Sunday, May 22, 2011


Light of the love that I found

            I have said in the past, that the secret to a long, happy life is a simple two-step process:

            1) Find the most wonderful woman in the world.

2) Never let her go.

*Disclaimer: Cheesy post up ahead, and not the mozzarella/swiss/American kind. 
If open declarations of love is not your thing, keep moving, there's nothing to see here. 

        Perhaps that's a classic case of over-simplification, but I'm sorry, I can't help it. To me, the reason for my happy life, stems from everything my wife Rina is - The most wonderful human being on the face of this Earth. And I'm so lucky to have her.. That's why I'm never letting her go. 

        I found my soul mate Rina,in 2004, and though we've had a few bumps in the road, (and I stress, only A FEW, especially when compared to other couples) and I can safely say that I've never been happier. In her, I've found my perfect partner-in-crime, for everything I do. Someone who can match (or at the very least, is willing to put up with) my insanity.

          I won't lie to you.. You may see me all smiles in most of my pictures, but I'm not always the easiest guy to be around. But Rina is the calming presence in my life, that no matter what I'm going through, I just need to remind myself that I have, and all of a sudden all my troubles don't seem so bad anymore. 

   You know how before getting married, guys usually get cold feet or pre-wedding jitters? Well, I never felt that.. at all. Days before the wedding, I remember my Ninang Pochay kept asking how I was feeling, because I didn't seem to be nervous in any way. That's because I wasn't. Hell, I would've gladly skipped the whole circus that was my wedding and steal Rina away from everyone else if I could have (My mom would have killed me though).

            Perhaps the reason for the absence of my nerves, was a conversation I had with a friend, just months before regarding marriage. He asked me, "You're going to be waking up to the same woman everyday for the rest of your life. Doesn't that scare you?" Of course when you put it like that, it does sound like something to think about. So I closed my eyes to and imagine it, and within seconds, a smile came unto my face. I looked at my friend, gave him a sympathetic pat on the shoulder and said, "Nowhere near as much as the thought of waking up everyday, WITHOUT Rina by my side does."

        It's a good thing that I'm a funny guy too, because modesty aside, I'll never be mistaken for Ryan Reynolds. I'm short, chubby, I got a pimple on my nose that won't go away (I'm in my 30's for god's sake.. what the hell?!), and I'm a notorious introvert (If you take a look at all my workmates Facebook Party/Gimmik Pictures.. I'm curiously absent in all of them. They don't seem to bother asking me to them because they think they already know the answer).. Yet when I'm with Rina, I always feel like the sexiest man in the world (One time I got carried away. I really thought that pole could take me.)

       Everyone who has seen Rina in pictures or in personal knows that she is a beautiful girl, that any guy would kill to be with. 

       And yet she chose me. 

        So I guess it's true what they say.. 

        That's exactly why ice cream stores don't just sell Chocolate and Vanilla.  Every once in awhile, someone walks in and orders Butter Pecan.

           One of the factors that makes our marriage work so well, is how we laugh together. If you see our wedding video, the cameraman caught us at the altar cracking up. I really love hearing her laugh (And she doesn't have one of those demure lady-like laughs either). The ability to make people laugh is something that I strongly take pride in, so this should come as to no surprise. But what never fails to amaze me, is how she uncannily seems to always get my joke.. almost as if she knows what I was already thinking. It's not an uncommon sight when we're in a group, I'll whisper a side comment into her ear, and she let out a roar. Everyone would turn around to look at us and see her laughing, and me, with a blank face, pretending I don't know whats going on.


   It was actually her love for photography that helped spur that feeling inside me to start this blog, and though I'm nowhere near what I want to achieve, I can safely say that it would be nothing without her.

        Today is May 22, 2013.. and The Pickiest Eater In The World is celebrating the day his angel was born. We have been through so much together, and there's nothing that she and I can't get through. She is my one true love, and my partner in everything that I do, the mother of my daughter, and I can't imagine having to go on a single day without her.

       Happy Birthday, my darling angel Rina. I like where I'm going, much more than where I have been, and I can't imagine going there with anyone else but you.

      You and Baby Rain are the best things that has ever happened to me, and I am truly the luckiest man in the world.


  1. awwwww!!!! precious, precious, precious!!!! ☺☺☺ happy birthday rina! richie's blessed to have you in his life.

  2. My first time to comment:) This is such a great and sweet post. Your wife does look like an angel;)


  3. Thank you so much Wendy! She really really does :)

  4. Happy birthday to Rina! Rich, in that pic where you're both wearing formal attire and you're standing behind Rina...ummm...what were you looking at? Wait, don't answer that. I think I know. Hahahaha!


  5. haha thank you meedge! I try hehe :)

  6. this is soo sweet! This is the first time I read something like this coming from a guy.. I can really sense that you really love your wife.. =)

  7. Thank you Anonymous! I think the reason for this being the first time you've read this coming from a guy is.. there aren't very many women like Rina! :)

  8. So sweet.. Amazing couple. :)

  9. Thank you Anonymous :)

    I'm a very lucky man :)

  10. That is so sweet, too bad I can't see the pics. They won't load, I'll be back again to check them. Happy birthday Rina! I'm sure you're having a great time with your family! :)

  11. happy birthday!!!God bless you more, may you stay happy together with your little angel rain.

  12. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....

    This space isn't enough to express how kilig I am. I believe talaga na when you find that someone who's meant to complete you, everything else falls into place.

    So happy for you and Rina. Happy birthday to your gorgeous wife! :)

    You're both lucky and blessed to have each other. Stay in love. :)

    1. Thank you mel! I totally agree with you 100%!
      Yes, my wife is gorgeous.. which is why my baby is gorgeous too..
      I chose well hehehe



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