Excerpt from Confessions of a Daydreamer

By Regine Anne Opulencia


I am standing with eyes closed as I indulge the moment. I feel pretty wearing this big white dress that I personally designed—even if I am not a designer whatsoever. I have been waiting for a couple of minutes until the big wooden door opens. I see people—mostly wearing nude pink or silver ensembles. They are teary-eyed, smiling and just simply amazed.

The smell of carnation pink flowers scattered all over exudes a positive feeling. Then, I start walking in tune with a song that I knew, from the beginning, would take me down the aisle. I hear praises from people. Oh man, this would be a long walk.

As I walk towards the love of my life, too many things are going on inside my head. Am I really ready? Am I ready to be a wife? Am I ready for this married life? Am I not scared of giving birth anymore?

I need to focus. I look at him. He’s waiting for me, smiling. Even from afar, I know he is trying to hold back his tears. What do I have to be afraid of? I would be married to a man who, I know, loves me and cares for me. I know he won’t let me be alone to face the challenges that lie ahead.

I can’t believe that this day has finally come. In a few hours, I would be married to the man I love. Everything is perfect. Except for the fact that I am just daydreaming.

I know there won’t be any wedding anytime soon. At least not for me.

For the past few years, I have seen the weddings of my aunts and uncles, and every time I see the bride walking down the aisle, I cry. It’s always a touching moment for me. I was then inspired to have a beautiful wedding of my own.


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About Regine

Regine Anne Opulencia is a Mass Communication graduate from Adamson University. A former television writer and an aspiring novelist, she is also a part-time blogger and a full-time daydreamer.

Her addiction includes books, movies, music and Barry Allen. Her favorite author is Paulo Coehlo and her all-time favorite line from a movie is “I am just a girl, standing in front of a boy - asking him to love me.”




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Edits: Jacquie Bamba S. Zamora

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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.

Disclaimer: This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are products of the author’s imagination and are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, places or persons, living or dead is entirely coincidental. Image from Pexels.com.

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