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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Post-Taiwanese wedding shenanigans.....

Continuing on with my posts about our latest adventure overseas ...

[you can read about my DS1 and DDIL1's 12 hour photo shoot photos and then the Pre-wedding rituals and ceremonies......  and then the wedding itself, if you follow any of these links]

...... but today I am going to tell you about the After Party - yes, TraderVic and I actually went to an Afer Party!  lol!

The wedding was over, all thirteen courses consumed, DDIL had worn many wedding gowns and hundreds of photos had been taken. So, do we all go and put our feet up?  No, this is Asia, what do we do?  We go to Karaoke!


Now, TraderVic and I have never ever performed Karaoke but it was so much fun!

However, I do have a confession to make.....

When we arrived in Taiwan on the Thursday morning, my back had gone out something shocking - I was in a lot of pain with it and had limited movement.  Despite going for a Chinese massage on the Friday, by Saturday morning, the day of the wedding, I could barely move.  I was actually in the shower, crying, I was in so much pain.

However, my Mum and Dad did not raise a quitter and, as they say, the show must go on and there was no way I was going to or could even consider missing the wedding, so popping three nurofen at a time, I went and got my hair done, got dressing in my finery and made it to the wedding on time.

Now, as you can see, I am looking very happy in the wedding photos, that is because once there, for some reason (quite unknown), I started drinking whiskey (must have been the pain meds as I am not a whiskey drinker - or maybe the fact that white wine is hard to get in Asia).  I can tell you, it helped relax my back immensely - as you can tell by the silly grin on my face!

Hang on, there is more confession to come.  As I said and as you can see above, in the evening, Karaoke was on the agenda.  There were over twenty of us, in the end, half DDIL's Taiwanese friends and half DS1's friends and us.  Now, if you have never been, Karaoke is WILD!

Why is it WILD?  Well, apparently, the drink of choice at Karaoke is Vodka.  So, trying to blend in with the crowd (and relieve the pain in my back), I switched to Vodka as my tipple!  Well, I can tell you, I had a ball (as you can see from the photo above) and my back gave up being the ghost of Christmas Past and stopped hurting altogether - probably numb from all of the alcohol.

Luckily for me, everyone else was drinking vodka, too, so no one will remember my singing!  lol!

Anyway, after several hours of Karaoke, we eventually made our way back to the hotel to get some sleep for the next day's adventure. A great part about all of this was that I did not have a hangover the next morning, it was a turning point for my back (it steadily improved after that) and now have a newfound love for Karaoke!

So, that is my drunken confession.  Shh! Don't tell anyone.  lol!

hugs,  

18 comments:

shez said...

lol i love this story Kaye and i am so glad your back is on the mend xx

AnaCristina said...

LOL
:-)

Gillie said...

Glory be! Those ladies behind you both.......were they about to put their fingers in their ears? Lol!

So glad about your back though....as you say, the show had to go on! Well done you X

Linda said...

Great story Kaye. Glad the alcohol helped your back.

Linda

Tiffstitch said...

Wow! You have hidden depths, except not hidden anymore. :)

Ma, Herself said...

Wow! You are, and will always remain...my hero! You win the best Mum award, Kaye! I'm so sorry that your back was so bad for the wedding, but I'm so glad that it eased...you pushed on like a soldier.
My back went out the day before DS1s college graduation for his masters degree, and I thought I would die right then and there.
Looks like Karaoke is lots of fun, and something I need to add to my bucket list...
Your pic is great!
Hugs and thanks for the part 2!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

LOL Kaye, I don't know how you survived this wedding, it's exhausting just reading about it! So glad to hear that your back started behaving and thanks for the new back pain remedy; Chinese massage, followed by pain meds, followed by whiskey, followed by vodka, followed by karaoke ... got it :OD Deb xo

Melody said...

How funny, so sorry you were in pain but it certainly looks like you were very merry...grin

Vickie said...

Wow. I am so glad to read you managed to get through a very long weekend. You two look great!

Margaret said...

That is so much fun! Thank goodness the alcohol helped your back and the pain went away! I'm glad you had such a good time. Fun fun fun!

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Kaye, have invented a new drug for pain - Nurofen + alcohol :-))))

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wow, how did you not have a hangover the next morning?
Maybe you were still drunk?
Glad you enjoyed yourself anyway and have a new hobby.

Allison Anselmo said...

I've seem specials on Asian Wedding and all of prep for the pictures and the parties, tons of work but lots of fun. I'm so glad that you were able to enjoy the wedding and the after party too. I always think I would enjoy Karaoke but it might take a bit of alcohol for the ones listening!Maybe You could host your own parties when you get back home!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Looks like great fun and so much planning!! Frog ovaries? um weird - was it real fishy?

Heather said...

Lol the powers of alcohol are amazing! I'm not a whiskey drinker either but I had several at thanksgiving thanks to DSIL (sister). Good thing you didn't have a hangover that's a miracle in itself!

Bea said...

So glad to hear your back is behaving itself - you probably shocked it! Looks like a wonderful ending to the wedding.

Brigitte said...

I would never have thought that drinking whiskey and vodka can heal back pains. But I will keep this in mind when I feel my back acting up the next time, lol. But so good to know that you could enjoy the wedding and the karaoke singing without feeling sick or bad :)))

Penny said...

I've really enjoyed catching up on your wedding posts! What a wonderful time!

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