Showing posts with label My Happy Pill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label My Happy Pill. Show all posts


Almost all of our trips were unplanned. But the latest one is the most spontaneous of all.

Two days before the long weekend, Jan and I were still unable to decide whether to celebrate our 3rd anniversary in Asik-asik Falls in North Cotabato or Cape de San Agustin in Governor Generoso.

Asik-asik falls is unique, stunning, and unspoiled. But a visit there only takes a day and after that there's no place else to go around North Cotabato. Not for a romantic celebration for that matter. Yes, we want to see this together but I think it's best to go there with friends.

Cape de San Agustin, on the other hand, could give us the romantic vibe because of the scenic and peaceful beach. But then, two days is already enough for that trip. And we have four days to spend. 

Then Palawan happened.

Jan: Hui! Asa ta karong weekend? (Hey! Where are we going to spend the weekend?)
Me: Wait. Mag-research ko. (Wait. I'll search for places.)
*after a few hours of being torn between two places*
Jan: Mag-Palawan na lang ta? (Let's go to Palawan then?)
Me: Taraaaa! (Let's goooo!)

Yep, just like that.

Two days after that discussion, we flew all the way from Davao to Palawan and had the best, amazing (and dramatic) time of our lives.

So here's to us and to more years and places to conquer! Happy 3rd! :)
May 2016 - May 2017
I think I am getting less and less cheesy with every year that pass (you might want to read my previous anniversary posts: Uno, Dos). But don't worry, my love. I love you more today than I did yesterday. Tinatamad lang talaga ako. Haha

To My Favorite Human

"It's not always easy and sometimes life can be deceiving. I'll tell you one thing: It's always better when we're together"

I would definitely say everything is a hundred times better when we are together. Back then, all I thought is that every relationship entails a lot of work. But with you by my side? It's amazing how things can become light and breezy.

Today is your birthday. And I know you aren't really hyped about birthdays. But I just want the world to know that I am thankful for this day because your existence made a huge difference in my life. I am genuinely happy and contented in more ways than I could imagine.

There are so many things I wish I could remember to thank you for. But let me start with this: THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME. Thank you for giving me the kind of love that only few people are lucky enough to have. You may not be the sweetest man I have ever met but you are definitely the most sincere.

Thank you for extending your love to the people I love, to my friends, my family, and especially to Rhett. I guess, I have take back what I said. Yes, you are not the creative-romantic type and all, but this is really sweet.

Thank you for always taking good care of me, for listening and sitting through my rants, for always being there for me, and for being my number one (perhaps my only) fan.

The things you do for me, and the love, support, and inspiration you shower me propel me past my fears, dramas, and insecurities. I wouldn't be where I am right now if not for you. Keep being the wonderful and kind-hearted man that you are and I will keep growing as the woman you have helped me become - better, stronger, and more beautiful than ever.

You are not perfect. But I love you and your flaws without doubt and without restrictions. And I couldn't be more thankful that you are doing the same. You are, and will always be, the love of my life. I know I don't say this often, but whenever I say I love you, I mean it. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, JAN! And even if you think that I have already loved you with every part of my being and with all that I can, there is still, and there will always be, a room to love you a little bit more.

Happy birthday, my love!

I wish you happiness, success, good health, and a lifetime full of adventures with me. Stay awesome, handsome!

Feb-ibig All Year Round

I spent two days racking my brains out trying to fix a bug that I have coded. I already gave up on it, I wasn't willing to pull an all-nighter, and I was so ready to deliver a half-assed job.

Then Jan came to the rescue and it only took him less than an hour to fix the issue. While I was so amazed at his awesomeness, honestly, I felt so bobo at that time. Haha. Pucha bai, dalawang araw kong hinahanapan ng solution yun. Sa kanya, wala pang isang oras na solve nya na. Okay, for the record, I graduated with a degree in Nursing and was not schooled to develop websites. So I'll make that an excuse for that moment of kabobohan. Haha.  

But then, It can't be denied that he's really smart (intelligence is really sexy and it pays to have a smart boyfriend). But more than feeling so noob for not being able to fix a VERY SIMPLE bug, I felt so loved. He stayed up late at night with me even though it was already past his sleep time and mind you, he still has to work the next day. Well, it's not the first time he has gone the extra mile for me. It's not the first time he has done so much for me. It's not the first time he has pulled me right up whenever I start giving up. And I can't be thankful enough for having him in my life.

So now I am thinking... since his birthday is coming next month, I might as well buy this guy a helmet. Baka mauntog pa ulo nito at matauhan sa pagkahumaling nya sa akin. Haha.
Yes, a recycled image. Haha
Ang ganda ng pasok ng February ko. Feb-ibig is really in the air. But then, with him around? Feb-ibig goes all year round. :)

I wish everyone a month year full of love!

Three Years Ago Today

I've taken a lot of buses in my travels. But the most memorable one happened three years ago today when I sat next to guy on the way home from Gumasa, Glan.

His name is Jan and we had a little conversation - the first real one we ever had two months since I came in as the new Software Designer in the company we previously worked with. It wasn't exactly the kind of conversation that will get you butterflies in the stomach. There isn't much to remember what it was about either. God knows what broke the ice because he's the shy type and I'm not the one who'd initially strike a conversation. But something got us talking that it felt we've known each other for a long time. It was so spontaneous and natural. And the next thing we knew, time flew. It was already 3 hours later.

Bang late!

Those were the two words he sent me over Skype the next day after coming late for work. Just so you know, our conversations on Skype before were no more than work-related shiznits. It's pretty obvious how those two seemingly insignificant words are so meaningful to me that I could not easily forget it three years passed. Not just because it made me realize that my habitual tardiness has done me good somehow, but from then on, we always had something to talk about like Science (wtf, right?), music, or our shared love for Jack Johnson that slowly drew us closer until we became so inseparable. And the rest, as they say, is history.

It's past midnight and I am bathing in mush right now as I write this blog reminiscing that moment on the bus three years ago. Bus rides do have a funny way of bringing people together when they least expect it. Our story didn't exactly begin with love at first sight, as seen on TV. We were both broken at that time but who would've thought? We never really know who in our lives will turn out to be a blessing, do we?

I oftentimes find myself asking how did I get so blessed and what have I done right to deserve him. We still ride buses together. But this time, he's no longer just that office mate who knows how to rock a guitar that I had (and still has) a crush on. He has a special role in my life. A role he plays so well. He is my best friend, my critic, my number 1 fan, my mentor, my favorite challenge, my inspiration, my confidant, my +1, my travel buddy, my rock. He's pretty much everything but above it all, he's the love of my life.

Yes, it was three years ago today I sat on the bus next to the man I never thought I would want to spend the rest of my life with. And that was just the beginning.

To More Adventures and Beyond (An Anniversary Trip in Iligan)

"You have found a keeper", a friend once told me.

"Why do you say so? You don't even know him."

"I don't. But not all couples are cut to travel together."

I flashed a silly grin.

Jan and I concluded our second anniversary with sore bodies from our recent trip in Iligan City - at least a ten-hour drive away from home. Not that I am complaining. I could never, in a hundred lifetimes, get tired of going away and come back with aching muscles a few days later.