2017 Picture Favourites

December 31, 2017

Just wanted to end the year with showcasing my favorite pictures taken in 2017!

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To more in 2018!

Happy New Year lovelies!

With love,

Mary Dezleigh Teodosio.

The Family Approves – Brought My NEW Boyfriend to a Family Event!

August 8, 2017

Dear Readers,

On August 5, 2017, my family hosted a huge birthday party in honour of my grandma, Mom Nora. We celebrated my Mom Nora’s 75th birthday! After going to countless family events as a “single” entity, I finally had an amazing date whom accompanied me for Mom Nora’s birthday.

FUN FACT: I come from a big Filipino family, who also happens to throw thematic parties in extremities! My mom loooooooooves hosting parties as much as she loves going to parties. I’ve been to countless Filipino parties from all sizes and for the past months before I met Jason, I would show up to these parties alone.

The colour theme of the party was “RED”, and ohh my, let me tell you, Jason and I looked ravishing together.

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Jason has already met most of my family members and close family friends before Mom Nora’s birthday. However, the ones whom Jason hasn’t met yet were impressed at how tall he is, how much of a gentleman he is, and how polite he is. I can’t even emphasize enough on how many times during the night I heard people say, “ohh my he’s tall” or “he’s pogi (Filipino word for handsome)”…. and those compliments meant so much more to me than it did for him. There’s no better feeling than bringing a charming man home to the family. The fact that my family noticed his patience, good-heartedness, warmth and height made me realize how I found the right one. I truly felt like the luckiest girl with the best partner of the night.

After the party, my family had nothing else to say other than compliments and approval of my new man. I was so happy to have my family’s warm welcome towards Jason. At first, I was concerned that they might be too tough on Jason since we come from different ethnicities (Jason’s Chinese), but no – my family welcomed him like he was family already!

Overall, Mom Nora’s 75th birthday party was one for the books. All of my family was gathered together and even family from out of the province flew in just for the occasion. Looking at the photos now, I reflect on all the memories made from that night… from the long hours of preparation, to all the delicious food I ate, to all the photos we took, to all the dancing, laughter, conversations and to all other memories that were made – my heart is full of joy. I am so happy to be part of a loving, supportive and fun family like the one I have. I am just so overwhelmed with joy knowing that my family actually approves my relationship with Jason, and for that I am happy.

My heart is full of joy and love, and for that I am thankful.

Here are some photos from Mom Nora’s 75th birthday party!

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With love,

Mary Dezleigh Teodosio.

I’m Finally Ready – Meet My Boyfriend

July 11, 2017

Dear Readers,

After my first heartbreak (find out more here: Broken: October 30, 2016) my whole view on relationships completely changed. At some point, I even considered being single for the rest of my life. I even considered moving to a new city just to be isolated away from all the familiar faces in my life. My last breakup destroyed my ability to trust, and to love someone else greater than myself… or I once thought so. All of my doubts, frustrations, and anger in love changed when a 6 foot 1 gent came into my life.

Meet my boyfriend, Jason Yang!

We began as a pair who just wanted to be in each other’s company for the summer. Originally, we were introduced by my friend Gen during one of my drunken-party nights, and we began to text soon after. I first met Jason through a delightful afternoon of eating ice cream. We arranged to casually go out for ice cream at a Menchies nearby. Jason and I both live in the northwest area of Calgary, making it convenient for us to go to a nearby strip mall wherein Menchies is located. Our day began as soon as he picked me up in his red modified Genesis Coupe.

I’ll never forget how he made me feel that day… I felt so lost in our conversation and just blissfully in awe of how well I can connect, relate, and adore a complete stranger. My simple 3 hour ice cream grub with someone whom I barely knew, was turning into a complex 3 hour ice cream grub with someone I was meant to know. Nearing the time for us to go home, I felt robbed of time and I wanted the day to keep on going. After our ice cream grub, I wanted to get to know Jason more and I knew I really, really, really, liked him.

This summer, I never expected us to become a couple.

I’ve been very vocal in expressing my desire to remain single for the duration of summer. But, the best things in life often happens unexpectedly. For the next weeks after our meeting at Menchies, Jason and I became inseparable. We enjoyed each other’s company a little too much and we didn’t want to waste a perfectly fine summer alone. We wanted to create a summer we both will never forget. At first, we gave each other until the end of summer to determine if we were going to last more than just a summer fling. Astonishingly, we turned out to be more than just a season’s worth of romance. As we developed more and more of a strong liking and fascination in each other, it was getting obvious that Jason was ready to make us official… he was ready to turn our status into a “boyfriend-girlfriend” level… he was ready to commit into a fruitful relationship with me.

But I was scared.

I thought I wasn’t ready and I selfishly wanted the summer to be single…. but deep down, I knew I wanted to become his girlfriend eventually. I just wanted to take things slow and to assure myself that I wasn’t rushing into another temporary relationship fix. I didn’t want to hurt myself let alone hurt him, so I asked him to wait for me. Due to my selfish desire of independence, I bluntly told Jason that I’m not quite ready for a relationship. I asked Jason to give me the summer to understand myself better. I asked Jason to wait… and he did exactly that.

He waited until I finally told him, “baby, I’m ready”

Soon after I gave him my word, a few weeks later I found myself on the 12th floor of Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire. It was a fairytale proposal. I had never been surprised in my life until that day. I’m not going to dive too much into this, because I want to dedicate a full “story time” video and blog about how he asked me to be his girlfriend… because the story will melt each girl’s heart, and make each woman crave for one like it.

I want to redirect this post to him.

Yes, at some point I didn’t want to be committed this summer. Yes, I was having fun partying each weekend, doing “my own thing”, acting carefree…. but NO – Not once did I think him and I would just remain as “friends with benefits” or a “summer fling”, I knew we would eventually turn into something more. It was all a matter of time to determine when we would become officially entitled and exclusive to each other. On June 25th, 2017, Mr. Jason Yang dropped on his knees and asked me, “will you be my girlfriend?”

I said, “YES!”

Now, I’m locked into a blossoming relationship with a man whose heart is pure gold. Jason treats me like a princess… literally. His smile cures my sorrows. His voice calms my storm. His touch soothes my pain and his eyes sees my soul. All the heartache I once felt is so worth it! If I had to endure that heartbreak again in order to receive Jason as my reward for all the agony, I would repeat that heartbreak process over, and over, and over again. This is the kind of love I’ve been dreaming of for many years. I’m finally ready to allow someone in. I’m finally ready to love someone greater than I ever had before… because I know this man will love me even more.

We’re just two trolls who finally became as one. 

With love,

Mary Dezleigh Teodosio.

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