“He has made everything beautiful in its time” – Ecclesiastes 3:11
Exactly 4 years ago, I was at my lowest point that I published a very vendetta-y blog post (click here.). My broken-hearted self wouldn’t have a slightest clue that tomorrow (08-October-2016), all that she had written about God’s perfect plan and timing will finally come true.
My Side of the Story. I spent most of my non-committed days by travelling. For the past years, I’ve been to Singapore countless of times, Brunei Darussalam, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, Bangkok and Seoul (Yes, I’ve been very busy hahaha). My love story I believed began in Seoul last September 2014 while shopping some “pasalubongs” in Namdaemun Market. Among all the shops there, I chose the small one which was owned by an old man. As I recall, I didn’t buy that much since it only costs me around $60. When the owner handed me my change, surprisingly he gave me this couple figurine for free. Because of the language barrier, I had a hard time understanding why he offered me this. I just thought to myself that maybe I am that lucky or maybe he pities me because I was alone walking the streets of Korea. Upon returning to my companions (which are Ms. Emee and Ms. Aila. Shout out to these 2!!!), I told them about the free stuff in that particular store. Being a freebies enthusiast, we went back for more shopping. I expected that “Ajusshi” (korean for uncle) will give them something also for free since they bought a lot of stuffs. Way more than what they budgeted. To my surprise, he didn’t give anything to them, not even discounts (WAHAHAHAHA!). At the end of the day, we concluded that he just pitied me for being alone in the streets (Hahahahaha.. I’m so kawawa daw!).
When I was handing out gifts from Korea, I told my very lucky story to my mom and older cousin (the Korean addicts). They told me that it was a love charm. For Koreans, it is tradition that they would give out free items to strangers for good luck. It was given to me so I could find true love. Cynically, I just laugh it off and made fun of it because those were the days where I accepted that I am ok and happy by myself. I’m contented to have my family who loves me unconditionally and my job who always keeps me busy. Finding love for me is like finding a needle in a haystack or finding anything inside the MRT. The ones which are very impossible to find. Well, hell, I was wrong.
Wishing for love to come along figurines ❤
Two months after our Korea trip, my boss (Ms. Emee) decided to set me up again. Since it was already the second time, I was a bit sceptic because obviously the first time didn’t work. I just played along during this match-making process since first it will not do me any harm and second, I don’t have a choice. Duh she’s my boss (insert face palm here). The guy who she’s setting me up to? It’s Bien.
Bien and I started chatting thru Facebook (Thank you Mark Zuckerberg. Hahahah Feeling close!) and it was very constant. Any day won’t end without us chatting away and making each other laugh (Yes, even before we just love to laugh). After a couple of days, Ms. Emee decided that we should meet personally. Though our hectic schedule, she managed to pick the date, time and place (The ultimate matchmaker talaga!) and even scared Bien that if he didn’t showed-up, she will never introduce me to him ever (Prinessure pa si Kuya. Hahaha!).
Bien and I met at Tipsy Pig Capitol Commons (oh diba we have the same answer in our STD video! Hahaha) together with Ms. Emee. The feeling? I feel relaxed upon meeting him in person. There was never a dull moment during that meet-up. The three of us talked and laugh the night away. Since this is just a met-up, I didn’t stay long. Once the bill was paid, I came home with Ms. Emee.
Photo grab from Bien’s facebook page 🙂 – Uploaded after our meet-up (excited! hahaha)
It took a month before we actually went out on a date. One of Bien’s striking personality is that he is super doooooper sweet. Recalling our messages, I have mentioned that I was craving for seafood and he instantly took me to Dampa Seaside in Macapagal. It was the best day ever!! Not only did my cravings been solved; but also, I’ve got the chance to know the most wonderful guy I have ever met. To cut the story short; since that day of endless talking and laughing, we knew that this match is perfectly made and it is for the long run.
Familiarity would best describe the connection between me and Bien. Though we were not given the luxury of time to have met earlier, but I guess this is what GOD’S PERFECT TIMING is all about. It was that kind of “hello” that means “I’ve missed you and I don’t even know you yet”. The way we always think alike in every occasion that we find it socially weird and love it. And that mutual understanding that made everything about us automatic.
Tomorrow, as I embark in this new journey, it made me fully understood the sole reason I have to get through those pains and hardships. It prepared me for something worthwhile that even I didn’t expect it. Even though it took me that long, it made me appreciate and value whoever is in front of me today and in the future. Now I proudly say; THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER.
Our very first photo as a couple ❤ ❤ ❤