25 March 2015, by Tan Li Lin
HONEYMOON(!!) has finally been booked.
Maybe it should be more like, MY much-awaited honeymoon. Every time I bring up the topic and look over at Ronald excitedly, he’d sigh heavily and I’d know he’s thinking of finances.
This time around, we pounced on the recent SQ promo, grabbed Life by the horns and just went for it. Seriously hubz, dude… Money can be earned by your honey ain’t getting younger.
We’ve been traveling a little since we got married (back in Nov 2013) – Malaysia, Shanghai, Bali (twice, once for our dreamy wedding), Europe and Japan just recently. But all these didn’t count because…
“A honeymoon is the traditional holiday taken by newlyweds to celebrate their marriage in intimacy and seclusion.” ~ Wikipedia
In all the above, we were neither secluded nor… did we, ‘enjoy freedom in intimacy’. But then, by Wiki’s definition of Honeymoon, maybe we no longer qualified:
“This is the period when newly wed couples take a break to share some private and intimate moments that helps establish love in their relationship. This privacy in turn is believed to ease the comfort zone towards a physical relationship, which is one of the primary means of bonding during the initial days of marriage.” ~ Wikipedia
‘Take a break’ – not applicable, I take breaks everyday and I’m hardly stressed
‘Share private and intimate moments’ – yawn. happens every night, not applicable
‘Helps establish love in the relationship’ – not applicable because we married by choice
‘privacy eases the comfort zone towards a physical relationship which is a primary means of bonding’ – ohhh we were VERY comfortable from the start, thank you very Wiki much.
“Typically honeymoons would start on the night they were married, with the couple leaving midway through the reception to catch a late train or ship.” ~ Wikipedia
Woah, that’s dramatic. The only thing we left midway through our reception for was to catch a pee break. It’s been 1.5 years since we got married.
Now, on top of this, we’re probably considered ‘Oldlyweds’. Made much more evident with a whole wagon of good friends who got married recently, we both felt like we were old news and veterans in this whole wedding business.
Despite all the above I still insist that we have a case for a Honeymoon, and that is, “PLLEAASSEE BRING ME OUT AND AWAY BEFORE I’VE TO START POPPING BABIES.”
heheheh… nothing to say now right.
And so, FINALLY, without further ado, I can now kiss my flight ticket HELLO to the land of Tapas, flamenco, Guadí, Sangria and Mango and Zara and Massimo Dutti and Pull&Bear and Desigual etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. (<< bad news for my pocket). We are also spending a week in exotic Morocco, the stuff (my) desktop backgrounds are made of. I have dreamt of Morocco for years and as much as it’s not the kind of place Ronald takes to, he has to agree only because it’s a very, very, pragmatic decision (since Morocco isn’t close to anywhere else).
I’m looking forward and counting down the freaking months to our honeymoon. I’m sure it’ll be a romantic getaway because Ron’s stuck in the Desert with me, and the only other option there, are the camels.
Lin Tan is an Entrepreneur and an Executive Coach who dedicates more time to making society a better place over making babies (for now). Follow her blog on www.maybebaby.sg/blog and journey with her as she embarks on all things ‘life after 30′.