Sunday, February 15, 2009

First Valentine's Day

Our first Valentine's Day happened exactly a month after we've met in 2004. He took me to a hill resort, and nearly set my hair on fire while trying to cook me dinner.

It was a day of many first's.

My first bouquet of roses from him. The first holding of hands. Our first kiss. The first time he saw me with a bare face. And the first night I fell asleep in his arms.

For the next 4 years, we spent every Valentine's Day being apart. Me in Melbourne, him in Kuala Lumpur. Love could only be couriered in the form of flowers and gifts.

This is only our second Valentine's Day being physically together in the whole 5 years + 1 month we've known and dated each other. A little sad huh, if you think about it?

So even though we're both not a fan of this over-hyped and over-commercialised holiday ritual, we went ahead and celebrate the day with one of our favourite cuisines.

It was another night of many first's.

Believe it or not, it was actually the first time I let a guy take me out for an "official" Valentine's dinner on Valentine's Day. Mmm hmm, you read it right. I only realised that myself halfway through dinner, haha!

I wore my white strapless Zara dress and Anne Klein tweed pumps for the first time, and he wined and dined me at this Japanese restaurant we were patronizing for the first time.

The food was great, the ambience in our private room was cosy, the night view was (relatively) nice, the service was pleasant, and my date was adorable. There's just something about dressing up and dining out that cheers me up, even though I've been feeling rather blue lately.

In the middle of our main courses, I leaned in and whispered to him, "Babee, this is our first Valentine's Day as a married couple!"

Yes, indeed. Our first Valentine's Day as husband and wife.

So, happy Valentine's Day, my dearest husband. I still love you like the first day we met, and I will always do.

14 left a petal:

emotionalistic said...

That's so sweet :). Btw, what did he cook you for dinner on your first Valentine? :P

sab said...

awwwww! my heart just melts! :) it's sooo nice hearing about your love story! :)

fuzkittie said...

Awww!! My heart also melted~ Hehehehe, just makes me giggle.

hyperX said...

So sweet... so jealous of you guys. :)

renaye said...

ooh. i think everyday could be a valentine day.

Lila said...

Which Japanese restaurant did you go to? It sounds really nice!

elaine said...

Such sweet love story. And who says long distance relationships wont work? :)

foongpc said...

Wow! Sounds romantic! : )

Che-Cheh said...

Ohh so lomantic! :)

Tine said...

The first year of my marriage was also the first time my hubs and I spent V-day physically together :)

iamthewitch said...

Aww... that's sweet! Here's wishing you would spend more and more Valentine's day together physically with your husband in the future!

MisSmall said...

Emotionalistic: He cooked me (over-cooked) lobster with (over-tangy) dressing, (over-cooked) pan-fried cod fish, and a fruit salad. It's the thought that counts huh? :P

Sab: Thanks, hun. But bear in mind that like any real relationships, it's not always roses and candy. :)

Fuzkittie: And you, my dear, have the cutest laugh ever! :D

MisSmall said...

HyperX: Thanks. Like I've said, like any ordinary relationships, it's not always bliss and fun for us too. :)

Renaye: Hear hear! :)

Lila: It's Kura in One World Hotel. The view and ambience in their private rooms is really quite nice. You should try it out sometimes if you haven't already, I'm sure you'll like it too. ^_^

Elaine: It's definitely not easy, that much I can say. :)

MisSmall said...

Foongpc: Haha. If you think about it, it's just a married couple dining out with all the other lovey-dovey young lovebirds. :P

Che-Cheh: Ya ah? Haha.

Tine: Well, at least you guys know for sure that it's still gonna be the case next year. I wish I can say the same. :|

Iamthewitch: Thanks, sweetie. I sure hope so too. :)