Mr. C is the most patient person I've ever met. I've never seen him being angry though we've been friends for a decade. He never ever get pissed or mad at me every time I throw tantrum at him. This happens in one of the days of our trip, after yet another tantrum.

Me: I think you are the world most patient person ever.
Him: Of course. You're my most loved person in the world.

Then, another day,

Me: Dear, remember the other day you said I'm your most loved person on earth?
Him: Ya?
Me: Then you will do the things that will make me happy. For example, you should give me 90% of your money for me to spend.
Him: Yes, I love you but unfortunately money doesn't love me. So I don't have money.

HAHAHAHAHA is it just me? I find we are both very humorous people,

2017 in review.

Another year goes by.

2017 went by way too fast to my liking. It was a year of hardwork and discovery. The only regret I have was, not being able to slow down and savour the process.

Personally, I was lost and confused in 2017. There were times when I was worried about upsetting others. For 2018, I've come to terms that I'm not a people pleaser; as long as my actions and thoughts do not go against my conscience, then it's fine.

At work, I pushed myself hard, to strive and to achieve. Yet, I was disappointed. There were results but they weren't on par with what I've expected. Then, I realised that the goals were unrealistic. There were times when I wanted to quit but I'm glad I persevere. Empowering and getting out of my comfort zone is what I want in 2018. To start off, there are 2 secret projects on my mind. Let's not be greedy and work on it one at a time. Good luck to myself!

In love, 2017 was about understanding and accepting. Despite being friend for a decade with Mr. C, there are things we do that will tick each other off as SO. But am glad that we have overcome all the hiccups and continue being strong and very happy in love. My resolution for 2018 will then be, trust.

In terms of family, I can be quite bad tempered and would often talk back. The SO has inspired and encouraged me to be more patient. Though there's improvement, I would like to have even more patience towards my loved ones in 2018.

Health has never been a concern for me as I'm lean and would occasionally exercise. I thought it would be the same for 2017 but apparently not. Just few days before 2017 ends, the doctor broke the news that I've VERY high cholesterol, probably hereditary. This is definitely a bad news for a food lover like me. So for all the loves of my life, I vow to eat healthily, exercise regularly and sleep early in 2018!

One resolution which I've failed to achieve in 2017 was the failure in reading one book per month. Being someone in the education field, I do believe that knowledge is the key to success. So, I would give this resolution a priority in 2018 and vow to practice what I preach - to read, read and read more!

Having said these, bring it on 2018!

He made me laugh #3

There is zero time to take a breather in September at all. I have been crazily loaded with work responsibilities and to think thoroughly over some decision that may change my life forever. Amidst all these crazy deadlines, I am glad that he is always there to cheer me up and to endure all my tantrums. As much as him being an overly logical person, sometimes the word that comes out from his mouth, just melts me.

One day after me crying for the gazillion times,
Me: How do you stick through despite all my weaknesses?
Him: Just like how you stick through despite my weaknesses.

The answer? It is love. ☺️ 

He made me laugh

As far as opposite attracts, I do believe that it's the same attitude and mindset that draw two souls together.

When apart, we are two very different beings. He is patient and persistent while I'm impatient and easily give up when things don't work my way.

As much as we are different, the one thing that I really like is how we know how to let loose, how we come up with wacky jokes and ideas to crack each other up. The best thing is, we'll never get mad being laughed at :) instead, we are glad that we managed to put a smile on each other's face.

#hemademelaugh 1
Me: Why are you getting more and more hunched?
Him: I can't help it but my tummy is pulling me down. *While attempting to bulge his tummy

Lil thing make me smile :)


The overdue reflective post.

Life has always been mysterious and interesting. Mysterious in the sense that you will never know what lies ahead; interesting in the sense that there are always ups and downs in life to make life less mundane.

2016 started off not as good as how I want it to be. I was lost, helpless and afraid of the unknown. It took me half a year to finally come to my senses, and found my way back to happiness. Guilt still haunts me for breaking hearts but am glad to finally know how to not repeat my mistake. As the saying goes, once bitten twice shy. As much as I look happy and bubbly from the outside, I am unfortunately still believing in the 2-year curse.

They say with age comes responsibility but I say with age comes a weaker heart. I am no longer as adventurous as I used to be. I used to be not afraid of falling, be it at work or in relationship. I used to think that falling gives me new experience and teaches me new things - doesn't matter if I fall for I can always stand up and start again. But, with two failed ldr, I'm sorry to say I'm never gamed for another ldr. I have had enough.

The final two quarters of 2016 on the other hand has been great, both at work and in relationship. The last two quarters have reinforced 'everything happens for a reason' in me. I used to wonder why it took so many years for Mr. C and I to hit on even though people around us have always thought that we are an icon. Well, the years of being friends have really allowed us to understand each other very much and most importantly, these ten years of being friends have helped us or rather me to build trust between us both. For one, I have always had trust issue and it would take me a long, long time to gain trust but just a second to break this trust. Mr. C's scope of work would make matter worse too. If it's not for these ten years, we may not be able to survive together. Hence, these 10 years are necessary for us to enjoy what we are enjoying now.

In terms of work, I am glad I have found my passion. I no longer dread waking up and bringing myself to work. I no longer complain about working weekend. And I no longer complaine about the stress that I have to go through. Yes, the hours and stress level may be higher than what I have previously experienced, but surprisingly, I am actually handling them well. Despite having to work from Sunday to Friday willingly, I have no complaint. I am enjoying it.

Life's been good and I believe it will only get better in 2017.

So, bring it on 2017 and let's hope I will be able to cross these items out in my 2017 review.

To a healthier life - hitting the sack early & consistent attendance in Yoga;
To a better person - patience is a virtue;
To a better career - empower others to empower;
To a better family - lesser fights with parents and siblings; and
To a better SO - work for our future.

All in a package

Someone recently asked me how does it feel to be dating your best friend and it got me thinking. I was often thrown the question, "what is the difference between being friend and a lover?" I always reply saying that he cares for me deeper and I seem to be able to see our future. But, to be honest, I wasn't really convinced with my own answer.

So I threw the question at Mr. C and I love his respond - "There's basically no difference. Isn't it good that everything comes in a package? That's what perfect is to me." I do agree that things like that don't come by easily.

Thanks Mr. C!