Friday, August 20, 2010

~ Birthday Celebration ~

Every 2 years I'll get a new handphone with the 1k voucher. Initially wanted to get SE Vivaz Pro but with some bad experience I have had with SE, didn't dare to get SE anymore...

I have a early celebration at Amcorp Mall Haeun Khon Resturant with LC. Accompany with me was some outages. Eating while monitoring the services. Sigh... It was really a terrible dark Friday - 13 Aug.

Later LC introduced me Food Foundry located at Section 17 which is famous for it's French dessert - Mille Crepe. LC bought a 'Strawberry Mille Crepe' (RM 9) for me meanwhile I insist to get another 'Chesse Cake' (RM 9) for myself.

Tonight we're going to depart to Sg. Lembing. I had wanted to visit Sg. Lembing for years but never realized. When LC invited me to join the trip organized by YM, I didn't think twice to join. So nice to celebrate my birthday there :) It was a very tiring trip but really enjoy myself there with YM's colleague and her friends.

Although I'm not 18 years old anymore but still felt very happy to receive birthday present especially from friends who still remember your birthday every year. She even sent the 'Echika Ikebukuro' handphone decor which can't be bought.

Really enjoy my birthday celebration. Stepping into another new century... Can't help thinking that age don't tell lie...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Min's Wedding

Just came back from Team Building at Temerloh "Gunung Senyum (Smiley Mountain) Recreational Forest on Thursday. Saturday morning went to Jerantut Pahang again which is around 45 minutes from Termerloh to attend Min's Wedding.

This is the first time I was being invited to attend Malay's wedding. I was so excited how it would be like. Too bad that I missed out the akad nikah (marriage contract) ceremony because I was late. That was the most important ceremony where the bridal couple will sign the contract before a religious official and is accompanied by prayer. Without that the wedding will never be completed.

You'll found alot of bunga telur (egg flower) being prepared and distributed to the guest at Malay wedding as wedding's ceremony token. It's actually boiled egg decorated with fabric flower as a sign of fertility.

I managed to follow for the bersanding (enthronement) ceremony. The groom's procession with friends, relatives, musicians and people to meet the bride.

The main part of the ceremony was bridal couple being seated on a well decoreated dais and bless by family members, relatives, friends and guests. Somehow it's quite similar to the tea ceremony for Chinese but just in another way round where the bridal couple will serve the tea to all the elderly.

After the wedding ceremony, Min's cousin proposed to take picture near the Taman Negara Jetty. It was just around 20 mins drive from Min's house. We took another 30 mins boat ride and stop at a mini island where Min's started to take her wedding photo there.

At night, all her family members gather at the living room. They started to ask me alot of question. What's the different between Chinese wedding and Malay wedding. What's the most important part for Chinese wedding and will not be completed without that... I was puzzled with all the question and couldn't answer all of them.

The next day is another ceremony taking place at the bridgroom side located at Temerloh which is another 45 minutes drive away. Basically it's just the same ceremony as the bride on Saturday. After the lunch, it's time for me and Mas to leave Temerloh back to KL. Althought it was very tiring, but really enjoy a different wedding ceremony.