Makisig Morales shares the story behind his whirlwind engagement.
Currently in the country for a short vacation in Palawan and Siargao, Makisig Morales said he is already busy completing wedding plans with his fiancée Nicole Joson. The couple are set to tie the knot at the end of June next year and moving to a new city in Australia to start their new life together.
“After this trip dun muna ako sa Australia for a while. Pagpla-planuhan namin yung big day namin. Plano namin dun mag-settle dun talaga pero may plans din kami dito like may mga work din dito. Kukuha rin kami ng property dito para kahit papaano meron din kami titirhan dito. Open ako for anything. Siguro pinag-iisipan ko pa pero I’ll probably move to Sydney kasi madaming job opportunities dun lalo na sa culinary kasi passion ko talaga yun eh. Masaya ako pag ginagawa ko yun. And if ever may job opportunity rin sa Philippines sa ABS-CBN willing ako umuwi,” he told PUSH in an exclusive interview during the Philippine Animal Welfare Society’s annual Halloween event in Quezon City.
After returning to his family in Perth, Australia when the fantaserye series Bagani ended last August, Makisig said he was already determined to propose to his new girlfriend Nicole Joson even after only dating for a few months. The 21-year-old actor said it was only his parents who knew about the surprise. “Siguro dahil ayoko nang patagalin pa. Kasi mararamdaman mo yun eh, mararamdaman mo na siya na talaga. Sa totoo lang hindi ko ma-explain yung feeling eh (laughs). Alam nila daddy at mommy. Hindi alam ng kapatid ko tapos si daddy na lang nagsabi sa kanila na, ‘Si Kuya Mak niyo mag-po-propose na.’ Hindi naman ako nahirapan kasi pagsabi na pagsabi ko sa kanila ang sabi ni daddy at mommy sa akin, ‘Tara na bili na tayo singsing (laughs)!” he revealed.
Even though they both happened to be based in Australia, Makisig said he met Nicole while he was still in the Philippines, after attending a house party of a common friend. He said his parents immediately liked her when he introduced them online. “First time ko sila napakilala nung nandito pa sa Pilipinas. Kasi alam na nila daddy na merong may something. Sabi ni daddy, ‘Baka may ipapakilala ka na?’ Sabi ko sa kanila, ‘Sige po mamaya tawag tayo dinner tayo, sabay.’ Kasi same time naman dito at sa Perth. So sabay kami nag-dinner, si mommy, daddy, ako, at si Nicole,” he recalled. Makisig said he also was warmly welcomed by Nicole’s mother as well. “Si tita sobrang supportive. Yung family ko din. Before pa kami magkita, nag-me-message na siya sa akin,” he added.