How does it feel like to marry your God’s best?

“Someone asked me a few months ago, how does it feel like that soon I’ll be marrying the man of my dreams. I said, I don’t know. The man of my dreams is James Reid, and the last time I checked, I’m still engaged with Johnrick. No, I am not marrying the man of my dreams, but I am marrying my God’s best.” – excerpts from my vows exactly a year ago.

I can’t believe it has really been a year. I can still see myself wearing my wedding dress; families and friends all celebrating with us; Johnrick waiting for me at the end of the aisle while I nervously go down the stairs, praying I won’t trip; everyone dancing and having a good time. It still feels like it was just yesterday. Where did time go?

So one year after, how does it feel like to be married with your God’s best?

It’s life-changing in all aspects.

You sleep and wake up every night and day with the same face beside you knowing it’ll be like that for, uh, forever. Not that it’s a bad thing, don’t get me wrong. It’s just different than what you’re used to; Other than your patients, there’s one more person now that you have to take care of when they’re sick; You get nagged all the time when you forget to bring things; You’ll find out that petty fights are real things even after you got married; All the things they said on their wedding vows aren’t exactly how you should expect it; More family gatherings that you have to go to and people that you need to meet; You’ll almost never go on trips alone.

It sure is a very challenging phase, especially on the first year of marriage- too many adjustments. But what do I love about it?

You sleep and wake up every night and day with someone to share your goals and dreams; You no longer have to be the only one taking care of others, now there’s someone who takes care of you when you’re sick too, cause unfortunately, nurses are not invincible; When you forget something, they’re always there to save the day; The most fights you get into are arguments on who does your puppy listen to more; Their vows aren’t exactly true cause they’ll give you better than that; Your heart will overflow from all the love of your new families and friends; All the places and experiences will be shared with someone you love, and that makes every trip even more special.

I know one year is just a small number, actually it’s just the start. I know there’s still a lot to come and many new challenges that we still have to go through and learn from. But knowing I have someone beside me to face all these, I am more than ready!

Happy anniversary insta hubby! Happy anniversary God’s best! Cheers to one year! And here’s to 5, 10, 50, 70 more years together!

Weekend Wine Tasting

I am not really a wine person. I still haven’t developed the taste for it. But if you will invite me to go wine tasting, I will never turn you down. You’re wondering why? Well, it’s because the vineyards are always so beautiful and I like frolicking through the grape vines. If that doesn’t really convince you, okay, just think of the fun you’ll have spending the afternoon with friends!

 

Yesterday me and hubby got invited by a friend to a wine tasting in Brentwood. Hannah Nicole Vineyards & Winery is two hours drive from San Jose. I like that it’s not as crowded as Napa but offers the same natural beauty.

 

**Bangle: Sabai Metals

Romper: Platinum Mall, Bangkok

Location: Hannah Nicole Vineyards and Winery // Brentwood, California

 

**Instagram: @cherrielynn

Photo taken by: @johnyricky

How to see and eat like a Hanoian – Hanoi street food tour

I am a self-confessed nom traveler. So when I go to places, you know there’s gotta be either history or beautiful destinations, and good foods! It’s always the perfect combo.

Last week, I went to Hanoi with my two best girlfriends. And although it’s regretfully short, I had fun eating my way through this beautiful city, rich with culture and beautiful people.

 

 

 

The best way to eat like a Hanoian? Join a walking food tour! I partnered with Hanoi Street Food Tours to give you a glimpse of how to enjoy authentic Vietnamese foods. It was definitely an experience and I highly recommend joining one when you’re in Hanoi. We had a very cheerful food tour guide who brought us to restaurants and cafes that I would never have discovered myself. You also meet new friends that are as hungry as you! Head on to www.hanoistreetfoodtour.com or like their facebook page to check out their amazing services.