Issue 03: Vulnerability

This issue curated by Tingyi

TINGYI: As we mentioned in the previous episode, Gueorgui went away for two months to Asia to work on his photography project. Just before that, we had an enormous fight — it was so bad, that we temporarily broke up.(Looking back at it now, we came to understand exactly what happened and why it had to happen). We got to reset ourselves and relearn to appreciate each other as an individuals as well as a members of this partnership.

During this trip, our relationship developed and matured. As a result, we got closer emotionally, and felt more comfortable in each other's company, and discovered "the raw moment" (or, as you could call it, vulnerability) within us, that became such a precious ingredient in flavouring and strengthening our relationship. We progressively stopped trying to appear cool to each other, and lost all shame of just being ourselves, happily farting, burping, and using the toilet in each other's presence. (Trust me, this will upgrade your sex life to the next level! 😉)

Vulnerability is something that I cherish, and I've been trying very hard to show its beauty to Gueorgui. I often say: "I love this kind of raw moment. After all, we are all ordinary. We are boring as well as spectacular; bold as well as shy; heroes as well as helpless". I don't remember where that quote comes from, but Gueorgui says it makes him fall in love with me all over again 🎈

Today's series is made out of snaps, unplanned moments. It reminds me of something that I wrote in my diary last year, and later shared with Gueorgui: "something about photographs that fascinates me is that, they are proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was beautifully perfect."

See you next week,


Tingyi and Gueorgui

Bonus: G’s Music Recommendation

This week’s music recommendation is the karaoke favourite What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes. It just happens to be one of our favourite songs, and it suits perfectly for today’s sunny spring weather in London. Enjoy!