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One December Night


Edward and I, one summer night. Print available.

Three years ago today, I met the love of my life. We celebrate two anniversaries – our wedding, of course, and the night we met completely by chance, and everything changed.  Here are our two versions of the story of that night that we each wrote a couple of years ago, when the memories were still crystal clear, so we would never forget:

The short version, as told by Dallas:

Well, it all started when I went to the TBQ party. I noticed him as he came in because 1.) I thought he was hot, 2.) He had a camera, and 3.)I’d never seen him before, even though I know a lot of the Twitter-photographers.  Later, when we were shooting the opening dance/music for the night, I noticed I had a better position for photos than he did, so I made eye contact with him for the first time and motioned for him to move closer as I scooted over. Later, I went to hide by Kaeo, who was doing the A/V stuff for the event’s livestream, and Ed ended up following me back there. We talked about photography, and he showed me his photos on his iPhone. I remember thinking, “Do I really have to look at this guy’s photos?” but then I also realized I’d just been complaining about no one seeing my own photos, and this was obviously one way to go about it. Plus, his weren’t bad. ;) Before we stopped talking, I added him to Facebook and we exchanged cards.

Later that night, he found me again, and literally dragged me onto the dance floor. Anyone who was there that night might remember my infamous ‘hooker-boots’, and my feet were already dying…but I danced anyway. Considering I can barely walk in them, I thought I did okay, but he now believes I can’t really dance. :P

Back with my friends, I was giggling madly about the whole thing. I don’t do the “meet-random-people-dance-with-them” thing…EVER.

He eventually came back and dragged me out for another dance, after which I pleaded mercy for my feet and we spent the rest of the night at the club just sitting and talking.

After the party was over, a lot of people were re-locating to Shokudo for food, and Ed offered to give me a ride there. I was a little hesitant getting into a car with a stranger, but I figured if he tried anything bad I could blacklist him on Twitter (yes, my logic…), so I went with him. We drove to Shokudo and sat in his car for 20 minutes still talking with each other before heading into the restaurant. He bought me dinner and we talked and talked and talked…

Finally, he admitted he had to be up for work in just a few hours, so I walked him out to his car, because I was catching a ride home with Kaeo. We slowly said goodnight, and then he lingered by his car door. I’m kind of blunt and impatient, so I finally asked him point blank, “So, do you want to kiss me?”

He said yes. And I said, “Okay.” And he did. Twice.

And that’s the story of how we met.

Pretty much love-at-first-sight. <3

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Happy Veteran’s Day! (And 11/11/11)


In honor of Veteran’s Day this year, I am posting the photos of four family veterans (in order): My Grandpa Jack Webb, Grandpa George Ing, Great-Uncle Fred Nagata, and my own veteran, my husband Edward White. Both my grandpas, as well as my great-uncle, are all interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, where, this year, Hawaii’s F-22s will fly in the missing man formation during the Veteran’s Day ceremony.  Hope those guys enjoy the show! :)

Thank you to all the veterans out there for serving our country!

Captain Jack Webb, United States Army Air Corps/Air Force

Sgt. George Ing, United States Army

1st Sgt. Frederick Nagata, United States Army

Sgt. Edward White, United States Army

Someone remind me to take a better portrait of that last guy in uniform before his ETS date next year! ;)

Meet My Husband


Today, we had a film photowalk around the Chinatown/Downtown area, where I shot a roll of Kodak Portra 160VC with my Nikon F (Yes, Nikon!).   After I finished the roll at Aloha Marketplace (after a fantastic glass of sangria at Gordon Biersch), I took out the DSLR just in time to take these photos of my husband, Edward.

Well, actually, here is the prologue film photo:

You see, there were child rides scattered throughout Aloha Tower Marketplace, and he decided to cram himself in there.  This first one was a tight fit for him, and he wriggled out as soon as we threatened to start it up with some quarters.

So, when we were leaving, and he came across this slightly more spacious ride, he just couldn’t help himself:

He is so proud of himself.

Yep, that’s my husband.

What can I say, I’m still madly in love with that guy!

Good thing he’s a handsome fellow.

So, after that ridiculousness, here are some scenes from today to serve as palate cleansers:

Again, don’t forget to check out the roll of film I shot today! :)

Hopefully blogging will pick up from now on…I’m planning on doing NaNoWriMo again this year, so we’ll see if that improves my writing habits.