Mad Love

My friends and officemates often ask me: Do I ever feel sad? And I would answer with a resounding yes, but I try not to dwell on it. I always tell myself that no one else is responsible for my emotions but me. I can tell the whole world about my feelings but no other person can resolve it but me. While growing up, I have also discovered that negative emotions can be contagious. I want to be that person who’s a constant source of positive, happy energy. Each of us has our own struggles, and I don’t want to be that friend who always brings bad news. I do not want to inconvenience anyone by listening to rants and problems that (probably) do not concern them.


My mom has taught me and my siblings to be independent. When we were kids, she would often talk to us about taking responsibility. As a child, I did not understand it then. I thought my mom was being too serious and ‘baduy’ by having those talks. I didn’t realize how much those talks have permeated my daily existence until today. Scoldings from parents do have a purpose after all. Sometimes I’d wonder if I can become an effective parent like my mother, especially now that I’m nearing that stage. 🙂


A few weeks ago, Chad and I got engaged. YES WE’RE ENGAGED!!! 😀 😀 😀

I choose you @gypsealegs ????????

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Although having kids is not one of our current priorities, just thinking about it can be overwhelming. Seeing a little Chad and Daphne playing some day would be great, but we still have a lot of things to work on as a couple. Chad and I have had many talks about this in the past, even before announcing our official engagement, and I’m glad to have a partner who possesses the same line of thinking as I do.


Many people think that when you get married, you can no longer have time for your own dreams. I disagree. That may be true for couples with kids but not for married couples. Chad and I still have lots of things to fulfill. More than a year ago we collaborated for several creative projects and realized how compatible we are, not just as boyfriend-girlfriend but as partners. We accomplish so much when we’re together and manage to weed through the challenges of long-distance relationship—these and many other things convince me that Chad and I will make it.


Not that I need any convincing. I’ve loved Chad since meeting him more than a decade ago and nothing will ever dissuade me from marrying him. When he left for the States when I was in college, I totally gave up hope that I’d still see him. But he came back in 2011–and it was the right time. I’m not one to believe in ‘The One’ (oh boy, here we go), but that moment, our first conversation after so many years, I knew then he’s the person I’d marry. He’s my ideal man and my best friend, and it makes me so happy that I will be spending the rest of my life with this wonderful being. 🙂


Top from SM GTW | Cotton On Trousers | Thrifted Parisian Sandals | MANGO Quilted Bag | Casio Watch

Just thinking about Chad and our future makes all my worries go away. My officemates have remarked about my blooming aura since becoming engaged and I have to say it’s all because of the love I constantly receive from Chad, my family, and friends.

When you focus on how much you are loved instead of how unfortunate you are, it will show. It’s all about perspective. 🙂

Photos by Chad Verzosa <3

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  • ellie

    OMG! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’m excited for your wedding dress 😀 anyway I’m happy for the both of you!

    May I just add, how much you bought your trousers and the bag? :p

    New Outfit Post

  • Ely


  • Ten

    Congrats and Best Wishes!

  • I am pretty sure that when you get saddened by something, it’ll not b noticeable. You’re so pretty! Btw, KONGRASHULAYSHONSSS! 🙂

  • JONtotheworld

    Your first sentence resonates with me. People around me would always ask me Do I ever get sad or angry? I don’t know what to say.
    It came to a point that when I am silent or serious which is very rare, they would be worried and ask if I am ok. You know, as I get older I realized that though it is important to be positive at all times, it is okay to just let it out and be sad if you are really sad. No reasons to hide what you truly feel.
    By the way, congrats to your upcoming wedding. Chad must be very lucky to have you. congrats! 🙂

  • Nolan

    I really love your blog 🙂
    thanks for posting very interested articles

  • Nolan

    I really love the way you write 🙂
    thanks for posting very interesting articles

  • I am a bit confused of what you’re talking with your back-up pictures. You’ve a lot of topics mentioned from your mom’s way of bringing you up, to your BF’s engagement, and to the style of dress you wear and even an expectation from your officemates. Anyway, you’ve expressed them as you wish. More power.

  • Ace Paragoyo

    Congrats to both of you and more love for both of you

  • Jho Anna

    Congrats on your engagement!:)

  • Congrats on your engagement Daphne. I also admire you for the positive outlook you have and how well you were raised by your parents and of course, you’re also very pretty.

  • yvonnembertoldo .

    Congratulations Ms. Daphne 🙂

  • Diary ni Gracia

    Congratulations! You look carefree with those photos and I’m loving it! Thank you for sharing!

  • Skinny Brokovich

    Congratulations.. 2015 is brighter up ahead!

  • So many people have plans on getting married – congrats to you!

  • ednything

    very nice! congrats on your engagement! 😀

  • Rodel Flordeliz

    Congratulations! thats a new and big responsibility, but oh well, if your ready then go for it! Congrats!

  • Congratulations on the engagement!

  • Roberts

    Hi, I am Vanessa Ally. Feeling in love is the most beautiful thing ever, just enjoy it and don’t stress yourself over too many plans about kids, etc. Enjoy your special moments together!

  • Congratulations Daph! I think having kids will entail greater responsibility so just do whatever you want to do as a couple and then decide later on. Nice OOTD!

  • Congratulations to both of you! <3

  • congratulations on you both, i think children needs different approach because each one is unique and has different moods .

  • Daniel Sitoabasi

    Congratulations girl, don’t be scared of having babies, i want you to having many of them.

  • MissApriil

    Congratulations Daphne! As someone who got pregnant at an early age, I suggest you take things slow. Save up because raising kids nowadays comes with a price!

  • Congratulations with your marriage. I agree with you, you’ll still have time, of course, with your life after getting married but not after having children.

  • Congratulations and cool outfit! All the best 🙂


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