Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Tale of Tanabata

Long ago, on the west bank of the Milky Way, there lived a beautiful girl Orihime (Vega). She was a skilled weaver and worked very hard every day. Tentei, the Emperor of the sky was very happy with her diligence and married her to a very hard working cowboy Kengyu (Altair) from across the Milky Way. Kengyu and Orihime fell in love and started to live happily on the east bank. However, they spent all day long having fun together and forgot about their work. Tentei got very angry and took Orihime back to the west bank. Orihime was so sad that she cried for days and nights. Tentei felt sorry for her and allowed her to see Kengyu once a year. On the 7th of July, Orihime goes across the Milky Way to see her beloved husband Kengyu.

Story and more info here and here.

So why did I appropriate this festival name as my online moniker...
well, H and I got married 6 years ago today!


  1. Happy Anniversary!! Good thing you get to see each other more than once a year though eh?

  2. Awww! Happy Anniversary! My 6 year one is coming up next month. Amazing how fast it goes, isn't it?

    I hope it's been a great day for you both!

  3. Thanks guys!

    Yes, it's gone quickly and it's definitely good that we see each other more than once a year! :)

  4. bloody hell, has it been that long?

    seems like only yesterday you were showing me your ring in mr donut...

    well done to you both! and here's to many more (she says wishing she actually had a glass of something in her hand to actually toast with...)

  5. Thanks! Yup time sure flies!! And getting married in 2000 was brilliant for keeping track of the years! :P

  6. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many blessings for the years to come. :o)


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