Earlier this month, I traveled to Laos for the nuptials of Diva Thip-sexy to her boyfriend for several years, Lambert-san. Ms. Thip decided to honor her heritage and her elders by having a traditional Laotian wedding in her family's hometown of Savannakhet in southern Laos.
Ms. World and several adventurous former and current JETs; fellow Divas Adrianna, the newly minted Ecuadorean Spice Zazza, JEN-TE, Spicy Boy Andy, The Hoss, Will, the Notorious Random C.H.I.N., Steve & Sandy, and Yuji-sama showed up to join the festivities.
I felt truly priviledged and blessed to be present on Thip & Lambert's special day which was rich in Laotian traditions, family, and love. I didn't understand the religious ceremony because of language barriers but I know I was in the presence of true love which is a gift.
Once the religious ceremony was over, the wedding reception began. Let's just say that LAOTIANS know how to partay! They love their smooth tasting Beer Lao (so does the HOSS, Spicy Boy & the Notorious Random C.H.I.N.) and delicious food. Basically, I was drunk by noon! Then I had to appease the Buddhist gods by dancing with old Laotian men who were PIMP daddies (that is a compliment).
The official wedding reception ended by 4pm and I got some much needed rest. However, I had to be ready at 7pm for the after-party at the mansion. At the mansion, I downed more premium liquor and finally got my Laotian dance groove going. I also consumed a green pepper which turned my mouth into a blazing hellhole. However, I didn't eat the crickets or drink the homemade baby lamb alcohol (check out the photos on FLICKR).
I had an amazing time at Thip & Lambert's wedding. However, I left Savannakhet the next day because my liver couldn't take any more premium liquor! I drank more at this wedding than I had in the last year! If you want to see the partying, please check out my new FLICKR account.
DIVA THIP-SEXY! - THANKS for inviting me to celebrate your big day! My fellow JETs- THANK YOU FOR THE FUN! DIVA Adrianna- THANKS for being superorganized!