Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Not so long ago, in the year of the Lord, a love story (maybe one you haven't heard yet) blossomed between two destined hearts in the most unexpected circumstances.
He came from the "Land of Promise". He was born and raised in the city hailed as "Fruit Basket of the Philippines. He studied Accounting but for some reason landed himself in the IT world. His employment to one of the biggest IT Company made the way for this Davaoeno to move to Manila.
She came from the "Queen City". She took up one of the difficult courses - BS Applied Physics which should have paved her way to the academe or the research laboratory yet IT opportunity knocked on her door. She accepted the job offer from Accenture which made the way for this Cebuana to move to Manila.
There in the capital city of the Pearl of the Orient Seas, they started building their individual careers and YES they worked for the same IT company but NO they did not meet there (you might have thought they did).
She is a devoted Christian and amidst the busy career life she found a way to nourish her spiritual life through the CFC-SFC Christian Life Program on September 2008. He on the other hand though not so devoted, he is a believer and through the encouragement of his housemates/friends, he joined the CFC-SFC Christian Life Program. Amazingly, through Christ they met!
What they have was not love at first sight or at second sight. They started out as brother and sister in Christ then as good friends but not that close at first. They were in the same circle of Accenture-SF-Bisaya friends. She is shy but devoted in her service. He has his own world but is full of wisdom. They both strengthen their spiritual faith through service in the CFC community.
This is the time that he realized how great a woman she is. He got well and was back to normal but not the beats of his heart because by then he realized he loves her. He started courting her. She was not transparent of what she feels about him. She was a certified NBSB and inexperienced in terms of romantic relationships. Months passed and he continues to pursue her. She prayed and prayed everyday asking God if he is the man for her.
She prayed and he prayed. And God gave them the answer. On the night of the 11th of January 2010, she revealed her love for him too and they became official couple but this isn't the happily ever after yet.
Like every other relationships, theirs was tested too the moment she had to go back to her homeland for good as she promised her family. Long distance relationship would really get tough eventually and they are not an exemption. They manage at first through the modern communication technology and regular visit to each other. Distance makes their hearts grow wander and some doubts.
This is the start of the love story of Choco and Kring-kring. Made in the Philippines. Triggered by Ondoy. Founded by God. This is destiny. This is meant-to-be.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wonder why you make me glee
everytime you'll come out I see
rising in the east
or settling in the west
you're such a beauty to glance
never that i let go of a chance
you mesmerize me the way you shine
or the way you spread your every ray line
You give me hope. give me light
give me reason to continue to fight
Oh I can't wait to see you again
and witness what bright tomorrow brings
This poem was written at dawn. Inspired by that someone sitting beside me while watching everyone swimming. This is a metaphor of the state of our relationship. It's in a new beginning, a hopeful journey shared by the two of us with irreplaceable roles in each other's life. This is a SHARED ADVENTURE.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
and a longing to feel the touch of nature;
there is something the winds are telling me,
thought I heard them say:
"You needed some time with yourself and away;
away from this noisy, stressful and busy city."
Asked God for peace of heart, mind and soul;
He gave me the opportunity to be peaceful;
Asked Him for a day that is stress-free,
He gave me the chance to meet serenity.
"Maybe I just needed sometime with myself and away;
Away from the pains, issues and chaos of this city."
We all are living our lives. Aren't we?
Make ourselves masters at what we do best
sometimes not minding our impact on the rest.
Thought I needed myself some time and away,
Away from this stressful, noisy and busy city;
But all I actually needed is again to be ready,
facing some painful truth and the inevitable reality.
Cause this is life, the life I've been living
IN THIS CITY