Wow, the weekend is over already? It's funny, work wise, I seem to be doing less, but with more production. That's a good thing. This week went by pretty fast. Which is good since I want to see my Yeti soon. I'm not sure if I shared this (I don't think I did) but I've got about 9 "sisters" participating in the tea ceremony games with me. So with me that makes 10 of us. Good luck to my Yeti.
Just last Friday, we had all arranged a meeting for all 10 of us to meet. not everyone knows everyone yet you see. I've got my two sisers, Min and Rachel, 3 cousins, Ying, Jasmine and Justine, and the remaining 3 are my good friends, Angeline, Yihmay and Gen. So it was a good idea by Ying to be arranging this meeting for everyone to meet up and get to know each other first before the games. From my experience, it's usually pretty weird if you're supposed to just turn up at your bride's house on the wedding day and meet the other sisters for the first time, and still brainstorm for game ideas for the groom before he arrives. That definitely can be done, but then everyone's too cordial with each other, not really wanting to voice out their full ideas, since they all don't know one another. So this meeting is good... I thought... AT FIRST.
There were a few hiccups on the meeting... my beloved cousin who was supposed to book the place forgot to book it, and she had told the other sisters that the restaurant was located at the 5th level of Taka when it was actually on the 4th. And she had forgotten to bring her mobile phone, so she was also uncontactable. Hence everyone was kind of late because we all got lost on the 5th floor. Ahahaha.. What was good was, because we were such a big group of girls, we were given a private room at the restaurant which was awesome! Really nice room too I must say, all pink and posh!
So, everyone was as usual a little awkward at first, being ushered in one by one looking as though they were walking into a job interview with a panel of judges. Guess who was the latest? Min my own sister!!! Grin. She had a good excuse though.. she is a business development executive with the government hospital, and so had to stay in a little for some mandatory work. Or so she says.
When everyone finally arrived, we all started the evening with an introduction so everyone could put a face to the name in the emails they have been communicating with these past few weeks, with regards to the wedding. The evening, was pretty enjoyable, as they were sharing experiences with one another on how they got to know me etc etc etc. I'm not sure how, but the flow of the conversation brought us to the topic of a Hen Party. It's like a bachelor's party, but for the girl. In Singapore we call it the Hen Party. Don't ask me why. So then my cousin Justine, who had organised a couple of Hen Parties by now, started to get really excited, and began throwing ideas on places and things we can do.
At some point, to give everyone a better idea, Justine whipped out her laptop and showed everyone except me, pictures of her past hen parties... all I could hear were gasps... and some of my friends were looking at the pictures with their lower jaw in contact with the floor.. Now I'm getting worried. Hahaha... So there you have it, my hen party is in the process of being planned, and I have no idea what's coming at me. But I guess I'm GAME!
Julien on the other hand called me just yesterday, saying he was in the midst of his stag party. Which is great! I really think it's important for the groom to have a party with his friends before the wedding. It's more complete that way. =) From the short conversation, I think it was Mattieu, his brother that organised it. Julien got woken up in the morning and was asked to just follow him, no questions asked. I think he was taken to a paintball game. He had called me when he reached for a few minutes before he started his game to tell me that he was the target and that he would have to run naked in the forest. HAHAHAHA. It was a joke... I hope. Haven't had any updates since. But I guess I'll let him blog about it on the details.
I miss my yeti. We haven't really made proper time to speak to each other since he left. Maybe today??
All my love to everyone in France. See you guys at the wedding!