Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Post anniversary - Feedback from the Hubby

When I posted the question of "What did u learn in 2 years" to Stu, this is what he had to say:

5. That it's possible to have a relationship without fighting. (Knew it. Ms Body Beautiful Contest Winner and Ms Turkey were bitches)

4. That there's someone for everyone.

3. That for such a small body, I actually can make a lot of noise at night (While sleeping, that is. Includes snoring, rubbing the nose vigorously, and other miscellaneous sounds from random parts)

2. That I'm as lazy as him. (What!?!?? Who's the one who's been picking up his socks after him??)

1. That his wife is actually a fat person stuck in a skinny body. Which is fast becoming not so skinny. Cos apparently, I eat more than him.


Monday, March 03, 2008

Movie/Book Reviews

Recently I've seen several movies based on books that I've read. Some comments:

- Atonement - read the book years ago. Could not remember much of it, except that it was boring and pointless. Was surprised that someone bothered to make a movie out of it. I wasn't wrong, movie was also boring, even though it was beautifully shot. And even though Keira was a delight to look at, her way of talking in the movie irritated me. I read the book again after watching the movie, convinced I missed something that took away the enjoyment of the acclaimed production, but I still couldn't find any redeeming features.

- P.S. I Love You - bought and read the book only after the movie came out, thinking it must be good. it's actually a simple chick lit, though a little different from other chick lits cos the lead guy is mostly dead. Made me cry about once or twice (which doesn't mean anything cos I can cry at anything). Then I accepted a date to watch the movie, albeit a little reluctantly as I already knew the story. Turns out that they twisted some scenes and facts, added interesting bits, and I ended up crying about 4 or 5 times, and laughed a few times too. Still think Hillary Swank looks like a guy though.

- The Kite Runner - My FAVOURITE! Favourite book, favourite movie. Go watch/ read!

- The Namesake - The movie was good but not fantastic, but I LOVE the book. Author is Jhumpa Lahiri.

Happy 2nd Anniversary

Oohh...March 4th is here again. What have I learnt in the last 2 years of marital bliss?? Here goes the not-so-long list:

5. He's heaps crappier than I am.

4. I still can't force him to do anything he doesn't want to. But he will do it in his own time (like quit smoking!). I wonder when he will eat fruits (next on my to-nag-at-him list)

3. It's easy to be paranoid and jealous and possessive. It takes much much more effort to be kind and understanding to each other, but the rewards are worth it.

2. We can face each other 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, 4 weeks a month, and still be ok. It's been 9 months in this situation now. Of cos, we have to have some time apart occasionally (like drinking with Justin for him and gossiping with friends for myself. Oh, and also shopping sprees, pampering sessions at the nail/ hair/ massage parlour, eating sprees, spending the whole day on the pc googling nonsense stuff, online shopping, hmmm should I start a new list...)

...and the No.1 thing I learnt:

1. "I'm not a miracle, and you're not a saint" (from Damien Rice, Amie)
He ain't perfect, and neither am I. He can be a slob, I can be a nutcase, but we're still husband and wife.
Don't expect so much from each other, life is so much sweeter :)