Friday, February 24, 2012

Jason's many talents

I was looking through my notebooks and came across this page of miscellaneous characters. Quite the artist this fiancé of mine.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sh*t Brides Say

I've been addicted to the Sh*t Girls Say videos and just discovered this one on brides!


And since I totally need some humour to get me through this wedding planning stage, I thought I'd share. Tee hee.

 PS: We've got eight weeks to go!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

5 Year Mark

Day out at Zoo Negara

Today I remember our first date. I had just decided to skip town and you coerced me to head to Malacca for a short break.

I thought it would be nice to catch a movie with you and so I booked a Jack Black movie. 'He's funny!' I thought. I couldn't go wrong there. It would be some nonsense comedy and we'd laugh and I'd drown my sorrows in some 'Nacho Libre' type movie. The perfect no-brainer show!

As we sat down, I wondered if this was a date? Nahh, we're just two friends catching a movie.

When the first scene of 'The Holiday' played on screen I said to myself, 'CRAP! Jack Black, where is the comedyyy??!!! Wrong show to pick! He's totally gonna think this is a date-type movie.'

Turns out the movie might have been just the serendipitous nudge we needed.

5 years later I'm still amazed by our journey. The many twists and turns life has brought us through. Today, I reminisce on our first date, and hope that there will be many many more to come. :)

Happy Anniversary Jason!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Taking The Leap

Did you know... the leap year, has been the traditional time that women can propose marriage.

The long-held tradition that women can propose to their boyfriends on February 29 each Leap Year dates way back when. The actually century has been contested but we know it's some time long long ago la. heh.

It was suggested that since the leap year day corrected the discrepancy between the calendar year of 365 days and the time taken for the Earth to complete one orbit of the sun (365 days and 6 hours), it was an opportunity for women to correct a tradition that was one-sided and unjust.

In Denmark, the tradition is that women may propose on the bissextile leap day, February 24, and that refusal must be compensated with 12 pairs of gloves.

While in Finland, the tradition is that if a man refuses a woman's proposal on leap day, he should buy her the fabrics for a skirt.

Some traditions also insight that Women looking to take advantage of their opportunity to propose were expected to wear a scarlet petticoat. 

Where one would find a scarlet petticoat in this day and age baffles me. But where there's a will there's a way!

I know that leap year traditions generally don't apply to us in this part of the world. But out of curiosity... how many of you would be okay with the idea of a woman proposing instead of the man?

If you are a man, would you be okay with it? Or would you run away?

And if you are a woman, would you do it? Or would you rather wait to be proposed to?