I come bearing news; good news! I'm engaged. ^____^ (wow! it feels weird even just writing it) I guess you might have already known this since my future sister-in-law (ehem! ^_^) beat me at blogging about it a couple of weeks back.
To be honest, I kept the news to myself for a while. I didn't know who to tell first or how to tell my parents. It's mind-blowing to utter the words "mom, I'm getting married". I find it ridiculously funny that I'm shy about it or having a hard time telling my parents. After all, I'm at the right age, my boyfriend and I have been together for 7 years and we both earn a living.
And, just to clear the air, NO I'm not pregnant! W.T.H!
Anyway, just like Mai blogged, he proposed in a chic café, at 6pm. (just about the same time when seven years back he asked me to be his girlfriend)
But unlike Mai's impression, I didn't know her brother was going to propose that day. Well, we've already talked about getting married, so a proposal was already out of the picture for me. I've always told him that a proposal is just unnecessary expense. Why buy an engagement ring, when you still ought to buy a pair of wedding rings?
A couple of weeks before his proposal he had already told me that we were going to attend a party with his co-workers. It was supposedly a Christmas party but was cancelled due to the Typhoon Sendong tragedy.
That day, I brought a dress and changed after my work duty. I didn't want to get caught on camera wearing my work uniform. LOL ^_^ Ironically, I was stuck in traffic so bad that I walked the city street in the dress with a backpack.
When I finally saw him other on the street (he was waiting for me); I was glad because he looked really nice which meant I wasn't over dressed for the occasion. He said, he wanted mango shake and I asked "Aren't we going to a party where we are going to eat anyway?" and he replied "Let's just drop by this coffee shop for a bit".
When we got inside and I saw his sister; my confidence flew out the window. Just like it always happens whenever I'm around his friends or family.
He started making this serious face. Which was awkward and funny at the same time. You see, he only has 4 serious face looks. 1. the I'm angry serious face 2. the I'm thinking/not thinking serious face 3. the I'm worried/ I'm about to get busted serious face. But this serious face was awkward. I began to giggle looking at him. His sister was giving him the "you're embarrassing me" look LOL.
Then he said, "I'm quitting my job". My mind went to flash speed thinking. I was worried he would leave me to work abroad and earn more. "Why?" I seriously replied. Then he asked, "Would you come if I asked you to live under the bridge with me?" "Well, I'll help you dig a pit for our bathroom" I laughingly answered. We all laughed.
Then he said, he wanted to tell me something and that he practiced a speech last night. But he couldn't remember any of it out of nervousness. So he just went down on one knee, offered me this beautiful ring, and asked me to marry him. I said "of course I will, even for a hundred times; I will marry you".
I was so overwhelmed. I was so happy that I wanted to cry. I never dreamed that in my life I would experience a proposal. It's something I've only seen in movies. That very moment, he made me the happiest girl.
I wanted to hug and kiss him but that would be awkward knowing that his sister was taking pictures (and probably filming) while all this was happening. We were all laughing because we kept asking Mai if what we were doing was right. Should he stand up now? Should the ring be on the right or left hand? Which finger should we put the ring on? ^_^ She would answer "why are you asking me, I'm just here to take pictures." LOL
Sure, it was a bit awkward... but I wouldn't have it any other way. Mai is his closest sibling. And if she weren't there, we wouldn't have that moment so beautifully documented like she did with these pictures.
(Thank you Mai ^_^)
A car honked at us as it sped right by. We both said "hey!" then he said "don't get us killed, we just got engaged!" We looked at each other and smiled... ^_^ OMG! we're engaged! Thanks to everyone who showered warm greetings. ^_^