Japanese food is one of Dane and I’s go-to cuisine whenever we eat out. Aside from Japan having an amazing culture, Japanese food is definitely delicious. So when I got the chance to plan our 4th anniversary celebration, it was an easy choice to make. All I had to do was pick…. from hundreds or … More RESTAURANT REVIEW: Nobunaga Izakaya Robatayaki Japanese Restaurant in Malate, Manila
Yesterday was Dane and I’s 4th anniversary as boyfriend and girlfriend. To make things a little bit different, I decided to be the one to plan our activities for the day. Our celebration ‘started’ the day before, when Dane sent flowers to my home. I still always get giddy when I get them even after … More Celebrating Our Last Anniversary Before Getting Married
Dane and I attended our 5th marriage counseling class today. The topic focused on communication intimacy as a couple and we have picked up quite a few things from this session. Here are the 13 communication rules in a relationship we learned: Remember you are an adult Children demand their way or feel threatened. Throwing … More 13 Communication Rules in a Relationship We Learned in Marriage Prep Class
In early 2021, I published a post in Thought Catalog highlighting the difficulties of a relationship during the pandemic. When I wrote this post, it was very evident that I missed Dane. Pre-pandemic, we only see each other twice a month, thrice if it was at all possible. But when the surge of COVID-19 cases … More Another 132,937 Minutes
Being in a relationship is a responsibility, but it shouldn’t be difficult if there are two people making an effort to make it work. … More 3 Mindful Ways to Maintain a Healthy Relationship
The last sentence in one of my old blog posts talking about depression was, “..And once I heal from all this, maybe it’s time to forgive my dad, too.” It took getting engaged for me to even remotely consider forgiving my dad. When Dane proposed, one of the first things that came to mind was … More Forgiveness and Next Chapter
Would you look at that. Who knew lol. Last Saturday, April 2nd, Dane asked me to marry him. It wasn’t grand, there were no flash mobs, string quartet, or any of those bells and whistles. It was just us—private, sentimental, emotional—back to the place we first officially dated. I cried. He took me to a … More Life Update: We’re Engaged!!