Thursday, October 21, 2010


The only things I need in life are air, water and food. Or so I think.

Well I do know I don't need a diamond ring. But then Ken gave me one to make the engagement valid not only for the world to see but also for me to know that he is truly going to go forth with the commitment of marriage. We are forging a life together. Which mean I will no longer be alone because we will stand strong as a united front against the world.

When something bad would happen in my life he is the only person that I would turn to, and I know that he felt the same way.

When I saw the ring, it was like- Wow! This is real!

Ok, I'll be honest. He made me picked the ring. But I have never gone through the process before, and I find it insane to have to wear daily something so expensive! I knew I won't be able to wear such jewelry in Manila or I'll get my finger cut off if a robber sees it. No one wear a genuine jewelry in the streets of Manila for fear of being robbed or worst, die of it.

So, what do I do? As far as I am concern, this ring symbolizes a lifetime of unconditional, and immeasurable love. I can't compare a lifetime of love to the size of the diamond. The quality of love is priceless.

However, they do say a diamond symbolizes forever. That is why I got a diamond engagement ring when he pops the big proposal and I know this is a gift I will cherish for the rest of my life.

How did he proposed? It was very sweet and a very "his" type of proposal.

I had always thought one had to get engaged in a fancy restaurant or in a very special place for the couple. But no, he pops the question while we are seated inside the car while driving around town aimlessly.

Oh well, I now know that its still just as special if you get engaged sitting in the car in front of fields of corn and beans!


Tracey said...

WHATTTTTT?????????????????? OMG!
I need an email with much more information & photographs PLEASE! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
OH, Congratulations!!xxxxxxxxxxx

bad penny said...

Congratulations Odette. Your ring is beautiful & enjoy wearing it when you can xxx

Sid Brechin said...


and to risk sound Trek like may you both Live Long Prosperous Lives.

Mimi said...

OMG Odette!I am so happy for you!
The ring is beautiful.
Ken sounds like a great guy.
Hugs, Mimi

Odette said...

thank you all! i know that marriage proposal can be funny and romantic or maybe both, and mine sure is!
yes, mimi he is such a wonderful guy.

Prez of Es said...

Odette!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know you're blushing already but more details please! I'm so happy for you (and sooo sorry for the extremely delayed reply-PC was down)! Please divulge (what you can) of this romantic moment.

And congratulations to Ken for finding such a special bride. His choice of proposal setting rocks, by the way.

Angry American said...

Sorry thins didn't work out. About the only ring I could've afforded was something from a gum ball machine.

But, I'm still here when you need to talk.


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