Monkey year


Back in february, me and airplane guy went to China. February is the month where they celebrate the new year and it happened to be the Monkey year

Chinese people seem to particularly like monkeys, because they just decided to put them EVERYWHERE. It was quite entertaining and great material for pictures.

Here’s a few pictures of monkey we encountered.




First Valentines Together


We thought it would be really fun for our first Valentines together to go to the arcade.

It was crowded. There were so many people and a lot of them had arms full of plushies. We were pretty hyped up about getting one too, as a commemorative souvenir of our first Valentine’s date. 

Airplane guy bought for around 100 coins. The couple before us bought for 200 coins and we were joking that we didn’t need that much, as we are two gamers with awesome hand-eye coordination.

Turned out we were wrong.

We were able to grab the plushies, but the claws were sooo loose that everything we grabbed fell through.

We wasted the majority of our coins on trying to grab that cat. We came out of the arcade, one hour later, frustrated and empty handed.  And guess who we see at the entrance?

The 200 coins couple. With tons of plushies.


It was still a nice and memorable day. We still managed to have lots of fun (and great food). I’ll probably remember this date for a looong time.



Meeting the parents


So during our vacations in our home country, I got to meet his parents for the first time. It’s a big step, since in our culture, meeting the parents pretty much means we’re ready to get married (which is not the case).

I was a bit worried, since I knew his dad was quite the character. Everything went quite well. I had an instant connection with his mother. It was like looking at a reflection of my older self. There’s probably some truth in the saying that men marry women like their mother. As of his dad, from our conversations, I think he likes me. A lot.

They were really nice. His mother cooked a lot of good dishes and his dad gave me a lot of presents. Later on, they treated me for food, went shopping with us, etc. We get along just well. I guess the next step would be them meeting my parents. *gulp* :S

They might end up super good friends and mah jong partners. We never know.

P.S: No, I didn’t come back engaged from my trip. My coworkers kept bugging me with that question..


Always room for food


That’s pretty much what I do when I travel. I gobble up food. Even if I’m full.

On my trip, in average, I ate 2 meals/day in restaurants. When I was thirsty, rather than drinking water, I would drink bubble teas. I was out of control. What didn’t help either is that all my relatives kept treating me for food. If I refused or didn’t eat a lot, it was considered quite an offence. So I kept on eating.

By the end of my 3 weeks vacations, I was tired of eating and couldn’t wait to go back home (and lose weight). But I already miss the food so bad! I brought back some weird junk foods (aka honey and milk chips) and nibble on it when I feel nostalgic.

PS: For the few next weeks, I’ll keep posting on my trip as I have a lot of ideas of comics.