Candid Love

While Charles was visiting Taiwan in January, we went out to beautiful Cijin Island to do an engagement photo shoot with Ashleigh Nicole Photography. Ashleigh is my incredibly talented sister who shot and edited the photos, and my other sister, Sara, worked as Ashleigh’s fantastic assistant that day. The backdrop of Cijin Island couldn’t have been more unique and stunning, and the day is a treasure of memories for me Charles and me. This album is just a sampling of the framed and candid moments of love that were captured that day. Continue reading “Candid Love”

Just As We Are

It’s been a looooong time since I’ve tried my hand at poetry (most of it happened back in the angsty days of high school musings). I’ve been reading a book (for a day now) called Notes From the Tilt-a-Whirl, and it is this illuminating and refreshing, whimsical and weighty work of philosophy and apologetics and poetry in prose. But more on that later when I’ve finished the book and can give a full critique. In the meantime, I fell into a nap after reading it this evening, and I woke up composing poetry in my head. I jumped up, grabbed the computer, and connected head to hands and started typing. This is what I ended up with, and this should give a picture (albeit fuzzy and incomplete) of how I feel during this strange, frustrating, and hope-filled long-distance engagement. Continue reading “Just As We Are”

12 Days and a Ring on My Finger

The love story that I wrote for myself goes something like this:

Girl attends a Christian college, and becomes friends with a nice Boy (preferably one who is planning to be a pastor and maybe even plays guitar and sings worship songs on the green). Girl and Boy fall in love. Girl and Boy get engaged during senior year (in the spring, when the flowers are blooming and the air smells sweet). Marriage follows soon after graduation, and the Girl and Boy enjoy a blissful life together. 

But my love story went nothing like that. Continue reading “12 Days and a Ring on My Finger”