Friday, January 20, 2017

Momo's birthday!

Jamie's birthday was two days ago. We had a really fun day! I gave him a haircut in the morning.

We then headed out to downtown Orlando to meet with a cast director. They are in the process to make a film about love with no label. We were there to talk about our relationship and stories. It was pretty fun.

Lunch was Five Guys. I'd been asking Jamie what he wanted to eat on his birthday. I thought he might wanna go to one of his favorite restaurants. He chose Five Guys.

This is his excited about burger face!

Momo's burger
I am gonna get you!
num num
It was very satisfying :') ...
But that wasn't it. We need birthday cake for birthday, don't we? We went to Cheesecake Factory in the Mall at Millenia.
I can't remember when was last time we came to Cheesecake Factory. But it has always been my favorite restaurant to go to. We went there on the day we got married. :) I like how big the portion of their food is. We always order a salad and share it, then order a cheesecake and share it. ^_^ But since we already ate, we just bought a cheesecake as takeout this time.

Momo had hard time choosing which cheesecake he wanted... They all looked so yummy!!!!

Momo's face when he couldn't decide which cheesecake to buy

He ended up getting the peanut butter one
It's beautiful outside so we went outside the mall and sat down near the fountain to enjoy the cheesecake. Momo also opened the birthday gift I prepared for him here!

I pre-ordered this gift months ago and hid it in our closet. One night when I got home from work, he said he needed to confess something to me... he said he was reorganizing the closet and found a box in the back with a note saying, "Happy birthday, Momo"..... :P Luckily it was wrapped so he didn't know what's inside. And.... a month later, he forgot it existed. LOL

Momo and his birthday gift from me!

He's having a little hard time opening it :P

He's able to see what's inside now!

It's Star Wars AT-AT stationary organizer!!! 
Ha ha.. When I saw the news for this product to be released and pre-ordered, I knew I had to get it for my Star Wars fan husband. :D He loves it!!!!!!!!!!!!

It had just passed 2 o'clock. We still had plenty of time to do other fun things!
We went to Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course next.
Momo has always liked playing mini golf. I remember when we were still dating online, he would go play mini golf with his sister. However, mini golf isn't a common wholesome activity people will do in Taiwan. I can't even think of knowing where I've seen a mini golf course in Taiwan... It was the first time I played mini golf, or golf in that matter. :P

Momo and Socerer Mickey at the Entrance of Disney Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course

Can I just say something crazy? ... He's so hot when he plays mini golf 😝😆😗🙈

Momo's happy face when he finished the hole with only one hit!

I think mini golf was pretty fun. The Fantasia theme mini golf course is very pretty! Momo said it's probably old (I just checked, it's opened on May 20, 1996) but I still had tons of fun! And I can tell Momo and all the guests were all having fun. :) I like all the sculptures and the way they designed the mini golf course. 18 holes/sections put in that area with no wasted land. It's by a river. It's very pleasant and peaceful. I also like all the little animal friends that live there. :')

The only thing I didn't like was how much I sucked at this game... :P
116 v.s. 55

:P .... Oh well, it's his birthday, I gotta let him win.
I remember I have never been good at any kind of sport. I used to like playing basketball, I thought it's a lot of fun. But nobody wanted to play with me when I was in high school... :P I remember when we were in P.E. and coach wanted to spit us up to different teams, I was always the leftover nobody wanted. LOL Nothing personal, my classmates just didn't want to lose. ha ha

After mini golf, we went to Disney Hollywood Studios, Momo's favorite park in Disney World. (and it's very close by where we were at)

We saw Donald Duck at the Entrance. He was in his most known outfit and was enthusiastically greeting all the guests. We stopped by to say hi. He was just the sweetest!

Donald pointing Momo's birthday button!
Donald gave me a super warm hug!

All of sudden a creepy alert music started! Cast Members with lightsabers came out and chased people to the sides of the streets. It was time Stormtroopers came out to march...

Momo was very excited but a little nervous to be so close to the stormtroopers. I kept dragging him closer and closer. But he was very shy.

Captain Phasma leading first order stormtroopers

After watching the march, we went to Pixar Place to get on Toy Story Midway Mania. It's one of my favorite rides and this was the third time Momo and I competed with each other on the ride! 

If you are not familiar with Toy Story Midway Mania, here's a link to everything you need to know about the ride.!

Momo and his 3D glasses
Our final scores! The winner was Team Green! (That's ME!!!) 

Outside Toy Story Midway Mania, we saw Green Army Men walking around the Place. We walked up to say hi and the solider we met was such a sweetheart. He noticed Momo's birthday button and asked how old he was turning. He thought Momo was 21 but when he learned the truth, he asked Momo not to tell anyone his real age. 

Momo and Green Army Man made a deal

Toys are our best friends!

I thought we needed to go see Mickey and Minnie on Momo's birthday. I was sure they would be happy to see him and would be glad they got to celebrate his birthday with him.

Minnie was whom we saw first. She was in her lovely glamours night gown.

Minnie gave Momo's a big hug and Momo being timid

Mickey was in his sorcerer robe which I thought was perfect since we just visited his mini golf course. 

Mickey happy to see my birthday boy!
Us and Mickey!

Before we headed out, we saw John at the front of the park, we decided to stop by and get some pictures from him. John is one of the very talented and friendly colleagues of mine, he's best known for his #selfiewithjohn which he enjoys getting selfies with guests he encounters.

John took some cute pictures of us and since we were having so much fun, the crowd started to build up and there's line appeared behind John. A kid wanted to join us for one picture so this happened..

Our monster roar with Mike Wazowski

After visiting Hollywood Studios, we went home for supper. We found birthday cards in the mailbox, they were from Momo's dad, grandparents, and sister, Jeanette. Jeanette also made an order from Edible Arrangement for Jamie's birthday but since we were out all day, they weren't able to delivered the order, we got it the next day and it was terrific!

Cards from Dad, Grandparents and Little Sister
I made some pasta for dinner
Jeanette, my sister-in-law sent Momo a cute box of sweets from Edible Arrangement

Grandparents also sent Momo a Cheesecake Factory gift card... I guess we will be going there again very soon. LOL

Before the night was over, we went to see a movie. Momo chose La La Land. :')
The movie has won a lot of awards, and it certainly exceeds its recognition. We both enjoyed watching it, Momo even bought the soundtrack. Yesterday when I got home from work, he was playing the songs from the movie in the living room and he invited me to dance. :') I couldn't stop giggling as it was the first time we danced like that. ^_^

Momo's birthday celebration was a huge success. We had a lot of fun. We will have another celebration this weekend, it's our three-year wedding anniversary!

Another good news is that Momo has been offered admission to the Master program in Health Services Administration at University of Central Florida. I am so so so so happy for him. It's been his dream to complete a Master degree. He will start this Fall. ^_^

Alright friends, thank you for reading it. I am off to make dinner now. :D I think I am gonna make bacon fried rice. I hope you all are having a wonderful Friday and will have a super weekend!


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

North Virginia

 Hey All! How was everybody's 4th of July? Jamie and I had a great weekend because we were starting a new adventure. I will tell you guys more in this blog, but before that, allow me to update how things were going with us. :D 

The title of this blog named North Virginia, it's where we have been living in for the past 7 weeks. We moved here after Jamie graduated from college, he is doing his internship here. :) North Virginia is certainly a very beautiful place, it has so much green and many modern buildings. We enjoyed our time here and would like to stay longer if we could. But since it's close to D.C. housing here is very pricey. After considerations, we decided to move to elsewhere and hopefully someday after years we will come back.

Nevertheless, we had great time in North Virginia, we went to Gay Pride in D.C. and got to know many good people. We finally met our friend, Ed, two weeks ago. Ed invited us to his house and made dinner for us. His house was the most beautiful and comfortable house I've ever been to, Ed has really good taste decorating his place. Jamie and I were so amazed, from the moment we walked into his house. There were Big windows connected from the ceiling to the floor in the living room, flowers and candles brought fresh sense to the house, nice book shelves and other elegant furniture.. It's just beautiful. Ed let me take some pictures and here are them. :)

Ed is such a gentleman, meeting him was truly a great experience! He is easy going and smart, talkative and has great sense of humor. Ed is talented too! The food he made for us that evening was so delicious that we felt we were in a 5-star restaurant!

Even the plates are pretty

Ahhh.. I am hungry again!

We had our dinner on the back porch, Ed grilled some chicken for us. (As you can see the picture above ^_^) I knew I should have held back a little more so I wouldn't be like a pig, but yes I was like a pig. Ed was just too nice and I felt very comfortable around him and forgot my manners. ;) The food was awesome!

Jamie and I also brought dessert as we promised that would be the thing we took care of for our meeting. We baked some yum yum brownies.


And we made a terrible mistake by bringing brownies!!
Ed has a glucose intolerance and he told me about it before.. I honestly didn't know what he meant but didn't want to be looked too dumb so I pretended I knew what that was.. :'( Ed couldn't eat the brownies we made! I kept apologizing but still felt bad.

After diner, Ed played some Irish music for us! That was really awesome! I like how happy and refreshing Irish music sounds like. *Sigh* I am a huge fan of an Irish boy-band, Westlife. Although they aren't boys anymore and the members in the group are no longer together. I still like them and listen to their music all the time. teehee

Westlife - Shadows
Westlife - Something Right
Shane Filan - Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Another friend we've been hanging out is Mike. Mike and my sister, Chelsea have been talking and are going to see each other in person in September. We are all very looking forward to it. ^_^

Mike took us to a Mongolian restaurant last week and gave we a chance to use chopsticks!! Oh dear, I hadn't used chopsticks since I came to the US.. I had used them my whole life, but don't really use them here in America. The moment I picked up chopsticks and held them, was like riding a bike, I knew exactly how to use them! It just came so naturally! I was so excited! ha ha..

Jamie was so awkward using chopsticks. ha ha..

But he still looked cute. ;)

Mongolian food was great. :D I'd had them before in Taiwan. They tasted a little different but they used the same way to cook the food. It's interesting American one added eggs in it.

We also had some Frozen Yogurt after dinner. It was fun choosing our own ice cream and toppings. (The best part was to have some samples of all the flavors of ice cream.. ha..) Nah, I didn't try all the flavors, that'd be too embarrassing.

Topping part was just too evil.. Even though I passed the ice cream challenge, didn't get too much of it, I still failed on this topping part... Those sweets seemed to be waving at me, especially gummy bears. In the end when I ate my Frozen Yogurt, I was almost like eating chocolate and candies. :P

We then went to Mike's apartment, it's an one bedroom apartment. ^_^ Mike recently moved here because it's closer to his work. The place was nice and comfy. Mike has many toys and video games! ha .. And I played a video game for the first time after high school. It was SO fun! I just hit all the buttons and didn't know what I was doing.


Mike's friend made that Bullbasaur for him, it looks awesome, better than Pikachu.

We played some Street Fighter, Mike of course beat Jamie and me very easily, but I still kicked Jamie's ass. ha ha Let's just say he's losing for me because he loves me. ;)

So our next destination :) will be New Jersey!
Jamie and I actually visited New Jersey this past weekend, that's how we celebrated 4th of July. ^_^ We met our friends, Andrew and Corey, another married gay couple. They will be the people we will be living with, along with their friend, Melissa, a very funny NewYorker!
It was very nice of them to offer us a room to stay after seeing my post on Facebook. Andrew reached out to me and helped. We are very happy to go there and start something new. ^^ Jamie is going to miss Virginia though, here's where he grew up in. But he said he has a good feeling about New Jersey. :D

So yeah, this week is the last week we are in Virginia, I thought I would write a blog. Thank you for reading this and let's hope things will go well.

Some people told us we are looking more and more alike. How can that be possible? ha ha But I really like that idea, thank you.

Before I go, here's an article I enjoyed reading and thought I'd share.
Answer Life’s Hardest Questions With Help From Toy Story

Take care!