Sheryl Ann is…
… born under the sign of Capricorn (Year of the Snake), 28 years old.
… the middle child andÂ only daughter of 3 siblings… obviously,Â daddy’s little girl… her Mom’s best friend and Kuya’s bank manager. And siyempre ang ever always caring ate ni bunso.
… a B.S. Architecture graduate in Polytechnic University of the Philippines, who wanted to pursue a career in Culinary Arts and Photography (ang layo ata ng gusto i-pursue). But right now currently working in an Engineering Firm in a Laoag-based Project as a Junior Cad Architect.
… a very jolly person … that makes it easy for her to have friends.
Sheryl Ann loves …
…Â to cook and knows how to bake yummylicious cakes!
…Â reading books especially by Bob Ong… like hanging out on bookstores and magazine stands …
…Â Popoy (pet golden retriever) and Max ( pet Labarador)
… loves to sing (frustrated singer)
…Â chocolate so much!
…Â Jason so much as in!
Jason is …
… born under the sign of Scorpio, 31 years old, a B.S. Architecture graduate in Far Eastern University, an Architect of nine years already. Has his own company, JR Design Icons.
… the middle child of 3 sibblings (a doctor, an architect and a lawyer! o ha!)
… mabait pero masungit
… an alaskador pero mabait pa rin
… a jack-of-all-trades. he knows how to play badminton, billiards, bowling & basketball (and he’s all good at it!)
… eating everything Sheryl cooks…
… badminton (so much, he’s an addict!)
…Ã‚Â Ragnarok… Pangya … name it!
… Sheryl Ann so much!
She said …
This is my side of our love story … how it all began …
I was a fresh graduate then, applying for a job in Designtech Consultancy and Management. While waiting for the person in charge for my interview, I stayed at their receiving area just in front of the receptionist desk. Then a guy went inside to punch in his DTR card. He’s smiling actually and I smiled back. The receptionist was teasing him that time and was about to make his attempt to tease her back when he stepped on something that almost tripped him down. The receptionist laugh so hard, and so did I … not because natisod siya but because of the laughs they both shared with the incident. Obviously, I got the job. After that, I was introduced to the whole staff. Heading to the Architectural Dept. where I would meet the person in-charge with me, the person who will sign my logbook for my board exams …Â to my surprise … was the same guy I laughed about that morning … Oh no! He’s my boss!
Arch. Jason D. Jamias, baby face (he was 25 then and I’m 22), very poised, looks serious. I didn’t know at first we could get along. He’s a jack of all trades, one hell of an alaskador. When he laughs nawawala mata niya. Everybody just loves him. An architect for four years already (after graduation, took the board exam and passed agad! galing ng baby ko), he really knows his craft. No wonder at that age, he handles that position.
As days went by, we became close. He was like a long lost friend. Opposites really attract. He’s an introvert and I’m an extrovert. He wasn’t just my boss, he became my bestfriend. Every lunch time, he never fails to give me a Tofiluk chocolate bar. He always walks me hanggang sa terminal ng jeep after office hours. He helpedme a lot when it comes to our field. How to master the CAD software, to know how to write BOQ’s and the do’s and don’t of Specs. Writing. Even if work has filed up on him, he still takes time to answer my queries. Sometimes, he lets me checks errors in drawings so that it would be easier for him to revised it in the computer. We write each other through the use of Word Doc and save it in a diskette so we could read it at home. Lahat ng angst namin sa work nakalagay dun. Ang corny ba? Nah I don’t think so. Knowing Jason, that’s something sweet kasi wala sa personalidad niya yun. He’s courting somebody that time. I became his “ligaw” consultant. But little did he know, I became jealous of that girl everytime we talked about her. He even have a picture of her on his desktop. And kainis pa dun, some of our officemates tells me they thought it was me when viewd from afar … heller??? mas maganda kaya ako dun?
As friends, I gathered all my guts for us to talked about our very complicated relationship. I don’t want myself to be left hanging. I know there’s something going on between us but we’re both afraid we’ll gonna lose the friendship if love will come our way. I didn’t get the answer right away. Play safe siya kumbaga. My treatment towards him became cold. Phone calls became less, I tend to be more masungit and mataray towards him pero he’s there pa rin and never left me.
One fine day, theÂ moment was right but not the right place (literally, it is not the right place hahaha!), July 6, 2000, we became “us”. I made my bestfriend the happiest person alive. I’m his first and he was my last. And for almost six years of being together… Finally, I’m going to marry my bestfriend.
This is my side of our love story:
I met Sheryl in our office at Designtech as a CAD operator. She saw me first having a blooper (what a nice way to see me at first time, hehehehe), I was tripped by a cabinet handle at our secretaryâ€™s table while she was sitting at the waiting area. Sheryl giggled at my blooper that time.
Actually Iâ€™m the supervisor of the Architectural division in our office, so I handle all the CAD operators including Sheryl. Â Sheryl just graduated in college when she started working; obviously she tends to ask me questions on how to do some drawings and advises how to simplify commands in AutoCAD program. We eat lunch sitting beside each other, share stories during lunch break, even exchange letters about our life, and accompany her to a jeepney terminal wherein she rides to get home. From thereon we developed a special friendship, and some of our officemates usually talks about our being so close with each other.
During that time Iâ€™m courting a girl named Nil, I usually asked Sheryl how to make my date memorable. Sheryl on the other hand had a crush with one of our CAD operators named Arnel, I got jealous when I knew that. Every after date I made, I share with her stories what had happened to my date. But some of the stories about my date are just made up, because I want to see her reactions if she will also get jealous. I think I got my purpose from doing that.
Then came the unexpected day, we had a general membership meeting at the UAP Capitol Chapter. Sheryl joined us to fix ourselves together with our friends Dex and Dax. A question that can never be answered by â€œNOâ€, I was asked by Dex, whatâ€™s the real thing between us, then Sheryl asked me the same question, I was silenced and answered…
WEâ€™RE GETTING MARRIED ON OCTOBER 28, 2006. (did I answered the question?)
The Story of Us by Sheryl Anne
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