My Greatest Valentine Escapade-Unlock!

SaigonDeManila By SaigonDeManila, 14th Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/j-zkxb1a/
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A thrilling first valentine together with a woman who never expected to be with me that day.

First Time

"They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything."
-Bil Keane

Datelline: Manila-Jakarta
2045 hours -UTC/GMT +8 hours
February 13, 2013

"...special significance"


It was the last flight that weekdays going to the capital city of the Region's most populated and biggest economy. I been there before the last one was most memorable to date but that trip coming from Manila has special significance. After four long years being steady with my girlfriend (last visit I proposed by the way) we have not celebrated any Valentines together.

"4 years..."


Yes, 4 years we never had the chance! She travels back to Philippines twice a year (June and December) while I tried to visit her too of the same frequency either Summer or Term break on November. It doesn't help that being online keep us in-touch virtually daily. That day was Thursday Feb 13 year 2013 my flight at 8:45pm will have an estimated time arrival of 11pm (minus 1 hour on their time zone). I was quite nervous how will I finally pull this through because my girl doesn't expect me to be around in the first place. I made an alibi that my flight will be a week hence. Knowing I always have last minute unpredictable appointment on my real estate career, she doesn't budge to insist for me to make it that date. To be honest am not too familiar taking a public ride nor taxi in my host country because of language and unholy hour I will be arriving. To make it simple I asked a common friend to fetch me up with her driver in the airport with one condition- I be bringing a kilo of her favorite hotdog -tender juicy- brand (something you can't find in that country of destination). I agreed with also a swore promised from her, she would not tell her friend I will be arriving on Feb 14 (Friday) or the whole week for that matter.

Some whrr mechanical sounds and minor turbulence l I woke up few minutes before touchdown. I arrived in Soekarno-Hatta Jakarta international airport past 11am few minutes delayed from schedule. I saw the driver immediately outside the lobby even its our first meeting since he was holding a placard bearing my name.( I was quite embarrassed feeling VIP for the first time). We had a smooth drive of about 34 kilometer to my girl "kost" or dorm residence. I arrived almost 1am gave the frozen (thawed already) food as token of my gratitude and a tip for the driver. i greet the compound guard as i walk silently in the hall where I can hear most of the deep slumbers of occupants from left and right bachelors room. With my duplicate key I was able to unlock the door twisting the knob like a fragile gelatin pressing the latch and discreetly pushing the door to ensure no weight displacement might caused some creek and alarmed the occupant. It was dark and only dimly lighted by the light post 12-15 meters away in the adjacent street. I saw an unmistakable beloved life form in the bed. Aircon in about 18 degree, i felt some blood rushing in my face and minute sweat apparitions in every hair follicles in my head. Would my beloved valentine scream for help? Would she violently reacts for a "home invasion" scene? At any sequence it would be very embarrassing and scandalous to the rest of building tenants being alarmed on such event.

"...walk silently"


I slowly sat down in the corner of the bed just enough view for her to see me. For some perfect cue, she begun to woke up on the weight movement cause by my presence. On wrinkled eyebrow and blinking drowsy eyes she tried to visualized the image confronting her. I was in a blank state too in the next moment when she grabbed my head toward her her arms on my neck...and heard her sob. "Honey..why did you not told me your coming?"...I paused for a while to answer her emotionally filled query. I can only replied "Happy first valentine together... honey". My 2 months old bride cried more this time with passionate surrender. 6 hours later she made a leave of absence to call the whole day off for ourselves.

5 weeks after, a doctor confirmed we had a VALENTINE-made sign of life inside my bride's womb. Indeed that was my greatest valentine stunt ever!

©Saigon De Manila

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
Dear friends and foes: I am a teacher, a poet, an artist, self-published author on art & poetry, CSN Life Skill coach and an international marketer.

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author avatar M G Singh
15th Feb 2015 (#)

Nice and entertaining

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
15th Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you Madam G Sigh! Belated Happy Valentines to your Loved one...am sure you have more interesting story to share.

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author avatar ORourkeDesigns
15th Feb 2015 (#)

So sweet!

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
16th Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks really, sometimes its the plan surprise that surpises us in return.=)

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author avatar Kingwell
15th Feb 2015 (#)

Beautiful story. So happy you finally got together for Valentines Day.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
16th Feb 2015 (#)

Yes and our first valentne gave us a valentine child hahaha!

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author avatar LOVERME
16th Feb 2015 (#)

difficult for me to have a long distance imaginary VALENTINE well u have done fine

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
7th Jun 2015 (#)

Am really bless to have work the distance... Me travellng twce a year and she gong back home twice roughly equivalent to 4months a year and uea internet bridge the boarder.💏

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author avatar Utah Jay
16th Feb 2015 (#)

So beautiful for you two, it makes me happy too.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
7th Jun 2015 (#)

Thank you Utah Jay!

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