A week before the wedding, they announced that I like be giving a speech for the bride! Man, I freaked out-- really freaked out. But because I love my cousin and my friend so much, how could I turn them down? I decided to start doing the speech Monday last week, even though I have no slightest idea on what to write. Come Wednesday, with 3 exams to be taken that day, I still wrote nothing. And I promised that I will start writing after my exams that day. And because I enjoy (yeah right) really procrastinating, I still didn't start right away. It was only the night before the wedding when I really sat down and typed away. With suggestions from friends, I was able to produce a wedding speech that is really from the heart. I've asked permission from Pau if it's okay for me to post the speech on my blog, and she gave me a go signal.
Good afternoon everyone.
For those who don’t know me, I am Bea, Kuya Marc’s second cousin, but right now, I’m closer to
I first heard about
Pau a year ago,
when Kuya Marc was here for a vacation from work in the US Army. And while we
were having dinner with some of our cousins, my sister, Tita Malou, and a
friend of Tita, Kuya Marc whipped out his cellphone and was busy texting. After
that, he leaned towards my sister and said something like “There’s this girl
who wanted to join us for dinner. But when I told her Mom’s with us, she
suddenly changed her mind.” Little did I know, I was so close on meeting my
And after a few weeks, I learned from my Mom that Kuya Marc’s getting married. “To whom?” I asked my Mom. “Paula raw yung name.” Then it dawned on me that maybe that’s the girl who was supposed to join us at the dinner. And from the beginning, this Paula girl wanted my sister and me to be part of their wedding entourage. And yes, we’re both here. And to cut the long story short, we became Facebook friends first before meeting in person. Sounds familiar? Just like Kuya Marc and
Pau’s love story,
diba? But in their case, it started with a picture nga lang.
Pau, just like your theme na
“Love is Brewing”, I believe it’s not really about both of you loving coffee or
that’s where you both got to know each other. It is, despite your cultural
differences because of where you grew up, God has prepared the both of you for
each other. Regardless of who’s speaking in English or in Filipino, you both
meet halfway to be able to understand each other because you love each other. I
remember one of their stories that Pau
told me, after one of their “dates”, after Pau
said goodbye and goodnight to Kuya, she just went into the FX that was waiting.
She then noticed the driver was gently laughing and he told Pau,
“Ma’am, magggoodnight kiss sa inyo si Sir, hindi niyo man lang binigyan ng
pagkakataon.” Or another one was they were talking and in one instance, Pau
told Kuya Marc that she misses him already, and Kuya deduced it as “I love you”
Kuya Marc, take care of
Pau. And remember,
whether Pau is right or wrong,
always say “Yes, Dear” ha. Continue to put the glow in Pau’s
face. Thank you for taking time to meet us whenever you’re here in the country.
Thank you for your stories that leave us laughing our heads off. You’ll always
be our Jay R the singer look alike, and Claire’s Speedy Gonzales.
Congratulations on your married life. Have a very wonderful future together. Continue loving each other effortlessly. There may be ups and downs, but in the end, you both know that you still love each other. Cheers to both of you! I love you both!