We went to Nam Dinh to see my grandpa and relatives with my mom
First time Tim joined a Vietnamese wedding and he got really drunk 🤣
Back and forth to Hanoi to get a visa exemption, various chores, and lots of shopping and exploring.
We got a tiny Toyota Wigo, and are now able to drive around Halong Bay. The car feels like a go-cart, but it’s really fun on the curvy roads around the city.
We went car shopping in Hanoi and visited with Hòa’s older sister, niece and nephew.
Moved to Halong Bay, and took a quick trip to Hanoi for a minor surgery (which is why there’s a bandage on my head).
“Vợ ơi,” I said to my Bà bầu.
“I’m bored Bà bầu,” we’re packing our lives, readying for a new life. There’s nothing fun to do today.
“Take your vitamins Bà bầu,” get lots of rest, and drink lots of water. I can’t wait till we are in our new life. I can hear it.
“Listen Bà bầu,” the wind whispers the soft secrets of our future. Listen, and you can hear it too. Dance, and the wind will dance with you.
“One day Bà bầu,” one day we will look back at quiet boring Manila with endless gratitude.
“Anh yêu em, Bà bầu,” let us never forget these beautiful boring moments.
After spending a month together in Manila, we’ll soon be moving to Halong Bay to start construction on the guesthouse / homestay.
More than 5 years working in the Philippines with a lot of tears, sweat, laughter and happiness, it’s time to say goodbye to my CleverAds Philippines family. All the good memories will stay in my heart ❤️
I’m glad that Tim finally met my team on my last day. Can’t wait to start the new chapter of our life in Halong 🥰😘
We visited my Mom and Grandparents in Prescott, AZ.
After getting married in Vegas, we drove up through Utah, and then after a few days went down to Arizona
My hair… 🤣🤣🤣
We got married, eloped rather, in Las Vegas!
Visiting Hòa in Manila. I got a lot of writing done at the Starbucks in Hòa’s condo. And was also extremely jetlagged from the back and forth trips between California and Manila.
We visited my brother in Lakewood, and also drove down to Solana Beach.
Hoa visiting NY for the first time, and Tim was working at the nytimes. Who knew that years later we’d end up married and starting a family!