Okay... first off... it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything here and a lot has happened since then, so I thought (for once) that an update might be in order here.
In any case, where I left off last time I was trying to write what I described as a stupid project. This was pretty much what it ended up being. It ended up being written in less than two days, which means it was, less just say… not that good. I passed it though, with the lowest grade, but I passed, which I guess is what counts when your heart might not really have been in it in the first place. Anyway… enough about that. It’s not something I have a great need to think about.
At the time I finished said project, I got a visit here from a girl I know from Montreal, Canada. She spent two weeks at my place, and I took her to see some of all the sights in Copenhagen, not that she’s seen them all yet though. I think we’ve still got some museums and stuff left that we can go to this winter when she returns, if its not too cold to go anywhere. The thing is we fell in love, and now we’re in a relationship and have been for the past 4 months. Yay! I’m so in love. *big smile on face* I’m so giddy about it. Heeheehee…
Yes yes, I know… long distance relationships are hard on you but I’m certain that she is the girl for me. I’ve no doubt in my mind, which is why at the moment, we’re trying to figure out a way so either I can go to Canada for an extended period of time or she can come here. I just need to find a more full time job when my current one is finished so I can earn up some cash for just that.
In any case, in late August, I thought, enough is enough, and she helped me get a late ticket so I could go to Montreal and see her again for three weeks. This involved getting a passport (took 3 days…), and $1000CAD, which the bank was nice enough to let me overdraw on my account, provided they were back after two months. Things fell into place and I took three weeks off from work, which I guess was only possible since I have a part time job now.
On September 11th, I boarded a KLM flight to Amsterdam where I would catch a connecting KLM flight to Montreal. The whole thing went pretty much without a hitch, though at Amsterdam, the buffer/puffer/whatever guy suddenly vanished for like half an hour and left us there at the terminal. In any case we got airborne and headed to Montreal, were slightly delayed on the way there due to some bad weather and turbulence, but no matter, I got there, which was the important thing. Headed through customs, got my luggage, and into arrivals where she was waiting. Oh bliss… I was so happy to see Niki standing there waiting for me. SO we talked a bit, waited for the airport shuttle that took us to her van, after which we went to a shopping mall and got me new clothes. Then we went to her house (parents’ house) to unload, not that I brought that much really, only a suitcase and my old schoolbag. And I got to meet the family or at least most of it hehe. Her dog Lola was a bit agitated with me, took her a day or two to get used to me. Anyway… we spent most of the evening sitting around chatting and stuff before going to bed. I had to sleep downstairs though, which pretty much meant I kicked her brother out of his bed for three whole weeks. I don’t think it bothered him all that much but still, maybe next time we should take turns for the couch. Hahaha…
Anyway, Wednesday came and Niki took me to downtown Montreal to show me around, a trip where I also got to experience the interesting Metro that Montreal has got, that runs on wheels. Hehe, gotta say that amused me a little bit for some reason. Anyway, downtown I was treated to food in a Chinese restaurant if remember it right, and then we walked around Old Montreal, saw the churches, the Old Port, and some malls too. Neat huh? Else the day was spent walking around a lot and then in the evening we met up with Niki’s friend Sabrina and had dinner at an Indian restaurant.
At first glance I’m not entirely sure that Copenhagen for example is that much different from Montreal… only a whole lot smaller ;)
On Thursday, Niki had to go to school, so I was left on my own, so I went to visit the Biodome, which is pretty much a bit indoor zoo I guess. It was pretty cool I think, big too. The camera ran out of batteries about halfway through, so I had to use my cellphone to take pictures. When I go somewhere though, usually I’m not very good at taking pictures, cos I just forget to do so, kinda weird I guess, but I do. Anyway, after the Biodome, I wandered around outside the Olympic Stadium, which looks pretty huge if I might add, before finally going to the nearby botanical garden. These were pretty cool, a lot of flowers, and by god there were a lot of squirrels running around everywhere. Cute little bushy tailed fellows. I spent a while there looking at plants and flowers and went in the Insectarium as well and then went to meet up with Niki and her friend Agnes at their University. Apparently there was a party going on, new school year thing I think, so they’d actually been waiting for me, since class was out early, to show up rather than the other way around. In any case, Agnes was nice enough to drive us home so we didn’t need to take the Metro, just meant we had to go through a bit of rush hour traffic. Always nice ;) Anyway... we spent the evening packing for the trip we were taking the morning after….
Okay, so from Friday to Sunday we’d be visiting Toronto and Niagara Falls, but we were bringing along another couple, someone Niki’s mom knew from work, which was cool, cos it was a long long drive to where we were going. So first we went and picked up him (Wei) and then his girlfriend (Tammi). And then we were on our way. Not much going on really in the car, people were either driving or sleeping. About 4-5 hours later we got to the outskirts of Toronto where we had Korean barbeque if I remember it right. Wei (who had been driving like a bit of a mad person when he was driving, tailgating it all the way at 150 km/h…) had an appetite unlike any I’ve ever seen… was quite amusing to see how much he could actually eat.
After eating we went downtown, where Niki and I went to the CN Tower, while the others stayed behind. Let me tell you, that building is seriously tall. So we went in and up. Way up. It really was quite the view, and looking through the glass floor and down… yowsa. Long way down. It was rather cool. Had the weather been better, apparently you could’ve seen all the way to Niagara. When we finally got down, it was time to head for Niagara, which we did, we ended up in a long queue cos of some heavy rain, but we arrived inNiagara later that night without a hitch and checked into the hotel. We had to stay in the same hotel room the first night, which was a bit, weird I guess, but no matter. In any case Niki and I inspected the hotel room while the other went to park. Afterwards she and I went out on the town for a while, went to a casino and roamed around in there for a while, playing up 15 dollars. High stakes gambling? You betcha ;) After a while we decided to call it a night and go back to the hotel and get some sleep before the morning.
In the morning, on Saturday, Niki and I went out to take a ride on the Maid of the Mist boats. It took us a little while to walk there but that was good though, was nice to take a walk together, get some air y’know? Eventually we got there, lining up for the ride, got our picture taken together, and then got on the boat. Lot of water in those falls, was amazing to see them so up close, it really was. Huge. Eventually we got back on dry land again and explored a bit of the town before all of us (including the two others who’d now woken up) went to the Rainforest Café to have a bit to eat. Awesome place and I finally managed, after a lot of talking to get Niki to try holding a live snake. Took a lot of convincing but she finally did it. Hehehehe. After that we ate, I had steak I believe which was excellent and I bought a large glass to take home. After that we went to an arcade and roamed around there for a while and then we headed back towards Toronto.
In Toronto we went to the Pacific Mall where we parted ways for a while and went off two and two. I should mention, Niki and I had been talking about getting promise rings and since this place was ripe with jewelry stores, we (she) went hunting and she found something she really liked after having been hunting for a while, I bought it for her… hehehe. I don’t think that smile went away for a long time. Don’t think it’s quite gone yet even. It looks lovely on you sweetie :) In any case, after having roamed around the huge mall for a while we went to a shopping center I believe and then to get some food and then to the hotel where we’d gotten separate rooms this time ;)
In the morning we checked out and then went to this Mongolian restaurant to have some Mongolian barbeque, which pretty much means, you fill your bowl with whatever you want, add your sauce or whatever to it, and give it to one of the chefs who then gives it a good grilling on a big big plate and then hands it back to you in another bowl. Pretty cool and very tasty too. Spent a good while there getting stuffed and meat and squid and crabmeat… hehehe. After that we went to this place called Casa Loma, which was a big mansion like thing, so Casa was perhaps a bit misleading but was cool none the less. There was a very nice garden, where some newlyweds were getting their pictures taken also. Apparently you can have your wedding there, a bit expensive, but damn it would be awesome I think. After the Casa the others wanted to go to the shopping center again to buy themselves silly ;) After that, we headed back towards Montreal, ending up being back somewhere past midnight I think.
Monday, I went out with Niki’s brother and his friend Evan. I went gokarting, something I’ve never tried before, I didn’t suck at it, but I wasn’t exactly the master of it either, hehehe. In the evening Niki took me to my first hockey game ever between the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was fun, though it still eludes me why they keep beating on each other and why they can’t just let games end in a tie. But other than that, it was really fun, just wish I could’ve gotten Niki the jersey she’s always wanted to have. Hmm… perhaps there’s a gift idea there.
On Tuesday, Niki had to go to school, so I hung out with her brother again. We went to his friend Evan’s place to work on his car, that is, they worked, I just stood around watching. Her brother Che Hsin is a mechanic and is rather crazy about cars, has a pretty rare one himself. In the evening I was invited with the family (mother, sister, brother and grandma – Niki was still at school and I don’t know where her dad was..) to a sushi restaurant, which was rather cool. I rather like it actually.
Wednesday Niki and I went to Mont Tremblant, a resort about 2 hours from Montreal where she’d reserved a room at Hilton Homewood Suites until Friday. On Wednesday we took a short look around the town before retreating to a long evening/night in our fabulous room. It was an awesome room I tell ya. We had bought supplies earlier that day so we had a nice dinner, something nice to drink. All in all it was a lovely and romantic evening. Bed was rather comfy as well.
On Thursday we started out with some breakfast and then went out in the town to look at the shops and stuff, walked a tiny bit up the mountain but gave up since we didn’t exactly have the shoes for it. We considered taking the lift up, but it was too damned expensive, so we stayed down. Plus for some damn reason it was unbelievably hot those days. Later we went back to our room for lunch, just relaxing, before we went back out in the afternoon where we walked around some more, sat on a bench by a creek and cuddled and talked for a while, which was nice and romantic. Then we went back to the hotel room again for another evening of tv and cuddling.
On Friday we woke up early, had breakfast and packed up everything (at least most of it… we forgot the vegetables….), then we went to play mini-golf, which Niki won, though I was a bit cocky ahead of it saying I’d kick her ass… pride always comes for a fall eh? ;) Anyway… we checked out around noon and headed back to Montreal where we spent a bit of time before Niki had to bring her grandmother to airport. Spent the rest of the day at home.
Saturday, Niki had to work, so I spend the afternoon going on a long bikeride with her dad, and let me tell you, it was long as hell, 5 hours of which at least 4½ was spent on the bike. God, I was crushed for a few days after that. I don’t think I’ve ever spent that much time on a bike before, that was a killer, but it was fun though, got to see a lot of places that you’d probably never really go.
Sunday was spent preparing for a dinnerparty that Niki had planned for me to meet some of her friends. It was lovely to meet them in the evening and I got to talking to them, asked me about us and what plans I have. I can honestly say thoughts keep flying around my head about how to make this whole thing work and they do still, but more about that in my next entry. Anyway… aside from the fact that one person didn’t show up and another had to leave early it was a great evening. I enjoyed it very much.
The next week, Niki had to do a lot of studying and work, so Monday and Wednesday I watched her study on and off, making more or less helpful suggestions every now and then. Tuesday I was messing with the family’s router to make it more secure I think, had messed a bit with Niki’s laptop as well resulting in her not being able to access the school network… uhm…. Oups? She fixed it herself though which was a good thing. In the evening we went to see Eastern Promises, a great movie I think, not quite Niki’s style though, felt kinda stupid for bringing her to a movie like that. Sorry baby :) I do recommend it though (not just cos it’s got a dane in it :P), it’s a really good movie.
Thursday I had set up two separate meetings with two other people I know in the Montreal area. First meeting was in Chateauguay a bit outside Montreal, unfortunately it never happened. I waited and waited and waited, but no one came. I called a few times, left messages, nothing. Went to her apartment, no luck, waited there a little bit, then went back and took the bus back. So that was a bust. I dunno.. must’ve been busy or something.
Anyway, I went to downtown Montreal to meet up with another friend of mine at some place called FOUFS for short I think. She showed up with her friend and we sat a table and had a few beers and talked for about 2 hours and then they had to go home, but it was fun nonetheless though. Nice to finally meet someone in person isn’t it? In any case… I hopped on the Metro home and then on the bus. The bus stopped somewhere and we were told to take the next one instead. This was close to home, but of course I didn’t know that, so I called Niki and she came to pick me up. Had dinner and then watched tv and stuff. All in all, a nice day.
Friday, Niki spent some of the day studying I believe, in the evening we had plans. First we went to an Ethiopian restaurant just the two of us, had a nice meal. It was handfood… hehe had to eat with our fingers instead of silverware… was rather fun I must admit. Good food too. After that we went to Old Montreal to meet up with three friends of Niki’s. All lovely gals. Went to a pub, and I managed to almost drink my way through a liter of beer… heeeeeeeeell yes baby. That was fun. Was kinda unsteady on my legs after that, and I think I was kinda rambling on a bit on the way home in the car. It was a fun evening though, I kept a little quiet sometimes, letting the ladies do the talking amongst themselves. Hehehe… I’m usually not that much of a talker, I just find it amusing to sit and listen to people talk.
Saturday I didn’t do much. I spent the whole day at home messing around on the computer and sleeping and listening to music, waiting for Niki to come home, she came home earlier than expected, apparently faking being sick just to come home to me… so sweet of her. So we spent the rest of the day together talking, cuddling and watching stuff.
Sunday we went shopping in downtown Montreal, stumbled upon a shoe sale which I was dragged in to… hehehe. Then to a lingerie store where I bought a little something for her… wheeee ;) And then finally to HMV where I bought four movies, spending the last of my $1000CAD. But it was still great just spending some time hanging out, walking around and spending time with my baby, doing what I know she kinda likes to do… shop ;) After that… we went home and occupied the tv all night watching stuff and then went to bed.
On Monday we prepared some sandwiches and food and went on a small picnic by the nearby lake. It was lovely and romantic just sitting there together… eating… just being there together. It’s that which I’m treasuring so much, all the moments, all the time we’ve spent together. We went home after a while cos it was getting a bit too cold to just sit there, so we went home and watched more movies together, ended up packing at like 1 in the morning, after which we just fell asleep together, like we’d done sometimes before. Honestly at that point I just wished time would’ve stopped or moved slower just so I’d have had more time with her, cos I don’t think I’ve had a happier three weeks of my life than the ones I spent with her.
Tuesday morning, we went to have breakfast at a breakfast place nearby, had some rather interesting breakfast, eggs, Danish and fruits. Was great, wasn’t all that hungry though, had other things on my mind, which I’m sure you can imagine. We went and bought the new Springsteen cd for me… which is great by the way… and then back to the house… spending the last few hours together. Then at around 1pm we went to the airport. I got my luggage checked and we sat around talking for a while, both knowing that I’d have to leave soon. Not that I wanted to, I’d have much rather just grabbed her hand, dragged her to the car and told her to drive us away somewhere where no one would ever find us. A silly romantic notion I guess, but I would’ve liked to stay longer before going back to Denmark. Around 3pm, we went to the security entrance (she works at the airport… so I got cuts in line ;)) and said our goodbyes. Kissed… and then I went to the security checkpoint, only to get called back by her coworkers to give her a few more kisses… hehehe.. was kinda amusing that. Said our goodbyes… and I went past security without a problem. Then went to duty-free to buy something for my coworkers at home, and then went and hijacked a phone for half an hour at least to talk to my baby some more, even for that half hour, I’d started missing her like crazy already. So we talked for a while, then I went to hunt down some food before the flight and then around 5pm boarded the plane to Paris. It was a long 6 hour flight and I was kinda feeling sick at that point, cold as hell. And don’t get me started on the movies on the flight… what goes is it to have a monitor in your seat when the sound sucks? :P Ahwell… I just spent my time listening to my cds and trying to rest. Finally we arrived in Paris around 5:30 or 6am I think, after which I just headed for my terminal, which took me a good 40 minutes to get to. So many stairs, hallways, a metro, passport checkpoint and then an even longer walk to the security checkpoint before finally finding my gate. The plane to Copenhagen started boarding a bit past 7am but didn’t leave until 8 or something due to weather conditions. Around 9:30am on Wednesday I was back in Copenhagen. Went to the baggage pickup and grabbed my luggage. Bought a ticket to the Central station, and there a full month ticket so I could get to work the next week. And then I went home where I arrived around 12:30pm.
All in all, I think I can safely say this was the best three weeks of my life. I got to spend so much time with someone I care so deeply for and love so very very much. I can’t imagine myself living a life now without her. I’m gonna find a way for us to be together cos she makes me happy and she makes me feel loved and like I matter. She means the world to me. That’s pretty much my sole purpose now. It’ll be another 10 weeks before she comes here again for Christmas and New Years which will be great cos then we can have more time together, ‘sides… winter is so romantic isn’t it? Gonna try and make as much as I can so I can treat her well while she’s here, cos I really wanna show her how much she means to me. Okay… I think that’s pretty much the update. Probably gonna edit this and put some pictures in here and there. So look out for edits or simply a photo entry or two ;)
Thanks for listening to the ramblings… and baby… I love you so much. You’re my world. Always remember that :)