Snippets from Luis Carlito*


Luis: So maybe, instead of enumerating the things that make a girl NOT marriage-material, I’d rather tell which things make them one. Being like my mother isn’t a bad thing, as my mother is one class act of a woman. Also, a lady who values family, education and career is a good wife candidate. Lastly, someone who has great time management skills will surely pass my criteria.

~ Episode 3: Engagement


Luis: Love is really a strange thing. It brings two very different people together and makes them similar, until they become strangers again, which is both happy and sad. So the biggest challenge for me, or for everyone, is to avoid that sad part. It’s a lesson I haven’t fully learned, but it’s safe to say that it’s a work in progress. It will always be.

~ Special Episode: Heartbreaks


*Name has been changed.


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About Luis

Luis Carlito (pen name) is an IT project manager currently working for a Malaysia-based Japanese firm. He likes traveling, music and sports.

His ideal date includes the classic candlelight dinner, a movie and maybe a stroll under the moonlight. A holiday trip to an exotic location with his significant other wouldn’t hurt either.


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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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