Saturday, August 17, 2019

May 22 19, 3:16 pm

Woman jailed in Dubai after biting off victim’s lips

A 29-year-old woman was sentenced to three months in jail in Dubai after biting the lip of the victim following a heated argument between the two. The woman was charged with physical assault after medical reports confirmed that the shape of the victim’s lips had been...

WATCH: Former OFW reunites with woman of his dreams after decades to reignite their relationship

by | Feature, Lifestyle

May. 22, 19 | 3:16 pm

The intriguing story of Ed, a former OFW, and the love of his life, Helen is currently making its rounds on social media after netizens were touched by their love story that literally stood the test of time.

When Ed met Helen, he immediately felt that unique spark with Helen. “Ako, first impression type ko siya. Nung kausap ko, na feel ko na parang may gusto din siya sa akin. Sinagot ako yata nung 73 (1973),” recalls Ed;

“Noong 18 years old ako nakita ko yan,” recalls Helen as she reminisces the first time that they met.

Love from a long distance

When they finally entered into a relationship back in 1973, Ed was at the crossroads of deciding whether to be an OFW or not: “Sabi ko kasi pinapapunta ako ng abroad, sabi nya okay lang naman di ba – trabaho yun e. Pero babalik ka naman, sandal lang naman,”

Helen back then already expressed her hesitance when Ed decided to pursue it but she chose to cling on to his promise: “Parang nagpapa isip na sa akin, akala ko mahal ako netong ano na to, bakit puro negosyo? Isa lang ang sinabi niya sa akin: Para sa ating dalawa ito.”

However, Ed took a longer time than he expected as he worked overseas. “Tapos, extend ng extend, natagalan nga ako noon. Yung communication namin, parang malayo,” shares Ed.

Falling apart

Helen then thought that Ed might have already met someone else: “Naisip ko, nag asawa na rin siya kasi ni-ho ni-“hi” wala na.  Sabi ko, tatanda na yata ako dito.”

Ed then just found out through a friend that Helen had already married someone else: “Sinabi sa akin ng kaibigan ko na kapitbahay nila, o wala na, nag-asawa na. Sabi ko bakit ganyan, hindi ako hinintay.

Starting over again

Helen then shared that she never stopped loving Ed and wondered herself how and why things went down the way it did: “Ewan ko sa kanya bakit ginanun nya ko, hindi ko rin alam. Dahil ako talagang minahal ko siya ng sobra. Hindi ko alam kung bakit bigla na lang siyang nawala sa paningin ko.

However, while Ed said that while what Helen did hurt his feelings when he found out, he said that he didn’t pursue anyone else as this time, he decided to wait for her. “Alam mo naghiwalay tayo ng ganyan, alam mo ang sakit sa akin nun. Lalo na nung nalaman ko na kasal ka na, kaya nga hindi na ako nanligaw e Hinihintay lang kita,”

Today, Ed and Helen still reminisce about the past but in a lighter note:

“Kasi naman umalis ka kasi,” quipped Helen.

“Wala e trabaho, naiintindihan mo naman di ba?,” said Ed as he reminded her that he had to work overseas for their future.

“E, ba’t hindi mo na ako binalikan?,” asked Helen tugging on that heartstring when Ed left her.

“Kung bibigyan ako ng pagkakataon, aasawahin ko to, hindi ko na bibitawan to,” assured Ed as they now have another chance at reigniting their relationship.

Their love story now has 177k views with more than 6.1k reactions, 900+ comments and more than 3.4k shares on Facebook.

The video series “Ang Kwento ng Dating Tayo” was part of a promotional campaign for the movie “Tayo sa Huling Buwan ng Taon” that’s currently screening in Philippine cinemas.

Watch the video here:

Jobs

Editors Choice

Oplan: Iwas Phone Scam

Oplan: Iwas Phone Scam

A Filipina duped out of her cash amounting to more than Dh20,000 made headlines in May this year. It sent shockwaves to Filipinos and other expats on how it is so easy for a phone scammer to siphon off their cash in a blink of an eye. But this particular incident is a...

Malacañang lifts suspension on PCSO lotto operations

Malacañang lifts suspension on PCSO lotto operations

Presidential Spokesperson Sal Panelo confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the suspension of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for lotto operations only. "The Lotto operation is less-prone to corruption because it is machine-operated. Maraming...

7 out of 10 Pinoys want to bring their families to UAE

7 out of 10 Pinoys want to bring their families to UAE

About 70% of the Filipinos working in the UAE whose salaries are within the new immigration bracket are planning to bring their families here. This was according to the recent poll conducted by The Filipino Times to 820 people, a few days after the re§cent...

Mastering managing business in 8 months

LBC partnered with the Philippine Business Council (PBC) Dubai and the Northern Emirates and launched their inaugural business fellowship to discover the entrepreneurial spirit among Filipinos, aiming to empower and to transform the mindset of overseas workers. The...

Recent posts

We listed over 1,000,000 jobs from United Arab Emirates monthly.

Accomodation option available in the market.

Latest News
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and never miss a thing. No spam. Only hand-picked trending news.

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

© 2018 The Filipino Times. All rights reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

More in Feature, Lifestyle
Al Masaood Automobiles launches Renault concept store and Renault MEGANE R.S. in Abu Dhabi
Published On  May 22, 2019
“Between Maybes”: When uncertainties lead to self-discovery
Published On  May 22, 2019
Employers spend only 7 seconds reading a CV – study
Published On  May 22, 2019
Close