Snippets from Chris Garcia

Chris: Girlfriend value? Umpisa palang dapat alam ko na yung value ng babae. So it doesn’t matter if she has a lot of suitors. As long as I’m happy showing her how serious and dedicated I am, I guess she will realize that and hopefully appreciate me and consider me as the top man.

Sometimes, girls like dating other guys because it’s a test for the men. She’s checking if we can take on the challenge and if we can prove that we will not back down. So, never give up!

~ Episode 1: Courtship


Chris: I think the worst thing I’ve done to impress a woman was when I bought her a signature bag worth Php20,000 even though we were just dating. And yes, it worked. We dated for a long time. But during all those times, I was the one spending. POOF! I became a sugar daddy, haha. Moral lesson, don’t be a show-off. Girls will abuse your potential to buy her things and she might end up as “Mrs. Bilmoko” (Bili Mo Ako). Worst part? Na-friendzone ako.

~ Episode 2: In A Relationship


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About Chris

Chris Garcia is a 31-year-old IT Business Intelligence Analyst at a telecommunications company. He likes to analyze things, including relationships and tries to solve problems with an analytical mind.

He is also a Car Guy who loves speed and adrenaline rush. As a hopeless romantic, he believes in destiny and right timing. He enjoys writing down his feelings and showing them to that deserving girl.



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Edits: Jacquie Bamba S. Zamora

Before I Do Anthology

Philippine Copyright © 2016 by Katherine C. Eustaquio-Derla

Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla is a journalism graduate from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She wrote Bedroom Blog by Veronica, a relationship blog for Cosmopolitan Philippines from 2009 to 2011, which covers most of her single dating life. In 2015, she published her first book Before I Do. She’s passionate about coffee, red wine, books and Mad Men. She stopped collecting hearts when she got married in 2013 and went back to collecting Archie Comics ever since. Send the author a tweet @kceustaquio.

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