SUMMER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love summer. Wished everyday was summer if I had a choice. The sunshine really can change your mood and attitude.

For restaurant week, Amy and Diana decided to give Park Ave Summer a try. The restaurant change the theme based on the season. It’s always fun to catch up with friends over dinner.

Huge congrats to the best friend for purchasing her first place! It’s a gorgeous apartment in Manhattan.!!

 

Weekend outing with my favorite couple! We bought a deal on Groupon for a 4 hour training session at a shooting range for $39. The deal included 2 videos (probably was filmed in the 80s) and an hour at the range. The other two hours were spent lingering around and driving to the range. Wish we had met at NCC instead of going through the entire process. We had the luxury of shooting a .22 rifle and 12-gauge shotgun (about 60 rounds for rifle, 3–4 rounds for shotgun). At the debrief, we were told that there are 3 guarantees in life: 1 – taxes, 2 – death, and 3 – a bruise on your shoulder. Thought the instructor was joking with us until I saw the shotgun in action. After my first shot, I probably jumped back a few inches from the recoil. Seemed fine after first two shots but after playing with the sniper, my arm started to get tired so I wasn’t interested in shooting anymore. Instead, the instructor told me that I have to complete the session and so I did. Not to sound like a baby, but my arm is pretty bruised. Looks like it went through a tough beating. Nonetheless, I had a great time.

 

We made it to ONE year! wheeeeeeeee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a lovely first time at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Our first course were the fresh vegetables from the garden.

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner started at 6pm and we didn’t leave till it was 10pm! That’s some serious dining.He gave me a mini speech which I’ve saved. 🙂

 

Some of our favorite dishes from the night! Chocolate live, fresh summer salad, and organic chicken. The ambiance of the barn is so beautiful.

 

Brief visit to the greenhouse / farm. It’s pretty amazing to see how many animals and vegetables they stored. Would like to have a green house one day to grow vegetables. This probably means I’d have to work from home!

 

 

 

Now that we’ve gone through the photos, I can speak a little more about us. Feel free to drop off at any point. It never crossed my mind that we would not make it to one year but nonetheless, we did and it was worth celebrating. After our first month celebration at Annisa, Kevin told me to not get used to this ‘happy anniversary’ stuff because it’s really for high-schoolers. Anyhow, it is an accomplished milestone which I’m happy about but I’m sure there’s more to look forward to. We both have big goals we’re working towards and hopefully none of this will get in the way our relationship. Open communication really is key because once you start sharing thoughts and ideas with the other one, it helps with the decision-making process.

Thank you for being so patient and supportive throughout. It certainly takes a lot of effort to keep me grounded and focused.