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This is not a paid ad nor did this take place in partnership with a pizza franchise. This is our proposal story.
We recently found out that my dear friend and former colleague, Sara, is getting married and got engaged a few days before our friend Nikki’s wedding last October 2018. We now dub it as “Sara And Her Secrets.” Haha! Didn’t notice her engagement ring, which she wore on a different finger as it was a few sizes bigger, she confessed. 😂 This brought me back to the day the #architecthusband proposed to me at Yellow Cab Pizza, one of our go-to local pizza joints.
For our 49th month as boyfriend-girlfriend, I wanted JS and I to celebrate over late dinner since I’ve had a long day at work. But he requested to have midnight snacks near our homes aka “tipid (budget) meals.” I gladly agreed (because, y’know, I was a very understanding girlfriend. LOL!), so he fetched me from work at past 10 in the evening.
JS: San mo gusto kumain, B? (Where do you want to eat?)
ABBIE: Hmmm… Puro closed na mga kainan sa South eh. Ano ba gusto mo? (Most places are already closed in the South. What do you want to eat?)
JS: Parang gusto ko ng pasta. (I think I want pasta)
ABBIE: Ah! Eh de mag Yellow Cab na lang tayo, favorite mo Charlie Chan chicken pasta, ‘di ba? At favorite ko naman ang pizza! Yum! (Then, let’s go for Yellow Cab! Their Charlie Chan chicken pasta is your favorite, right? While mine is their pizza!)
JS: Sige, Yellow Cab na lang tayo, B. (Sure, let’s go to Yellow Cab, then.)
So, we ordered pizza and pasta. When our food arrived, I immediately placed pasta on our plates before opening the pizza box.
ABBIE: [Opens the box of pizza] Wow! Hmmmm… [Gets a slice, puts it on the plate, and has a forkful of pasta]
JS: Hahaha! Ganyan talaga nagagawa ng gutom no, B? (That’s what hunger really does to you, huh?)
ABBIE: Hahahaha! Bakit ka tumatawa, B? (Why are you laughing?)
JS: Wala, sige kumain ka lang. (Nothing. Continue eating)
ABBIE: [Looks around and everyone else is laughing] Bakit, B? Bakit kayo lahat tumatawa? May dumi ba ko sa mukha? (Why? Why are you all laughing? Do I have dirt on my face?)
JS: Wala, basta. Kumain ka lang dyan. (Nothing. Just eat.)
ABBIE: Ayoko. Hindi na ko kakain hangga’t ‘di mo sa ‘kin sabihin. (Nope. I’m not gonna take another bite until you tell me what’s going on)
I, then, looked around the table, saw a note on the flap of the pizza box, and read it— fast.
ABBIE: Mag-popropose ka, B? (Are you proposing?)
Before he could fully kneel down and pop the question, I saw the ring, took it from the box, and put it on my own finger. Hahahaha!
ABBIE: Ang cute, B (How cute!)! Thank you! I love you! [Gives him a kiss]
JS: I love you, too!
ABBIE: San ba ‘to nilalagay (Where should I put it?), left or right? Hahahaha! [Googles on the phone]
And that’s the story of how my husband popped the question (you may read how we met here). Not only was he not able to ask it himself, he wasn’t able to put the ring on me, too. He knows me too well—from the sunflower engagement ring to the funny proposal (which I’m sure wasn’t intended to be that comedic. Haha!)—our engagement was very us! I called him out later that night for “grooming me” to agree to go to the pizza joint by saying he wanted pasta—had I suggested a different place how would the night have gone?
It was definitely a simple private proposal but I never would have wanted it any other way. What do you think? How would you want to be proposed to or how do you plan to propose to your partner? Or what’s your proposal story? Feel free to share it below, direct message me on Instagram, or send me a note at email@example.com.
PS: We’re so excited for Sara’s wedding happening NEXT WEEK! Yes! That soon! Hahahaha! She was so casual asking us “Do you have plans on April 27? Because I’m getting married!” Oh, “Sara And Her Secrets.”