Hey Francine, makulit ka, but you’re sweet kaya sige na. Anyway, I’m game for it.
This tag is simple. If you feel comfortable and your better half does too, you can post a picture of him in your blog ( but if not a description will do). It can be a baby picture or anything that you like with the following:
1. First name: if he doesn’t like his name plastered all over the internet, a pet name will do.
2. How and where did you meet?
4. Your plans 20 to 30 years from now.
First of all, Frank’s name and face is plastered all over this blog, hence posting his picture is irrelevant, right? My husband is not camera shy. Getting him to pose all the time is really easy(o say nyo?).
It was really meant to be and bound to happen when we met. It was one of those usual 30 day break from work when I met him. Coming to the US then, was my fave vacation and New York for me was the best US destination because of the allure of shopping. I knew him through my sister, whose been living in New York for more than 20 years. Wala lang, nakita ko na siya before pa on my previous visits. Para formal na mag-start to date, he started calling me more often on the phone. Then we decided one day to go out and meet up at the Barnes & Nobles Bookstore in the Village. We then had dinner( it’s not even actually dinner, because it was like 3:00 p.m.) at Monte’s (an Italian Resto). We parted ways after that . Ganun lang. At the end of my vacation though, it was pretty clear that there was something between the two of us. We went out for dinner 3 times before I finally went back to Manila. Then the overseas calls started to become more frequent. It was kind of frustrating because, when he’d call at night (N.Y. time) I’d be in the office working. By the time I’m home at night (P.I. time), he’d be at work. So, how’s that for a long distance romance? Balik ako to NY dalawang beses. Then balik ulit kami sa overseas calls. Till one day, I decided to take a job offer as a marketing consultant in a home care agency.It was offered to me in one of my previous visits. So off I said goodbye to my “wonderful” life in the Philippines. I emptied my apartment in Makati(stored some pieces I wanted to keep in my parents house and gave away tons and tons of accumulated pieces I love so much but just wouldn’t be able to bring with me), flew back to New York and the rest is history.
Frank is very loving and patient with a capital P. Sa kamalditahan ko ba naman, I still have yet to hear him raise his voice. After almost 8 years of marriage even if he’s somewhat angry, that baritone, golden voice is still in check. And oh by the way, I fell in love with the voice bago siya. He is very flexible, easy to please, responsible and a great provider. Best of all, sssshhhhh, he is spoiling me to death! I get what I want , when I want it(wink).
In the next 20-30 years, we’ll be retired by then. We plan to have two places and it can be anywhere in the world, so that we can stay in one of them when the weather is not favorable (i.e. summer in Florida is bad, so that going to a colder place is an option). Hopefully we’d still be up to travelling so we can continue our journey and complete that one dream of seeing the world, hopefully lahat(to date, we’ve only seen that much, pwede ba yun?).