A Leap Year Tradition:
“Leap Year has been the traditional time that women can propose marriage. It is believed that this tradition was started in 5th century Ireland when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about women having to wait for so long for a man to propose. According to legend, St. Patrick said the yearning females could propose on one day every four years. That day was February 29th. It was also believed that fines were levied if the proposal was refused by the man; compensation ranged from a kiss to £1 to a silk gown, in order to soften the blow.”
Just came back from the movie.
It wasn’t as fascinating and romantic as Catherine’s version when she came to my school around 12 years ago. The ending was different. But I should say Wong Li Ling is really good in the show. And that Thai main lead is CUTE.
It could have been slightly better if we watch it on the 29th Feb itself, which is next Friday, my birthday. But we will be going on a trip to Bangkok on that morning, so we decided to watch it this week, before my birthday slip pass and I have to start another long wait of 1460 days.
Time slipped by so quickly, the last 29th Feb seemed like yesterday. 4 years ago, mum was still around preparing “Longevity noodle” for me and inviting her good friends for a birthday dinner at her work place. She never failed to kiss me on my lips on my birthdays. And now I know why I’m gay… just kidding mum. :p
I miss your cooking so much.
There’s this part in the movie that I like very much. It’s the kind of answer I would normally give when my friends ask me:
“How old are you?”
“I’m 6 years old.”
But I’m turning 7 this Leap Year. It’s kind of scary to think about the next birthday… when I’ll turn 8… 8 times 4 = 32 years old. I pray that I’ll still look 7… I mean 7 times 4 = 28.
I ever asked my mum why she wouldn’t wait for 1st of March to push me out.
“I couldn’t hold it. It’s in the mid morning… and you’re too eager to come out!”
I guess I have to be born special. At least I am a specially created normal person. 🙂
To end this entry… can we add another tradition to the Leap Year?
“Leap Year will be the traditional time that gay people can propose marriage. You will be fined if you reject a gay’s proposal!”