Tuesday, August 25

Lord of the Ring

What will you do if you accidentally lose your wedding ring?
Well, this New Zealand guy thought his ring was irreplacable and did just what he had to do - find it.

WELLINGTON - A New Zealand man has been dubbed the Lord of the Ring after he searched and found his wedding ring more than a year after it slipped off his finger and sank to the sea floor.

The ring was lost for 16 months in the harbor of the country's capital city, Wellington, before Aleki Taumoepeau found it shining on the sea floor, the DominionPost newspaper reported Thursday.

"The whole top surface of the ring was glowing," Taumoepeau, an ecologist, said.

Taumoepeau had been married for just three months when he lost the wedding ring while conducting an environmental sweep of the harbor.

He roughly marked the spot where the ring had flown from his finger, but was unable to find it despite returning to the area many times.

Taumoepeau's wife offered to buy another ring, but he refused, pledging to find the ring.

But, equipped with new global satellite based coordinates and offering up a quick prayer, he found the ring after an hour's search.

"I couldn't believe that I could see the ring so perfectly," Taumoepeau said.

He said those with him on the boat at the time the ring flew off his finger had likened it to a similar, slow motion shot from The Lord of the Rings, much of which was filmed in Wellington by local director Peter Jackson.


In case you are wondering, my Wifey sent me this article with a little purpose. I do forget to wear my ring every now and then. =X

About the Author: Shingo T is a man who believes that ring is for show, love is for real.


Anonymous said...

I thought that guy was ridiculous. He could have easily replaced it.

khengsiong said...

Duplicate one and cheat the spouse!

HappySurfer said...

There is no need to cheat or lie. Just own up and get it replaced. What's the big deal!! Like what you said, ring is for show whlle love is for real. A ring is only a material thing like lots of others.

Whatever, good that he found the ring.

Cherish Tulips said...

you know what they say, first comes the ring and then the suffering....no lar...i think being married rocks!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree that ring is for show. It's only the external. What's inside matters more.

Shingo T said...

Mei Teng:
I guess the ring just means so much to him.

haha, you won't duplicate one when it comes to your turn.

I'm still pretty amazed how he found it.

Cherish tulip:
Agreed. It's good to be single, but better to be married. If only all my friends think this way.

Old Beng said...

Eh, lim peh and my cha-bo-lang both don't wear our wedding ring so does that mean we....

Shingo T said...

Old Beng:
I guess that just means you and cha-bo-lang do not feel the need to show the world anything. And that's great!

foongpc said...

I know why the man must find back the ring! Cos he need to destroy the ring to stop Sauron from taking over the world! It's not about his wife or his marriage, you see. LOL!

Shingo T said...

Haha, that's a really funny one. MY PRECIOUSSSSS.

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