These Are The Hidden Messages Behind Seemingly Normal Conversations


Today I heard two friends’ conversation, and this was a small part of their conversation right before they parted.

“Are you going by bus or mass rapid transit?”


“I see. I’m going by train.”

“Text me when you reach home, okay?”


I realised that one of them just said “I love you”. Not in an action, not saying it out directly, but rather a more subtle, hidden way. Unfortunately we’re always too oblivious to our surroundings and often miss the important words people are trying to express. A part of me believes that it is the human mind which screws us over. We don’t do the things which we are expected of, we regret the words we say. Ah,humans.

Moving on, I believe every one of you have come across this situation at least once in your life. When was the last time you said “I love you” to someone you love?

People don’t say “I love you” directly, because, because, goddamned it, I don’t know why. For me I don’t say it because firstly I come from a conservative Chinese family and secondly I’m just too embarrassed to say it face-to-face. I know it’s weird. To be honest I have never once said “I love you” to my parents and siblings. Pretty ironic, isn’t it? Considering the fact that we were taught to express our love to our loved ones, regardless of family or friends. I guess it has become more of an “actions speak louder than words”

But the thing is, there are always cryptic messages in those words.

“Text me when you reach home” so that I will know you’re safe and I can stop worrying.

“Drink more water” keep yourself hydrated, I want you to stay healthy.

“Sleep early” don’t tire yourself out, your health is important.

“Have you eaten?” I want to make sure you don’t go hungry.

“Here, I’ll take your bag for you.”
I don’t want you to have extra baggage when you need to go to the restroom.

When was the last time you told someone you loved them? Let them know.