Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Discovery Weekend

At 5:00pm, we're already in OMI Retreat house for our DW. It's because we thought that registration ends at 5:30. Obvious ba excited kami hahaha!

Two couples kaming sabay dumating. Akala ko kami palang dalawang couples ang nandun. Yun pala may nauna ng 3 couples. One of the 3 is a fellow w@wie, Kris (ni Den).

Since maaga pa, nagliwaliw muna kami ni Jason. Picture dito, picture dun. hehehe! tapos bigla namin naalala, kailangan pala namin bumili ng drinking water for our room. I texted Pittipat to buy us water and sanitary napkin... yes sanitary napkin. I'm expecting to have my period anytime and … I forgot to buy one.

We stayed at the lobby coz maraming mosquitoes sa nga huts outside. Tapos may couple kaming katabi. Saw their tags, its Kris and Den. They're such a wacky couple I might say. Just like us tawa sila ng tawa lagi. Ayan dumating na sila Pat, may dalang tubig eh kaya alam na namin na sila yun. We said our hi's and hello's.

We had a lot of activities. A lot of topics discussed… I’ll never forget those times we have to write down our answers to the questionnaires given in a form of a love letter to your partner. Jason was not into that kind of stuff pero ang sarap ng feeling he’s writing me a love letter. Nakakakilig at nakakatuwa kasi we exactly have the same feelings for each other. Wala nga kami masyado dialogues. Wala naman kami masyado issues eh. Nagkaroon man na-resolve na naming dalawa yun noon pa. And everytime we have dialogues … waaaaaahhhh hindi pwedeng hindi ako umiyak. Mahal na mahal ko talaga siya as in. All small efforts are appreciated. Discovery Weekend is for you and your partners realization, preparation for your marriage. During dialogues, couples are not allowed to socialize with other couples except breaktimes. You always do things together and you always walk as a couple. hehehe! Imagine parang PDA with consent.

Food is always great. We eat 5 times a day. 3 meals and 2 meryenda. Yum! Coffee, tea and choco are overflowing. I'll gonna miss the maruya, sago gulaman, and turon. The meals were ok walang inuulit kaya di nakakasawa. During meal time you'll be assigned to different tables and sit with different couples as well. Swerte mo if yung makakatabi mo medyo kwela kasi no dull moment. Kasi mag-oopen up yun ng mga kung ano-ano just to break the ice. I'll never forget Greg and Ana, and Billy and Abby. Whenever there's a table na maraming tumatawa, I'm sure nandun sila.

This was definitely one great experience for me and Jason. I can see nag-enjoy talaga siya. I enjoyed it more. Kumbaga sulit ang binayad namin. This don't happen everyday no. hehehe! After spending 3 days and 2 nights in OMI Retreat house, Discovery Weekend was ended with a song called “You and I” (sino pwede mag-share ng mp3 sa akin nito? hahaha) With the girls all in one circle, singing, and the guys surprised us with 3 long stem roses … how sweet… Until now I’m still humming the song. Last song syndrome na ata hahaha.
You and I
You and I will travel far together
We'll pursue our little star together
We'll be happy as we are together
We may never get to heaven
But it's heaven, at least to try

You and I are going on together'
Til the time we have is gone together
Watch the evening drawing on together
Growing older, growing closer
Making memories that light the sky
That only time can make
That only love can make
That only we can make
You and I

You and I are going on together
'Til the time we have is gone together
Watch the evening drawing on together
Growing older, growing closer
Making memories that light the sky

That only time can make
That only love can make
That only we can make
You and I
You and I,
You and I, ...

Aside from the fact that we proved our love for each other, we became more sensitive to our needs. We became more expressive on how we really feel for each other. God never fails to remind me of the best gift He ever gave me. And that's Jason.

So what's the verdict? Of course, we're still getting married in October. With or without Discovery Weekend, I know tuloy ang kasal. But because of DW, lalo kami naging sure sa pagmamahal namin sa isa't isa. May mga bagay kasi na akala mo sapat na, pero hindi pa pala. May mga bagay na alam mo na pero hindi pa pala. Discovery Weekend did help us a lot. Hope you can have the same experience just like ours.

Whoopeee grad na kami ... kami lang ata may picture na kumuha ng certificate, (saka yung roommates) namin. Sila Pittipat kasi nakatalikod ... di namin nakuhanan hihihi! We're with the DW Auxies and Fr. Ben Tanseco ... sobrang cool ni father grabe! (Sana kaw nalang magkasal sa amin sa October hihihi)

After DW before going home...picture taking muna siyempre!


W@wies Pittipat & Jojo and Kris & Den (Kris, lapit na kasal nyo)


That's my roommate Mi-ne and her hubby-to-be Andrei ... counterpart namin ni Jason mga roommates namin, they're tall and slim while us, small and cute sa size hahaha!


Five out of the ten (or more) W@wies who attended the Discovery Weekend July 2006 Fr: L-R Pittipat, Me, Kris, Chic and Grace

31 Couples of July 2006 batch!

10 comments:

mai July 12, 2006 8:53 PM  

wow it surely sounded fun and you did enjoy it noh? kainggit naman. kami di kami nag-DW kasi may pre-cana formations and seminars na freely provided ng sta rita. glad na ok naman ang results! haha! joke! as if naman magbabago pa ng isip eh noh?

Ann July 13, 2006 11:09 AM  

hahaha! medyo mas nakabuti yung DW kay Jason. Kasi madami siya na-open up na issues na kailangan namin pag-usapan. pero na-compromise naman ang napag-usapan ng mabuti. And I could say, mas sweet na siya ngayon kaysa before :)

Maeyo July 13, 2006 5:31 PM  

:( Inggit ako. Yan ang gustong gusto ko ma-experience with Ariel eh... kaso due to schedule conflicts, we won't get a chance to do it before we get married. :(

I'm so happy for the two of you, dahil DW made you both more sensitive & sweeter to each other.

God bless!

PS. Dapat may ganyan for married couple din. Parang Marriage Encounter retreat! :)

Forever Yang July 14, 2006 1:31 AM  

Question - Kailangan ba magkakulay ang suot ng couples? Hehe napansin ko lang color coded kayong lahat :)

We have already signed up for DW this Sept. Excited na ako. Makakatulong kaya sa amin eto? Hindi kasi open yun personality ni H2b e. Pero sana nga maencourage sya to open up. I initially wanted to join the July group kasi sabi ng OTD ko (clarice) na ok si Fr. Tanseco since he's the founder of DW. Sayang too late na nung nalaman ko. Magkabatchmate sana tayo. :)

Ann July 14, 2006 8:59 AM  

Maeyo: meron retreat for married couples. kasi Dr. Allan (one of the facilitators) announced sa amin nung last day that if we wanted to continue to have something like this after DW meron silang mga couples retreat and retreat as an individual. email ko sa iyo pag meron na schedule. Sumali kasi kami sa egroups ng DW kasi gusto namin ni Jason maging Auxies eh hehehe.

Ann July 14, 2006 9:01 AM  

Ei Wanda, hindi naman kailangan color coordinated yung suot ... it just happened na binilhan ko si Jason ng almost same color as mine, kasi may idea ako na magkakaroon ng graduation sa DW ... gusto ko lang na pareho kami ng shirt. and actually, yan same shirt din na yan gagamitin namin sa UP Diliman prenup namin hihihihi! iba pa suot namin sa wildlife hahaha. ang arte no?

Rainier & Katrina July 14, 2006 10:47 AM  

hi sis! glad you had fun during your DW. We're still planning if we'll get it or not. Nasa personality kase ni Rain na mahiyain. Hirap siyang mag-open up sa ibang tao. =p Kukulitin ko pa siya na kumuha kami. hehehe!

So far, pag-open ko ayaw talga! waah! hay!

Ann July 14, 2006 10:54 AM  

sis Kaye, Rain doesn't have to worry about opening up kasi sa iyo lang siya makikipag-dialogue ... lahat ng pag-uusapan ninyo sa inyo lang dalawa kaya wala kayo problema about DW for being shy. Saka may "don't socialize with other couple" policy ang DW, kaya wala kayo problem if you're socializing with others or not ... you have to convince him ... let him read my blog and Pittipat's blog. I'm sure it would help him na ma-convince.

Maeyo July 14, 2006 4:33 PM  

HI Ann. Thanks for the info on the DW for married couples. Very re-assuring. Gawin na lang namin yun when we go home ulit sa Pinas. :) On our 3rd Anniversary. :)

Basta wag mo ko kakalimutan pag nakuha mo yung sched ha? Otherwise, pwede mo na rin bigay sa kin kung sino pwede ko ma-contact para hindi na hassle sayo.

Thanks a lot SIS!!!

Ann July 14, 2006 4:39 PM  

Maeyo, I won't forget it ... basta send ko agad sa iyo sa email pag may scheds na sila :) mwah!