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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Salty Coffee

He met her on a party. She was so outstanding, many guys chasing after her, while he was so normal, nobody paid attention to him. At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised, but due to being polite, she promised. They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable, she thought, please, let me go home.. Suddenly he asked the waiter:

"Would you please give me some salt? I'd like to put it in my coffee."

Everybody stared at him, so strange! His face turned red, but, still, he put the salt in his coffee and drank it.

She asked him curiously: why you have this hobby?

He replied: "when I was a little boy, I was living near the sea, I liked playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salty coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my hometown so much, I miss my parents who are still living there".

While saying that tears filled his eyes. She was deeply touched.

That's his true feeling, from the bottom of his heart. A man who can tell out his homesickness, he must be a man who loves home, cares about home, has responsibility of home.. Then she also started to speak, spoke about her faraway hometown, her childhood, her family.

That was a really nice talk, also a beautiful beginning of their story. They continued to date. She found that actually he was a man who meets all her demands; he had tolerance, was kind hearted, warm, careful. He was such a good person but she almost missed him!

Thanks to his salty coffee! Then the story was just like every beautiful love story, the princess married to the prince, then they were living the happy life... And, every time she made coffee for him, she put some salt in the coffee, as she knew that's the way he liked it.

After 40 years, he passed away, left her a letter which said: "My dearest, please forgive me, forgive my whole life lie. This was the only lie I said to you---the salty coffee. Remember the first time we dated? I was so nervous at that time, actually I wanted some sugar, but I said salt It was hard for me to change so I just went ahead.

I never thought that could be the start of our communication! I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I was too afraid to do that, as I have promised not to lie to you for anything..

Now I'm dying, I afraid of nothing so I tell you the truth: I don't like the salty coffee, what a strange bad taste.. But I have had the salty coffee for my whole life! Since I knew you, I never feel sorry for anything I do for you. Having you with me is my biggest happiness for my whole life. If I can live for the second time, still want to know you and have you for my whole life, even though I have to drink the salty coffee again".

Her tears made the letter totally wet.

Someday, someone asked her: what's the taste of salty coffee? It's sweet. She replied.


  1. Awww.. that's so sweet!! But it's not hard to believe that little white lie because he must have been telling the truth when he said he lived by the sea, right?

    But if that's the beginning of a beautiful love story, then that "little white lie" was sure worth it..

    I just hope the husband didn't die of high blood pressure due to the salt.. (and no, its not an attempt at a joke.. i really am serious)..

    But anyhow.. That was such a nice story that really brightened up my day.. :)

  2. I can't imagine what the coffee taste like.. ewww.. hahaha.. love the story.. terharu bace.. hehe. love is in the air.. !

  3. What a beautiful story!!!

  4. shemah - Yes a good story, indeed. I guessed the death caused by the salt too :) But if you could live with a short life in happiness it is more worth it than a long life in sorrow. Glad that this short story bright up your day :)

    bluecrystaldude - Maybe you can use this trick for your date? ;)

    tammy - Yes tammy. I guess this post has put a smile on your face :)

  5. wonder if things like this could happen in real life

    im starting to stop believe in true love

    heck, even love pn x yakin daa


  6. You wrote this story yourself? A very good love story and I like it!

  7. Waaahh~ What a touching story!! It's really very nice. I always enjoy reading stories like these. =D

  8. this story blooming my day...dah la ujan lebat kat luar skang...penang ujan kan..hehe..

    Love dis story so much....:D

  9. what a touching story. but then if she cried alot, her tears might drop into her cup of coffee and make it salty too. hehe. just adding up with my own imagination.

  10. Awww that's such a sweet story! So romantic!

  11. If i was that lady, I'm going to be a speechless lady anyway. Haha!

  12. hey faisaladmar,

    hope that someone will do the same to me... as sweet as the salty coffee story... :)

    maybe... can try other flavor... coffee with ______:

    p/s: honey, would you be as schweet as this???.. LOL

  13. ohhhhhhhhhhhhh this is the sweetest love story ever told! I really love it and read from beginning to the end- every word of it. How beautiful and loving was saying salted coffee taste sweet? hmmm i wish i had a beautiful story like this to tell about my love encounter too. LOL

  14. artistic1412 - To put a stop sign for true love is not reasonable but for the time being maybe you are hurt and you need to time to heal. I understand exactly :) Plus, you need to focus on your study.

    sheng loong - No I'm not the real original author for this short meaningful story. But I'm glad that you like it :) Something for us to share and think about life and love.

    lauraleia - Yes most girls like love story and some even hope all beautiful things happen in a novel they read happen in their real life. But it is not that easy and not everyone is lucky enough to have a beautiful relationship as they wish and dream :)

    axim - Penang hari ni (Jumaat) tak hujan pulak. Haha ada cerita menarik tau... Nikli ooo nikli hahaha!

    mangosteenskin - How do you know the tears is salty? Lol. Have you tried before? :P

  15. rozella - Yes, how I wish I will have a beautiful relationship like that too in the future :) This remind me of an old story quote "Do you want to grow old with me?". How sweet!

    ann - Why speechless? Lol. Can I use this tactic if I date someone?

    love-n-hate - I can't promise that the storyline will be the same. But I accept you are like the way you are. The best thing in love life is you have to love someone like there is no tomorrow and loyalty always the priority :) By the way, those listed are nothing compared to live with the one you love forever :)

    farah - Glad that you enjoyed the story as mush as I do. Salty coffee -- bitter and salty. But if I have to drink it just because I want to live and grow old with the one I love, I would.

  16. citer menarik?nikli?apakah itu???hahaha...baik ko explain,aku tak paham lor...

  17. Either this is a great tactic to tackle a lady or, just a plain - spontaneuos reactions...

    great stroy ...

    well, I am lucky that I dont need to fabricate stories to begin my communications...

    Have a nice day...

  18. axim - Hehe baru aku tahu Nikli satu jabatan dengan aku cuma cawangan je lain-lain haha! :) Eh Old Town nak buka dah di Sunshine Square... dekat nya... :)

    letting the time pass me by - Based on the story it was a spontaneous reaction when he was so nervous and thinking that the girl might reject him. Normally this happen to people who is so shy (I guess including me). Some girls just hate the ice breaking session and it's hard for the shy guy to be comfortable with so little time :) Thanks for dropping by.

  19. i think that is just so sweet. (",)

  20. hehe yes... indeed.
    would you do so if you are in his situation?


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