It'd been quite some time since we both were able to date together. Our working schedules made it even difficult to meet, couldn't even dream to date. So I cherished the moments we had together reminiscing how we both dated together for the first few times at these area, enjoying the same good ol' local food purchased from the same stall.
We sat at the bench facing the sea. It was a nice windy night. We sat facing each other opening our nasi lemak wrapper and started enjoying our meal. We chit chatted while eating, about anything that happened recently. The sugar cane drink quenched our thirst, replacing beer and green tea that we used to have before. While the rest, was almost the same with what we had more than a decade ago.
|Our first dating place - Changi Beach Park :)|
The topic of our conversation had changed tremendously though compared with years ago. We had known each other much better this time. Our life philosophy had changed. Although we were both going to face life changing moments in our lives, we still based our importance and priority in love - to be happy.
Happy here didn't mean we lived a lavish lifestyle, ate out in posh restaurant every single week or even days, possessed branded bags, clothes or even shoes reflecting how well we did in our lives.
Happy here was more on the realization how we were able to live and survive with the little things that we had, more importantly be grateful with what we had, felt calm and peaceful no matter what decisions we both were going to make as we knew what were our priority in life.
We were able to continue living with simplicity, enjoying lives with our head held high, watching the stars on a dark sky above us. That too, gave us calm, happy, and peaceful feeling. No amount of money required to be happy that way.
And the day after we went out again to the other dating place we used to go. Supper Char Kway Teow and Chicken Chop at Ang Mo Kio S11 coffee shop, and continued with another stars gazing at Seletar Reservoir.
Time went by. Changes took place unknowingly, without us realizing it. However, our minds were filled with so much gratitude, that even after so many years, we were still who we were, with our simple minds, never aimed too high, and never fell too below. Just like Buddha's teaching, stay and walk in the Middle Way.
We both went back home with full hearts and stomach. Although not much words being said, we both understood that we were both contented with what we had and would continue doing so.
I took many photos together. Let this be our memorable moments forever. As we all know, getting into a marriage is easy; but not easy to maintain and enjoy each and every moment of it. Therefore, I treasure our fate being together and this below quote fit both of us very well:
|Our dating place at Seletar Reservoir :)|