Growing up as young barrio lass in our own little barangay Bagumbayan in the sleepy town of Orion located in the brave province of Bataan, I knew that someday my Prince Charming will come. Thanks to all the Sharon Cuneta movies and soap operas I repeatedly watched over and all over again, I dreamed of my own Gabby Concepcion, my Enteng Kabisote, my Fernando Jose, my David Garcia Jr. Up to this very same day, I know all along over the rainbow that true love awaits me – and together with it comes the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Yan may dagdag nang kakapanood ng E! Channel yan. Hihihihihi!

I belive in fairy tales. I know that all the pain, sacrifices and hard work that I’ve lived for will someday be rewarded with fame, fortune and glory – basta ba good girl ako – alam ko na balang-araw makaka-jackpot din ako. After all, every cloud has a silver lightning. So I raise my hand and pray. Ay, kanta pala ni Mandy Moore yun.

Simple lang naman ang pangarap ko: to marry a rich, handsome, God-fearing man that’s also thoughtful, faithful, honest, successful, fashionable, 6-foot tall, healthy, wealthy, fragrant, business-minded, sense of homourous, jetsetting and charitable. Simple lang di ba?

Yun bang someone who will treat me like a princess. That’s what we’re all long for, di ba? Somebody who will pamper me and shower me with all the luxuries in life.

A life that I’ve never dreamed of in my wildest dreams: A penthouse in New York, a mansion in London, a villa in Spain, to become a globetracker, a jetcenter, a fashion icon wearing all the most expensive luxury brands – Bulgavi, Chanel, Escada, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci (ayoko na ng Louis Vuitton – marami na nyan sa Karama eh) – ahhhh, all that glitters in this world! To meet famous people – business tycoons and royalities, celebrities and high society. To dine and wine and dessert in the most fabulous restaurants in the key cities around the globe. Lahat yan the sky’s the langit! Yung puro cash and compliments of – hindi credit card na nagma-max out at babayarang walang katapusan buwan buwan.

Nakakasawa na rin kasi tong buhay kong ito. Tuwing sweldo, hindi ko man lang matikman ang fruits of my labor of love. Sa dami ng bayarin na walang humpay: renta sa flat, water and electricity, groceries, toiletries, credit card, personal loan, remittance sa Pilipinas…..Araw-araw, gising ng alas sais ng umaga (if not I’ll loose my turn sa banyo), abang ng carlift, papa-alipin sa mga walang consuelong mga amo, malitson at malusaw sa init ng panahon, makipagsiksikan ng parang sardines sa loob ng isang kwarto, panay na lang window shopping, kailangan pang mag-abang ng susunod na SALE o kaya bumiyahe pa para pumunta sa far and away na Outlet Mall – makatikim lang ng fashion brands – haaaayyy, paulit-ulit na lang, walang katapusan – somebody save meeeeeehh!!! My Prince Charming – where art daaaawww???!!!

Hanggang sa magtagpo ang aming landas…

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