#1 One of my favourite meals is when Tita cooks Prawn Curry with Brinjal and Salted Egg Tofu to go with my rice. I love simple, homely meals, especially when there’s leftover to bring to work and have it for lunch the next day. It’s the taste of home from far away.
#2 When you’re next in line for the train back home but it’s packed and you can’t get in but then the next train arrives and it’s completely empty, filled with seats. Sometimes what may seem like it’s “just your luck” really becomes a lucky moment.
#3 Having gross conversations with Marion and not judging each other for our weirdness.
#4 Having discussions with Marion after watching a really good film or show, or after reading a good book.
#5 Being introduced to things that Marion likes and finding out that I like them too which is always a pleasant surprise. E.g D&D, Comics, introduction to Anime etc.
#6 Sitting on the couch and just catching up on days we haven’t spoken over the phone.
#7 Watching a really good film or show with Marion. Most recently, it was the movie, ‘Comet’ that was introduced to him by his coursemate. We watched it and got emotional together because we cannot imagine a world where he is not mine and I am not his.
#8 While having lunch with Marion and his mum, and listening to stories of how Marion used to be so naughty as a kid, he turned to me and said “next time when we have kids”. Even though we don’t know what the future holds for us, it’s nice knowing he is serious about us.
#9 Baking (anything) and watching people enjoy your bakes.
#10 Finding out more details about Marion that were not shared before despite being together for many years, and vice versa.
#11 When Daddy makes Prawn Sambal for the family. It’s the best thing to put on bread.
#12 When Marion calls me ‘cupcake’, whenever I call him ‘tiger’. I love that! ☺️
#13 Receiving $100 worth of Supermarket vouchers i.e Cold Storage, Fairprice etc. I love grocery shopping and I love Supermarkets!
#14 Watching cake Frosting tutorials. They’re so mesmerising.
#15 Hearing the song “Eternal Flame”. It’s this song Tita and I always sing jokingly together. It’s our inside joke and we call it our song. Back story: Tita is like a second mother to me. I’m very close to her.
#16 When Max demands for my attention cause he’s King Manja. He throws himself on the ground and throws his head back while making both cow and pig noises.
#17 Watching Max roll on the grass.
#18 Knowing Max is happy.
#19 Realising that 1/3 of my life has been with Marion in it. Who would have thought that at the age of 16/17, I would be meeting the love of my life. #since2009 #8yearsstrong
#20 Hot showers. The kind where it is almost burning your skin. Am I weird?
#21 Holidays with my family.
#22 Cuddle sessions with my cuddling buddy, Marion.
#23 Receiving books from people – especially ones with a lot of thought put into it.
#24 People remembering the little details about me, or my traits/quirks.
#25 Whenever Marion gets me a comic or whenever he lets me read his comics.
#26 Long conversations with Marion.
#27 Warm tea on a cold, rainy day
#28 Ramdom compliments from a stranger. One time I was walking by with my earphones on and a guy walks up to me to tell me he likes the colour of my hair. It was so random but I was having a pretty lousy week and that compliment made me feel a little better about my lousy week.