Sipping on my tea
Grandly named “Wedding Imperial Milk Tea”
Wondering if love could be as easy as drinking tea
Savour the whole pot of tea down my throat
And I would get wed to the love of my life the very next day
Could it be as easy as this
As easy as 1 2 3
The fragrant taste that lasts in my mouth
Could my love last as long as this
As long as the years of waiting
Take another sip
Close my eyes
Do I hear my wedding bells ringing?
A poem inspired by a milk tea named “Wedding Imperial Milk Tea” I drank at Dazzling Cafe on our 4th anniversary.
While drinking it, I had a little fantansy and wishful thinking that if I finish the whole pot, I could get married to Taenggu sooner one day. You can read more about it at Anniversary Special: The Fourth.
I went back again on our 49th monthsary to drink the milk tea again because I missed it so much only to know about the bad news. The cafe was going to be relocated to Robertson Quay very soon (on 8th March, just a day before Taenggu’s birthday!) and reconcepted into a brand new cafe called Botany.
It was saddening because this meant that I wouldn’t be able to visit this Dazzling Cafe that was located near my office anymore and I’m not sure if this wedding imperial milk tea will still be in their new menu at their new Botany cafe. At least I still get to drink 2 full teapots of wedding imperial milk tea in my lifetime which have given me so much hope, I tried to comfort myself. That night, as I slowly sipped my milk tea away at the cafe for the second time, I had a sudden spark of idea to compose a poem out of this magical milk tea so here it was. I published it on my instagram only on the morning of 3rd March.
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A poem inspired by a milk tea I drank at Dazzling Cafe on our 4th anniversary. I went back again a few days ago to drink it again coz I missed it only to know that the cafe is going to be relocated at Robertson Quay very soon and reconcepted into a brand new cafe called Botany. So sad that I can't visit this Dazzling Cafe that is near my office anymore and I wonder if this wedding imperial milk tea will still be in their new menu…. Oh well, at least I had drunk 2 full teapots of it in my lifetime before which gave me fantasy and hope thinking that if I drink it more, I will get wed faster lol. Are my wedding bells ringing yet? 🎊🔔 #taeyeon #taenggu #태연 #탱구 #太妍 #泰妍 #泰古 #poem #lovepoem #weddingimperialmilktea #weddingbellsringing
And guess what? Later that day, I happened to pass by Orchard Gateway where Dazzling Cafe was located at and something seemed to be luring me to drink that wedding imperial milk tea again for the final time before the cafe is moved for good. So yes, I actually ended up drinking 3 teapots of wedding imperial milk tea in total, not just 2. Lol!
Am I babo or not? It seemed like a really silly and foolish thing to do but it was all because I want to get married to Taenggu so much and the milk tea itself also genuinely tastes really good. The burning desire in my heart to want to make my wish and dream ppalli ppalli come true.
I’m already turning 30 in 2 years’ time. On my 27th birthday last year, my parents, for the very first time in my life, actually wished me to hurry find a boyfriend and get married soon. Plus, many of my friends and siblings around me are attached and getting married one by one. I’ve begun to feel an increasing pressure on me to get a lifetime partner whom I can rely on and spend the rest of my life with. How could I not feel jealous when I see other people posting lovey-dovey photos with their partners online? How could I not feel anxious to hear my own wedding bells ringing like the others too?
If there is anything I could do to speed up time to the day of my wedding when my relationship is finally made official and public to my friends and family, I would. If drinking this wedding imperial milk tea could do the magic, I don’t mind drinking gazillion teapots of it. If folding 1000 paper cranes could make my wish come true, then I would do it.
So drink, drink it all we want. ‘Cause I can’t wait for the day when I could walk down the aisle with you, babe. 💒👰🏻💜