I remember the first time we visited Cent, Pau’s best friend, at the hospital. I was speechless. I couldn’t contain my emotions and cannot bear how hard he’s been suffering on a plain white bed in the ICU. Pau thought of the best way for his best friend and his family – to pray. Honestly, our hearts were crushed that we can’t do nothing but to cry out to God for help.
He was playing basketball and his head directly hit the floor as he fell from a bad jump ball. He was rushed in the hospital and later they found out that he cannot remember anyone nor anything at all. His dad miserably narrated everything while waiting for our chance to enter the ICU.
As for me, the scariest and one of the saddest feeling is not to remember anything. Though, we believe that in time he will soon recover (he’s okay now!). I’m scared of losing and forgetting not just the happy times but also the sad times. I’m scared of not remembering my family, fiancé, friends, my loved ones. I don’t wanna forget…
Sounds like a typical Korean novella. But I woke up and realized that it’s really possible to happen in real life.
On our second visit, he remembered Pau but couldn’t remember my name. Thank God for his fast recovery. Pau was really worried. I am too. I was surprised how he recalled his date with his girlfriend at Tagaytay and mentioned “The Domaine” more than twice. He still remember that we got engaged there and told us that he wants to go there. Pau couldn’t forget it so he decided to celebrate his birthday here.
Oh, the crew still remember us and warmly welcomed us. I remember the time we got engaged here. Time really flies so fast. I’m getting married in a few months.
We were very happy for Cent’s fast recovery. The talk was about the accident and the proposal and anything under the sun. Of course, basketball is always present.
We tried the 3-set course but this time is different. Sad to say that I failed to check the menu but that’s alright, I’ve blogged it already.
This is the salad that I tried for appetizer.
Mussels for appetizer for Cent and Pau.
Risotto just like in The Fault in our Stars.
Main course for Pau.
I ordered Lemon Tart for dessert but I couldn’t eat it because it’s too sour for dessert. The waiter noticed that I did not eat my dessert so he replaced it with Dark chocolate mouse with coconut biscuit for free. I said that it’s alright but he insisted. I really love their service! :)
God has His own reasons for allowing things to happen. We may not be able to understand it now, but we will definitely would, in time. In His perfect time. But despite every tragic accident, we are secured that even though we don’t understand what’s happening, we know that God is always in control and He knows what He is doing. In time, He will reveal the reasons for everything.
Just like what Pau said, everything that happened to Cent will be part of his testimony. With that, we are blessed to celebrate this special milestone of his life. Cheers to another year of your life!
No matter what happened, no matter how life tries to make us forget the things and the person that are precious to us, it just can’t. Those irreplaceable memories that no matter how we are forced to forget it, we cannot just forget it.