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I love your little flaws

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I giggled out loud when I saw this on last Sunday’s PostSecret.

Poooooooooot! Prooooot poot!

This postcard reminds me of a few funny nights we once had and how this line from her became a classic between us: ‘Your fart cuts through the silence of the night.’

Reading the post again is making me grin very sillily! 😀

P/S: On Sunday morning, I came across this story from Romance of the Three Kingdoms of Chinese history. It tells of Liu Bei and how his marriage to Lady Sun came about.

During the fierce struggle for land and power, his rival Sun Quan adopted Zhou Yu’s ‘beauty scheme’ to seize control of Jing Province from Liu Bei by luring him to Jiangdong under the pretext of marrying his younger sister Lady Sun to affirm the Sun-Liu alliance.

Sun Quan planned to then hold Liu Bei hostage in exchange for Jing Province. So he requested for Liu Bei to travel to the province in secret and they would be able to discuss the marriage in private.

However, Zhuge Liang foiled Zhou Yu’s scheme by asking Liu Bei to proclaim his impending arrival to Jiangdong loudly to whomever he meets and wherever he goes. A large entourage set off with Liu Bei and Zhuge Liang, who distributed wedding cakes and gifts to the commoners they met on their journey, while receiving well-wishes in return. Liu Bei told everyone proudly that he was in love and on his way to marry the love of his life and bring her home, where they will spend the rest of their lives in bliss together. He was determined to be open about everything, so he had nothing to hide.

Soon, the good news spread and reached the ears of Sun Quan’s mother, who was furious that she was not informed of the pending betrothal of her daughter to Liu Bei. The matriarch demanded that Liu Bei should be brought to her, so she could reject his proposal.

Sun Quan was aggrieved that his covert plan had now been exposed and that he had no choice, but to receive Liu Bei and his entourage with hospitality of a welcoming host.

When Sun Quan’s mother met Liu Bei, she was impressed that he was honourable, virtuous and kind. In short, he was an excellent match for her beloved youngest daughter.

And so, the marriage became reality. Liu Bei left Jiangdong, having successfully sealed a political alliance with Sun Quan, and returned to Jing Province safely with his new bride.

Smart huh? Now I want to find the book and read more about it.

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Sunday secrets I relate to

One of the things I enjoy doing on Sunday (or early Monday morning like 1am) is visiting the PostSecret website and looking through the secrets chosen for the week.

This has been my weekly routine ever since I met her and realise that she loves PostSecret too. Maybe it’s because I tried sending a secret in for her too (via a very expensive express post) and it didn’t get picked. Bummer. So I’m secretly hoping it will appear one day?

Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I get a little sad, and sometimes I can relate to them… Like the secrets posted on 26 August 2012… There were two that immediately stood out for me tonight.

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Hahaha, I remember the times when we Skyped and all we could keep looking at was ourselves on screen and admiring how we looked. I miss those times when we Skyped all the time, have our meals together, go to bed together, share our day together, watch TV together, check out each other’s outfit for the day. I miss how you’d Skype me the minute you reach your hotel room. I’d be at work in the mornings and you’d be disturbing me, trying to make me laugh out loud. And I’d spend my lunch hour talking to you until you got changed and ready to nap after your long flight. Or I’d rush home after work so I could talk to you when you come back from shopping, have your dinner and go to bed. All those late nights and long conversations. Good times.

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Hahaha! This pic made me chuckle because I know how sensitive you are about your follicles. And how you’d always tell me I’m so lucky for being relatively hairless. And how I’d always tell you I’d accept you for who you are, even if you’re hairy (which you kinda are. LOL!) because…

The truth is I could spend all day looking at you and I’d be content.

Images via PostSecret.com