^^ Yes, a slip of the finger perhaps. I didn't notice that mistake, but right you are. Maybe os128 is thinking about his/ her own family? In any case, with Michelle being a 1st generation Asian American, that probably makes her parents doubly proud witnessing all of their children's accomplishments, and especially now the marriage of their youngest daughter.
BTW, how old were Michelle's parents when they first came to the U.S.?
Michelle and Clay probably didn't have time in their schedule to attend the Inauguration today.
Maybe MK is indeed considered second generation Asian-American despite her parents not being born in the U.S.
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Not dissimilar to many successful Asian American athletes like Jeremy Lin for example, or Patrick of Canada. Who's dreams won't be possible unless they are in the right place at the right time, meet the right people, worked incredibly hard, and really flew with the chances they were given with the incredible talent they have got given with the full encouragement and support by their parents.
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Wow - just looking at picture 7 in that gallery of photos. She's really rocking some heels! I have terrible feet and can't wear heels.
Were any of her skating contemporaries (skaters she competed with) invited?
^^ I don't think we know yet. Some have suggested that perhaps Frank C and Irina S were invited with the expectation that they wouldn't be able to make it. I thought that Kristi Y and Peggy F would have been invited. Perhaps they were, but also couldn't be there. Don't know if perhaps Evan was invited. We heard that Grant Hochstein was invited because he tweeted that he was but he couldn't make it because of Nationals (others suggested Caroline Zhang was likely invited too and couldn't appear for the same reason).
You make a good point os128. That's why I asked how old Michelle's parents were when they first came here. Did they meet here or did they meet in Hong Kong, marry and then come here before their children were born? I don't recall. Even though her parents weren't born here, they most certainly became citizens a long time ago, so are obviously first generation in this country if not born here. I'm not familiar with how terminology is used in these instances.
Not only MK is used to wear little in the cold but also there is a lot of adrenaline to keep you warm. I bet she didn't even notice the cold. Love the detailing on the dress. Beautiful.
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The "Too Fab" site that all_empty linked allows scrolling over the dress, veil and shoes to "get the look." MK's shoes "get the look" reference is Nina Jacalyn High Heels (don't know if it's meant to be exactly what she's wearing or something similar). Karen's dress "get the look" reference is a Badgley Mischka One-Shoulder.
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Those are serious heels. And she will be able to wear them after the wedding as they are not white. They are awesome. MK has great taste, always had.
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Clay must be quite a bit taller than I had thought -- look at the the heels on these sparklies:
Great advertising for Vera Wang -- that dress is just beautiful on her.
The veil is also surprisingly protective, thin as it is. But mostly adrenaline.
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Just going off of first impressions and all, but now that I've had a closer look at him, MK's hubby looks like a nice guy. Really nice - the kind that would let his wife 'push' him around simply because he's so good-natured and loves her so much.
Yes, I formed the impression of a laid back, calm, nice person when I looked at Clay.
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My reactions to seeing all the photos was that Michelle was so full of joy she was about to explode out of her own skin. How many of us have ever felt that level of joy? I envy that in a way. She's got such a giddy smile on her face in almost every picture it's hilarious and also touchingly sweet.
Clay is fluent in English, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic. He studied law in China and in Argentina, and he led a "national campaign to increase funding for inexpensive, life-saving medicines for children under five." His family has a long tradition of public service and support of humanitarian causes. Clay most definitely has lived up to the family tradition and then some, but in a way that seems to have been quietly confident and under the radar, while no less amazingly accomplished. It's not easy to live up to the excellence of one's forebears. Clay so far seems well on his way to matching and maybe surpassing his grandfather's achievements. Well, Clay probably wouldn't look at it that way -- his Gramps was truly remarkable. But with Michelle at Clay's side, the sky is the limit!
Indeed the fact that Michelle and Clay hit it off the moment they met also speaks volumes about his character and his personality. He does indeed seem very low key and exceptionally good-hearted. However, rather than allowing himself to be "pushed around," by a loving wife, I think Clay is someone who isn't pushed around by anyone, but would be willing to walk through fire for his country, his family, his fellow human beings, and especially for the woman he loves. I don't think MK is gonna be the "pushing around" type of wife in any case. Kween and Clay will likely be stepping right in tune with each other to advocate for, work on behalf of and "push for" a variety of humanitarian, patriotic, and international goodwill projects, in addition to starting a family (maybe after a year or two of marriage?).
http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/fellows/2011-2012 *Scroll down
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Wonderful to see.
BTW...Anyone know what the two decorations Clay has and was wearing on his Uniform?
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Slightly Wounding Banana list cont: MacMadame.