Sunday, December 02, 2007

David & Sarah are married

I never thought I'd write a congratulatory blog post. But there's always a first time.

Dear David and Sarah,

Some weeks back, David wrote in his Facebook status profile that he's moved from "engaged to married". I presumed he was marrying the same woman he was engaged to (sorry... I'm lousy at jokes).

But seriously, other than the Facebook profile update, David's blog was silent on the matter of the marriage.

Until today.

So you two got married!

My wife and I are happy for you.

David and Sarah, in 2004 you inspired me with your work on The September Project. That was how we had a chance to work together.

Three years later, you still inspire me with your work.

We've never met in person.

But that will change soon, I trust*.

Since we won't be meeting face to face just yet, this song (for what it's worth) will have to do as a wedding gift/ dedication:
“真正的爱情 (True Love)”

[Listen/ download at ARCHIVE.ORG]


It's in Mandarin, so here's a quick translation of its excerpts:
They say that real love needs to be put to the test
But should I give up if it gets too difficult?
They say that real love needs to be put to the test
If we were to pursue our love
How can we part just because of what people say?

Walking slowly in the moonlight
I hear your voice.
With you together,
In your embrace,
I’m missing you here tonight.
I constantly see your smile
In my dreams, I ask myself
When we’ll be together again

May you two have a fulfilling marriage.

Best wishes in your life long adventure.

Yours Sincerely,
Ivan

* David is a professor of media studies at the University of San Francisco. I've accepted an invitation to speak at the university next year. More about this in another post.