Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Journal Entry #11

Supisa Somto (Peach)
Composition 4C
September 23, 2007

Practice freewriting. Freewriting is when you write quickly without stopping to think or organize your thoughts. Don't worry about grammar or spelling. Just write as much as you can in 10-15 minutes. Check your textbook if you don't remember what freewriting is.

Topic: Weddings in My Country

Weddings in My Country
In my country Thailand, has continued traditional wedding from the past until present. Weddings in Thailand different from other countries in the world. The most people are going to engage before marry. How long people engage before they get marry. This question cannot answer because depend on each other. Some people maybe engage about 3 months, 6 month, 1 year, or more than. Also, some people engage in the morning and marry in the evening. When they engage, they are going to have ceremony. Engagement in Thailand is not only man give moman the ring, but they have to tell their parents and relative. They sometime tell their friend. Everyone who have close relation with who want to engage will come to be eyewitness in engaging ceremony. The man and woman will give each other the ring in this day. Also, the man is going to give woman's parents "sinsod", or some money and gold, to show that thank you for take care his engagement from the child until become adult and get marry. In wedding day, the most people always will have ceremony both in the morning and evening. In the morning, they have Thai traditional ceremony. Bride and groom are going to wear Thai traditional cloth. They will sit on the chair and put their hands on the table. Then their parents will bring conch shell that contain water pour on their hands, and give them the greeting. After that, relative and friends will continue this. Due to the most people in Thailand respect Buddhist, so they always invite the monk come to wedding ceremony. They usually invite the monk to be odd number, e.g., 3,5,7,or 9 people. In the evening, They always have party. The most people usually like to make party at the hotel. Bride and groom are going to wear western clothes. Their parents and people who have close relation with bride and groom will give them the greeting and something that useful for living together. They always have time to send bride and groom to their bedroom. Since Thai has a belief that bride and groom have to go to the bedroom in a good time in wedding day. Also, they cannot out of their bedroom in that night. They have to live there until next morning. Thai believe that if they out of their bedroom in the night of wedding day, they are going to meet bad thing and have to separate soon. However, everything that are described above are only traditional. Wedding will complete and correct the legal if they go to "Amphur", the place that bride and groom can sign paper. In summary,wedding day is the most important day in a person's life.

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