Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Valentine's Day Recap

Valentine's Day brought me and Ruel back to our favorite out-of-town getaway....Tagaytay.
My Tootsieroll went out on a date so Hunnybed had me all to himself.  

He initially just planned a simple dinner at a restaurant but upon hearing that I wanted to go on a road trip I think he changed his mind because he suddenly announced that we were going to Tagaytay.  

That's my Hunnybed....always trying his best to give me everything I want just to make me happy. I'm one lucky woman!

We ate at Taal Vista Hotel, and went home right after.  There was no more time to go around afterwards because Tagaytay's roads were filled with cars of couples and families from Metro Manila. In fact, the usual one hour and a half ride from Tagaytay back to our house became a very  slow ride that took more than five hours!!!

Despite the terrible drive back to  Metro Manila, Hunnybed's temper didn't show.  He was as patient as could be and I really appreciated that.  I knew that he controlled his temper and impatience because he wanted to keep me happy until the end of our date.  This is just one of the reasons I love him so!

I didn't receive a bouquet of flowers this year but I received A Wealth of Flowers, In Bloom, A Hint of Citrus and a Happy Heart all in one box.

He gave me the gift the night before the 14th and I gave him his the night after the 14th.

It was actually kind of awkward because he came home from work while I was tying the bow....made me throw a little tantrum (out of embarrassment and frustration), gave him the box with the unfinished bow then afterwards changed my mind, took the gift back and finished tying the bow.  Weird huh?

Well, if you want to know what's inside, it's just a simple Parker pen with the engraving "Dad of 3 angels" (That's what he is--a dad of three angels).  My meager salary as a teacher could only afford this. But hey, it's the thought that counts, right?

So that's how Valentine's Day went for me this year.  

How did your day turn out?

I hope you felt as loved as I felt.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Watching my favorite noontime show this afternoon reminded me how it felt to be in love and not being loved back in return. I think I spent half of my life feeling this way...although I have this feeling that half of that time I wasn't really in love, that half of that time I was just in love with the idea of love. Still...in my young self's mind it was unrequited love and as absurd as it may seem, unrequited love made the subject of my love even more desirable....because it was just like the heroine in a book or movie who fell in love with the hero long before he realizes he has fallen in love with her too. My young self longed for the complications of love that one would usually read in books or watch in movies.  Do you think I'm weird? I've always thought so...but maybe just maybe I'm not the only woman who has felt this way.

Anyway, back to unrequited love...when this girl on TV sort of bared her heart and soul in a poem she wrote and read to this guy whose response afterwards was lacking in honesty and feeling, I felt like I wanted to just take back everything she said. It was so embarrassing...something my younger self would likely to have done (but not probably on national TV). It also reminded me of one of my favorite scenes in Smallville (although I've never been a Chloe and Clark fan). I searched for it on youtube and I'd like to share it with you.


 Today, I am no longer that girl who loves but is not loved back. I no longer have to think, to wonder, to analyze and over analyze things. Today, I am a woman who loves and is loved in return for everything I am and despite of everything I'm not.  I have found the man who would love me no matter what I looked like or smelled like. With him, there is no wondering, no analyzing. With him, there's only the "knowing"...that I am loved, as simple and as uncomplicated as that.

So for those who are still single, for those who are still wondering and analyzing the things he does and says, or things he doesn't do and say, someday, it will all end. The right man is out there searching just as you are...you just have to keep your eyes and your heart open for him.

Let's all enjoy the love tomorrow and every day.  Whether we are single or not, there are enough sources of love in the world for everyone.  Receive love and spread it around. Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Life Lately...

Not much has happened in my  life lately.  However, there are some things that I think are worth mentioning.

     Ruel and I had a quiet lunch date, something that we don't get to do very often because my son is
     always with us.  I hope I'd get to have a quiet date with my hunnybed again very soon.

 I had a meet-up with six students from one of my advisory classes.  The last time I saw them together was eight years ago.  They're now 19 years old and I can't believe they are now eligible to vote!!!  

    After waiting for twenty-four years, Les Miserables is finally coming to Manila and I will be there to
    witness the spectacle. We bought the tickets last weekend.  Hunnybed, my son and I are all going to     watch.   I am finally going to realize one of my life-long dreams and I am just so excited!

    What have you done lately?