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Thursday, October 26, 2017

It's the little things

Yesterday was just like any other weekday. Boon and I will be texting and updating each other throughout the day while he's at work and me occupied with Tyler and TWA.

He was updating me about having this really good Kelantanese food with his colleagues and said he would like to bring me there cos he thinks I'll love it too. I was busy at that point so after reading I just left the message unresponded first.

Then came another message.


Boon: Tonight can baby pick me up from Inside Scoop at 930?

Me: Okies. Wah so nice ah go Inside Scoop for bible study. Hehe 
(he has his weekly Bible Study with our cell group member, Elie once every week)

Boon: No la.. date baby there today. We going USJ1 Chili Pan Mee.

Me: Awww so nice. Enjoy your Chili Pan Mee hehe

Boon: And then I enjoy Inside Scoop with baby

Me: So is Elie joining us for Inside Scoop?

Boon: Nope just us. Date baby loh. How to date baby with Elie with us leh? 😏

Me: Awwww. So sweet one suddenly plan date 🤔

Boon: Hahahah muax! Love ya


That short exchange of texts left me beaming. I don't know why but I was just so smitten. Touched that he thought about me in the middle of his day. That he deliberately planned and made time for us. That he is putting in the effort to date me, even after all these years.

It's our thing now to try to go on a dinner/movie date once every two weeks if possible. We'll put Tyler with either side of the family and we'll just go out for a few hours and spend some uninterrupted time together. For those dates, I'm usually the one who plans for them cos my schedule is fuller than Boon's hahaha, and I'm very used to scheduling things ahead so it's just been very normal that I'm the one who initiates for our dates, which I have absolutely no problem with.

So yesterday was pretty unusual for me. It reminded me of how he used to ask me out when we were just teenagers. And to come to think of it, I really have forgotten how it feels like to be asked out on a date this way.

Because let's face it, after 13 years of dating, we have become very chill and not expecting the sweep-me-off-my-feet romantic moments. We have grown to a stage where we're really okay just spending time at home, watching netflix and chill (like, really the chill, chill. hahaha). And there's really nothing wrong or sad about it, because we enjoy it!

But what happened yesterday just brought me back to the days when we first started dating, the feelings of being smitten.

Though in the end we decided to head home earlier cos Tyler skipped his nap and so didn't manage to Inside Scoop at all, my heart was still full. In fact, I felt like my love tank was full. And he didn't even do much! Just sincerely planning a short and simple date with me was all it took.

I guess it truly isn't the big things that keep a relationship alive, but the little things.

Love, Careen.
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