[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!