Trying to Recreate the Night We First Touring Taiwan: Sky Lanterns w/ My Love, 2 days ago   13:10

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Andy and I try to recreate the night we first met...but basically everything goes wrong lol.

We met 3 years ago, on April 28th, 2016, in the Edae neighborhood of Seoul, South Korea. Andy was a recent university graduate, having moved to Seoul just the month before to start his first post-grad job. I was studying abroad at Ewha Womans University, and had about two months left in the country. We connected basically immediately, and he asked me out just a few days later, on May 1st. We've been together (emotionally, at least, considering the two years of long distance) ever since!

As with most university neighborhoods of Seoul, trending places come and go, rent changes and businesses have to relocate or close down permanently, and every storefront is at the mercy of what the students in the area consider worth their time and money. Essentially nothing is left of the neighborhood we knew in 2016. Edae belongs to a different generation now, and I have officially let go and moved on.

We had a nice dinner on our actual anniversary night, and then left for Taiwan just a few days later. Please look forward to those upcoming videos, too!!!

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For those who are new, my boyfriend Andy is Korean, and I am American. We met in 2016 while I was studying abroad in Seoul at Ewha Womans University, then embarked on a 2 year long distance relationship journey! We were reunited permanently in August 2018, and officially moved in together February 2019!

We are here to humbly share our lives with others - we hope you enjoy the journey 💕
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See you in Taiwan!
- rachel

Comments 23 Comments

Nicoletta Kp
They're so cute aaaww😭💗
Anna Miggie
I couldn’t finish watching it, not because it was bad just because of how very single it made me feel 😂
icysparks2007
Wow, it's been 3 years already? Time sure flies. I am so happy for you both!
Kirsten Corbett
Ohh, Rachel don't cry! I hate watching people cry and as a person who cries all the time (lmaooo) I would totally be upset if the place Ben and I met in closed down too (even if it was an airport but still.) I appreciate Andy's words of wisdom a lot, and I'm sure you do too!!! He's so caring and sweet, you two are so good to each other!
Serena
I'm a sympathetic crier so every time you teared up, I instantly did too. 😂😂 But a few tears are definitely worth watching one of my favorite couples
A’niya Richards
This hit me really hard in the single feels. Ummm, yeah I'm just gonna binge the rest if your vids to make me feel better because I'm so sad for you guys. But yup, you guys won eachother so bam! That's love for ya
Want Mono?
Aw, he has a Rachel box?! That’s so cute 🤧
Kirsten Corbett
Okay I love "navy man" has a contact name 😂😂 Reminds me of when I was 7 and would write stories and I'd have really cheesy bad guy names 😂
Kpopff광신도
I’ve never felt so single by watching a video in my life 😭you both are so cute together
Taya Lavric
Ahh I'm crying this is way toooo sad. You got the love of your life with the help of those places and now they're gone. Ah I love both of you and you're an amazing couple. Please don't let your love shut down ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Ivy-Ioanna Fasidaki
This is such a cute video ! Rachel i can understand how you feel me and my boyfriend tried to recreate our first date too , which was in a beautiful restaurant in the UK which is sadly closed now :/ Oh well as your Andy said let the past and make new memories ! Love you both , be as sweet as you are forever !
Pyump kyin
Didnt even watch the video yet but i want to say you are both such a sweet couple :'(
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Touring Taiwan: Sky Lanterns w/ My Love, Trying to Recreate the Night We First 2 days ago   16:42

Our last day in Taiwan was spent on a "taxi tour" zipping around the countryside to 4 totally charming locations that we recommend ANYONE in Taiwan to visit!!

We started at the Yehliu Geopark, where we saw the famous rock formations and got soaked to the bone with torrential downpours, then tried to dry a little in the taxi as we drove about an hour to Shifen. I was worried that the rain would prevent us from releasing the huge sky lanterns, but it didn't stop anyone at all! This was my #1 thing to do in Taiwan, and I was so humbled by the experience and just so happy to partake. After Shifen we went up into the mountains to the more remote Haotong Cat Village, and saw a surprising number of cats given the weather situation! We ended our tour in Jiufen, famous for it's resemblance to the scene in Spirited Away.

We ate more Taiwanese food, saw more of the countryside, and went out for the famous beef noodle soup after getting home. And seriously, if anyone knows who that singer on the back of the truck is, let! me! know!!!

Locations:
•• Yehliu Geopark
•• Shifen
•• Haotong Cat Village
•• Jiufen

This trip was sincerely unforgettable, and I am so glad that we could make it happen. We'll be back with more Korea-focused content soon, though 💕

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For those who are new, I am American, and my boyfriend Andy is Korean. We met in 2016 while I was studying abroad in Seoul at Ewha Womans University, then embarked on a 2 year long distance relationship journey! We were reunited permanently in August 2018, and officially moved in together February 2019.

We are here to humbly share our lives with others - we hope you enjoy the journey 💕

••
Follow Me/Us 💕
My Insta @ rachelrose.diary
Our Couple Insta @ honeyrose.diary
••
Help Me Go Full-Time Here on YouTube 🙏🏻🙌🏻
https://www.patreon.com/rachelrosediary
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Music: Epidemic Sound 🔥
https://player.epidemicsound.com
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What We Use! 📸
- Canon SL2 (200D) w/ Standard Kit Lense
- Rachel's iPhone 6s
- Andy's Galaxy Note 8
- Zhiyun Smooth Q Phone Gimbal
- Adobe Premier Pro CC
- Good Energy

I hope you can smile in the rain 💕
- rachel