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The USA is the place I was born. Canada is the place I was raised. Taiwan is the place in my heart.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas Day in Kaohsiung

Strolling around Kaohsiung on Christmas Day I came across a mass wedding along the banks of the Love River. I suspect that it must have been one of those deals where the mayor or some prominent local politican officiates a wedding or rather a group wedding. The Taiwanese love their designer brands (LV, Gucci, Fendi, Dior... ). With this love of status symbols, what could be better than having your wedding officiated by someone famous? Slots for such "special" nuptials are extremely popular and space is limited. These weddings have been briefly televised on the evening news and it's always looked like hundreds of couples- all lined up to be simultaneously wed on one single day in one single place by the mayor. Surely, I exaggerate but all that white and tulle certainly does magnify the effect. Somehow with all these brides and grooms- lined up as if fit to be put on a wedding cake- the day doesn't seem so special after all.

What could be more perfect than love by the Love River? A mass wedding on Christmas Day by the Love River


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