I thought it was just an ordinary FriDate to us. I'm checking out Sureseats to reserve our tickets in Glorietta to watch Hunger Games. I texted him that movie seats are running out, so I wanted to get an online seat reservation. He told me not to reserve, but instead I should go out exactly 5:30 pm from work and go straight to his office. We'll just watch the movie tomorrow, so I should'nt be in a hurry. I packed my things, retouched, but I still logged out from work around 5:45 pm. Traffic welcomed me going to the MRT station, so I got in his office around 7:30pm. When I went to his room, he's not there. I just saw Sir Carlos and asked him where James is.
Me: "Ay hello po, si James po nasaan?"
Carlos: "Hello ma'am, nasa taas lang po may inaayos lang."
Me: "Ah sige po wait ko nalang po siya dito."
Carlos: " Sige po ma'am upo lang kayo diyan. Matraffic ba ma'am?"
Me: "Opo kuya natraffic ako papuntang MRT kaya ngayon lang ako nakadating dito."
Carlos: "Friday kasi eh kaya traffic talaga, lahat pupuntang mall."
Me: "Oo nga po eh, Sige po, CR lang po ako kuya..."
Carlos: " Sige po ma'am, diyan lang po sa tapat yung CR."
After refreshing up, I went back in the room and sat down. Sir Carlos approached me.
Carlos: " Ma'am, akyat daw tayo sa roof top sabi ni Sir James."
Me: " Ha, aakyat po tayo? hindi po ba bawal doon?"
Carlos: " Hindi ma'am okay lang po yun, andun naman sila Sir James eh."
Me: " Sige po.."
Carlos: " Iwan niyo nalang po bag niyo ma'am."
Me: " Naku dalhin ko na po hindi po kasi ako sanay eh na iniiwan..."
Carlos: " Iwan niyo nalang ma'am kasi ilolock naman natin tong pinto, nasa akin ang susi."
Me: " Ah ganun po ba, sige po, cellphone nalang po ang dadalhin ko."
We waited for several minutes before the service elevator came. While inside, I asked Sir Carlos about some building stuff and he answered me in detailed. Later on, we reached the roof top of the building, it's in the 36th floor.
Carlos: " Ma'am dito na po tayo."
Me: " Wow ang bilis ha."
When the elevator door opened, It was really dark! but the Makati Skyline served as a beautiful background in the darkness. A single yellow spotlight helped lit the area a little. It was pointing to the second level of the roof top, it's near the Maintenance room.
Me: "Ay bakit ang dilim naman? wala akong makita kuya. Han asan kana?! andito na ako!"
Carlos: " Ma'am nasa taas po si sir akyat po kayo."
Me: "Ay taas pa? dun sa Maintenance room na yun?"
Then I walked the stairs going to the Maintenance room.
Me: "Han andito na ako, asan ka na ba?"
But the door is locked.
Me: "Kuya, nakalock naman yung pinto eh. Asan ba talaga si James?", I'm starting to get annoyed in this part.
Carlos: " Ma'am akyat po ulit kayo dito sa kabila, andun napo si Sir James."
Me: "Ha? aakyat ulit? tatawid ako diyan? nakakatakot kuya baka mahulog ako..."
Carlos: " Hindi ma'am mauuna ako aalalayan ko kayo."
So with Sir Carlo's help, I managed to get through the narrow ledge going to the higher part of the building, There you can see clearly the Makati Skyline. When I reached the other side, a man in green overalls showed up, holding a single red rose with green mums in a red wrapper.
Bernard: "Ma'am, pinabibigay po ni Sir James..."
Me: " Wow, thank you kuya. Han! asan kana ba?!"
Then the yellow spotlight turned off, and this time it's total darkness.
Me: "Waahh! ano ba ito bakit ang dilim naman!"
Then a background music started. Now, my hunch is confirmed, he's going to propose! The yellow spotlight was lit again.
Carlos: " Ma'am tingin po kayo sa kanan!"
Then when I turned right, a Will You Marry Me sign lighted up. James showed up from the corner holding a bouquet of roses. I was in awe when I saw the well lit words from below and James holding the bouquet. I never stopped saying, " Oh my God!, Oh my God!" as he walked towards my direction. When James went up and he's getting nearer to me...
Me: " Weh! Ano yan?!"
He came closer, knelt down, and opened the red box he's holding and popped the question...
James: " Hannie, will you marry me?"
Me: " YES!, of course I'll marry you!"
Then I helped him get up, kissed, and hugged him tightly. I can't get off the smile on my face, it was really magical and perfect! James called the crew who helped him make his crazy idea possible for picture taking. The Makati Skyline made it even more romantic. I told him before that when I was a teen, I dreamed of a proposal on the top of the Eiffel tower. It may not be on the top of the Eiffel tower like I always dreamed of, but what he did was more than what I have dreamed of.
Move over John Lloyd, James is the best actor in romantic flick this time :D Let the pics below enlighten you more on what happened that day :)
The Makati Skyline in the morning
This is the exact place where he proposed. The roof top in the 36th floor of the condo unit where he is working. He's the building engineer there, that's why he has access to the forbidden places in the building like this one :D
Lunch time, they decided to lay out the xmas lights
My very hands on groom to be :)
The best crew who helped James make his crazy idea come to life :D Thanks guys!
They made this ledge just for me, so I could go to the other side.
Setting the sound system
Kuya in green cleaning the area :)
The finished product:)
And he popped the freaking question!
just so happy
The Makati Skyline as our background
Can't get enough of picture taking
Say, we're now officially engaged!:)
One happy bride to be :D
There you go, now I'm more motivated with our wedding preps!:D This is really is it! is it!! :D