"Primarily because... I mean, I'll say it straight... Di ba, we've been dating for less than a year only?
"So, it really came as a surprise to me that he made such a big move so soon.
"So, one morning, he just woke me up. And when I opened my eyes, I saw a box with a ring in it."
Sandaling naging speechless daw si Pia nang mga oras na iyon. Wala raw siyang anumang nasabi.
"Kasi, nakakabigla talaga!" natawa niyang sabi.
"Parang overwhelming and you don't know what to say when it finally does happen, you know.
"And then outside, he has prepared a breakfast with champagne.
"So, ang sagot ko... Napatago ako under the blanket! Ha-ha-ha!
"Hindi ko na kailangang iesplika na, 'yeah,'" na ang ibig sabihin ni Pia ay umoo siya sa proposal ni Steve.
Dagdag niya, "I don't blame people if they're quite shocked by that news.
"Because I purposely wanted to keep this a very private matter.
"He is a very private person. He is not from show business. His family is also very private.
"So, as much as possible, I wanted to keep everything just to ourselves.
"Even the engagement."
Pero dahil nga naisulat na ang tungkol sa kanilang relasyon, kinailangan na nga raw magsalita.