December 20, 2006
You Organize a Wedding, You Learn


Who doesn’t want good entertainment--bitter forty-seven year old spinsters resentful of people who talk openly about sex?

What’s one to do for amusement in a country where your cable subscription is a fiber optic concoction of crying Koreans, flying Chinese, dancing Indians and Filipino crap? You might want to attend a wedding.

Walking-in to a wedding nowadays is as non-existent as Debbie Gibson. That means you have to be invited and might be obliged to RSVP your attendance to secure yourself a seat inclusive of free food, free drinks, souvenirs and of course free entertainment—the wedding itself.

The amount of pleasure or amusement we get from something is of course a matter of taste or in most cases the lack of it. Take for instance your friends’ wedding. There could be many factors why you loved the ceremony and enjoyed the food or why you decided to play faultfinder on the most special day of their lives.

Personal reasons for example: you hate the bride, you’re envious of the bride’s good fortune, your own wedding would’ve looked like a pile of shit had you held it next to theirs, your own marriage is a joke or you’re the only person at the reception who’s fatter than the fat bride, etcetera.

I guess it’s a lesson I have to learn: Wedding is show business. And to organize such, one must always consider the audience. Sit them for the free food and freebies for your show. And remember that they’re there to be pleased.

In retrospect I am of course all for this show business crap. Now I have another pathetic fallback reason against weddings incase my excommunicable issues against the sacrament of marriage are proven wrong.


20 December 2006

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posted by Bryan Anthony the First at 12/20/2006 |



16 Comments:

At 6:23 PM, Anonymous Toe said........
Haha! You're funny Bryan... but insightful. :) I love your personal reasons -- hating the bride, etc. :)

What are you doing in Port Moresby?

Our cable in Phnom Penh isn't any better BTW.
 




At 10:10 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
i do accounts...boring right?

hey thnx the visit... i'll see u in your turn soon

woof!
 




At 11:15 AM, Blogger Momel said........
I would never touch the joke in marriage given a forty feet shit stick.

And I'm referring to same sex marriages, too. Now that's speaks a lot coming from a gay guy like myself.

But yeah, a gay guy like myself does sees a lot of entertainment in weddings. Or to be more specific, there's but a pantload of people to poke fun at most especially when they're trying so hard to be both elegant and out of character.

Cheers!
 




At 3:53 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
momel: now that you mention it, you should write about your thoughts on gay marriages...

woof!
 




At 4:11 PM, Anonymous misslaitera said........
weddings? hah! love is the opium of the desperate
 




At 5:56 PM, Blogger tin-tin said........
hindi ba ang mga guests tlga iniisip mo sa wedding day mo? hehe
 




At 8:37 AM, Blogger Aparna said........
bryan -- hiiiiiiiii. yeah weddings in general leave me with mixed feelings. they're all this hoohaw and circumstance about one day and one event. show business...is everybody's business...but hardly for important reasons! thanks for popping by my blog :)
 




At 8:40 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@laitera: opium you said? where? chus!

@tin: sabi ko nga rin...maybe i was misled in thinking that its alll about the bride and groom...
 




At 8:41 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@aparna: how's DC? freezing i guess? thanks for dropping by too!

mwahs!
 




At 9:30 AM, Anonymous chase said........
Funny and it makes me realise that I havent been to a single wedding yet.

Anyway a Christmas hug from moi!
 




At 9:50 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
merry christmas din sayo chase!
 




At 6:55 PM, Blogger carl said........
harhar ...weddings. at least the food's usually fancy.

Merry xmas too!
 




At 5:42 AM, Blogger Lyka Bergen said........
Marry Christmas na lang talagah ang mazazabi ko!
 




At 4:45 PM, Blogger tin-tin said........
tama ka.. bride and groom nga dapat. pero since nag-invite ka.. guests na rin iisipin mo :)

greet na din kita ng happy new year! sana mas marami ka pa mapuntahan sa 2007. :)
 




At 9:05 PM, Blogger XanFactor said........
:)
 




At 9:53 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
merry christmas sa inyong lahat