The Knight With His Shining Armour

Ladies and gents here is the promised continuation of the Knight story who’s armour was not polished. It was therefore not shining as he tried to save Lady Lukaret.

Two beautiful ladies Scart and Cheh tagged me with the same meme called “The Other Half”. I think I don’t have to explain to you anymore what this meme is all about, since this has been going around for quite awhile now.

By the way, I am sure that the “Knight” will not be amused if he’ll find out that I’m writing about him here. To mein Schatz…please don’t be angry because this entry shall be an open declaration of my love for you.

Here are the following guidelines of the meme:

1. First name: if he doesnโ€™t like his name plastered all over the internet, a pet name will do.
2. How and where did you meet?
3. Characteristics
4. Your plans 20 to 30 years from now.

Please play the music before you start reading. Para baga with feeling.

My knight’s (better half) name is Gerhard aka Gerd aka Papa G. But I call him Schatz (meaning – love, honey, sweetheart, TREASURE). Yan ang tawag ko sa kanya, que may sumpong ako, o may hihingin o wala yan talaga ever.

Somewhere in time…we’re certain to meet.

wedding.jpg Once upon a time, there was a battered lukaret lady, who lived in a small apartment in a romantic historical place called Miltenberg with her two children. The lady had a real tough divorce behind her, but she was quite contented with her new life. She got a job, low paid but enough to feed her two children. Due to shortage of money, their family activities were limited. Lady Lukaret’s only diversion was her old computer. That time, internet access was too expensive kaya paminsan-minsan niya lang itong ginagamit. Dati, monopolized nang T-Online ang linya but a few years later AOL decided to open in Germany. AOL was very generous in the beginning, they offered 100 hours free connection. It was up to the customer then if they would want to sign up or not. Lady Lukaret’s eldest son encouraged her to grab the opportunity and she did as she was told. And this is where and how their love story begun. Thanks to love@aol…

Long before I met the Knight, I was so convinced that I am safer (where feeling is concerned) if I stay alone. Who can blame me then? After all what I’ve been through. My heart, my mind, my body and soul got so weary. But as weariness fades away…things turns out different. I suddenly realized that I can’t go on living alone and lonely. At the same time I was also afraid I might encounter another disappointment again. Although silently, I was hoping that somehow I would find the right man one day. A man who would love me wholeheartedly, who would accept my good and bad sides, and my weaknesses.

I had given up all hope, then he came into my life so unexpectedly. He gave me hope and happiness this world can never give. Now I can say that I am lucky that he appears in my life. Both of us are thankful to our Lord above for giving us the chance to find the love of our life. With him, I feel comfort and receive all the kind of loving, tenderness and attention…that I never got or got very little before. Everyday is like a new day for us. With our love and faith to each other…we hope to win the challenges that may arise in times ahead. We are also both hoping that this marriage would last long until the rest of our lives!


  • loving
  • caring
  • thoughtful
  • understanding
  • very supportive
  • generous
  • down to earth (ever)
  • affectionate
  • honest
  • forgiving
  • helpful – (he help willingly without expecting anything in return)

What are your YOUR PLANS 20 TO 30 YEARS FROM NOW
Oh my gush, this part is not easy to answer! Only God knows what the future holds for us, and what is the best for us all.

From my old Geocities site “Divorce Across Cross Culture

If you are facing divorce you are probably also facing the “fear factor”. Fear of the unknown, most especially because you are in a foreign country. Fear of failure. Fear of being alone. It’s so scary that some people would rather stay in a bad marriage than face being alone. And yet, you can be more alone in a bad marriage than you’ll ever be by yourself. If you’ve never been divorced, you don’t realize just how capable you really can be when necessary.

If you’ve been divorced, you’re less apt to be paralyzed by fear and uncertainty. Divorce isn’t the great unknown. You know you can survive. You know divorce doesn’t mean the end of life.

Learning to survive this situation is like anything else in life. When you need to know, you learn to do. Divorce is not a disgraceful place to be. It is a place that you’re in because of circumstances that may be completely out of your control. You may not want it, but you may not be able to stop it.

You can dwell on the unfortunate aspects of facing divorce, or you can gather the strength that’s deep within you and vow not to let these circumstances destroy the rest of your life.

Divorce will most certainly rock your world. It will push you to the depths and past your limits. It will bring out the best and the worst in you.

It will make you stronger, more self-reliant. You will learn to trust in yourself.

You will learn to be your own best friend.

And you will survive. It’s won’t be easy. It won’t be overnight. It won’t be without pain. It won’t be without relapses into the worlds of “what if” and “if only”.


Beng Hafner is my name. I am proud to be who I am and I am proud of the way I am. I am alive because I have a lot to live for. I have many dreams that I wish to reach for and I have many journeys to make.

My life is like a soap opera, and you are the audience.


  • Hello Beng!

    Mabait talaga yang darling mo. Matiyaga pa. Habang tayo’y nag-eenjoy sa Rhine river, siya naman ay nagbibiyahe para sunduin tayo sa kabilang dulo. Grabe ring mag-open ng bote ng wine, di pa ubos yong isa e, tinagayan na naman yong decanter, dami tuloy nating nainom. :duh Nalashing ako. :bouncy Pero enjoy talaga.

    Have a nice week dear!

  • Hi Ate Beng,

    AW! This gave me goose bumps! The video with the music is a great touch. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I know that you’ve put somethings behind you now but as cheerful and lukaret as you may seem in your blog, I would have never thought that you went through such an ordeal in your life.

    I am so happy that you had the courage to to entrust your heart again and found the love of your life. So fitting for Valentine’s month.

    Take care dear.

  • Dyos ko poooo ๐Ÿ˜ฅ :))di ko maintindihan kung matatawa ko o maiiyak. Natuwa ako dun sa video at siempre touched ako sa love story niyo. Kidding aside lucky kayo sa isat isa. Happy ako for both of you and the kids. :bouncy
    Excited ako to meet you. Email ko nalang sayo nos. ko ha? :heartbeat

  • MANAY BENG! napapa GET GET AWWWWWW ako sa inyo…such lovely couple….

    ang sweet…:heartbeat stay happy manay and I wish you and your KNIGHT all the love in this world!!!mwaaaahh

  • Papa G is terrific…. generous too… I mean he really give wholeheartedly.
    He is just a great man!!!! Swerte day hmm my divorce is not really stopping me from meeting men I have kissed few toads now, surely more along the way till I meet the one that is worth it…..

  • How sweet that you finally meet the man that really cares for you ate since you do deserve the best after all you have been through.

    Btw, ate do you have like a hacked version of Brian’s threaded comments?

  • hello mommy manang..
    juST drop by to say ‘take care and we all know that GOD will never leave us esp. in the times of hardships. mommy manang why dont you be a writer in a publication or create a book/journal. I’m xure it’ll make it to the market. hehe..GOD BLESS meh.. and say me hello to gillian, KC and kuya ivan.

  • Ooohh thanks for the reply ate. Coz your threaded comment here looks absolutely amazing.

    Ate is it possible if you can upgrade my WordPress from 2.0.10 to the newest version? Honestly I am just afraid to do it alone coz I might screw it up. You already have all of my site’s detail right ? I need your help on this ate. Thanks in advance.

  • shet feelinggggggggggggggggg!!! recommended ko ang playing the music bago magbasa… heto, hanggang ngayon.. singa pa rin ako ng singa sa tisyu!! huhuhuh!!

    love is real – – and it will break your heart – – but in the end…

    abangan.. SUSUNOD!! EKSPLOSIBO!! hahaha!!
    :duh :duh :duh :duh :duh

  • awwww you made cry ate beng kasi sabi mo play ko yung song eh habang nagbabasa. ayan naluha tuloy ako natayo pa balahibo ko. tama talagang wag tayong mawalan ng pag-asa dahil laging may bukas para sa kabiguan. Sana magsama pa kayo ng matagal hanngang sa huling sandali ate beng. Ingat po kayo…

  • Thanks for doing the tag benggay!I can totally agree with inday sofie, G is super dad & husband!

    all the best sa move!

    I might be calling this week! dia duha ka istorbo may mga sakit na sad! pastilan

  • I love reading true-to-life love stories ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing your experiences Beng.

    I still remember his bday gift to you (was it last year?) that came with a bouquet… ang sweet po talaga!

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Beng Hafner is my name. I am proud to be who I am and I am proud of the way I am. I am alive because I have a lot to live for. I have many dreams that I wish to reach for and I have many journeys to make.

My life is like a soap opera, and you are the audience.

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