july 18, 2009 – our lady of mt. carmel
shangri-la hotel, hongkong
the trip had some twists and turns and the experience is just awesome. i am very lucky to have the nicest couple, who couldn’t have treated my team any better, in my first out of the country wedding.
well, where do i begin?
friday. 12 noon. my team arrives. two shooters and myself. no assistant. i still had no idea how to pull off the sde alone. my shooter “accidentally” checked an h1n1 symptom on his health clearance causing a fifteen minute stop at the airport clinic. the make-up artist was detained by the immigration for a good 2 hours. i waited. could’ve seen bruce lee at tsim sha tsui. went to our hotel. took the train to mongkok. wing shing’s prices were rip-off. went back to the hotel. ate dinner. best noodle soup in my life.
saturday. wedding day. 7 am. noodle soup store was still close. ate breakfast anyway. shot the groom’s preps. shot the bride’s preps. went back to the hotel for the reception. finished the onsite video. logged in to facebook. sent a couple of messages. reception party time. went back to our hotel. the storm came. signal number 8. my flight the next morning might get delayed. the noodle soup store was closed. broke my heart. looked for a place to eat dinner. slept with an unsatisfied tummy.
sunday. 4 am. got ready to leave. still raining. bought a gift. took a nap at the airport. flight got delayed for thirty minutes. arrived at santuario de san antonio an hour before the wedding….okay, i’ll stop twittering here…the next things that happened is for a different wedding. =)
man, what an experience it was. it couldn’t possibly get any better. i promise, when i write a book about my life, and i will someday, this whole experience get to have it’s own chapter. check out the video.