Arrived in Manila at 0750, was picked up by M from the airport. “Do you want to go to Tagaytay for breakfast?” he asked. “Sure,” I said. So we proceeded with breakfast like usual. Then he started talking about us as equals. “I don’t think I need to kneel down to ask you if we can formalize this structure of spending our days together - because you and I, we are a great team. So would you want that structure formalized?” “Yes,” I said. And there was a ring on my finger.