Monday, March 17, 2008
Posted by Jo Tan
...after 8 long years...
nope, i'm not talking about me... hihihi
i'm talking about my best friend's story...
yesterday, Maan sent me an offline IM telling me that Paul has already proposed last sat (Mar 1)
today, we were able to chat for a while:
Maan (3/5/2008 1:56:43 AM): pssst
Maan (3/5/2008 1:56:43 AM): u der jo?
JoTan (3/5/2008 1:56:49 AM): hi MA!
JoTan (3/5/2008 1:56:51 AM): musta?
JoTan (3/5/2008 1:56:58 AM): ano na? kwento naman jan!
Maan (3/5/2008 1:57:19 AM): ok ang sab sakin ni paul nung sat morning mag-ayos daw ako kc we were gonna meet some friends from phils sa SFO...he wudnt tell me kung sinong friends... surprise daw...
Maan (3/5/2008 1:57:32 AM): then we rode a bus to the SFO airport...
Maan (3/5/2008 1:57:39 AM): then OMGosh... he had a helicopter ride tour of SFO for us...
JoTan (3/5/2008 1:58:12 AM): WOW!!!!!!
JoTan (3/5/2008 1:58:28 AM): tapos? ano na? kwento dali!
Maan (3/5/2008 1:58:37 AM): exciting ba? hahaha
Maan (3/5/2008 1:58:50 AM): i thought THAT was the surprise! so syempre excited ako sumakay ng helicopter!!
Maan (3/5/2008 1:58:58 AM): then halfway thru the tour right when we were overlooking golden gate bridge he handed me a card...he made the card himself... typed it and cut it... it has 4 pages... some senti stuff... like "the only life worth living is the one with u in it"... tpos the last page was "WILL YOU MARRY ME?"
JoTan (3/5/2008 1:59:00 AM): hihihihi kakatuwa naman
JoTan (3/5/2008 1:59:19 AM): hihihihihi
Maan (3/5/2008 1:59:21 AM): den when i finished reading the card as i look up he was holding the ring out to me... tpos sinuot nya sa kamay ko
JoTan (3/5/2008 1:59:28 AM): anong sabi mo? hahahhahahah
Maan (3/5/2008 1:59:37 AM): i swear when he handed me the card palang sobra nako na nerbyos... and parang my mind was racing like oh syet this is it!!!
JoTan (3/5/2008 1:59:52 AM): hahahahahhahahaahah kakatuwa naman sobra!
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:00:07 AM): anong reaction nung pilot? hahahahahah chismoso!
Maan (3/5/2008 2:00:17 AM): hahahha wla nmn reaction
Maan (3/5/2008 2:00:23 AM): wana see d ring??
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:00:46 AM): OH YES!!!
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:00:50 AM): dali dali!!!
Maan (3/5/2008 2:01:52 AM): my dad took these pics of the ring nung sunday ;P
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:02:08 AM): anong sabi ng mama and papa mo?
Maan (3/5/2008 2:02:40 AM): mukang very happy nmn sila for me
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:02:58 AM): wait, bkt 2?
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:03:05 AM): ang ganda nung rings! i heart them!
Maan (3/5/2008 2:03:07 AM): it's 1.25 carat with VVS1 quality next to flawless...
Maan (3/5/2008 2:03:15 AM): oh kasi engagement set sya,,,, it comes with a band... ure suppose to wear them together... on top of the other
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:03:35 AM): my gulay naman! kay mahal nyan!
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:03:40 AM): how much bili ni paul?
Maan (3/5/2008 2:03:54 AM): paul didnt want to tell me how much the ring is pero he had it appraised so we can insure it daw and i saw the appraisal value was $10,845.... HALOS HIMATAYIN AKO!
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:04:21 AM): HA?! naku! ano ba yan?! san nya nakuha ung money?! grabe! ako din hihimatayin!
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:04:55 AM): grabe nakakaloka yang c paul a
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:05:03 AM): sabihin mo love ko na rin cya HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
*blah blah blah*
Maan (3/5/2008 2:06:11 AM): nway... when we landed na he said he had a special lunch date for us...
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:06:33 AM): wow! di pa dun nagtapos ang proposal! galing ni paul!
Maan (3/5/2008 2:06:40 AM): then he brought me dun sa resto where we will be doing our tinghun... the chinese resto with windows overlooking the ocean...
Maan (3/5/2008 2:06:54 AM): oo nga hahhaa!
Maan (3/5/2008 2:06:59 AM): nway... wen i got there i was so surprised OMG i stopped dead on my tracks coz i saw mommy and daddy and achi and the kids and paul's mom and dad and siblings all there waiting for us!!
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:07:18 AM): gosh! nakakaiyak naman yang c paul
Maan (3/5/2008 2:07:27 AM): i almost cried and didn't know wat to do... apparently everyone knew except for me!!! everyone was smiling but mommy was like naiiyak
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:07:48 AM): hahahahahahahaha of course! knowing your mom pa! hahahahahhahha
Maan (3/5/2008 2:07:51 AM): day before pla he went to see mommy and daddy na and told them he was going to propose na nga
Maan (3/5/2008 2:07:59 AM): he told them his plan and showed them my ring and told them that it wud be great if they wud be there at lunch to share the moment with us...
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:08:13 AM): wow! i HEART paul so much!
Maan (3/5/2008 2:08:14 AM): OO I WAS SHOCKED TO SEE MY MOM!! U KNOW MY MOM!!
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:08:15 AM): hahahhahahahahahah
Maan (3/5/2008 2:08:22 AM): BWAAHHAHAHAHHA
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:09:06 AM): grabe! iwill blog your story sa multiply ko
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:09:17 AM): natuwa ako ng sobra kay paul as in love na love ko na cya
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:09:19 AM): hahahahahhahah
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:09:29 AM): tipong, ipagtatanggol ko cya from you bwahahahahahahah
Maan (3/5/2008 2:10:18 AM): bwahahahhaa funny ka tlga jo!!
*blah blah blah*
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:18:18 AM): grabe MA! as in thiz iz it na tlga!
Maan (3/5/2008 2:18:42 AM): oo nga e... it still feels surreal to me!
Maan (3/5/2008 2:18:54 AM): sab ni paul 8mos na nya pinagplanuhan ito
Maan (3/5/2008 2:19:04 AM): ilang gabi na sya hndi makatulog
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:19:08 AM): HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:19:13 AM): buti nde pumalpak! hahahahah
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:19:21 AM): super worth it ung walang tulugan nights nya no!
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:19:30 AM): lahat ng tao ngayon for sure love na love cya hahahahahahahah
Maan (3/5/2008 2:19:55 AM): matagal na din daw nya nabili yung diamond stone ko tpos he had it custom made nung nakahanap sya ng setting na gsto nya
Maan (3/5/2008 2:20:08 AM): bwahahahha ganun?
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:20:12 AM): grabe!
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:20:23 AM): as in ang galing ni paul! romantiko pala yan e
Maan (3/5/2008 2:20:41 AM): oh meron palang konting kapalpakan... nagdala sya ng vdeo camera sa heli ride kc he wanted to tape it
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:20:51 AM): o tapos?
Maan (3/5/2008 2:21:17 AM): pero u know wat he totally missed recording the part where he gave me the ring hahaha
Maan (3/5/2008 2:21:24 AM): panu kc ang dami nya hawak... vdeo cam, card, ring, etc ayun he forgot to pindot "REC"
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:21:50 AM): HAHAHAHHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH
Maan (3/5/2008 2:22:01 AM): nakuha yung mga after na at naiiyak nako/naluluha
Maan (3/5/2008 2:22:18 AM): yung mga nsa kamay ko na yung ring...
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:22:18 AM): HAAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA
Maan (3/5/2008 2:22:27 AM): oo nga e hahahhahah!!
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:22:34 AM): anong sabi nya?
Maan (3/5/2008 2:22:37 AM): na-nerbyos masyado!
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:22:40 AM): hahahahahhahhaha
Maan (3/5/2008 2:22:52 AM): sab nya sayang daw!! he planned it so well pa nmn daw!
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:23:29 AM): hahahahahahhahahahahahah
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:23:45 AM): nde sayang yun kc lagi naman nasa heart and mind mo ung moment e HAHAHAHHAHA
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:23:51 AM): pati ung pilot
Maan (3/5/2008 2:26:24 AM): oo nga hahhaha
Maan (3/5/2008 2:26:34 AM): it really was amazing
Maan (3/5/2008 2:26:42 AM): lalo na wen i saw my parents
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:27:57 AM): onga, yun ung most special part of it all.. he didn't forget to share the special day and moment with your family
Maan (3/5/2008 2:28:13 AM): thats so true!
Maan (3/5/2008 2:31:19 AM): haaay buhay...
JoTan (3/5/2008 2:32:21 AM): parang life..
*blah blah blah*
>then Ma needed to eat dinner na, and Sofia arrived na, calling for her yaya --- ME
so we hugged each other goodbye na for now (cyempre, high tech hug)
hay! how i wish i could be there on their wedding day!
di bale, i will be there in spirit! :)
i HEART them so much!
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JoTan is a Foodie, Travel Enthusiast & she lives her everyday life as if it was the last."IT'S FOR THE EXPERIENCE" -- this is what she always tell people when she wants to do something FUN like Mountain Climbing, Rappelling on a Hanging Bridge (which was not determined if it was in good condition since it was a really old PNR Bridge), Eating Beef Liver SASHIMI (yes, the raw one) and even Jumping off the Plane at 15,000 feet.She also loves to share the new things she learned, her adventures and other personal encounters through this blog :)Send me a message:♥ firstname.lastname@example.org ♥