Siti Aisyah

what is life without love, friendships, experiences and awsesome good food!

A modern day lovestory

In my entire life, never did I think I would experience what I had this past year. Amazingly enough, I am proud to say that I have found the one. Rather bold statement coming from someone isn’t it? But I’m pretty convinced that this will forever.

I would say it is a modern love story where a boy and girl fall in love after having known each other over the internet. Thankfully, our society has grown to be more accepting but we still have a handful of people whose skeptical thoughts just washes down their faces when this is mentioned.  But this is just the tip of the iceberg. You should see their reaction when ‘LDR’ comes into the picture. You could hear the alarm sirens wailing away in their minds like a catastrophic event has just happened. It’s always a laugh for me because this is my love story.

Where are we from?

My boyfriend is from Netherlands, infamous for their tulips, windmills, flatlands, dykes, cheese, stroopwafels.

And myself, I am from Singapore. A small island city that is not visible in the world map and nowhere in China. We are famous for good food, hot weather, called as a garden city and unfortunately, getting fines for everything. It is also where you could find the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the ship at the top of the hotel.

So, a Dutchman and an Asian girl.

How did we meet?

TWITTER! We got to know each other years ago when both of our existence is known but we never really spoke to each other apart from our random tweets to one another about unimportant things that we surprisingly still could remember.

Apparently, he left an impression on me which explains why I could always remember him even though our interactions were minimal. However, we lost contact the past years and got in touch by twitter again using my new account when I saw his profile in the ‘suggested’ list.

I was shocked that I didn’t actually follow him so when I sent him some tweets, I actually got butterflies when he replied. I know it’s a teenager moment! But I swear, I have never ever felt so excited or nervous and anxious. I realized that I had a crush on this guy.

Over time, twitter mentions turned to DMs then changed to skype which in turn led to whatsapp. At this point of time, we talked to each other almost every single day. You might wonder what were we talking about but honestly, it was the most random things like how much we love to travel, how our days were, what would we do if today was the last day on earth and the topics go on.

What I realized was that I could tell him about anything and I know he would never judge me. I could actually be myself.

We became close in the beginning of 2013 when my life was falling apart and he became my confidant.  I shared with him, my deepest feelings and thoughts.  What was more amazing was the fact that he would always be there regardless.  

And I knew I was falling in love.

When did it happen?

It was a Tuesday morning. I was in the office, busy with work and texting him (multi-tasking) when he asked me.

What was crazy about this entire thing was that we have yet to meet each other in person, go on a proper date and even had a conversation about how relationship talks shouldn’t be on the table till we both seen each other but I said yes without hesitation.

Deep down, I knew I wanted this person because he is all I ever imagined. Without a reasonable doubt, I wanted to be in this with him.

Foolish? I doubt so because letting him go would be.

The first time we met

When he came to Singapore on October 2013 to meet me for the very first time, it was so surreal. I couldn’t believe that it was actually happening. I recalled when I was waiting for him at the airport, I was so bloody nervous that my legs felt like jelly. I wanted to see him but I was also concerned if he would like me. 10 minutes felt like forever. My tummy was all twisted and I wanted to throw up.

Some friends from twitter joined in my anxiety whilst I was waiting for him. They all wanted to be the first to know. It was so exciting!

Finally, I saw him! I saw him walking to get his luggage which took forever and once he had it in hand, he made his way out of the door. In the midst of the craziness, I actually didn’t know how to react. Instead my brain decided to wake up and I ran to him which was welcomed by his warm hug.

Tears of joy! I will never forget that very day.

He asked me to be his girlfriend again and of course, I said yes!

2 April 2014

Today is an important day for us as it marks a year we have been together and I hope for many more years to come.

Forget the distance when you mean so much to me.

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Ik hou van jou mijn lieverd <3

heartbroken.

 

 

 

it hurts so much.

Stay grounded even when we reach sky high

Belittling someone else doesn’t make you any superior. Learn to accept everyone’s flaws because we are all born imperfect.

I often realised that people forget their roots after reaching success. I am not saying its wrong to be proud of who you are and what you’ve achieved from your hard work and commitment to get where you are.

But remember that it does not become a given right to look down on someone who didn’t make it like you do. Lucky for you that you made it in life because there are so many people out there who wished they could but due to circumstances, they weren’t able to.

Nonetheless, you should be humble and grateful for what we have for maybe one day, we could be the little fish in the big pond.

Beauty is an understatement

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Don’t allow today’s failures define the future of tomorrow.

Sunsets are the most picturesque part of each day. Within those few minutes, you could capture the most beautiful creation of mothernature. We could never recreate it but we could always adore it.

Here’s a shot from my drive to Kuala Lumpur.

I must say, beauty is an understatement.

What happened to the kid in me?

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Fairytales often reminds us to broaden our imagination beyond our closed minded reality caused by the inevitable effect of growing up

From a coffee enthusiast to a chai tea latte fanatic!

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Chai Tea Latte

It’s not everyone’s cup of tea and honestly when I first smelt its aroma, it wasn’t love at first smell. At the back of my head, I was wondering who the hell would drink this!

However, in one of my fond memories being a barista, one of my really good regular patrons was the one who told me to give her customised drink a try. I still remembered her Venti extra pumps chai soy no water chai tea latte.

I told her that the smell of the tea was a complete turn off because it was really strong but she insisted as she mentioned not to be too bothered with the aroma. Her name was Becky by the way. She is a really nice lady. Thanks Becks!

With her persistence, I did and that was the day I fell in love. I would jump into trying any chai tea latte possible if I see it as an offering on a menu.

I came across some good ones and some not really to my par. Nonetheless, it is an enjoyable experience seeking out a good cup of chai tea because it’s not so often you find really good ones.

From an avid coffee enthusiast, i became a tea convert. Today, I can’t stand the taste of coffee anymore. It’s a turn off. Maybe I need someone to get me back into trying them again.

:D

Grow to be better with every day

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Every sunrise is a blessing as it marks a new day where our past mistakes could be learnt from and we could grow to be a better person. Take every chance possible to be more amazing than we were yesterday.

Let’s save some money

If you’re reading this, kindly share it with everyone you know before they fall into the category of which most people who are working in the food and beverage industry silently disgust yet ‘no’ seems to be impossible to say.

A system was created whereby we could purchase our orders in a variety of sizes and this doesn’t even apply to the F&B industry. Hence, it would be logical to think that we are to order following these designated sizes.

But would it be wrong if someone orders a large size and have it split into two small ones? Some may call it witty but I would call it cheating. And to think you would even question me when it doesn’t fill up to the brim. I mean what do you expect? Two full cups for the price of one large?

Excuse me for being the asshole that didn’t fill your cups to full but I think its adequate enough i didn’t punch you in the face for being a stingy piece of work.

If you find it’s too expensive to buy these specialty made drinks from all these coffee chains, you could always make it from the comfort of your home.

All you need is a blender (obviously), google (where you can find those ingenious customise drinks recipes like cotton candy Frappuccino and butter beer Frappuccino that was never featured on the menu boards and you thought ‘hey, they have this new drink’ when we obviously never had but you know we will always make it for you because we could never say no but we honestly secretly wanted to kill all of you for ordering this stupid drinks) and lastly, some money (which you obviously might have second thoughts about spending seeing your stingy ass nature).

Regardless, there was my tip to help you in saving some money without looking like an apparent moron.

Have fun!

Who’s really happy?

Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people

Because we are all made to be different. Similarity is monotony. The last time I checked, we are not R2D2.

for beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone – Audrey Hepburn

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