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The One Where He Gets Down on One Knee

In case you haven’t guessed from the title, I have something to tell…

I’m engaged!

The proposal actually happened some time ago (on Christmas day, to be exact), but I bizarrely felt that I wanted to keep it to my closest friends and family before letting the world know. I wanted to keep it between us for a little while longer and enjoyed the moment with my fiance (so weird calling him that, I’m used to calling him boyfriend. I still need some time to get myself used to this fancy new name).

Anyway, remember that quiet Christmas in Nusa Ceningan?

It was on that day that he proposed. :)

Lack of Christmas festivities aside, we actually had a good time that day. A day of reading by the poolside, drinking cold beers while the sun was shining mercilessly, and swimming in the sea. Came dinner time and we had dinner outside, with the sound of crashing waves and the view of twinkling lights from the neighboring island before our eyes.

We went back to our room after dinner, and I couldn’t wait to get back to my book.

“Before you read,” he said, suddenly looking serious and tense. “I haven’t given you your Christmas present.”

He pulled out a little box from his pocket, opened it, and got down on one knee before asking that question I’d very much anticipated.

And of course I said yes! :)

Christmas has always been a special time for us. It was around that time that we got close, and since then, we’ve always had a soft spot for Christmas. I told my best friend I was pretty sure he was going to propose on Christmas Day. I didn’t have a tip off or anything, I just knew it since we’d talked about getting married and my moving to the UK before, and I knew he wanted to propose before then (it’s very hard to surprise me, I always have strong feelings about this stuff. Not just proposal, but birthdays and whatnot. Poor guy has to work extra hard to surprise me in the years to come). He was doing so well in keeping it a secret though. I couldn’t find the ring throughout the 2 weeks I spent with him before Christmas, and I (thought I) knew the inside of his suitcase and backpack.

It’s really hard to describe all the feelings. I know I’ve said this a few times before, but this time I really mean it. How do I describe the emotions? Happy? Giddy? Overjoyed? Elated? Ecstatic? All of those? I just remember I simultaneously wanted to laugh and cry with happiness (maybe at one point I did, it was such a blurry after that), and I felt like my heart was going to explode with that much emotions.

We spent the next morning telling closest friends and family and walking at the beach to take some photos, before going back to the mainland in the afternoon.

It’s been a long way since that cold Christmas in 2014, and we’ve seen each other in a great deal of mirth and misery. The past 2 years have been incredibly hard for me, and I’m glad I have him by my side, with his endless love and support. We’ve been doing a long distance relationship for almost the entire time we’re together, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned from this, it’s that 7000 miles distance and 6-7 hours time difference don’t matter when you’re with the right person. And I can’t wait to have more days with him, the good and bad, without the massive distance and time difference.

Needless to say, this is my favorite Christmas present to date.

And now I have one more reason to love Christmas :)

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34 Comments

  • Reply kutubuku

    Yay! Congratulations! So you’ll be moving to the UK? Awesome.

    April 25, 2017 at 4:32 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Thank you Eva! Yes, I’ll be moving in a few weeks time :)

      April 25, 2017 at 4:44 am
  • Reply denaldd

    Dixie selamaaattt!! Hatiku menghangat pagi2 baca ini. Terbawa dengan cerita kamu jadinya ikut senyum2 dan aura bahagianya ikut kurasakan. Padahal aku angan2 klo tahun depan pulang, mampir Jkt trus bisa ngajak ketemuan. Ternyata mau pindah ke UK ya. Berarti bisa ketemuan di UK *amiiinnnn haha. Once again, congratulations!

    April 25, 2017 at 4:53 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Makasih Mbak Deny. Waah taun depan ada rencana pulang ya? Mungkin nanti kita ditakdirkan kopdaran di UK atau Belanda yaa. Aku kalo ada kesempatan mau ketemu sama banyak temen blogger juga spt Mbak Deny, Mbak Yoyen, Crystal, dll. Kalo main ke UK kabar2in ya Mbak, pasti aku samperin :)

      April 25, 2017 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply damasdamas

    Even though I already knew all this stuff before, reading it again still makes me so happy for you :) I’ve been following your love stories throughout the years, through thick and thin, happiness and pain, the good and the bad. That’s why I can say without a shadow of a doubt that you deserve all the happiness in the world, and knowing Huew (I can never seem to get the spelling right :D), I’m confident that he can give you all the love and happiness you deserve.

    Congratulations once again Dix. I will miss you dearly, but I know you will be in good hands ;)

    April 25, 2017 at 4:57 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Ah Damas, thank you so much. You’ve always been there to listen to all the crazy stories, and it warms my heart that you feel that way about H, even more because you’ve met him. Remember when you visited me in Soton? It’s actually pretty funny as it all started that time. Remember when we were back from either Bath or Winchester (can’t remember which), my housemates asked me to go out with them and I did, despite feeling knackered? It all started from there, and I remember telling you when you woke up the next day haha.

      Thank you Dams, I’ll miss you too :’)

      April 25, 2017 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Crystal

    Dixie, selamat banyak banyak banyak ya!!! Semoga kita bisa ketemu di Eropa :) pengen ketemu kamu!

    April 25, 2017 at 5:53 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Crystal, makasih banyak banyak banyak yaa! Amiin semoga bisa ketemu di Eropa, banyak banget ini temen2 blogger yang aku pengen kopdaran bareng di sana. Semoga ada kesempatan yaa :)

      April 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Nazura Gulfira

    KYAAAA CONGRATS DIXIE! I’m sooooo happy for you!!!! Ahh, tapi sedih jg padahal aku baru mau pulang ke Indonesia beberapa minggu lg dan pgn ngajakkin ketemuan :( semoga ada kesempatan ketemu di UK atau NL yaa nanti.

    Sing lancar semua persiapannya (the wedding and moving) yaa, Dix!

    And I really like this one “7000 miles distance and 6-7 hours time difference don’t matter when you’re with the right person”. I just couldn’t agree more! :)

    April 25, 2017 at 8:55 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Ozuuu, thank you so much! Aah kapan pulangnya Zu? Kita selalu ga berjodoh yaa mau ketemu. Mungkin ditakdirkan ketemu di UK atau NL hehe.

      Thanks ya Zu, I really like that line too because I that’s what keeps me going and it’s all so worth it :)

      April 25, 2017 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply sabrinamathilde

    Congratulations, Dixie…! :)

    April 25, 2017 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Ncis

    Awawawawa….congrats DIXie!

    April 25, 2017 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Amanda

    Ahhhh! Big congratulations! Xxx

    April 25, 2017 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Arman

    Congrats on your engagement!

    April 25, 2017 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Nerissa

    KAK DIXIE CONGRATSSSS. This made me very warm and happy inside! ☺️

    April 25, 2017 at 3:54 pm
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Nerissa, thank you so much! :)

      April 25, 2017 at 4:22 pm
  • Reply Indonesiainmypocket

    Huaa!! How exciting!!! Congratulations to you both! Maybe see you around.. Email me any time if you need any help or just a friend to chat here. Best of luck with the move preparation. Looking forward to reading more updates. Xx

    April 26, 2017 at 3:46 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Thank you Andine! Oh, I’d love to meet you. Will definitely let you know when I get there. And thanks for the offer, it’s nice to know there’s already a friend there :) xx

      April 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Aiko

    awww love congratulations on the engagement!!!! Duhh seneng banget plus haru kayak ngeliat perjalanan kalian secara langsung deh pas baca. Nanti ktemu di UK ya! I’m gonna be in Bristol, jadi kabarin which city dan aku in shaa Allah bakal berkunjung pas weekend hihi. we can have double date with our hubbie later omg hahahaha :p *mulai berangan-angan*

    So happy for you <3

    April 26, 2017 at 12:02 pm
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Thank you so much Mandaaa! Meetup Tangsel bisa banget nih dipindahin ke UK. I’m gonna be in Southampton, ga terlalu jauh lah yaa. Gampang kalo mau nyamperin dan double date. Aku pun pengen lagi ke Bristol, hihi.

      Thank you once again! Semoga kamu juga lancar yaa persiapan nikah dan pindahannya :)

      April 27, 2017 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply risna rahma

    ahhh selamat yaaa… padahal ga kenal cuman suka baca tulisannya aja hehe…. but i can’t stop myself to write this comment :D
    congratz for everything (your wedding and moving) ^^

    April 27, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Haiii (btw panggilannya Risna atau Rahma nih?), salam kenaaal. Makasih yaa :)

      April 27, 2017 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply aggy87

    Dixie! Many congratulations to you! I read in the comments that you’ll be moving to the UK, yey! Hope everything goes well :) (semoga tombow di UK gak mahal yaaa hihihihi)

    April 30, 2017 at 1:04 pm
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Thank you so much Gy! Duh iya nih semoga ya tombow ga mahal di sana hahaa. Kalopun murah kayanya ga semurah yang di Jogja sih huhu

      May 1, 2017 at 4:54 am
  • Reply Ria

    Hi Dixie, I hope it’s not too late yet to congratulate you on your engagement!! 😘😘 So, you’ll be moving to UK? I miss UK sometimes, had lived there for almost 4 years….

    May 4, 2017 at 8:34 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Thank you Mbak Ria! It’s not too late :) Yes I’m moving there soon. Where in the UK did you live?

      May 7, 2017 at 10:50 am
  • Reply mrspassionfruit

    Dixie, selamat yaa! Aku baru buka blog lagi, kemarin udah nyelamatin dari IG tp gak afdol kalo nggak nyelamati dari sini dong :) Happy always ya :)

    May 7, 2017 at 9:35 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Mariska, makasih yaa! Blogger kalo ga nyelamatin di blog jadi berasa ga afdol ya hehe. Thanks once again :)

      May 7, 2017 at 10:50 am
  • Reply saribainbridge

    Congratz Dixie, so happy for you ❤️❤️

    June 4, 2017 at 4:18 pm
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