"She was most likely drawn in by the gravitational pull of my eyebrows and my hilarious banter and antics."
I was introduced to Eugene via Facebook through our mutual friend Sammi while I was travelling in around Hong Kong. The first thing I asked her was “is he hot?” Her response was, “ummm not really, he has really thick eyebrows.” I dragged my brother, Cory along with me the first time we met up just in case Eugene turned out to be some sort of weirdo or sexual predator. I felt really bad though because we ended up being 3 hours late. Sorry! It’s Cory’s fault for wanting to stop somewhere to eat because he was haangry.
When I saw him, I remember thinking, what is this guy wearing? He works for a men’s fashion magazine? Why is he wearing that toque? It looks like something my mom would have forced me to wear when I was a kid before playing in the snow. We started talking and he pretty much just talked about work the entire time and his life as a brogger. At that time, I totally thought bloggers were nerdy losers so he definitely wasn’t really scoring any points. He was also saying how he was too busy working to be able to meet any girls or maintain a relationship, but I think he was just making excuses for himself because lets face it, this guy has no game.
I wasn’t instantly attracted to Eugene because he just didn’t seem like my type so I thought I’d keep him in the friend zone. I couldn’t really tell if he was into me because he never made moves on me or dropped any hints. He did draw me a card with a picture of a bumble bee on it that said “bee my valentine” though. He also bought me a pair of silicone egg poachers on my birthday because I told him I suck at poaching eggs. Four months later, he finally built up the courage to profess “his like” for me when we were at a loud crowded club and awkwardly asked me ...
“why are you so cool?” ...
I didn’t really know how to respond, but I was HAPPPYYYYyyyyyYyyyy and from that day onwards, I haven’t stopped smiling! =)
After dating for just over a year, I could tell we had a reaallyyy good thing going. Unexpectedly, Eugene surprised me with a small box of what I thought were just a couple of maracrons. There was also a small note he’d written and I thought it was just him trying to be all lovey dovey. After reading the note and getting all emotional, I could tell something major was about to happen. I opened up the small box and found a pale green pistachio macaron with the center carved out resembling the shape of a ring with a diamond stuck to filling! And I kept repeating “are you serious? are you serious?” 100 times before I said, YES!
Thank god for Facebook and its at the time, disinterest in promoting privacy amongst users. Right around when I met Nicole, I was able to #creep hard on her Facebook. I liked what I saw and well, Sammi co-signed her whom I trusted, so it definitely couldn’t be bad. Despite my initial physical attraction, my inklings were that she was nothing more than a regular selfish “Asian” girl whose only purpose in life was to amass an enviable collection of designer bags. And well, it started off that way. I do recall chasing her around Kowloon for almost three hours for a simple meet-up. Clearly I was an after thought. With no real “game,” when I did try to woo her outside of one of Kowloon’s legendary drug havens known as Club Pipi, I of course tried to over intellectualize everything in hopes of impressing her... yeah didn’t think it worked. But over the course of the next few months, we sporadically hung out. She was most likely drawn in by the gravitational pull of my eyebrows and my hilarious banter and antics. My classical approach to courting girls was to show so much disinterest that they thought I was gay and they would instantly want to latch on.
I recall that fateful night when I sealed the deal. I really had no other way to define the effect that Nicole had on me. I pulled her aside at the club, behind some patio doors since any other place would result in people bumping my oversized backpack. It was an unfamiliar situation. The first thing that came out...
“Why are you so cool???”
Yes, an awkward question to answer even for the most narcissistic and confident. But the meaning was well received and we left that night, hand-in-hand.
Soooo, I had originally planned to propose in February of 2012 in Hawai. Naturally, I planned ahead by asking Justin to help me secure a rock almost six months in advance. I simply couldn’t wait though and the day it all went down, was totally spur of the moment. On my way home from work I went and grabbed a box of macarons from ifc, unsure if it was going to lead to anything more. But I remember, walking across the crosswalk and thinking AH HA... why not turn the macaron into a ring. Luckily the box contained a few macarons cause I fucked the first one up pretty bad, trying to bore a hole through the center. The cheese one was a #fail but the #pistachio was a winner!!! I was such a newb and unprepared when it came to proposing that, I didn’t even get down on one knee. Luckily she replied and had a reaction... unlike the first time I said “I Love You,” and she pretended to not hear me...........................
But at the end of the day, the most important thing has been despite however extreme, wacky or immature I was, I’ve found somebody who not only trumps me in some facets, but has also embraced this as well. It’s a good feeling.
Get ready to WILD OUT on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Alila Sunset Cabanas in Uluwatu, Bali. While we’ll need you to be prim and proper for us to get the formalities out of the way, look for things to get crazier than Andy, circa Justin “LN” Wong’s wedding circa February, 2012. Everything will go down at the following address:
Alila Villas Uluwatu
Jl Belimbing Sari
Uluwatu 80364, Indonesia
(0)36 184 8216
This is where things will hopefully get “LIVE.” Shortly after we toss aside the suits, ties and dresses, stuff your face and gullet with copious amounts of Balinese grub and free flow BOOZE* (*unfortunately only for an hour). The reception will take place at the same venue as the wedding, so bring an extra change of clothes. Things will start at 6:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m.
If you're travelling from outside of Hong Kong, we would recommend booking a flight directly to Bali and booking just your accomodations with the group unless you're stopping in Hong Kong as well.
If you're traveling to Bali from Hong Kong, we have arranged group flight and accomodation pacakges.
Ovolo West Kowloon features a Family Suite with 2 double and a single bed that sleeps a total 5 guests. The total cost is $2,080 HKD / night + 10% service charge which works out to approximately $59 CAD / night / person. For an extra $385 HKD (approximately $49 CAD), an extra person can sleep on an air mattress. There's several free amenties like Wifi, booze during happy hour, breakfast, gym and laundry. It's about 6 minutes away from the subway and about 10 minutes away from our place. Here are more details via TripAdvisor.
We will be staying at the Anantara Uluwatu Bali for 6 nights in 3 Bedroom villas. Each villa has 2 King size beds and 2 single beds, with maximum capacity of 6 people. All prices below include tax. Please see below for your options and notify us of which you'd prefer.
Option 1: Accommodations ONLY
1a. Garden View Villa: HKD 6,084 per person (~$779 CAD/USD)
1b. Ocean View Villa: HKD 7,710 per person (~$987 CAD/USD)
Option 2: Flight + Accommodations
Departing HK: CX 785 04JUL HONG KONG – BALI 1020 1500
Departing Bali: CX 784 10JUL BALI – HONG KONG 1610 2050
2a. Flight + Garden View Villa: HKD 11,056 per person (~$1426 CAD/USD)
2b. Flight + Ocean View Villa: HKD 12,682 per person (~$1623 CAD/USD)
Deposit: $550 HKD / $70 CAD non-refundable deposit
Outstanding Payment: 1200PM /04APR13
***Please provide the exact name on your passport via email by Jan 31st, 2013
- Child Fare for travel package is 75% of adult fare
- Entire group must depart together on the same date & flight // Group Check-in together
- For separate return date, surcharge of HKD700/$90 CAD per passenger
Need we remind you that we live in Hong Kong, so while traditional weddings would suggest one gift a toaster or cutlery, we’ll most likely not use it nor need it, but we definitely appreciate you lugging it a sizeable distance to make it to our gift table. To be very frank, your presence is more than enough however to tribute one of the greatest collective of philosophers ever, “Cash Rules Everything Around Me.”
A big slab of prime rib
Art? Except from this artist, I can get it for free (I think)
Sessions for eyebrow waxing