I have always been vocal with my relationship online. You can check my social media accounts and you’ll see photos of my boyfriend, Wel, and I posted in there.
Just photos. And sometimes, travel videos, too. But that’s just it; you won’t see anything else. I don’t share too much information about us because that’s what I prefer doing. Sometimes, it even takes months before I post another photo of us.
As what the saying goes, less is more. In tagalog, mas maraming may alam, mas madaming makekealam. Hahaha. But don’t get me wrong! I don’t have anything against couples who are super showy on social media. My only point is that I hope you don’t overshare even your problems online. Let’s stick with the good vibes only.
Going back to the title! Yesterday was my Mom’s birthday and it was exactly three years ago – way back 2014 – as well when Wel (well well Wel) passed his resume to my family and I’m not even kidding with you.
My parents are strict – as in, super strict that I want to make a blog about it soon – but when it comes to things like this a.k.a relationships, they understand. They always tell me that it’s normal to love and like someone, as long as you know your limitations. They never restricted me with this because they know that the stricter they are, kids will only hide more from them. And with that, I can say that I am very open with my family. They know things about my first boyfriend and the first heartbreak so they obviously know when guys try to enter my life, too. O ang taray, with S, plural! Hahaha.
They know that I am seeing Wel after months of being single, they have met him and spent time with him for months as well, but they never had the formal pagpapaalam or formal meeting and asking the parents if he can court me yet. (Non-Filipino readers, it’s part of our culture but not everyone follows it anymore and it’s okay. It depends on the person or the family.) And that was when my family – especially my Mom and crazy overprotective uncles – asked me who this guy I’m seeing is and jokingly told me to tell him to come visit and bring his resume, NBI clearance, police clearance, medical certificate, etc with him.
Verbatim: “Sino ga ‘yang laging kasamang ‘yan nang makaliskisan? Sabihin mo’y pumunta dito at magdala ng resume, NBI, medical certificate, police clearance.” – Mama, 2014.
HAHAHAHA. That was a joke!!!
But Wel, being the guy who everyone loves because of his solid sense of humor – one of the funniest guys you’ll ever meet promise – went to our house on my Mom’s birthday and brought his resume, med cert, et al with him. He even cooked siomai and baked mac for everyone which is soooo good (not bias) because it’s also their family recipe. (Overall: He’s a good cook. Again, not bias.)
That was a soft copy but what he brought with him three years ago was a blue sliding folder with that resume inside it, signed on the last page as well.
Alam ko. IBA.
And… basically, that’s it. My family liked him for me even before he did that; for he always asks permission first if he’ll visit me at home or he’s going to drive me home from school or if we’re going somewhere – things like that.
My family reviewed his resume and gave it to us with check marks and some question marks on it after. Hahahaha. I even remember my uncle singing, Hay nakooo, may pag-asa ba ako? song that night, too. HAHA. Good times, good times.
It was nice sharing this with you! O, anong say n’yo sa pa-resume ng lolo n’yo? Hahaha!