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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Gone for 3 nights and the world had changed... Tony Leung and Carina Lau got married??

I finally got back from Nasu after being gone for three nights. I can't believe that while I was hiking at Nasu, teaching (or rather, TRYING TO TEACH) 13-year-old Japanese kids English (pics and posts about that later), the whole world had changed.

My mom greeted me on MSN immediately after she saw me online and gave me a video link (it's in Chinese).

I opened and was shocked to find out that Tony Leung and Carina Lau finally got married! After 20 years of relationship, 20 years of hearing about them together, then breaking up, then together again, then rumours of him with going out with some female co-stars, then some rumours of her going out with some male co-stars (I only read the gossip section in Chinese newspapers)... they've finally tied the knot.

And to have the wedding in an exotic place like Bhutan, I can imagine how, all of a sudden, interest level for the country has increased tenfold in the past 3 days. Mine had definitely increased, and I've looked for photos of it in Flickr. It's beautiful.


Bhutan 2
Top two photos by blogmulo

Bhutan 3
Photo by bluepeak

It's amazing that they even had Wong Kar Wai as the wedding planner (or wedding visual coordinator or whatever), along with William Chang too (WKW's frequent collaborator, he's a famous art director/production designer and editor). I was startled when the video above showed a brief pic of Wong Kar Wai without his trademark sunglasses. (Me: "Wong Kar Wai has... EYES!")

If I ever get married, I would love to do it at some exotic country no one had ever heard of (though my previous list was rather cliched, Paris, Venice and oh, yeah, Las Vegas, I want to get married by a guy dressed in Elvis costume, so that I can honour my father's love for Elvis Presley, I'm a good son). Despite being a filmmaker myself, I'll definitely have someone else direct my wedding, preferably a world-famous director too. Someone like Michael Bay, so I can have exploding cars (not mine), and a bride who needs to find the wedding ring by leaning over a car engine in a tight top that showed off her midriff. Or Uwe Boll, adapting the ceremony from another video game.

I would also like to have awesome photos like the two below:

Tony Leung and Carina Lau wedding photo with Bhutan monks

Tony Leung and Carina Lau wedding photo with Bhutan monks 2

(Check out more of their wedding photos)

I wonder how much is a 12-carat Cartier wedding ring that Tony got for Carina.


... I'm horrified that I'm actually fantasizing about my own wedding. Maybe seeing so many high school classmates and schoolmates announcing their marriage via Facebook is starting to get to me. Man, even some uni mates who went to Murdoch University with me then had gotten pregnant/ given birth too. And she's only a year older than I am!

Have I gotten old enough to enter the stage where everyone around me is getting married? Or are they just getting married young? I'm confounded.