Diary of a Romance, part 4

I’ve decided that there’s no better time to be with someone than during Winter. If you’re alone during this time it can be really terrible. Not only do you have to face Christmas by yourself but a few weeks later you have Valentine’s Day too.

During the cold months, you want to spend your time snuggling under blankets and staying in, but this isn’t much fun if you’re alone.

I think it’s ok to be single in the summer. There are more opportunities to go out and meet people. People are keen to go out and meet people.

I’ve been staying in with Miho much more than I thought I would. It’s easy to think that when you start seeing someone you need to go out and spend a lot of money in expensive places. The problem with that is that you aren’t able to properly get to know someone if you are surrounded by distractions.

This morning Miho got up around 9 and I cooked breakfast. (I used the last of the Hotteok cakes from the freezer). I also used up a stale 1 day old croissant and cooked it in the oven with some cheese and ham.

Now we could have easily gone somewhere to eat breakfast. However this would have involved several decions, the first being where to go, and then what to eat, where to sit, how long to spend there, before eventually leaving and returning home.

Now, the beauty of staying in is that you already are at home and you don’t have to make countless small decisions.

I’m pretty sure Miho enjoys the breakfasts I make. There is washing up to be done after but this is a small price to pay.

We’ve been eating a lot of chocolate lately. Miho loves it (and so do I). It can only mean that it’s nearly Valentine’s day.

I surprised Miho by giving her chocolate early. Last week I ordered some Anthon Berg chocolates from Amazon. I’ve never had them before but they look different and they aren’t sold much here.

We also went to our favorite cafe together again (see photo)

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For the first time, I haven’t made plans for Saturday with Miho. The reason for this is that I want to give myself some free time. Plus, we don’t need to spend all our time together.

I have so far been very impressed with how much time Miho has been willing to spend with me and I feel she has been very generous with her time.


I spend a lot of time when I’m with Miho thinking about the next time that I will see her next but I would like to be able to just focus on the time spent in the here and now.


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