My interest in and association with the Philippines hits a milestone today. It’s been a long journey, though the time seems so short.
I started out by coming to the Philippines for the first time on July 24, 1990. I came back again in 1992, 1995 and 1999 before moving here to live permanently in 2000. Since moving here and living here for the past 11 years, I have grown to love the country more than ever before. This is my home, the place where I feel most comfortable.
So, how and why did I come to love the Philippines? Of course, it was through my loving wife, Feyma. Yes, today is the anniversary of the wedding that brought us together. We were married on August 9, 1990. Feyma has been by my side ever since, and I am happy for that.
Every marriage has it’s potholes, the road is never perfectly smooth. But, if you drive in a way that you avoid the potholes as much as possible, weave the road of life in a way that your ride is as smooth as it can be, well, you can enjoy a good life. Like I say, no marriage is perfect, and Feyma and I have had our share of ups and downs, but the ups are way more pronounced than the downs have been. I am always happy that Feyma is part of my life. The good times we have had together far outweigh the bad, no doubt.
I love Feyma dearly, and I would do anything for her, you can bet on that. I know that when I married Feyma, I got far more than I deserve, and I am a lucky man. I like to feel that she came out a winner too in the marriage. After all, if both parties don’t feel like they got the better end of the stick, long term success is doubtful. We’ve made it 21 years, though, so we must be doing something right.
To my wonderful wife, and the love of my life… I love you babe! Looking forward to the next 21! I hope you are too.