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Marriage is tough..

I was the sort that made plans.. and planned on not failing.

No room for mistakes or curve balls.. Even if there was a curve ball thrown at me, I would make that curve ball fly straight..lol. Everything (or at least 90%) on my checklist must be checked. Very stressful, I know.. but that’s the purpose of a plan, no?

On the other hand, Blueberry is my complete opposite. He lives life with minimal planning and goes with the flow (or curves with the ball).. He calls it expectation management, I call it- a disaster.

Our differences drove us mad. We fought.. We made up. Then we fought some more.

Eventually, we got tired of the fighting.. We decided to compromise; find a common ground where we could both work on.

He agreed on better planning and checklists.. and I agreed to detour and curve with the ball, when the need arises.

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“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” ― Angela N. Blount

Ever since, things have become better.

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Falling in love is easy.

Staying in love requires courage, communication, care, compromise.. and the list goes on. Goodness, marriage is tough!

When the efforts result in love and harmony, everything sown in is worth it.

Making a splash..

“Lookout for the water!” someone shouted.

Quickly, I dodged.. Ehm. Actually, I pretended to dodge. 😛

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Water Dripping- Splashing… an installation is made from stainless steel. A close look reveals thousands of Chinese characters inscribed unto the surface of the metal. Photo credit: Blueberry

The magnificent installation made quite a splash at Art Stage SG.

It stole the attention from the crowd. Visitors were busy snapping pictures of this beautiful creation. I wanted Blueberry to take a picture of me, so we waited patiently for our turn.

I think it was worth the wait. 🙂

Hola, Senor Pique!

Blueberry was 14 years old, when he gave his father his first present.

It was World Cup season. The pewter counter in the department store was selling World Cup souvenirs. Blueberry knew his father loved soccer, so he saved up pocket-money to buy something.

When he saved enough, Blueberry bought Senor Pique.

Senor Pique, the official mascot for 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Senor Pique, the official mascot for 1986 FIFA World Cup.

A jalapeño pepper who loves soccer!

A jalapeño pepper who loves soccer!

After many years, Senor Pique is still proudly displayed in Momma’s glass cabinet.

It makes me wonder what would my reaction be, when I receive my very first present from my children. Would I keep the present for many years? 🙂

Ps: Thank you, Cee for featuring this post on your website! It made my day. 😀

Blueberry’s alma mater..

Blueberry’s Dad was in the Malaysian Navy. During his service, he was posted to several areas to serve.

One of the places he(and the family) went was Sitiawan. It is a coastal town located in Perak on the west side of Malaysia.

Earlier this year, my father in law, Blueberry and I went on a road trip. Blueberry drove us all to Sitiawan. My father in law had problems with his vision and I haven’t pass my driver’s licence, so we depended on Blueberry to get us there. Thanks B for getting us there safely!

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While we were there, Blueberry brought me to visit his secondary school, SMK Methodist ACS Sitiawan.

We were lucky the security guard allowed us to enter the school compound for a quick visit.

Blueberry standing next to the side gate of the school hall.

Blueberry standing next to the side gate of the school hall.

It was big place! I was envious he studied in such a big school. Blueberry went on to explain the changes the school underwent, since his school days.

He also showed me the different classrooms he went to.

The long corridor in one of the blocks. When Burberry was in secondary 3, he had classes upstairs.

The long corridor in one of the blocks.
When Burberry was in secondary 3, he had classes upstairs.

I wondered how it was like to study here.. If I was a student here, would I have met Blueberry? And if I met Blueberry, would I have a crush on him? 🙂

Sitting at the bus stop, reminiscing the old times.

Sitting at the bus stop, reminiscing the old times.

With time, everyone will grow old; most things will change.

But some things will remain.. The fond memories embedded in our hearts, will be kept safely from change.

Together

Together.

.. is the best place to be. 🙂

No matter where we go, home is closer when we are together.

I love you, Blueberry. Thank you for taking good care of me.. I’m a better person, because of your love. 🙂

One of the things we gave her..

My late Mother-in-law loved wearing jewellery.

While she was still around, Blueberry and I gave her a ring for her birthday.

Green onxy set on a handcrafted ring..  This is part of the birthstone series from Choo Yilin, a local jewelry designer.

Green onxy set on a handcrafted ring..
This is part of the birthstone series from Choo Yilin, a local jewelry designer.

It was the best we could afford back then.. a gold-plated ring, which costed $240. The band is malleable, which allows the wearer to mould the ring to fit better.

It was the best we could afford back then.. a gold-plated ring, which costed $240.
The band is malleable, which allows the wearer to mould the ring to fit better.

The band of the ring fashioned like a vine.. Can you see the patterns of small leaves?

The band of the ring fashioned like a vine.. Can you see the patterns of small leaves?

She was a peranakan and loved intricate details.. most importantly, she loved being pampered with presents. 😉

The ring is under my possession now.. I wondering if I should start wearing it on special occasions. It would be nice if I can wear something that belongs to her.. But the thought of the ring weathering fiction or scratches make me shudder.

To wear or not to wear?

Maybe, it’s best to keep it safe in my jewellery box.. some memories are too precious to lose.

Through Blueberry’s eyes..

Sometimes, we are our worst critics..

From time to time, I unconsciously berate myself of all the mistakes I’ve done.. and all the weakness I have.

Blueberry often tells me I rip myself into pieces, before anyone can do it.. I guess there is some truth to it and I’m trying to change that.

He encourages me.. and he always say positive things about myself.

.. If only I can see myself through his eyes.

If I need someone to be my biographer.. Who I choose?

Even with the best writers, journalists or bloggers (sorry, no offense!)at my disposal.. I would choose Blueberry.

Ps: Sorry for the lack of posts.. I’m feeling melancholy lately.. Trying to bounce back to life.

My treasure

There are some items I hold dearly in my heart.

In times of challenges and hardships, they are my reminder of the love and commitment Blueberry and I have for each other.

My engagement ring and wedding band, held by a sprig of eustoma.. resting on my late mother-in-law's antique dish.

My engagement ring and wedding band, held by a sprig of eustoma.. resting on my late mother-in-law’s antique dish.

Through life storms of life, we will walk together.

Through life storms of life, we will walk together.

After the rain, rainbows do appear... Blueberry bought me these earrings to celebrate an important milestone of our life.

After the rain, rainbows do appear…
Blueberry bought me these earrings to celebrate an important milestone of our life.

For sentimental reasons, I will keep them till the end of time.