Skip to main content

Goodbye My Lover, Goodbye My Friend

On the 27th of August 2010, I said farely-well to my companion, my partner-in-crime of 5 years... Pasquel.

He was bold, strong, tough and could withstand almost all concrete challenges that were faced. Everyday, I spend hours with him pouring my heart and soul, and serenading him with my singing. He'd seen me cry, he'd seen me laugh, he'd seen the worst in me and the best in me, through hard times and good. But after all that, slowly he began to age. Gradually slowing down and seemingly unable to keep up with me. Maintaining his needs eventually became burdensome at times. Nourishing him and revitalising him proved taxing and straining our relationship as well.

Then my eyes began to stray. Another came into view and seduced me with his sleek curves, his efficacies, his prowess, and his tenacity. Every moment alone with him was temptation beyond imagination. When I'm alone with merely my thoughts of him, I am tempted to drop everything for him. I was willing to throw caution to the wind, to make a hasty decision. I was willing to let Pasquel go, yet unwilling at the same time. I was torn between seduction and loyalty...

Finally, an offer was made that I just couldn't refuse, which pushed me to make my final decision. It took me a while but I could see that the longer I delay, the more unfair I would be to Pasquel, especially in his effort to satisfy my needs. So, before wear and tear would break him further, I decided what's best for him and for me. It's time to let go and move on.

The separation was amicable. I talked to him about it, convincing him and myself at the same time that it was the best decision for us both. Slowly, I took out my belongings away from him. Slowly, the spaces between us grew became wider. Slowly, we let go of one another to prepare ourselves for the inevitable. But not before a last weekend rendezvous together enjoying the coastal view of Lumut. It was bittersweet but we were adamant to make it an unforgettable experience.

The work week after the weekend was spent walking on egg shells around each other. Careful not to do anything to hurt him and bringing him around to see family who have known him for their final goodbye to him. Before long, the weekend approaches. And so it went, my final journey with him where he would drop me off into the embrace of my new companion.

Goodbye Pasquel.. Thank you for keeping me safe and protected these past 5 years. You will be missed ever so much...

In Kedah - even cats love being near him

In Lumut at night

The day you went away...

A memory of Us... <3

 27th March 2005 ~ 27th August 2010


makbed said…
abih laa BHP dah takde. Pas ni kena pakai MOBIL lak...
Shugabelle said…
LOL!! Ya.. mobil baru. :D

Popular posts from this blog

Life After... Pt 1

Call it a wake-up call. Call it an epiphany. Call it therapy. Call it what you will. But as I was wallowing in my sorrows as 1st November 2017 began, and knowing that in 24 days I was going to meet my 34th birthday without my beloved Dad for the very first time, I thought to myself that I need to do this for my own healing.
Yes, I lost my Dad this year. He left to be with Allah at exactly half of this year, on 16th June 2017. When 2017 started I honestly thought it would be a great year. I went on my solo trip, I was on probation for a promotion at work, I was going to the gym, my family was in good health, everyone was happy. It was a great start of the year.
Then like the 2004 Tsunami, my whole world and life unexpectedly came tumbling upside down and inside out. All of a sudden my family had crises. *Note the plural form of the word "crisis"* And it started on a rather fine day on 28th April.
I was on edge that day as I did my colleague's wedding makeup. Part of me screa…

The Time I was Flying Blue with KLM

About two months ago I came back from a magnificent travel experience to the UK and Paris. I fully intend to write all about it as it was my very first solo trip ever! But this post is not about that per se. I plan to break down the solo trip experience so that it will not be too heavy in one posting. 
Anyway, I just wanted to share a little bit about my experience travelling for the first time with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as they were my chosen carrier to take me on this wonderful journey. 
From the get go, I would say it was not exactly all smooth flowing. My own unfamiliarity and inexperience with them probably contributed to the little bumps along the way but thankfully their customer service team is well trained and equipped to help iron out any hurdles or uncertainties that I faced. 
The booking was unique in its own right. The selection of flight dates, times and class was all standard. Then when it came to payment was when I discovered the first uniqueness, or rather the second …

Getting out of Blogging Retirement - Take 2

I've already had some food in my system, and while it's probably on its way to full digestion now, let's try putting in a half decent blog post.

Like I said, after a long, I believe 2-year hiatus from blogging, I had really thought I would let blogging die a natural death and stop just like that. But as things occur in my life, I find myself itching to write again.
Like today. 
First, during lunch time. 
One of my colleagues, let's call her Kay, told us that Hard Rock Cafe has a pretty good lunch set menu. It comes with a salad, main course and dessert, and a refillable drink for the price of a normal main course. So of course we jumped to it. The moment we got to HRC, it was almost a full house! We were lucky not to have to wait in a queue. Those people probably thought to take advantage of the lunch set too. 
Anyway, there were four main courses offered in the lunch set menu; Chicken Marinara, Chicken Pasta, Hamburger and Grilled Fish. I opted for the Chicken Marina…