.It's Not Good-Bye, It's See You Later.

Credits: reneg88

We met on the first day of college in the Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico. Neither of us were certain if it was the place where we wanted to be, but I guess you can say destiny wanted it that way. Now it’s been two years since that day, and I’m still here, but she isn’t. Today she left to continue pursuing her dreams in New York.

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Little over a year ago, she broke news to me that she was interested in pursuing a career in Musical Theater. I was somewhat sad [as anyone would be about knowing their loved one is going away] but mostly I was excited for her that she would get the chance to follow her dreams and make it happen. She left to Los Angeles, California to study in the American Musical and Dramatic Academy [A.M.D.A.]. That first year was the hardest. Specially because we had never been apart, and were used to being together 24/7. So I bet you can imagine the desperation we felt when we wanted to be with each other and would have to settle for seeing each other over a webcam. So there we were, alone and apart. Thinking if this was the way we really wanted our relationship.

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After a few conversations and a few tears we came to the conclusion that our love was something way too special to let go just because of a little alone time. We set our heads and our hearts straight, and decided to make our best effort to make our long distance relationship work. And so a year went by, and wouldn’t you know it? We got through just fine. And then our most anticipated moment occurred. She came home for the summer.

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I think it’s safe to say we had the best summer together. We went on many road trips, spent as much time together as we could, and took all the photos you can imagine. She was my favorite subject of course. We even went to New York to see where she was going to study next, and what a blast it was.

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When we came back we had very little time left together, but we managed to spend it the best way we could. And took the time for a few more road trips to see some incredible sites, and fuel up our love tanks to prepare for the coming year when we would be apart again.

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Today she left. It’s one of those moments when you don’t really know how to feel. Because you’re sad because you’re saying good-bye to the person who is with you everyday of the week. But at the same time, you’re so happy because you know they’re happy about fulfilling their dreams. So there we are. She’s probably somewhere over the Atlantic right now, and I am here, missing her. But I know that what we have, we won’t find anywhere else. We have that spark, if you know what I mean.

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And if we ever get too lonely, we can always look back to our beautiful lomographs and remember what it feels like to be kissed and be loved. Here’s to you Irina. And so I wait, forever for you.

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P.S. Whoever gets the 100th comment and uses the keyword: NAVIDAD will get to do Christmas Doubles with me! =)

written by reneg88 on 2010-10-14


  1. nural
    nural ·

    aww you were right, this is romantic.... I'm glad you guys are making it work... and I hope you'll get together again soon...

  2. yarah
    yarah ·

    wow! Beautiful story!

  3. don_giovanni
    don_giovanni ·

    I dropped a tear.

  4. kvboyle
    kvboyle ·

    Lovely story, beautiful pictures...you know, I met a guy on the first day of college too. But many, many, many years ago. He's falling asleep on the sofa across the room from me right now. Y hombre, que guapa tu chica!

  5. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Oh, that's a beautiful romantic story and you're so right in the efforts to make it work like this... distance is perhaps the best "tester" of a relationship/friendship.. And your lomographs are there to remind her when feeling a bit sad. I wish you a long and beautiful life together!!!

  6. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    Damn dude. I feel for you. I spent 3 years away in a long distance thing before. It's rough. Your lomo family is here though. You do have some beautiful lomographs of her to keep you company though.

  7. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    omg. you nearly make me cry!!!
    it's a very beautiful story between u and Irina. :)
    it's so great to fall in love, thou it might have some ups n downs during the relationship. but that's what makes every relationship unique and worth to stay-on.
    :) cheer up!!!!

  8. makny
    makny ·

    Lovely story... I was in a long distance relationship for over 5 years, love make everything possible... cheer up, she will be back soon or you could go to NY to visit!!!

  9. lihooi
    lihooi ·

    me myself is in a LDR for 3 years now and i feel perfectly well.. :)
    i'm sure you guys gonna make it too! have faith! cheers!! :)

  10. kevinlj182
    kevinlj182 ·

    Thanks for sharing your story, it is beautiful and poignant all in the same breathe. Your pictures capture it perfectly too. Good luck with the wait, its worth it.

  11. jhen89
    jhen89 ·

    it's the first month of my LDR and i have 2 more long years to go. your post somehow gave me some confidence. :) cheers.

  12. iaki
    iaki ·


  13. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @vicuna: thanks for your wishes!
    @gnarlyleech: yes! i'm sure my lomo community will help me through this =)
    @eva_eva: thank you for your words haha and I'm not sure if almost making you cry was a good thing, or a bad thing haha!
    @makny: gracias! ella regresa de vacaciones en diciembre por dos semanas y luego tengo que planificar un viaje para ir a visitarla a NY =D
    @lihooi: thanks for your support. good luck on your relationship as well!
    @kevinlj182: thanks! I'm sure it's definitely worth the wait ^_^
    @jhen89: aww well i'm glad i could contribute in a positive way to your relationship haha
    @iaki: ^_^

  14. irina
    irina ·

    Esto esta demasiado bonito René!!!! Te amo demasiado =) ..i miss u already! Waaa! Y con este frio mas todavia te quisiera aqui conmigo! I love u i love u i love u i love U! <3 I love it baby =) and ps: we're still 24/7 together! =) ..i'll wait forever for you too neinei <3 TE AMOOOO!

  15. isabelbatteria
    isabelbatteria ·

    Omaigá. I don't know you guys, but I wish you many years of future short-distance love. La vida los premiará.

  16. discodrew
    discodrew ·

    Thanks for the story. I've loved seeing you both in your pictures and have 'liked' quite a few on the last few months. All the best.

  17. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    awww, this is cute <3 you are such a beautiful couple!

  18. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    may you both be filled with happyness for as long as possible ! and keep showing it through your lomos =)

  19. ritamiguel
    ritamiguel ·

    how cute =)

  20. elletra
    elletra ·

    oh goodness, this was so sweet and honest! you deserve the sprocket rocket you're going to get for this blog entry ;D

  21. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @irina yo también te amo muchooooo! I know you'll be kicking butts over there in NYC.
    @isabelbatteria jajaja tu omaiga me dió muchisima risa =) gracias!
    @discodrew and @mikahsupageek thank you for your kind wishes!
    @shoujoai and @ritamiguel teehee ^_^ thanks!
    @elletra haha thanks! may the lomo gods hear your words! =)

  22. grazie
    grazie ·

    awww you're making me tear up with this entry. So romantic! I wish the best for you both :)

  23. mackadoo
    mackadoo ·

    this is sooo beautiful and inspiring, I got a little teary eyed reading it. I wish you both the best :)

  24. lucianamorin
    lucianamorin ·

    oh, good luck for you two! cute story =)

  25. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    I wish both of you every happiness, your story reminded me of mine and my husband's relationship which was also carried out across great distances, we are still together (after a very long time) and very much dislike the moments when we are not together. Yours will be an enduring love!

  26. faisal_aziz
    faisal_aziz ·

    OMG. lovable <3

  27. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    irina & rene 4 ever...together making lomo love ;)

  28. dive-angel
    dive-angel ·

    this sounds like real love :-) Good luck for both of you!

  29. stouf
    stouf ·

    Aaahhh love... I was in a long distance relationship. We live together now. Be patient, it CAN work ! : )

  30. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @grazie and @mackadoo aww don't cry! =) it's happy love!
    @lucianamorin thanks! =)
    @kylewis and @stouf thanks guys! your successful relationships are what keep me and irina going for it =)
    @faisal_aziz tee hee ^_^
    @quaisoir yay! and maybe lomo babies? hahaha
    @dive-angel thanks! =)

  31. basho
    basho ·

    I was in that situation for more than three years! I used to listen to Pearl Jam's Come Back so much, that we chose the song as our first dance the day we finally got married. Listen to it, it may help you as well, who knows? Wish you both the best.

  32. nina_ska
    nina_ska ·

    awwwwwww :) !

  33. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    @reneg88 oooh lomobabies!!!

  34. iaki
    iaki ·

    ay rené, quiero q tú ganes la sprocket con este lingo post! te lo mereces!!!

  35. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @iaki yo también! pues ayudame a darle promoción =D

  36. adrienne-is
    adrienne-is ·

    beautiful lomographs and beautiful story. all the best to your love and the beauty of allowing/wanting someone to fulfill their greatest dreams.

  37. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    woah, so romantic. love feeds the soul, indeed. i can almost hear the (wedding) bells ringing. hehe.

  38. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @adrienne-is thank you and thank you! =D
    @antibiotyx haha thanks! may the lomo lords hear you! =D

  39. chevaras
    chevaras ·

    beautiful story =), I can see now what "Forever For you" is all about!
    take care man, wish you the best.

  40. wilfbiffherb
    wilfbiffherb ·


  41. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Yes, I agree it is a beautiful love story .Distant love isn't easy, Iam glad for you that you both tried so hard to make it work . I've seen some of the fotos attached here before, I could feel that you are so close together. So, cheer up guys and I wish you two all the best, and will reunit soon enough.....

  42. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    that was beautiful

  43. squamy
    squamy ·

    Wonderful story! I hope you get to see each other soon :)

  44. j_robert
    j_robert ·

    its funny how romance and photographs always tie in together perfectly. great blog. hope for the best

  45. roseflorian
    roseflorian ·

    I am Irina's best friend and I can only say that, that girl loves you like no other, you are her perfect match! Much love!

  46. niki-tzi
    niki-tzi ·

    that was such a romatic article... i' wish you both all the best, and i'm sure that when she finally comes back, you'll be the best couple again...
    Beautiful pictures... you're a beautiful couple!!!

  47. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    it's people like you that keep me believing in love, and you look so perfect together, i'm kinda jealous :)

  48. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I must go to control my diabetes...hahahaha lol! sorry, is only my envy for your true love.

  49. ecchymoses
    ecchymoses ·

    awww! how cute! <3! I wish you both all the very best!

  50. panelomo
    panelomo ·


  51. larahacefotos
    larahacefotos ·

    es una historia preciosa! :)

  52. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    boy + girl = yuck, reneg88 + lsi = yum

  53. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    that spark will be forever! no matter what conditions, both of you will stay together =)
    keep the faith, love strong!

  54. krssyfu
    krssyfu ·

    <3 truly inspirational! Best wishes to you both!!! =D

  55. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @chevaras hahaha now when I sing it next time, you'll make more sense out of it =)
    @wilfbiffherb and @ilovemydiana thanks! =)
    @wuxiong thank you for those words! =D
    @squamy yes i hope so too!
    @j_robert hehe yeah! love and lomo forever!
    @roseflorian gracias rosita! =)
    @niki-tzi thanks =D we like to think so! hehe
    @paper_doll haha don't be jealous! i'm sure yours will come in time!
    @superlighter hahaha... eh... i didn't get the diabetes joke teehee ^_^
    @ecchymoses thanks! =)
    @panelomo like chocolate =)
    @larahacefotos se siento rico en la vida real.
    @kylethefrench hahaha nicely put!
    @cinzinc amen to that!
    @krssyfu thank you! i'm glad it inspires you! ^_^

  56. jojomelons
    jojomelons ·

    great story and photos.

  57. freezedudul
    freezedudul ·

    damn! envy to both of you haha! so romantic story! :D

  58. stonerfairy
    stonerfairy ·

    Great! Both of you are showing your love with Lomo :D
    She's such a lovely girl. Love her curly hair!!!
    Great blog!

  59. ijester
    ijester ·

    <3, wish you both luck in each other and your lomography =)

    cutest lomo couple.

  60. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Breathtakingly romantic!! Wonderful story!!

  61. brommi
    brommi ·

    a lovely and beautiful story :)

  62. sondyy
    sondyy ·


  63. juanix
    juanix ·

    wow you are such a sweet young man! I hope the spark will last forever!

  64. moonswallow
    moonswallow ·

    reminds me of my own story... i met my husband 14 years ago while he was doing his internship... after 6 months, he flew back and we were separated for 3 years with a 13 hours flight distance... we e-mailed daily, chatted online with 6 hours time difference and met up once a year. Today, we have 2 lovely twin boys. I believe it's possible :-)

  65. maximum_b
    maximum_b ·

    Truly romantic! :)

  66. kiiiza
    kiiiza ·

    i looooooooooooooooooooooved it so much!!!! thanks!
    :) i have a long distance relationship too and your story made my day happier! thank you!
    keep lomo real! your photos rock!

  67. photohuggers
    photohuggers ·

    Good luck to you both, I wish it works out the best for you!

  68. bananez
    bananez ·

    wooooow amazing story....

  69. hazelyg
    hazelyg ·

    lovely couple, i am yours sure will make it!!! keep it up!

  70. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Sweet....do you make music together when you are together or vi-net?

  71. adamo-75
    adamo-75 ·

    Beautiful blog, love and happiness to you both:)

  72. piropiro
    piropiro ·

    story sweety.nice

  73. metzgor
    metzgor ·

    great gallery! nice article

  74. kaelcat
    kaelcat ·

    what a great story! =)

  75. nandaurbano
    nandaurbano ·

    How cute!!!

  76. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @jojomelons thanks =)
    @freezedudul ^_^ teehee don't be jealous! you'll get there!
    @stonerfairy haha thanks! i love her curly hair as well =)
    @ijester thanks! i've always thought LSI should make a best lomo couple rumble haha
    @herbert-4 and @brommi thank you =)
    @sondyy huh?
    @juanix i'm sure it will =) thanks!
    @moonswallow wow! that is really inspiring! it must've been so hard! congrats!
    @maximum_b thanks =)
    @kiiiza haha thanks! i'm glad it brightend your day =)
    @photohuggers and @bananez thank you!
    @hazelyg thanks for your good wishes!
    @blue-dog well we mostly make music together when we're together... since she's a soprano i sometimes write art songs and send her the sheet music or things like that =)
    @adamo-75 thanks
    @piropiro thank you! as i mentioned before, i lOVE your avatar! haha it's so cute!
    @metzgor and @kaelcat thank you! i'm glad you enjoyed it! =)

  77. elede
    elede ·

    Ay dios... ustedes son unos Love Birds.

  78. dont_think
    dont_think ·


  79. porkchopsandy
    porkchopsandy ·

    I met my bf in this online school we went for 18 months. He was in Turkey and I was in Canada at that time. We spent only 3 weeks together the first year in the relationship. So I think I know exactly how you feel :) Right now we both managed to find a job in London and we live together here in U.K :) It's like dream come true to us! Thanks for sharing your lovely story :)

  80. cornpony
    cornpony ·

    I've read your story a few times over the last couple of weeks and My heart goes out to you Amigo! My girl and I will be in the same boat next year so i found your story reassuring and Inspiring! At the very least you have some amazing memories captured in lomo form! Soldier on sir and thank you for sharing!

  81. rik041
    rik041 ·


  82. yarnlass
    yarnlass ·

    Not only is this well written, it's a story and message that's worthwhile. Hope you win that camera.


  83. mrosy
    mrosy ·

    To me it feels like you both are strong and willing to bear that. I wish you all the luck you need! All you need is love =)

  84. basch75
    basch75 ·

    amazing...story & photos!

  85. hotdustyroads
    hotdustyroads ·

    My girlfriend lives in Jersey City and I live in Detroit. we are exactly 652 miles apart and were making it work! I wish she wasn't shy and let me take pictures of her though!

  86. karrixlin
    karrixlin ·

    Best of luck to you. Really touching story with of course your amazing lomo pics of Irina! xo

  87. bigphilly808
    bigphilly808 ·

    awww man...such a great blog! and i was feeling sad that i wouldnt be seeing my girl for 2 weeks....i have NOTHING to complain about...it will all work out :-)

  88. libelulasyyo
    libelulasyyo ·

    Hola reneg88, me ha encantado la historia, ya tienes mi "like" :-) Me has hecho llorar, pues yo estoy en la misma situación, a muchos kilometros de mi chico, con el que llevo 8 años compartiendo todo, ahora hasta la casa, y se perfectamente lo que significa no poder estar 24h con él. Son unas fotos preciosas, y tu chica tiene mucha suerte de tenerte.
    Espero que pronto podais volver a juntaros, las navidades están cerca y quien sabe :-) Y si no es en navidades tenéis toda una vida juntos por delante.
    Muchísima suerte, para ti y para ella, y felicidades por el artículo!

  89. lomoteddy
    lomoteddy ·

    made my day !

  90. rozzyb86
    rozzyb86 ·

    You guys are awesome - all my love to you both from England XX

  91. davidpowell
    davidpowell ·

    Nice story, hope everything works out for you two!

  92. jandra
    jandra ·

    que tengas suerte en tu relación a distancia, ojalá vuelva pronto tu amor y consigas una Sprocket!!

  93. usefulidiot
    usefulidiot ·

    Beautiful story, and the pictures are really perfect... I wish you the best, just continue to be so close with your feelings, the result is just awesome !

  94. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    happy and sad, but wonderful too :))

  95. lomographics
    lomographics ·

    thanks for sharing this gives me hope.

  96. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    LDRs are hard work. I was in one over two years ago (didn't work out) and two of my oldest friends are in one right now. If two people are as crazy and perfect for each other as you, it's def worth all the sacrifices and compromises. So cute to see two people super in love with each other. Be happy always!

  97. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @elede hahaha te guillas!
    @dont_think love love love =)
    @porkchopsandy that is seriously cool! i can't wait for the day when me and her share a home.
    @cornpony i'm glad it's helped, i'm sure you'll be just fine if you really love each other!
    @rik041 thanks!
    @yarnlass thank you! i hope so too!
    @mrosy thank you! and very well said! love is all you need!
    @basch75 thanks for checking it out! glad you enjoyed it!
    @hotdustyroads i feel you brother! hopefully she'll get around to letting you take photos of her =)
    @karrixlin hehe thanks! she does make a wonderful subject =)
    @bigphilly808 haha don't worry, i used to think the same way when i wouldn't be able to see her for the weekend or something haha. but you find ways to make it through with practice =)
    @libelulasyyo aww lo siento por haberte hecho llorar! yo creo que pronto nos veremos =D te deseo lo mejor a ti y a tu chico tambien!
    @lomoteddy =D hooray!
    @rozzyb86 and @davidpowell thank you!
    @jandra gracias! ojalá sea así
    @usefulidiot thank you sir! =D i'm glad you like my photos!
    @ fash_on well isn't that what life's about?! =)
    @lomographics you're welcome! thanks for checking us out!
    @blueskyandhardrock aww thanks for your nice wishes, and i'm sure yours didn't work out =( but i'm sure something better will come along!

    p.s. @everyone i'm sorry if i miss out on some comments, i'm trying to do them in bulk to not overload the blog with my own replies! thanks to everyone!

  98. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    Best for you both, Lovers!

  99. rio
    rio ·

    awww. this is so sweet. i can feel the love you have for each other. Powerful photos just show the power of your love. May you live happily ever after someday..

  100. realmustache
    realmustache ·

    i'm glad your love is stronger than any distance. i'm also in a long distance relationship, but pales in comparison to yours. #navidad

  101. weihsuan
    weihsuan ·

    very nice.. all the best!

  102. baltasar
    baltasar ·

    nice story!... n nice pictures!

  103. zz
    zz ·

    This is really a good story & photos indeed
    ... all the best.
    Hope you two can be together~~
    Do Let us know ~~

  104. kerpella
    kerpella ·

    This is absolutely beautiful (: Nice to know you two are making it work. All the best!

  105. holydarkyfied
    holydarkyfied ·

    that's a beautiful story. and you know what? you've got a beautiful gilfriend. :)

  106. bulletofmine
    bulletofmine ·

    this is f-ing awesome story. I was touched when you said you are far away from here. By the way , I pray for your happiness. I hope you and your girlfriend will end up with a marriage and have a loads of kids! =D . do let us know your love story!

  107. bulletofmine
    bulletofmine ·

    one more thing!

    NAVIDAD will get to do Christmas Doubles with me! =)(please do double with me!)

  108. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Awww you've got some of the most amazing photos of her, she's gorgeous!
    I wish MY boyfriend was into lomography hahaha
    Hang in there!

  109. yokekei
    yokekei ·

    the power of love

  110. shiroweng
    shiroweng ·

    a touching story !

  111. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    So romantic ! Long distance love is not easy to live. I wish you to be together. The best !

  112. estelletse
    estelletse ·

    All the best to you and Irina! Thats a lovely story and fantastic pictures too!

  113. juliouz
    juliouz ·

    nice story

  114. denisben
    denisben ·

    very nice story, like in the movies. best to you both. denisben

  115. sustutepuphay
    sustutepuphay ·

    You have to make sure to write a little something every now and then, this kind of story is so cute to follow, although I can't really relate because Ive never been in love!

  116. ngmail
    ngmail ·

    Beautiful Memories.... All the best to you both!

  117. i_am_four-eyes
    i_am_four-eyes ·

    Such a beautiful story indeed ! Thanks for sharing this article ! Best wishes to you both : )

  118. jabuka
    jabuka ·

    It's a nice and fitting title for your romantic love story...

  119. estrellla
    estrellla ·

    very nice.... keep us updated!

  120. azabanana
    azabanana ·


  121. bravebird
    bravebird ·

    what a lovely story ;)

  122. gborin
    gborin ·

    this is a great story man, thanks for sharing! I've been in a LDR for 2 years too, it's good to see that similar stories exist. Good luck for both of you!

  123. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @bravopires @weihsuan and @baltasar thanks guys! =)

  124. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @rio and @zz thank you! I will make sure to keep you updated when we see each other again! =)

  125. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @realmustache congrats! you've just won us some doubles! i'll send you a PM after the blogathon is over! =)

  126. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @kerpella @shiroweng @azurblue @estelletse @juliouz @denisben thanks a lot guys! and thank you all for the best wishes!

  127. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @holydarkyfied haha thanks =) she IS gorgeous!
    @natalieerachel thanks! well get him into lomography! what are you waiting for?! I'm sure you can gift him a Lomography Camera for Christmas ^_^
    @yokekei it's a very powerful thing! =)
    @ngmail thank you! =)
    @i_am_four-eyes i'm glad you've enjoyed it =)
    @jabuka thanks! it's a phrase i've heard a lot!
    @estrellla definitely will do!
    @azabanana thanks!
    @upic why thank you! ^_^

  128. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @bulletofmine amen to that! may the lomo lords hear you! =) as for the NAVIDAD keyword, I believe someone beat you to it :P but we can work something out. I'll msg you when this is done.

  129. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @sustutepuphay don't worry about it! i'll make sure the follow-ups get through to you ^_^
    @gborin thank you! i'm sure you'll make it work like us! =)

  130. boss-i
    boss-i ·

    Maybe everything will be fade away with time...

  131. ubmba04jp1
    ubmba04jp1 ·

    Sweet and sad, but beautiful.

  132. marinamarinimarino
    marinamarinimarino ·

    i totally love the title. i think she's missing you now too and probably also posting a romantic writing about you. happy waiting dude.

  133. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    woooooooow.. I'm speechless here bro.

  134. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    Yo se como se siente.... T y yo estuvimos aparte por un tiempo, el en Austria, yo en Colombia y NY. Ahora seguimos de lejos el en Graz y yo en Viena, pero pronto estaremos juntos. Muy bien escrito el articulo, te felicito!

  135. mallorynox
    mallorynox ·

    how romantic story:) make a movie:)) .GIF

  136. rdp_ribeirense
    rdp_ribeirense ·

    Força bro, entrada muito bom! continua! props

  137. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @boss-i i hope you mean the obstacles and not our love...

  138. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @ubmba04jp1 thanks, i like to think it's mostly beautiful =)

  139. mola
    mola ·

    me encanta este lomoamooooooooor

  140. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @marinamarinimarino hehe i know she's missing me =) writing an article i think not, hehe school has her quite tied up.

  141. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @adi_totp haha it's okay, your lens licking says more than enough! ^_^

  142. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @gabysalas muchas gracias por tu apoyo! te deseo lo mejor!

  143. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @mallorynox haha thanks! how should i make a movie?

  144. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @rdp_ribeirense i don't even know what language your speaking =) but i'm guessing it says... something to do with being strong, well written article, and to carry on? haha sorry if i misinterpret =) but thanks!

  145. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @mola =D gracias!

  146. earlybird
    earlybird ·

    so nice! I hope you are able to have a lot of days and years you can join your relationship and love. the best wishes from me!

  147. iaki
    iaki ·

    go rené!!!!! hahaha

  148. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @earlybird thanks bro! =)

  149. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @iaki haha this is one tough race! =) may the true love win! ^_^ i commented and liked your blog as well =)

  150. il_fungo
    il_fungo ·

    Hey man! You're much romantic with your words and your shots :D

  151. georgedeffner
    georgedeffner ·

    This is really nice. I wish you both all the best.

  152. ellespea
    ellespea ·

    Awwww!!!! This is too sweet, and beautiful and romantic, made me tear up a little bit!!! The pictures you took of her are so beautiful. They really show how much you love her. Thanks so much for sharing :) I wish you two the best!

  153. ycontrol92
    ycontrol92 ·

    I so feel you, because I've been in a long distance relationship too. It was Japan and Italy. It was hard, but still the best time of my life :) How you explain your story is just so beautiful and made me cry. Also beautiful pictures. It is much bettter to know the background story of pictures. I really thank you for leaving me a comment with the link. I know there are many problems, but I also know you two will live happily ever after :)
    (and!! your girl is GORGEOUS! )

    xxx Y

  154. remi-boiteux
    remi-boiteux ·

    Best wishes for you two... wherever. (and, yes, of course, lomo on !)

  155. ellespea
    ellespea ·

    Oh yeah!!! BTW.... I just wanted to say that the last picture...my favorite :)

  156. michelle-crazy
    michelle-crazy ·

    <3!!! que lindo!

  157. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @il_fungo haha thanks! well i hope you mean that in a good way =P

  158. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @georgedeffner thanks for your great wishes!

  159. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @ellespea thank you! =) as it goes: a picture paints a thousand words.

  160. style_slicker
    style_slicker ·

    What a sweet love story. x

  161. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @ycontrol92 thank you for that! i'm sorry to have made you cry haha but thank you for sharing your words as well =)

  162. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @remi-boiteux thanks! lomo on forever!

  163. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @michelle-crazy gracias! me alegro que lo hallas disfrutado =)

  164. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @style_slicker thank you! =D i loved your lomo amigo article! =)

  165. kristine
    kristine ·

    you could make a stop motion animation movie of this story!! how sweet

  166. sevina
    sevina ·

    oh my god this is so romantic!
    ur girlfriend looks really beautiful.

  167. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @kristine that is a REALLY good idea! haha maybe that'll be the next update of this story! haha except i've never made a stop motion animation movie... so i'll have to do some research! haha maybe it'll be a nice x-mas gift for lomo! ^_^

  168. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @sevina thank you! it IS kinda romantic isn't it? =) i wasn't thinking about it when i wrote it, i wrote it mostly as a gift to her. now hopefully i plan on sharing a sprocket rocket with her as a well if i win this.

  169. antea
    antea ·

    Es una historia muy bonita. Hay que quedarse con esos pequeños momentos mágicos. La distancia es dificil, pero no hay nada imposible si es amor de verdad. Compartirlo todo con la persona amada es lo mejor del mundo. Suerte!!!

  170. yochan
    yochan ·

    romantic story

  171. butttokk
    butttokk ·

    aww so sweet! i wish i can meet my destiny girl soon

  172. zopia
    zopia ·

    Oooh! Beatiful romantic story!!

  173. imoomi
    imoomi ·

    So beautiful story! My best wishes for you! ; P

  174. fabyen
    fabyen ·

    wow yes I wish you all the best, if you survived the 1st year... Maybe she's the good one for you :) Life is full of ordeals that help you in the long run...

  175. chouks
    chouks ·

    Beautiful and romantic story ! very great shots too. I Which you two the best :)

  176. viktor
    viktor ·

    ostras!! bonita historia de amor, enhorabuena!!

  177. petra-pak
    petra-pak ·

    wow. your girlfriend really has to be someone special, and she can be so happy she has you! beautiful, sweet proof of love :-)

  178. optic-dreamer
    optic-dreamer ·

    Beautiful and touching,keep the love alive!!! Love the pictures too.

  179. jillpossible
    jillpossible ·

    Oh my god....I'm also so in love! But such a big difference between my boyfriend and me...IMPOSSIBLE! I would die for desire!
    BUT: True love can do anything! ;-) Good luck!

  180. lomomonnom
    lomomonnom ·

    I respect that.
    True love lasts forever.

  181. craigramsden
    craigramsden ·

    Fantastic story and pictures! Good luck to the both of you :)

  182. latella
    latella ·

    Loving the pictures. Take each day as it comes. xxx Good luck you two! Keep the pictures coming.

  183. lomomonnom
    lomomonnom ·

    By The way,.. Navidad? :)

  184. megs79
    megs79 ·


  185. don_giovanni
    don_giovanni ·

    Esta sprocket rocket es tuya negro!

  186. rastablues
    rastablues ·

    que linda historia de amor :)

  187. roby_c
    roby_c ·

    Nice story man:) I'm in the exactly same situation, me in Europe and her in Hong Kong and guess what...we're even getting married next year. Keep on fighting coz is all worthy. And great pics by the way:)

  188. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @antea gracias por tus lindas palabras =)

  189. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @yochan gracias! =)

  190. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @butttokk hang in there buddy and i'm sure you will! =)

  191. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @zopia ^_^ thank you!

  192. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    all the best to the both of you. and congrats man!

  193. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @imoomi thanks for your wishes!
    @fabyen hehe thanks! i KNOW she's the one for me!
    @chouks thank you! i'm glad you enjoyed them =)
    @viktor gracias!
    @petra-pak hehe she is indeed the most specials of special! =)
    @optic-dreamer alive with love!

  194. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @jillpossible hehe yeah it's like that the first few months! and it's really hard, but then when you get back together it's twice as good ^_^
    @lomomonnom thanks =D haha but sorry someone already beat you to it! hehe
    @craigramsden thanks! glad you've enjoyed it! =)
    @latella thank you! that's the only way to do it, counting the days and looking forward ^_^
    @rastablues gracias!
    @megs79 ^_^ hehe
    @roby_c thanks for your words man! good luck with your situation as well!

  195. missnothing
    missnothing ·

    joe que bonito! es toda una inspiración ^_^

  196. am
    am ·

    You're letting eachother go to pursue your dreams, but your love has the strength to overcome the distance.. It's so great to see this love exists. All the best.

  197. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @missnothing gracias! me alegro que te inspire! =)
    @am =D thanks for your kind words! love is all around!

  198. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    Wow, that was really sweet! What a lovely lady, best wishes to you both. :)

  199. fer88
    fer88 ·

    buenisimas todas las fotos! me encantan los colores ;)
    que tipo de scanner usas? quiero saberrr!
    desde argentina


  200. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @clickiemcpete thank you sir!
    @fer88 gracias! bueno el scanner que tengo es un epson perfection v500 creo que así se llama =)
    @everyone, the rumble ended, thanks to everyone for their support. i'll be posting the follow ups to this story soon enough and i'll be sure to let you all know, and hope you'll follow it even if there's no rumble! =)

  201. becca_m
    becca_m ·

    Aw. This is such a nice blog.
    No te preocupes mucho. If things are meant to happen they will ^^

  202. poppyprongs
    poppyprongs ·

    aww great story, and great photos too! I especially love the shoes picture ;)

  203. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @becca_m gracias! =D and if they're not meant to happen that way we'll MAKE 'EM happen! =)
    @poppyprongs hehe thanks! that's one of my favorite pictures as well!

  204. kategoetting
    kategoetting ·

    AMAZING LOMO LOVE STORY! You made me totally cry! When Irina was in Los Angeles, I remember helping her at the Lomo store, She would be on the phone with you and would buy whatever you needed.

    I'm so sorry to hear that she is gone again but your love for each other is obviously stronger than any distance or time apart soI hope everything works out for you guys and one day you can be together permanently! After meeting Irina just a few times I can safely say you have one dope chick!

    You and Irina have beautiful lomographs of each other and remind me of my roommates @future_analog and her boyfriend Matt.

  205. kategoetting
    kategoetting ·

    I want a Lomo love story too! Actually...any love story hahahaha

  206. spidermanjulien
    spidermanjulien ·

    What a beautiful story! so romantic!

  207. summyzhong
    summyzhong ·

    This true love story strikes me so much..it's perfect...

  208. juliagulia
    juliagulia ·

    This story makes me believe in true love, and as I will be apart from my loved one too, for at least one year, gives me the courage:)
    may the love be with you ;)

  209. thomas12
    thomas12 ·

    hi again,

    here is what i made out of it on MY Blog.

    if it's only a pr-/marketing article to get traffic on your blog and win some lomo stuff, it's perfect,
    because everyone comments, and only about of the feeling of love.

    if its true, then i know this girl too, ... and i think almost every creative person - and its not amazing that musicians, dancers, photographers and writers, ... are meeting here - has one similar story lurking somewhere deeply hidden in a corner of his mind.

    Dancing is love in motion !

    thomas wilden

  210. elrond
    elrond ·

    Beautiful story. You will make it. Wish you the best!

  211. mallorynox
    mallorynox ·

    make a movie in some GIF maker:) just add photos and make it move:)))

  212. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @kategoetting hehe yeah i remember her being on the phone with me everytime she'd visit you guys. it was sad becuase i had just visited Irina in LA in Feb. and that's when we discovered Lomography in an Urban Outfitters, and then after I came back to PR and joined the community I realized there was a Gallery Store in LA and I got soooo sad haha and so I told her that she HAD to go and so she did and then she loved it and would go every weekend hehe ^_^. and i'm sure you'll get your love story soon =)

  213. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @spidermanjulien and @summyzhong thanks guys! =)
    @juliagulia thank you julia! the love will be with you as well and i'm sure if it's real it'll survive.

  214. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @thomas12 thank you for that Thomas! In the part where it says 'your photo here" or something similar. you can add which ever photo you like. thank you again.

  215. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @elrond thanks for the good wishes!
    @mallorynox haha yeah well i know that much... but it would be nice if they were sequenced no? like actually MAKE a stop motion film about it... instead of just taking a bunch of random pictures and trying to put 'em in order... =)

  216. slivinskaja_
    slivinskaja_ ·

    wow)really romantic story
    I wish your of good luck!!!

  217. hapexme
    hapexme ·

    Its a great story, truly inspirational. Just keep at it and you can make it work, just look at it as a bump to a great life ahead. d( '-' )

  218. ulap
    ulap ·

    sweet! very inspiring! all the best to both of you :)

    great love story and photos too!

  219. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @slivinskaja_ thank you! =)
    @hapexme indeed man! a pretty big bump! but nothing we can't handle =)
    @ulap thanks! =D

  220. norkateer
    norkateer ·

    nice photos!

  221. h_olga
    h_olga ·

    wow man what a beautiful romantic story this is true love. great lomography, wish you all the best.

  222. weedos
    weedos ·

    Great story!! I wish you guys all the best!! Cheers!! John

  223. tallyho
    tallyho ·

    You guys are so sweet! And your photos really capture the magic!

  224. invisible
    invisible ·

    Beautiful, romantic Story and great Photos! Nice!

  225. conorrrrrrrrrrrr
    conorrrrrrrrrrrr ·

    Great Photos

  226. cpolpa
    cpolpa ·

    A is a pure ;)lomo;) love story with great photos!!

  227. paulabridi
    paulabridi ·

    Beautiful love story, beautiful photos! All the best for you, guys. :)

  228. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @norkateer thanks! =)
    @h_olga aww thanks!
    @weedos thank you!
    @hehe thanks, i try to get some nice pictures ^_^
    @invisible thanks! i'll be working the music for a short film soon that's called invisible =)
    @conorrrrrrrrrrrr thank you! =)
    @polpa lomo love story indeed! =)
    @paulabridi thanks! glad you enjoy it!

  229. sonya1980
    sonya1980 ·

    me has dejado con la lagrimilla en los ojos, mucha suerte y mucha fuerza para los dos!

  230. halfempty
    halfempty ·

    Keep your head up, I'm in a long distance relationship as well and sometimes it gets pretty damn hard but we do everything we can just to see or hear from each other, & hes the reason I began getting into lomography, he bought me my first camera (:

    “Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It is for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It is for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.”

  231. future_analog
    future_analog ·

    you brought a tear to my eye. wonderful story! stay strong... absence does make the heart grow fonder :D

  232. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @sonya1980 gracias! disculpa la lágrima jaja!
    @halfempty so is this payback? you make me tear up because of everyone else i've made tear up haha. that quote is beautiful! thank you for that!
    @future_analog thanks! sorry about the tear hehe ^_^.

  233. keeklo
    keeklo ·

    Same situation for me... My wife is in NYC and I'm in the Caribbean... It's tough but we are strong! :-)
    Great photos!

  234. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @keeklo true love is always stronger than anything =) thanks!

  235. renato372
    renato372 ·

    I liked history! Beautiful pictures, beautiful scenery!

  236. hiyaleanne
    hiyaleanne ·

    I love this, and the pictures are beautiful. :)

  237. gracelysprocket
    gracelysprocket ·

    I love this entry! Thanks for inviting me to see and read all about your relationship. :) I'm sure that the two of you will survive the distance. I'm proof that distance cannot destroy a relationship.

  238. lil-hobbit
    lil-hobbit ·

    what a beautiful story, thank you for sharing it!!!

  239. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @renato372 gracias renato!
    @hiyaleanne thanks =D glad you love it!
    @gracelysprocket thanks. so how are you proof that distance cannot destroy a relationship? =) i wanna know!
    @lil-hobbit thank YOU for reading it! =)

  240. disasterarea
    disasterarea ·

    very touching :)

  241. wenzi
    wenzi ·

    sweet <3
    love it <3 <3 <3

  242. wenzi
    wenzi ·

  243. essino
    essino ·


  244. izaiza
    izaiza ·

    cool! linda história :)

  245. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @everyone thanks for all your support, kind words and sharing your stories! specially thanks for your likes and comments, because of those I was able to win the Sprocket Rocket on the Blogathon! =) Stay tuned for updates on our LDR.

  246. warning
    warning ·

    Ánimo chicos. Así viviréis un eterno noviazgo, siempre deseando estar juntos, la rutina tampoco es buena, miradlo por este lado. Un beso a los dos.

  247. hitomigurl
    hitomigurl ·

    obviously in love. =) cheers!

  248. bartho
    bartho ·

    What a lovely couple you are :) I have been with my boyfriend for 5 years now and we always have a great time together. Love rocks!! Maria

  249. musicnm
    musicnm ·

    :) sweet!

  250. tuvainmana
    tuvainmana ·

    Aww sweet story and beautiful pics :) Being in a LDR (in one myself) may be tough but nothing matters when you have "that spark.". Wish you all the best!

  251. jaguarpaula
    jaguarpaula ·

    I love your blog!!

  252. kinkyasparagus
    kinkyasparagus ·

    That is what JOHN Q said to his so-called son. you reminds me of him. Both of you are the cutest couple ever. :) send my regards to your partner :)

  253. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    @reneg88 I can say from the choice of your words to the arrangement of it, this was written in the most sincere way I can imagine. You're a great man and there are only a few left like us (haha kiddin'). I wish you and @irina all the best. Keep the lomo &lt;3 burning!

  254. volker-jp
    volker-jp ·

    what a story!!! all the best for your future guys!!!

  255. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    omg, so cute.. what a love story! :)
    forget about all downs,.. the ups are so precious.... and that's what makes every relationship unique and worth to stay-on. cheer up! :)