Monday, September 3, 2007

i think i'm turning chi-inese, i think i'm turning chi-inese, i really think so!

hehehe, for those who grew up in the 80s, i know the song's supposed to be japanese... but hey, this version works for me.

on sunday, henry and i went out with our moms to chinatown. we were looking for a cheung sam (chinese long dress) for me to wear during the tea ceremony. our shopping list also included a tea set to use for the ceremony. it was a great success as i found my dress, and even better was the price of $20!!! my co-worker had been looking some up for me and all of the prices we were seeing online were at least $75, so this was such a steal! and even better that i was able to find one close enough to my shade of blue, with some red details on it. and it even fits perfectly! sweeet! my mom also got a black dress with red details. the designs on hers are of bamboo and cherry blossoms. and she got some outfits for some relatives including a matching mother/daughter set! it's sooo cute!

the tea set was equally of great value! we needed lots of cups, so we bought 12 little sake sized cups for $0.69 each and a teapot for $9.99. it's clay brown and carved with a dragon on one side and a phoenix on the other side. it's perfect! from the traditional chinese weddings that i've been reading about, the dragon symbolizes the man and the phoenix symbolizes the woman.

and here we are when we had dimsum for lunch. tony, henry's brother also joined us. it was a great day and a great bonding time for all of us, especially the moms!

i feel so blessed to have a FMIL (future-mother-in-law) like mrs. p. i've heard sooo many brides and wives complain of their MIL and i'm so glad that she's so very easy going and loving to me. how is your relationship with your FMIL/MIL? did you guys plan any bonding activities with the moms before you got married?

1 comment:

Wai Sze said...

love the blue dress on you! great buy on the teapots.

also, thanks for always commenting on my posts, you rock.

-Mrs. Violet