Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Translation Tuesday: The Wedding of a Post-90’s Pair of Workers in Africa

By Zander Rounds

Author: Sun Rui, Bo She
Translator: Zander Rounds
Published on: 5/4/15
Source: Xinhua
Original text (in Chinese): http://news.xinhuanet.com/photo/2015-05/04/c_127760578.htm



On May 2, near the eighth section of Nairobi, Kenya’s Mombasa-Nairobi Railway, workers dressed in the clothing of the Masai people delivered their blessings to Post-90’s newlyweds Mu Xuqiang and Li Zhiyuan.

That same day, those in the China Luqiao Engineering LLC Mombasa-Nairobi’s Project Eight camp bore witness as a pair of worker based in central Kenya became happily united in matrimony. Mu Xuqiang, the groom, is inherited the family business. In 2012, the Beijing youngster took root in Africa. Li Zhiyuan, the bride, formerly studied abroad in England. In 2014, the Inner Mongolian girl rushed to Africa. They met and got to know each other while working on the construction of the Mombasa-Nairobi Railway, eventually deciding to enter into marriage. At the wedding ceremony, two Kenyan girls wearing white dresses stood behind the beautiful bride, lifting the massive wedding dress tail with small hands and revealing pure smiles. The local male workers were draped in red-checkered cloth and grasped long sticks, evoking the spirit of Masai warriors. Female workers wore short, exquisite red dresses and earrings, as if characters from a painting


As Benson Masawo from Kenyan human resources puts it, “All of the details of the wedding were quite moving. I will never forget this important moment when our Chinese friends invited us to participate in this wedding ceremony.” Xinhua News Agency reporters Sun Rui and Bo She.


On May 2, by the 8th section of Kenya’s Nairobi-Mobasa Railway, Post-90s newlyweds Mu Xuqiang (second from the left) and Li Zhiyuan (first from the left) prepare to enter the marriage ceremony location with a young Kenyan flower boy. (Photo Credit, Sun Ruibo, Xinhua)

On May 2, by the 8th section of Kenya’s Nairobi-Mobasa Railway, a young Kenyan child attending the wedding recites a congratulatory poem to Mu Xuqiang and Li Zhiyuan (Photo Credit, Sun Ruibo, Xinhua)

On May 2, by the 8th section of Kenya’s Nairobi-Mobasa Railway, Mu Xuqiang, the groom, and Li Zhiyuan, the bride, take a group photo with Kenyan workers. (Photo Credit, Sun Ruibo, Xinhua).

On May 2, by the 8th section of Kenya’s Nairobi-Mobasa Railway, Chinese workers conduct the wedding of Mu Xuqiang, the groom (second from right), and Li Zhiyuan, the bride, in accordance with Chinese customs (Photo Credit, Sun Ruibo, Xinhua).

On May 2, by the 8th section of Kenya’s Nairobi-Mobasa Railway, Mu Xuqiang, the groom, and Li Zhiyuan, the bride, take a photo after the wedding in front of a poster (Photo Credit, Sun Ruibo, Xinhua).

On May 2, by the 8th section of Kenya’s Nairobi-Mobasa Railway, Mu Xuqiang, the groom (right), and Li Zhiyuan, the bride, prepare for the wedding ceremony in “the bridal chamber” (Photo Credit, Sun Ruibo, Xinhua).

On May 2, by the 8th section of Kenya’s Nairobi-Mobasa Railway, Mu Xuqiang, the groom (the first from the right), and Li Zhiyuan, the bride (the second from the right), receive congratulations from colleagues in “the bridal chamber” (Photo Credit, Sun Ruibo, Xinhua).

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