So I got a ticket from Circuit Makati to go and experience this movie night they are having on the 14th and 15th of October at the Power Mac Spotlight. They have this restored films festival, featuring Pinoy romantic movies that I’d enjoy but thought VC wouldn’t. I want to go but things are hectic so we’ll see.
The movies that will be featured are One More Chance, Got2Believe, Forevermore and Nasaan Ka Man at the Power Mac Center Spotlight. Heard that place was used mostly for performances, and I was pleasantly surprised that it can also be fixed up into a temporary cinema house.
An Anniversary Surprise
So last week was VC’s and my wedding anniversary. Us being busy and all with the shop, the kids, and my own magic for the Ellie & Me/ Vivacious Mommas community, I thought it would be a rather ordinary day.
My anniversary reflections – I am super thankful for my hubby, how supportive he is, what a great team we make, and the beautiful family that we have, that my daily appreciation of us being together is enough for me. We have businesses to run, kids to attend to, ahh life… is sweet as it is. Not perfect, but sweet with Grace. I am content. I guess a quiet anniversary dinner at the end of the business day is fine. But really, VC and I could just share a snack at some tindahan and I’d still enjoy it with him.
And so, surprise, surprise, VC brought me to Tagaytay for a quick Road Trip and I got one of the biggest surprises of my life when VC ushered me in to our own intimate movie date.
String lights, sweet calligraphy greetings, flowers, comfy seating (mattresses to lounge on, haha) rose petals strewn everywhere, a humongous screen for my movies… your granny really cried with joy at this pokerfaced man’s sweet, thoughtful gesture. He doesn’t talk about it much but I really understood how much he appreciated our marriage and our partnership. VC!!! Now I’m crying again. But smiling too, so smile-y and cry-ey = fun kind of craycray.
We had a lot of fun that night. We talked like the lovestruck young couple we once were. We were transported to that time in the past with our youthful dreams of building a forever together, back when #walangforever wasn’t coined yet (Good thing that it wasn’t a thing then yet).
But now, still young, with our kids, the context is different that our love is linked to the practical present, but also connected to the steady, hopeful future.
After our fun night, I settled contentedly to sleep with this loving piece of a hubby beside me. I was reminded at how important date nights are to any couple, especially to parents who are easily frazzled with daily concerns of running a household and raising tiny humans.
So. Date Nights. When was the last time you really enjoyed your hubby, just him as a person? When was the last time you dolled yourself up to please yourself, and also your husband too? Still remember?
Okay ladies, let’s have some fun in the comment section below. When was the last date you had a date with your husband/ partner that was really memorable for you?
What were you wearing…
What he was wearing…
What was the lighting…
What can you remember about the place…
Can you remember what you ate…
One memorable thing that is still in your mind about that date… 😉
Last: Declare what you appreciate the most about your husband.
Comment below and don’t be shy!
BTW, if you want to go to the Makati Circuit – Spotlight Movie Box film fest, just say so (Oct 14: Nasaan Ka Man) and you can have my ticket. First person to say DIBS on the comment box below gets the ticket. Bring your hubby for date night and get to know each other again.