Happy third anniversary
It had been nine years since we started dating and three years since we got married. And I am never happier!
I’m not saying that all was smooth sailing. We have our fair share of good times and not-so-good times but we rode it on together (and that means a lot, at least to me).
I remembered I was only nineteen when we started dating. We looked very… mmmmm…. different back then (haha, look what ‘time’ had done to us).
After we completed our studies in Brisbane, and found a job in Singapore, it seemed natural that marriage was the next step. If you are looking to read about how he proposed, save it. There was no drama, no surprises, no skydiving. Just him, down on one knee, asking for my hand in my parents’ presence (and that was just after we went to collect the ring from Paragon). So really, I have no stories to tell.
While he isn’t as romantic as I wished he would be, he is the man of my life. He is my best friend, my soul mate, my greatest advocate, my strongest encourager, and my biggest fan and supporter (just look at the number of cakes he had been eating lately).
I, WINNIE DIORA CHEW WEI LING, take you, ONG SHI CHUN, to be my friend, my lover, the father of our children and my husband. I will cherish you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, comfort you and encourage you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, my love and stay with you for all eternity.
If you can’t read what it says, here you go:
Pay: Winnie Diora Chew Wei Ling
Amount: Edmund Scott Ong Shi Chun
Hubby had a ‘helper’ that morning. If they hadn’t taken this picture, I wouldn’t have believe my grandpa actually saved him from the claws of my sisters! If you are wondering, he was eating kimchi mixed with sambal chilli and wasabi (what a combo). I told them to be nice to him and just serve kimchi but little did I know they added so many other things. Opss!
After a long morning fooling around, we came to his house for the tea ceremony. That day, I walked into this house with a new identity (but I’m still the same me). I became a wife and a daughter-in-law. A whole new chapter was about to begin.
I couldn’t grasp the whole Chinese traditions about traveling to and fro, making an extra trip for tea ceremonies but since by doing so made everyone happy. I was happy to oblige. Thankfully we stayed quite close to each other. When I reached home again, my brother and cousin greeted us with a love song. How sweet!
I remembered how we spent our weekends practicing ‘the dance’. It was so much FUN! And to all our brothers and sisters, thanks for helping us out with the Wedding. We had no headaches because we had you.
Oh, how can I forget! A big thank you to our emcees for hosting our wedding. Adila came all the way from Brisbane to attend our wedding. Muack! Thanks babe! And Yilong, you spoke good Mandarin. Even my FIL said so!
It’s nice reminiscing about our BIG day.
But enough history for now. Want to know how we celebrated our third anniversary?
Hubby woke up with a FEVER. *Sigh* He had plans for the day but he wasn’t feeling well so I told him “my plan was to rest at home all day”. Nothing beats good health.
I got him a watch but he didn’t quite like it so we got a refund (thankfully we managed to get a full refund) and I plan to get him a badminton racket of his choice. He’s still taking his own sweet time choosing the right one. Better late than never uh?!?
And that pretty much sum up our day. As I promised, “through good times and bad times” 🙂
I love you, hubby.