So. I did a thing.
On Dec 2, 2017, my fiance' and I had our grand celebration wedding in Seoul. It's been about 7/8 months since my wife and I were legally married in NYCs City Hall and we've been preparing for our official family joining since this summer.
Part of the Steemit delegation.
For those unfamiliar with Korean/Asian weddings, the affair is much more about two families joining rather than just focusing on the bride and groom. A good 80-90% of the guests are extended family and friends of the family - coworkers, colleagues, associates - and it makes for a much more formal with a set itinerary and multiple stages where certain subgroups can branch off.
I'm still recovering from yesterday's half-starved (only had breakfast the whole day) marathon so I'll do my full report on my ruminations of how the blockchain could/will revolutionize the institution of marriage and the multi-billion wedding industry.
I had a number of hesitations of putting up anything regarding the wedding and our personal lives in general but in the end, I thought screw it. Marriage is 'til death do us part and on the blockchain, that bond can last FOREVER. Muahahaha...
I just want to take a moment to thank everyone that has sent us wishes and could help celebrate the event. We had strong KR/Steemian representation as well with dedicated Korean users coming out to partake in the festivities. It seemed so strange at first to invite individuals that I've only "known" for several months and met in person only a few times but I think the moment was emblematic of the types of relationships we're creating on this platform. Just like how Bitcoin usurps traditional assumptions of currency, Steemit is transforming what we deem "social" in a social-media world.
Also THANK GOD for the blockchain, I'll have a decentralized perpetual resource for remembering my anniversary.
Now it's time for 아저씨//old man life. Steem on fellow Steemians!
드디어 한국에와서 결혼식을 마쳤습니다. 한국 결혼식은 가족과 함께하며 준비할것이 매우 많았습니다. 그것을 하며 정말 많은 것에 대해 배웠습니다. 미국에서는 결혼을 초대 받은 사람만 올 수 있는 것이지만, 한국은 나의 부모님과 지인 그리고 많은 분들께서 큰 일에 축하해주러 오는 함께하는 자리라는 것을 알게 되었습니다.
스팀 활동을 1년 을 넘게 하며 KR에서 많은 분들을 만났는데, 그 시간동안 온라인에서 함께한 시간이 이어져 저의 결혼까지 축하해주러 오신 분들이 계셨습니다. 제가 살며 결혼하는날 온라인에서 만난 분들께서 게스트로 함께해 주실줄 몰랐습니다. 처음 얼굴 뵌 분들도 있는데, 오랫동안 서로 알고지낸것 같이 좋았습니다.
저희의 평생 기억에 남을 시간에 함께해주셔서 감사합니다.