My student Tsungyi and his fiancée are getting married today. Many happy years to them! I would have liked to go to the party but I’m too tired, and also I’m afraid I will jinx the occasion. Chinese people are big on happiness at weddings. They don’t want people around who remind them of death. But Diane is going, and our four daughters. They have all bought new dresses.
The happy newly-weds are off to Florence, Italy. Tsungyi will be doing research for a PhD at the European University Institute. Why have a honey-moon if you can have a honey-year?