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#21 Kitelife

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 07:42 PM

How did I pop the question?

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. :blushing:

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 - 08:05 PM

Hey Congrats! I don't know when you found the time, but it is good that you did!

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:13 PM

i was going to make a smart ass comment about nuts based on the first pictures....

congrats my friend, all the best. :-)
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:34 PM

i'd hang onto those comments until you see those thing-a-ma-gigs in person :pinch:

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! ;)
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:46 PM

Wow! Congratulations, John! All the best.
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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 :kid_smartass:

Congrats, John & Takako
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:10 PM

Congratulations.
AAAAAwwwwww. Ain't love grande.
Love Takako's blog, very interesting photos.
The best to both of you.

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:28 PM

You old romantic John! Please accept my very best wishes to both of you for every happiness your lives together can bring.
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:34 PM

Bravo John .....Whens the wedding :kid_smartass: I can just see you two walking under a long line of arched rev's.....never thought you would have the time for romance but hey there you go and surprise me again ..once again well done you both
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:53 PM

Congratulations to you both, John and Takako! :clap2:
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:52 AM

Many congratulations John & Takako - best wishes to you both :)

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:17 AM

Many congratulations John, not just the little metal folk with starry eyes then. :clap;

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:00 AM

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Thank you very much all.....
I'm looking forward to meeting and flying with you all :wub:

I'm really really happy..... :throb: :throb: :throb:

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:25 AM

Thank you very much all.....
I'm looking forward to meeting and flying with you all

I'm really really happy.....


Congratulations to you both.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:50 AM

Brought a smile reading that John.

The Very Best to the both of ya.

CONGRATULATIONS


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Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:19 AM

CONGRATULATIONS to you both
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 05:14 AM

Hello John and Takako !
I am very happy for you both !!!
Congratulations !!! It 's a good thing !! :clap2:


Viva "the REVOLUTION KITE" !!

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 05:25 AM

Congratulations to you and Takako!

"Loving someone and having them love you back is the most precious thing in the world."
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:05 AM

Congrats, Big J! Hope to see you both on the field sometime soon!
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:04 AM

Congratulations and best wishes John and Takako!

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