A lot of what-ifs were running through Sam Seña’s head that day until he was lying on a stretcher inside an ambulance. The motorcycle racer staged a fake accident during Alpinestars’ second track day on Sunday at Clark International Speedway in Pampanga to pull off a surprise proposal to his girlfriend.
Thankfully, his now-fiancee Ashley Wong said yes—albeit not literally.
“‘Ano ba ’yan,’ sabi nya, tapos naiiyak siya. Hindi ko na siya tinanong, actually. Pero sinuot ko ’yung ring, meaning pumayag siya,” Seña shared in an interview with Top Bikes Philippines.
He had been meaning to pop the question a month ago, but he just wasn’t sure how to do it. Last week, he consulted with Alpinestars Philippines President Charlie Ong, who encouraged him to get down on one knee on the racetrack.
Seña even recalled how the lack of time to prepare for the creative proposal almost spoiled the whole thing: “Naghahanap ako ng ring, tumatawag ako kung saan-saan. Tapos naghihinala na (siya) sa’kin na may iba akong babae kasi ’di ko pinapagalaw ’yung phone ko, ha ha!”
That didn’t stop him from ultimately deciding to settle down with his girlfriend of six months. He said: “May time kasi na sobrang na-down ako, akala ko iiwan na lang ako sa ere. (Hindi naman nangyari), tapos naisip ko na nasa tamang age naman na kami. Humingi rin ako ng advice sa mga tao, ayun, dun na nabuo.”
Watch the heart-racing moment below:
“Akala ko nag-practice ako mag-knee drag para sa karera, yun pala magni-knee drag ako para lumuhod sayo. She said yes,” Seña wrote on Facebook.
Wong, for her part, posted, “Our journey isn’t perfect, but it’s ours and I’ll stick with you till the end.. So, I said yes!”
Best wishes, guys!