Sorry for being MIA—you know how summers are extremely hectic for us! And whenever I have time to spare, I usually spend it reading Kevin Kwan’s books. I have just finished reading Crazy Rich Asians, and I’m now on to China Rich Girlfriend.
Because I’m not really updated, it’s only recently I’ve discovered Kevin Kwan. And yes, only because of Kris Aquino. Hahaha! Kevin Kwan’s books are amusing and entertaining—exactly what I need to relax after a long, tiring day. I have no time for pa-deep and intellectually stimulating books this summer. Try reading them after a long day—you’ll be glued!
I’ve been so glued to Kevin Kwan’s books that I’ve been ignoring Randy for some nights now. Looking back, I feel guilty. Despite all of his workload this summer, he’s still very sweet to me (unlike in the past years when I would be tiptoeing around him during the summer, fearing I might step on any landmine that’s his temper).
But prior to my discovery of Kevin Kwan’s books, I would reciprocate his lambing. Like some nights ago when we were talking and cuddling in bed (not post- or pre-coital—wholesome landian lang, hehe)
I: Babe, pansin mo ba, ang ganda ko these days?
Randy: Maganda ka naman talaga.
I: Oo, pero pansinin mo, iba ang ganda ko ngayon?
Randy, looking at me: Ganun pa rin naman, maganda ka naman lagi.
I: Pero pansinin mo! Tamo, tamo ‘yung skin ko—‘di ba glowing? Ang bright pa ng mata ko. Tapos…
Then I broke into laughter, and said…
I: Ano ba ‘yan, para akong ‘yung babae sa pinanood nating video na fishing for kilig tapos ‘yung asawa n’ya kung anu-anong technicality and pinagsasasabi. E kung pinagbigyan n’ya na lang ‘yung asawa n’ya na marinig ang gusto nyang maring, eh di tapos ang usapan!
Randy laughed with me, because he has also seen the video.
Here, let me share it with you:
Hahahahaha! Stressed na stressed ako kay Kuya Joe! Mga hirit n’ya about thoughts, HAHAHA! Then when Ate said that she is rare, he said everyone is rare naman talaga. #basag
And finally, when Ate was asking Kuya Joe what he’ll do if someone tried to steal her away, his replies were so anti-climactic!!! May mga volition-volition pang nalalaman. But notice how the wife was paraphrasing her question just to finally hear him say what she wanted to hear. Although that kiss in the end made up for the guy’s density, in fairness.
That video made me think: Are guys really this dense?!? Doesn’t Kuya Joe get that his wife was merely coaxing him to say words that will make her the most beautiful girl his eyes ever laid on? I think that even the most pragmatic girl, lady or woman would admit that Yes, alam kong nambobola ka lang pero ituloy mo lang! Sige lang, go lang! Make me feel like pinag-aagawan ako!
It kind of brought me back into my teenage years when I was this immature girl who read too many fairy tales and watched to many soap operas. My idea of love was so embarrasingly shallow that I’m cringing right now. Gusto ko dati laging may drama. ‘Pag walang drama, boring. Hindi true love.
Example, when my college boyfriend would visit me at my dorm and we would talk in the gazebo, I would “accidentally” leave my phone (Nokia 6210 pa ‘yun, hahaha!) in the gazebo with my boyfriend while I go to the washroom. My boyfriend would of course check it, and see text messages from this other boy (who he knows is my and my dormmates’ crush!) He would see that this boy was nagpaparamdam, even if it’s really nothing more than a harmless flirtation. But oh how I enjoyed seeing him get insanely jealous! And until he somehow admits he’s jealous and he will fight to keep me, my paselos saga will continue. Drama Queen meets Dense Boy!
Anyway, I’ve matured. My new mantra is the less drama, the better. Since we got married, Randy has never been jealous because I’ve never give him any reason to be jealous of anyone (naks!) But that doesn’t mean I no longer want him to make me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world, and how much he wants to lay the world at my feet. I’m sure all wives agree with me on this!
So husbands (including you, Randy!), when we ask you hypothetical questions, these lines would always work:
- I feel so blessed you’re my wife, and I don’t think I could love anyone as much as I love you.
- Walang-wala ‘yung ganda ni _______ sa ganda mo.
Say these lines convincingly (with additional sentences related to these precepts, and none of that volition-volition), and I guarantee a happy wife. And you know what they say: Happy wife, happy life.