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Month: May, 2012

A Picture To Remember

The pics of my husband and me we took eight years ago – on the day exactly one month we were in our relationship. We took pics of each other to mark our one-month anniversary. And, I gave a printed copy of my pic to him before he had to leave Yangon in a few days after. When moving one computer to another, I lost both his color version pic and the picture of mine. Luckily, I found his printed copy of mine he kept with other letters I wrote to him. Here, I put them together – a bit awkward. Anyway, we are going to celebrate the 95th month anniversary of our relationship next week and now, we have been married for three months. The last eight years have not been so easy for us. However, that just makes us more appreciative in each other and precious every single second and every little thing we can do together now. And, we just feel not enough to have for each other and  just so happy to have each other with such a great degree of love and respect. Love is such an incredible and such a beautiful thing. So, every day, we feel like we get more – which is great. 🙂


Our Thoughts on the Value of Wedding Tradition

Let me share this piece of a letter I wrote to Mg during the early years of our courtship. I did not want him feel burden for any prospect to hold a costly wedding for me. At that time, we were not even engaged yet but we were a committed couple with a plan to tie the knot one day and we often had talks on the wedding plan. In the letter, I clearly said that, when the time we decide to marry, my only request to him was to ask the permission from my parents first. Of course, I want my husband-to-be shows and holds a proper respect to my parents as well. And, I continued in my letter that  new clothes or holding a wedding ceremony are not requisites to make me his wife by saying a simple one with only close family members.

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Sweet for Heart

Gulab jumun, one famous Indian sweet, is  the one motivates me to do yoga these days. I give myself one of it as a reward for every 20 minutes of yoga I do. 😀 Back in Yangon, on our anniversary days, Mg took me out for dinner at my favorite small restaurant – Ya-Khaing-Hta-Min Saing (one of the Burmese ethnic foods.) After dinner, on the way back to the bus stop, he usually had me – indian sweets at the shop near Sule Pagoda, which I love a lot. However, at that time, even indian sweets were a bit expensive for this ever-budget couple. May be, he has been sorry he could not let me have as much as I wanted. Now, on our previous anniversary, he got me two 1kg boxes of gulab jamun – with a little note – “you can have as much as you love and I’ll have more for you.” Every evening, he would ask me, “have you had your gulab jum today?” Now, I can’t blame him for this gulab jumun belly i ended up getting rather than a babe belly. Those are really delicious.