It appears that I’ve been slacking on the blogging front. The recent dead-air makes me feel a bit unworthy of receiving 2 Canadian Weblog Awards in the food and travel categories. (thank you thank you woohooo!!)
But hear me out.
This past holiday season has been the most special and memorable one of my lifetime. I’ve been holding out on sharing about it with you all because it’s still surreal for me. For you see…
*Breathe in* TheCowboyProposed!! *breathe out*
On Christmas Eve, my Texan boyfriend popped the question after showing me a heartwarming video that he made. The video is composed of a string of blog comments, tweets, flickr comments, etc. that documents how we went from being blogger buddies to becoming friends, then crushes. We started dating long-distance shortly after I gave him a Vancouver Food Tour when he travelled through the Pacific NW with a friend. We’ve since been travelling back and forth between Vancouver and Austin, thus explaining my Texas misadventures.
When I nodded “yes” with tears in my eyes, we officially became fiancés.
Never in a million years would I have imagined that I’d meet my future husband on the internet, let alone in the blogisphere! Our paths first crossed when he tried out my recipe for a dinner party and I found his blog while researching info on Alinea. It took us some time to realize that we’ve unknowingly interacted for months.
Often times, we look at each other, in awe at the fact that we were once merely avatars that communicated in less than 140 characters. He still can’t believe he’s marrying a “Canadian” and I have no clue how I fell in love with a “Texan”. However, I’m quickly warming up to the Longhorns’ charming ways and hospitable nature.
His family came up to Vancouver from Dallas to spend Christmas with my family. To celebrate our engagement, we enjoyed a huge feast together at a top Cantonese restaurant. It was a superb, unforgettable meal and we have the photos to prove it.
Social media is truly a remarkable thing and it definitely shrunk our world. I’m sure you have a ton of questions for me, as I still do for myself. (huh? how? now what?) In due time, I will answer them here but Twitter and Facebook are quicker ways to get a hold of me. I’m in Austin at the moment so I’m off to explore this youthful, eccentric, and vibrant city some more.
Love you all xoxo
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