I could not have asked for a better best friend during my college life.
We've done everything together.
|Nozomi and me.|
The day has come. The last of my close single guy friends is now engaged (all others are already married or they've already graduated and left).
- Completed our missions at the same time
- Began college during the same semester
- Chose the same major
- Took tons of classes together
- Hip hop danced together
- Road tripped together
- Spent hours working on projects and homework together
- Gave presentations together
- Made video games together
- Sang and played the piano together
- Watched countless Asian horror flicks together
- Made movies together
- Fed the ducks at the duck pond together
- Got sick together
- Gave sick people blessings together
- Gave each other blessings
Basically we did everything together.
Nozomi is from Japan. My Japanese brother.
I think seeing all my my friends get girl friends and then get married was a huge catalyst is my decision to come out.
Nozomi is an attractive guy, but I've never been attracted to him in a gay way. I think that's why we were able to be such good friends.
|This turned into...|
|...this. It sucked.|
The nice thing about Nozomi is that our interests are very similar. Despite being computer science majors, we love hip hop dancing. We also love adventure, and we have a very similar sense of humor so we're always laughing and having fun exploring whatever it is we spontaneously decide to do.
|Here we are trying to break dance in the tide. I can't break dance,|
but Nozomi can and it's pretty sweet.
|Trying out chairs in Wal-Mart.|
|Studying in the library. This occurred a lot.|
|I'm the alien thing.|
|Presenting our video game. Basically if the person playing the game is doing poorly then Iron Man takes out a bunch of Woody's (Toy Story). Kinda funny actually, everyone was laughing.|
|Recording a song for YouTube. He is using the garbage can as a drum.|
One of my biggest regrets with Nozomi is not putting him in my coming out video. One night during winter semester 2013, he and I were at a local church hip hop dancing. We use my laptop to play videos to learn choreography, so I got my laptop's webcam all ready to record myself coming out to him. But for some reason, I couldn't get myself to do it. I was burnt out.
The first time I saw Nozomi after I uploaded my video was in class. I sat down next to him and he had a big smile on his face and said, "I wish I could have been in your video." Such a stud.
Then Rie came along, and now they're engaged. They've been dating for a few years now and so I've had to opportunity to get to know her pretty well. Consensus? I absolutely love her! She loves me too, so it works out nicely :) The worst is when one of your best friends marries a woman who hates everyone.
|Congrats Nozomi and Rie!!! #nofilter|