A special 7th anniversary :)

Today marks our 7th anniversary. 2555 days after the faithful day that Gareth and I met for the first time at KL Sentral. It’s quite unbelievable to think that we’ve spent the past 7 years together because I still feel ridiculously in love every single day. I believe he feels the same way too la….

# – One of our earliest pictures together in 2004.

We talk to each other an awful lot, to the point sometimes I wonder whether it’s normal. I also believe that I’m not so good with female friends also because I don’t need one, since he’s like the female friend that I spill my heart & soul to. Thanks to him, I now worry about whether any female friend would throw me a hen’s party (*major hint to female friends).

# – At my college prom night in 2005.

I think the only time we don’t speak to each other is when either of us is working, watching TV and when we’re both asleep. Oh ya, whenever we’re fighting also. We do fight but every fight lasts for like 15 minutes before one of us would meekly tap one on the shoulder to ask, “Can we be friends?”. With one hand extended, of course.

# – On the way to some club in 2005.

If I were to pinpoint the moment I knew he’s The One for me, it must be that time when he drove to Singapore twice in a day for me. I had just quit my job in Singapore (which I did due to homesickness and missing him too much) and he was supposed to help me move my stuff into his car and bring me back to Malaysia for good.

The first time, he reached the immigration only to realise he had forgotten his passport. So he backed out of the one way lane, U-turned, drove all the way back to PJ, grabbed his passport, ate 3 curry puffs and sped all the way back to Singapore, again.

# – At his 30th birthday in 2008.

As for when he realised I’m the one for him? I would guess it’s something that’s too crude to be shared here but I shall refrain from over-sharing and let him have his say.

You know what they say about marrying the person you enjoy travelling with? Nah, nobody said that. I just made it up but honestly, I believe it’s true.

When you’re travelling, you often get thrown into circumstances that are out of the ordinary. So if a couple could handle these circumstances harmoniously, I guess you could handle anything together!

Gareth is my best travelling partner; we have the same pace, same energy level, same curiosity & same attitude. When we get conned, we laugh at ourselves. When we land on something good, we fist bump.

# – Our very first holiday together – Redang in 2005.

# – Back in Redang – 2011.

Well, I’m glad I’ll be marrying that someone. If you hadn’t guessed it by now, yes, Gareth proposed to me last month during our holiday in Koh Lipe. The truth was, I had given up on being proposed with bended knee because we had actually discussed marriage, set the ROM date and all already. I know, so practical right? Got handshake and all some more.

Anyway, who proposes after a marriage has been mutually agreed on, right?

Apparently, someone like my Gareth.

When I asked him why the hell did he do it knowing full well I’ll be marrying him anyway, he said he wanted me to have something sweet and romantic to remember. He may have done it in a non-conventional order, but he still surprised me good! :)

We were on holiday with our closest friends in Koh Lipe, Thailand. It was our final night on the island and we decided to conclude our vacation by getting drunk on the beach with duty-free booze that were craftily brought in from Langkawi.

# – Having a beer in Koh Lipe’s Pattaya Beach on 26 November 2011. No idea what’s going to happen when this picture was taken.

Even I was having a can of beer but everybody who knows me personally knows about my alcohol tolerance or lack thereof. So I was getting a little uhmm…embarrassing? Gareth was desperately trying to keep me awake by plying me with orange juice but I thought it was just so he wouldn’t need to drag me in the sand back to our chalet. Little did I know…

Here is the video of the proposal:

Thank you Horng for taking the video. Thank you Terence for taking the pictures. Thank you to my friends for being awesome – FA, Kerol, Zess, Yuki & Celine. Thanks to your guys I’ll have a precious memory to have and treasure.

# – Group pic!!!

It was the perfect proposal.

The beach, the friends, the ring. You. What more can I ask? :)

# – The sparkler.

# – I love you booby! We gonna have so much fun together <3

115 thoughts on “A special 7th anniversary :)”

  1. *bawls

    the look on your face when gareth popped up with the ring was priceless hahahaha

    congratulations again kim and gareth!!!! may you guys have an amazing life and lotsa tall babies together T____________T

  2. Sweet post! *melts*

    I have similar “predicament” here. :P I’m getting married next June and our wedding prep is in progress. The thing is, he hasn’t proposed yet! LOL!

    But, I believe men have their timing and it’s the sweetest and sincerest moment when they make the decision, one day, unexpectedly. :)

  3. Congratulations Kimmy & Gareth!!! Horny’s video made me teared.. (‘: So glad for the both of you & also, i (totally) agree with what you said on the traveling bit. <3 that bling!! :D

  4. congrats. i read your blog a year ago about you having eczema but looking at your pictures now seems that your skin is beautiful so i guess u have cured! can you share with me your remedies? tq

    1. thank you. i have atopic eczema, so it comes and goes depending on the triggers. so far i managed to single out citronella based products/mossie repellant as my trigger and i’ve been free eversince. just loads of moisturing daily to keep skin moisturised & supple. good luck!

      p/s: whenever i feel it coming, i just start dabbing the spot with a cotton moistened with apple cider vinegar. smells nasty but helped!

  5. That video is awesome! Totally had a whole multitude of emotions when I watched it. Read Gareth’s account first coz wanted to se it from a guy’s POV. Haha.

    Totally awesome journey and your expression in the video when he proposed is priceless. :)

    Congrats you both, am really happy for you. Catch up soon Kim!

  6. Congratulations to you Kim!

    Awww…. it’s very sweet of Gareth to propose to you even you guys have already mutually agree on marrying each other!

    It’s great to be able to discuss and agree mutually with your partner about marriage. Just like Carrie and Mr. Big in Sex and the City!

    Wish you and Gareth have a Happy Marriage!

  7. Congrats. Congrats. Congrats.
    I also read Gareth’s count on this first. Love the video. Didn’t know that you guys had an adult mutual agreement on the ROM and everything. But it was really sweet of him to do the bended knees for you.
    Love the rock, gurl!!!
    PS. What is that last picture? Underwater?

  8. Blardy hell … make me tear all the way in London.

    Yeah, I’m a sucker for this stuff. haha

    Congrats! So happy for the two of you! :D

  9. awww, congratulations kim and gareth :) many, many wonderful years ahead! wishing you love, life and lots of happiness xoxo <3

  10. You’re Most Welcome Kim. Taking pictures and making enuff wind to lift that lantern was fun :)

    When we got ST’s SMS. We we prancing with joy and waiting for the moment for him to pass his camera to either of us and that’s the CUE to proposed.

    But with your alcohol tolerance and me binged drinking, i sms him to hurry the fuck up before we get wasted ! ahha ..sorry

    anyway congrats to you both and have the bestest.com life ever :)


    I actually laughed and teared up from the short video.

    Wish you and Gareth a wonderful life together forever and ever and ever :)

  12. AWWWW!!! another engagement! congratulations to you and shaolin tiger!! :D :D :D you both are such a cute pair and i was glad to have met you both at the book sale! wishing you both loads and loads of happiness! ps: your man has the bluest eyes!

      1. you totally deserve it!!! (this happiness) please never stop blogging! it’d be so interesting to follow you (and tiger) through to this next phase of life. and you guys are truly a motivation for me never to give up on my blog! /big big HUG.

  13. 2004 and 2008 are leap years. So you need to amend the number of days that you guys are together :)

    Sorry, I am kinda anal when it comes to numbers.

  14. As they say…about time! Congrats and to a fun-filled and fulfilling future together! (Enjoy the wedding prep and don’t sweat the small details <–personal experience lol).


  15. Woot! Woot! Been so long since I could get online, and it was so so so so so heartwarming to read this post and giggle at the proposal video once I got back to stalking ur blog!!!!!! Congrats dearest!!!!! Hope you and Gareth have decades and decades and decades more of love and laughter ahead of you! :)))

  16. Congrats to you and your man! It was so heartwarming and almost moved me to tears watching it. Wishing you a blessed and happy marriage ahead. :)

  17. i am like a thousand years too late but congratulations andddddddddddddddd a happy happy happyyyyyyyyyy and adventurous life ahead to the both of you :D

    sorry i’ve been very slack in visiting blog pages but YAY!!!! i come bback read and boom!!! you’re getting hitch!!! congrats kimberlycun :D

    your closet fan!

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