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The diary of our Valentine’s day

Popularity 9Viewed 8047 times 2014-2-17 04:05 |Personal category:life abroad|System category:Life| day

Today is 14th, February, the Valentine’s Day. The weather is nice, a rare sunny warm day in this season.  Walking on the road, enjoying the golden sunshine, and feeling the breeze on the face, you will become relaxed and cheerful. Ladies, young or old, walk by elegantly, with sweet smiles, and a bundle of beautiful roses in hand. Gentlemen in suits and ties, are in a hurry for dating joyfully. The taste of love is floating in the air.

 

I also have a plan to celebrate the lovers’ festival with my hubby. After sending Nicole to her baby nursery centre in the afternoon, and promising to the caregiver that I would come to pick Nicole before five o’clock, I went back home in a hurry to make the preparation of the festival. Three hours should be enough. I did a thorough cleaning of the house, and made everything neat and clean. While looking around, I realised that I had to go out for shopping – flowers, chocolate, candles and red wine are essential for the romantic atmosphere.

 

Simply did a make up, I went to the nearest supermarket. Picked what I need from the shelves, I walked to the cashier quickly. Not too long a queue there, only three people were in front of me. I had a quick glimpse at my handphone when I was waiting, four o’clock already. Wondering that I have to speed up, to take the stuffs home first and to fetch Nicole later, there came a soft voice suddenly, ’Excuse me, but may I have a look at your identity card, Miss?’ I was a bit surprised, never being told that I have to show an identity card when making the payment in a supermarket. Thus I looked back to her doubtfully, and asked her ’Pardon?’ Noticing that I was confused, she pointed to the Chateau Lafite, and  quickly explained to me again, ’Miss, we have a requirement of legal age for buying the alcohol. May I have a look at your ID please?’ I was even more surprised, am I looking that young? But I still pulled out the ID from my wallet and showed to her. This time it was her turn to be surprised. ’Sorry for the trouble, Miss,’ she smiled to me when she gave my card back, ’but you really look much much younger than your age! ’ No words was more sweet than that to me at that moment. Although I know that we Asians can’t tell the accurate age of a western people, and vise versa, I have to admit that I was greatly flattered by her words.

 

Perhaps in my subconsciousness, there exists the fear of getting older. Sometimes I imagine that what will I be like when Nicole is at my current age. Anyway, she is now a small kid, and I can pretend to be much younger! On the way to fetch Nicole, I received my hubby’s call, ’Darling, I’m coming back. Would you like to take Nicole to the city? We can have a dinner in the restaurant. ’ Why not? We  both want to give each other a pleasant surprise, and I’d like to let him discover it later. Perfect.

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Reply Report voice_cd 2014-2-17 09:20
Thanks for sharing your story here! We have highlighted your story to the homepage.
Reply Report Judy_Zhu 2014-2-17 16:06
voice_cd: Thanks for sharing your story here! We have highlighted your story to the homepage.
Thanks for your recommendation!
Reply Report Judy_Zhu 2014-2-17 16:07
Andrew1136: Down by the Old Mill Stream

My darling I am dreaming of the days gone by,
When you and I were sweethearts beneath the summer sky;
Your hair has turne ...
Thanks for posting this great piece of poem!
Reply Report Judy_Zhu 2014-2-17 16:52
Thanks Helen, Mr Liu and Krista for your flowers!
Reply Report huaren2323 2014-2-17 22:22
Yes. Chinese and African seems to have good collagen that makes them look younger..BUt then , you knew to be happy and thus may make you look even younger. Wow Chateau Lafite. C'est la vie...
Reply Report Judy_Zhu 2014-2-17 23:43
huaren2323: Yes. Chinese and African seems to have good collagen that makes them look younger..BUt then , you knew to be happy and thus may make you look even you ...
True, to be happy and to be young, are sometimes cause and effect, and vice versa. Chateau Lafite is quite common in Europe:) Life here is coffee and red wine...
Reply Report LanaLiao 2014-2-18 19:51
You write English quite well. And I can see that you are a very thoughtful and romantic woman, yet, I wish our hubbies can also be as thoughtful and romantic as us! Then that's perfect!
Reply Report Judy_Zhu 2014-2-18 22:32
LanaLiao: You write English quite well. And I can see that you are a very thoughtful and romantic woman, yet, I wish our hubbies can also be as thoughtful and r ...
Thanks for your comment!
Reply Report futureyd 2014-3-7 00:54
’but you really look much much younger than your age! ’ ,haha,we can not agree with it anymore

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