My maternal grandparents first granddaughter (my cousinlah) got married recently.
And the second granddaughter is.. ME.
No pressure whatsoever.
Took the train to go back, since I didn't want to drive. Driving back to Kelantan is always a tiring affair for me, and some of the roads usually does harm to my car's suspension system, so I'll save driving back for Chinese New Year holidays.
The train we took was called Senandung Wau, and true to its name, it was a WOW experience.
We didn't reach at 0903 hours like the ticket stated. Instead we reached 1.5 hours later. The train stopped quite for some time at some destinations I'm not sure why.
To make matters worse, our bunk beds (the last tickets!) were located next to the joint for two coaches, and also the toilet. So it was a really bumpy ride. I kept bouncing up and down, left and right, even as I was lying down!
So much for wanting to take care of my car.
Reached my grandparents' home, chit-chatted with grandma for a while before bathing to go to my cousin's house, which is less than 100m behind my grandparents.
Was starving by the time I did my job as a server, cup washer, photographer, dish collector, finally went to have dinner and piled up on the good food!
Lazed around until the whole event ended haha.
My cousin mentioned that she wanted songs to be played during her wedding, and some of us singing for her. Unfortunately the karaoke set only came out towards the end of the event LOL
Karaoke session didn't last long though, because we had to prepare for the next day.
The next morning the couple set out to the temple in Pasir Mas to do some prayers (I was still sleeping I think haha)
Then they came back to my grandparents' house to offer prayers to ancestors.
Then off they went to my cousin' maternal grandparents' hometown while we headed to my cousin's place to wait for them.
Tea ceremony starts with grandparents,
and then other relatives.
The bride threw her bouquet of flowers! Haha
Then it was the unmarried ones' turns to serve tea. Not sure if this tradition exists, the first time I did it was during my uncle's wedding.
I'm so happy for my cousin that she's taken the next step of her life, and I wish her and her husband all the happiness in the world.
As for me, my time has not come yet. Maybe it's because I'm currently not involved with anyone, but at times I think it's because I need to sort my life out first before sharing it with anyone.
I might eat my words though.