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Marriage adventures in Busan
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Moldy Rutabaga



Joined: 01 Jul 2003
Location: Ansan, Korea

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:19 am    Post subject: Marriage adventures in Busan Reply with quote


I've done it. I've gone and committed marriage. Today we filed the papers at the consulate, and so we're technically married, although we'll still have a church wedding in Canada later.

Having one of those cheesy wedding albums photographed makes for a long day. I've heard bad stories about ajummas forcibly trying to glop makeup on you (not fun for a guy) or control freak photographers, but our experience went pretty well. It's more work for the bride, who has to change into different outfits all day while you stand around, but overall it's not too painful. It's fun to be a model, for surely the only time in my life.

The actual wedding process is quite easy. The bride gets some birth records from her local office, you go to the smiling, helpful, friendly people at the Canadian consulate in Busan near Sinpyeong station-- no, really, ma'am, don't let me interrupt your busy paper-reading or fingernail-polish schedule, I know you work hard during your grueling thirty-hour workweek-- and then you go back to another office for more paperwork, and then back to the consulate to pay 80,000 won. Canadian government-- has there ever been a service charge they didn't like?

Other than my slight rant, this thread doesn't really have a point, but I thought I would share. Now you know what I look like. Isn't your life better as a result?

Ken:>


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tzechuk



Joined: 20 Dec 2004

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations.
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denverdeath



Joined: 21 May 2005
Location: Boo-sahn

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pic of the two of you. Congratulations. Where are your white gloves??? I had to wear 'em...
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Hwajangsil Ajumma



Joined: 02 May 2005
Location: On my knees in the stall

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You look a little like the singer from The Divine Comedy.

Your wife is almost as sexiful as me, which is quite a compliment. I expect some wedding cake to be sent to my usual address ASAP.
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JacktheCat



Joined: 08 May 2004

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats.

Here's to the happy couple.
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denverdeath



Joined: 21 May 2005
Location: Boo-sahn

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

p.s. Why the hey did they move the consulate out to Shin-pyuhng? Is there a concentrated amount of Canadian citizens out there or something? I was able to register in Joong-ahng. Is the new place more visable? The one in Joong-ahng was stuck down a little side street on the third(?) floor of a farmers bank. I have to say that the service was quite good though. Haven't been to the consulate in almost four years though.

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numazawa



Joined: 20 Mar 2005
Location: The Concrete Barnyard

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:41 am    Post subject: Re: Marriage adventures in Busan Reply with quote

Moldy Rutabaga wrote:

... you go to the smiling, helpful, friendly people at the Canadian consulate in Busan near Sinpyeong station-- no, really, ma'am, don't let me interrupt your busy paper-reading or fingernail-polish schedule, I know you work hard during your grueling thirty-hour workweek-- and then you go back to another office for more paperwork, and then back to the consulate to pay 80,000 won. Canadian government-- has there ever been a service charge they didn't like?


Haha, seems some things never change -- and why should they? -- it's government after all... Yup, that pretty much reflects my experience, except mine was in Tokyo and it was a Japanese woman doing the hitching. Yes, there's always a hitch...

Anyway, congratulations, you lucky guy! You can't beat a Korean wife. Well, I suppose you could, but I imagine you'd have better ideas. Now get out there and do us Canucks proud!
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Draven



Joined: 03 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations.
You look particularly thrilled in the photo.
Your wife's a real looker Smile, lucky guy
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Ya-ta Boy



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: Established in 1994

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Moldy!

Hope you have many more....oh, wait. Wrong ceremony. Sorry.
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captain kirk



Joined: 29 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, good job,man. Now you're legal Laughing Congrats!
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!

and

"AH-HA! You let the photographer dress you!"
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Hollywoodaction



Joined: 02 Jul 2004

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to wish you kids that have your wife's looks. Wink

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The Den



Joined: 26 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I got married in 98 we had to go to the consulate in Seoul. I wish we could have done it in Busan. We got married in a Korean traditional ceremony at Chungyool sa. It was nice but it was August and the Korean costume/hanbok I was wearing was quite warm. We are awaiting our second child and we are moving to Calgary this summer. Things are going well.
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SuperFly



Joined: 09 Jul 2003
Location: In the doghouse

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pic man...ours seemed like it lasted five hours at least.

By the time we got on that freedom bird, I was ready for some whiskey!

Razz
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anae



Joined: 13 May 2003
Location: cowtown

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations. I wish you the best.
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