Posted 16 November 2008 - 07:42 PM
Well, I was going to rig something up with a Rev on dogstake, picking up the ring box and delivering it to my hand, with her standing next to me... That, or putting it up on a really nice delta kite and having her reel it in for me... However, with an average of 0-3 mph all weekend, that idea got tanked pretty fast.
Instead, I was trying to get us onto the ferris wheel near our Tokyo flying field (called Kasai), so I could propose as we went over the top, but they'd closed before we arrived.
The ferris wheel is HUGE, seriously maybe 500 feet tall, helluva view over Tokyo, all lit up in rotating and changing colors/patterns, truly gorgeous... There's a pretty little Koi (carp) pond close by it, and standing on the bridge/path that crosses over the pond, you can see the entire ferris wheel reflected, right below (by perspective) the wheel itself, SO beautiful.
So, right there, the right spot... I expressed my sentiments, my experiences with TK since we met, and the effect she's had on me (the details of which I'll spare you)... Dropped to knee, and did the deed.
She didn't hesitate for a second, so it must have been alright. <grin>
For those who don't know... TK and I first met at Kasai, so it's a "full circle" deal.
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:34 PM
wow John you thought this through and you had some creative ideas there. too bad the ringbox delivered to hand idea and the ferris wheel didnt work out,but hey she still liked how you did it it seems.
...my "kite themed wedding" sense is tingling!
lost in thought or lost in a field... either way send a search party
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:46 PM
i was going to make a smart ass comment about nuts based on the first pictures....
congrats my friend, all the best. :-)
I was lost between saying nuts and screwed myself, glad I waited
Congrats, John & Takako
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:10 PM
AAAAAwwwwww. Ain't love grande.
Love Takako's blog, very interesting photos.
The best to both of you.
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