Sunday, February 16, 2014

Valentines 2014

"It is a risk to love. What if it doesn't work out? Ah, but what if it does."

On Valentines day, he picked me up after work, with a surprise bouquet at the back of the car :) He always knew I liked receiving flowers, but this was the first time he gave me one after so long together. It's so pretty!

We had some time before dinner so we went to this open field facing a river near Marina Bay area. It's such a breezy, quiet, nice place and we took some photos with the flowers.

Dinner was at The Royal Mail, located at Ascott Raffles. We didn't know about the existence of this restaurant until days before Valentines! It's really quite a hidden gem.

Amuse Bouche.

Chilled Tomato Consomme.

Trio of Fresh Oysters. Can't believe I actually tried the oysters! I never liked oysters and it is one of the things I don't eat at all. However, two of these (lemongrass & chilli gelee, lemon & tabasco) surprised me well although the last one (pomegranate gelee) reminded me why I hated oysters. Haha. Well, at least I tried!

My main: Seared Duck Breast.

His main: Roast Prime Rib

Pink Romance. Love this sweet macaroon with raspberries!

Our favourite dish has to be this White Chocolate and Passionfruit dessert. It's one of the best I have ever had! We finished everything although we were already feeling very full. Haha.

Some tea and sweets to end the dinner :)

Photo with the boy! Love the ambiance of this place and I highly recommend it for dates. Although prices are marked up for Valentines Day, the prices for normal days are actually quite ok for their quality!

I remember how it was a leap of faith when I started going out with him. It was a choice between the familiar or the unknown. And I chose the unknown.

I am still unsure if my decision was the right one, but time will tell.

Our relationship is simple, nothing romantic nor especially sweet. At certain points of our relationship, I questioned if this was what I wanted. Sometimes, I felt emptiness, like there was something missing. After all, I always felt that "Unless it's a fiery, mad, extraordinary love, everything else is a waste of time." However, over time, I learnt to accept the way we are, treasure the little things and cherished the peaceful happiness I felt with him.

We are a comfortable couple and our characters complement each other. But despite that, I felt that we weren't as close as I hoped it could be. We meet almost every alternate day, went on dates at least once a week, we messaged and spoke everyday, but emotionally, I never felt that I knew or understood him very well. I am an open book, but he isn't.

I don't think I have ever felt really sad with him, but I don't think I was extremely happy all the time either. We seldom ever quarrel, and when we did, it was only minor disagreements which would end with one of us changing the subject.

I seldom feel angry for long around him because he has his ways of cheering me up. But most of the time, I feel like we are only sweeping our issues under the carpet as though it would disappear on its own. All those character differences added up and only recently, we had our first major fall out after almost two smooth-sailing years together. This was then we had a talk about how being open and honest is extremely important in a relationship, and being just-fine is not enough. We conclude that we really need to stop being too complacent, and gave ourselves a chance to start afresh and work on this relationship the right way before our love wilt completely without us knowing. We are still trying, and I hope all the effort will be worth it. After all, I can only hope that fate would be kind to me, isn't it? Anything can happen, with him, or with anyone else. This is the second leap of faith.

What I really want to know is, what was the biggest hurdle other strong relationships ever had to go through?

He gave me this box! What's inside?

It was all these, plus a dress! After taking out the dress I couldn't squeeze it back into the little box. I wonder how he did it!

Another hello kitty plushie!

And......... my first little blue box!

Love it very very very much! ^_^

Love is all you need.
Happy Valentines Day! :)

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