September 10, 2010

17 JOHN and JOYful Years

Today, September 11, 2010, I am celebrating 17 wonderful years with my forever boyfriend, lover and husband RAFAEL 'JOHN' MENDIOLA. Today is actually our 10th Year Wedding Anniversary, but we like counting it since the beginning of our love affair (we were sweethearts for 7 long years since September 11, 1993) before finally convincing him to marry me once and for all!!! Ours is not the romantic kind of marriage proposal. One day, we were watching television when John casually told me "Babe, look for the church and hotel that you like". I asked him, "are you actually asking for my hand?". He replied, "you don't like?". The rest, 17 years after, produced 3 wonderful kids; JULIA, RAFAEL & JUAN.

(With my Father, arriving in Archbishop's Palace, Villa San Miguel Mandaluyong City)
What I like about my husband is that he never hinder me in all the things I want to do. He lets me be...he wants me to be happy with what I like and what I do.
(John with parents, Rafael and Esther Mendiola)
I'm so lucky to have him for a partner in life...he is such a funny man...he makes me and the kids laugh. Even in the most unimaginable situations he makes us laugh...

(John and I were having private jokes while the ceremony was going on)
He stands beside me during storms, sickness, operations and whatever sad moments in life.
(Photo op, at the lobby of our reception)

My husband gives me everything that he thinks will make me happy 
(di nya alam I Love You lang ang katapat ko!)

(Arriving in Isla Ballroom of Edsa Shangri-La Hotel)
He likes eating, and he is not vain, he knows how to enjoy life to the fullest. He has uplifted my spirit since day one of our love story. He tells me, big or small, fat or thin I am beautiful.
(Cake Cutting Ceremony)
He's not the type who'll promise things, but he likes surprising me big time!

He is loyal and faithful, but never a talker.
(Garter Ceremony, yippeee, love this part!)
17 years seem to be just yesterday...
we're still the same and super happy minus the flabs in our body...


  1. You are a cute couple
    Happy anniversary!

  2. awwwwwww ate joy kinilig ako!!!!

  3. bwahaha... romantic pa yan ng kaunti ha.. sa amin nga, sabi ni cata.. o tawagn mo na nanay mo, paayos mo na marriage contract.. bwahaha

    wala daw sa proposal un.. nasa indecent..LOL

    parang alam ko kung ano ung private joke na un hahah.. for sure it has something to do with bloody mary!

  4. ay nakalimutan ko pala,


    Happy 17 JJ years! and I wish more JJ years to come!

  5. happy anniversary to a very inspiring couple like u guys...ur both lucky to have each other...may u have more to come...

  6. so sweet of you Joy! ganda pa rin ng story kahit hindi ganong ka-sweet importante you both have each other to love & cherish FOREVER... that's it, CONGRATULATIONS once again to both of you and more blessings to come! God bless mwaaah


Thank you for the joyful comments!