Thumbs up!

September 22nd, 2011 by hana

I apologize to my non-existent readers for the wait. Razz It’s been a year since I have written and posted something in my blog, but I’m happy to finally break this blog’s silence with good news. Smile

Markku and I met in October 2006, during my first corporate job as an HR practitioner in an IT Company in Ortigas. It was lunchbreak to be exact, when I met the man who would change my life bigtime. Noon pa man, pasaway na sya. He came into the pantry strutting in his rubber shoes, when I first saw him. Though our employees were free to dress casually on Fridays, rubber shoes were still an exception. I was the new HR girl, and he was breaking the rules, so after being introduced by friends I told him, “Sir, bawal po ang shoes nyo”. He then started to make excuses to justify his wearing the “forbidden” rubber shoes to the office,  to which my only reply was, “kahit na po, bawal pa rin yan”.

But despite that awkward first meeting, by some twist of fate, the universe still conspired to bring us together.

We’ve been a couple for four years now, and friends have been asking us when we would be tying the knot. We’re both really not in a hurry, since we know the realities of our lives too well. But during the past couple of months, we have been discussing about settling down more frequently than before. And since we talk about getting married so casually at times, I wasn’t really expecting to receive any formal proposal from him anymore. But I guess, good things happen to those who don’t expect — too much! haha Grin

He proposed to me on a trip to Baguio. With some of our closest friends with us, he told me it was the perfect time to do it. I was so sleepy that evening because of the tiring week prior our trip, the early ride up to Baguio, and the prenup shoot we did for our friends that afternoon. But I was alerted by the sound of Jonas playing the guitar and singing U2′s All I Want Is You, one of our favorite songs.

I had a different thought in mind while listening to the song, when Markku suddenly approached me with this funny look in his face. I smiled and told him, “alam ko na ang sasabihin mo”. I remember seeing an urgent expression in his eyes like he was scared and excited at the same time.  I repeatedly told him I knew what he was going to tell me,  not knowing what was really going to happen next.

He then knelt down beside me holding my hands, and I saw him take something out of his pocket. At this point, things were happening faster than my mind was processing it. Smile He opened the box and I saw a ring! Out of shock I covered my face with a blanket, trying to understand if things were really happening.  He pulled the blanket away from my head, and saw him tear up as I also start to cry.

All I remember now is that surreal exchange between us, the countless batoks I gave him while giggling and looking at his eyes. Parang kami lang ang tao sa kwarto bigla. When he asked me his question, I just nodded my head as my heart said yes to this man who wanted to make me his wife. He slowly slipped the ring on my finger, and all I can say after that was – “kasya!” Grin

It’s been a week since that eventful night, and I am still in cloud nine. It feels warm and fuzzy inside everytime I remember what happened, and I keep replaying it in my mind. We’re now in a different chapter in our lives, and though we haven’t started with any planning yet, I know that things could only get better after this. Smile

So to the only man I loved and will ever love, thank you for giving me such a wonderful memory. I look forward to that day when we’ll be happier than now. I can’t wait! Smile

10 Responses to “Thumbs up!”

  1. milan Says:

    ahihihi. kinikilig ako! congrats markku and hana!

  2. markku Says:

    I love how you wrote our story pangga, it captures the emotions of that special night. It went exactly as planned—surely with God’s blessings. =)

    Though there are a lot of things for us to worry about, I’m very excited to face the next chapter of our lives together. I love you. =*

  3. michael Says:

    Congrats Hanna and Markku! Kayo naman ang gagawan ng prenup shot! Smile parang kelan lang 4 years na pala un.. hehe.. Smile

    God bless and a happy marriage to both you.. Big Smile

  4. Lina Policarpio Says:

    Congratulations Hanna and Markku! I’m glad you are finally tying the knot. The story put a smile to my face. Smile

  5. Jacklyn Says:

    Congrats Ate Hanna and Kuya Markku…happy for you… parang movie scene ang wedding proposal niya ha! Best wishes!

  6. hana Says:

    @milan: kinikilig din ako! hahaha Grin

    @mike: thanks thanks! Smile yup four years na…kaming wala sa SVI Razz hehehehe Razz

    @ms. lina: thanks! Grin the story put a smile on your face kasi naalala mo gaano pasaway si markku before? hehehe Grin

    @jack: thanks! Smile hayaan mo at sasabihan kita kung may running in the grass scene na kami Razz hehehe

    @pangga: haha, thanks ga! medyo rusty na ang writing skills, but i tried my best. Smile i’m so happy, I don’t want to bother myself to worry. Grin i can’t wait na talaga! hahaha Grin love you Smile

  7. rian Says:

    whee! kilig! congrats sa inyong dalawa! Grin

  8. hana Says:

    thanks rian!!! Grin hihi

  9. Marcvill Says:

    i just saw the video kanina lang…. both of you look so so happy! congrats Smile

  10. hana Says:

    salamat marc! Smile