Sunday, February 13, 2011

9999 Forever My Valentine

When I was arranging my CNY 2010 photos some time ago, I was surprised by the file name -- 9999. In Chinese, 9 has the same sound as ”"Jiu, which means “long lasting". To me, 9999 is such an auspicious number that signifies EVERLASTING love.

My hubby and I met each other in a BM tuition centre when we're 16. At that time I read a lot of romance books of Mills and Boon and Silhouette, and was always fantasizing about meeting my handsome prince charming (sorry to say he didn't fall into that category and hence not in my list). Coincidently we're sent to the same school and placed in the same class in form six. We were good friends and I used to update him on my “boy-girl” relationships. A year later, I received a valentine’s card from him with a picture of rose lying on top of a piano. Inside, he wrote “ 等待著。。。“ (still waiting) However, he didn't express his feelings to me and so I just conveniently ignored those hints… while still enjoying my “boy-girl” relationships with others.

Looking back, I’m fortunate no boys ever committed suicide because of me, and I didn’t take away my precious life for the boy who broke my heart. In fact, after breaking up with a handsome guy during my first year of university, I was truly sad but amazingly I heard an inner voice telling me: “Hey, don’t be sad. One day you’ll meet a great guy and you’ll thank your ex for that.” I was only 20 years old and now I’m truly impressed with how positive I was at that time!

As I grew older, I came to realize the person whom I could trust & love is no other than this good friend of mine. We started our relationship in our 3rd year of university. It's quite a long distance love as he's studying in Singapore and I'm in a local university and there's neither email nor hand phone at that time. We almost broke up when I was working in KL while he's still in Singapore. However, we're fated to be together…. and the rest is history.

I’m so blessed to marry such a wonderful man. As each day passes, I grow more and more in love with him. And now I wish that one day my son will grow up to be like his father – responsible & kind (do not simply break a girl's heart), and my daughters will find someone loyal & loving, just like their daddy too. Most importantly, they've to respect their lives in order to find the true Valentine.

Happy Valentine’s Day.