"Before you met me, I was a wreck... But things were kinda heavy, you brought me to life Now every February you'll be my Valentine, Valentine..."
|February 14, 2011 ~ My First Valentine's Day Card for (then) "Probably-may-be-future-BF"|
Now, looking back, for the 3rd Year... Taka has been my Valentine ❤
It all started with a Valentine's Day Card I made two years ago to a friend in Japan. Taka was (and still is) my favorite story-buddy. We often talk about travelling the world, he always enjoys my random stories about Atreyu, my odd and erratic stylist and designer job... And I just like to talk about my Haruki Murakami Novel obsessions to him... Even if he's not into reading fictional books, I just like to tell him about it. Now, looking back, it still smittens me remembering that "I-think-I-like-him-feeling". Yeah forgive the CHEESINESS! It's Valentine's Day!
|February 2011 ~ My Hot Mess and Haruki Murakami obsession|
If we even had a song... (if we're even cheesy like that) it'd be Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" just because every-time I hear that song, I always remember the line "Now every February... You'll be my Valentine... Valentine!" And true enough since my first "TRACY'S ULTIMATE ADVISE ON HOW TAKA WOULD GET A GIRLFRIEND" Valentine's Card... He had become my Valentine... for the third year in counting now.
|February 2011 ~ MY DIY: "TRACY'S ULTIMATE ADVISE ON HOW TAKA WOULD GET A GIRLFRIEND" Valentine's Card |
(Gomen nasai for the low resolution photos we were both using BlackBerry then)
He.He.He. Guess what? "Tracy's Ultimate Advise" was effective! Haha! He now has a bugging and nagging Girlfriend who's obsessed with making mementos of just about anything and everything. That is how we wanted it to be, build memories together.
|August 2011 ~ My first visit to Kansai Region I used to make mementos like this every month. To keep all our memories together as our treasures.|
Last year was our first Valentine's Day as BF/GF... It was disastrous! Haha! Cross-cultural relationships takes a lot of open mind and willingness to learn...(But sometimes we are both stubborn) It's not always easy! (Like those Nihongo Lessons I wanted to master but couldn't!) But I was actually excited to learn about the different Valentine's Day Practice in Japan and make my Kareshi those Honmei-Choko that I gladly obliged to make... But it was disastrous! Haha!
|My disastrous Honmei-choko|
|Valentine's Day 2012~ Funny Valentine Card that I made like Romantic Film Strips|
|Valentines's Day 2012 ~ Romantic Film-themed Valentine's Day Card from last year.|
May be I was in over-my-head that I'm living in a romantic novel... Like those Murakami Novels I've obsessed about then. It was way sky-high fairy-tale expectations! Haha! But I learned and gladly collected more memories to cherish and reminisce like this with Taka more than any other BF's I've had. Even if we are in an LDR, I couldn't ask for more but be closer to him. Despite the distance, we are as connected as any other typical couples are. I love how he's my motivation with every blog I make (I actually write my blogs to keep him updated with my life and my works)... I am just glad. For the third time, he will be my Valentine.❤
|August 2012 ~ I love this photo of us last summer in Sanrio Puroland, I think this was the most romantic photo of us for the year! Haha! Hoping for more sweet dreamy photos like this with Kareshi|
Well, this time, I didn't attempt to make yet another disastrous Honmei Choko to spare him the risk of food poisoning! LOL! But I was so excited to get him interesting alternative gifts for the V-Day! Kareshi is so into coffee (WITH SO MUCH PASSION) he can talk about coffee for hours! Haha! So instead of making Honmei-Choko, I found him an interesting local coffee from the Philippines... Kapeng Barako! I'm really excited for this gift 'coz I enjoy him talking about his love for coffee... He sounds OLD! Haha! But it's a better alternative than my disastrous Honmei-Choko last year! Haha!
|Kapeng Barako: Strong local coffee from Batanggas, Philippines!|
Ooooh... I found the funniest and bubbliest Valentine's Day Card! This is perfect because I always tease him with my shopping and it's the perfect funny card! Haha! (It has a sweet punchline message inside for surprise! Haha!)
|Valentine's Day 2013 ~ For Kareshi!|
I filled my Valentine's Gift Parcel for Kareshi with lots of sweets! It's not really a hard task for me since I'm such a sucker for sweets! I just want Kareshi to feel extra special even far away I could send him all nice treats to make him smile on Valentine's Day! Atreyu gave Kareshi a bag of Haribo since he also wants to send a Valentine's Day Gift for Taka (yeah they're BFF's like that haha)
|Sending our V-day Sweeties to Kareshi in Tokyo! Hehe. So fancy with that Ferrero Chocolates and some more other sweets! (BTW, he hasn't seen these gifts yet! haha!)|
... And before I got to go the post-office to ship-off my V-day gift, I even got him some fun pairs of socks! Haha! Because I love socks and tights so much! I actually think it's a fun gift suggestion for BF gifts! Haha! Elements Goldtoe (same company with my fave Leg Love by City Lady) has some fun prints! Hahaha! It's still Valentine's Day theme!
|Valentine's Day BF Gift Idea: Get him some fun and fancy socks!|
More V-Day Gifts for Kareshi! Haha! I hope he like these for fun! Haha!
Finally! After much preparation... I've finally managed to pack them and ship them of to Tokyo! I actually do this few weeks ahead so it would reach in time... But it's always problematic though, post-office is always delayed, but I hope it wouldn't get lost! Coz I've sent all my lovin in it!