My friend Yến, who is from Hà Nam, will marry today. Some of her friends in Hà Nội, myself included, are not able to make it, so we drove the quick 60 kilometers to Hà Nam yesterday for Yến’s pre-wedding gathering.
I posted the photos here. Although I have a history of avoiding weddings, funerals, and birthday parties[1. I’m strange.], I had an absolutely wonderful time in Hà Nam with friends from my guesthouse, not only at the party but also on the drive to Yến’s hometown and the return to Hà Nội.
It has only been six weeks since I packed my bags and moved from Ho Chi Minh City to Hà Nội, but I’m already very happy here. I’ve made a lot of new friends, settled nicely into my new digs, and become close with my coworkers at Hanoi University. I’d really rather be nowhere else than right here at the moment.