The Bride and Groom Bubble Dash
What’s a good wedding without bubbles?
My wedding day really started the night before, where by midnight, I was
working my way through the list of tasks assigned to me by my cousin Sean
and friend Kevin, both investment bankers in Singapore and London,
Full of their usual surprises, I was only just able to veto the bondage
I’m not gonna admit to anything here, but lets just say it was a damn
Apparently, the English don’t know about modern heating methods,
When I finally stumbled back to Jingmei’s, she was in full wedding-prep
At the registrar’s office, I stood outside in the cold air, gaining
Jingmei and I really wanted our parents to be at the wedding too, but
The ceremony was pretty intense for all of us, with the intimate
It was when we put rings on each other and recited the full ‘I
Once we finished speaking, it was time for the signing. Jingmei and I
Next, we had to run the bubble gauntlet. Sean’s idea to use bubble
As we made our dash, a crowd formed to watch the
We then lead the mass sprint to the reception at a local Chinese
The food did turn out to be delicious, with Jingmei’s choices pleasing
Now I know it was a bit much to spend 100 GBP on a cake, but I felt I
It turned out to be money well spent. The icing was so think and he
And eat it we did, though this time without the cake fights that
Speaking of bouquets, it was time for Jingmei to toss hers, so all the
Jingmei turned around, tossed, and watched with laughter as Elena dove
With all the traditional ceremonies finished, all the guests full, and
Jingmei and I had a great night, well after a nap first, and now we’re
the Artiste formerly known as Stud Cuz (tAfkaSC)
This part of the web page should be read with an Aussie (No Seppo, say that like it has two Zed’s) accent, as I’m Wayan’s Australian cousin, Sean.
When I was nearly 3, he taught me how to pee my name in the snow, “look Ma, no hands!” He used to be the coolest guy I knew. Yesterday I gave him a pair of old mans slippers to keep him warm & comfortable as he prepares for the life of a happily married man. Stud Cuz is no longer, now he’s the Artiste formerly known as Stud Cuz (tAfkaSC).
As we were walking down the street to the reception, and I was on the phone to Wayan’s parents explaining to them they now had a married son, it struck me that it was certainly a very unusual day.
Over the past few years of watching Wayan’s exploits in Florida 1998 and Australia 2000 it seemed that the swingingest single man I knew was about to settle down. After taking lessons in extroversion and how to go that one step further, from the master himself, I realized where this sort of behaviour could lead you: straight into a life sentence of (blissful?!) wedlock. I will certainly be more careful now about whom I talk to in the bars of Singapore!
As the Artiste formerly known as Stud Cuz prepares to actually settle down, it is amazing to see a whole new side of him come out. The last time I saw him, he was a travel-weary bum in Australia, who thought that hitchhiking from Sydney to Perth via Melbourne was a good idea – clearly he was a mad dog.
Now he thinks that settling down and even getting a job (god forbid!) in Washington DC is a good idea, has anything changed? Well, it has, for he now has a beautiful wife that he adores, (I won’t go into the details, however a particular episode of Seinfeld goes close) he can cook great Chinese, he cleans dishes and clothes, and in general makes Jingmei a happy woman. Scary stuff, I know.
Join me in wishing Wayan & Jingmei all the happiness, success and love they deserve for their lives together and check out the rest of this website from the man himself – tAfkaSC – and his unique views on the world.