Our Silver Anniversary

Let me start this special occasion by walking down memory lane. No present and future exist without the past that reminds us when, where and how it all began. So, without further ado, here are the detailed accounts of our love story.

"Anniversary Cake"
Our simple anniversary cake

THE FIRST GLANCE
Just like any other boring day of the week, I still found myself sitting on that chair inside that seemingly boring office as well. Someone knocked at the door and before I got there to open it, a guy in a blue shirt entered only to ask me, "Nandyan ba si Amy?" (Is Amy around?) That was a brief glance. The very first time I laid eyes on him. It was 14 February 1994, more than twenty-five years back.

THE COURTSHIP
That short meeting was followed by a few more acquaintances and several talks on the phone. His voice struck me. Actually, that’s one trait I like most about him. He always had a way to surprise me. He often paid unexpected visits. He would come to the office all the way from Cavite where he was assigned, wearing that so familiar camouflage jacket... waited for hours until I finished my work for the day.

THE CARD
After almost two months of constantly dating, I formally accepted him. That was April 8 of the same year. I gave him a card... a card with two diamonds meaning he won over my heart because he got the highest one.

THE TERM OF ENDEARMENT 
Sweetheart...
Honey...
Cutie...
Baby or Babe...
Cupcake, Darling, Sugar pie, Buttercup...

There are a lot more terms of endearment we can use to address our loved ones or describe a person for various reasons. It's our unique way of calling those people dear to us. It's our means of expressing deep affection. But I preferred a unique one for me and my hubby... me as MYE and he as PYE.

THE COUPLE
Some trivia about us:

  • You're All I Need by White Lion is our memorable song not our theme song
  • April 8, 1994, was the day we became BF/GF
  • January 18, 1995, was our Civil Wedding
  • July 8, 1998, was our Church Nuptial (number 8 means infinity)
  • We were born in the same year and month... JUNE 1968. He was on the 23rd and I was on the 29th
  • I am the eldest of 4 and he is the youngest of 4 

"Our Silver Anniversary by Simplymarrimye"
Civil Wedding at Pasig City Hall, 18 Jan 1995

"Pye and Mye"
This is what I call FATE... God showed us the way to each other and brought us to one place called HOME.

Twenty-five years brought us joy and pain but here we are, keeping our promise of forever despite all the struggles we've been through and the challenges of life we've overcome. We are bonded by love for each other and our faith in God.

Every single day that will pass and every single day that will follow... is always a fresh start.

Healing



We have our own share of heartaches. Our past mistakes will serve as lessons that will guide us in our future relationship. If love is not meant to be, let go and move on. Whatever you deserve will surely come, in perfect time. Rest your heart until it gains strength to beat again. 


"Healing by simplymarrimye"


YouTube, Now Streaming

So, what's keeping you busy these days? Work.. a lot of stressful work in the office, at home, in school. Everyone is preoccupied with all sorts of things.

We now live in a world where digital technology reigns and people are connected through social media like FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube.These are designed to allow users to share thoughts, photos, and videos. However, these platforms can also be used to monetize social media accounts.

When it comes to online videos, YouTube is the most popular in the Philippines. Any Filipino with a smartphone can create content and upload it online. Contents may be your day-to-day activities, special occasions, travels and the like. So how can you monetize it?

Get your channel ready to earn:

Step 1: Enable your channel for monetization.

Step 2: Connect your YouTube channel to an AdSense account in order to earn money and get paid for your monetized videos.

Step 3: Take a minute to get to know the kinds of videos you can monetize and the different ad formats.

While here are the Top 10 Most Popular Types of Videos on YouTube

  1. Unboxing 
  2. Educational 
  3. Favorites/Best Of 
  4. Tag or Challenge 
  5. Haul 
  6. Comedy/Skit 
  7. Gaming 
  8. Vlogs
  9. How-To
  10. Product Reviews

I have my YouTube channel here and you're invited to subscribe anytime but I wish to share this video of my niece, Claire Dave and her significant other, Third. Their maiden voyage on being content creators. Enjoy watching!!!





"Nabaling Pakpak"



Sa isang iglap
ang ngiti mo
wari’y lumisan
Namalas ang tamlay 
sa iyong mga mata
Kagyat naglaho ang 
talino, sigla at saya.

Pagkabagot at inip
ang umuulayaw 
sa bawat araw 
na magdaan
Ang makita ka
sa ganitong kalagayan
sadyang kumukurot 
sa aking kaibuturan.

Ang talas 
ng iyong isip
napudpod na 
parang lapis
Nabura ang alaala ng 
mga numero at letra
Mga dating kaalaman
naligaw kung saan.

Di tiyak kung kailan
muli mabubuhay
ang bawat himaymay
na nawalan ng malay


Kalusugan ay
tunay na kayamanan
Ngayon ito’y pahalagahan
at ingatan.

Nawa’y dinggin
ng Maykapal
ang aking 
bawat dasal
Hangad ko ang iyong 
ganap na kagalingan
Ipagkaloob Nyang muli 
ang ‘yong kalakasan.

Sa iyong braso’y
may nakaguhit na agila
na tulad mo, animo’y
nanlumong bigla
Subalit buo ang
aking paniniwala na
ang pakpak na nabali
ay lilipad na muli.


Love is a Battlefield



Love is a 
battlefield. 
We may lose 
if we are weak.. 
We may win 
if we are strong. 

Either way, we emerge as victors 
because love is worth fighting for.

love is a battlefield - simplymarrimye

Moving On

The pain of moving on and letting go is unbearable. It can take years for someone to heal and for others, a lifelong process. The intensity of pain depends on the person experiencing it. Nobody can avoid being hurt.. It's never easy to forgive and forget especially when the pain is deep.


moving on by simplymarrimye



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Choose Happiness


choose happiness - simplymarrimye


There's a difference between
being happy ang being successful

There are people
who are blessed with so much
yet wear a fake
smile on their face

There are some who 
easily get what they want
yet never value
what they have

Others may have abundance 
in wealth and power
but still feel sad, uncontented
and alone

You may be on top of the world
but your success is nothing
when your heart is 
empty and unhappy.

"Huling Kabanata"

Napapad kung saan
ang tanging pangarap ko.
Tinangay ng hangin
tinaboy sa malayo.
Nasaktan ang damdamin
takot nang mabigo.
Natitirang pag-asa'y
bigla pang naglaho.


Huling Kabanata - simplymarrimye

Ilang beses nang bumuo
ng isang kastilyo.
Inakalang matatag
matibay ang pagkakatayo.
Nadaanan lamang
ng mahinang bagyo,
nabuwal ang haligi't
kisap-mata'y gumuho.


Huling Kabanata - simplymarrimye

Kailan ba matatapos
matagal na paghihintay?
May dahilan pa kaya
ang magtiwala ng tunay?
Matatagpuan pa kaya
ang tinakdang kaugnay
nitong pusong sadyang
nawalan nang malay.


Huling Kabanata - simplymarrimye

(Photos from the web)