Going the distance with you

Marriage is support

It’s supporting your partner in their endeavors, in good times and bad, through their successes and failures. It’s giving them moral support, physical support, prayer support, all-around support. 


When it comes to buying gifts for the hubby, I’m always stumped for ideas. As a result, we have taken a very practical approach to gifts, where I’ll choose the gift that I fancy or better still purchase it myself then present him the credit card bill at the end of the month. Not very romantic but hey works for us. At least I don’t end up with an iron or a pot!

He, on the other hand has surpassed me by leaps and bounds in this area. As a techy geek (sorry for revealing that hubby but I love tech geeks!), the presents that I appreciate the most from him are my digital camera, mobile phones and the recently acquired iPad 2.

To show his sincerity, he even went as far as to queue over night at the launch just so I could be one of the first few Singaporeans to be the proud owner of the iPhone 4. The effort was fully justified as this was after all my “push present” since I didn’t receive any bling bling after delivering Sophie :p.

It would come as no surprise that his favorite gift from me is the Kindle which he conveniently bought for himself after I handed him my credit card. Once again, not the most romantic gesture from me, but hey works for us.

Recently, Alexis got a new job and as a supportive wife, I thought I’ll get him a gift to mark a new milestone in his career. So when we passed by Hush Puppies the other day, I thought a new pair of shoes would be most fitting.

My wishes for you dear is that this new pair of shoes will enable you to walk a greater distance in your career. And of course to 步步高升 and perhaps just perhaps you’ll 升 to a position where my tai tai dreams can come true *wink*. Know that I’ll always be beside you to cheer you on and support you in all your endeavors. All the best in your new job dear.

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  1. Fish Ball July 18, 2011 at 9:08 pm Reply

    It’s a very touching piece of writing. I like it. My birthday just over two weeks ago. What I got was just a bouquet of artificial flowers (by the way, I don’t like flowers. So it’s really a suprise, right?!). Then, hubby’s birthday just over last Friday. We celebrated by having cold war (by the way, I ignored him. Me and my anger, not solely due to my disappointment though). Envy.

  2. Susan Koh July 18, 2011 at 11:19 pm Reply

    Hi FB, thanks. After being married for 5 years, I realized that it all boils down to give and take but never really counting who’s giving more or taking more. We try to always make up before we go to bed and never go to bed angry. Marriage is for the long haul so don’t let sweat the small stuffs.

  3. Lee Lee July 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Wow. You both are sooo sweet!

    • Susan July 19, 2011 at 9:17 pm Reply

      Thanks Lee Lee.

  4. Fish Ball July 19, 2011 at 11:57 pm Reply

    But life is getting boring and dry especially after having kids. It’s all about “be thrifty, be thrifty” to the extent that we “have to” think twice almost every time before having some luxuries food. Then there isn’t even any surprise during special occasion…. Anger and resentment start piling up and become imbalanced.

  5. Susan Koh July 20, 2011 at 6:27 am Reply

    Trust me, we had those moments of frustration too. But thank God that between us, Alexis is the one that always reminds me to live simply, live happily. Have to really lower expectations or manage expectations otherwise it really kills the marriage. If need be, spend some alone time with him before you pop. It really helps in the relationship.

  6. Yvonne July 20, 2011 at 11:21 am Reply

    Ah….you know the chinese has a saying by not giving shoes to your spouse as a gift? LOL…But heck! And I love the whole new meaning that you gave to your pressie for ur hubby. Aloysius also surprised me with my iPhone 4. =) Well, what can I say? We are both really lucky gals and so are our hubbies. Hiak Hiak… =p

    • Susan July 21, 2011 at 10:31 am Reply

      Yes I do about that, but not superstitious so didn’t let that bother me. Yes we sure are lucky girls 🙂

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