Friday, February 24, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Day out at Zoo Negara
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
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?