Sorry? Beg your pardon? What? Huh?

Communication. It’s been an ongoing issue in our marriage. (Not yours? Then you’ll be interested in this scientific development.)

Apart from the usual arguments over who said what or didn’t say what (usually it’s me who is reticent), David and I have managed to complicate the matter. The main point of contention has been David’s premise that I mumble. And I’ve always believed it’s because he suffers hearing loss due to prolonged exposure to industrial noise.

Today we visited a little hearing clinic to set the record straight. Beforehand, we agreed that either 1) I would admit that I mumble or 2) David would admit that he can’t hear so well. We went in very optimistically that we would each be proved right.

And the result?

David, March 2010
David's test showed he has perfect hearing.

So I’m going to have to work on not mumbling. I need to focus on David and speak clearly to him so he can understand what I’m saying.

It’s good to have cleared this little matter up. Even if the result wasn’t in my favour — the great thing about this marriage is that anything that improves the marriage is still in my favour!

Now we can move on. (Yes, let’s move on. It’s one thing to admit I was wrong, but another entirely to dwell on the unfortunate!)

And this next photo is posted for my sister Renée. In October, she and I caught a countless number of buses and trains to reach the other side of Hong Kong — all in pursuit of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. When we finally reached our destination, we were told that the KK outlet had closed a year before, and Krispy Kreme doughnuts are not available in HK for love or money.

KK doughnuts at Woolies, March 2010
Now you can purchase a dozen KK doughnuts at your local Woolies!