During our stay in Boracay, its somehow cloudy but the sun was still appearing from time to time. For 2 days, we were able to see sunsets though on the 2nd day, it wasn't full sunset view as it is still cloudy. On our (3rd) day, the sun didn't even peek all throughout the day. Since we plan to dine with sunset view, I asked my boyfriend if he still wants to push through with having dinner in a good restaurant even without the sunset and he still persists.
We had our dinner at Friday's Boracay. It was the usual dinner but my boyfriend kept on informing me to go back at our resort at a specific time. He reasoned out that he might experienced upset stomach from eating a lot which equates to visit to the restroom. I agreed so I just finished my dinner. During dinner, I can't recall how our conversation went to the topic of trust. He said, he read that one test to prove that a person trust you if you blind folded him/her and he/she will entrust you to lead the way to wherever your destination is. While we're heading back to our resort, he insisted that we try that blind folding thing so he would know if I trust him. I declined since its already dark, being blind folded will even make me feel so dark. I even joked that if he likewise trust me, he let me just close my eyes without any handkerchief on my eyes. After some convincing, I agreed. Besides, we will start from Willy's Rock all the way to our resort. That's just quite a few steps away.
And so I was blind folded. When we were stepping up, I knew we were already at our resort. I asked why I still can't remove my blind folds. My boyfriend just keep on telling me to wait. He held both my hands firmly and started saying stuff about our relationship. In my mind, I don't have the slightest idea that he will propose. Maybe he's just professing his love. I even teased him that he's too sure that I'd say yes, without me really knowing that he was already proposing. He said that he already asked God for signs if I'm already the one and He showed smooth sailing in our relationship. He even joked that he also asked help from Batman with our relationship (from "bahala na si Batman" expression of most Pinoys). From there, he asked me to remove my blind folds. I turned and saw sand "castle" with my name and the words, "Will you marry me". I was surprised. He knelt down and asked my hand for marriage. Of course I said yes.
Now that explains why he kept on asking me the time of our dinner as well as the time we will be back at our resort, to give ample time to the resort's staff in building the sand "castle". For your information, bulding sand castles in Boracay is already forbidden as it makes the sands dark when lit with candles. I found out that my boyfriend's initial plan (well he's now my fiance) was to rent the paraw withe words "will you marry me" on each paraw. It was quite expensive according to him so he resorted to building sand castles with my name and he will propose while the sun is setting. But unfortunately, the sun didn't show up that day. Besides, after talking to barangay officials and asking for permission in building sand castles, they still didn't permit it. They will permit it with a fee of Php 2,000 but it is still not yet guaranteed. So he asked for the help of the resort's staff. Even if building sand castles is still not permitted, the resort staff build it right in front of their resort.
I do not have even the slightest idea that he will propose. I was really surprised. And he even had an engagement ring for me! He often tells me that he can't afford the ring yet as it is expensive and he have other obligations and plans to fulfill personally which disables him to save up for the ring. But all of these were just a bluff. He bought the ring 2 months before and he really planned to propose during our trip to Boracay, and during sunset! He knows I love sunset.
It was indeed an unexpected event to what I thought would simply be a vacation. It has become a very memorable vacation, to a place I love, the beach.