My Bestie’s Engagement at DTLA Art District
Congratulations guys! I am so so so happy for you! Nina, you are a grown up girl now, so no more whining to us, only to your hubby ok? Just kidding!
Since I couldn’t attend your wedding (sorry, job hazard as a wedding photographer…) I’ll make my speech here. You know whatever I write on the internet stays forever right? So in a way this is more effective. (wink)
Nina was the girl who brought me out of the fob land and introduced me to LA land. She knew me before I spoke proper English. But according to her, I’ve always spoken good enough English. She didn’t know back then, that half of the time I couldn’t understand most of the things she was saying to me.
Nina was my tennis partner. She was really bad at it in the beginning. When she realize she couldn’t surpass me, she made a secret plan and suggested one morning that “we don’t warm up”. I ended up hopping around the school with one leg on a crutch for the next month. She got better after that and surpassed me. It’s ok Nina, I don’t blame you. (smile)
Nina was my lunch appetizer. She’d announce enthusiastically on every Tuesday that “It’s sushi day!” or “It’s hot wings day!” or whatever happens to be on a Tuesday special lunch menu. Without her, school cafeteria food would be just cafeteria food.
Nina was not great at math (or maybe I was just that good). And because I was too good of a friend (hint hint), she is still not too great at it today. (sorry girl haha!)
All jokes aside though, Nina was the glue. She held our little circle together. We were a quirky bunch. Angel was a little anti-social, Ailing I never really got, Joana was too good to do anything unethical and I was missy angry at the world. Nina held us together and made lunch time bearable. I think it’s safe to say that she gave us all a place to be and we felt accepted, supported and even loved. So no wonder she became a teacher and the kids are lucky to have her!
We had our ups and downs and we had our disagreements, but Nina held the friendship together for 15 long years. If anybody ask whether this girl has what it takes to make a life long commitment, I’d say 100% yes! Now I don’t want to turn this into a long essay since it’s on a public WWW. But I do want to celebrate Nina and Humpty with the rest of the WORLD. Congratulations to you two and may love and friendships live forever!
I love you guys and I’ll never say this to you in person, so don’t get teary eyed on me! (Love ya!)
Location: Downtown Los Angeles Art District
(You all should know where this is)