On September 16, I introduced myself as Justhine’s boyfriend. I was afraid of what her parents would say when I introduced myself. I imagined all of the worst possible scenarios but thankfully none of them happened. Her parents were actually nice people despite the fact that I didn’t court her with her parent’s consent and that we’ve been together for almost a year. They advised me to keep studying well and to not let our relationship be a cause for difficulties in my studies. I’m overjoyed to know that Justhine and I are “legal” now.