Promise ring

No shocker this post is about a promise ring, but it’s not just about any promise ring. It is a  diamond ring sent from Kentucky to Manila, paid for in Texas. You see we’re living in a borderless world. Dec 2, 2016 Manila–The morning after I got back home from my two-week vacation in Singapore, my … More Promise ring

His cheerleader

“Every LDR couple know it is difficult, but if both of you genuinely want it, you’ll find ways to make your relationship work…and you become creative too!” Yesterday afternoon, Malachite battled out two 5.0-level men’s doubles matches in an amateur USTA tennis tournament together with his tennis buddy JF. I probably am more frantic than he is … More His cheerleader

Three big words

Today I heard the words that I shall remember forever. Malachite finally said it to me. The tone, volume, intonation–everything in the way he said it for the first time is etched in the deep corners of my brain. I can hear it play in my head exactly how he uttered them, and every time it makes … More Three big words

Am I ready?

THE BRITNEY SPEARS SYNDROME A.K.A. THE “LUCKY” I’ve never had a boyfriend, and in three days I will turn 24. It no longer surprises me that this fact surprises people. I have gotten too many “No kidding?” and “You gotta be lying!” to react any differently. In fact I have crafted the best answer when I deal … More Am I ready?

This is our story

In our call a few days ago, Malachite and I read our previous Skype exchanges from 4 months ago, and were amazed by how much we’ve progressed in our relationship! Although we are not officially together yet, there’s no denying that we have indeed gotten very close to one another in over a little less than 5 months. … More This is our story