Araya and Nott – beyond soap opera

Araya and Nott – beyond soap opera

Soap opera superstar Araya A Hargate was engaged this morning in a ceremony that not even soap operas could imagine.

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Araya and Nott – beyond soap opera

Soap opera superstar Araya A Hargate was engaged this morning in a ceremony that not even soap operas could imagine.

Her husband-to-be Nott Witsarut, the fabulously wealthy heir to the Racer Lighting company fortune, arrived at the engagement venue in the traditional procession of the groom's parents which included 15 Mercedes S300 luxury cars. He then presented the bride-to-be with a  "bride price" (dowry) of assorted jewelry, a condo land title deed, gold and cash with an estimated value of 108 million baht.

Nott Witsarut arrives with his parents. POST TODAY

The ceremony took place at the Peninsula Hotel and began at exactly 9.39 am. The couple has known each other for six years, but only decided to get married last December.

The actual wedding ceremony is scheduled for this Sunday at the Plaza Athénée Bangkok.

Vocabulary

  • assorted: including various types - หลากหลาย, หลายชนิด
  • bride price (noun): money or property given (in some societies) by the bridegroom to the family of his bride สินสอดทองหมั้น - สินสอดทองหมั้น
  • cash: money in the form of notes or coins - เงินสด
  • ceremony (noun): a formal public event - งานพิธี
  • engage (verb): to agree to marry someone - หมั้น
  • engagement (noun): a formal arrangement for meeting people or doing something - การนัดหมาย
  • estimated: thought to be a particular amount, size, etc. based on a guess or the best information available - ประมาณการ
  • fabulously (adverb): extremely, especially referring to something consider good, like having a lot of money, talent, etc. - อย่างที่สุด
  • fortune: a large amount of money - เงินมากมาย
  • heir: a person who will legally receive money, property or a title from another person, especially an older member of the same family, when that other person dies - ทายาท, ผู้สืบสกุล, ผู้รับมรดก
  • imagine: to form a picture of something or someone in your mind - นึกคิด, จินตนาการ, นึกฝัน
  • luxury: the best and most expensive of something - ที่หรูหรา 
  • procession of the groom's parents (noun): the group of people, including the parents, who go with the groom, the man who is going to be married, to the engagement ceremony - ขบวนขันหมาก
  • soap opera: a story about the lives and problems of a group of people which is broadcast every day or several times a week on television or radio - เรื่องน้ำเน่า
  • title deed: a land ownership paper - โฉนด
  • traditional (adj): of a custom, a way of life or a way of doing things that has not changed for a long time - เป็นประเพณี, ตามธรรมเนียม, ตามที่ปฏิบัติกันมา
  • venue: the place where an activity or event happens - สถานที่
  • wealthy: having a large amount of money, land, and other valuable things   - ที่มั่งคั่ง ร่ำรวย

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