I'm not a jealous person and really, my husband has never given me any reason to be jealous of another girl, so luckily, it has never been an issue in our relationship.
And then I discovered that I can be a jealous girl... not of another girl but of songs! I know! What sense does it make, if it has any sense at all??
I already feel silly just by thinking about it now but the jealousy came in to me and I couldn't just silenced it with let's say, eating bars and bars of chocolates.
Before I get all the disapproving looks or ho-hums, let me at least elaborate the case at hand. And then, I will accept judgments.
See, hubby loves many things about Asian culture. Even before he met me, he's already an afficionado of animes. Japan has always caught his interest. But he met me, went head over heels (ahem) and his interest about Asian culture even grew wider. He didn't only fell in love with me (ahem again) but also with Filipino cutlture, food, songs, country, etc. So far so good, right?
Here comes the problem or better say MY problem. Lately he's been getting into Korean and Japanese. He'd play them in his car, he'd sing them around the house (with invented lyrics of course), he'd download them like crazy... get the point. It's actually good as he has a very, very wide range of gusto when it comes to music. He IS a music lover, not to mention he sings quite well. But one day, the chong-chong (my description of asian-non-filipino-songs) songs just got into my nerves and I burst.
Told him that I am getting
jealous annoyed of the songs already. Hubby, with a surprised and confused face said "what? why?"
Told him, you are married to a Filipina and not Korean. Hubby was like "uh... what?"
Told him, why didn't you just find yourself a Korean so you can get yourself drunk all the time with Korean music and then maybe your Korean wife could even teach you the song. Hubby was like, "it's just that right now, I don't have the Filipino songs in my phone.." with an even more confused face.
That fired me even more.
Told him, "You are married to a Filipina and you listen to Korean and Japanese songs but NOT Filipino songs. Why is that?" Not true as he already knows a number of Filipino songs but lately, he's just getting obsessed (my subjective description) with playing Korean songs. Hubby was out of words for a good while but trying to stifle his chuckle.
He tried to remind me that we already have a wide collection of Filipino songs and he'd even play them at home.
I was like, yeah because I am at home and you do that for me. For ME to listen to the Filipino songs but on your phone, on your car, all you have is everything Asian songs but Filipino songs. It does show what is your favorite, your priority. I know... hormonal. That's me.
He tried to explain some more but he just kept burrying himself under my wrath.
Don't think that all these happened one fine afternoon and ended there. No, days and days, I get so moody everytime we are in the car and he'd start pluggin in Korean songs (even Little Spanish Pinay has started learning the song). One day, while we were outside enjoying the pool and the sun, he started singing his favorite Korean song and I snapped and said "Will you stop the friggin' singing?" I immediately regretted my attitude. But I have a reason and I am THE offended (based on my hormonal state).
The next day, when we got in the car, he started playing Filipino song from his phone plugged in to the car. And what do you know, it ticked me off too. What? Why? Because now, he's putting Filipino songs only because I reacted and made a show out of it. I kept telling him there's really no sense for him to redeem himself anymore by playing Filipino songs.
Ok, crucify me now. I KNOW I am totally being shallow. I can't fight my hormones. They are the boss of me!
My poor husband? Never got mad with all my nonsense. He's a saint and I'm the bi-atch of the house.