Being Thankful

I have a problem with relationships.

I tend to measure it with tangibles. Flowers, gifts, dinner treats, money and whatever materialistic element you can think of which exists in any relationship.

Call me superficial. Do it.

But really, on the surface, who isn’t?

Who doesn’t like money, flowers, roses, bouquets, surprise gifts and a big Lamborghini?

Even if you don’t love it, you probably need the first element to survive: Money.

Prior to us getting officially together, Jw and I dated for about 6 months. Maybe more. To be honest, I didn’t know what was going to happen. I tried not to have expectations, we even agreed to become friends if our dates didn’t work out. But somehow, chemistry just seemed to exist between us and we didn’t end up just becoming friends.

It was the meeting of two polar opposites: One loud and crazy extrovert, the other a quiet and dependable introvert.

Let me not bore you with our love story, butΒ 7 months later into our relationship, here I am, being thankful for the intangibles that exist.

So here’s my thank you, to Mr Jiawei, for all the things you’ve done for me. Voluntary or not.

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Thanks for picking me up, driving me home, sending my friends back, all the time even when you’re sick, having a headache or just plain tired.

Thanks for being the one that I can count on to make a U-turn 5 minutes away from going home, just to hand me my iPhone wire which was left in your car.

Thanks for being the one that takes all my #ootds, candid shots and only “photographer” I can be seemingly natural inΒ front of.

Thanks for gaining weight with me, because you make me feel less guilty when you have half, or more, of whatever I am eating.

Thanks for showing me that there is another side of me, that can really be thankful for all the intangibles in life.

I wouldn’t say that he has changed me intentionally, nor did he point me in “right” direction. There was no “Do this. Do that.” It was all very voluntary on my side. I didn’t even know I could be capable of being grateful for these things I can’t hold, touch or feel.

This is one guy, no matter what happens, who did change me for the better.

Let’s just say, I am thankful for the past 7 months and years to come.

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