It was so much fun spending the entire day with Tina and Ha, from a heartfelt tea ceremony in the morning, through some great partying and dancing in the evening at the HK Cafe in SE Portland. The wedding day was a wonderful combination of formal tradition, genuine hospitality, and crazy fun antics. Tina and Ha are so much fun to see together, they are completely comfortable in each others arms, and very playful. I am definitely going to remember Tina’s preemptive cake attack during the cake cutting, right along with Ha’s response to give her a big cake covered kiss right back. The connection and focus on family for the day reminded me a lot of my own family back home — I say this as the highest compliment. I felt very strong echoes of my Hawaii upbringing, with the food, the generosity and warmth. Congratulations again Tina and Ha!