2 (Sat) December 2017
at Le Blanc Hotel & Resort
-Antipolo, Manila, Philippines-
with wedding guests
KF got married today.
I was deeply honored to be invited as a principal sponsor. If I understood her explanation, that now makes me a lifelong (marriagelong) guardian/advisor – in Tagalog, ninong = godfather. Presumably, I may be called on for general guidance, which I could probably handle in most cases, and perhaps emotional/spiritual support, which I will probably fumble in most cases; the financial implications are vague, though maybe I’ll take them out to lunch on their anniversary. On their end, they have to kneel whenever I walk into the room.
Following the church ceremony, the reception was held at a hotel a few minutes down the street.
While waiting for the newlyweds to arrive – which would take many many hours, or so it felt – several guests died of starvation.
The food was fine, as far as wedding buffets go.
I was intrigued by the carrot rice, which was nothing more than steamed rice with flecks of carrot, serving no real purpose beyond visual appeal, but such a simple, innocuous way of perking up a fundamental yet always boring aspect of the meal.
Congratulations! I will try to be there for you both.
Today was also the annual end-of-year dinner for Korean staff (see most recently 7.338 Haemul Pa Jeon), held this year in Tagaytay, near a golf course where many of them had spent the afternoon playing a round. When I showed up in the suit that I had worn to the wedding, someone asked if I was the MC for the night.