And yes, while there is a really big age gap between me and my beloved, I'd like to say that for the record, I am quite proud to say that I am learning as time goes by. From being in a relationship, from being with HER, and from her as an individual.
Here are some of the lessons that I have learnt in 9 months:
There are some things in life that one just needs to take time to do. It's not good to rush. Chawamushi is one of them. Pasta is another.
Time management is not easy, and sometimes we all need to make sacrifices for the things that we want.
Communication is key. Under ALL circumstances. If you're not psychic, then make sure you say something out. And make sure the message is received by the other party is the same as the one you're trying to convey.
No matter how good at something you think you are, you can always get better. Yes, that includes any and all bedroom antics.
One should NEVER, EVER fake it.
My dress sense always needs improving.
There is a difference between the various kinds of brushes that women have for make up. Apparently there are 2 brushes for every contour on the face.
We are all human. If we need to, we can change.
We are always changing. Even our principles and how we express them. We do need, however to be focused and clear about what we are changing INTO.
In every relationship, there will always be give and take. There should never be a situation where it's one party that gives, and another that takes. If we sit down and do up a balance sheet, we'll never get to the end of it.
Never be conceited or complacent. The more you're praised, the more you serve to keep the balance and the arrogance in check.
Shopping is only limited by time and the amount of money in the wallet. There is no such thing as enough shoes, bags, accessories or clothes. 18 hair/headbands is NOT enough.
Some of these are lessons freshly learnt, some already known but have been hammered in over the last 9 months.
All in all, thank you, kitten, for being with me through these 9 months. I have learnt much over the last 9 months, and you've been wise and patient beyond your years, to a man who has too little time for you, and who lives literally across on the other side of Singapore.