10 years ago on September 9, 1999 was a special day because it was the day my parents registered their marriage.
What made it extra special is that there are five number 9s in that date and that only come once in a blue blue moon. The number 9 in Chinese is 九 and it sounds just like 久 which means "long-lasting", so I guess they picked the date so that they will be blessed with a long-lasting marriage.
M1, the telephone company even gave out a free mobile phone to every couple who got married on that day. They also got Dad and Mom to pose for a photo with the phone and their marriage certificate.
And guess what? The photo appeared in the newspapers the very next day!
They didn't make any special plans to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Mom was tired, but Dad said that they should go out and eat something nice.
So, they decided to head on to a Bavarian restaurant which is remotely located somewhere in the mountains.
Address: No 88, Balian River Valley, Bachen-zunn, Km 3.4 Road 11, Sanjhih 252, TW (台北縣三芝鄉八賢村八連溪88號)
Operating Hours: 11am to 10pm
They ordered their house specials:
Smoked pork knuckle pan
and Mixed sausage pan
And of course some traditional Bavarian Beer.
Mom was happy with her beer. It was great for washing down all that greasy food.
Pity it is not a dog friendly restaurant and I could not be there, but what better way to celebrate the special occasion with a new addition to the family: My Baby Sister, Ashley!
Happy 10th anniversary to my Daddy and Mommy!