Day 142: Totoro

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Boyfriend surprised me when I got back from vacation. He gave me a Totoro arm pillow and a Hello Kitty Cellphone Holder. Thank you Langga. You never fail to make me feel special. Our relationship just keeps getting better. Thank you for being patient with me, for loving me despite our differences. I actually don’t need a lot of material things, just you giving your time, attention and love is enough. Happy 9th Monthsary!

P.S. My Neighbor Totoro is one of my favorite cartoon movies along with other Studio Ghibli ones.

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Birthday Surprise

My boyfriend always makes me feel special everyday in any way he can. When his birthday was approaching, I want to let him feel that he too, is very special to me. I had lots of plans beforehand but I was not able to realize because of time constraints. We were bound to go home for him to meet my parents.Β  I tried resolving this by contacting his family and friends ahead to help me with the surprise for the birthday boy . I came up with the idea of fan signs but with happy birthday greetings on them (pictures above). I was really glad that they all willingly obliged. Others followed suit when they saw the pictures. πŸ™‚

We were supposed to arrive here from our vacation on April 3 but for some unforeseen forces we weren’t until the morning of April 4 and his birthday was on April 6. He went straight to work while I was really feeling sick with all stress we had to go thru just to get here. We have to work the day after that (April 5)Β  so I was already panicking. Also, it’s really hard preparing a surprise if you are constantly together. I even made excuses so that I could buy his gift after work. I only had a few hours sleep the night before his birthday. That was the only time I had. I messaged her mom to ask about the recipe of his favorite food. It was a good thing since budget was also limited. We were so broke after our vacation. lol

My sister helped me prepare but only for a while. Even she has work that night too. So I was left alone trying my best to finish everything. The balloons didn’t turn out as planned. 😦 I wasn’t even able to make my happy birthday fan sign for him.

I then invited a few close friends over for lunch. My sister and his boyfriend offered to buy the cake and wine and we wereΒ  set. He was really happy and surprised when he arrived at the apartment. Mission accomplished!

Day 78: Under the Night Sky

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β€œI no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.”

― Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil

**photo credits: boyfriend