Fortune and Doom

The other day I decided to go with my mother and her sisters to get our palms read. I don’t really give fortune telling much stock since I’m a firm believer that you are in charge of your own destiny and that you can make your own luck, but I thought it would be a fun and interesting experience.

My fortune, as told by a Ph.D. in Palmistry (does that really even exist?) is as follows:

  • I will meet my future husband this year (talk about pressure and expectations on every boy I meet!)
  • There will be 3 suitors and I should choose the one my mother chooses (hmm…wonder if there was any bribery taking place?)
  • I will get married by the end of next year

So if indeed my future is literally in the palm of my hands, everyone should be getting ready for a pretty awesome wedding party next year! Haha!

Now for the doom part. Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with my fortune! For some very odd reason, my month in Burma has been plagued with inexplicable illnesses. This is rather puzzling to me as I usually do not get ill, especially while I’m traveling. So far, I’ve had three days of hotel confinement, moving only between the bed and toilet, a short but ferocious bout with dengue fever and now, a horribly itchy red rash spreading all over my body! The only thing I can think of saying in response is in Burmese: “Dohk kah beh!”

The year is still early so we’ll just have to keep an eye out to see if my fortunes come true. Only time will tell. But then again, I too am a player in this game of life and my future will be what I want to make of it. In any case, this just keeps things a little bit more interesting!

© Connie Hum 2010

Categories: Burma, family travel, randoms

3 Comments

  • Andi says:

    Oh la la, romance is in the air for Connie!!! Maybe an Asian fella? Please keep us updated with your love tales…

    Sorry to hear that you’re sick. I hope you feel better soon!!! XOXO

  • Lisa Marie Wong says:

    I refuse to get excited about your potential wedding, because it will no doubt be in some exotic local that I can or will not be able to get to. : P But congrats in advance. Looking forward to seeing the babies, in pictures, if not in person. : )

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