Chen Wei-yih, a Taiwanese office worker, has stunned the world by saying she will hold a raffish wedding ceremony on Nov. 16, the China Post reported.
The-30-year-old Taipei resident said she hopes to set a bizarre example to encourage other ladies in their 30s to imitate her way of life, it added.
Her philosophy in life is “You must get to love yourself before you fall in love with others.” After the unprecedented self-marriage, she is planning to enjoy her honeymoon in Australia and quit her coordinator post.
The newlywed fiancée criticized a deeply-rooted misconception in the Chinese society: staying single and independent is regarded as a failure in life. “Now that I firmly believe it is unwise for a lady to engage to a man through a fabulous wedding, self-marriage can be an alternative,” she was quoted by the China Post as saying.
On Chen’s Facebook account (http://www.facebook.com/onlywedding), a number of the social network users around the world have been complimenting her bravery after browsing photos of the strong-willed lady. Contrary to her skeptical view of marriage, she maintained she is willing to get married to someone on condition that she bumps into a man she thinks worthy of marriage.
By Ryu Jeong-hyun (firstname.lastname@example.org)