How to win Miss California’s Heart: Interview with 2011’s Miss California Noelle Freeman

Since we met each other through the Miss California competition, we thought it would only be appropriate to feature one of our guest romanticiers as 2011’s Miss California, Noelle Freeman. VivianandNanxi: Hi! How are you? Miss California: Hi! I am just finishing up a photo shoot for Pilates. VivianandNanxi: Wow! We cannot wait to see … Continue reading


A Chance Meeting

One weekend, I had to drive down to San Jose for an event I really did not want to go to.  Z is from San Jose and just happened to be home that weekend, but we had no plans to meet up.  Z asked where I was going and I assumed he just wanted to … Continue reading

Midnight Road Trip, Part 2

Midnight Road Trip, Part 2

J works long hours, and usually that means working late on Fridays too. One Friday night, we were supposed to go to dinner and have a date night, but he ended up having to work. He got off work around 10 PM, and afterwards, he surprised me by taking me to Twin Peaks in San Francisco.

Cost: free!

Time: moderate-long, depending on travel time

Things you will need:

1. car, if you are going far.

Spontaneous road trips are always fun and romantic. It was windy up on the peak, so it made us cuddle up next to each other for warmth. When it got too cold, we moved into our car, which had an equally fabulous view, without the cold weather. Being in the car talking and taking in the view really brought us back to the innocent days of high school! What I loved most about this was that we were able to talk for hours and enjoy each other’s company on a Friday night.

One-Step Scavenger Hunt

M, my boyfriend, lives in San Francisco. It is about a 30-minute train ride away from where I live. After several consecutive days of not seeing each other because I was busy, we finally planned to hang out. I told him that I would be free around 6pm and would take the train to his … Continue reading