22 November marked the day we signed our “til-death-do-us-part-your-money-is-my-money-and-my-money-is-my-money” contract: it was our 6thÂ wedding anniversary. *applause please*
For years The HusbandÂ insisted ourÂ anniversaryÂ should fall on 20 July when we held our customary wedding dinner and he said he (strangely, a few others also)Â thought a wedding is only formalized after the dinner. I said why would we go through the trouble to pick a nice date for the solemnizationÂ if the dinner date was going to be more important leh? We weren’t even planning for a wedding dinner back then because we thought sign contract can already, the dinner was such an extravagance and that we wanted no part of it. Luckily, we got it sorted out before this quarrel became an annual event.
During these 6 years, we have screamed at each other,Â threw stuff narrowly missing each other (Ok, maybe just me who did the throwing. If I had meant to inflict pain, I wouldn’t have missed),Â laughed with each other, laughed at other people together. I’m not good at poetic, sing-song description of our relationship. Just know that despite all our fights and quarrels, we are still together perhaps even stronger than the years before this. Steady!!
I’ll talk about our dramatic courtship another day because I suspect it will involve aÂ Venn diagram,Â some Taiwan drama reference and a big chilled bottle ofÂ moscato d’asti. The booze is for me. Complicated love stories are best told semi drunk.
This year, we made no special plans, prepared no special gifts. We got up late in the morning and decided it was a special enough day to justify Xan skipping school for the day. Aiyah! It’s not like he’s in primary school. Once in a while is ok lah.
We drove into JB for the first time on our own and got lost. No idea where to go, GPS pointing all over the place except the right place, heck I didn’t even know how much ringgit was in my ‘travelling wallet’ until we stopped for lunch at KSL City. After driving past numerous huge signs with photos of fishballs and roast meats, I was very ready to eat.
We had to walk off the heavy lunch so we decided to explore the mall a bit and we discovered this DIY stall.
You can pick any topping you want and the amount to pay is determined by weight. We noticed the cups they use were pretty big and we were still very full from lunch so we gave it a miss. Maybe next time lah.
Then we wondered into Danga City Mall.
Other than the Metrojaya within the mall, the entire place looked like time stood still in the 90s. The only saving grace was the food place at the basement where one of the stalls served durian puffs WARM and charming beverages like Cham (coffee mixed with tea) and Neslo (Nescafe with Milo). The Neslo was a little too sweet for me but perfect for The Husband.
While exploring the supermarket, I came across this strange product.
I was very temped to buy for certain friends but I didn’t. Sekali drink already no ‘power’ but kenah power lau sai how? I don’t want to be held responsible ah!
We wanted to watch a movie in JB but the cinema we were at was closed so we headed back to Singapore to catch Rise of the Guardians instead.
Xan had been looking forward to the movie the whole day after The Husband told him about the different characters in the story. He had no clue who Easter Bunny, Sandman, Toothfairy and Jack Frost were but he was excited nevertheless. Guess who was Xan’s favourite character? Nope, none of the guardians. He loved (and still does) Cupcake! Go watch the movie lah. I love it! I think I will buy the DVD when it’s out next year.
For an impromptu family day, it was really quite fun. Strange food, mini meltdowns (First meltdown, Xan wanted to buy a balloon. 2nd meltdown, he didn’t believe us when we told him we had to wait 45mins before we could head back to the theatre) and getting lost. Where got people’s wedding anniversary like that one?Â The day pretty much sums up how our marriage had been in the last 6 years:
Never a dull moment.
Happy Anniversary my dear!