Our much delayed and postponed honeymoon; Hive tags along
- Keng Leong Yeo(Yeoster)Singapore
But before that could happen, we had to track down an apartment (known as HDB flat in Singapore) and renovate it. That took up most of the next two years!
With our home nicely done up (with our very own board gaming room ), we got down to preparing for our customary Chinese wedding. That eventually took place in January 2010.
The original plan was to go for our honeymoon in May 2010, but the renovations, wedding preparations, work etc. meant we had insufficient time to do our research for the trip. So we pencilled in May 2011 instead. We've always enjoyed Japanese food and culture, so it was not surprisingly that a long Tokyo trip was planned for.
In early March 2011, we booked our hotel and tickets and were all ready to make the trip two months later. However, one week after our bookings, the unfortunate Tohoku earthquake and tsunami took place. With all the uncertainty surrounding it, and all the harping from our respective sets of parents, we reluctantly cancelled the trip. Despite that setback, we promised ourselves we will hang onto our much-researched itinerary and make the trip the following year.
And that's what we are doing! Fast forward to May 2012, and we are ready to embark on our much delayed, much postponed honeymoon tomorrow!
Our planned trip will be from 14th to 28th May. Boardgaming will naturally play an important part in our trip. We are big Hive fans and with Hive being the most portable board game we own, we are most definitely bringing our copy along.
Which brings me to the purpose of this geeklist. Our planned itinerary is very loose (a lot of friends asked us what we are planning to do in Tokyo that can keep us occupied for two whole weeks ) and affords us much time to relax at the places we plan to visit. It is highly likely that we will play more than a few games of Hive throughout the trip. This geeklist will serve to keep a record of all the places we visited and "Hived" at. Where possible, pictures will be included.
For those not in the know, this is my Significant Other:Christina Ng(tinang)Singapore说了又不听，听了又不懂，不懂又不问，问了又不做，做了又做错，错了又不认，认了又不改，改了又不服，不服又不说，那你要我怎麽办？
We do not own a laptop, but our hotel purportedly has PCs with internet access for guests' use. If everything works out well, you will see daily updates to this geeklist, with accompanying pics, for the next two weeks. If not, then you will see one big update at the end of our trip.
I am making this open to public additions. This is to enable my Significant Other to add geeklist items, so that this geeklist is our joint effort. Other BGG-ers, please refrain from adding any items or I will delete them.
After returning home and sorting through the pictures she took during the trip, which took quite some time, we added a number of non-Hive pictures to make the geeklist more complete.
Last but not least, we condensed the the Hive game shown below into a session video. Here is the link to it.
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