Manfred and I met each other in Youth for Christ (YFC), a service community ministry for the youth in Los Banos, Laguna in 2001. Manfred was one of the Service Heads, and facilitates the new members. We were introduced informally by our friends (some members who were part of the entourage), however during that time, he was still in a relationship.
Years passed, and both of us had a life of our own. We never had the chance of seeing each other, until in 2009, Facebook began to popularize in the social media. I saw his profile account and immediately sent him a friend request. The next day, I was surprised to see a short post on my wall saying “Thanks for adding me up,” a note written by Manfred. I felt weird about it, kasi every friend whom I knew just automatically accept my request.
There was also a premonition even before Facebook happened. I remembered when my matron of honor once told me if I was open for a blind date. It was the SAME thing she told Manfred, not knowing that I would be the one who will make our paths crossed again..
Manfred works at the International Rice Research Institute as an Assistant Scientist and loves to play video games. On the other hand, I work as a Special Education Teacher of Theater Arts at the Philippine High School for the Arts.
They say opposites attract, but in the end, as Science and Art were combined as one, we have created a beautiful piece of craft molded with passion and love..
Reception: Alta Veranda de Tibig
Food Caterers: Town’s Delight Catering Services and D’Packed Meal Tagaytay
Hair and Make-up: Ms. Chichi Sotomil and team
Photographer: The Perfect Grey (Main Photographer- Ms. Arlene Briones-Hidalgo)