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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly Poetry Challenge – Slow & Work

Here is this week’s Colleen’s 2019 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 121, “Slow & Work,” #SynonymsOnly

January 12 to 20, 2019, a group of family members from West Coast of the U.S.A. traveled to Hong Kong to celebrate my nephew’s wedding, a joyous begging of a new journey. It was a marathon ceremony of playing Chinese traditional games when the groom picked up the bride in the morning. The games were set by the bridesmaids and responded by the groom and best men. Only when all the games were responded, the door was open for the groom to pick up the bride. Then a modern church wedding and garden cake ceremony were held in the afternoon, and a nine-course Chinese banquet was served in the evening when the bride and mother-in-law (my sister) changed their gowns four times.

 

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Blessed Wedding

We attended our friends’ daughter’s wedding today. Both the bride and groom are twins. The bride is a fraternal twin and the groom is an identical twin. They both are engineers. Both fathers of the bride and the groom, the Maid of Honor – the bride’s sister, and the Best Man – the groom’s twin brother gave touching stories about the bride and the groom.

Six weeks before the wedding, my friend went to the store to pick up her daughter’s wedding gown. It was before the store hour when she was let in, to get her daughter’s gown. Right after that, the store was officially shut down, because the owner filed bankruptcy on the previous day. My friend ordered her gown from the same store and was not allowed to pick it up. It was such a blessing that the bride’s gown was picked up to avoid any stress on the pride. A customed made wedding gown takes at least six months to order in advance.

Everything went well with the wedding, even though it sprinkled for a while but didn’t rain. We sat at a table with all the friends of twenty-eight years – my friend and her daughter made the seating arrangement. We had a wonderful four hours of talking with each other, catching up the latest of what happened to each others’ lives.

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Most of all, we are happy for the blessed new couple.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Three

“… Three…As usual, there are many ways to capture an image for this week’s theme, so open up your creative minds and go have fun with this one!!” – Frank

When I saw Frank’s theme for the week is “three,” the first thought came to me was “trio.”

I sang in many weddings. When the wedding of my daughter and son-in-law was at hand, I wanted to bless them with the song “The Lord’s Prayer.” An invitation was sent to two of my sisters to sing a “trio” with me. I copied the accompaniment sound track and the lyrics, mailed one set to a sister in Hong Kong, and one set to a sister in Los Angles. On one side of the tape was only the sound track, but the other side had voice singing. We learned by listening and practicing separately. One hour before the wedding was the only rehearsal we had together before singing for real. Being sisters, we could have sung well together without rehearsal. It turned out to be a meditative prayer to the bride and groom!

To play along with Frank’s theme, I only picked out the photos with three people in them.

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Mercy, the bride, Maid of Honor (left) and Bridesmaid (right)

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Will, the Groom, Best Man (right) and Groomsman (left)

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Will’s Mom Kathy, Will and Mercy

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Lynton, Mercy and me

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Pastor officiated the exchange of vows and rings

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The three sisters, Queenie, me and Yolanda singing “The Lord’s Prayer”

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Mercy and Will, after taking communion, lit two candles into one. Meditated on “The Lord’s Prayer” with Divine’s presence

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Divine moment, Pastor pronounced them “husband and wife”

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Three

 

 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Summer – Fire

Summer Fire _ wedding 1

Fire of love intensified

Called for no distance, no long drive

Tied the knot in the summer, with

Presence of family and friends

Under the Ball of Fire

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After Spring we move into the active time of Summer.  This is the energy of Fire, the time of activity, warmth, movement, growth and relationship.  Nature itself is moving, the plants are growing, animals are getting ready to produce young and things are busy. — 5 Elements of Nature
 Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Summer – Fire

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Beach Wedding

It was simply a beach wedding without human audience. The officiator, the sky, the clouds, the ocean, the trees, the lava rocks, and the sand, were our witnesses. It happened in Maui, Hawaii twenty some years ago. We wanted to have a beach wedding. We then came back home to have our reception at a hotel for all of our family and friends.

During the last twenty some years, we went back to Maui several times, visited the same beach to refresh our memory, and renew our vows to each other.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge: Simply