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Friday, November 22, 2013

And so it happened.... (Life update #2)

I got engaged :) Since many of you requested a blog post dedicated to this, I figured to oblige (since I owe you a long v
The bling we picked out together.
I never thought it'd happen this quickly, but just after dating for 7 months, I accepted the proposal from my then-BF B. 

Many may think that we moved too fast. To be honest, if one of my friends got engaged after just 7 months of dating, I'd probably think the same. 

I've always wondered "How do you know if the person's THE one?". I've asked several of my married friends that same questions. 

Their answers are unanimously "When the right person comes along, you just know". I've doubted that, especially since my last long-term relationship (with whom I thought was the right person) ended. 

However, after meeting B, I'm now a convert. 
One of the few normal looking couple pics of us.
I realized that it was more of a comfort thing with Nathan, and it was more of a physical fling with my last ex. Things are just different with B. We connect deeply mentally, and without going into too much details, physically as well. ;) I know it's cliche, but we are eachother's best friend. 

Sure, we have our challenges, but no matter what differences we have, we always hug it out. Our rule is to always end the night with "I love you". 

Our Friday night dates consist of Costco, discount shops, and Netflix. We don't do anything fancy, but just knowing we have eachother's company is more than enough. 

This is how we roll:
We leave eachother notes all the time. He left me this jokingly a few weeks ago. 
He originally proposed with a ring pop. Ain't nobody could say no to a ring pop. Ain't nobody. 
Most of our couple pics look like these:
In China Town in Vancouver.

With our dog Nugs. Families that derp together, stay together.
I can't picture life without B, and I have a creative imagination. This one's here's to stay. :) 

I hope this answered some questions. Feel free to post more in the comment section. 

Happy Friday everyone!

Love,

Tao

Monday, July 15, 2013

OMG! Tao's ALIVE! Life updates (part 1)

Hi all,


First of all, I'd like to extend my sincerest apology for being MIA for the past...year? I know promises were made to keep this blog more frequently updated, but between balancing adjusting to work and while keep personal life going, all social media activities have been put on the back-burner. Honestly, I don't know how people keep up with this stuff, haha. 

I'd also like to thank each and every one of you for still being here despite my absence. 

I've received a lot of messages from people asking what I've been up to and how Seattle has been treating me, so I'm here to do a quick little update. 


1. Seattle is amazing. It rains less than I expected, and the scenery is always breathtaking. There's always something to do: hiking, skiing, biking, etc. Regardless of the weather, there's always something for everyone. 
Seattle Skyline
The famous gum wall.
Sweatin' it out.
2. People here are really nice. Though some might say they've got the "Seattle Freeze" (be nice enough to get you outta their way), I was fortunate enough to find people that are sincere, hilarious, and most importantly, there for me when I needed true friends. 


3. I have a BF. In order to somewhat protect his identity, I'll refer him as B. B was one of my first friends out here in Seattle. We met last June via a sports/recess group on Meetup.com (No, not a dating site. It's fun. you should check it out for groups/events near you.). We met while playing the game Capture the Flag. We clicked instantly. We texted and gchatted, and I can honestly say that I've never met anyone who's more in sync with me as B. We never ventured into anything beyond friendly conversations, but both of us agreed that it was uncanny how well we meshed together. 

He had a GF at the time, and I realized that my feelings for him were growing as we talked/chatted. I knew that I had to put a brake on everything, so we stopped talking. I had a brief fling afterwards (Pro tip: Never EVER overlook intelligence just because you got sidetracked by the muscles.) but I've learned that you can't date someone just because you're lonely. 

Needless to say, a relationship without any real substance is not likely to last. After the breakup, I focused on work and friends. I didn't want to start anything so soon after a relationship, regardless the length. 

One day I saw his name on my gchat list. I didn't know what compelled me to do so, but I said Hi to him. Let me tell you, it was just like riding a bike. We reconnected instantly like we never stopped talking. However, we were in Friend-zone level 99 and didn't know how to move forward. 
In Feb 2013, when we finally reconnected.
Well... my laptop's about to die, so the rest is for a different day. Gotta keep the suspense for a bit. :) I'll leave you all with a kiss. 
xoxo,

Tao

P.S. Traveling for work sucks.