Nov 30, 2010

Sorry still working on the Layout and Design of this blog thing.
There was good friends, good food and good fellowship this Thanksgiving, 9 nations were represented among 20 different people. 3 pieces of corn was given to each person to share for 3 things they were thankful for. We also sang a few song of thanks giving even throw in a little dancing. There were 3 chickens roasted, 2 small hams, mashed potatoes, 3 different kinds of gravy, Deviled eggs (prepared by yours truly), veggie dishes of many colors and for desert there was pumpkin pie, cran-apple pie, chocolate chip cookies and cheeto meeto bars! Definitely was like any other Thanksgiving that I've ever had before, ONE OF A KIND, no doubt. For many it was there first ever Thanksgiving so it was great to be a part of it.
After we ate and had fellowship for a bit more then dessert they jumped back on the drum and Begain singing, that in turn led to dancing and of coarse that's contagious so everybody started dance and singing even a little rapping. HAHAHAHAH it was so much fun. Many ideas for my future Thanksgiving plans.
Peace & Love

Nov 24, 2010

GETTIN HITCHED " Run away Bride X3"

I haven't to many wedding, well i haven't been invited to many wedding the ones i have been too were just kinda of last minute ideas. This wedding i was invited to and it was not what i expected at all.

Here in Nepal when you talk of Arranged marriages you don't get much of a reaction due to most are use to the idea. I had met the bride just 1 short Month before here wedding but i didn't even know she was getting married. The day of here Engagement party i found out i was invited and that was getting married. So the story starts to unfold.

Born and raise in a Hindu family but Later turned Christian. When it was her time to marry the parents started bringing in the first picks for here future husband. No wanting to marry a Hindu man, she ran away and not just once but three times. Fearing her time was running out she turned to the Church and asked to be "arranged", Pretty common question in these parts. Only 3 weeks before the wedding she met her husband. I ask myself what that conversation must have been like, HuH? 2 1/2 weeks later there was an Engagement party, 3 days after that they were married.

I know from the picture she looks sad and upset but it's a cultural thing here. I physical appearance of sorrow must be shown out of respect to the family, She is in all reality leaving her family and traveling far from them to start her own life with her husband, that's sad.

I think this was the first wedding i went to that i wanted to cry at. I felt bad for the bride she started crying and just couldn't stop. Poor guy, probably didn't even see that coming. I thought a wedding was suppose to be the happiest day of your life not the saddest granted there will be some tears but these kind of marriages make you wonder?
Lord be with this marriage. Heck be with all the marriages