There’s this couple who has been playing badminton in our court for the past 5 years, maybe more. Yes, probably more. Anyway, they’ve been together for over 10 years. So their love life & single status is a standing joke among all the players there (most of the players know each other already & they have formed a close camaraderie). They always get asked “kailan ang kasal“, to their chagrin. Sure, there have been attempts at proposals, pero hindi matuloy-tuloy for one reason or another.
A couple of weeks ago, we got an invitation. HOMAYGAS!!! Totoo na!! They were finally getting hitched! <3 No one was more excited than us. We have seen so many romance bloom in our court. We have attended many a weddings of our players. Sila-sila nagiging magsing-irog, ninang, ninong, abay, emcee, etc. That’s how close knit they have become through the years.
My Kap devised a playing system in our court, you see. It’s called QUEUEING. A player doesn’t have to form a quorum in order to play badminton. He just shows up every night at around 7pm, pay 100 pesos, provide a shuttlecock or two, and he gets matched & set with other single players who also don’t belong to a particular group. They get to play as many time as they want with rotating opponents & partners until 12 midnight. Then there’s always a nightly pica-pica after the games which fostered close relationships among the players.
Anyway, 2 wednesdays ago, garbed in luxe bohemian ensemble as requested by the bride & groom, Kap & I drove to Hillcreek Gardens in Tagaytay to witness this looooong-delayed union! <3
Wishing you the joy and happiness that marriage brings, Remember to kiss every night when the sun sinks. May the love you express today always be a strong suture. That holds you together during any hard time in the future!