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Wedding Bell Blues
1. If you have been or are married, tell us about your wedding. If you are not, tell us how would you want it to be.
~ spent half a day squatting and bowing low on the floor in front of 9 chanting monks, getting my hands drenched with scented water from a conch, and well... it was a Buddhist wedding - didn't understand 98% of the sounds I heard but in fairness to the ex-MIL who ran the show, it was beautifully exotic! A treasure to keep.
2. What age would you encourage your children to get married?
~ when they are physically, emotionally, socially and financially ready
3. Who got married at the last wedding that you attended?
~ a feisty colleague
4. Do you enjoy weddings and receptions?
~ very much, especially that reception (feisty colleague's) where ladies who ran to the front for the bouquet-throwing were very much married, and the people cheering them on were none other than their husbands and kids
5. Have you cried at a wedding?
~ usually too busy absorbing beautiful vibes to cry
6. Would you prefer a lavish event or an intimate ceremony?
~ intimate is wonderful
7. Have you ever been in some one’s wedding party? If yes, do tell.
~ many times; as a flower girl (about 5 then), a bride's maid, a maid-of-honor, piano accompanist, tiresome but always fun
8. Does a wedding make you happy and sentimental or grouchy and skeptical?
~ very alive, most of the time smiling ear to ear
9. Why do you think our divorce rate is so high?
~ (in this part of Asia) aside from the lack of work exerted into a marriage, there are issues that warrant divorce. Times have changed, so have lifestyles. With the reason for my own divorce, and many others with the same reason, I didn't mind becoming a statistic. There is solace to draw though from the success of my parents' til-death-do-us-part marriage.