Thursday, October 21, 2010
I have a new brother!
The last two weeks have been pretty fun! Last Monday I got a call from On Location Casting saying they handpicked my face to be a featured extra in the movie “Bernie”. I was like really! Well here’s what entailed! I spent my entire Tuesday sitting next to the one and only Jack Black and Shirley McClain! It was a great experience! They even put me through hair and makeup which was awesome. I was one of the only 8 European diners in the scene and the one dressed in a sheek black dress. It was very exciting! They put cigarettes on my table and said…”we’d like you to be a smoker “ in order to give the full European scene…which I thought was hilarious. I didn’t get to take any pictures but the experience was amazing!
This last weekend I inherited a new brother! My sister finally got married after dating Gopal for 8 years. I couldn’t have asked for a better brother-in-law. The ceremony was beautiful. We had over 350+ guests and 90 of them stayed in the JW Marriott Resort where it was held. My mom made 90 baskets with snacks to give each of our hotel guests. It was pretty insane. Family flying in from all over the world for this event! It was 2 ceremonies and 1 long fun reception that had a photo booth, hookah lounge, open bar and music till 2am! What more could the guests ask for. My sister did a wonderful job planning and everyone said this was the best wedding they have ever attended including all my friends!
One of my best friends Robert Cooperman and I also performed the couple’s first dance. We sang the song “Lucky” and if I do say so myself…we kicked ass!!! My sister said it was the most confident and best performance she’s ever seen of mine in her life. I have to give credit to Robert, having such a great duet partner to sing with, I really did feed of his confidence. I sang a second song at the end of the reception that went very well as well!
My mom did fall ill after the wedding but thanks to the hospitality of JW Marriott care she is a lot better now.
In the midst of all the family and wedding chaos, I’d like to thank my friends Vanessa, Adelle, Jayson, Robert and Jaro for having my back and attending this wedding and sharing this special day with me and my family. You guys are really great friends and I’m so lucky to have friends like you!
To Dalia and Gopal….as I said in my toast…“A friend is one who knows who you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still gently allows you to grow.” This quote to me is Dalia and Gopal because before everything, Gopal and Dalia were friends and through friendship grew love. I want to tell you both how much I love you and truly wish you both a very happy life filled with continued friendship, love and most importantly a future where you two are one team who conquers to world together. If you ever need anything always know that I am here. Welcome to the family Gopal!