April 14, 2008

Good News, Everyone!

I've been neglecting this blog a bit lately. I've been a bit worried about the personal / public boundaries a bit, but one of the reasons I have a blog (besides the fun part of playing around with blog software on my personal server) is to keep friends and family up to date with that is going on in my life.

So I would be remiss if I didn't write about one of the biggest events in my life to date: two weeks ago, I proposed to my girlfriend, Lisa. I met her almost two years ago (we met at the We Are Scientists concert in Shibuya on May 12th, 2006) and we've been dating for about a year and a half. I won't go into detail here (that whole public / private thing) but Lisa accepted, and we will be getting married!

This year seems like it will be full of big changes. Lisa and I currently in the process of buying an Apartment together in Shinagawa, which will commit me to a mortgage, and through the transitive property of debt, a country for the next many years (where I don't like to think about how a large a number many is.) We've applied for a loan together, and have preliminarily been accepted by at least once bank, so once the apartment is finished (August 15th is the date that it is supposed to be completed) we should be moving in. Hearing all this stuff about the US Subprime Mortgage meltdown is a bit scary, but as far as I can tell they don't have ARMs here, and the terms of our loan looks quite reasonable -- actually cheaper than what I pay now in my rental place.

I'm really excited about life with Lisa though - we've been spending a lot of time together over the past year, and she really gets me. She doesn't mind that I'm nerdy, spend too much time on computers, watch Star Wars, and love some crazy music. She's got great taste in music herself, and has introduced me to some great bands. She also picked up an extra ticket to Summer Sonic for me too. She's the best.

Things will probably be super crazy busy for me over the next few months, but I'm also really looking forward to May, when we do the paperwork for the marriage (no time like the present!) and my family (mom, dad, Jana, Alana, and Grandma Bessie) come out to meet Lisa's family. That should be interesting.

Even though we're doing the legal paperwork soon, we plan on having a wedding ceremony sometime in the summer of 2009 - probably May 24th, 2009. Also, it is likely that the ceremony will be in Hawaii based on the information Lisa's been giving me. I really want to have a celebration where friends and family can gather and have a great time together, so I'll be in touch about that once we firm up our plans.

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed, but am really happy!


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Re: Good News, Everyone!
Mazal tov!
Posted 14 years, 7 months ago by Alex • @wwwReply
Re: Good News, Everyone!
Posted 14 years, 7 months ago by marshall • • • Reply
Re: Good News, Everyone!
OMG! You're getting married!!!!
We have to celebrate!!!!!
Posted 14 years, 7 months ago by Ayako • • • Reply
Re: Good News, Everyone!
Thanks Alex! Re: the Mazal tov I grew up in an atheist family, but last year when I went to my friend Carl's wedding, it was a great mix of Korean and Jewish tradition. It would completely confuse everyone in my family, but I think it would be lots of fun to adopt the "Chair Dance" at the wedding. I think it would come off as disrespectful though (can you just randomly pull stuff from ceremonies that you like without regard to justification?) so I don't think that will happen.

Marshall Yount? Crazy man, I didn't know you had an eye on the blog! Thanks a lot! If you are interested in coming through Japan or Hawaii in May 2009 try to keep something open...

Ayako, I don't know if I'll have too much time to celebrate since I'm pretty crazy busy right now. But we certainly will have to celebrate at some point...
Posted 14 years, 7 months ago by Fugu • @wwwReply

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