Our First Date

Do you remember your first date with your partner? My first date with the boyfriend actually happened after we were officially together… approximately 2 years after we first knew each other. Hahaha that’s a very long road for a first date, right?! :p

Well, by now you probably have known that we are a LDR couple. He’s in the US, I’m in Indonesia. It took us 2 years knowing each other until we finally met, thus explain the long road for a first date.

Looking at our situation, it’s actually a bit hard to have a first date. I thought we would never have the kind of normal “first date” (you know, the one where the boy picks up the girl, went for dinner and movies and such), so I specifically asked for a “date” while I was in the US. Hahaha. Yep, me and my fairy tales. :p

However, due to our packed schedule while I was there, we could only have the first date at the end of my stay, 3 days before my departure to Indonesia to be exact. So, does that still count as first date? Haha to me it does, well at least, let’s just call it our first official date night.

We were in Solvang, a small tourist city in Santa Barbara County – California as a part of our road trip. We spent the day wandering aroundΒ  the lovely townΒ  and found a restaurant which we thought interesting. It’s called Bit O’Denmark and it has a very classic European style. We thought it’s perfect for our “romantic dinner/first date” so we decided to come back later during the night.

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Image from: http://www.tripadvisor.com

Luckily, I just bought a dress and shoes in Target several days before and I had it on my weekender bag. My boyfriend had a decent sweater with him so he decided to wear that. That solved our apparel problem! Hehe. Since Solvang is a small town and we were based on the main road, we could easily walk to the restaurant. When we got there, the atmosphere was reaaallly romantic. It was quiet, the lights were dimmed, and there were not many people there, only us and 2 other couples. We ordered our meal and were chatting while waiting for our food when a group of men walked in.

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Image from: http://www.tripadvisor.com

Unlike us they were dressed casually. They were chatting loudly with language that we didn’t understand and went straight to the bar. Uhm, unfortunately the other guests have left when they walked in, so it was only us AND them. So we could hear their voice very clearly. Suddenly, they started to sing! Again, in a language which we didn’t understand. It’s like a march or something.

A “candid” picture of the group of men when they were singing.. :)))

We couldn’t help but looked at each other and laughed silently, because, come on, what a surprising “add-on” to our supposedly romantic first date! Hahahahaha. The singing went on for several minutes and when they finished, they had a toast then started to drink their beers. Not long after they finished drinking, they left and we had the restaurant to our own again πŸ™‚

So… that’s how our “official first date” went. Funny, but truly memorable, hahaha. Care to share yours?

Oh btw it’s 81 days until I get to see my boyfriend again! I shouldn’t be counting days but can’t help it.. Yaaayyyy! πŸ˜€

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42 thoughts on “Our First Date”

  1. Like you we didn’t sort of go on a “first date.” I think of our first date as when I picked him up at the airport with a mum and daughter I met on my plane, and we went to their house for drinks after. We were both all dressed up and it was raining and I was 3 hours late and definitely had first-date jitters a little. It was lovely πŸ™‚ Sounds like your ‘first date’ was also very memorable!

    1. Ohh that’s interesting as well! πŸ™‚ I think one of the “perks” of being in a LDR is we got to have interesting memories, because every moments together is very memorable, right? πŸ˜‰

  2. What a first date! haha very memorable, unique and crazy. Our first date was the very first morning we spent together in my country. We went to a nice bakery/restaurant, ordered breakfast, and before we left….we kissed for the first time ^^, every time he comes back to Peru, our first breakfast is always in that restaurant πŸ™‚

  3. sweet!! mau deket-deket Valentine yaaa… πŸ˜‰ ini kayak first date beneran loh.. πŸ™‚
    First date-nya di Rotterdam (waktu itu aku tinggal di Den Haag). Kalau anniversary dan lagi gak jalan ke mana-mana ya nge-lakonin lagi ritual pas first date.. πŸ˜€

    1. Hehehe itu first date yang tertunda jadinya :))))

      Wah jadi punya tradisi ya, seru sekaliii. Tapi emang biasanya first date itu paling memorable ya Indah πŸ™‚

  4. Entahlah, kayak berasa nonton film rom-com Christa ngebayangin cerita first date kalian berdua dan end up jadi suasana yang romantis banget. πŸ˜€

  5. Awww!! Aku ikutan bersemangat mengikuti ceritamu menuju Pujaan Hati hehehe. First date ku malah setelah lamaran hihihi. Lha ketemu pertama langsung lamaran ke Ibu. Setelahnya baru deh first date πŸ˜€

    1. Hihihi thank youu Den! Ahhh seru sekali pas ketemu pertama langsung lamaran! Uwow! Btw Den aku udah lama pengen komen di blogmu ngga bisa terus lhoo.. mau ngucapin selamaat urusan2 udah ampir beres… πŸ™‚ senangnya sebentar lagi ketemu masnya!

      1. Iyaaa… Beda provider kita (aku WP.Org) makanya kalo komen musti masuk ke blog dulu hehehe.
        Terima Kasiihhh… Iya, ga terasa printilan2nya hampir selesai πŸ™‚

  6. Seru ya Chris tiba-tiba ada yang nyanyi aja gitu. Itu tamu resto lainnya orang apa ya? Your first date seemed fun & quite memorable.

    Mine was watching Jazz night at Pasar Seni Ancol. Yang manggung Ireng Maulana all stars.

    1. Iya bener2 unexpected hehe. Kita ngga tau orang apa, caucasian sih tapi nggak ngomong bahasa Inggris.. Kayaknya Eropa deh, mengingat kota Solvang itu kan semacam sister city nya Denmark kalo ngga salah.

      Oh first date mu seru ya makan enak, kayaknya udah tutup deh si Pizzeria itu. Tapi nonton Jazz Night juga ngga kalah seru πŸ™‚

  7. Sounds like a fun night for you guys. Mine was dinner at Cork and Screw yang tiba-tiba diambushed keponakan2nya yang kebetulan lagi di mall seberang. Untung anak2 ga boleh masuk hahaha….

  8. Seru banget ikutin cerita kamu, hahaha… let me help you count down.. 80 days left! πŸ˜€ My first date with my hubby dulu ke china-town makan bebek πŸ˜€ apa tuh kata orang2…. get to a girl’s heart through their stomach…? hahaha

      1. four seasons rame mulu 😦 ngantri dingin2 bikin bete 😦 hahaha. lupa nama restonya tapi aku inget bebeknya pake tulang jadi ribet mamamnya, hahaha… ok 78 days!

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