Monday, January 10, 2011

Our First Anniversary

When I prepared to sleep on Jan 9th I rewinded all the events of the same day, the previous year. I told myself I would never be able to pull through it again and in fifteen minutes I would be celebrating my first anniversary with WHO. He lay next to me busily reading Erich Segal's 'Acts of Faith'. I looked at his face, he looked calm and serene the same guy I have been in love with over a year. I have been fretting over my aged looks recently but he kept assuring me I was the same. We had already made plans for the anniversary. WHO never could keep secrets with me sniffing them so I knew where we would dine, what we would wear and how our anniversary was going to be.

I woke up late hearing my pots and pans waging wars with each other in the process of finding their place in the cupboards. This is something WHO did religiously every day morning before I woke up. He saw all the utensils dryed overnight went into the cupboards and I woke up with a cup of tea next to me. I started wondering how would I feel one day when it stopped. If I died or he died , I thought it was cruel to behave saddistically on one's first anniversary. That's when I noticed posteds on the bedroom door, then the refriegerator and walls nearby. I soon discovered two shining boxes.

I admit I am pathetic , I was gifted with a pair of diamond ear rings and a nosering and instead of jumping up and down I began mentally calculating the weight and the cost ( cant help it, comes with the genes with dad's jewellery business). I was sad that all I could manage for him was an Excalibur shirt of size 39 ( WHO wears 38). But with WHO you cant fret for long.

We had a rejuvenation session in the afternoon. We hoped to look like how we did a year ago. I think its a dream every couple has and I dragged WHO into this nonsense but I thought he deserved some relaxation more than me. And it was worth it,my hero looked dashing after the process.

We had reservations to EBONY in MG road at the rooftop on 13th floor. We had read reviews before choosing this place. I was looking forward to the authentic parsi dishes and WHO was looking forward to a romantic evening. We were so famished by the time we reached there that I think we forgot the romantic part. The rooftop made me feel cold with my sleeveless dress. I looked under or over dressed compared to the women around me. I survived the ogling and the temperature coz we paid some money for the dress and it deserved dignity.
WHO looked charming in his suit with the size 39 excalibur shirt.

The dhansak was tasteless and I look forward to some authentic parsi dishes in the future. The mixed grill was awesome. The wine was fine except WHO felt drunk and I had to finish his glass too. Alcohol doesnt suit WHO and its funny I pass as a drunkard in his eyes.

We had a cake cutting ceremony which did remind me of our wedding cake which got stolen after we cut it so we were the only two who had our wedding cake. And voila history repeats we are the only ones who had it this time. I packed and got the remaining cake lest someone steals them again.

I know this doesnt sound very romantic. But we are very romantic people you know but we are just lazy to write it here.

But the best part is We are together and it's been a year. And now when I contemplate I realise marriages dont work on diamonds and dinners, dresses and demands. It works coz you know you would still be with each other despite all odds. It works coz you want to make it work. I know this wont please women who still expect diamonds and dinners and the fact is I got them both and No I am not gonna give them to you just coz I said I dont beleive in them.

Its been a great , big, mad year. I hope so is next year and the next and the next and the next...........


Manoj Samuel said...

Bless you folks with lots of joy for years to come.

SK said...

I know you must have had a wonderfully romantic day even if we are not told about it, but that's OK because we don't need to know. It is amazing how a year passes and makes one wonder and look forward to the many years that are still to come...I wish you lots of happiness, peace and most of all love for your future. And yes, diamonds and dinners don't make marriages but they definitely enhance the romance of them :)

Unknown said...

Hey I praise God for you both! I am so happy for you... Hope you both would soon get to stay in the same place and build an awesome Christian home for the glory of our God!

Have a fab year with each other and with God!

Sudheesh said...

oouuu....makes me wanna have a wedding anniversary (though not a wedding). hmm...rooftop romance - i am so watching sleepless in seattle again tonight (the seventh time)! and sunoj looks supergentleman in that suit. and you lookthe food looks great. (any plans to switch to contacts, both of you? i could avail a discount if we go together :P )have a fun year ahead!

Jijo said...

This wish definitely comes way late...But, here it goes! Happy and lovely anniversary to both of u...a year down the lane and many many many more years of love and happiness together to follow!
May God bless U!

Anonymous said...

feminist ആയ കൊണ്ടാണോ WHO ന്റെ ഫോട്ടോ ബ്ലാക്ക്‌-ആന്‍ഡ്‌-വൈറ്റ് ആക്കിയത് ? ;)

എന്തായാലും കാതര -sis ന്റെ writing അടിപൊളി ആകുന്നുണ്ട്.

എഴുത്തിനു മാച്ച് ആയ കമന്റ്‌ കിട്ടാത്തത് കൊണ്ടാണ് കമന്റ്‌ എഴുതാത്തത്