Wednesday, April 11, 2012

count down: Day Seventeen

pix by jo...while she is not listening at class
another reminders from the wedding prep.

"i am blessed with talented friends"

my friend jo designed the wedding program for me
and when i got the draft
it was just mind blowing

not only it's FABULOUS
it's exactly or more than what i was asking for

you are awesome!
thank you so much!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

count donw: Day Sixteen

around 18:00 tonight
text from hiro: 経済部に残った (staying at economics change)

NO WAY!!! was my first reaction
but i guess there is no NO WAY in God


now let's get to business
the moving, the wedding prep, i am with you 100%

Monday, April 9, 2012

count down: Day Fifteen

oh no!! you are not bringing me down!!
we have been waiting for his company to annouce the job placement/ transfer since March 29th
we cannot decide where to live until the annoucement is out
to be honest
it has been irritaitng the both of us and put both of us in a bad mood

The lesson of waiting
"Be still and know that I am God"
is seriously very difficult
but i am learning

hiro texted me... is still not out tonight

i am NOT going to let it get me again just like the past 11 days
i am going to wait...happily...patiently
not today?! then maybe tomorrow!! or the day after!!
we will know it when we need to know it

Sunday, April 8, 2012

count donw: Day Fourteen

one of my fav things to do...walking (with or without music)
me and him share many things in common
similar sense of humour (definitely on my top list)
similar taste of music
similar sense of movie choice
we usually agree with each other's choice of gifts, arts, food...etc.

we do of course have differences too
i choose the stairs while he prefers the elevator
i am more care-free (careless) while he is more cautious

i really appreciate all the similarities and the differences between
they make me simle
they make me cry
they build me
they frustrate me
but i am ever thankful

Saturday, April 7, 2012

count down: Day Thirteen

a day off on a saturday for hiro?!?
wow!! celebration!!!

it may sound ridiculous that i get so excited
off on the weekend is not taken for granted
either getting off work before 11:30pm

lots are waiting for us to learn

Friday, April 6, 2012

count down: Day Twelve

should i cut my budget for a nice cup of latte? i think not.
great! just as i thought i might have a little extra budget
my car needs to be fixed...
everything costs

japan is famous for being pricy and they are correct
wedding costs a fortune no matter where you are i guess
well, it's once a life time
will not be cheap
but will not waste
spend it right
spend it wise

Thursday, April 5, 2012

count down: Day Eleven

a little treat
a little get away
i needed it
but i think hiro needs it more than i do

hiukei, take a deep breath
HE is in control
HE has the master plan
my heavenly Father knows what HE is doing

too bad my honeymoon doesn't involve stopping by France for some delicious sweets
but i am pretty sure Italy won't disappoint me

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

count donw: Day Ten

wedding gift

お祝い in japanese "oiwai", literal meaning: celebrate, congratulate

wedding reminds me
how blessed and how fortunate i am
to have so many relatives and friends who love and care for me

thank you very much

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

count down: Day Nine

i cheated
i got lazy
blogging on Day 10 about Day 9

well, don't we all have our lazy day once in a while (or twice? thrice?)?
mine was yesterday

had a slow and relaxing morning
spoiled myself at ★bucks with a nice cup of soy chai tea latte
the idea was to read at least one journal article
but i ended up with a novel in my hand

after the chai
i just strolled around shops
and went to the gym later in the evening

at night, i had a nice long chat with my former supervisor who is more like my mom in japan now

i wonder if i still get to be so care-free after i get married
maybe i will need to be home by a certain hour
maybe i will need to restrain myself from spontaneous activities
maybe i will need to....

instead of of making a list
i am just going to enjoy my single life to its fullness
only 22 days left!!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

count down: Day Eight

today is my beauty day

being a bride to be is not easy
well, i guess it all depends on you
you can make it extremely complicated and difficult
or you can make it easy and care-free

i am definitely in the later group
i try my best to minimize things
don't want to create more works for myself...

but i am definitely not giving up the chance for bridal facial/spa
it is a bit costly
but which girl would want to give up the chance to relax and to be pretty?!?
and which girl doesn't want to look the best at her own wedding?

a good 90 mins of quality relaxation (thank you T!! you are amazing!)
i definitely felt a bit guilty that hiro is running around at work while i was laying on the bed getting a massage
maybe i should ask if they have a groom version of it too

Sunday, April 1, 2012

count down: Day Seven

the place where all the magic of "hmmmmmm...." happens
i love sundays
not only it's the day of worship
not only it's weekend
not only it's a dayoff
it's a day that i can spend some quality time with hiro

we had lunch at our faovirte italian restaurant
the pasta is so delicious that we are usually speechless
or you can just hear a coversation like this once the pasta is here


the chef is super friendly which makes it even better

he gave us a list of suggestions of where to visit when we go to Italy for our honeymoon

Italy it is!!
wine, cheese, pizza, pasta, gelato, the list just keeps going!!
get ready for some delicious treats!