Oh wow! Has it been 10 years already? I have always wished and hoped that my marriage will last this long (and of course longer) but to be honest, it is not as easy as I thought.
Every marriages that has lasted this long has definitely gone through bittersweet turbulence. It is not always a smooth and problem-less journey. Yes you will have laughable moments but you cannot deny that there were also bickerings, misunderstandings, squabbles, arguments and fights (I hope not physical). But you know what, it is how we react that matters. We can choose to tolerate and forgive or we can hold on to our ego and be aloof. When this happens, it really helps to pause for a while and think of the consequence of our actions. Is it worthwhile to be petty and bear grudges? What do we get out of it other than pain and resentment?
Having said that, what’s also important is to ensure that the essence of a relationship such as love, respect and understanding are still burning strong. Without any, you are just bound by a status with no emotion. Beware of such relationship as it will only make you feel miserable, unappreciated and used. Don’t be trapped in one!
If you come to a point where everything else fails, do not be afraid to seek help. Talk to your trusted family and best friend(s). Seek help from the professionals because sometimes all you want is your voice to be heard.
I am thankful to be blessed with 2 beautiful princesses and a husband who is crazy enough to tolerate me. He ever told me that if he didn’t marry me, he may not travel to places that he never thought he would. Traveling is indeed my passion but I am glad that I explore the world with him, my beloved husband, Nazarrudin Abdul Wahab!
Enough said, so what did we do to celebrate? I thought of staycay-ing again but it didn’t make sense since I’m working the next day. Actually both my hubby and I were feeling under the weather and we nearly cancelled the plan but we just had to go out because 10 years wedding anniversary doesn’t come everyday (hell no!) so finally we headed to The Malayan Council for brunch. It was my idea since Salleha gave a good review. The truffle fries were good but I still prefer thick-cut fries.
The TMC Big Breakfast that I ordered for the girls to share looked appetizing especially the sausages.
The Asam Pedas Fish ‘n’ Chips were unique
and I loved my Salted Egg Softshell Crab and Mudcrab Linguine.
The Creamy Chicken Soup with Asparagus was delicious too.
I ordered The Ultimate Lopez cake which has “gula melaka” bits in each layer which is a tad bit sweet for me. The girls had Double Chocolate Ovomaltine cake and it’s really decadent!
I definitely want to return and savour other foods for an impartial review since I was a little bit unwell.
Alas, we had to cancel other plans and rush home because my husband received a call from his mother informing him that his uncle has passed on.
6 thoughts on “A decade-long anniversary!”
Wonderful sir! In India we find long, very long marriages a very common thing. My parents are married for 35 years now!! I am celebrating 8th anniversary this may month. I feel just the same way you do, 8 years with Vinu (my wife) seems like yesterday I met her. We think flash in time is a good sign like we are celebrating each other (not bored of).
We are very happy for you couple!! May god bless you both!!
Thank you Manjunath and grats to you and Vinu! I agree that every man/woman should fall in love everyday with their spouse because that is what ignite the sparks and that what keep the love alive… I wish you a blessed 8th year anniversary and a fantastic 2017!
Happy Anniversary to you both. You are absolutely correct TeaNazar, marriage is work everyday and you get out of it, what you put into it. I have been married 17 years and we have had many trials and tribulations.
The one thing I have learned is to say to yourself, “Pick your battles wisely” … “Never sweat the small stuff” and in the scheme of life …. “It is all small stuff”.
Always back each other, never to proud to say, “I’m sorry” and always .. always Love each other and let your mate know that everyday.
Thanks SectorGZ! And I also believe that appreciation goes a long way. I love that you mentioned “Pick your battles wisely”.
Have a blessed 2017!
Congratulations to both of you!