Monday, August 29, 2011


Several of my girlfriends have gynormous engagement rings.  My sister has one that you can see from space.

So, since Southern Bedu has asked, we started discussing traditions.  Special K has just gone through the engagement process and got a ring for his fiance, so I suggested that SB have a chat with him.  Southern comes back with, "You live in Kuwait.  It isn't our tradition to get a big ring."


I stop. I pause.  I smile.

'Do you really want to go there?'
(SB:  deer-in-the-headlights look) 
'Ok, let's do this Kuwaiti style.  I want a big mahar (dowry) and chabka (jewel encrusted 3 piece gold jewelry set given at the wedding) and a wedding at the Sheraton and dresses and a car and....' 

He's like, "Okay! Okay!  You'll get the ring."

Good boy.

We don't know when and details and all that.  I would like to stay engaged for like 5 years because when it comes down to it, I get nerves and would rather not think that far ahead.  Eeek.


Expat and the City said...

Congratulations DG! This is the most exciting news you ever posted about. I'm truly happy for you.

Janet said...

Mabrook DG!

Baroon said...

I hope all goes as you wish. congratulations.

LWDLIK said...

That's more like it. Congrats Sweety xx