I had an absolute blast just a couple of weeks ago when my wife and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary.
Perhaps, the reason why I especially enjoyed this year’s celebration is because I had no idea at all as to what was in store apart from our anniversary lunch with our kids and my dad.
Anyways, here is how it all played out…
During our anniversary lunch, my wife has been constantly reminding me of a “property tour” we were scheduled to have during the same day at Mariott Hotel Manila. For the life of me, I was quite confused as to how and why work in the form of a property tour was fit into our special day in the first place. But, what the hell… right?
After a fun lunch out with family, we decided to take my dad and our kids home so we could mosey on our way to Marriott Hotel Manila and go about our business. And so, that’s what we did.
On our way to Marriott Hotel Manila, I even told my wife that we’d probably have a lot of trouble getting back home early since this was also the day after the girder launcher collapsed along Andrews Ave. (the road just in front of Newport City Complex where Marriott is located) and that traffic was going to be terrible. My wife didn’t seem the least bit bothered which in turn slightly baffled me. Oh, well.
As we finally entered Marriott Hotel Manila, we were greeted by Ms. Hope who was waiting for us at the lobby area. She mentioned in passing that she’d take us around the hotel in a short while, which I thought was part of the “property tour” that was scheduled that afternoon.
After exchanging a few pleasantries, Hope introduced my wife and I to Marriott Hotel Manila’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Ms. Michelle Garcia. She warmly welcomed us to the hotel and casually said, “So, are you ready to see your room?”
Wait… Our room???