Cream, first disco, and many more!

I LOVE YOU more than I love sweets! 😛

May God continue to bless you, me and our MARRIAGE! 🙂

SALAMAT!

Imung pinaka-palangga,
LUCKY

P.S. Ayuha imong surprise techniques ha? Medyo kulang pa. hahahah mwaaaah!

 

 

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To the MAN who will ALWAYS have MY HEART…

“He’s not coming”, said my cousin as she entered the room with my nephew.

I felt a lump on my throat building up. I did not know how to react. I felt like bursting into tears.

“Why? He knows he has to be here.” I thought.

“He has to be here for the pictorials” that is what I managed to say while holding back my tears.

“He’ll go straight to the church – that’s what he said”, answered my cousin. “Don’t worry, he’ll be there.” She assured me.

“But then.. what about the pictorials?” I said. My voice is already cracking up “This is just once in a lifetime..”

“Hush! As if you don’t know him!” my cousin replied. “You know pretty well he is not into picture-taking and the likes”

I cannot hide my disappointment any longer. I just sat on the couch and started to sob.

“Hey! You’ll ruin the make up!” my make-up artist said jokingly.

“It’s okay, Ate” said Van, our photographer, as she consoles me, “we still have a lot of opportunities later. Just smile for now..” and then she started taking my photos.

We continued the pictorials outside our room and at the hotel’s garden. I was joined by my entire lady entourage. Couple of poses here and there. Serious poses. Wacky poses.

It was almost lunch time and since the entourage will be leaving the hotel first, they were asked to return to the room while I have more of my photos taken near the swimming pool.

Smile here. Pose there. It felt like forever. The weather is warm and I can feel my sweat creeping down my spine.

After several shots, we decided to go back to the room so I can have my lunch and leave for the church.

As I make my way to my room, I saw him there. He looked so good in his suit and he has that smirk on his face. My heart beat so fast, I ran to him and hugged him tight as tears started to fall on my cheeks.

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We posed for the camera for a few times and he bade goodbye as they leave for the church.

I went inside the room crying. “He came!” I said to myself.

Our make-up artist made another joke about me crying and he assured me that its ok since my make-up is waterproof.

We arrived at the church ten minutes to two. People started to arrive. I was not allowed to step out of the car. I just sat there watching everyone chit-chatting and taking selfies while waiting for the ceremony to start.

The ceremony should be at two in the afternoon. Twenty minutes past two and it has not started yet. The priest has not yet arrived! My stomach began to grumble. I am getting anxious.

It was thirty minutes past two in the afternoon that everyone started to fall in line as the ceremony is about to start. I saw you standing there. You are taking deep breathes and was anxious as I was. Again, I felt a lump on my throat. I wanted to burst into tears again, but I know I shouldn’t – I am about to walk down the aisle for F’s Sake!

Minutes later, I was standing behind closed doors — waiting the cue for that so-called-GRAND-ENTRANCE. The “Here Comes The Bride” was played.

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The doors opened. I saw you standing there looking at me.

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I wanted to run towards you and hug you tight, but of course I have to “savor the moment” as they say. When I am just few feet away from where you were standing, I cannot hold back my tears anymore. I cried. I get to understand everything. That moment I understood that I am no longer your “girl”; I will no longer be with you because I am going to make my own family together with my husband. That moment I realized how much of a Papa’s girl I am.

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The ceremony went smoothly. Pictures were taken and we moved to the reception venue.

Minutes after the program started, we had our Father-Daughter dance. That dance might be the “FIRST” and I am hoping it won’t still be the last. It was one of the greatest moments during the entire “event”.

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During the wedding, I have realized how lucky I was to be your daughter. Despite the meager resources, you were able to hand us reasonable amount for the celebration. We have never been a perfect family but I could not ask for more. Since Mama passed away, I saw how you worked hard in order to provide for my younger siblings. We may fight a lot but that did not change how much I love you; that moment allowed me to appreciate our family even more—that moment allowed me to admire you even more. That night, I knew that YOU will always be the MAN who will ALWAYS have my heart.