It started at a karaoke bar on Valentine’s Day.
On February 14, Yamson and his colleagues decided to visit a nearby karaoke bar where Mommy D and her companions also happened to spend the afternoon. He recalled initially not noticing Mommy D, until one of his crewmates pointed in her direction. ABS-CBN News
“Nakatingin lang ako, nakatitig lang talaga ako. Noong kumanta siya, palakpak lang kami nang palakpak,” Yamson told ABS-CBN News’ Rean Hacosta on Friday. “Kumanta muna ako doon sa stage. Napapansin ko na rin pumapalakpak siya sa pagkanta na ‘yon. Pagkatapos ko, kumanta na siya ulit doon,” he said. ABS-CBN News
In the following days, Yamson started to formally court Mommy D. Aside from keeping in touch through phone, he said he would always ask Mommy D if she needed a companion to her daily activities. “Niligaw-ligawan ko ‘yan, hindi lang sa text atsaka sa tawag. Personal, pinupuntahan ko siya, para maparamdam ko talaga ‘yung nararamdaman ko,” he said. “Hindi rin siya nakatiis. Sabi ko, ‘Aalis na kami. Bibiyahe na kami.’ So bago kami umalis ng Gen San, naging kami na. Doon nag-start. February 20 naging officially kami,” he said. ABS-CBN News