On the actual day of our 12th wedding anniversary, both Joshua and I were really busy. I had a ministry function to attend while he had responsibilities at our cell group gathering. We even had to rush down to an advanced reunion dinner with my parents in the evening. It was really sweet of him to plan a song item right after our separate obligations with a dear friend who was one of the "brothers" for our wedding and is also currently in the same worship ministry as me.
Even though I thought that last week's surprise was enough of a celebration, Joshua still wanted us to have a proper one with just the two of us like we did in the past years. I'm so glad that my MIL moved in with us so it is so much easier now to ask her to eyeball the kids while we went out for a half-day date after church yesterday.
After a sumptuous lunch at our favourite Shabu Shabu Hotpot place, we headed down to The Rink. All this while, whenever I bring the children to ice-skate, I would either be taking care of a baby at the spectator seats or too busy helping the younger ones learn to skate to enjoy it myself. We took this opportunity to go there by our carefree selves.
After that, we went around trying different types of interesting beverages which we have always wanted to try but had not the time or presence of mind to do so in our daily grind. They were really worth the extra sugar we consumed except for the one from KE茶. It looks pretty but it is simply lychee flavoured ice water with colouring from butterfly pea flower...
Despite the fact that I know those toy crane machines are rigged to stop anyone from actually catching the plushie, I still wanted to experience the thrill of the chase just once. I happily wasted $40 in total playing them, till the guy in charge of the place took pity on me and opened the machine to place a cute little squeaky toy near the edge of the drop zone so that I could simply nudge it down! ROFL At least I got a souvenir. Hahaha...
Finally, we ended the night with a Japanese anime movie "I want to eat your pancreas". I saw the poster and I was suddenly inspired for us to imitate the characters. Joshua's pose was super easy to do but mine was next to impossible to replicate. I had to tiptoe, stretch my arms behind me, arch my back and turn my head backwards all at the same time!!! We took the shot for each other and I pieced the two halves together. It's a little off but that's the best I can do using the photo app on the phone to do cropping. *sweat*