Sunday, March 01, 2009

Me and Hubby... and 5 years ago...

yatyasir: assalaamu'alaykum... david... good morning :)
dkfour: w'alaikum asalaam, and good evening
yatyasir: :)
yatyasir: already at work? must be busy, eh? it's monday
yatyasir: my monday wasn't bad at work... relaxing monday :)
dkfour: I get to work at about 7 AM every day...
yatyasir: so early :O
dkfour: Relaxing is good.
yatyasir: especially in winter time
yatyasir: yap. but this month will be busy
dkfour: It is actually supposed to be pretty warm today.
yatyasir: national election
yatyasir: oh really? glad to hear that (though I love winter ;) )
dkfour: They're expecting a high of 67 (19 celcius) today.
yatyasir: wow.. that's quite warm
yatyasir: :)
dkfour: Which is probably chilly for Indonesia, but it will be a refreshing change around here.
yatyasir: makassar was so humid today
yatyasir: yeah i remember when i was in toronto... 19 in early spring was amazing
dkfour: I could use some humidity too. Winter is much too dry here.
yatyasir: :)
dkfour: Some relaxing would be nice too.

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I believe that was (some part of) our 2nd chat on Yahoo Messenger... it was on March 1st, 2004. Five years ago. Alhamdulillaah... hari ini lima tahun sudah setelah kontak pertama kami melalui "Tangan" Sang Penentu Jodoh -- Allah yang Maha Berkuasa atas segala sesuatu. Kontak melalui internet yang alhamdulillaah kami "ikat" dalam kontrak seumur hidup melalui tali suci pernikahan.

Mengenang lima tahun lalu itu, berikut saya posting catatan atau "notes" dari facebook saya, hasil tag dari seorang sahabat di New Jersey :).... judulnya: Me and Hubby

♥ What are your middle names?
Mine KELARINA, His ANTHONY

♥ How long have you been together?
We've been married for exactly 4 and a half years tomorrow ;). But we officially together since he asked my hand to be his wife to my father on May 22nd, 2004 :). We got married on September 5th, 2004.

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?
Hhhmmm... define "dating". We met online... and got hook up "by chance" on March 1st, 2004. Only 1.5 months chatting online, he flew half around the world from Alexandria (VA) to Makassar (South Sulawesi) to meet me in person and proposed me.

♥ Who asked who out?
Well, I guess we both did.

♥ How old are each of you?
I'm 38 (I'll be 39 in 3 months) and he's 39 (he'll be 40 in 2 weeks!). He's 15 months older than me :).

♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most?
His. Most of my family live in Indonesia.

♥ Do you have any children together?
Yes, we do. A beautiful daughter Zahra!

♥ What about pets?
We don't have any pets. He used to have fish... but the tank is empty now. I guess we're going to have some pet fish soon once we're settled in the new place.

♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Well, he got distracted easily (he's diagnosed with ADD since he was a kid)... got him and myself frustrated!

♥ Did you go to the same school?
Nope.

♥ Are you from the same home town?
Our hometowns are half way around the world from each other..

♥ Who is the smartest?
David's answer: Define "smart". Smart is such a loaded word! One reason we work so well together is that it is too close to call.Mine: I do agree with David's answer above. I'm smarter than him in some ways, and he is smarter than me in some ways :).

♥ Who is the most sensitive?
I am, I think :).

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Oh, that's a tough question. David loves food and would try everything (as long as is not forbidden for us). So, we eat out every where...

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
California(?). Or perhaps Incheon (South Korea)... we had a layover for more than 24 hours on our way to visit my family in Makassar.

♥ Who has the craziest exes?
He has an ex (wife)... but she's not crazy! In fact, his ex and I are like sisters. Is that crazy? :)

♥ Who has the worst temper?
According to David: His temper is like magnesium... it burns bright and quickly. While mine is like lamp oil... it burns slow and steady for weeks. And of course, this drives him crazy! Yaaaayyyy!!! Good for me, eh? LOL.. Ngambek rocks!

♥ Who does the cooking?
We take turns... and some times the chef from different restaurants and fastfood place do the work for us ;)

♥ Who is more social?
We both are very social.

♥ Who is the neat-freak?
We both are!

♥ Who is the more stubborn?
David: I am
Yaty: I am.
Now you know who's the most stubborn between us?


♥ Who hogs the bed?
Zahra of course!

♥ Who wakes up earlier?
We both wake up early for morning (fajr) prayer, but most of the time we went back to bed for another hour or so. We both have no problem waking up in the morning :).

♥ Where was your first date?
My hometown Makassar. We went to a seafood restaurant "Kayangan"... chaperoned by my Aunt and her husband! LOL.

♥ Who has the bigger family?
I do, of course!

♥ Do you get flowers often?
Nope. He doesn't like to give me "dead thing" (flowers). He prefers to give things that live, i.e. plants :).

♥ How do you spend the holidays?
What are the holidays?

♥ Who is more jealous?
I don't think either of us got jealous.

♥ How long did it take to get serious?
Since our first chat (which by the way, believe it or not, happened "by chance"!)? Well, I'll say 9 days? We started chatting on March 1st... and on March 9th, he asked me: "How to propose a Bugis lady?". And I started to freak out! LOL.

♥ Who eats more?
I think he does.

♥ Who does the laundry?
I do... and he helps, sometimes ;)

♥ Who’s better with the computer?
He is a computer programmer. So go figure!

♥ Who drives when you are together?
He does. I don't drive. I am the "majikan"... hahaha!!!


Cinta
I love you, Cintaku... with all of me...



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