Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fading in, before fading out

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So it was the boyfie’s special day yesterday. Woke up early to have breakfast with him. Though I did promise I would post these pictures before his birthday ended, our home broadband (and mobile hotspot) service failed to cooperate. In any case, it’s still dark right? So it’s still his night.


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In the past I would grit my teeth in frustration whenever things do not align as I see fit. Now I don’t mind as much. A sure sign of growing older and wiser?


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I know this entry’s title sounds morbid, but doesn’t that make celebration all the more poignant?


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Anyway, thought I’d wear my current favorite brogues to meet my beaming boyfie.


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Would have spent the entire morning with him (he works nights) if only it wan’t a busy day – and what a day it was!


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A colleague, who celebrated his birthday just this Monday had to go on leave, another was still in Hong Kong, and my only late-afternoon companion had to leave early. So I guess it was my turn to get stuck under an avalanche.


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Looking back, of course, I appreciated the morning more than the rest of the day. Wasn’t it cool that my shoes matched the boyfie’s skinny tie? (No, I think he gets more sleep than I do – his own workmates just thought it cool to apply eyeliner to the birthday boy. Early Halloween, maybe?)


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My above cameos were intentionally blurry because that’s how I savour the morning. Our couple photos were not focussed because I think I harassed the waiter too much at the diner. In any case, I think we see each other better than how others may perceive us.


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(A bit agitated here. Notice that I was about to reach out for my DSLR and give more directions? JV is more patient – most times, that is.)


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He was the one who took this picture. Funny, thinking now, that I was seated at a Claw Daddy table and he on one of the al fresco chairs at Italianni’s. Need I say more about how our personalities differ?


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I owe you an entire weekend soon. Maybe in October when I can try to excuse myself from Sunday work.


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Guess who between us is more mischievous.


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This could have been his best picture this morning, but then again it turned out out of focus. The best moments, anyway, have always been off-blog. Between us. No matter how many pictures we take of each other and publish publicly.


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It always feels like morning when I’m with you.


Polo shirt, Michael Bastian x Uniqlo
Trousers, Workshop
Belt from an Italian market
Pullover, Gap
Brogues, Bruno Magli, thrifted


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