Arash-joon + Kanoongy preview
Kanoong and Arash don’t mess around when they plan events. It was Kanoong that taught me how to properly carve a pumpkin about five years ago when I went to Arash’s house to help him with halloween decorations. I thought we were going to write “Happy Halloween” some construction paper signs or something, but boy, had I underestimated.
A couple hours plus who-knows-how-many-stores later, we emerged out of the Payan residence with artfully created pumpkin masterpieces perched on a lawn festooned with multiple inflatable motorized halloween noise-making ghost castle type things, gigantic plastic flying bats dangling from every which way, tripping over stakes in the yard that featured light-up skulls. That, my friends, is how you know which houses are good for trick-or-treating. I should have known this judging from the amount of effort and focus Arash and the crew put into our high school gaming days. (“Hi, mom, I’m gonna be home late, I’m engaged in battle at Arash’s house, Yes, after 3 am”)
Their Bahai ceremony followed by a Hmong string-tying tradition was truly special and unique and enjoyed by all their guests.
Congrats to two of the sweetest, most calm and genuinely caring people in the world whom I have known for more than a decade. The groom was in my prom picture (which i MUST find now) (Arash, when are we going to play starcraft?) and the bride sat on the executive board of Parkside Apartments and Residential Hall with me. Yay!