I am a first-time blogger, so please bear with me through my adjustment period, as I figure out how to navigate the so-called “blogosphere” and this Blogger web page. 😉 This first post will HOPEFULLY be a short one, and will serve to introduce our story to you.
* Yes, the picture portrays couple rings… unusually cute right? Mwahaha we’re so corny. Got them for our 100th *
Why a blog about a personal life story?
Why not?! Our couple mix is quite unique, and, so far, I’ve never heard of such a combo. Croatian + Korean? Sounnnddsss like a match made in…. a disastrous Martha Stewart Cook Book … or Heaven…. perhaps? God only knows, and we’re here to find out. If anyone knows of any such specimens, please enlighten me. It would make me as happy as could be. Also, since I’ve begun sharing details of my relationship with family, friends, colleagues, etc., everyone’s been craving for more. So, in order to keep all of these wonderful individuals updated, as well as to provide me with a way to share the story ONCE without having to repeat myself plenty and consequentially omit certain details due to memory loss (yes… age IS a factor… I am getting older… 27 next year… Le Sigh), this seems to be the perfect outlet.
What’s the deal?
In essence, we met through my amazing Korean tutor while I was interning at the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC this past Winter-Spring semester. She initially suggested I begin a language exchange with someone who is A) a man, and B) closer to where I live in Canada; for the simple reasons that a) she is convinced that I will be more motivated, since I would need to impress a cute guy, and b) she plans on moving to Korea for work and the time difference would be an obstacle to our tutoring sessions.
*As a side note, I began learning Korean because I find it to be “music to my ears” and because I plan to bolster my career opportunities with this new skill. I am quite illiterate when it comes to K-Pop and K-Dramas, to which some of my friends will hopefully attest when commenting to my posts, therefore my love of the Korean culture is limited to the history, politics, and policy of the country. I am learning though and keeping an open mind.
In any case, the “language exchange” was quite beneficial, and lasted full-throttle for …mmmm.. about a month or so. The topical conversations quickly digressed to include more personal details, and BAM! We both felt a spark. I know, I know… Love at first Sight…bla bla blah…. I was a skeptic too – don’t get me wrong. Nonetheless, it happened, and I had to deal with it.
Once I came back to Ottawa (where I reside), I promptly hitched a ride with my friend Jessica (who recently moved for work in the GTA) and went to see him again, this time in Toronto (where he resides). Our first encounter was nothing short of funny, quirky, and K-Drama worthy.
You will need to read the following post for more details of our first encounter on Canadian soil, as well as our subsequent dates and adventures.