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Wedding time = Taobao time

Yes, as Francis describes it- sourcing, sourcing, sourcing. Everyday is about sourcing and sourcing. Luckily, I can find most of the things I am looking for on my hometown, Taobao. I have no idea how people could have survived sourcing for wedding before Taobao was even invented!

 

Talking about taobao, that reminds me of one person who deserves my thanks. My Wangwang account was hacked earlier this year that has caused me to not be able to communicate with Taobao sellers with it anymore! My dear new friend, Grace, is so kind to let me use her account for chatting with the sellers before I 拍 my items with my own account, which function is still (touchwood) unaffected.

 

Styrofoam circular boards. Styrofoam circular cylinders. Paper lanterns. Photo frames. Fabric donuts. Napkins. Runners. Polymer clay. Candies. Acrylic paint. Toilet paper. Serviettes. Ribbons. Fake flowers. I am completely pleasantly drowned in all these target to-buy items. If you need to talk to me, go onto Wangwang and search for this user called tinkalin. That would be your best bet till Oct 1, 2012.

 

 

有無人係海盜?

今次我地個 wedding, Peak Lookout 俾咗一個 free flow of beer and spirits 嘅 package 我地。佢地 contract 裡面寫住包 Gin, Vodka, Rum, Bourbon 同 Scotch. 雖然我唔識飲酒,但係我都知 Whiskey 應該要有,所以就私自同餐廳嗰邊講叫佢地加埋落去。佢地就要求我地拎走返一啲本身有嘅 items. 我呢個完全對酒無認識嘅人士,唯有捉住我 daddy 同佢傾。 佢開頭話 rum 可以 remove, 後來就話其實 bourbon 係美國版嘅 whiskey 所以要加 whiskey 就唔駛要 bourbon. 咁我同佢 confirm 一次,係咪拎走 bourbon 要 whiskey, rum 就照 keep. 點知 daddy 同我講:

 

「唔駛 rum 啦!!係海盜先飲 rum 㗎咋!!!」

 

雖然我啲 friend 嚟自五湖四海,咁但係又真係無海盜! 咁好啦,我拎走 rum 啦! :D

 

Stage of Positioning the Stage

WOO! Successfully convinced Joey to give up the idea of using the reception table as the stage! Despite she has so many reasons why she wants the 6×8 feet reception table that is right at the entrance of the restaurant to be the stage, like it is perfect for the march-in route and setting, it is so high that it is impractical. But otherwise, Joey is right- it is hard to decide where in the restaurant is suitable for the stage to sit. Today, our kind friend, Kevin the Big Head, is driving us to the Peak to have a survey of the Peak Lookout again (the last time we went was before this website was launched). Hopefully, we can come up with the decision of where the stage should be and other details that have been bothering the bride-to-be during this period of time.

 

想快啲又想慢啲……

呢排去咗兩個屋企人阿 Day 同子通嘅 wedding, 兩個都好開心、好感動!同時間令我醒起,我宜家已經開始搞我地個婚禮,就算呢個搞嘅過程係幾 enjoyable 都好,到時搭正 10 月 1 號 準時開始,但係過咗 24 個小時以後,一切所有搞嘅嘢就就都完結同成為過去。我宜家諗起都覺得好 amazing 同唔捨得!所以我宜家個心情好矛盾,雖然我有啲 idea 想快啲見到出嚟個效果係點樣,但係又驚一切好快就會完咗!所以時間呀時間!唔該你快啲同慢啲丫!

 

80′s forever

Tonight, Joey and I are having a good time at home. It’s because we are going through some 80′s music to select some for our wedding party. No matter when and where, listening to the 80′s music always brings about a mixture of interesting feelings. No matter what we are originally occupied with, 80′s music always seems to be able to lift our mood up in the air. Although the melody and arrangement may seem old and cheesy compared to the ones nowadays, it is exactly because of how we know every word, every note and every action in the arrangement that makes the songs seem like part of us. Most importantly, it makes us want to go back to the time when life was fun and trouble and stress were far away. Hope the music will give ourselves and all of our guests a good time turning back the clock that evening!

 

 

咩靚嘅佢唔諗!叻!

我呢排為咗 maintain 呢個網頁,專登整理咗一下我部 Macbook Air 個中文輸入法等我打字可以打快啲。話說我係用拼音輸入法嘅,即係用普通話嘅拼音去打啲中文字出嚟,但係我亦安裝咗廣東話輸入法,因為有啲廣東字譬如「咗」、「㗎」、「嘢」拼音輸入法係輸入唔到嘅;另外有啲口語化啲嘅字我就真係唔知個普通話點讀。所以如果以前我要打一篇好似呢篇嘢咁嘅,我就要動用晒 English, Canto 同 Pinyin 輸入法,要㩒 Ctrl-space 轉嚟轉去,好不惱人!

 

最近的起心肝去整理個輸入法,首先係喺個拼音字庫裡面加返啲廣東字。只要我用廣東話打出嚟,然後 save 落個字庫度,再入埋個 input code, 譬如個「瞓」字我會入 fen, 咁以後我喺拼音輸入法打 “ufen” 就會打到個「瞓」字。另外,有幾個我自己常用嘅口語化字,我就上網 check 返個正確普通話讀法。以下係我嘅開心大發現,好想同大家分享一下:

 

咩/乜 = mie
靚 = jing
嘅 = kai
佢 = qu
唔 = wu
諗 = shen!!
叻 = le!

 

其實「佢」同「唔」之前都知知地點讀,不過成日搞亂。但係譬如「乜」「嘅」「靚」「諗」「叻」呢幾個字真係俾佢地嚇一跳!不過宜家知道晒同記得晒,打中文字就快好多,從此以後唔駛再喺拼音同廣東話輸入法之間轉嚟轉去喇!好嘢!

 

Kelly 式提腿運動

之前喺另外一個 post 都有提過,我個營養師 Kelly 除咗要我每日跟住佢建議嘅餐單之外,仲記得要做運動。佢知我懶做運動,於是就教咗我一個喺屋企都可以做嘅簡單提腿運動。個動作係好似原地跑咁樣,但係當一隻腳提起嘅時候,係要九十度,然後放落地下時要輕力。我記得我第一次喺 Kelly office 做嘅時候,只係做到十下,然後就已經再提唔起任何一條腿!後黎第一次自己做,都只係做到三十下。之後每日或晚都會嘗試做啲啲,我無去數自己做咗幾多吓,但係知道自己有越做越多嘅跡象。

 

今晚同個舊朋友大頭出去食飯,因為太開心食多咗少少,我又好內疚。食完飯返屋企,我發現我會早老番 15 至 20 分鐘倒返到屋企樓下,所以就把心一橫做住提腿運動等佢返嚟一齊上樓。我一路諗住我食咗嘅嘢,一路做,一做就做咗 500 下!我實在好開心可以由三個禮拜前嘅 10 下到今日 500 下呢個新紀錄!其實我做呢個運動除咗希望可以減返我食多咗嘅卡路里之外,亦希望可以 build 返我膝頭哥附近啲肌肉,等我行樓梯可以唔駛再咁痛。希望我黎緊可以一路越做越多,結束我呢幾年嘅痛苦!加油哦!

 

Our wedding email addresses are active!

之前 Joey 攞多咗兩個 domain name 做 email address, 但係應該係 server 有無題 set 唔到 forwarding. 今日Joey 終於打咗電話去 godaddy (我地間 hosting 公司) 度,個 tech supp 幫我地搞掂咗,所以我地兩個咁特別嘅 email 終於都 active 喇!個 email 係咩?你望吓呢一頁個右下角就會見到㗎喇。

Website launched!

Due to comical difficulty, our website that is made of our blood and sweat is finally launched today! Thank you Lofan for rushing up the comic illustrations amidst his busy schedule! We hope you like the website as much as we do! Excuse my repetition, but please do sign up our guestbook!

 

We know everyone who loves us and we love you back, really.

 

I need a church, I need a church!!

呢兩日基本上係集中揾教堂。之前老番嘅嗰篇 churchless 嘅blog 度提到,我地本來打算去行禮嗰間教堂,即係喺堅道嗰間聖母無原罪主教教堂,本來識人 book 諗住實食無痴牙,點知間教堂原來嗰日俾主教 book 咗有特別彌撒,唔開放做婚配!我地本來想喺主教教堂行禮,一黎佢係成個香港區嘅總堂,好似好勁咁;二來佢係我最愛嘅嫲嫲去開望彌撒同最鍾意嘅教堂,我驚去第二度佢唔識去(雖然我阿嫲活躍過好多後生仔女,但係因為佢移民咗去天堂好幾年我驚佢唔係好認得香港啲路,唔識飄去);三來因為佢好近山頂,交通方便,親友可以去完教堂一齊上山頂 cocktail!

 

咁既然人地唔開放做婚配,咁我就唯有揾我個 second choice, 就係我細個屋企附近、喺太子道嘅聖德勒撒教堂喇。佢對我黎講都好有意義,因為我領洗同堅振都係喺佢度舉行;同埋我阿爸阿媽都係喺佢地都行禮㗎!點知……今次就到因為係小德勒撒生日所以又係有大彌撒,唔開放做婚配!教命!!然後,老老實實,我對住個教堂list, 所有其他嘅教堂我都唔想喺佢地度行禮,一來因為對自己或老番黎講無乜意義,二黎地點、大小同外貌都唔係我地要嘅嘢。最後試埋已經好唔請願嘅聖約瑟大教堂,因為貪佢喺山腳,上山頂好方便。點知佢都係因為十月一號係公眾假期所以唔開(唔係間間教堂都唔開㗎)!我眼前嘅彷彿就係一片絕望!

 

但係我呢啲咁鍾意挑戰嘅人又無咁輕易放棄boh!我轉過個 stradegy, 去揾一啲 chapel. 咁 chapel 同 church 又有咩分別呢?話說非教徒做簽紙儀式,揾個律師喺邊度簽都無所謂。但係教徒行禮,如果我地喺政府認可嘅教堂做婚配,我地隨咗可以舉行一個莊嚴、有意義又浪漫嘅儀式之外,仲可以即刻簽埋紙,有埋法律效用。香港政府就無認可可以做婚配嘅小教堂 chapel. 所以如果 book 到 chapel,我可以行禮,由爸爸帶住我上前交俾老番,然後接受神父嘅祝福。接住夜晚就喺黃昏喺 cocktail 時就請律師黎簽紙,等我地 cocktail 時嘅賓客都可以見證我地成親。好似我最近去個一個好朋友嘅 wedding,佢又係喺伯大尼小教堂接受牧師嘅祝福,夜晚就喺擺酒嘅地方再揾律師簽一次紙,令到無論早同晚嘅賓客都可以見證重要嘅時刻,我覺得幾好。所以如果上天要我地咁安排,我都幾鍾意!

 

宜家揾咗一間對我黎講好有意義嘅 chapel, 而我算係識嗰度嘅負責人。佢同我講兩個月前通過咗個新規例,話唔可以再喺公眾假期俾人租嚟做行禮!>_< 但係佢應承幫我努力爭取!我絕對覺得因為我之前衰衰咁偷偷地喺心裡面諗過不如唔搞教堂,所以上帝懲罰我俾我一個又一個嘅障礙。但係好,我 sorry! 我唔應該咁諗!我承認可以行禮對我黎講原來係好重要!所以我宜家算係有一絲嘅希望,你地一定要一齊幫我用正能量令到會有奇蹟嘅發生!唔該晒先!

 

Update on Nov 11, 2011: 因為 comical difficulty, 我地個 website 一路未 launch, 令到我嘅朋友們未能睇到呢篇文章,唔夠正能量去製造奇蹟。Chapel 嗰邊覆咗話都係唔能夠喺公眾假期租俾我地用。但係今日都算係有個半好消息,就係原來我地嘅第一選擇主教教堂都係因為公眾假期所以當日唔開放,而唔係因為俾主教 book 咗。於是,我宜家會還原基本步,返返去第一個 choice. 我聽兩日會打一兩個電話,包括打俾香港區副主教 Dominic Chan, 希望佢可以幫我地爭取到,喺我地結婚嗰日俾我地喺聖母無原罪主教教堂度行禮!Amen!

 
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