We could never remember the date of our marriage, but luckliy we have the ROM date engraved on our wedding ring. So have to peek on the ring to know the date. It's 28th September 2003. It's been a good 5 years. We are also a bit blur of how many years we have been married, since we knew each other for donkey years - more than 20 years! But funnily, I do remember, for whatever reason, our traditional wedding was on the 20th November 2004.
Didn't do anything to celebrate (as a matter of fact, we don't celebrate anything). So probably it's good to take the opportunity to have a quick look back of the past 5 years........
After knowing each other for so long as best friends, Baba and Mama only started to dating, to "officially" become an "item" since 2000. To cut the story short (Mama can tell you more if you are willing to listen), Baba proposed to Mama when we were in Cambridge, UK. Mama couldn't remember the date (I doubt Baba could). But Mama remembered it's by the River Cam, by the library of Trinity College, one of our favourite spots around Cambridge. Without any delay, of course Mama said yes to Baba, as Baba is the only man that Mama wants to be married to :-) We broke to news to families and friends, none of them were surprised, but only made some of them difficult to adjusting as they can't accept us as a couple...... but they finally did (that's another long story all together.......).
After we ROM, we started to plan for the traditional wedding, which to us, to grandpas and grandmas, it's a very important event, much more important and meaningful than the ROM. We had a good time planning our wedding, even the actual wedding is kinda fun. As I said, it was on the 20th November 2004.
After 1.5 years working in Singapore, it's time for us to move on. Baba went to Tasmania to further his study. Mama couldn't get a job in Tassy, so ended up spending the next 1.5 years in Sydney. It's not an easy time for us to live in different cities, but it's still better as it's at least closer to each other, and Baba would come to Sydney to accompany Mama during school breaks. Not very exciting in OZ, and we didn't like it there, though it's a good experience to have. So as soon as Baba finished his study, we moved back to Singapore, once again.
When Hao Re was still in Mama's tummy, Mama and Baba have brought you to fly for the first time, thanks to Hao Re being such a good baby. We brought you to England, to re-visit Manchester and Cambridge, where Baba and Mama had spent the best, so far, 3.5 years of their life, and where Baba proposed to Mama 4 years ago. Mama has lots of picture to show you your first "holiday".
Hao Re decided to arrive on the 4th Jan 2008, 2.5 weeks earlier than the expected delivery date. Hao Re arrived to this exciting and wonderful world, and that changed Baba's and Mama's life forever!!!
If we look ahead for the next 5 years, very likely we will be living in Singapore, as the way we are now. Mama's job is kind of stable and won't make any move. Baba is working very hard to become a chartered architect. Hope Hao Re will continue to become a good boy and Mama and Baba wish you to grow up happily and healthily. Maybe the biggest plan will be that Hao Re will have a baby sister or brother in 1-2 years time.
Happy anniversary, my dearest hubby, I love you as I always do!