Thursday, July 15, 2010

From Trio to Quartet

Matrimony - the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.
Heine's saying is absolutely right, isn't it? (wry smile...)


It was last September, I remember...
My daughter's boyfriend, now her husband and my son-in-law naturally,
gave me a mobile text message reporting that he had just asked our daughter
to marry him. A pictorial symbol of a ring in the message showed how delighted he was.
Hubby and I burst into a big laugh, wondering if anywhere in the world does exist such a man who reported his biggest venture (right after he did) to the mother of his girlfriend.


Even though we had a sort of expectation, it was still a bit surprising, as we knew that our daughter had never taken marriage so important in her life. She used to say "I can't figure out what the marriage is. I'm not confident enough to make sure that the guy next to me is the right one or not only by seeing each other for one or two years."

Then what made her change her mind? The answer was very simple.
The guy next to her has something common with her dad. Actually they are different in appearance and personality as a man, but when it comes to husband and wife relationship and facing their partner as a husband, they look exactly alike, which makes me pleased and
delighted.



About a month after the big decision, they had their marriage registered, and then the wedding ceremony was held in Bora Bora, Tahiti in January 2010.
And the post wedding party was held in May. Hubby took motion pictures from the beginning of the party to the end and recently he has finally completed editing them into a DVD. Now we have another precious family keepsake.

The new couple seems to have been getting along with each other very well.
From time to time we get together for dinner.
A trio family for 30 years has now changed to a quartet family.
So far so harmonious, I guess...

Sunday, July 04, 2010

How to Survive Scorching Days



Beautiful fan given to us by our daughter and son-in-law.
It's too beautiful to use!!
We can feel some cool air just by displaying it on the wall of our Japanese room.

Scorching days go on...