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