王老師訪問 ~ Mrs. Wang’s Wedding
Mrs. Wang’s Wedding
Author: James Smyth
Editor: Huang Xin-hui
Mrs. Wang (alias) has been married for twenty years. She feels like the time has passed quickly because she and her husband get along so well. They met when they were co-workers at ACER. He works at another computer company now, while she, obviously, has changed jobs. (She is now a teacher at our school.) They only knew each other for a year before their marriage. He proposed because her parents wanted her home before 11:00 every night, but they were having so much fun that they hated having to part. He said, “If we get married, you won’t have to go home so early!” Because they were so happy together, she felt like marrying him was natural. The parents and friends on both sides were supportive of their engagement.
Since they wanted to get married quickly, and they thought a simple ceremony would be just right, they didn’t have to prepare too much. First, they took photos. Then they had a reception with about a hundred family members and friends in a restaurant. I went to such a ceremony in Japan, so I knew just what she was talking about when she described it. According to Mrs. Wang, the most memorable part of the reception was changing clothes. The couple had to change outfits several times and do romantic things in front of the guests (like cutting a cake together). Because changing took so much time, she didn’t have time to eat, and the performances made her feel like a clown, so she didn’t have much fun at all. On top of that, because she only wore those outfits that one day, when she looks at her wedding album, she can’t recognize herself.
After the marriage, the couple moved to their own home. Mrs. Wang had always lived with her parents, so she was really happy to have so much freedom. And her husband was right: when they were married, they could be together all night! She also had a son who is now studying abroad in the United States. Since his life is similar to ours at ICLP, she feels like her work and her family have a special connection.
Mrs. Wang seems very kind and happy! The more she talked about her wedding, the happier she was. I hope to have a marriage like that.