Have you found “the one”? Or has “the one” got “stuck in traffic”? Whatever stage you are at, worrying and rushing won’t really help. Things will fall into place at the right time, just keep the faith… 😉
Valentine’s day is fast approaching so I thought this story might inspire some people.
I’ve been asked a number of times on how I met my husband and how I knew that he’s the one.
My husband and I used to work in the same company together but we were in different departments and hardly spoke with one another. Come to think of it, I mostly mingle with the people I dealt with regularly.
Here’s how our first meeting went: I was wandering around the office holding a large envelope when he approached me and asked “Are you looking for me?”. (Apparently, he saw his name written on the envelope.)
With a blank stare, I replied with a frosty “No” and walked away.
After several months, we ended up chatting and learned that we both like to watch anime at some point in our lives. We started talking about Ranma ½, Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z, Naruto, Slam Dunk, etc.. Exchanging emails, chatting and going out for a hot beverage every now and then led to a good friendship.
At that stage of my life, I was no longer interested in entering a relationship and was planning to be single for life. I was already in my 30s and was seriously considering “the back up plan” (similar to the movie “The Back Up Plan”… check it out if you haven’t seen it yet).
Although he had been single for almost four years, he was a bit apprehensive to start dating again after getting out of a draining 5-year relationship.
Cupid probably worked overtime to get us together because it took awhile before the friendship blossomed into a relationship.
Did it go smoothly?
The first three months was a roller coaster ride.
On top of all the typical challenges that a relationship has, we also needed to work out our cultural differences and language barrier. Suffice to say, we had some hurdles to overcome; I prayed daily that the relationship end sooner than later if he wasn’t “the one”.
As they say, if it’s meant to be… it will be.
The key to overcoming our differences was communication, compromise, and saying sorry when you’re at fault.
The rest is history.
After two years of dating, we had our wedding 1.0 followed by wedding 2.0. Why two weddings?
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I just want to let the whole world to know that I’m now an official AshRald member!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m on number 585. (Note: I understand I’ve been a member for more than a month now. No, this is not a delayed reaction… it’s a delayed upload! Arghhh!!!! My apologies my beloved AshRalds, it’s been really crazy for the past few weeks. )
My social media identity:
Twitter Handle: krungkrung4u
PEX Account: krungkrung4u *** Note: It’s my first time to be in a forum and I’m still working my way in the PinoyExchange (PEX) portal. Please bear with me. I’ll do my best to be active the soonest. 🙂
Alternate Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: email me if you want me to add you on my FaceBook. 🙂
It’s absolutely insane because I’m too old for this and I’m not really into this kind of things. I do read celebrity articles but I’m not an avid fan of anyone until Sasa and Gege (a.k.a. AshRald) became one and even sang “Back at One”. Ha! That sounded like a poem.
Allow me to get this off my chest:
I so love Sasa and Gege and the whole AshRald group!!!
Whoa! The extremely powerful energetic waves that are transmitted is so contagious even if we are all thousand miles apart. Let’s live up to the AshRald name! Be classy, chic, and open-minded. We all know that bashing is for barbarians, right? Let’s continue to spread love and “ultramagnetic AshRald” super duper mega over positive vibes.
Never Gonna Let You Go by Kate Joaquin
*** You’re an excellent writer. I understand sometimes it’s difficult to do self motivation. I also get lazy in updating my blog. LOL One thing that keeps me going are the readers. 🙂
*** I hope we can also be friends on twitter. 🙂
What Love Is by JecaMarieGeli
*** Did you know that I’m not fond of Enchong Dee but because of your story, I’m beginning to like him. Ha! You are indeed a powerful and “moving” writer.
*** I hope we can also be friends on twitter. 🙂
AshRald Fan Fiction by MakaAshRaldAko
*** waiting for update 🙂
AshRald FanFic: My Ideal Man by TheSuperBatgirl
*** waiting for update 🙂
Fallin’ (Short Story) AshRald Productions by KateJoaquin
*** I hope it becomes a “long” story. 🙂
I haven’t read the English stories… for some reason, I prefer reading the AshRald Tagalog WattPad stories. What’s wrong with me? Maybe the twitterpated (“kilig”) factor is more intense if it’s in Tagalog? Not to worry, when I get the hang of it, I’ll start reading the AshRald English WattPad stories.
Just thinking out loud… maybe we can set a schedule and have a worldwide AshRald Connection day eh? I prefer to call it AshRald Connection because in my point of view, we are not just supporters, we are family… connected because of AshRald. Does it make sense? 😉
How? 1. Set a time and day (in which both Sasa and Gege are free)
*** We may be on different time zones but we need to consider their busy schedule 😉
2. Lay out a program / games / Q&A wherein AshRald and AshRaldTOS can participate (which also includes the Popstar Power Couple)
3. Send an email blast to all AshRald and AshRaldTOS members regarding this momentous event and consolidate who can make it and those who can’t.
4. AshRald Philippines will gather in one place together with Sasa and Gege
AshRaldTOS will figure out how to meet up in one location per country. If it’s not possible we have to content ourselves in the comfort of our homes and make full use of the power of technology. 😀
5. AshRald Philippines and AshRald TOS will all gather via Skype or FaceTime whichever is more appropriate.
It would be great if a committee will be formed to organize this event. I know it’s a crazy idea but we’ll never know. Miracles do happen. 😀
Thoughts anyone? 🙂
P.S. My heartfelt thanks to the following: Nicole (@gabriella0225) – for helping me out in the AshRald application
Wendy (@wendelyndianne) – for mentioning my blogsite on twitter and most of all for continuously writing the ever inspiring “Slowly But Surely” fan fiction. You rock! 😉
AshRald President Ro (@RoroRoar22) – for starting up the AshRald community and for being so accommodating with newbies like me.
Kate (@imissshockends) – for being so kind enough and incredibly patient in answering my silly questions.
kalabaw moo (@kalabaw_moo) – for being so bubbly and friendly.
Abby(@AbbyDenniel) – for being my new twitter friend.
@AshRald and @AshRaldTOS for the warm welcome.
And to all AshRalds who followed me on twitter even if I hibernated for quite sometime… I will make sure that I follow you back. Let me know if I’ve unintentionally missed anyone. 😀
I’m a very sentimental person when my love cup is nearly empty. Reading and writing long letters keeps me going and makes me see the world with a loving gaze. Ha! Thus, when I was in “muni muni” (mulling over things) mode the other day, I suddenly had the urge to dig up old testimonials posted in my Friendster account six years ago. I knew, I copied and pasted most of it in a word document and saved it somewhere.
I frantically searched my external hard disk but to no avail. Then, it dawned on me that it might be attached in my old emails. I “rummage” my email like crazy… and voila! I found some of it. The big chunk of testimonials are still floating around though. 😦
Below is the testimonial that touched me the most: “I look up to her as a sister. Thing is, i think she’s learning a lot from me (about anything) instead of the other way around. A beautiful person inside and out. Intellectual. Modest. I appreciate the fact that we have transparency to each other, I mean, I can tell her everything, about my problems, experiences, ideas, opinions, and she can do the same to me, and we don’t have to always agree about those. We don’t always say yes to each other… this makes her a true friend. There was one time when she said no, though. And I got hurt. When she left Lorma, I got bitter about it… I’d say she’s the only real and the best instructor I’ve ever had. A mentor. Most people in the institution failed to see that. One fact I love about her: not the party-animal type of instructor. She knows the boundaries between her and her students. I’ve wanted her to stay until I graduate, I cried A LOT. But life is not getting what we always want(ed). I can’t just imagine losing a good friend like her…”
– Ayi (Posted in Friendster last Tuesday, May 24, 2005)
Awwww…. Thanks Little Big Sister! 🙂 Guess what, we still keep in touch almost everyday. Isn’t it that marvelous? 😉 Aja!
If you want to know the history, search it from the Internet or watch from the TV shows… which is incidentally the “in” topic this month…
I find it weird why people are making such a big fuss with this so called “V Day”. I wonder if this is the only day wherein couples give each other a special surprise? Just saying! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to sound like a bitter and pathetic old maid. Although, I’m old but I’m not bitter and pathetic. 😉
As of this moment, my most memorable V Day so far happened few years ago… That’s when I received a bouquet of roses, a ring, and a note. And the catch? I did not give him anything at all. :p In a way, I considered what he gave me during V Day as a bonus because V Day for me is whenever I received tiny notes from him every now and then.
However, that’s all in the past.
Up until now, I still prefer handwritten letter or a short note rather than a text message, chat or email. Maybe I’m abnormal but I find the traditional method more appealing and romantic. :p And to answer that lingering question at the back of your mind, yes, I’m single but my heart is taken. :p
Anyway, I will spend the V Day with my friends this year. It’s another impromptu outing that often end up wherever our feet will lead us. Ha!
As they say, if you can’t beat them, join them! Let’s all feel the breeze… the love in the air… and the romantic atmosphere…
Happy Heart’s Day everyone! Enjoy and careful, careful! Love, love, love!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers!
I admit, no matter how fabulous the advantages of using an iphone presents, I still dilly- dally. At that time, my drive to start my blog site was very low. The motivation that I’ve been looking seem to sunk down in oblivion. However, my momentum resurrected and went on a steady beat when I break free from the claws of a dangerous creature.
So, it took me two years to weigh the pros and cons before I finally decided to buy an iPhone. The convenience of using the iPhone to “pen” down my thoughts and immediately upload it to my blog site writing while in the train, bus or wherever I am was the deciding factor.
Thank you Steve Jobs for being the greatest innovator of all times (in my point of view that is…) :p Now, my iPhone became a part of my daily routine. It’s the last thing that I check before I go to sleep and the first thing that I look for when I wake up.
The practicality and usefulness of the iphone allowed me to utilize my time wisely. Aside from writing articles, I was also able to do the following:
I decided to sell it (see transfer of ownership) due to unavoidable circumstances. It’s pretty agonizing because I’m letting go the most amazingl gadget that I’ve ever had so far. Of course, the laptop is also useful but iphone comes in handy at all times.
At any rate, life must go on. Who knows, I will get another one in the near future. Maybe by that time, Steve Jobs has already developed a phone that can enable people to teleport. Ha! :p