The Dragon is considered to be the luckiest sign in the Chinese zodiac and since it’s the Year of the Dragon this year, Hubby has been receiving quite a number of wedding invitations.
I’ve been so busy that I forgot that I attended a wedding dinner with the kids in tow
It was quite a hectic even since the big kid refused to eat anything except the steamed peanuts, which were served as an appetizer. He was quite bored because we forgot to bring some toys for him – luckily, another little boy at the table shared his trucks with him and they had fun with each other.
The little one? She wanted to run everywhere around the hotel!
Luckily, I’d fed both of them some pork, potato and carrot congee about half an hour before we left. That way, I could relax and enjoy the wedding dinner.
I tasted some interesting Chinese food, none of which I can remember now!
Ultimately, I enjoyed looking at the bride since she was a tall and pretty Chinese lady. She was dressed in a white wedding gown.
They looked really modern and stylish and I waited for her to change into her traditional Chinese qipao but she didn’t…
Many young Chinese are quite modern now, which means that they don’t practise many of the traditional wedding customs in their culture.
I think it’s a bit sad because I believe that culture and tradition are important elements that hold our past, present and future together.
Also, a cultural heritage feels like a more meaningful legacy than money or property.
I never thought much about it when I was young but now that I’m older (and hopefully, wiser), I realize the importance of practising our culture and traditions and more importantly, passing them (especially the useful ones) on to the next generation.