When Ayden invited me to his wedding I thought to myself "I can't even make it to the weddings of people I'm related to so..." On the other hand, I'm not usually working a part time back home where it's easy to just pick up and go. It really was a no brainer; I could visit Chu Sum in Hong Kong, take a $100 flight down to Vietnam, travel around a bit, and stop in for the wedding... why not! So, a couple months later, on Saturday, May 20th, I joined Anthony for breakfast at his hotel.
We then went to the beach where the wedding would be held. Finally, we took advantage of the free messages offered by his hotel before heading back to the beach for Ayden and Carrie's wedding.
They had been worrying about the weather a lot over the last month. I think Carrie had even gotten sick over it. The forecast wasn't good but, in the end, the weather stayed nice for pretty much everything. Of course, it was a bit disconcerting nonetheless when, during the wedding, the clouds cast a shadow over the whole event, and the wind picked up. Still, we even got through most of the banquet before the first drop fell from the sky. I'd call that a win.
After the banquet, I hopped back on my scooter and raced over to the dragon bridge for the fireworks competition. The security guard at my hostel was supposed to be my guide but, because of time, I wasn't able to make it back to the hostel to catch up with him. In any case, it was a pretty good show even from my distant vantage out on the main road.