Excerpt from Magmamahalan Pa Tayo

By Sai Montes


I have always been a hopeless romantic. I guess I can blame it all on Titanic, the first movie that probably made me realize there’s this thing called “true love.”

I’ve had my share of a bad relationship. And I mean really bad. The kind that makes people forget there are really Prince Charming types out there. Mine happened in college but when the relationship began, I felt like I’ve been with the guy since the beginning of time. I’m sure some of us have felt that way at some point with someone.

I was so deeply in love with him. He was my world. He was my everything. The moment I agreed to be his girlfriend, I started building my future around him—our future marriage, our own future family and even our grandchildren!

He was very strict, though. There were times when I needed his approval (yes, his approval) on certain things such as who I will talk to, hang out with and who will be in my circle of friends.

At first, I really didn’t mind because all I cared about was being with him and our relationship. But it came to a point that I almost lost most of my old friends because of him. Then again, when you’re young and very much in love, you tend to not see things. Again, I didn’t mind because I thought I didn’t need anyone else as long as I have him. But I was wrong. Oh boy, I was so wrong.

We fought. We fought a lot. I tried to be as strong as possible but I couldn’t take all the daily quarrels anymore. We fought about the smallest things every single day. But we stayed together despite the fights. Again, I was in love.

After graduation, I landed a job at an advertising agency in Manila right away. And guess what, he didn’t like my job. Yes. My job. He felt like I can easily replace him because I was suddenly meeting new people at work.

As a result, I went to work with only him on my mind. And I felt so bad. My performance was badly affected too. So I decided to put an end to this madness.

Photo by Sai Montes


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About Sai

Sai Montes is a marketing graduate from Jose Rizal University. Before discovering her love for makeup, she was in the digital marketing industry.

In 2009, she decided to specialize in providing traditional and airbrush makeup for weddings, commercials, magazines and special events as a Certified Professional Makeup Artist and Hairstylist.

Photos by Sai Montes





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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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