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Loving since Y2k

Alfred and Vera – loving each other since year 2000.

14 years. Four.Teen.Years. It feels like a lifetime.

When we met I was a young, idealistic teenager, ready to save the world from its problems. His life evolved around his friends, his computer, and partly, his Magic cards. Today, we’re so different, yet still very much the same.

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It seems so trivial now, but back then, being able to watch Part 2 of a movie we saw a year or two prior seemed like a big deal. Like Stuart Little 1 and 2. Know what I mean?

We went from celebrating monthsaries, to counting years. From frequently quarreling, to sometimes flaring up.

January the 19th will always be a special day, no matter how we choose to spend it. This year, we went on a picnic with the rest of the family at Himlayang Pilipino. It was a day to remember Papa. He passed on two years ago and we all still miss him.

After the picnic, it was book hunting time at the NBS Warehouse Sale. We had cake too.

It was nighttime when we arrived home. The rest of the evening was for resting (him), and working (me). Yes, I unfortunately had to work on our anniversary.

We continued our celebration the next day. Nuat Thai was richer by 1k for giving us massages. We both got the hour and a half Swedish massage, and both snoozed (and snored), haha! Before heading home, we ate all the salmon sashimi we could at Tok-Yu Sushi Bar along Panay Avenue. It was a quick and cheap alternative to Omakase (which won’t open until 530PM), and our usual sashimi digs – Saisaki, Yakimix, or Vikings. We blew another 1K on food – money so well spent. Smile

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Sadly, the boyfriend had to work that evening, while I was finally on leave. He usually has Monday nights off, except that day (of all days, right?). It was another day apt with this kind of conversation that we had during the Christmas holidays when I didn’t have work but he did:

Alfred: Nakakatamad pumasok. Sana wala na lang akong pasok mamaya.

Vera: Well… Absent ka?

A: Hindi pwede eh.

V: Hindi tayo ganun eh.

A: Kung bakit ba kasi tinuruan ako ng NCO maging mabuting empleyado!

V & A: LOL

No matter, we got to spend time together and that’s what’s important. After all, what’s one night compared to the rest of our lives? Smile

We are so thankful for the years we’ve spent together and look forward to more. Surely, our family and friends who have been very supportive and enabling of our relationship deserves applause to. We couldn’t have stayed together by sheer will, it wasn’t all just US. So thank you, too. Smile

*Some background on that snippet of convo above. Both of us worked for NCO as newbies, me, almost two years before him. But one thing we really learned there as agents was to live and work with integrity. No cheating, no lies. We didn’t avoid calls, we didn’t abuse customers, and we weren’t irresponsibly absent from work. We also didn’t cheat nor manipulate our stats. Something we carry with us until now.


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22 Responses to “Loving since Y2k”

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tet January 22nd, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Sweet! Hehe. I envy you ’cause me and my boyfriend still has a long way to go. We are already on our 5th yr now!

Anyway, more years for both of you. Stay strong! :)
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Melgie January 22nd, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Super sweet naman! Congrats for the 14 awesome years and more to come.. and the food looks delicious.
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Lady Anne January 23rd, 2014 at 5:00 am

Awww. I got “kilig” while reading your love story! :) Happy Anniversary!
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Kat January 23rd, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Kilig! Happy anniversary! Cheers to many more years!
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JanzCrystalz/January January 23rd, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Happy Anniversary! 14 years and counting! :-)
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Van January 24th, 2014 at 6:17 am

So sweet, sis! Cheers to your 14 years of love and wishing you a lifetime together. Happy anniversary! :-)
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Mylene January 24th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Ang tagal nyo na. Happy anniversary. Oh how I missed sashimi!
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MariaWent2Town January 24th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Oh, 14 years and counting! Happy Anniversary.


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Allan January 25th, 2014 at 11:01 am

Wow! Tagal nyo na din… Congratulations for reaching this far and still strong.
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Marie January 25th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Happy anniversary to you guys!!!! fourteen years! wow!
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one by two movie online January 25th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

I really like what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever
work and exposure! Keep up the fantastic works guys I’ve added
you guys to my blogroll.
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Meikah Ybanez-Delid January 25th, 2014 at 11:41 pm

Wow, 14 years! Congratulations! Happy that you have found each other. ;) I am also drooling on your sashimi! =p~
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verabear Reply:

Thank you Meikah! How we met is an even sweeter story. hehe


Meikah Ybanez-Delid Reply:

Oh, write about it, too! :)
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Eliz Frank January 26th, 2014 at 1:30 am

What a beautiful story… Happy Anniversary to both of you! Maintaining a relationship takes a lot of work and many fail… I applaud you.
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verabear Reply:

Thank you so much. :)



kimmy January 26th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

aawww! that was so sweet! Happy Anniversary.. i wish you more love and happiness.
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WAHM Blogger January 26th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Time flies by so fast when you’re with the right person. Happy 14th anniversary!
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Jhari February 8th, 2014 at 9:11 am

Awwww…. this is so sweet. Happy Anniversary Vera and bf :)
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farida February 13th, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Wow, you’ve been together for a looong time! It’s rare to see couples last that long these days and I am happy for your milestone. I-next level na ang relationship :)


verabear Reply:

Hehe, it’s in the *works* hahahha :)



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