Friday, May 27, 2011

A little surprise in the mail

DSCF0001It’s been a long time since I’ve seen or heard from my good friend Monica. We were planning to meet in Tokyo while she was in the country for some volunteer work up north in Ishinomaki with her church but the plans never panned out due to tight schedules and last minute changes in plan.
To my surprise and delight, Monica managed to send me a package full of birthday gifts, wedding presents, and some yummy snacks. Monica also called me up in the afternoon which was really nice to hear a familiar voice on my phone for once. I never use my phone for phone calls. ;_;
DSCF0002Yuko really liked the chocolates and the baby blanket you gave us Monica! I am still working on figuring out what picture I will put in the wedding picture frame you gave us too. I have too many wedding pictures to sort through… Oh and I also am very happy you gave me skittles candy. They happen to be one of my favorite sweets! The Mass Effect 2 game you also packed in there for my birthday will get a lot of play time I assure you.
I am sorry we couldn’t meet up. I really wanted to introduce Yuko to you. Hopefully one day we’ll get to all meet in person. Till then, thanks for the gifts. Maybe expect something small in the mail from us later. :3

Monday, May 23, 2011

My birthday and anniversary

Picture%20122[1]So I turned 30 today. I can’t believe how fast the 20s went by. I still feel like I just finished high school but that was over 10 years ago now! Crazy…
Today was not only my birthday but also Yuko and my marriage anniversary. It’s great that our anniversary is on the same day as my birthday because its something I’m not likely to forget. Good thinking Yuko!
I made a personalized anniversary card for Yuko along with a nice Hello Kitty coffee mug gift and roses. She seemed very happy and surprised to receive her presents. She was half expecting me to not get her anything. I guess I need to surprise her more. Her expectations are set too low. >_<
u0002149351_1_S1[1]So for our anniversary we decided to go out for dinner at a local Korean BBQ restaurant since it was a weekday night. We ended up going to Gyu Kaku and had a pretty good time together. I got a free beer and an appetizer out of it too. It’s been a while since I’ve had Korean BBQ so I ate as much as I could stuff myself with yummy Yakiniku!
230097_10150182606153173_598473172_7078774_1427996_nI also got a few presents on my birthday. I got a package from my mom in the mail. THANKS MOM! She sent me a copy of Red Dead Revolver and a very kind birthday card. A few days later I got a nice laptop tray from Ikea from my parent in-laws.
It was a good 1st anniversary and 30th birthday I think. I still don’t feel like I’m 30 but I’ll probably be saying the same thing when I am 40 and so on. I hope I age well…