Yes, I am engaged! Well..nothing special we did for engagement. Not even having a big festive like some Javanese does. Engagement for me means one of new step for serious future plans. That is why I said this is one of the biggest milestones in my life :)
Let me consider this engagement as a pre-new-life.
He came to my parents by himself. Yea I want him with his parents but they are too old and not that good for traveling too far. That is enough for me even he came alone. He asked me ‘How to do it? How to propose you to your parents? How to do this engagement?’, I said ‘I don’t know, I never got engaged. But just tell them that you want to take my hand for marriage’.
Believe it or not, he told my parents on our way back to Surabaya in car. He said to mum ‘ibu tersayang, nikahmu mengijinkanku?’. We were all like ‘Hehhh??? What do you mean?’. Then he said in English and I translate it to them and hmm that makes me feel like ‘can we hire an interpreter? I am too shy to translate it’ haha!
Was not in a serious situation but good enough. They knew what we want and just talking like usually. No peningsetan, no rings exchange like people always do, but that is fine. Really fine. Most important thing is they know what we want to do in future.
I am happily engaged to him and yes I am his fiancé now :)