Mittwoch, 15. Juli 2009

Wedding Party in Switzerland

On the little bit cloudy Sunday afternoon.

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Odie and I headed to the venue where wedding party will be held.

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Nice small back yard of farm house!!

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It was a casual wedding party only among freinds. Since I have been not well informed from Odie, I think I was over dressed for this situation:)

Again, it was one of the wedding party which is VERY special for Japanese..

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Live music is from a man who is actually a friend of Groom's father. The T-Shirts they are weating is saying "Ja"="Yes". "yes! We marry!". I like that.

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Dining is also decorated as "yes":)

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What I like about Swiss culture is this unique idea for parties. For example, guests paint each square in the campus and complete one whole picture.

Odie, who is a son of artist, is concentrating.

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The picture should look like this.

Unique and what a sophisicated idea!!

Party fun in Japan can be extremely silly.

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Guests also had to blow a ballon with one note inside. The note is actually a present.

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If the bridal couple can hit the balloon, they can get the present written inside! Such a wonderful idea! It is so heart warming and fun for everybody!

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What present did the groom get...?

Another special idea on this night "play and kiss!". Music has been played whole evening but when this one special music comes, bride and groom have to kiss no matter what. Even one is in dining, the other is in the middle of conversation,,, they always have to find each others and have to kiss in front of everybody. That was soooo sweet.This is not possible in Japan since Japanese usually don't kiss around in public:) Even on the day of wedding, you see them kissing just one time in church.

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In Europe, I really feel that the wedding party is mutual happiness, both bridal couple and guests. While guests have organized many fun game and idea, bridal couple has organized great dinner.

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Dinner was also special this night. It was a "stick barbecue!!"

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You choose meats from variety of offer and put them in oven.

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While waiting for your dinner get ready,, you can chat with other guests who also waiting for grill. Since my German has got better, I really enjoy socializing with other Swiss people. It's a great occation to get to know them.

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I drunk some wine and was fully enjoying the evening. Small cupcakes above is fortune teller. There is a note sticked to the every cupcakes. Upon I open my fortune, I was joking to Odie saying "garfy is intelligent and beautiful than Odie bla-bla...". and then I opened it... and SHOCKED!!

"FRAU IST DIE KAMEL".= "Woman is a camel". Whattttt!? Am I a camel!???? I didn't fully understand. Is it some kind of German proverb!? I was not satisfied!!

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But I was fully satisfied with the evening and had great fun with other guests. Odie's friends are all nice and fun. One of the friends gave me a tip the if I want to get pregnant, I have to do "handstands" after "the night activity":) I thought 1 minute will be enough but they told me that the girl who was succesful stayed being head down 20 MINUTES long! Oh my god!!

Socializing is fun and profitable...

Nido / Thomas

The picture we have drawn looked like this afterall.

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On the right small corner on the bottom.. there is a Garfield sitting drawn by Garfield who has no talent in art:)



TODAY'S MUST



Tautropfen Rosen Öl

Gently massage face and relaxed by luxurious rose aroma..

Christbaum

to wipe out the tire looking face after long party on Sunday and kick off your axx to Monday morning!!

Donnerstag, 9. Juli 2009

Wine and Grill

That was the evening I have learned a lot again.
I was not good informed from my husband about the party. He just told me that we are going to have a dinner with his client. I thought it would be a dinner of small group.
But when we arrived at the place, I was schocked!!!

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My God!!! Sticked raw piggy!!!

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Look at this, this pig is biting an apple! Nooooooo!!!
I'm not a vegetarian but I was schocked!!

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and it has been started grilled.. My husband teased me that Japanese smash fish in front of the Sushi counter and eat them up while they are still half alive. That's true.

But this raw pork and lamb are too realistic for me...If they are already grilled and burned, I'm fine.

So I slowly understand the concept of the party. It's not a "Barbeque" night but actually "Wine" night!

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Many people came, 40 people or even more. The client of my husband is hosting party and he invited many people. His speach was followed by fun but warm welcoming speach by a man from New Zealand. (a man with blue shirt). I have never seen such a humours man like he is:)

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and these people are all owning grape fields and producing wine!! It is a gathering of wine lovers!!

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While the pork being grilled, all the guests are escorted to the upstrair in the restaurant. Bottles and bottles of wine have been opened and served together with appetizer.

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We had to taste so many different wines. There was a can provided on the table where you can pour away wine if you can't finish them. You can continue tasting next one.

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We have been surrounded by all these wine producers. What interesting was one of them has a huge grape field in Geogia. He usued to sell wine to Russia but due to this polical situation, he cannot sell them to Russia anymore. So he decided to make Brandy in stead. We were very interested in thie georgian wine. The man kindly offered us a bottle. It was very good.

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We have to go down and check if our main course is ready or not. Pork and Lamb, they are grilled tender.

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So here comes action. We had to get rid of this stick out from the meats.

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So, this was our main dish. Of course, match perfectly with red wine.

The party has started at 4pm and went on until 12am!! There was always a humours speech from this man between each dishes and he tells how much we love wine:) I'm not a big alcohol drinker but this night, I enjoyed drinking a lot.

It was also interesting that I didn't have any headache next morning. Usually I suffer from huge headache if I drink too much. It's because those wine I drunk last night was all natural. They don't contain any presevation. The wine are "BIO"!

We have also been informed that there is a restaurant in our neighbor where offering varieties of wine including Georgian. Since Godzilla and Ursla are also fan of Gergian wine, we decided to buy a dose of wine and at the same time dine there. This report will be found in my VOX blog.

Restaurant QN-WORLD
http://www.qn-world.ch/


TODAY's MUST!!

Mild but refreshing shampoo and conditioner after being exposed to the smoke from grill!!

Aubrey Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo

Aubrey Green Tea Finishing Cream Rinse

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Shampoo made from soap and won't damage sculp and hair. Allowed full, healthy hair to grow.

After enjoying natural wine, hair care must be also organic!!

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