I was flipping channels on cable while waiting for matthias to come out of the shower, and I ended up watching 'Malcolm in the Middle'. The beleagured family of five was out on a shopping trip in the mall, and throughout the show the mother kept flitting between the horribly humourous realities of herding 3 boys round for clothes-shopping and a candy-coated fantasy where she had 3 daughters instead of sons.
My mother used to say (and still does) that she would have liked to have a daughter. Hey, genetically it's the father's fault. But I think she's not really complaining. By any cultural yardstick, a girl with three sons is definitely blessed (though, more often than not, I'll admit, it seems more like cursed).
I have been thinking a lot about marriage and the like. Especially when the concept of arranged marriage was brought up again of late. I told Soo Yeong I was gonna do my research paper for my internship on dating and marriage and entitle it "Looking for Man's Lost Rib".
I came up with this song (OK, just the chorus) in the shower after 'Malcolm in the Middle':
I have learnt to love you
Even though you make me cry sometimes
With all your lies
I have learnt to hold you
Even though you've hurt me deep inside
I won't compromise
Cos I have learnt to love.
Still a work in progress. Songwriting is an art unblemished by my overpuffed artist. Haha. Just stay tuned.