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At last..

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Linda Gunther and Achmed Djaki getting married

I don’t know who I’m really writing to, but as stated earlier LG and I are getting married. It’s exciting and at the same time a really scary proposition, because it’s a really big step into adulthood proper that we’re taking. And the arguments we had after our decision to cement the deal have been pretty big. I’ve personally seen engagements, marriages and relationships in general go wrong in all sorts of ways in the past few years with my own eyes.

And yet, I think LG and I can make this work. I don’t know how to talk about this without resorting to the clichéd, but she completes me and makes me whole. A few years back I couldn’t imagine that I could spend my life with anyone, and now I can’t imagine that I could spend the rest of my life without her.

We’d wanted to plan more than a year ahead, to have the ‘ideal’ wedding that both of us would be happy with. ‘Circumstances’ resulted in us pushing the date six months forward, and when it came down to it we’re both happy. Getting married is something we’d both been looking forward to, and there simply wasn’t a good reason to make it sooner rather than later.

There are going to be plenty of obstacles and trials and tribulations from here on, and even after we’re married of course things will not be perfect, but we both understand that and are willing to make it work.

Succinctly, then: LG and I are going to be man and wife in a little under a year, and I couldn’t be happier. 🙂


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Among the things I have on my plate right now…

  • Getting married, and consequently needing to prepare for the wedding, and married life
  • Brushing up on my religious knowledge in light of my upcoming marriage
  • Trying to do well at a job that I increasingly find unsatisfactory…
  • …while simultaneously trying to find a good new job elsewhere
  • Trying to figure out when the remnants of my corn surgery will heal so I can get back to working out properly, and wear proper shoes


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Bridesmaid Blues

I went to the wedding dinner of two old friends from JC on Saturday evening, and it was great. Seeing the two of them so happy and finally hitched after seven years together. And meeting old friends was a blast. Considering how long it’s been it felt really really good to see them again, and my old teachers too. Seeing the groom talk about the “pastor” (kadi… seriously) and how he had to repeat his nikah, and singing Bryan Adams’ Heaven (complete with guitar) were the kind of touching moments you only get between two people who were meant to be together.

The couple had the good fortune of having been friends for a few years before getting together after JC when they were a bit more mature. Both being in the teaching profession meant that they didn’t have to worry about career stability either. They have happiness in spades, I think.

Of course, after the euphoria died down a bit the next day, I came to the realisation that wasn’t going to be me on stage any time soon. Which led to a fair bit of depression of my part and some “trying to make sense of everything” moments.

I’m feeling better now, but still trying to make sense of things.  I kind of wish I’d taken more photos on Saturday though.


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