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Double Blessings

On November 6, 1978, in the little town of Terrace in British Columbia, Canada, a little baby boy named Len was born.

Nine months later, on the other side of the Pacific Ocean in the bustling metropolis of Guangzhou, China, a little baby girl named Susan came into the world.

These two babies’ worlds came closer together when Susan and her family immigrated to Canada a year later and settled in Regina, SK.

Growing up, little Len was obsessed with dinosaurs, loved all things Star Wars and Star Trek, and played a lot of street hockey.

Little Susan loved music, Anne of Green Gables, and watched every single movie starring Jet Li.

When both Len and Susan attended university at Vancouver’s UBC, their paths finally crossed one another’s through the help of mutual friends, Swiss Chalet, and a shared appreciation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In the nearly nine and half years since that magical night, they have had many adventures together, played many rousing tournaments of scrabble and Dr. Mario, and have cherished learning about life, each other, and the world together.

Now, they are about to embark on their greatest adventure and life lesson yet…








Double the challenge. Double the fun. Double the blessings.


Posted by on March 11, 2012 in Adventures, Thoughts



Nine Years

On October 12, 2002, I wrote in my diary, “a new chapter in my life has begun.” That was the night of my first date with Len.

We had gone to a movie (Lilo and Stitch 🙂 ), and afterwards, I suggested we take a walk down to Spanish Banks. I vividly remember a few things from that walk. I remember the crisp, cool night air and clear night sky as we made our way down to the beach, hand in hand. I remember Len telling me about his wish to someday visit Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island (which we did visit on our “mini-moon” to Tofino). I remember tripping over my own feet and only managed to not crash head first because I was holding onto Len’s hand. And I remember feeling pretty mortified but could not stop laughing. I guess you could say I took the whole “head over heels” thing rather literally. 😉

We finally shared our feelings for each other down at the beach while sitting on a rock by the water. A little fumbling, both a little shy, but so sweet. I wrote in my diary that “it was a magical night”. That very spot on the beach is also the place where Len proposed to me 5 years later.

Oh, and guess what Len uttered after our first kiss? (Those of you who were at our wedding might remember this little piece of trivia)
Was it:
a) “Whoa!”
b) “Holy smokes!”
c) “Not too bad, not too bad!”
d) he was speechless

If you guessed c, you’d be correct! Bwahaha! 😀 Oh, that goofy husband of mine!

It is hard to believe that was 9 years ago. What a wonderful adventure it’s been to explore the world and life, in all its joy and sorrow, together since then. So much fun, so much growth and learning, and so much love.

Happy Anniversary, dearest.


Posted by on October 12, 2011 in Adventures, Thoughts


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