Posted at 11:35 PM , on December 25, 2013
a person with whom one has a strong affinity, shared values and tastes, and often a romantic bond
At first sight, the online dictionary’s definition of “soulmate” surprised me with its closeness to how I feel about the person whom I have married for almost a quarter of a century. Although the description is far from exhaustive and seems to incline toward a pretty picture, it is spot on with the matter of sharing.
Sharing is this non-replaceable ingredient for soulmateship. Continue reading
Posted at 9:50 AM , on November 20, 2010
I attended a beautiful wedding two nights ago. It was a celebration over great food of a couple’s new journey initiated by their marital vows to each other. One highlight of the evening has to be the excellent videographing and post-production work in capturing the tradition of gatecrashing by the bridegroom at the bride’s home (I hope to have a link here to that video clip if Kane and Yvette Chua do upload it somewhere). With this customary practice, the husband-to-be has to negotiate through an expected ambush of obstacles contrived usually by the maids-in-waiting before he could be granted entrance into the bride’s home so as to take her away for their new journey together. Continue reading
Posted at 12:26 PM , on March 25, 2010
Today in the morning, Chui informed me that she was experiencing pain on the left side of her jaw. It so happened that since I was having an appointment with the dentist, I suggested to Chui to allow the dentist to have an oral view, and if he could not spot anything wrong then I would bring her to see a general practitioner. Closing in on our destination, it dawned upon me that about 2 nights ago, I had heard Chui grinding her teeth. I brought it up to her and told her to highlight this returning disorder to the dentist.
I said, “returning” because about 10 years ago Chui had informed this same dentist about her frequent routine during her sleep. The dentist had diagnosed it as stress-related and implied that Chui’s longing for a child could be responsible for making her a teeth grinder. True enough when Joseph arrived, Chui stop grinding. Continue reading