For the first time in our seven-year relationship, Wuan got a taste of my culinary skills. It was nothing elaborate – rice, stir-fried vegetables and ABC soup. That was what I usually cook for myself. I wanted to show her how I manage in the kitchen. It was also a refreshing change from her having to wake up at five in the morning to cook for me. I did the washing up too. Cleaning dishes and cooking utensils was as unpleasant as before but that was something that needed to be done no matter what. Still, it was a gratifying afternoon. I hope I can be as upbeat when she goes back to Kuala Lumpur this weekend.