I want to share the stories of
two young couples, both are children of my friends. The first couple is in
their twenties and the other in their thirties; one ending in a wedding and the
other ending in the cancellation of an announced wedding on the Facebook. Which
one should I write about first? The happy one first before the bitter one!
Mary (not the real name) has just
turned 24. She graduated from university in 2011 summer and is therefore in the
second year of her advertising career. She announced in September that she
would be getting married on New Year Eve and that she is already three-month
Though growing up in a
single-parent family, she has always been very well looked after by her mother.
We all found her a docile, quiet, sweet girl. And as we were worried how she is
to hide her big tummy, she said that there is nothing to hide when after all,
many of her friends are “doing the same things.”
Times are truly different! We
were not brought up to be this open! We could never be this casual! Dating
would be limited to holding hands and hugging at most! I am glad for Mary
because she will be married! I wish her all the best as she embarks on her
married life with a baby girl to come along very soon!