To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold

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6 Jan 2014 is a very special date for me and for The Girlfriend. It marked the two years where we got together to enjoy dim sum and tea appreciation (See Yum Cha Dim Sum (飲茶點心)), and it was there that I confessed my love to her (See Prologue to the Relationship). But more importantly, this date is of very special …

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Eighteen Months Together!

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A few days ago, The Girlfriend and I celebrated our eighteenth mensiversary (month-anniversary). We’ve survived 18 months together! Yay! 18 months is quite a significant period of time! Many people don’t know this, but it’s usually the eighteenth month (well, plus or minus two months) where people in a relationship suddenly begin to question and doubt their love for the …


A Prologue to The Relationship

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A friend of mine suggested that I should record all the fun and romantic stories that I have with The Girlfriend. The Girlfriend thinks that it’s a fantastic idea too! There are several good reasons for it: (1) There’s something very different about recording events as they happen. When events are recorded in the present moment, the present thoughts, feelings, …

Chinese Valentine’s Day

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The awesome thing about being Chinese is that there are THREE Valentine’s Day in our calendar! Add in the Western Valentine’s Day, and you get FOUR big romantic days! If you’re curious, the three Chinese Valentine’s Days are: (1) Chinese Lantern Festival (元宵節 Yuan Hsiao Chieh – not to be confused with the Mid-Autumn/Mooncake Festival) which occurs on the 15th …

What I Have Lived For

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A friend of mine showed me this quote: Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge …

A Preface to Philosophy

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Philosophy, the love of wisdom, begins with wonder. This is a wonder of all the amazing and beautiful things about life. So great is that wonder of life that it sets the lover of wisdom on a quest to curiously seek out the answers to the important questions of life. In that quest for answers, nothing is taken for granted, …

First Colour Pencil Drawing

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At last! I finally got myself to try drawing in colour. For the past one year, I’ve been doing my drawings in black and white (and some shades of grey). Well, here’s my first attempt: Drew this from memory. I saw this scene at a wedding the other day. The mother was holding her cute daughter, and was playing with …

Love myself… But how?

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[Letter from Guidance Counsellor Kisa Sohma:]  The most important thing it to love yourself, to discover your good sides and to love yourself. If you don’t love yourself, no one else would love you, either. Right? [Yuki Sohma:] To love myself… But how? How do I discover good sides of myself? I only know my ugly side, and that’s why …