Sunday, April 09, 2006

Happy birthday, dear!

Mushy content alert! I am not responsible if this post causes elevated blood sugar levels. ;P

Happy 21st birthday darling! And happy 99th day anniversary!

Looking back, I didn’t plan to date anyone so soon after breaking up in March last year. But you came into my life in October and without both of us knowing, things changed from then.

I still remember our first meet up. It was for Corpse Bride in Times Square, 6.30 p.m. show. You were late because of the Friday traffic.

I have never told you this before, but I really had a good time that day. Maybe it's just me getting along well with younger people. Or it was something comforting and endearing about you.

Whatever it was, I began to hang out with you more. We went on to watch Harry Potter, Cello, Zathura, Narnia and SPL.

The thing that stopped me from initiating anything was you being younger. I had wanted someone closer to my age.

As things didn’t turn out as planned and I didn’t get to meet you today, I was looking at testimonials from your friends and acquaintances. I can’t help but smiled at the way they have described you.

It is said that how one’s partner treats the people around him is a good gauge of character and personality. You passed with flying colours.

Thank you for being you.
Thank you for being my boyfriend.
Thank you for choosing me.

Words can’t fully describe the feelings I have towards you now. I would try, though, with words which are not mine.

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. -Victor Hugo

The purpose of relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness. -Neale Donald Walsch

We need a witness to our lives. There's a billion people on the planet... I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things ... all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying - Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness. - Susan Sarandon, Shall We Dance

For the past fourteen weeks that we have been together, we have had our fair share of disagreements. We are quite different in our personalities.

I am more left-brained and you right-brained. I care about what happens in the world, whereas you less so. We look at things differently; you from a humanistic point of view and me from a pragmatic one.

I also realize that you are who you are. Although there are things which I would like you to act or do differently and I would be happy if you did, I know that that would only make you, less you.

And I wouldn’t want that.

I am aware that I am not perfect either. Love is seeing perfection in imperfection.

I just want to say that, you have brought joy into my life, you have shown me what giving means, you have taught me lessons in life.

Whatever it is, you know that I am always here for you. May we have many more birthdays to celebrate together.

I want to see you grow.
I want to see you become the person you will eventually be.
I want to be part of your life.

I just want YOU.

17 comments:

g_c said...

awwww shucks.....you got me all teary now!!wheres the man whose gonna write me these type of things??lol...hope this relationship,no matter how far you are from one each other, grows and become stronger!!you both deserve it!

Kyle said...

*Gasp* That was just too sweet...

Happy Birthday to.. urh.. HIM.

and good luck you guys, alrite?? :)

suanie said...

oh you are welcome,you are welcome...

what, that wasn't for me? cis....

keatix said...

yeah...that was not for me too????? derek...come on!.....

Spot said...

*passes the kleenex and the Nice ++/Aeroliner bus schedule*

Donch worry, it really is a very short trip (comparatively) by bus from KL to Singapore. I'm sure what you have is worth the 5 hours travel.

Musang said...

awww.... that's damn sweet laaa derek. CF is lucky to have you.

i swear i never did forget my bf birthday on purpose. but site visits and a load of works do take my mind off of my then bf.

i will TRY not to forget my future bf's birthday. i'll try my best.

btw, CF, Happy Belated Birthday!

Jushie said...

Aww, how sweet. You even counted...99 days!!! Congratulations! :)

ken said...

S W E E T ... i like the quote from shall we dance as well btw... anyway, S W E E T !

weeshiong said...

Aww... sweet indeed.

Happy belated birthday, CF!

Jay said...

My goooodness so romance. Happy Birthday CF!

There does seem to be a lot of bf-birthdays going on at the moment. Weird-nya.

savante said...

Stunned at the sheer sentimentality. So sweet. I love it!

Paul

wingedman said...

Happy Birthday CF! You're so lucky, to have someone say all these things to you to the whole world some more. I hope you realise that.

And looks like Singapore's happening for you, eh? COngratulations.

I have a whole lot of thoughts about LDRs, some good, some bad. But this is probably not the right place to talk abt it. NExt time we meet ya?

ça va pas la tête said...

sweet.........

yw[2k] said...

I'm happy for the both of you! Congrats!

Derek said...

g_c: Thanks g_c. Your man is waiting for you out there. Mr Mraz maybe? ;P


kyle: Thanks, sweetie. CF says thanks too.


suanie: When's your birthday? If you want, I say those things to you also lor on your birthday. ;P


keatix: Haiya, these things your gf should say what ... LOL


spot: Oh yes of course. Singapore is not that far.

Going to Italy next month, right?

Derek said...

musang: Heh. You don't wanna make your future bf mad, right? Coz usually, birthdays and anniversaries are important dates.

Thanks, dear.


jushie: Yeah, I counted, coz we started on New Year's Day.

Thanks so much, Jushie.


ken: Heh yeah, that is a really good quote.


weeshiong: Thanks, on behalf of CF. ;P


jay: Yup. There was Will's BF, NM and mine. LOL


savante: Heh, thanks.


wingedman: Yup, going to Singapore next week. And I do realise the good and bad of a LDR.

Oh well.


ça va pas la tête: Diabetes-inducing sweet?


yw[2k]: Thanks very much. ;-)

perthdoc said...

Dear Derek,
Your CF is a most lucky guy.
I hope the best for the two of you.
K