08 October 2015

Will You Marry Me? : Her Side.

Oh yes everyone, I am now promoted to another status. No longer in a relationship according to Facebook, but is now engaged with my best friend. *smiles widely*

I thought that it will be fun to know from both sides in regards to this engagement thing. I will share first since he's going to take forever to write it out, and please please appreciate his post more because the deal for him to tell all  the details is for me to give him a massage. ONE HOUR MASSAGE. If you don't know, one hour of massage is super long when you are the person massaging, not if you're the one being massaged.

So, please do read many many times because it comes with a price. Heh. 

I can't say entirely that I did not see it coming because we did talked about getting married and stuff so I kinda know that it will happen, but it didn't occur to me that it was going to be this year! If you remember not too long ago, I blogged about The Perfect Proposal Ring, where I share about the openness we both have when it comes to getting that 'perfect ring'. 

I never knew that he had already bought the ring in July because in August and September, actually right up to days before our backpack trip begins, he was still bringing me to shops to look for rings. Sneakily showing me different designs of diamond rings to see which one I would prefer more when all this while, he had already gotten the perfect rock. Hah. Sneaky ah Muthu.

Many people asked me if I had any suspicion that he would pop the question during this backpack trip, and honestly, the answer is no. 

120% no. 

It had NEVER occur to me that there is any chance at all that he would be proposing during this trip, well since I thought he still hasn't buy the ring and we have friends travelling together and my ring is still probably lying around in one of the shops at Queensbay Mall. Mainly because of the ring.

And probably because he also 'accidentally' showed me a Whatsapp message to a very good friend of his, saying things like 'he would most likely only propose next year'. So, okay lah. 

Now that I'm writing down this, I realized what a sneaky boy he is. Dropping these kind of hints so that I do not suspect anything. He's good. 

So, I was ready to face the question at the end of the year to next year. NOT IN SEPTEMBER! AND DEFINITELY NOT WHEN WE ARE TRAVELLING!

Some people said to me, "For sure you suspect or expect a little bit since it's all girls' dream to get proposal during travels.."

Errr. Not for this case. Seriously not for this case. I don't know why it never crossed my mind that he MAY ask during the trip. I think its best to say that if he had not shown me all that sneaky hints, I probably would have suspected big time. So, he did really good in covering up I have to admit.

I used to tell him to plan the proposal with my sisters because if he did it on his own, I probably would be able to predict when he was gonna ask. Heh. Wrong me. SNEAKY!

Ohh and I think maybe also because he purposely asked me to pack his bags with him to maybe like show me that there is no ring in there! Hah. Not that I was aware of it, because I really thought he was only gonna get it end of the year. Wahhh, feel so cheated wei. HAHAHA! Luckily I never choose a ring that I like, if not he sure sad that he got the different design for me. To be honest, at every visit we did to the ring shop, I never found any that I like and it's most likely because I'm not a diamond ring kind-of person (well, I am now! Heh). 

So, when he finally gave me the ring, it was instant love. I have never seen such ring before. Okay, I will share on the ring on next post. 

Anyways, we were travelling to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat is one of the must-visit but it costs 20USD per person. We thought it was quite pricey but in the end, we went for it because hello, we went all the way to Siem Reap already okay. 

It was quite funny because when we walked into Angkor Wat, there were hundreds of tourist flooding the front of the lake, waiting for the sun to rise, while the rest of us just roamed around the ruins and thinking to ourselves if we should ave joined the majority. Heh. We did. 

I shall not give the details (or show the video) because he wants to keep them for the wedding day. Even photos also I'm not allowed to share okay. So the very sad punya case. Our parents also hasn't got the chance to watch the proposal video. 

Maybe I can just say that when my name was called a few times, I didn't smell anything fishy and that turn-behind moment was really a crazy one. I looked at Andrew, Beverly, Jack and Carmen to confirm if this was really happening. They all stood there, along with the hundreds of tourists (some obviously have no reason to care about the proposal since the sunrise was too beautiful to not look at) with their phones and cameras at us. It was insane. 

I turned and my life, changed.

There he was, right in front of me but shorter than me because well, he was already on his knees.

I looked at Adrian and realized that my smile became so permanent on my face that no matter what I do, my face is still smiling. It was the craziest most shocking moment of life. I was so shocked that my whole body was shaking, according to Koay when he was holding me. 

It was insane. 

Will you marry me?

Me: Yeah!

HAHAHA! I know right., WHO SAYS YEAH TO THIS KIND OF QUESTION WEI?! It's like the most common sense answer to the question that changes your life and I said, "Yeah!" instead of "Yes!"

Girls, if I may share this with you is that no matter how ready you are to face a wedding proposal, you really cannot control the words you say when you are at your most vulnerable-out-of-your-control-situation. You just can't. No time to think eh. 

He did not hear my "Yeah!", so we kinda stood/kneel there not knowing what to do next. Hah.

Me: Should I wear the ring?
Him: Yeah!
Me: You must wear for me I thought?
Him: Oh isit? 

He stood up, took the ring and before he put it on my ring finger, he said,

You must say yes first!


Turns out, he actually did not hear the first part of "Yeah!" to his question so after that I said three times of "Yes!"

And we're happily engaged! 

Then, the crowd cheered a little bit, and we both couldn't stop smiling since then. As much as I want to show it to you guys, I just gotta tahan now and show you all laterrrr. 

I felt so shy at that time because I really thought that he was only going to propose in a very private environment, probably only the two of us or with some close friends and family. THIS WAS WITH HUNDREDS OF TOURIST FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

So yes, I was super shy. So not me please and my emotions at that time was not controlled by me obviously. 

Thank you guys for your well wishes and your congratulations' notes to the both of us. We are very blessed to be surrounded by you all :) 

Stay tuned for his side of the story, he sneaky sneaky boy. 
No longer calls him the boyfriend can.