Last month, I went to Hong Kong to attend the wedding of a friend of mine from school. T had been asking L to marry him for quite a while, and I am so glad that they finally tied the knot. It was a wonderful wedding, with a beautiful bride, very traditional with a choir made up of older members of her church, singing in that high Peking-opera style, where I wasn’t quite sure if they were on key or off. Then she had a small children’s choir sing a couple of songs, which reflected more of L’s personality. The food at the evening banquet was amazing, 15 dishes altogether, with traditional dishes such as roasted suckling pig, shark’s fin soup, deep fried crab claws, squab, Peking duck, vegetables with sea cucumber, and fish. Instead of the traditional sweet red bean soup for dessert, she had small pastries with custard. And at the end of the evening, we all got a nice golden orange to take home, for good luck. A very enjoyable time, and my congratulations to the newlywed couple!
I only planned a short time in Hong Kong, totally forgetting that they now have a Disneyland. Whoops! Now some people travel with their children. But some of us who don’t have children, travel with our pets. My pet has his own scrapbook of all of his travels. So at the airport, there is a Disney Store, and we had to stop in so that Kanchii could at least get his photo taken. Do you see that little smile on his face???