Monday, October 3, 2011

Final Day In Singapore: Tea Ceremony

The last night we were in Singapore we went over to Aaron's Uncle Peter's house for a buffet & Tea Ceremony. Most of Aaron's family in Singapore was in attendance, which was so nice. :)
 Aaron and I serving "tea" to my parents
Basically during a tea ceremony the bride and  groom serve tea to their family.
If they drink the tea, it means that they accept you into the family. P.S. Luckily everyone drank the tea;)
Aaron Serving tea to his mother
Uncle Johnny & Auntie Clara
 Uncle Danny & Auntie Mae
 Uncle Clarence & Auntie Margie
 Uncle Peter & Auntie Chelsea
 Auntie Sandra (we stayed at her house during our time in Singapore)
 Uncle Tek & Auntie Julie
 My family with Aaron's family.
 Johny & Clara's family + Bryan's little girl Beth
 Clarence & Margie's family
 Peter & Chelsea's family + their 4 shih tzu pups (one not pictured)
 Uncle Roland & Auntie Linda & their two girls
 Aaron's Cousin's Adrian & Derek
 Uncle Tek & Auntie Julie's family
 Auntie Sandra
 The dog's clothing/accessory/grooming closet
One of the little pups.
I'm glad that I overcame my fears of flying/being in public to go to Singapore this summer.
It was really neat to experience the culture and get to meet my in laws!
I have loads of photos that I took on my cellphone as well that I will post in the coming days.
I hope you have a great week!


Carrie said...

cute times and that is a whole alot of Shih Tzus I have one she is such a sweetie pie and the dog in your banner looks just like my Dixie :)

Shewearscrazywell said...

I'm so glad you did too! It wasn't easy but you have beautiful memories that will last forever! I think you look so lovely in all those pics too! I loooove the dog awesome is that!!! Hearts, janna lynn

jorjiapeach said...

o man. that closet is insane!!

Katie said...

I'm cracking up at that dog closet! I wish I could have space in my house to have a closet just for my dogs :)

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

wow...i think that dog owns more clothing than peppy does.

Eva said...

you are soo cute in that first picture!

p.s. That would be really awkward if they didn't drink the tea, haha

Amanda & Jeremy said...

Yay! You finished blogging about Singapore! Aaron has a lot of family there, that is so awesome that you got to meet everyone. (My sister speaks Chinese and gave her daughter the middle name Mae, like on of Aaron's aunts.)

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

;) Congrats on everyone drinking the tea. ;) ACCEPTED!!!! :)

What a lovely family. I think it is so neat that you got to experience their culture. What a neat memory.

And I love your pretty SMILEY face in all of these pics. You are so gorgeous! And you make me want some bangs.

rubi said...

you're so gorgeous! I love all your singapore photos. Now that you aren't afraid of flying will you come visit me in Paris?

taryn said...

a whole freaken closet full of dog clothes and accessories? holy jealous of those spoiled pups! i mean my dogs are super jealous, lol.

that tea ceremony is super sweet! i love seeing so many asians on your blog right now! everyone looks so happy :) what a neat tradition!

i'm glad you didn't miss out on that trip too! fun times!

Janette said...

Ok, so I really love love huuuuuge families! Everyone is so radiant and beautiful! You know.. You should go make me some babies to babysit for.. I think they're going to be soooo gorgeous!

Janette, the Jongleur

PS. That tea ceremony was lovely... Did you have to kneel down before your mother in law like your husband? Just curious!

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

that's so neat that you got to do that traditional ceremony. Good thing they everyone drank the tea!

Sounds like you had a great time there. I enjoyed seeing all your pictures.

Have a great weekend :)

Amylou said...

ok I think this is the neatest family tradition that I've ever heard of! What a sweet way to welcome new family members!

Tadoette said...

dog closet... that is something you don't see everyday!
love that you get around... wish i could too... hmmm... maybe someday.. fingers crossed!!!

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