Sunday, April 24, 2011

Our first anniversary (Charis writes)

Through the years, we've forgotten so many of our "firsts" so we decided for our first anniversary, it will be something we will remember. You know, it wasn't too long ago that we said our vows and I remembered thinking, with tears streaming down my face, "This is it! This is the first day of our forever!". So thanks to all of you who supported and lifted us up in prayer as we walked together this one year. The journey is still far ahead of us!

We celebrated this day a little earlier, taking full advantage of the Songkran holiday and unredeemed hotel loyalty points and had another honeymoon! We "traveled" to the Bangkok Riverside and checked-in in a hotel with a great view. Mostly it was a time of relaxation and spending time together. Even though we were still in Bangkok, it was a part where we seldom visited, so it felt like we were away anyway :)

And how are we celebrating it today? After a wonderful Easter evening service, we came home and celebrated our anniversary the Malaysian way - half a kg of Thai durians and Glee! Enjoy the pictures!

The hotel knew it was our anniversary so there were rose petals and swans! 
We had a beautiful view of the Chao Phraya river.
Silhouettes in the sky (we couldn't resist the photo-opportunity!).
Then we had dinner in Khinlom Chom Sa Phan, an open-air restaurant which is also by the river with a great view of the Rama 8 bridge. Fresh seafood, a steady breeze from the river with live, light and easy music - what more can we ask for...

And in true Malaysian style - here's the skinny on the food we had!
Fruit salad with shrimps.
Salted grilled fish with lemongrass with raw vegetables.
Pineapple fried rice with deep-fried shrimps and pork floss.
The Seafood Platter - grilled.
Night view of the Rama 8 bridge.

It was the first day of Songkran. This car was "blessed" with wet powder from a few people :)
Enjoying the hotel's infinity pool which had deck chairs on water as well.
Happy Anniversary, darling :)