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It is 2:20pm, 11th April, 2009 and I am on a flight, somewhere over South China Sea on the way to Australia, ETA 11:30pm local time.

Mell bourne, Melbourne.


The date is rather interesting as it also mark the third month of our relationship that began on relatively innocent date where I conned her to help me out on an advertorial. It was 11th of January, and we had brunch at D’Italian at Jaya 33.

To commemorate the occasion, I’m going to attempt to do the great couple meme first read at Su Ann’s, then at Mell’s (yet to finish), and lately Tim & Aud’s.

Tell us about the first time you met and your first impression of him/her:
A tricky question to answer. Technically speaking I probably met Mell about 3 years ago when I went to her place to collect a pair of beautiful Kohaku & Showa her dad gave me when I lost a koi fish. However, there were very little recollection of her at the time. The first meeting with any interaction was the Kakiis Event at Euphoria last December, and I told myself, whoa I must get to know this beautiful and classy girl more!

KY & Mell at Kakiis

What’s a weird habit or quirk that s/he has?
I think there are a few, but one of them would be her OCDness in not having wrinkled fabric. She just spent ½ hour ironing her pillow cases and bed sheet while we were skyping

What makes him/her happy?
She’s not someone who is hard to please, just give her the sparkly pretty things she wants.

What makes him/her sad?
This is tough, she’s usually a pretty cheerful person, ah.. emo movies make her sad!

What makes him/her angry?
Inefficient and/or stupid people makes her go mad.

What excites him/her?
Receiving emails announcing sales of sparkly pretty things, and cupcakes (I used that to full advantage to get her out for the first date, heehee)

Tell us something funny about him/her
This would be the exactly same incident she described here, except from a slightly more tragic vantage point. She was buying some hair conditioners at Guardian prior to our Bangkok trip and wanted me to smell it too. The only problem was that she pressed the bottle a little too hard (by accident?) and squirted the hair conditioner on my nose. The funny thing about her though was that she kept laughing for 10 minutes before doing anything about it. :/
Other than that she can also be quite bimbo in funny ways at times.

KY smeared with conditioner

What’s s/he like at home?
At Melbourne I think she became a very homey person and everyday we’d spend quite a number of hours on skype. She’ll usually wear her singlet or t-shirt depending on the temperature.

What’s s/he like at work/school?
She is very good at multitasking. We would be chatting or talking over skype and she could still get a couple TiC articles done while I struggle to chew gum at the same time.

Describe his/her room
Her room can be very messy with piles of cloths everywhere (according to her description), but when her OCDness kicks in, they can be very neat and tidy too. She was cleaning her room last night, so I’ll see how it is like when I get there in another few hours time.

What’s his/her best friend like?
I’ve met Zehan, Mrina, and Jun Wei. They’re all very friendly, smart, funny, and bimboistic at the same time. If her other friends in Melbourne at like that too then I foresee we’ll all get along very well.

Do you know who s/he hates the most?
I doubt she really hates anyone with a passion, dislike, perhaps.

Have you met his/her exes?
Not yet but I think I will very soon

Do his/her parents like you?
Considering the fact that the father gave me 2 Japanese koi 3 years ago before I know her, I think I have a pretty good head start in this department. But honestly speaking, I haven’t really had a meal with her parents yet though.

What’s the first thing s/he would do or say if s/he fell down and scraped their knee:
“Fuck this shit!” or “Babyyyy, Helpppp” depending on her mood.

What would s/he do in an emergency situation with other people involved?
She would start to think of who to call to get more help.

Which shop would s/he spend the most time at in a shopping mall?
Places that sells pretty sparkly things. But honestly speaking we both like the quieter malls like Bangsar Village, Plaza Damas, and Tropicana City where parking is easy to find and you don’t have to go fight with the waves of people.

What would s/he have for a typical breakfast?
We’re both not breakfast people, and she is very easy going when it comes to food, so long as they taste good and are not made from pets. However, she did introduce me to plain yoghurt with cereal in Bangkok and I really liked it!

Mell breakfast at Bangkok

Where would s/he want to go for dinner?
We are both very alike when it comes to dinner: anything that is yummy! However, during CNY season she would want to go to anywhere as long as they serve yee sang.

What kind of movie would s/he choose at the cinema?
Our taste in movie varies quite a bit. She’s into bimbo movies while I usually like something a bit more serious/cool. But we do give and take, so in Bangkok we ended up watching both Confessions of a Shopaholic and the Wrestler in different days.

Describe his/her taste in music:
Britney, Taylor Swift, and Mariah Carey dominates her playlist. Our taste in music are very different and her Taylor Swift CD was in my car audio player for the longest time.

If s/he wasnt going out with you, who would s/he be going out with?
Nonsense, I do not answer things that will never happen.

What item in his/her wardrobe would you like to burn:
I haven’t actually seen her wardrobe, but I don’t think she’ll take it well if I ever think of donating anything of her cloths on her behalf, let alone burning them.

What is s/he good at?
She said she’s good at minesweeper and would beat my super awesome score of 62s in expert mode, but we’ll have to see about that!
She’s also very good in writing, multitasking, and handling people.


What is s/he totally horrible at?
Pee management. When she needs to pee, it is usually “baby I need to go really bad!” It is always an emergency.

What’s something about him/her that is annoying/infuriating?
There isn’t anything that is annoying/infuriating about her, maybe the whole inability to agree on a DVD part can be annoying sometimes, but then again we usually couldn’t finish a DVD without getting distracted or fall asleep, so…

What’s something that you two fundamentally disagree on?
That I need to finish this meme now! =X

What’s something that you two agree whole-heartedly on?
That we are both in this relationship for the long haul, and will end up together no matter what. The idea of religion, taste in sports cars, food, and a whole lot more.
We also both said we’re not the lovey dovey romantic type but somehow we ended up saying “I love you” to each other dozens of time a day. =/

Is s/he possessive?
Of course, but she likes to think otherwise. heehee.

Why would s/he succeed in life?
The things she wants, she gets, one way or another.

What is the coolest gift that s/he has ever given you?
What is this gift thing you’re talking about? Ahem..

What does s/he avoid at all costs?
Me missing flights. She will not let that happen, especially this one that I’m on.

Mellissa at Reflections

What does s/he spend the most money on?
Buying sparkly pretty things, and on holidays.

Describe his/her typical sunday:
When she’s in KL we would usually spend the morning and afternoon together, and she usually goes to her grandpa’s place for family dinner.
In Melbourne (when I’m in KL), we would do our separate things during the day time and go on skype at night.

Why would s/he be dangerous?
Cos she might walk into mirrors thinking it’s another stairway, and don’t get me started on the whole squirting chemical on people’s nose bit.

What’s something about him/her that would surprise all of his/her friends?
Public display of affections and the whole saying “I love you” to each other more than a dozen times a day. =P

What do you love most about him/her?
I love her confidence, her bimboness, her ability to handle/work with people, her affections, our chemistry, and above all, the way she loves me.

The biggest lesson you have learnt from loving your soulmate:
Being with Mell makes me believe that we could overcome all obstacle there is to throw at a relationship. All my previous exes became exes due to the same reason – distance. I swore to have to get into long distance relationship again, then Mellissa came into my life and I (we) just couldn’t help it. Tersayang already what to do?
But to be serious, sI am (and we are) convinced that we would make this work no matter what, and we are two very determined people. We already made plans to build her walk-in wardrobe anyway. Sorry Rachel, it involves taking over your room. =/

It is a little less than 5 hours before I touch down at Melbourne and I can’t wait! I love you baby!

and this was taken at the lift to her apartment after I reached Melbourne!

Discuss : The Great Couple Meme – on air

  1. sweet!!! Enjoi each other company…:) most of all have fun!

  2. OMG! My room is gonna vanished soon! well, i still have 1 yr at least b4 mell comes back…

    Mell, pity me la! I don’t mind sleeping in ur walk-in wardrobe if it’s like Carrie’s. Hahaha…KY, r u trying to be Mr. Big?!

  3. aaaawwwwww….so scwwweettt!! 🙂

  4. Alv Chan

    Hey there KY! After couple my visits here in ur blog, I find this interesting especially this and we’ve one thing in commmon:

    “What is s/he totally horrible at?” baby I need to go really bad!” It is always an emergency”.

    KY, I’ve to say that your blog is kickin’ ass! =)

  5. Mellissa

    Omg baby why did you broadcast our secret diabolical plan to everyone, more importantly, to Rachel :X

  6. Mellissa

    Dammit forgot to subscribe to comments, this Blackberry business not easy!

  7. May Zhee

    Wish my boyfriend was a good photographer and will take nice photos of my nice hair everywhere T_T Hello KY’s girlfriend, your hair very nice! 🙂

    Oh btw remember I asked you about the photographer thing how? May 23rd, can?

  8. wow….sweet couple nia…nice story bout both of u….enjoy reading it…

  9. Hi KY!!
    First time saw you review the whole about you and Mellissa!!

    Congra to you and her!!!


  10. pual,
    Thanks 😉

    Hahaha you have to negotiate with Mellissa 😛

    panda aka racoon,
    Thanks 😀

    Alv Chan,
    Hahaha your gf doesn’t have good pee management too? lol

    Oh well, too late now. :X

    May Zhee,
    Make him go to photography school 😛
    I think I might not make it for that.. emm

    Thanks dude. 😉

    LY Tai,
    Thank you very much. 😀

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  12. happy holidays you both! enjoy the long weekend XD


  13. ky,

    just propose her, there’s a malay saying “jangan tunggu lama-lama, nanti di kebas orang”

  14. awwwwwwwwwww

    looks like i don’t need to write my advertorial for you anymore!

  15. hey ky!

    so sweet! 🙂

  16. foodcrazee

    enjoy bro . . . . .

  17. its great that you know so much about your gf, i doubt my bf knows that much after being together for 8 months.

    have a happy trip in aus

  18. Have a great trip there and happy anniversary!

  19. wow that was so sweet. i think it’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard you say! Lol.. but the conditioner on your nose should help you to smoothen the er.. you know..

  20. Hey, so I kinda indirectly brought you guys together from that Kakiis event. 😉

    Have a great trip, KY!

  21. AWWWWW this is so bf will just shove me away if i ask him to do a meme as such..

  22. mx,
    Thanks! 😀

    Hahhaha chill first chill first 😛

    You still need to, two!

    Thanks 😉

    Will do!

    Maybe he just hasn’t told you. 😀

    Thank you!

    smoothen what? cis 😛

    Huai Bin,
    Hahhaah yah indirectly. 😛

    Force him! 😛

  23. aaaaaaw, KY’s romantic side revealed! 😀

    best wishes to both of you! 😀

  24. Ah, so jealous of you!
    I still need to wait exactly 28 freaking long days to see my boyfy in Melbourne..
    Anyway, do enjoy your stay there!
    Haha, Im excited for you; I don’t know why!

  25. fulamak~ after following your blog for quite a while, then suddenly today read about this..totally diff things. a chweet ting to dedicate and let ppl know~

    have a great trip~ miss melb alot!~hehe

  26. yahui,
    Hee-hee, thank you. 😉

    angel W,
    28 days is very fast. 😀

    Thank you thank you. 😀

  27. drewnity

    lovely couple!! seriously.. very secocok!! =D

  28. Lily Dao

    Hi KY

    This is a fantastic entry about you & Mell.

    Wish you all the best to the end from the bottom of my heart!

    Enjoy your stay in Mell Bourne 🙂

  29. have fun and *cough* sou-*cough*-ve-*cough*-nirrrr~!!! XD

  30. Lol~~ U both sure are a very sweet pair of couple!

    Btw, don’t say bimbotic movies. Say ‘chick flick’ instead :p Sounds much betta!! Lol

  31. Ahhh.. sweet bliss of romance. I envy you guys. 🙂

  32. Yee Sang for the win!!! Yes yes Yee Sang, yes yes Yee Sang!!

  33. drewnity,
    Thanks dude. 😀

    Lily Dao,
    Thank you very much. 🙂


    Hehe ok chick flick then 😛

    Jon Tan,
    Thank youu!

    Hahah i know, you and your yee sang!

  34. Aiyoyooooo. Everybody so mushy maro wan!

  35. happy 3 months! sweet and nice 🙂

  36. indeed….great couple!!

  37. pfffft and who brought you to collect the koi???

  38. pamsong,

    Thanks! 😀

    Thanks 😉

    Paul Tan,
    Hhaha yah you did bring me there, thanks Paul!

  39. i drove u there for the koi 2.

  40. Myhorng,
    Hahhaah of course! 😀

  41. KY Jelly

    She will dump you for someone hot. That’s for sure.

  42. SO Sweettttttttttt

  43. Anonymous,
    No name?

    Thanks 😀

  44. Sweet couple. By the way, KY, you have a very beautiful and charming girlfriend. Mel is so pretty… 🙂

  45. Janice,
    Thank you 🙂

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