On February 15th I started a diet. On February 16th I broke it. I was doing so well, too! I made an Excel file and everything to track my food intake to ensure I wasn’t behaving like too much of … Continue reading I Started a Diet, It Lasted Literally One Day
Let’s play a game. It’s called Whose Shirt Is It? Think of this as a game similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway? with completely different rules. The only similarity is the name. Our first contestant is Timmy Bee. He … Continue reading Whose Shirt Is It?
My plans to make this year’s Valentine’s Day a special one for Jenny and me are ruined. Well, not really. I just didn’t get to do everything I had hoped. First, since it is Saturday, we had to decide earlier … Continue reading Long Distance Relationship Valentine’s Day Plans Ruined: Redbox, Cadbury Eggs
I’m trying to find a topic to write about for this blog because I’m in one of those moods where I need to do something creative if only for the sake of taking my mind off of food. I could … Continue reading An Advanced Apology to My Fiancée
The other day I was in line. It doesn’t matter where or what brand of rubber fist I was buying. The point is I was reminded of a major cultural difference between the United States and the Philippines I experienced … Continue reading Old People Get Their Own Line for Taxis in the Philippines
Jenny made a comment a few weeks ago about the state of the hair on my body. It was one of those statements someone makes where it was completely innocent yet if said the wrong way to a sensitive person … Continue reading Asian Medicine Doesn’t Realize White People are Hairy
My 28th birthday was a strange one. I woke up at 3:30 in the morning or so and was outside by 4AM trotting a mile with a bag full of clothes over my shoulders. Birthdays are supposed to be spent … Continue reading When Did My 28th Birthday End?
Jenny and I did something we never have before this weekend. We decided to take this relationship to the next level and experiment. It was a bit daring, some may even find it gross, but we thought it was time … Continue reading R.L. Stine is an American Treasure
Transportation in the Philippines is significantly different than it is in the US. Most notably, an hour long cab ride is about the equivalent of six bucks over there. You can hardly get lunch in New York City for this … Continue reading Filipinos Appreciate the Practicality of Motorcycles, Americans Love Gas Guzzling Minivans
Working a 9-5 job, at least for me, is the equivalent to bending over to touch your toes while naked in a prison shower. I’m not talking about any regular prison either. This is one of those prisons on a … Continue reading Working 9-5 Sucks, Especially in a Long Distance Relationship
Jenny doesn’t know this, but I came really close to dying when I visited her in October. Something I didn’t know about Filipinos is they love bones in their meats or at least they are too lazy to remove them. … Continue reading I Almost Died in the Philippines Then I Had to Poop
I don’t think a week goes by where Jenny or I promise the other we’ll go on a diet. It’s silly, really. We’re engaged. We’re supposed to get really fat now. This is the perk of finding someone to love … Continue reading Diets are for People Who Can Accept Breaking Promises to Themselves
The same way Jenny has to deal with people thinking I’m some rich old white man I am burdened with people assuming she is a step above a mail order bride. Because the Philippines isn’t a nation Americans typically know … Continue reading Yes, My Filipino Fiancée Speaks and Understands English
Yesterday was Saturday which means Jenny and I enjoyed a full day together, but of course also very far apart due to ocean restricts and the length of my arms. We chatted, Skyped, and watched a movie. The movie was … Continue reading Tom Cruise is Really Short, I Remind Jenny of This Way Too Often
In the Philippines, because it’s so hot and they aren’t a country created by Puritans who hanged women for knowing how to write, people are not shocked to see you in your underwear. Not many people saw me in mine. … Continue reading People in the Philippines Aren’t Shocked to See You in Your Underwear
Jenny and I are not your typical couple. As you may have noticed by browsing around briefly, we’re continents and oceans apart. People will say to me “it must be tough, all of that distance between you two.” Whenever they … Continue reading And I Said, What About Breakfast in the Philippines?
About a year ago Jenny and I watched The Imitation Game. It was during a phase where we enjoyed some of well received films rather than critically panned ones we also enjoy watching together. It was better than advertised even … Continue reading Benedict Cumberbatch’s Long Face in The Imitation Game
Patience is the most important thing I’ve taken away from my relationship with Jenny. I’m generally not a patient person, often throwing shadow punches whenever my internet connection won’t load. I will also leave a place if the line looks … Continue reading Long Distance Relationship Lesson #1: Patience, Four Minute Skype Curse
A nice long holiday weekend is coming to a close and I wanted to get out at least one more post here before getting back to the daily grind of complaining to Jenny about work. Jenny and I watched three … Continue reading Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, How I Impressed Jenny with My Baseball Knowledge
I’m in an interracial relationship yet I often forget this is a fact. It’s 2016 now and interracial relationships are pretty common. Even famous people have them. Disney movies for goodness sake center their plots around two people of different … Continue reading I’m in an Interracial Relationship and Sometimes I Forget
Pictures can be misleading. Let’s take this picture of Jenny and me for instance. Don’t we look happy? We’re with each other. We even have milkshakes. What could be better? In actuality this was one of our saddest moments together. … Continue reading My Milkshake Brings All the Tears to My Eyes
I’m used to a very different type of person in the United States than what I experienced in the Philippines when I visit in October 2015. Growing up and living entirely in the Northeast, each day of my life I … Continue reading Everyone in the Philippines is Extremely Polite
Time management skills are important in everything we do in life, especially romance. When you’re in a long distance relationship it’s even more vital you manage your time well as the difference on the clocks can really hinder your sense … Continue reading Long Distance Relationship Necessity #1: Good Time Management Skills
I’m not sure when the exact moment came when I decided I was ready to marry Jenny. Our relationship had been official for almost two years when my next goal in life was to propose. We had talked about it … Continue reading Selecting the Perfect Engagement Ring: Blindly Choosing, Getting Lucky