My cousin recently got married to a Taiping lass and I was glad to be part of a small, yet wonderful celebration.
A day after Malaysia Day me and my family drove off to Taiping after dad and sis came back from work/school respectively.
The next day.
Groom left for the bride's house without any girls from our side!
Apparently he was told that girls from our side were not allowed to be there and as we are not used to the tradition we just followed and stayed at the homestay.
So sadlah I missed out on the whole groom/heng dai bullying cheh rupe-rupenye kena tipu.
At Flemington Hotel, near Lake Garden
The event ended with some of our aunts crying suddenly so it was like "awww..."
Initially planned to go back KL that night itself but then everyone agreed to stay another night and the bride's family treated us to dinner. I didn't bring extra nice clothes so i wore my dress again pfft.
But still refused to let me carry him. cis.
We stayed at a bangalow (somewhere in Kampung Boyan or something like that) with 4 rooms equipped with airconditioners and 2 bathrooms. Has TV with VCD/DVD player, sofa set, dining table. Not bad at RM250++. No stove though. If not sure perfect.
2 weeks later, we had the wedding ceremony on our side. It's like a big celebration - apparently 500 cards were sent out and they weren't enough. Somehow everyone is related to one another. Now you'll get a gist of how us Kelantanese Chinese celebrate weddings!
I look a bit exhausted here because I was busy tackling Darren's questions while waiting for the arrival of the groom and the bride. The conversation went mostly like this:
Darren : When is the bride arriving?
Me : In a while
Darren : Where is she?
Me : Kota Bharu
Darren : Why is she in Kota Bharu?
Me : *10 seconds of speechlessness* because she's staying there?
Darren : Why is she not here yet?
Me : *speechless* because she's still in Kota Bharu?
Darren : Why Kota Bharu? Why isn't she from Kuala Lumpur?
Me : err.. (ohmygod this kid)
Darren : Is she driving?
Me : No
Darren : Whhhhhyyy?
Me : *sweats*
Darren : Why isn't she here yet?
Me : *takes his hand and led him back towards the house*
followed by countless numbers of people from groom's mother's side!
To tell you the truth, the photos of relatives being served tea above are not even half of the extensive list of relatives being served! Definitely more than 20 pairs of couples including those not even directly related! Luckily the couple only had to kneel down for only some relatives (mother and grandparent's specifically).
Which reminds me this will be the scenario when I get married. I still have a great-grandmother (my father's side, bless her, hope she'll still be around when i get married), 3 pairs of grandparents and their siblings, 3 uncles and an aunt (mother's side) while 3 aunts and 5 uncles (dad's side) and not forgetting granduncles/aunts, parents' cousins, my married cousins and distant relatives. I must apologise to my future husband now. Haha.
Eh me and youngest sis also got serve tea but nobody took photos of us I damn sad now T___T but at least I appear in here:
i just had to leave this photo of me eating here to remind me how happy i was being back in my hometown. that is one of the reasons why even when my father retires, i will not follow them back to my hometown because i will not get to experience the balik kampung thrill anymore!
But now my father said he wants to stay back in KL because,
"we want to be close to all of you"Fug why must he say like that made me sad almost all the way driving back to KL.
Oh well who's next in line?