Sunday would have marked my–gasp–nineteenth wedding anniversary to my former husband. Instead, I have a memoir out in four months. (Kindle orders are now available here!)
This photo was taken on my wedding day in Hong Kong all those years ago. I write about it in GOOD CHINESE WIFE, and while I don’t go into too much detail in the book (after revisions, that is), it was not easy finding something to wear that day.
Eloping after class on a Thursday afternoon isn’t conducive to big white wedding dresses. But I needed to dress up a little. It was my wedding day, after all.
So after combing the shops in the mammoth Shatin mall, I finally settled on this new white tunic with frog buttons. Underneath I wore a brown sleeveless dress I already owned. And over it a long black jacket, also already in my wardrobe. As I describe it in the book, I looked like I played in a makeshift orchestra.