My Engagement Story

Hong Kong
January 30, 2008 9:23pm CST
Some of you know that I am recently engaged and many of you would love to hear what actually happened on my "engagement day" *smiles*, here comes the story: It was my birthday (mid-January). My fiance and me were going to malls and have dinner. It was just a very simple day because I couldn't think of something more "special" that I wished to do. Then when we were driving home, my fiance told me that he got a surprise for me at home (and I thought it was a birthday present). When we arrived home, I immediately rushed to the fireplace to get some warmth because it was kind of cold outside. Then he kneel down in front of me and proposed. I was really surprised and of course I said yes. Then he said, "the reason why I didn't propose outside was because I forgot to bring the ring with me!" He said it in such an embarrassed way that I couldn't help but laughing (I did found the idea very funny). It's "romantic" and hilarious at the same time!
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
31 Jan 08
Hello wondericequeen!:-) Congratulations! I am happy for you. May you find true love in your fiance and may you be blessed with understanding, care and everlasting friendship with each other. Your story is interesting and yes it is romantic and hilarious at the same time!:-)
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@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
31 Jan 08
He deliberately didn't bring the ring so that he could surprise you at home. It's nothing like a warm cosy fireplace to bring out the warmth of the relationship, creating a romantic setting indeed to pop that all important question!! So you see, it was all well conceived, and his embarrassment for forgetting the ring was just playacting only. I know, because he told me so...LOL.
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@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
31 Jan 08
By the way, my heartiest congratulations again!!
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• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
Thanks a lot for the blessing! *laughs* Yes, maybe that's a plan!
@dpk262006 (56104)
• Delhi, India
31 Jan 08
Very Interesting to hear about your story...lovely! Heartiest Congratulations from all of us here. Hope you would get married soon. Our best wishes are with you. Deepak
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• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
Thanks a lot! I hope to get married SOON too, I can't wait! *laughs*
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@dpk262006 (56104)
• Delhi, India
1 Feb 08
I can understand your position...that you cannot wait...LOL! If you need any tips on a happy married life, you are most welcome! Deepak :):)
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
hi wondericequeen! ^__^ that's a really funny engagement story. of all the things that he would forget on the day of his proposing, why does it have to be the ring! its just really funny. ^__^;; but that was really romantic to. i didn't know that there are still guys that kneel down in front of girls when they are proposing. how sweet. i wish i will have a romantic experience too when my future boyfriend proposes to me. ^__^
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• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
Sure you will! *laughs* Maybe he is an old-fashioned guy!
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
not really old-fashioned, but romantic. ^__^
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 08
Hello wondericequeen, That's truly romantic *laughs* Oh, I feel sad at the same time ... sad for a good reason: at last, you found your man! Very fortunate for him to find a good reason for not proposing you in public. A little bit shy maybe...and found a good reason for that *laughs* Mine was quite a rush rush matter. Oh, not going to tell you here. Anyway, it's already over *smiles*
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• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
It doesn't really matter in public or not really, because marriage is between two people anyway. I wouldn't want the cheering crowd to be there when he proposed *laughs*.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
4 Feb 08
Hello wondericequeen, Yes, you are right. But when you are married to someone, you have to accept the whole people in his life and get attached to them too, indirectly. Ahh...I am lucky that I live far away from my in-laws *laughs*
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
31 Jan 08
That is so sweet! You seem to be extremely happy and I am very happy for you. I know how exciting it is to be in love and have so much to look forward to! Enjoy it!
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• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
Yes I am happy and definitely I have so much to look forward to *smiles*.
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
Congratulations! do not forget to invite me on your wedding day, my friend! it was so sweet of him to do that nd you should be proud of him because he respects you so much by asking you to marry him. You better be emotionally, intellectually and spiritually ready for the big "W", ok!
• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
*laughs* I think after a bit of a shock, I really have to get ready for the big day! Thanks for the blessing *smiles*.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
31 Jan 08
The story is kind of cute. Sometimes a bit of spontaneous behaviour makes things much better, and your future husband has that, no doubt. I wish you the best for your future marriage.
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• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
Thanks a lot! Yea I like spontaneous behavior!
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
usually those proposals done with a touch of comedy are those that work well... the comedy is a sign of sincerity and it's very natural. tell your bf i said good job! and congratulations to both of u... wish u well
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• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
I will tell him and thanks a lot for your blessing!
@drannhh (15211)
• United States
31 Jan 08
I like funny proposals. My hubby's was so funny I could hardly stop laughing long enough to say yes. I kept him waiting quite a while because every time I saw that cute little boy-like embarrassed yet expectant look, I started laughing all over again. Congratulations and I do hope you two have at least as many wonderful years together as we have and then some. We are planning to have many more ourselves.
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• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
*laughs* Yes, that's the look on his face! I was laughing too! I don't know, I saw other brides to be are like having tears in their eyes, but I was laughing! I still find it very funny! Yes, I definitely hope that our "marriage" would last as yours! It's just wonderful to be married to one person for a long time (it's rare nowadays!).
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
That is a very nice engagement story... i bet your future children and grandchildren will never get tired hearing that... romantic and hilarious at the same time... we don't get that sort of combination anymore... Congratulations again on your engagement... and i hope you will post the story of your wedding day in the future... i think you will make a lovely bride... your fiance is very lucky to have you...
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• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
Thanks a lot! He told me it's quite a story to tell friends and relatives too! Yea, I will surely keep everyone updated here! I love mylot friends *laughs*.
@youless (91111)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Jan 08
Your fiance is very funny. Actually he could make other better reasons, but he chose to tell you the truth that he forgot to bring the ring. I think he is honest:) That's an unforgettable moment for you. This story is very sweet:)
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• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
Yes the honesty is making me laugh! I thought actually he didn't even have to tell me but he couldn't resist telling me everything *laughs*.
@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
31 Jan 08
oh my gosh, that is so sweet. I wish my husband had had some kind of romantic thing planned when he proposed, but he took me out to his truck that had 13 roses sitting inside it with a box and a card. the card said will you marry me and i of course said yes, but i guess i always dreamed of being somewhere romantic and him getting down on one knee. Congrats again and God bless
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• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
But your story is sweet too! I love the card, it's very mysterious! *winks*
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
COngratulations again!! I'm happy for you..that was a wonderful birthday gift..like what my hubby did years ago..:) and what a romantic place!! I love fireplace..:) Hope you two have a wonderful future!!
• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
*laughs* Yes, a really wonderful birthday present for me! I love fireplace TOO!
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
So sweet... That's really romantic! Thank you for sharing your engagement story. I hope you will also share your wedding plans with all us here. Stay happy and in love!
• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
Yes I will, if I come to think of something. It won't be fancy, I am sure!
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
hi wondericequeen ! oh that is so cute! hahaha your fiance deserves a hug and nice kiss....hihihi he is so cute... our engagement story wasn't something like that...nothing close to that but equally meaningful... it was christmas day, nothing fancy...i just asked my then boyfriend and now my husband to join us for lunch. he came just before 12 noon. i am living with my parents so there is not much privacy. we went into my room just before the meal and there he popped the question. there wasn't even a ring. the ring came much later...lol i cried and cried and he had to ask me twice coz he said i haven't answered him the first time he asked...lol so that was it. and now i am happily married to him...take care and God bless you! hope you have a happy and blessed marriage! :-)
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• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
*laughs* Yours is so sweet! Indeed, the ring he gave me was from his mother, "my" ring needs to come later too! But it doesn't better. It's really the thought that counts!
@kareng (7980)
• United States
31 Jan 08
Awww, what a nice story! It kinda turned out romantic there in front of the fireplace! I wish you all the best! Can't wait to hear about your wedding plans!
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• Hong Kong
31 Jan 08
Wedding plans! Yes, I need to plan but I have absolutely no idea! I think I will keep things simple *laughs*.
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@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
That must be your most memorable birthday. It means that things won't always be perfect but hey, as long as you love each other it should be a happy marriage. Best wishes to you!
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31 Jan 08
Congratulations!!!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
4 Feb 08
He proposed by the fireplace, well, he'll always have a warm place in your heart that way! My husband proposed in front of his Father (his Dad had cancer) so that he could share the moment. It was also indoors. Much more comfy than outdoors on a cold day. Good thing he forgot it at home and not somewhere at the Mall or at dinner. He could have spent a week looking for it. Better to forget it at home. Hope he has as wonderful a sense of humor as you have. May all your future moments be filled with love and laughter.