It was all dandy and all and I arrived at my cousin’s house an hour earlier as we were supposed to convoy out from his place to the bride’s home in Tmn. Molek. I was not driving so I had not many obligations for that day.
Until, my Auntie asked me to be the official photographer for the day. Then I went eh?
You see, for my last cousin’s engagement, I offered myself to be her photographer, seeing that I, most of the time, whenever I could, take good pictures. So, naturally, the person who carries the digital camera to almost everywhere she goes should shoot for the day.
How can I refuse? My hectic schedule lately had prevented me from gallivanting outdoors in search of interesting objects and events to shoot, so I gladly took on the responsibility.
Of course, I got at least 10 people asking me “Ko pulak bila laie A**? Yang lain semua dah buat dah?”
Oii… making a decision on who to wake up next to for the next eternity is like eating Kuih Apam free is it?
Straying away from the ‘soklan cepu emas’, I observed that when a single buffet line is set up for about 50 starving women and to about the same number of equally starving men separately, women takes to it like chicken at breakfast whilst men prefer to take their own sweet time like cows chewing grass on a field.
By the way, I never got to taste the ‘bubur pulut hitam’ which happened to be one of my favorite traditional dessert. I literally had to fight off a makcik in front of me for a piece of chicken and I was functioning as the chicken vending machine to my Mum and my Aunties who was lining up behind me because they were not able to reach the chicken tray.
We were horrified as our family culture had always been to serve the guests personally rather than setting up a buffet table. But they said ‘sekarang moden apa. Dah tak main dah hidang – hidang ni.’
Anyways, it was fun when a kid said ‘Tepilah! Auntie Amik Gambo nak lalu.’
Anyhow… that’s akak and not auntie to you eh squirt.
Waiting for the green light to enter the foyer. The ceremony was held at the foyer of the flat unit. It was said that people from two blocks came. No wonder belah lelaki (the groom's side) had to scramble for food