The deathly bells of a single blogger and a commentator

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By the decreed of the evil Thirteensugars, I have made a random post. So, if you are new to the blog and have no clue who Thirteensugars is, or who the heck Impz is in the first place, it’s all right. You are more than welcome to ignore this post and just enjoy your anime reading in THAT Anime Blog. For the others who enjoy a little silly story, or perhaps those who actually talked to me before, just read on. There’s something quite big happening in my life that has a strong relationship to this blog. Thirteensugars, for some reason, think that you should know.

More than three years ago, a certain stalker of a blog was enjoying her reading of Saiunkoku Monogatari. She presumed that this blogger was a girl, since “she” writes in a rather feminine way, and that it would seem pretty weird that the blogger would be a guy. She was wrong, this blogger was a guy and was a keen lover of shoujo series. Led by their common interests, they made very lengthy blog comments with each other on the discussion of this anime and many other anime such as Ghost Hunt or Bokura ga Ita.

Both of them cannot really remember who initiated the communication between the two off the blog. The conversation moved on toward IM, then to skype, then to webcam chat. Out of the blue, the blogger proposed to have a relationship with the lady. This was no simple decision to make, by the way. The blogger was all the way in Singapore, while this lady was living in the United States. This will be a long distance relationship across 14,000 miles, two continents and a 16 hour timezone difference. Still, the girl agreed. They probably regretted quite often of this decision. They were disillusioned by the distance at times because they are so far apart. People doubted whether this relationship was real in the first place.

Fast forward three years, this was the guy’s fourth visit to the United States. It was a really uneventful second day on his vacation to the United States. The couple was still together amazingly enough, and they were about to watch Alice in Wonderland. Out of a sudden, the girl wanted to take a photograph in front of the cinema. The blogger was fine with the suggestion and told her to grab it from his sling bag. As she searched in the sling bag, she found a ring.

Her: What is this?
Him: You should know what this is.
Her: Hmm, is this a proposal?
Him: I guess so.
Her: Aren’t you supposed to go down on your knees
Him: *Goes down on his knees* Will you marry me?
Her: Yes.

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Some say that a story usually ends with a happily ever after, even with the most unromantic proposal ever in front of a movie theater. This blogger does not think so. A marriage is not the end or some may say, the deathly bells of a social life. This is simply the start of a relationship in which you share your life, your anger, your frustrations, your disappointments and your happiness with a significant person in your life forever. So, thank you, THAT Anime Blog, for finding my wife amidst all the uncertainties of online relationships, and that she will be finally flying over to me in the near future.

Thank you, THAT Anime Blog, for making this possible for me.

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101 Comments

  1. Posted April 6, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Congrats for tying the knot. Unfortunately, my brother, going to be 22 this August, has yet to find his first girlfriend. So, the wedding’s over?

  2. Anonymous
    Posted April 7, 2010 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    Hello, just randomly browsing around and saw your post. Just would like to say: “Congratulations!!” ^^ Hope you two may always love each other and have a blissful and fun-filled life together. May God Bless and have a nice day. ^^

  3. Eri
    Posted April 7, 2010 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    You guys are the best! And reading this made me believe that anything is almost possible as long as you make it work! :)

  4. yaku
    Posted April 7, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    d’aaaaaaawwwwwwww

    I don’t know you guys, but this is a very sweet story! just to prove that if one really loves another, they will try to pass the adversities against you both (in your case it was the distance).

    Congratulations on your marriage and wish you all the happiness in the world!

  5. Posted April 7, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations, you two wacky kids!

  6. Posted April 8, 2010 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    Congratulations.

    My first time here. For me, I hope you together will find that beyond the border of being an individual: when two people find themselves after a brief encounter can become two whole individuals that have a common passion and life.

    I could only hope for myself on what you have found.

    永遠に。。。

  7. Posted April 8, 2010 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Wow i mean truly WOW
    I was moved by reading this, i was actually visualising the story.

    Congratulations =) and all the best in the future years together ^^

    woa this can actually be film wise XD

  8. Zelus
    Posted April 9, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations! To be honest I owe THAT a lot to. It didn’t find me a wife but it did introduce me to some great anime:P
    Anyways congratulations, your marriage is very fluffy shojo like and hopefully like most fluffy shojo like mangas it will be one of those “and they lived happily ever after”. May you both find happiness:P

    • Impz
      Posted April 13, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

      It’s not really fluffy shoujo because I hid all the ugly and emo parts of the relationship out (generally created by her, and indirectly caused by me. I am INNOCENT!). Anyway, will I actually advice anyone to find someone this way online? No. It’s too painful at times, and it really took a lot out of us to be together. I am glad but I do not wish for anyone to feel the pains of someone dear from you so far away.

  9. Posted April 9, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations, Impz! :D
    Thanks for sharing the story. *is a bit too curious about things like these*
    May you and her have wonderful years ahead of you both. :)

  10. Posted April 11, 2010 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Woah dude, congrats! Maybe the anime blogging community will turn into the next eharmony…

  11. Hanako
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Congrats Impz! Thanks for sharing your story… and it was a great one too. It’s been a while since I’ve commented here but I have always enjoyed reading your comments. Have a happy and wonderful life!

  12. kao
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    Woah!!! O.o after reading densha otoko this was way too Déjà vu.
    Congrates IMPZ d(*⌒▽⌒*)b

    • Impz
      Posted April 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

      Only difference is that I am nowhere an anime otaku by any measure and that my wifey is more of an anime fan than I am. (Ironic how I even have an anime blog, huh?)

      • Deepy
        Posted April 16, 2010 at 2:19 am | Permalink

        Seriously, reading Densha Otoko left me with a warm fuzzy feeling when the guy got the girl, and reading up to this point I gotta say I feel exactly the same way for you guys :)

  13. NICE ONE
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    That is so cute. o_o SO CUTE.

  14. charizard
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 2:23 am | Permalink

    congratulations to impz and 13sugars! best wishes to a wonderful life ahead…

    even though i have always been just a lurker in the animeblogosphere, i want to take this opportunity to thank impz for the time he dedicated in sharing with us his thoughts on a lot of anime shows over the past years.

    thanks as well for sharing your wonderful relationship w/ 13sugars even way back…i can still recall reading your post upon receiving some stuffs she has sent you (and boy, was I envious of you for getting that much stuff), as if it was just yesterday!!!

  15. Vanny
    Posted April 16, 2010 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    Wow congrats ^_^

    I met my husband online as well… and it was on an online MMORPG.
    Anyways, I never believed in online long distance relationships until I tried it out (unplanned) and it went very well. Married to him now.
    Been 4 years and still going.

    The best of luck to both of you!

  16. Posted April 18, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Wow that is simply ADORABLE! I wish you great happiness in the years ahead <3

  17. Posted April 21, 2010 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    FINALLY.

    How long did it take you?

    Anyway, So late I probably won’t be invited to the dinner, but FUCKING HELL, YOU FINALLY WENT AND DID IT.

    I was kinda trying to squeeze in a 4 more years joke, but… … …

    Here’s to 4 more years of marriage. No seriously.

  18. Susan
    Posted May 19, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    congrats! =D

  19. mythofalice
    Posted May 26, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    omedetou gozaimasu!
    wishing you many years of happiness together.

    btw my first time visiting in this blog^^

  20. Posted June 20, 2010 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Awwwwwwww.
    Such an adorable romance, one that sounds like something that could only happen in chick flicks. ^ ^
    I’m a sucker for this. This is just too cute and lovely.

    Congratulations!!!

    Here’s to happily ever after.
    Cheers. ^ ^

  21. Posted June 20, 2010 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    My God I only just read this – so THAT’S how the historic shoujo-esque union came about!

    Clearly romance still lives in the real world! Thank God, and THAT!

    I second (or third or fourth etc) the dawwwwwwwwwwwwww! :D

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