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Polite Rant

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The Chinese version has been moved here.

Not much of a translation for this one, sorry =} It's a really minor thing anyway and I, realistically, can't be all that upset at it because, well, the question was asked and I offered my answer.

A bunch of girls in weddingplans were being rude about how much I spent on my wedding... going so far as to say that it was a big waste, I should have had a smaller/lesser wedding and I should have donated the money instead. And the fact that I spent so much money "on myself" "says a lot" about my character.

I'm just using that as a writing prompt to practice ranting in Chinese =) And I'm afraid it sounds more polite than anything else... =P My crummy grasp of the language just won't let me make it any worse. =P

BTW, if anyone wants to pick apart the Chinese grammar, please feel free. I would be grateful for the feedback! =)


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green_paper
Aug. 8th, 2002 04:14 pm (UTC)
I should have had a smaller/lesser wedding

Come on, it's YOUR wedding so you're entitled to do whatever you want!

I should have donated the money instead

I hate it when people tell me what to do with my money...
bride
Aug. 8th, 2002 07:52 pm (UTC)
I hate it when people tell me what to do with my money...

I know! It's like, I worked hard for my money, I manage it well and that's why I can spend it on whatever is important to me.

The girl that started it all admitted that it was because she was jealous that she'll never be able to have that much money for her wedding. And I was thinking, "well, you didn't have to slag ME for it!!!" Looking at her journal, she's a student, her fiance is a student as well. I'm thinking to myself that she's probably in the worst possible situation for getting married. Students are not known to have a whole hella disposable cash, of course you're not going to have a wedding budget of more than a few thousand dollars. LIKE DUH...

And then there was another one that said that she was "going to have a good wedding for under $5000 and it will be much more personal and meaningful". Y'know, if you can do that, then all the more power to you, but my wedding isn't about me. I couldn't just run down to City Hall with two friends and sign papers. It was for the families as much as it was for us. I did what I had to and it cost what it did for a reason.

Okay, THAT was more like a rant =)
green_paper
Aug. 8th, 2002 08:10 pm (UTC)
Hmm, looks like I'm almost in the worst possible situation for getting married. Both of us are just finishing school, looking for employment... Las Vegas wedding chapel, here I come! :)

No Momo, I am NOT planning a wedding, in case you're wondering!
bride
Aug. 8th, 2002 08:22 pm (UTC)
Re:
Heh, unless you live in Las Vegas, you're still looking at a fair chunk'o change. =) Your airfare, your accommodation and your food, at least for the two of you. Wedding packages start at approximately $300.00. If you plan to stay there for a honeymoon, that'll be extra too.
piyomomo
Aug. 8th, 2002 08:39 pm (UTC)
bride: that's good to hear, i guess those girls are also stressed out from the planning and working with budgets, etc.

bryan: i know. before 30... heh... i've been counting down since u told me that.
bride
Aug. 8th, 2002 09:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Before 30

Heheheh, *phew* we made the cut =)
(Anonymous)
Aug. 9th, 2002 08:44 am (UTC)
Married before 30
Heh, I remember saying that once. And with *such* confidence, too! Now I'm shooting for "married before 40". ;)

Buddy-girl-K
piyomomo
Aug. 8th, 2002 04:28 pm (UTC)
WTF?!?

not to be mean or rude, but just curious, are they hill billies?

i can understand that ppl like to comment and might think that others are not as practical or saavy as themselves but the part about the fact that "I spent so much money "on myself" "says a lot" about my character", that's just plain rude and it's complete bullshit. besides, how do you correlate one's spending w/ his/her character? it's not like you were living in a cardboard box and went into financial debt planning the wedding. who were they comparing you to? someone who spent $5000 on a wedding because she only had $5000 of life savings?

cheaper is not always better. i wicked hate it when ppl tell me what to do or not to do with my bling-bling. ignore them.

bride
Aug. 8th, 2002 07:54 pm (UTC)
ignore them.

Yup, pretty much. It was a while ago =) See my comment to green_paper.
mintygirl
Aug. 8th, 2002 04:47 pm (UTC)
those girls are lame. who are they to judge you?
bride
Aug. 8th, 2002 07:55 pm (UTC)
Oo, cool icon =)

who are they to judge you?

Yup. See my comment to green_paper.
mintygirl
Aug. 9th, 2002 09:52 am (UTC)
Re:
i didn't see the actual entry. which one is it?
bride
Aug. 9th, 2002 10:15 am (UTC)
Re:
Oops, this one... =)
mintygirl
Aug. 9th, 2002 10:22 am (UTC)
Re:
ah! that's messed up. just because she doesn't have the money shouldn't make her wish others to be more "thrifty" or whatever with theirs. i feel you should concentrate on your own matters before talking about others.
buttaflii
Aug. 8th, 2002 06:10 pm (UTC)
That's absolute bullshit. (IMHO)

You don't get married everyday. It's YOUR special day to share with the one you love, if you have the money to spend and you'd like to splurge on a wedding, I think you should go right ahead.

It's not THEIR wedding, if they would rather donate the money, that's cool, but since when should people be telling others what they should be doing with the money for their wedding???

Heck, you're only going to get married once (I hope? Unless you're one of those people who wants to renew your vows later in life, in which case, a second wedding sounds great :)), might as well splurge a little.

I'unno, that's just me.
bride
Aug. 8th, 2002 07:56 pm (UTC)
Yup. It was a while ago and it's not important anyway. See my comment above, to green_paper.
astral
Aug. 8th, 2002 09:33 pm (UTC)
hurhur..i get to practise reading chinese everyday now..and fanti too. it so helps that the words are big :P
bride
Aug. 8th, 2002 09:41 pm (UTC)
Hee =) I may start a "Chinese Only Journal". I tried to make one with "新娘子" for the username, but it said those were "invalid characters"... =P

I always manually pad the size of the Chinese that I write. The Chinese fonts are made to be the same height as the English, so that makes them TEENY.
soirdeparis
Sep. 20th, 2002 08:55 am (UTC)
wow.. your livejournal is great :) im really enjoying read it and I see you like Opera too!

what i have to say is- ive never seen that kind of rudeness before. what you do with your money is none of their business.
bride
Sep. 20th, 2002 09:13 am (UTC)
Re:
I ignore the catty bitches, but there are very nice girls there too who appreciate my help =)
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