Jessica is my girlfriend, also my inspiring muse. Today we’re celebrating our 5th anniversary.
Her family is from Rio de Janeiro, like most of mine, she was born in the north of Brazil because her parents got transferred a lot at work. She lived in Taubaté for a few years, I was born and raised there, it’s a small town near São Paulo, we even studied at the same schools in different classes, but we do not remember each other from that time. She moved again, this time to São Paulo, we still did not know each other until she went on a trip to Disney World, where she bought a PlayStation 3 and took it to Taubaté, to present the newly realeased console to the neighbors of the old building that she used to live in.
Some of her neighbors were common friends of mine and one day I was invited to play her PS3. I remember thinking she was beautiful, but she looked about 2 years older than me, I heard she was in her “first year” and “lived in the capital”, so I wrongly deduced that night that she was in college, she was too much sand for my truck (as we say in Brazil) so I focused on playing video game (Guitar Hero and Need for Speed). Weeks later (maybe months) was her birthday, at that time the biggest social network here was Orkut (mostly known in Brazil) and I saw that she was turning 16, just like me. Later we started chatting in MSN, I did a foreign exchange program for a year in California and we continue talking constantly, when I came back we were already together, we became girlfriend and boyfriend at 03/07/2009 in Campos do Jordão (it’s a romantic town).
This is the (reduced version of) the story of how we met and started dating, today we complete 5 years together, we share an apartment in São Paulo and I prepared a special schedule for her.
10:00 – I start preparing our lunch (Secret)
12:00 – Lunch (Fettuccine in white sauce with salmon and white wine)
14:00 – “My Grandmother Had” Thrift store (Rent a dress)
16:00 – Floriculture (Make a wreath)
18:00 – Photo session with dress and wreath at the Sunset Plaza
20:00 – All-You-Can-Eat Japanese Restaurant (Aoyama)
22:00 – Grand Gateau of KitKat (Paris 6)
03/07/2009 08:00 São Paulo/SP