Dino & I have been together for quite awhile. Not exactly too long but significantly long enough to brag about each other strengths and weaknesses; in terms of weaknesses, my score card is much higher…
Dino says I am untidy (because my things are everywhere, which I DO NOT deny). He ended up tidying my room one fine day during one of his rare visits to Singapore *sweats* He on the other hand, is Mr.Tidy as he was trained to clean his house when he was young.. He always says that his specialty is washing the dishes and mopping the floor…(I think he mentioned more but I *buat buat lupa * )
Both of us met in SIB Miri while I was posted in the jungle and when he was based in Miri for awhile. It WASN”T like we kept in touch a lot because he would either be away in the middle of nowhere, or I’d be in the jungle; let’s just say we both had different ways back then.
I will keep the suspense on how we got together eventually (though some close friends have known), until the day we get married hehe (need to save some items to talk about when the day arrives). However, he swept my feet with his love for God and his sincere persistence. He even drove to my house and asked my parents for their permission and blessings to take me as his girlfriend. Yes….my heart melted!!
Ask my mom and she can confirm that Dino is ’si lai sat sau’ (housewives killer). I love how he shows utmost respect to elders (not only my parents) and how far he’ll go for his friends. He could talk to anyone easily and not hold any grudges when someone advises him for his good. I’ve advised someone dear to me before about certain things but what shocked me was that person chose to be angry instead and told me that the respect for person X would be less (what on earth is this?). Also, Dino doesn’t use vulgar words nor curse he’ll burn someone’s house/go whack someone….(joking or not; not kidding I’ve heard few people saying this) …
Dino told me that his mom prays for our relationship. How sweet is that!!!?? When I am sick or on some business travels, she keeps me in prayer. She occasionally buys me things eg herbs or tupperwares because she is concerned. Same goes for my mom. She whatsapps Dino occasionally, checking if he is doing good, etc…unlike most moms who just leave the youngsters in their relationship. I find that our relationship is special because we have support from each families especially moms who are prayer warriors and most importantly, love God. They of course would consistently give advises (sounds good or bad but for our good!) and we would be glad to learn from them.
Actually, we are on LDR all along, although many people guessed that he is working in Singapore too (how did you get the idea ah?), so it has been not that easy for us, considering that I travel so much and fly after receipt of emergency phone calls. Dino told me that he wouldn’t give up. He would make the effort to look for me during his off days, whereever I would be; something I thanked God for. Well, there were of course disappointments where suddenly he couldn’t make it (initially, there were emergency calls for him to travel too), but at least he would let me know that he couldn’t make it, unlike some of my bad experiences where plans were made but no show.
To be fair, I know I cannot compare my past dating experiences with Dino. They were just different type of people that have different personalities, which sadly clashed with mine. For example, you know what type of person someone is when they speak badly about their ex-half after a relationship has ended. Dino told me about his pasts, however, he didn’t paint a black picture of his horrible experiences, instead, he told me the mistakes he learnt, his yet-unanswered questions about his past yet not bad-mouthing anyone. His testimony in this area, is so powerful, I’ll leave him on that to share, you’ll be amazed with dropping jaws ..or maybe like this;
Dino can be super caring, but he is also forgetful lor. Like I told him my (toy) dog’s name is Doreen but he calls her Patricia *roll eyes*. And he calls the bird which built its nest opposite our kitchen, Jane ; I think he got my childish disease LOL!
Because if I do not, he would be late for work. Or forget his stuffs. Or procrastinate….
And you guys say ladies nag…