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Friday, October 28, 2022

Counting Down the Days: An Upcoming Adventure to Japan with My Beloved Partner

I can hardly contain my excitement! My partner and I are heading off to Japan for the second time, and we're just as in love as we were when we first met. Our itinerary is jam-packed with amazing experiences, but the most important part of the trip is getting to spend quality time with each other.

We're flying direct from LAX to Haneda on 12/21 and arriving on 12/22. As soon as we land, we're sending our luggage through Yamato services to our first hotel in Ginza. The AC Hotel Ginza is a Marriott hotel and it looks so luxurious. We'll be staying there from 12/22-12/29, and we can't wait to explore all the fancy shops and restaurants in the area.

From there, we're heading to Osaka to stay at the Royal Park Hotel Osaka Midosuji from 12/29-01/03. I'm really excited about the gingko leaf details in the room - it's the little things, you know? We plan on exploring all the amazing food that Osaka has to offer and maybe even singing some karaoke... Probably not though.

Next up is the Park Hotel from 01/03-01/06. We loved the view so much on our last trip that we had to come back for more. We're staying in the corner king room with a view of Tokyo Tower, and I can't wait to cuddle up with my love and take in the beautiful cityscape.

Finally, we'll be staying at the Hotel New Grand Yokohama from 01/06-01/09. We're excited to check out the iconic ferris wheel, the new aerial tramway, and the Cup Noodle museum. And of course, we can't forget about the giant Gundam from Gundam Wing (and other related shows)! It'll only be around until March 2023, so we're making sure to catch it while we can.

I'm just so grateful to be going on this trip with my partner. We'll be making memories that will last a lifetime, and I can't wait to see what adventures are in store for us. Plus, who knows, maybe we'll even come back with some hilarious stories to tell our friends and family!


Friday, February 4, 2022

Unlocking the Mysteries of Ikea: A Love Story


There are few places in this world that can evoke both excitement and dread quite like Ikea. On the one hand, you know you're in for a day of wandering through a labyrinth of furniture and home goods, which can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. On the other hand, you know you're going to be spending a lot of time and money, which can be stressful and exhausting.

But for my partner and I, Ikea is more than just a place to buy affordable furniture. It's a destination, an adventure, and a bonding experience all rolled into one. From the moment we step into the store, we're like kids in a candy store, eyes wide with wonder and anticipation.

We have a system when we go to Ikea. First, we stop at the cafe for some fuel, usually some Swedish meatballs and lingonberry sauce. Then, we grab a pencil and notepad and start making a list of everything we need. But let's be honest, that list is more of a wish list than anything else. We inevitably end up picking up a bunch of things we didn't even know we needed, like a new shower curtain or a set of wine glasses.

As we make our way through the maze of showrooms and the never-ending warehouse, we work together to find the perfect pieces for our home. We debate the merits of different couches, try out different chairs, and envision how that new bookshelf will fit into our living room. It's a collaborative effort, and we always seem to come to a consensus in the end.

But perhaps the best part of going to Ikea is the sense of accomplishment we feel when we finally make it to the checkout line. We're exhausted, hungry, and a little bit delirious, but we've made it through the gauntlet of home decor and emerged victorious. And as we load up our purchases into the car, we can't help but feel a sense of pride in what we've accomplished together.

Sure, going to Ikea can be stressful and overwhelming at times, but for my partner and I, it's also an opportunity to spend quality time together, work as a team, and create a home that reflects our personalities and tastes. Who knew furniture shopping could be such a romantic adventure?"