Monday, December 03, 2007

Anyone for cake?

Today's all-Hanuman wedding between the groom Eak and his bride Nearyrath reaches its zenith with the cake-cutting ceremony and the feeding of cake to family and friends. Eak is the company's top tour guide in Phnom Penh and Nearyrath is a member of our finance team, so the office was abandoned by late afternoon as everyone prepared themselves for the wedding party at the Mondial Center just after 6.30pm. A visit to the hairdresser and make-up/over was the order of the day for the girls and it took me a few moments to recognise half of them, looking so resplendent in their brightly-coloured party frocks and bouffant hair-do's! I asked one of them how much the hair-do cost her, expecting an answer of @ $25-30, only to be told $2, including the make-up. A bargain, especially as it's wedding season in Cambodia and to be invited to half a dozen weddings per month is not unusual. This was my third in the past month, but luckily I don't have enough hair to bouffant! I wish the happy couple much success and happiness for their future together.

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