Love stories

When was the last time you shared with someone your love story?

I was recently asked that question by World Moms Blog and as I typed out a short paragraph of our love story, I just couldn’t help smiling.

We met in Melbourne one winter. I was studying and working part-time. I was closing up the cafe when he showed up with his friends. I made him a cup of latte and served them some food while they waited for me to close so they could send me home.

Home was a rented apartment in the middle of the city, near chinatown. (Cosy, convenient, but not cheap.)

While we chatted over tea, he seemed very interested in the things that I was doing. From there on, I kinda knew…Before he left, he gave me a teddy bear attached to a single stalk of long-stemmed rose, along with a little note that said “I would like to get to know you more.”

After he left, we continued our conversation online and a few months later, I purchased for myself a one-way ticket back to Singapore.

People often ask me with large teasing eyes whether I had decided to come back for him. Well, if he’s in the room, I would usually deny it. But if he’s not in the room, then I might say it’s partially because.


Anyway, Melbourne will always have a special place in our hearts.

To celebrate the theme of love this month, I would like to invite you to write a little note of your own love story (where you first met, what drew you to each other, what he/she said).

If you have a picture, perfect! If not, it’s the story and the moment and the emotions that count.

Remember this special moment and rejoice over the journey. I hope this exercise brings back fond memories, transports you back to that special place where you first fell in love, and encourages you to grow your relationship even stronger.

Please share…that we may also smile along with you.

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how to share your love story

  • Whether you wrote your story a long time ago or are writing a new post today, simply copy the URL to your post and follow the directions in the linky below.
  • Feel free to grab the “love stories” button above and use it in your post.
  • Do visit at least 2-3 other posts in the linky and leave them a comment. That’s it!

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    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Thanks Jiahui, I hope we have a sweet ending to our love story too, or perhaps by God’s grace even a story that goes on and on (for generations I mean)…heh, look forward to reading yours!

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Heh, not exactly like the movies. My hair was slightly unkempt and I didn’t quite look the part of somebody famous…Hee I don’t think we fell in love right there and then. But it was a good start. 😉

  1. Evelyn says

    OMG, truly a movie-style beginning, as Adeline said! And they all waited behind to see you home? How sweet!

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Evelyn, haha yes that was the plan. I conveniently forgot to mention that we had a mutual friend (one of my besties from school days) who tried to set us up, so basically all the friends knew what was going on and they just played along. =P

  2. says

    And to think I never knew … 🙂 Very sweet indeed. Will link up once I finish typing out our love story. And thanks for the reminder to always look back and see how much we have progressed from there.

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Hee, I didn’t realise that we kept it such a secret! Well, it’s all out now… It’s always good to remember, and I think our kids will have a good laugh reading all our silly & sweet love stories. 😉

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Thanks for linking up, A! I miss Melbourne too, and I often bug him about going back to visit…haha, soon soon.

  3. says

    sweet. I got to know my hubby while we were studying overseas in Perth 🙂 indeed, it holds a special place in our heart and last year we brought Lil Pumpkin back to the place we first met.. such a special moment.

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Oh wow…I dream about that day when I can bring the kids over too. It must have been such a special trip for you guys!

  4. says

    i wrote something about how we became us years ago, on my old blog. maybe i’ll fish it out and link up. thanks for making me smile. it was a sweet story!

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Thanks mummybean, am sure we all have our fair share of sweet memories from those early days of love and youth. It’s funny but I don’t really think about these moments much unless I make a conscious effort to, or something jolts my memory. And yet I never seem to forget, even the little details…Haha, anyway I hope you find your post!

  5. says

    What a great idea to get to know you (and others) a little more. I’ll dust off my memory box in my mind to recall my early love story days and link up too!

  6. says

    Sweet! I bet he have planned well and waited for that particular night to pass you that rose along with that important note and sending you home. And the friends did a great job to boots his courage too! keke

    Lovely sharing ^^

  7. says

    It’s really like the start to a great love story in the movies. =) Boy meets girl in cafe, boy waits, gives rose and love note and happily ever after. =) Sweet! Me and the hubby, we met through badminton in NTU, more of the activity that brought us together than the place. Looking forward to reading the other stories! Thanks for sharing!

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Thank you for that snippet of your love beginnings too Summer! It’s great that you guys connected over a common sport…I guess you still play badminton together now? 🙂

  8. says

    What a sweet story! From your description it sounds like something out of a movie! My husband and I met during college in biology lab. We are both science nerds. 😀 Have a great week!

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Wow can imagine the sparks flying in the lab, while cutting up gross subjects. =P Thanks for dropping by Stephanie!

  9. says

    Very sweet, June! I like the “one way ticket” part. I met mine on the school forieign exchange and after surviving a 6 year long distance relationship, I too bought a one way ticket to Canada to marry him. Thanks for stirring up those memories!

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Wow 6 years, Jayne! That’s pretty amazing in itself. I would love to read about how you guys managed the long-distance part…hee one day if you decide to do a post on it, please let me know!

  10. says

    Thanks for starting this thread June, put me in a mood for love this week when I wrote my story, really helped to be less grumpy towards hubs haha. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the stories that our fellow SMBs shared as well, and I am so glad that so many of us are game to reveal this part of our lives.

    Your love story is so romantic, set in Melbourne, complete with the cafe setting and the love note from V. I think love is definitely in Melb’s air 🙂

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Haha, I’m glad this somehow helped you to be less grumpy and more loving…I think it pretty much had the same effect on me. I sure hope this lasts… 😉

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      Haha, well I guess every story has its bits of drama and excitement. Thanks for linking up, Miriam, and I enjoyed reading your love story too!

  11. says

    You’ve opened Pandora’s box and got everything in the mood for love (and sharing their stories). Perhaps in line with your most recent post on more babies for SG, we might see a spike in 2013! :p

    I won’t be writing a post because it’s funnier to hear it from the hubby because he claims I picked him up! (and that’s not true!)

    Enjoy the rest of Sept!

  12. says

    You know how I read Harry Potter fanfiction? Well, one of the most common AU (Alternate Universe) scenario is that Ginny was working in a muggle cafe, and Harry Potter (who, in this alternate universe never went to Hogwarts) came to this cafe, and got to know Ginny there. And they got to know each other… Reading this post was like one of these fanfics come to live! Lovely! 🙂 Thanks for starting this lovely linky!

    • mamawearpapashirt says

      I guess this might be a common storyline then, to remind people of movies and even fanfic. Haha, thanks Pam for joining in the love and fun. I had a good time reading all your stories, learnt a thing or two even. 😉

  13. says

    Love the teddy bear and the rose, and the whole coming in just before closing time 🙂 And a one ticket, that’s very brave! I hope you’ll enjoy our story too, although it’s not nearly as romantic as yours!