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I liked the word choice that conveyed strong imagery, and how the entire piece was tightly connected with the subject matter.
It is special to the author because of the routine, but especially so this year because of a special other and the moments created.
The author transitioned quite smoothly between reflection and scenes, but I felt that some scenes could be further emphasised, such as the first meeting with Alexander - what was the setting like? Or perhaps share the ambience in which you shared your first kiss in - was it romantic? Was it dimly lit?
The ending is quite satisfactory in summing up the meaning of being with Alex although I would certainly welcome more thoughts on being in a relationship or love, since this is the universal mystery. ;)
You have interesting perspectives to share, which is something that makes your writing stand out. These aspects of your writing will be better emphasised if you pair them with interesting ways to describe the scene. You should definitely keep at it! <3
Reading (and reviewing) this honest mix of narration and story-telling is a joy. It reminded me of a diary entry or a blog post, as though the writer was telling the story to a confidant. A suggestion could be to add more details, or character quirks (both the writer herself and Alex) as it can make the scenes more memorable and the relationship dynamics more interesting to the reader.
I look forward to more pieces of writing (with this Alex) from you! ;) At the same time, I would like to thank you so much for your kind and lovely reviews, every one of them means a lot to me and I hope this one does justice to your work!
Sincerely, Xin Yi