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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

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115 Responses to A special 7th anniversary :)

  1. Rachel December 6, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    It’s reallyyyy sweet babe! :)

    Ps. So that’s how Gareth looks like with hair heheh!

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

      better without hair right? heheh thanks rachel!

  2. suanie December 6, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    congratulations! happy for you both :)

  3. sotong December 6, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    LOLOLOLOL… wtf with the last pic??? kakakaka…
    well, congrats again! mwahhhhhh… <3

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

      last pic is awesome thanks kerol :D

  4. Tan Yee Hou December 6, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    Ahhhhhhhh <3

  5. aud December 6, 2011 at 10:17 am #


    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

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

      thanks aud! i can’t wait to see your video, rachel and anne told me bits of the story dy! SO SWEEEEETTTTTT

  6. smoochie December 6, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    congrats, kim & gareth!

  7. Joyce Rachel Lee December 6, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    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. :)

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

      thanks joyce..it’s true man have their own timing haha. but most importantly is get to spend your life together happily :)

  8. Thara December 6, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    congrats Kim and Gareth! so happy for the both of you! <3

  9. Tey Cindy December 6, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    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

  10. ThatJames December 6, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    Nice. Especially since it’s preceded by a robot dance. Hahahah. Congrats guys!

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

      thanks james. hahaha what would my offspring think!

  11. beetrice December 6, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    lol that’s a super funny video! congrats guys!! :D

  12. eyeris December 6, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    We’ll make sure you do the robot at your wedding! :D Whee!

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

      cannot la! i wanna look elegant and all that buahhahahaha

  13. azroy December 6, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    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

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

      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!

  14. KY December 6, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    congratulations to you both! :D

  15. FeR December 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    awww congratulations!

    robot dance FTW!

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

      chuuuut chuuuuut chuuuut thanks fer :)

  16. Huai Bin December 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    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!

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

      thanks HB! i was totally surprised haha he did a good job :)

  17. VampireM December 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Congrats, Kim & Gareth!

  18. Elaine December 6, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    Awwwwwwww! Been reading your blog for years! I’m so happy for both of you! Congratulations!!!!!!

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

      thank you elaine. i guess it’s what they say.. FINALLY! hahahah

  19. Lydia December 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    Congratulations, Kim!

  20. laineylashes December 6, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    congratulations a thousand times over. i love you bb! both you & g <3

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

      thanks bb! i love you back! thanks for such a sweet blogpost /sniffs

  21. Sharon December 6, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    congratulations Kim!

  22. Anonymousmich December 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    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!

  23. FA December 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm #


    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:12 pm #


  24. mabs December 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    congrats!!! :)

  25. Yvonne December 6, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Congratulations and wishing both of you a lifetime of happiness!

  26. WinnieKepala December 6, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    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?

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

      thank you! yeah, it was all like set in stone dy and yes, last picture was taken underwater lol

  27. Niki December 6, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    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

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

      hehehe donch cry niki!!! thank you <3

  28. Fieran December 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Congratulations :) Really happy for you two.

  29. Chee Ching December 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    So cute! Time to become siu lai lai! Hehehe!

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

      hahaha yeah, getting there!!! thanks dear

  30. kampungboycitygal December 6, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    awwww congrats! it’s funny that you just grabbed the ring away hehe

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

      thank you!! i know right, so embarrassing hahaha

  31. Myhorng December 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    Again… all the best to both of u.

    p/s: Cindy, Horny’s video made u teared sound a bit wrong right? LOL

    • sotong December 6, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

      ROFL!!!! Horny video best!!! kakakakakak

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

      thanks man! LOVE THE VIDEO :D

  32. annant December 6, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    awwww so touching…


  33. TianChad December 6, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    Moolah =D COngratz to you both~
    Now I can add on new colelction to my couple photos during ur wedding right right? haha!

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

      you self inviting dy ah! can can hahahahhaha thanks TC :)

  34. June December 6, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    aawweee…. it makes me teary watching the vid . congrats Kim and Gareth =)

  35. Liz December 7, 2011 at 12:09 am #

    Congratulations! Wow, how awesome is that! :D After 7 years :) And oh, love the ring! It’s sooooo pwettyyyy~ :P

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

      thank you liz! yeah 7 years quite a long time :)

  36. Serge Norguard December 7, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    i do not need to say anything, cause you know what it is.

  37. radiance December 7, 2011 at 9:16 am #

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

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

      thank you for the wishes radiance! <3

  38. Terenceg December 7, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    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 :)

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

      thanks you man for keeping it together haha. LOVE YOU ALL MAX!!!

  39. Tien December 7, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    congratulations to you and gareth! the video got me teary-eyed :) btw, your robot moves are awesome kim. seriously lol!

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

      thanks tien! omg the robot moves are gonna haunt me forever haha

  40. Lynn December 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm #


    I actually laughed and teared up from the short video.

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

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

      thanks lynn! so happy to hear of your good news too :) best wishes from us!

  41. Kelly December 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Congratulations! Indeed the best surprise! Looking forward to hearing lots about wedding planning here. :)

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

      thanks kelly! haha in that case my mom needs to start a blog lol #kidding

  42. sugarmouse December 7, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    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!

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

      thank you dear!!!! <3

      • sgrmse. December 9, 2011 at 11:46 am #

        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.

  43. Mabel December 8, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    Congrats to the both of you and here’s wishing you a life that is even more blessed and joyful than it already is! :)

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

      thank you mabel! congrats on your 2nd bundle of joy too :)

  44. Cas December 8, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    Congrats and welcome to the cool club :) Looking forward to reading the wedding preps!

  45. reader December 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    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.

    • Kimberlycun December 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

      can’t help but LOL. thanks for the wishes :)

  46. Vanessa December 8, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    What good news! Congratulations, you both are so blessed to have each other. =)

  47. rinaz December 9, 2011 at 3:10 am #

    That’s so sweet! Congratulations to you and Gareth :-)

  48. Elaine December 10, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    This is such a lovely post.:) Congrats to you and your man!

  49. Amy December 11, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    So sweet! Congrats!! :)

  50. Puiyee December 13, 2011 at 1:09 am #

    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).


    • Kimberlycun December 13, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

      thank you for the nice wishes pui yee. cheers :)

  51. Shelley December 14, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    Wheeeeeeee!!! Lorry loads of congrats to you and your man, Kim!

  52. mama bok December 15, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Well, Congrats Kim! I first saw about the proposal at ST’s blog – a few days ago actually. Wishing you happiness always.

    • Kimberlycun December 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

      thank you for the well wishes mamabok! :)

  53. flyingfish December 17, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    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! :)))

  54. Ymay December 21, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    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. :)

  55. Tammy Khoo December 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Congratulations! Wishing you both the Happiest matrimonial Life together. You are really match made from the Cupid Angels above.

  56. akuputeh January 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Oh babe! Congratulations ;) I swear I teared a little bit :D

  57. mX August 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    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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