Nobody knows we were married.... I was then a 3rd year Psychology major university student while my husband was a coed in an electrical engineering field and a budding musician when we tied the knots and swear to love one another till death do us part..
Except that we don’t have a knot to tie us nor rings to bind our love. Actually we were both wearing Hanes t-shirt and jeans when the marriage rites were pronounced by Rev. Aquilino Navarro of the Manila City Hall in Taft Avenue Manila in March 21, 1985... As I told you, we were college students then when my boyfriend asked me to marry him; no fuss, no buzz... Actually it was a surprise, he picked me up in my college dormitory for a date then he brought me there and that was it.. And nobody knows..
For one reason, he married me because he loves me and we deeply love each other.. On the other hand it occurred to me that maybe he thought that the best remedy to a jealous girlfriend is to marry her to shut her up.. Hahaha..
You can’t blame me why I was a jealous girlfriend.. in a very small town such as ours, you are lucky to find a cute guy as handsome, talented and good-hearted as he is.. When I first met him, opps correction, actually when he first met me, he told me that I was running to meet up with my classmates. He said I was wearing my high school fatigue uniform in time for our COCC training.. I never saw him but he saw me.. He said that the first time he laid eyes on me, he felt curious as to who I am.. He said it was kind of 'love at first sight..'
We actually came from the same hometown called Baras, Rizal with a population of not over 24,000 in 1981. Such a small town so everybody almost knows everyone except the two of us.. I was a kind of ‘Home-School-Church’ kind of girl during that time and I only knew those around my circle. While him is one among the famous guys, playing music with his childhood buddies and doing what the 'trying-to-be-bad-boys' does.
Anyway, he found out that I was a choir member in our church and so he became a member too to get to know me. He approached me through his friends and we became acquainted and gradually became friends. He introduced me to his world and I actually became part of his buddies. They had a band called Orchids and d' Rose. They always picked me up during their practice and during those times, he found the courage to court me..(He doesn't know I already had huge crush on him..) He's such a rascal to others but a shy guy when in front of me.. Hehehe, I guess this cute guy really is in love, eh?
Well, that's how our love story goes..
It took a year before our parents realized that we were already married. It was by mere accident when my big brother found our marriage contract beneath my Psychological Testing (4th Edition) textbook by Anne Anastasi.. It was kind of dumb for me to use our secret marriage license as a book marker, but there it goes, the secret revealed.. The worst was, we never faced their wrath but then they decided to arrange a formal wedding in the church instead but we declined..
The confidence of youth.. we thought that we can take care of ourselves.. A trying-hard independent couple wanting to show the world that we can rule out and we can make it… And yes we're right, we did..
The wedding photo below was actually taken to commemorate our 21st wedding anniversary. We haven't had a formal wedding yet up to this date.. But here we are, still very much in love with each other as the times goes by..
We’ll soon be having our grand wedding of our 25th anniversary.. All of you are invited..
May the love flows on Valentines Day.. Happy hearts day everyone..!
This is us, today..
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