Sunday, October 4, 2015

Still, As Always

Another year of ups and downs, here we are going strong and still so in love. Five years is neither long, nor short. It's been an amazing journey so far, and I am so grateful to be part of you.

As anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow, again here I am to dedicate this short article to the special you. For as long as I am still able to compose, the list will still goes on. 
1st Anniversary : It Will Go On and On
2nd Anniversary : Another Mark of Us
3rd Anniversary : Do I Like You?
4th Anniversary : The Days with Dave

I've seen such a sentence from a book “能陪你的人很多,肯陪你的人很少,肯陪你到最後的……更少。以前一个都不能少,現在一个就好。” Yes indeed, it does not matter when you can't accompany me to celebrate every festival, what I need is you to accompany me to live my life. 這些年有你陪我安穩地過日子遠比浪漫地過節,幸福一百倍。

Technically I couldn't help much on your businesses, but I hope I can be one of your capable/helpful support team behind. You always assure me that you will be successful soon to give your family and me a secure and better life where we don't have to worry our future. Sometimes, you even spend your night at our office just because the schedule is too peak, how much I wish I can help a little at this moment. 你讓我發現了:愛,是在他人身上看到自己的責任。When you care somebody, your family or me, you would do what's best for them, because love is a passionate commitment.

The Year of 2015 is the lowest point in my life, particularly my career path. Before that, I've never had such depressed moment before. I doubted myself, I sighed that luck was not on my side, I cried in front of you when I couldn't take it anymore, I annoyed you to bring me for ice-cream when I felt down and helpless because of work or when I still couldn't see any good result after I'd been trying over and over again. You on the other hand, regardless how busy you were, always there to convince and comfort me that all will be fine, always create opportunities for me to explore and equip myself, always never give up & ready to teach me countlessly for what I am afraid to do, always torture your ears listening to my nags and complains.

There’s still a lot that comes along with a committed relationship besides acceptance. Love is nagging at you because your bills weren’t paid on time, glaring at you because you are immersed in your phone (either for fun or discussing business/work) during ‘us-time’, angry at you because you ruin my well-planned schedule — and then forgiving it all and standing by your side to help because I know I'm not perfect either. Not because I have to, but because it’s yet another way of demonstrating my love. I promise you to remember that neither one of us is perfect, but I will strive to remind myself of the ways we are perfect for each other. Just so you know, you never leave my mind, even when I have a million things to worry about.

When it comes to love, we reach our potential with each other not when we hold back, but when we give more. Whatever we give the relationship feeds the relationship. Our love for each other help us heal and deal with things we may not necessarily like about ourselves. This is the reason why I find the right person in our life will start having us feel better about ourselves. The prescription to our pain isn't given to ourselves, but it's given to the person who can bring out the best in us.

There's no couple wouldn't quarrel, not even a pair of husband and wife. We don't argue often, if we do, that will be mostly about work related issue. Not because we have different opinions, but because we have different personalities and the principles we uphold are different. After a while, we will come back to each other calmly and discuss about it. Sometimes, it is these imperfections which make our relationship become more stable and more understanding of each other, isn't it?

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. 愛可以不是互相凝望,而是望向同一个方向。Relationships are not built on promises, they're built with work and dedication to each other. I don't know what the future has for me but I want there to be an "us" in the future. So dear, please take a very good care of yourself. Thank you for making it easier when life gets hard. 人生細數到此,最珍貴的,並非得不到的,亦非逝去的,而是與你朝氣夕落的平常之物。無論身在何處,唯有你在,方能幸福。

Happy 5th Anniversary, my dear.


I love you.