For every marriage, this phrase would be used when congratulating the newly weds, “ç™¾å¹´å¥½åˆ”. Just four words and it signifies a long lasting marriage wish. Although, I’m not quite sure how a couple can actually have a hundred year marriage. Now, that’s beside the point. This phrase is used in conjunction with the following sentence.
Wishing you newly weds happiness and a blissful marriage for the years to come.
In a romantic way, I guess it comes after the need to spend the rest of the life with someone. Obviously after bedding someone (in the olden times), you have to marry the girl or she will have a tarnished reputation. These days, it’s scary to see those images all over and the scandals that come from behind the scenes. Shudders.
Having watched a lot of period Chinese dramas, the statement that stood out the most was always this “与生相需”. To translate, it’s spending the lifetime with the person. Now, this phrase is used when a hero saves a girl, or … read more
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I learnt quite a lot from organising my wedding together with my husband. Venue for ROM Husband already has an idea where to conduct it. Ultimately, there is no need to involve too many people in a legalising marriage ceremony. … read more
It is a month since the official certificate has been submitted. That way, the HDB will not keep pushing for it. It also means that despite being legal, the customary still has to be done before we can actually live … read more
These days, my mum kept steaming sweet potatoes for breakfast. It’s a humbling moment as it reminds me of how we start when we were born. Today is my day and it’s a slow morning. I like the pace as … read more
Shoes are the staple of our lives if we are to go out there and keep meeting friends, relatives and colleagues. They protect our feet. Callouses occur when the shoes are ill-fitted and I really prefer comfortable shoes even for … read more
Feeling rather impacted by a colleague whose husband of just a few months who passed away recently due to an accident. He was pinned under a lorry on his way to work and his life was snuffed out just like … read more
Somehow, when a certain age creeps in annually, I’m asked, “So, been proposed yet?” I wonder why the huge concern. Perhaps it’s how life is supposed to be since the dinosaurs went extinct. Ladies are rather excited about being proposed … read more