There are those special days when you wish for everything to be immaculately perfect. You’ve played out the scripted scenes in your mind many months prior, pondered over heartwarming gift ideas for the longest time ever, and sourced for dining inspirations most suited for the occasion. In short, you want the day to be most memorable in your heart.
But sometimes, you just have to learn to let go.
Even if you’re a planning perfectionist like me.
For sometimes, when Fate takes his turn over the reigns of time, he sits alongside Love in their humble chariot, sprinkling beauty and perfection in every stumbling turn of events you could have never planned for.
I worried about the sweltering heat and warm humidity, but the wind accompanied us leaving the park completely dry, with the only warmth beaming from the depths of our hearts.
I feared for the unpredictable afternoon showers leaving us scurrying to abandon our perfectly-laden mat, but the wind whispered his gentle warning, and hurried the rain the moment we sat on a bench, laughing silly under the blue canvas we threw over ourselves, with the promise of a dry picnic experience on the grass the soonest.
I fumbled over the perfect gift for him, being a romantic at heart with a firm believer in surprises, but had a good laugh as I grew all flushed choosing the rings, with the mister sniggering away at my attempt of keeping cool amidst the tackiness of it all;–“It’s not a couple ring; it’s my anniversary gift to you, and I decided to get the same for me too. It’s not a C ring.”
He fretted over the search for my favourite peonies / hydrangeas, but fate knew that the most beautiful flowers are not stifled in coordinating plastic and paper wrappers, but rather, those that lay their souls bare entwined around the fingers of the one you love.
To my dearest mister, thank you for the fried macaroni (you owe me another batch!), the beautiful flowers, the breathtaking gifts, and basically, for the most perfect anniversary celebration. I am grateful for every day of the wonderful 3 years we have had together, and I wish us nothing short of the sweetest love that fate has perfectly planned for us both.
1 Pan Fudge Cake
(adapted from here)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 tsp vinegar
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- In an ungreased 10 x 10 inch pan, sift all the dry ingredients.
- Add the liquids and stir until just blended.
- Bake for 25mins.
- Frost with your favourite frosting; cake is extremely moist, so be careful not to tear the cake when removing it.