Heart shaped pasta

Heart-Shaped Pasta!

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Last weekend, The Fiancée and I were walking around in the Isetan Supermarket at Westgate Shopping Mall. We were looking for things to cook together when we spotted this: Love Pasta by Dalla Coasta It’s a packet of heart-shaped pasta! In fact, this was the last packet on the shelf! Without hesitation, we grabbed it and bought it! And today, …

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 …

Chinese Valentine’s Day: Feast of the Double Sevens (Qixi Jie 七夕節)

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According to the Chinese lunar calendar, yesterday was the Feast of the Double Sevens, also known as Qixi Jie (七夕節). It’s known as the double sevens because it occurs on the 7th day of the 7th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. It’s great to be Chinese because there’s more than one Chinese Valentine’s Day! (see Chinese Valentine’s Day) Apparently, it …

Couple Pillowcases!

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Heehee… This is really sweet! The Girlfriend is currently in the US for a short while. A couple of weeks ago, she sent me a little gift as a way to celebrate our mensiversary (month anniversary). I sent her a gift too. Unfortunately, my package never got delivered. (Some moron returned the package back to sender) Urgh… Anyway, I had a …

Our First Valentine’s Day

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It’s been a month since The Girlfriend and I celebrated our first (Western) Valentine’s day together. I’ve been wanting to write this for some time, but I’ve been quite busy to get started. Well… Let’s start first with presents! Everybody loves presents! So… What did The Girlfriend get? Well, I bought several hand-made roses (I didn’t know how to make …


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, …

Cold Blows the North Wind

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北風其涼、雨雪其雱。 惠而好我、攜手同行。 其虛其邪、既亟只且。 北風其喈、雨雪其霏。 惠而好我、攜手同歸。 其虛其邪、既亟只且。 莫赤匪狐、莫黑匪烏。 惠而好我、攜手同車。 其虛其邪、既亟只且。 Cold blows the north wind; Thick falls the snow. Ye who love and regard me, Let us join hands and go together. Is it a time for delay? The urgency is extreme! The north wind whistles; The snow falls and drifts about. Ye who love and regard me, Let us join …