Monday, January 11, 2010

Weddings in the Far East

It was the second wedding she had attended in the space of a month, different countries but in same part of the world...both weddings were very comparable, same "montage" presentation of photos of the groom and bride from when they were babies, showing how they had blossomed into the beautiful newly married couple; same song playing in the background, "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz; and the same Coach keyrings placed on the dinner tables by gorgeous girls in slinky dresses showing off beautiful, slim bodies - typical Far Eastern beauties.And similar speeches by the proud, beaming parents....Sweet.And the same toast to the couple, followed by a loud "yam seng" ("cheers" in Chinese), although actually she then realised the "yam seng" was only incorporated in the Malaysian wedding and not the one in Hong Kong. Perhaps the people in HK were just more well behaved! She loved weddings in the Far East...and of course, the yummy food that was served on the day (with the added bonus that it was "normal" in the Far East to over-indulge in the food at such times of festivity so one could never appear greedy when enjoying the food!).