Monday, October 25, 2010

Statement of self love

(Reuters) - Chen Wei-yih has posed for a set of photos in a flowing white dress, enlisted a wedding planner and rented a banquet hall for a marriage celebration with 30 friends. 
But there is no groom. Chen will marry herself.

Uninspired by the men she's met but facing social pressure to get married, the 30-year-old Taipei office worker will hold the reception next month in honor of just one person.

"Age thirty is a prime period for me. My work and experience are in good shape, but I haven't found a partner, so what can I do?" Chen said.

"It's not that I'm anti-marriage. I just hope that I can express a different idea within the bounds of a tradition."


"I was just hoping that more people would love themselves," said Chen, who will go on a solo honeymoon to Australia.

Chen said her mother had insisted on a groom at first but later jumped aboard the solo marriage plan.

But as Chen cannot officially register a marriage to herself, if she finds a man later she will wed again.

"If I had a steady boyfriend, I wouldn't do this," Chen said. "it would be offensive to him, anyway."

(Reporting by Ralph Jennings; editing by Elaine Lies)

Now, I know that some people might think this woman silly. This may seem frivilous and silly but she is actually making a statement, and a fantastic one at that.

A statement FOR loving yourself independently of someone loving you.
And why shouldn't we love ourselves and why shouldn't we express it (in a non creepy, non "going to get you arrested for public indecency" kind of way)

Loving yourself is the best kind of commitment. Out of every person in the world you are the only one you can trust 100% of the time; okay, sometimes you can't even trust yourself (but maybe that's just me).  You are also the most capable of loving yourself 100% of the time (sometimes hard to do even for yourself)

You are the only one who can fully commit to yourself, you know you're not going anywhere so if you don't like yourself enough to love yourself, then who will?

The only statement she made that chaps my hide is: "If I had a steady boyfriend, I wouldn't do this," Chen said. "it would be offensive to him, anyway."  If you don't know why my bum is chaffing from this statement then it's just because you don't know me well enough yet:-*

If you are interested in what I think about marriage then just read my entry from this summer

'Re-thinking Marriage? ...(so much ramble)'

LOVE YOURSELF!  And I don't just mean in the hey-na-ne-na-ne way...

Here are some great unique cake toppers I found while searching for single bride toppers (which oddly, couldn't find); these first four being my favourite of course;)

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