Friday, May 29, 2009

Salt and Coffee : A Love Story

Here's a love story worth reading by couples, would be couples and those who are partnerless as of this moment:

He met her on a party. She was so outstanding, many guys are chasing after her, while he was so ordinary, nobody paid attention to him. At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised, but being polite, she accepted the invitation.
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 the prince, then they were living the happy life... And, every time she made coffee for him, she would 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 about anything.. Now I'm dying, I am 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. If I could 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. One day, someone asked her: what's the taste of salty coffee? It's sweet. She replied.


  1. What a nice, touching story, Ate Jinky!

    Thanks for sharing this.

    More, more, more!

  2. namakak man diay ang laki! hahahaha!
    oh well the things you do for love.

  3. Tnx, Sir Vel and Sir Orms!

    Love makes our lives more colorful and exciting!

  4. aahhhhh cute and touching story almost made me cry... more more more stories ate jinky!!! :)

  5. Ms. Don, nice to be in love no?

    Tnx for dropping by!

  6. touching story. it's nice to know that stories like this exists that makes people smile no matter how they are really feeling. hay love talaga oo.

  7. With tears swelling in my eyes, i love this story...

  8. Tnx for dropping by, prinsesamusang and shengmarie!

    Yeah, love, love and love is all we need. . .amidst the H1N1 and sex video scandal bruhahas. . .

  9. loving is such a wonderful thing..thanks for the story ate..i was really touched by it..wishing someday i could find that salty coffee too. lol

  10. hi, tnx for dropping by!

    just wait for the right time and I hope he'll ask for sugar. . he he