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Anniversary in Siargao: A Surprise From Jim

February 3, 2017 33 Comments

On our second morning in Siargao, I woke up bright and early! I let Jim sleep in a little bit more while I read my Miranda July book over coffee. Once Jim woke up, we headed straight to Very Good Nice for another surf sesh — do I sound gnarly yet?? Yuck haha.

We were going to head to a more intermediate surf spot but they said something about the time and the tide. I’m not sure what it was but we decided to just surf at Jacking Horse again.

Post surfing, we grabbed lunch at Bravo Beach Resort. I really liked how the place looked and all the guests seemed so relaxed — some were even napping on the couches.

The food was good!

Hummus is life

Tuna Tataki

Island doggy

Make sure to get a pitcher of their white sangria!

Don’t get their spiked coconut drink

We went back home to shower and then we rented a scooter to try and drive ourselves to dinner. We both had no prior experience with motorcycles so I don’t know what we were thinking. Watch this short video:

Instead of going out for dinner, we got a little too stressed that afternoon so we decided to just stay in.

Before eating, Jim took out a letter he wrote me for our anniversary.

A reference to Bon Iver’s “For Emma, Forever Ago” hahaha nerd!

Of course I cried a lot while reading it UGH. I asked for his permission and he’s allowed me to share an excerpt:

I dream about you. I still daydream about you. Of how we got here and what else is in store for us.

Hehehe the rest is just for me nalang. I turned the letter over and there were song lyrics and then he played a recording of it. Siyempre I cried some more.

Stay in your room
I’ll stay in mine
But when we’re both done
I’ll hold you tight

Memories fade
Like a candlelight
But they’ll keep us warm
Throughout the night

Each new song will have its place
And old songs will slowly fade
But every song that we’ve made

We’ll sing
For all of time

I really am the luckiest, aren’t I?

♥,
Saab

February 2, 2017
February 5, 2017

Saab

33 Comments

  1. Reply

    Hedda

    February 3, 2017

    Goals! You guys are the coolest and sweetest couple.

  2. Reply

    C

    February 3, 2017

    Yes, you are!!! <3

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    Mariel Rodriguez

    February 3, 2017

    He wrote the lyrics? It’s soooo good! Pang-OST of a really good film.

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      Saab

      February 5, 2017

      YES!<3

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    K

    February 3, 2017

    YES, INDEED. <3

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    Kredta

    February 3, 2017

    NAIYAK AKO SA KANTA LYRICS PA LANG. My boyf and I have been into fights bec of my forgetfulness. He says na excuse ko lang daw yun for taking things about our relationship for granted. He does not understand that my memory is failing and it’s hard for me to remember stuff except those that caused me so much pain and I hate him for that and why did Jim have to write this I can’t stop all these feels ayoko mag The Notebook please

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      Saab

      February 5, 2017

      Awwww!! Why, what do you forget ba??? I’m also not very good with remembering things! But I like to focus on good memories over bad ones! Hug!

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    Phengy

    February 4, 2017

    Aw! Happy Anniversary! ❤

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    RedHairmaiden

    February 4, 2017

    Awwwwhhhh….

    Recently celebrated our 5th anniv but as bf/gf pa not like lit -like you guys. Twas the other way around I was the one who made an iambic poem for him and about our 5 years of being crazies.

    Been to Siargao and I’d say we want to stay like be an island boy or girl for the rest of our lives but oh well city jungle is calling. We stayed at La Luna.

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      Saab

      February 5, 2017

      Oh nice!! I also think Jim and I are city people. I guess I could live like that basta may aircon and wi-fi hahaha

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    Maine

    February 4, 2017

    Was Very Good Nice named after how they praise their students, “Very good! Nice!” when they’re getting it right for the surfing lesson?

    ***And yes of course… Happy Anniversary, Jim and Saab! I speak like for the both of you :)

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      Saab

      February 5, 2017

      Hahaha yes I think so. I think it’s something a lot of local surfers really say! BERIGUDNAYS!:) Thank you!

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    Farn Manuel

    February 4, 2017

    awww… super love reading your Jim kwentos. Super perfect fit nyo and super nakakahawa yung happiness nyo. :) looking forward to the next Wake Up with Jim and Saab. (super benta pag sumisingit si Jim ng ‘move into the country, I’m gonna eat a lot of peaches’)

    More power, power couple! <3<3<3

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      Saab

      February 5, 2017

      Hehehe will do!!!

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    Trish

    February 4, 2017

    Was laughing at “JimBon Infair” when I first saw your tweet about this blog post. Super witty ni Jim 5ever! You guys are the sweetest! :)

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    cheriamor

    February 4, 2017

    LUCKIEST! #couplegoals

  12. Reply

    Gigi

    February 4, 2017

    Ugh! So lucky girl. Kainggit.

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      Saab

      February 5, 2017

      Hehe

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    rhymeiky

    February 6, 2017

    Nakakakilig! #relationshipgoal

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      Saab

      February 7, 2017

      Heehee

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    Anne

    February 6, 2017

    Awwwww :’) ive been a reader for quite a while now and I must say you’ve matured so much. It’s like you find balance in almost everything when youre with jim. I cried a lot when he proposed in JP and even more on your wedding (lol feeling close) . ambilis ng panahon but Im happy seeing you enjoying yourselves as husband and wife :) im hoping to see/watch/read more content from the both of you. Happy anniv guys!

    P.s. youre more beautiful now more than ever, Saab. :) and ugh, ang sweet pa rin ni Jim kainis hehe

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      Saab

      February 7, 2017

      Thank you! Because of Young Star’s posts yesterday (the one about conversations with exes), I couldn’t help but search for archives. Super cringed at my past self hehehe. But I believe everything happens for a reason. Thinking of blogging about my old conversations with past loves. Just wondering if I’d be comfortable if my exes did the same. But they don’t read my blog anyway… And I wouldn’t publish their names. Haha. I’m conflicted!! Would make a good read and it would be a nice release. Just thinking it over. #angdamikongsinabi

      Anyway, thank you for your comment and I’m happy you stayed long enough to see me grow up :)

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        Christine

        February 21, 2017

        Waaaah please do this <3 Been a reader since your Tumblr days and I've always rooted for your relationships. Have you read Modern Romance? You can probably have a podcast with a similar theme too :D Would love to hear your insights. Stay in love Bacarros!! <3

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          Saab

          February 24, 2017

          That’s in my to-read list!!!!!

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    KC Villera

    February 6, 2017

    UWIAN NA NA MAY NANALO NA HAHAHA <3

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    van

    February 8, 2017

    where did you rent the scooter from? can i have the number? how much per day? Thanks!

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      Saab

      February 8, 2017

      We just asked Villa Maya (our hotel) to help us book it! I think it was 500-600 a day? I can’t remember exactly, sorry!

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    Mayee

    February 12, 2017

    Girl naiiyak ako ano ba!!!! <3

    I read in one of your Ask Saab posts that there'll be a special Valentine's edition of Wake Up with Jim and Saab! Can't wait for that one! :)

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    Quenna

    February 12, 2017

    the sweetest <3

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    Pam

    February 24, 2017

    Where can we download the song? ❤️😍😍😍

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      Saab

      February 24, 2017

      Hehehe walaaaaa it’s for me lang hehehe

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    Jelai

    February 25, 2017

    in tears now. my heart’s so heavy due to an argument with mom, revealing to me something bout my dad. literally this gave me hope. not just to catch your attention. i freaking need this now. thank you. Jim deserves you.

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      Saab

      February 27, 2017

      Hey there, I hope you’re alright!:(

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