the proposal

Posted by abie on 4:00 PM

lotr 3 winning ticket
how he propose....

let me start first by telling you how howell pop the question. actually, howell propose 3 years ago (2001). i was sent by my company for a one month training in canada and pagbalik ko, he propose over dinner. na miss siguro ako ng husto kaya naisipang mag propose :-). we decided to have our wedding dec 2002. pero noong january 2003, the sister of my mom was diagnosed with cancer. stage 4 na daw and she only have 6 months to live. close talaga ang family namin kaya all of us are really affected by the sad news plus the fact that howell and i are really close sa aunt ko na to. so we decided to postpone our wedding na lang coz we think this is not the rigth time for us to celebrate.

mga mid of last year, nagka problema kami ni howell. we are always quarreling and i ended up returning to him the ring that he gave me when he proposed. sabi ko, balik na lang nya sa akin yun if he is really ready to get married and if he is really sure that it is me he wants to marry.

eventually, after some talks, kaunting iyakan, and compromising naayos din namin problema namin and we are one happy couple ulit. sabi nya sa akin, he will propose again kaya hindi pa nya binabalik yung ring and he promised that he will make it big this time.

so the proposal.......

i told him that me and my friends are planning to watch the premiere of the LOTR 3. so we ordered the tickets from our friend. i did not know na he is planning something pala. he talked to the organizers of the premiere nigth (with the help of my best friend's bf <-- coz he knows someone from the organizers) and he asked them to give him even just a couple of minutes para makapag salita sa unahan bago mag start yung movie. sabi ng organizers, hindi daw pwede unless mag bayad sya ng certain amount of money para maging sponsor sya. after daw nyang tawaran yung fee (coz the organizers are asking him to pay 15,000 to be one of the sponsors) and agreed on a certain amount, ayun nag start na sya mag plan ng proposal nya....

december 22, 2003/sm megamall/cinema 10

nagulat ako kse he was on time when he picked me up at the office.....sabi ko baka excited lang sa movie. so when we arrived at megamall, madami na nakapila. mga 1.5 hrs din ata kami nag intay. so finally nagpapasok na and nagstart na yung program. before mag start yung movie, may mga pa raffle pa yung mga sponsors. nagulat ako kse his number was called as the winner of the grand price. i was so excited pa nga when his number was called. then binigay sa kanya yung microphone ng emcee then sabi nya "can i take 5 minutes of your time?" after hearing him say that, parang naghinala na ako na he is up to something.......so i was asking the bf of my best friend if he knows something coz i know they have been calling and texting each other recently and he was just laughing...so syempre yung mga audience nagsigawan ng "boooo" dahil ang tagal na nilang nag intay tapos eto si howell, gusto pang mag speech....pero he still goes on with his speech kahit puro "booo" ang nakuha nya sa audience....so here goes howell's speech

howell: "The beginning of the story was a narration about the history of the ring. It was told that there were several rings created, 9 for the kings, 7 for the elves, the other one for the dwarves, and the ONE RING that will rule all the other rings."

audience: "BOOOOOO...alam na namin yan"

howell: Tolkien did not know that there was another ring created that cannot be ruled by the ONE RING. This ring is very special, that it is the reverse of the ONE RING. If the ONE RING is about darkness and evil, the other ring is about Love and Happiness. And I have that ring. I will only give this ring to the one I love as a sign of my love and fidelity. And tonight, I will gladly part with this ring in return of her love, so Ms. Abigail Joy Ramos, I give you thsi ring. Will you marry me?"

audience clapping

memorize ko daw ba yung speech nya??...he gave me the copy of his speech (his kodigo) when we got home and i still have that copy....of course hindi nya talaga na recite perfectly yung prinepare nyang speech coz i know how nervous he was....

after his speech, hindi na nag "booooo" yung audience...nagpalakpakan sila and i even hear some girls shout "i love you"....i was really shaking when i heard him asked the big question. hindi ako tumatayo sa seat ko and my friends are all asking me to stand up and go in front. i was really nervous kse ang dami talagang tao sa loob ng movie house and nahihiya ako tumayo...pero syempre i still managed to stand up and go in front coz i know howell is there waiting for me. so i stood up and howell meet me at the center. sinuot nya sa akin yung ring, we hug and the audience was shouting "kiss...kiss'' howell kissed me and hinila ko na sya pabalik sa upuan namin coz i was still shaking....:-)

it was really a nigth worth remembering. i did not expect kse howell can do something like that. it was indeed a unique proposal na pwede ko ikwento hanggang sa mga magiging apo ko...:-)


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after reading the blogsite of some w@wies, i was inspired to create our own blog spot. how i wish matagal na ako nag create ng blog para na log ko talaga lahat during our wedding preps. 'nyway, i still have two months for our wedding preps and our whole life together as husband and wife.


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