09 July 2005


For those who haven't been following my blog, I suggest you read about Runaway Bridesmaids first before getting to this.

We were at Doug's place for dinner and he mentioned that the wife, who was back in school in Canada, called to complain that she was late and feeling sick lately. She suspected that she could be pregnant. We all laughed it off, thinking that she was just being a silly hypochondriac. After all, they were married only for what? 5 weeks?

Anyway, I got a phone call last night and it was official. She has a bun in the oven!

My first reaction was "Wah Raoz! Can it be any faster??"

Next, was a flurry of MSNs to the wife as I sent my congratulations (or condolences, depending on how you look at it).

They met when they were in reading their degrees in Canada. They knew it was kismet when they realised that they were neighbours back in Ch1na (about 5 minutes drive apart) and ironically they found each other at a place more than 10,000 miles away. I mean what are the chances? Doug graduated a year earlier and has been back here helping the dad with the business while the wife has another year to go before graduation. They decided to get married this June and so she flew back during the summer holidays for the wedding and then fly back to Canada to begin her final year.

Now this.

Looks like she will have to defer her graduation by a semester as the due date seems destined to clash with the final exams. Actually come to think of it, she still can't come back after the exams as she has to stay on in Canada for another year after this in order to qualify for a Canadian passport.

So here is my question: What was the rush to get married?

She wasn't shot-gunned. She hasn't graduate. She has two more years to stay in Canada. Why the need to get married now? Don't they want to spend some time as a couple together? I mean what is the rush? Doug is 7 years my junior and the wife is 9 years younger. They have all the time in the world. Why? Why?

I guess Doug's parents must be overjoyed at the news as they have been jealous of my dad's grandpa status for the longest time. Finally, their time has come.

I think it all boils down to differences in our cultures. Ta1wanese vs Singaporean.

Nonetheless, the child is a blessing from God and that calls for a big celebration tonight!

"Ariba! Ariba! Andale! Andale! Yee-Har!" - Speedy Gonzales

- Voxeros

1. akk left...
Saturday, 9 July 2005 2:57 am
hehhe...cannot wait already, of cos. especially if a person studies in a foreign place, perhaps she needs assurance that her BF/steady will be waiting for her when she gets back? it can be pretty lonely out there by yourself, ehehe... :)
2. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 9 July 2005 10:22 am ::
akk: A bit the insecure to score assurance by getting pregnant right?

Anyway, heard her voice over the phone. She is really happy about it. Oh well, that's the most important thing I supposed.

We should all be given them our blessings.
3. Meepok left...
Saturday, 9 July 2005 6:32 pm
Jay - Help help !! I'm setting up a runforfunds blog site. Kena error message: Line 763 - Error: Unterminated string constant. What changes must I make to sort this out. I don't even know where Line 763 is :-(
4. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 10 July 2005 8:45 am ::
Meepok: Fret not. Jaywalk is here to help you.

Line 763 is located between Line 762 and Line 764. Hope you are able to find it with this new bit of information.

In case you are lazy to sort this out, as usual, let me take out my BlogDrive troubleshooting manual.

Error Message: Line 763
Troubleshoot: Refer to System Administrator. Jaywalk mana eh heow jee kee tai jee?
5. Meepok left...
Sunday, 10 July 2005 11:54 pm
wah lau eh .... Now I even more confused.
6. JayWalk left...
Monday, 11 July 2005 8:27 am :: 
MeePok: Wah lau eh... you "S"-paper student already confused, then I lagi concussed.

How about you writing email to the system admin guy at Blogdrive and ask?
7. ei|een left...
Monday, 11 July 2005 5:29 pm ::
i don't understand it either. people think differently i guess. not just between nationalities/religions/races/etc. even amongst fellow singaporeans, the diversity in viewpoints astounds me sometimes.

personally, i used to think getting married young was better. and then must spend at least 2 or 3 years for "er ren si jie" before having kids.

now, i'm already halfway through my twenties. so i guess no more marrying young. bah. but i still wish for the few years of peace before kids. and now i also think that living together before marriage is the most ideal.

some of my friends, they get married so young. never "tong ju" before. then have babies straightaway.

i cannot say anything. just shake my head. oh well, if they're happy then who am i to say anything right?

and i hate it when they start pestering me "when is it your turn? not young already leh!" i feel like slapping them. you think i dowan ah?! i know i damn old already lah! nobody want me lah! *sobsob*
haha :)
8. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 12 July 2005 9:01 pm ::
ei|een: Take it from a guy who is married with 2 kids. Don't have kids right away. "Er ren shi jie" is a very memorable time in your life. Please stretch it as far as you can.
We had Faith 6 years after we were married. 

Don't worry about ending up too old to have kids. With modern medicine, having kids when you are in your mid-30s is still considered safe. So don't be pressured into marriage/kids because of your age. 

I agree to "Tong Ju", a concept frowned upon by the older generation. Sexual compatibility is very important and I would be an idiot to find out the bad news only after I'm married. 

As for you ei|een, don't worry about no suitors lah. You so HOT BABE confirm chop stamp got market value one lah. Even when you get to 35. So no scare ok?

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