Disarming the Cheshire Cat *sigh*

Zibin and I are lucky so far in our relationship. We quarrel very infrequently. Usually, we only cross swords when we’re both in a bad mood, and with his sweet temperament, that doesn’t happen often.

Earlier this morning, I was in a rather irritable mood. I could feel myself itching to pick a fight with him, and we came dangerously close because there were a couple of times I held myself back from saying something which I knew could trigger a battle.

So, a little later, during a lull in my rather irritable mood, I told him that I find myself in a rather ‘arms-up’ mood. And that I can feel myself wanting to pick a fight. I thought I should ‘warn’ him. A mischievious glint immediately came into his eyes and he grinned at me winsomely which immediately made me wary.

ZB:“So, you wanna pick a fight?”
Me:*petulant look*
ZB:*puts up his fists in boxing posture and then proceeds to poke me in the ribs*
ZB:“Come on, hit me! I know you need to let it out. I will let you win one!” *another poke*
Me:*still motionless* *tries to look glum though trying not to smile*
ZB:“Wah wah wah. You’re storing up your power issit? Like in Streetfighter like that issit?” *proceeds to look very scared*
Me:*breaks into a helpless grin* (He really looked very comical!)
ZB:“Why are you grinning?”
Me:*suddenly thinks of something else related to my grin* “My grin very big hor? Can’t remember who, either Hui Jun or Hui Mei said I resemble the cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland.”
Me:*whiningly* “It’s not funny! That cat’s grin is damn creepy!”
ZB:*soothingly* “Aww. That’s alright. I love my cheshire cat!”

It’s true you know, good communication between couples can work wonders. I think I should ‘warn’ him more in future when I’m approaching ‘danger zone’. And of course, a liberal dose of humour and affection in times like this doesn’t hurt either. :P


I should make a disclaimer. I still do not take too kindly to being compared with the cheshire cat. *sniff* So other than the people/person who orginally brought it to my attention and Zibin who has a blanket approval to calling me almost anything under the sun, don’t say I didn’t warn you if you find this ‘cat’ less than friendly should you tease me about this! :P



  1. *shakes head*

    Ann, there are too many places I can arrow in this post; it’s not very nice of you to paint such a huge target on yourself then say that I “any which way also can shoot and hit target”.

    Well, if you don’t consider being compared to a Cheshire cat complimentary, what about considering the comparision complementary instead? Complementing to what, I leave to your fine imagination. :)

  2. “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
    “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
    “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
    “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”

  3. This is one of those times where I’m glad I’m a looooong flight away, because I’m sure I’d be thumped otherwise. :D

  4. Hey, how come both of you leave such ‘cryptic’ comments? I know I’m being suanned, but how exactly I’m being suanned I can’t quite get. *scratches head* Very 伤脑筋 you know!

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