This love month, the University website will be featuring Silliman couples whose love stories began and grew in the campus by the sea. We start off with two faculty members: Biology Department's Mr. Leandro Cabrera (click here for Mr. Cabrera's Colleague of the Week feature: http://ow.ly/C1kO308PJ0E) and Chemistry Department's Ms. Camille Marie Enopia.
Mr. Cabrera graduated in Silliman with a BS Biology degree in 2011 and MS Biology in 2015. Ms. Enopia, on the other hand, earned her BS Chemistry in 2010 and MS Chemistry in 2013. Both are full-time employees in the University for three years now. Both are fully in love with each for almost eight years now. Wait, there's more: Mr. Cabrera is Ms. Enopia's first boyfriend, and Ms. Enopia is Mr. Cabrera's first grilfriend as well.
Now, in a he-said-she-said kind of way, let's find out how this fun and loving couple met each other and how their love story moved from the Luce Auditorium backstage to a solid long-term relationship they now have.
Relationship anniversary: October 2009
How did you meet?
He said: SILLIMAN PERFORMS 2009. The SU Concert Band (which I am a member of) and KAHAYAG Dance Troupe (which Camille is a member of) performed together. We met backstage.
She said: Backstage, Luce Auditorium during preparations for Silliman Performs 2009.
How did you know that the other person was “the one”?
He said: There is a never-ending spark 24/7 in her eyes?
She said: Everything he does makes me kilig.
Describe your relationship in three words.
He said: Love bears everything.
She said: Am the boss, joke!
What do you call the other person? (Term of endearment, if any)
He said: Boss
She said: Babe the baboy
What do you love best about the other person?
He said: Her gorgeous eyes.
She said: He is so funny.
What makes the other person laugh?
He said: Uhmmm jokes of any color.
She said: [When he is being tickled]
What makes the other person cry?
He said: Street dwellers.
She said: Korean movie (Wind Struck) with a Spanish subtitle…and the movie trailer of "A Dog's Purpose’"(Trailer pa lang na – gihilakan na!!)
As a couple, what is your favorite hang-out place in the University?
He said: Anywhere beside her.
She said: Streets of the campus.
What song best describes your relationship?
He said: Better When We’re Together
She said: You Stole My Heart Away by Big Mountain
What one thing would people be interested to know about your relationship?
He said: She is my first uyab.
She said: He’s my first uyab.
How do you manage the tough times?
He said: Praying for guidance and eating out afterwards. Do not make decisions when angry or hungry.
She said: Manage it by being tougher…and by prayers.
How did you keep the “spark” after all these years?
He said: Time with each other is very important.
She said: We never stopped making each other laugh.
What is your idea of a family?
He said: Father, mother, kids, and dogs.
She said: Christ-centered.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned from/with the other person?
He said: Give and take. Di pwede give ng give OR take ng take.
She said: Take turns. Di pwedeng sabay magalit.
What is your Valentine’s message for the other person?
He said: Happy Valentine's!
She said: Happy Valentine's din.