I know we didn't have a good start but I am hoping we can make this a commitment, Rain said in one of his e-mails.
Asking me to be committed? Boy i think i have devoted my feelings to him since he walked in in that dimly lit pasta bar. It was absolutely, horribly love at first sight. But I won't be boring you my dear readers with another lengthy essay. Instead, I am sharing the songs that summarizes our love affair :)
1. Atomic Kitten's Whole Again
I played this song over and over again until i finished Rain's profile for TEEP Newsletter. Ironically, the lyrics goes...“Looking back the way we first met, I cannot escape and I cannot forget, Baby you’re the one, you still turn me on…” and I was writing for somebody I dislike very much.
2. MYMP's Tell Me Where It Hurts
It should be REM's Everybody hurts but another friend made it his natiopnal anthem so i made this mine. I am not a morning person but Rain's messages arrive cruelly at this time of the day (Pinas is four hours ahead of Saudi). One morning, i read his message, remained noncholant about it and went to the gym. After treadmills and sit-ups, i re-read it and decided to text back. I took a shower and read his reply. I sat numbly at the edge of my bed.
I marched the day with my Carrera sunglasses and was told by a friend to swim my way to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Know more of the Poison Ivy.
3. Norah Jones' Those Sweet Words
"And before the night is done, I just have to hear those sweet words, spoken like a melody."
Rain said, if i started swimming the day i was told, i would have reached KSA just in time for their National Holiday.
4. Anne Murray's Nobody Loves Me Like You Do
He heard this song while crossing the desert on his way to a project site. He texted to say he was thinking about us...aaaah. I just had to leave the PRC meeting.
5. Marc Velasco's Ordinary Song
New Year 2006, Rain sang this to me over the phone complete with guitar accompaniment. Then I received a snail mail from him all the way from Saudi. After two years of waking up like a lost soul, I felt all my wounds were healed. Nobody has loved me the way he did :)
6. Jon Bon Jovi's Thank You For Loving Me
I was never a big fan of this rock star but when Rain borrowed this particular song for the five beautiful red roses he gave me on my 26th birthday, Bon Jovi made it to the shenanigans of my rock musicians.
And then came the confession that this was the first time he gave flowers to a lady :)
7. Sting & The Police's Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
Eeeyo-eeeyo-yo-yo. I listened to this funny love song right after he asked me to marry him.
8. Tracy Chapman's The Promise
We were office mates so it was courtesy to invite his department to my Uncle's wedding. They did not make it. A few days later, he came up to my desk and apologized for not attending the celebration. I said nothing but gave him a smile to acknowledge what he was saying. Then he quickly added, "But I will be there on your wedding day."
True enough, he was there on my funny strange wedding. That night, he asked for the band in Ayuyang to play this song for me.
9. Diana Krall's S'wonderful
"You made my life glamorous..."
Thank you Rain, for my jewelries :)
10. Imago's Akap
Sasamahan ka sa tamis
Sasamahan ka sa pait
Sasamahan ka sa dilim
Sasa,ahan ka hanggang langit..
Last week, before he got to read my first two entries for CC, I asked hubby what was he thinking the first time he saw me.
I wanted to go to bed with you. (Ughh men!)
But I was seated the whole time. I was wearing an old jeans.
You were wearing shorts and a t-shirt.
I asked at what point exactly did he knew he was in-love with me.
Before I left for Saudi, I was already confused. Why are you suddenly asking all these?