Mariko & Pemba
Last weekend, I traveled to Boulder, Colorado to go to the wedding of my dear friend Mariko. Mariko is Japanese; she married Pemba Sherpa who hails from Nepal originally. The wedding was at an outdoor ampitheater; 2 Buddhist monks officiated (1 Zen Buddhist for Mariko, the other Tibetan Buddhist for Pemba). It was quite an experience. Everything made this wedding celebration completely unique–the gorgeous traditional robes & kimonos, the sake pouring & drinking, the crazy singing/drinking Sherpas, the beautiful Colorado day, and the old friends. The whole event turned into a mini-reunion for UPenn LARP graduates; the first in almost 3 years. Now that things have returned to normal, and I’ve settled back into my Myrtle Beach routine, I miss them all again. I think Caitlin should get married ASAP, so we can all meet up again!
The Usual Suspects
(The guy on the far right wasn’t in our class; he was just a crazy Sherpa joining in all the fun & photos.)
2 thoughts on “Mariko & Pemba”
wait for me please, i take my bag, jump in my magic bubble and arrive. I do want to come to the rewedding..i’ll bring champagne from France.
and all my wishes of happiness to all of you
The man standing on the far right was stepping in for Hiroshi Hatai, who is a bit camera shy.