Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Two Years

Today was our two year anniversary...me and P.

It's such an amazing feeling, being with the person you know you will spend the rest of your life with. Someone who you love endlessly and who loves you back exactly in the way that you've always wanted to be loved. P and I are best friends on top of everything else that we are. We can spend hours on end just driving around listening to and talking about the music we both love. We can run around and play like twelve year olds, laughing hysterically and not caring what anyone around us thinks. We can lay around for twelve hours straight watching 24 or Frasier or back-to-back movies eating Le Petit Ecolier biscuits and chips and Diet Coke. We can talk for hours and hours and hours about everything under the sun. We can sit together for hours without talking, him working on his designs or music and me writing, and we will be perfectly in tune. We have identical taste - in music, film, art & design, food, clothes, friends, and everything in between. We think the same way. We feel things the same way. In short, we fit. I feel happiest, safest, and most like myself when I am with him. He lets me be whatever I want to be, and loves me for everything I want to be. Which makes me want to be...well...me.

There is no one I enjoy skipping through life with more, leaving two pairs of Puma tracks in the sand, like we did tonight while walking along the beach.


  • Awwww, how sweet! Congratulations! Allah ikhaleekpm 7ag ba3ath! If I was still with "D" then in 11 days would be the first time I met her! Oh well! I hope that someday I will find what you and "P" have together! Mashallah 3alaykom, you make a great pair! I wish you too all the best now and forever!

    By Blogger The Stallion, at 4/11/2006 7:32 am  

  • What a great post. I am so happy you found each other and I love you both to bits.

    By Blogger Raine, at 4/11/2006 12:09 pm  

  • Stallion: Thanks sweets. You will find her...and she's gonna be amazing!

    Raine: We love you guys too! Looking forward to tonight. :)

    By Blogger Kleio, at 4/11/2006 12:13 pm  

  • 2 years!
    Feels like 2 month, i cherished every second of those and all of a sudden, everything around since then has become so precious and meaningful.

    Girl i'm telling you, you are stuck with me for a longgggggggg Long time! ;)

    By Anonymous "P", at 4/13/2006 10:48 am  

  • Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! :-x

    By Blogger Kleio, at 4/13/2006 1:25 pm  

  • Is that a real photo of you and "p" ?


    By Anonymous passin thru, at 4/13/2006 10:45 pm  

  • That's the most adorable thing ever!!! Mashallah 3asa doom!

    I want what you guys have! Although I don't want you to not have it so I can have it. Why can't we all just share?

    lol j/k

    By Blogger Adorra, at 4/14/2006 1:12 am  

  • Passin thru: Yes, that's us! I'm the one in the skirt, btw - since you can't tell from the hair (mine is only a tiny bit longer than his)!

    Adorra: LOL! That was sweet. Trust me, it happens when you TOTALLY least expect it. Hmmm...actually...looking back over the comments on this page...adorra, have you met stallion? ;)

    By Blogger Kleio, at 4/14/2006 7:40 pm  

  • Yes, yes this is all sweet, we know you guys are crazy about each other, but I still can't find your blog about the TV commercial! I had to put this message here, cause either I don't get this or this site doesn't have a "place" to leave a random message, the only thing you can do is "to comment"...well I guess I could've SMSed or e-mailed you, but the phone is in the other room...and I'm too lazy to log on to my hotmail...god, I'm shameless...tsk tsk...BUT, I love you both!...send me the site will you, please? :)

    By Anonymous Sleepygal, at 4/14/2006 10:00 pm  

  • Hahahaha!! OK OK you lazy thing. Click here to get to that post. Enjoy!!

    By Blogger Kleio, at 4/14/2006 10:58 pm  

  • Hey Congratulations on your anniversary! I have a question, but it is not intended to offend you in any way. Ok, since we live in a rather conservative society, how were you two able to spend all those nights together? Unless you two are engaged, then that's acceptable, I guess, in "Kuwaiti Standards". And again Im not trying to offend you walla, just that curiosity is killing me. :)

    By Blogger B., at 4/15/2006 10:00 pm  

  • B: First, "spend all those nights together" is a rather deceiving phrase to use so I just wanted to clarify first that I never in fact used that phrase! Just for the record.

    Yes, you're right, we do live in a very conservative society. But the difference is, I have a very open and honest relationship with my family. We tell each other everything and so I never have to lie about where I'm going or what I'm doing - something that I know is a rare advantage for an unmarried Kuwaiti woman. At the same time, I am in a very serious and long-term relationship, which makes it legitimate, even though we are not yet officially "engaged" by Kuwaiti standards. We are not engaged because I am still living in London and we don't want to take that kind of a step while we're not even living in the same city.

    But I do understand your curiosity, because of the way Kuwaiti society is. But I generally tend to not care what society thinks because I know that I am not doing anything wrong. And in a strange way, when you're not doing anything wrong and so are open about the way you live your life (i.e. not lying, or hiding, or living a double-life), "society" doesn't really find you "interesting" anymore, so you're home free! I could never pretend to be something I'm not to suit society. But I do count myself as lucky that I can choose to live the way I want to in Kuwait, because I come from an open-minded family, and have a father who is like my best friend, who I can talk to about anything, and who respects the fact that I am a 26 year old woman and not a kid anymore. It never ceases to amaze me that there are Kuwaiti women in their late twenties, who lived in the States or whatever for college and have since moved back, who still have a "curfew" and who have to lie to their parents about where they're going or who they're seeing. Again, I guess I'm lucky, by "Kuwaiti Standards"!

    By Blogger Kleio, at 4/15/2006 11:05 pm  

  • *mashallah* bebe... Happy anniversary and many more to come :) I love the pic!!

    By Blogger Caffeinated, at 4/16/2006 10:56 am  

  • Thanks caff! :) When am I gonna see you? I leave on Friday!!

    By Blogger Kleio, at 4/16/2006 11:44 am  

  • So I'm guessing you're back in London? Well I'm glad to hear you had a good time here oo that post was sooo sweet, I loved the pic. Allah ykhaleekom l-ba3th inshalla - all the best :)

    By Anonymous Fatoomah, at 4/16/2006 3:45 pm  

  • Or no...you're leaving "next" Friday! Just got that - well enjoy the rest of your stay so you can go back refreshed and full of energy hehe and you'll be ready to face all that rain.

    By Anonymous fatoomah, at 4/16/2006 3:48 pm  

  • Hello again, consider yourself very lucky to be a part of family that is understanding and let you be.
    I wish more families were like that, so that their children would not have to live a double life. And yes you should not care what society thinks of you, no one should really.
    Anyway, thank you for your time :)

    By Blogger B., at 4/16/2006 4:27 pm  

  • Fatoomah: I was supposed to leave today but postponed for a few more days. I'm not ready to go back to the cold and rain and my empty flat!! :)

    B: You're right. It's sad that so many young Kuwaitis are forced to lead double-lives, especially since most of the time in their "second" life they're really not doing anything wrong! I hope young Kuwaitis who start having families of their own will start to change this.

    By Blogger Kleio, at 4/16/2006 4:35 pm  

  • Kleio, I was so eager to read your reply to b. Personally speaking, I would have been quite rude with someone who asked me a very personal question. But you turned the question around and answered it well. Goes to show that you are a very level-headed person as well!! Your parents and family must be quite proud of you.

    By Blogger Jags Mollu, at 4/16/2006 9:11 pm  

  • JM: I was actually surprised to get such a personal question (then again, it was my most personal post to date). But after I thought about it I understood the reason behind "b" asking it. Kuwait is a very small society, and in many ways socially "conservative" - especially with regard to male/female relationships (as you're probably used to from Dubai). So I can understand where his/her curiosity at such a break from the norm came from. Thanks for your kind words of praise, though! *BLUSH* :)

    By Blogger Kleio, at 4/17/2006 2:43 am  

  • I know its kinda late in the game to post...but CONGTRATS!!!!

    That must be the cutest pic I've ever seen!!!!!!!!

    By Blogger Jazz Central, at 4/17/2006 12:50 pm  

  • Thanks JC! The pic was just a spur of the moment thing while we were standing by the water but I like how it turned out too. :)

    By Blogger Kleio, at 4/17/2006 12:54 pm  

  • I was quite hesitant about commenting and asking my question because I knew that it was personal and was too afraid that it might sound rude or seem that I was condemning you, which again were not my intentions.

    Anyway, enjoy the rest of your stay in Kuwait and make the most of it :)

    By Blogger B., at 4/17/2006 2:26 pm  

  • B: It wasn't rude at all, and it was obvious you weren't condemning me. No worries! :) And yeah, I'm totally making the most of it here...although I spend the whole day studying till around 6pm!

    By Blogger Kleio, at 4/18/2006 1:01 am  

  • b: I do admire people who are frank and speak their mind. You were curious and asked a question. With a certain insight into other's lives we can change our perspective about a lot of matters. This posting has been a learning for both of us - I now know that a personal question can be answered politely and you have come to realise that Kuwaitis need not necessarily live by the "rules".

    By Blogger Jags Mollu, at 4/18/2006 7:27 am  

  • CONGRATS!!!! That's great that you've found the one that compliments you. The comfort is unbeatable.

    By Blogger samboose, at 4/19/2006 10:32 am  

  • Samboose: Thanks! Yes, the comfort you feel when you're together is the best. Nothing is quite the same when we're not around each other. Life is always more comfortable and more fun and makes more sense when you're with the person you've chosen to spend it with!

    By Blogger Kleio, at 4/19/2006 4:45 pm  

  • how nice :~)

    By Blogger Spontaneousnessity, at 4/19/2006 5:20 pm  

  • :)

    By Blogger Kleio, at 4/22/2006 9:39 pm  

  • marriage is overrated :)

    By Blogger Entrepreneur, at 4/30/2006 10:32 pm  

  • Only if you're married to someone you are not head-over-heels in love with, and who is also your best friend! :)

    By Blogger Kleio, at 4/30/2006 10:45 pm  

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