There are many horror stories told about how marriage is so very different from courtship. To many women, romance is one thing which often fades off when one enters into marriage. Money is another thing. For example, there are loans to service in a marriage and hence it is prudent to thrifty.
“Darling, can we go to Japan for the next vacation break?” I asked.
“Nope. That’s a few thousand dollars, dear. Unless I strike lottery, we should clear the loans first.” Yang replied.
“But we do have savings right?” I reasoned.
“We should also save for rainy days.” Yang continued, unwavering and looking at me very seriously.
“Really cannot ah.” Whining inside. “Poor me.”
So, when he booked an expensive holiday package to Phuket for the two of us recently, I was really caught by surprise. “But darling, you said that we shouldn’t spend in an extravagant manner. Why this change?” I asked. He replied saying that he did this to cheer me up since I was feeling burnt out and discouraged by work. That was so loving of him, wasn’t it?
Our recent getaway at Phuket was really luxurious – my definition, of course. The hotel is the best I’ve stayed in so far – it is a seaview suite! It is also quiet and private – suits my personality well. It had been a good break of 4 days with darling to simply relax, try out some outdoor activities together and sample some great Thai food. I’ve gone to a nearby place (Krabi and Phi Phi island) before in Thailand but that trip didn’t leave much of an impression. Perhaps, company matters. :)
Besides good company, I enjoyed the brief moment swimming in Andaman sea the most. I guess I have a great affinity to water. All kinds of water bodies have a certain attraction for me. Be it oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, streams and even mangrove swamps! Yeah, I enjoy taking baths too. Coming into contact with water is highly therapeutic for me.
Okies, have to pause here for now. I shall continue my sharing in the next blog :)