Then comes the engagement night. I had a 10-day vacation last April 10. Sa Singapore pa lang, nagtitingin na ako ng ring. Magaganda ang ring, kakasilaw ang mga diamonds, magaganda at nakakasilaw din ang presyo. Kaya siguro lumabo mata ko. Being a resident of Bulacan for almost 3 decades, I know na ang Bulacan e gawaan talaga ng mga jewelry. Kaya I decided to buy Pinoy-made. While she was in the office, I went to search jewelry shops for the one ring. Finally, I made it. I knew it was the ring I’ve been looking for and it will be the night, the perfect time to propose. We met at the LRT. While standing, I was having a hard time to hide the ring in my pocket, since she was sitting in front of me. We got to her home and got some clothes because we’re schedule to have a massage.
She told her mom na meron daw akong sasabihin sa kanila. Sabi niya magpopropose daw ako. Bigla kong naisip na dun na lang ako magpropose, pero at the back of my mind I must do the plan that I have. Pagpunta sa spa, matagal pa daw before magkaroon ng vacant slot, kaya nag dinner muna kami. At the restau, nag-order kami ng pizza at pasta. Tapos I asked her “Di ka ba nagsasawa?” She replied “Hindi. Ikaw?” I told her “Oo”. She became silent. No word left her mouth. I asked her “Ano pang order natin?” At in her very mataray at masungit way na pagsasalita “Wala, naka-order na tayo di ba?”
From that moment, I knew my plan worked. She was angry, or should I say, very mad at me. That was the time to propose. Kinuha ko yung ring sa bulsa ko, before pa niya ako sampalin at I popped the question “Will you marry me? Sawa na akong maging boyfriend mo......” I didn’t have the chance to put the ring on her finger nor she said yes immediately sa akin. Kasi she cried on my shoulder and sobbed like a child. Pinagtitinginan kami ng staff nung restaurant. Baka inaakala nila nag-break up kami. I explained to her na plan ko yun at hindi ako nagsasawa sa relationship naming. Finally, I managed to place the one ring on the finger of the girl that I truly love and want to be my partner for life. I always hope and pray that we’ll be together, forever.