Once upon a normal Tuesday night, P asked D out on a dinner date to celebrate some career milestones. So she came home from work and got dressed in this:
ratty old sweater, skorts from The Ramp, H&M sunglasses, Vince Camuto heels
P told her not to wear a "schlepping outfit" so she skipped over her go-to denim cut-offs and sandals.
Instead, she whipped out a new pair of skorts in this pretty summery floral print!
Also, the obsession with these wire necklaces continue with this cool silver and turquoise bib.
Take note, she stacked on her usual array of rings, including this 3-finger knuckle duster.
So off they went, back to the Fort area where they had just spent an 8-hour work day. The restaurant of choice? Mamou, one of P's favorite steak places in Manila. They settled in for a nice, quiet evening with (really) good food and conversation.
It began with a soft shell crab salad, a P and D favorite. This one had a nice balsamic dressing and a fairly generous amount of delicious crab.
Afterwards, they started to tuck into some of Lorenzo's truffle cream pasta, a nice complement to what was to follow.
Finally, P's highly anticipated rib-eye (juicy, flavorful, and well-seasoned) served with
some baked mashed potatoes and
With their bellies full and their appetites satiated, D started to wind down for the evening. P, on the other hand, had started squirming anxiously in his seat. With sweaty palms and butterflies and steak in his stomach, he told D that he was going to make a quick dash for the bathroom before they headed home.
When he got up, D promptly reached for his iTouch and started playing a mean round of Temple Run. Engrossed and oblivious, she became lost in the game with matching head movements and gasps.
Upon P's return, the usual calm and ambient music suddenly turned into a loud, pulsating beat. And then this happened: (press play but better viewed on YouTube)
So if you were too lazy or just not interested in watching the 4-minute video, we're happy to announce that we're engaged! Hurray! It's been about five years since we started dating, almost two years since we started chronicling our adventures and now we're absolutely elated to take the plunge.
|The only ring that will take up a permanent spot on my hand! I can't seem to match any of my crazy rings (especially the knuckle duster that P yanked off when he knelt down) with this one but I really couldn't care less. :)|
It's been such an incredible ride and now we're facing the daunting yet thrilling task of planning a wedding. We'll try to keep this blog current so that anyone who wishes to can be right there with us. :)
If you have any suggestions or tips on anything, we'd appreciate any help we can get.
2012 is shaping up to be a good one...