Saturday, January 14, 2006

The Proposal

If I haven't told you, here it is... I'm engaged. A friend called me to ask if I knew anything about buying rings for his visiting friends who wanted to buy wedding bands. I said "sure, I bought an engagement ring just the other day" and I realized I didn't get around to tell everyone about it yet.

It happened over Christmas day. It was something that I have been planning for a few months. I sort of new it was going to be either her birthday (which is just after Valentine's Day) or on Christmas. There's another reason why I chose Christmas. If you know me, you would know I hate Christmas because of a personal experience. Anyway, that's another story. I thought I'll change all that and make Christmas a special day to remember instead.

I spend a few weeks looking for the right ring. Finally found it at Poh Kong, in SS2. I had it wrapped as a Christmas present and I told her to hold on to it before we opened it. The reason for that was because I'm forgetful and I didn't want to kick myself just in case I forgot to bring the ring, plus I thought it would be fun for her to guess what was in it. I usually give her jewelry but I bet she didn't expect a ring.

It was extra special because we were planning to go to my girlfriend's hometown in Kota Bahru to visit her grandfather. Was a little worried as it was the flooding season but it turned out okay. Was raining a lot but my biggest worry was picking the right place in her house to propose. My plan was to actually record it on my video camera. I was sleeping in the guest room and I had the camera and the microphone set up to point to the bed the night before Christmas.

On Christmas morning I dragged her to my room and she wasn't too happy we were going to exchange presents in the guest room. When she entered the room and saw the camera she insisted on turning the camera of. I tried telling her it was important to leave it on but I couldn't let the cat out of the bag!

Anyway, I have a few humorous minutes of me trying to convince her to sit in front of the camera and she forbids me from showing it to anyone. So we exchanged presents and she gave me a handphone and she opened hers and as she expected it was a jewelry box. I helped her opened the box and took the ring out and then put it on her finger, took a deep breath and asked her the big question.

I was expecting one of three answers, "yes", "no", or "I'll think about it". Was a little suprised when she answered "when?". Didn't really accured to me to plan when either. Anyway, I don't mind waiting till everything's ready.

The ring was a little loose so we're going to get it fixed at the jeweller. Anyway, so I'm engaged now!

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