it’s late afternoon/early evening~
normally at this time of the day we’ll be sitting around together figuring out what to eat
..and then deciding about a few hours later.
we’ll probably have something like this
noodles + seafood/seasnacks + veges with spicy tom yam gravy brewing in a hot pot and served with two separate sauces
but now that i’m far out
we don’t have this dish here, huhu.
suddenly teringat sbb nmpak udang goreng tadi, huhu.
(tapi tak bleh makan lg. blom time).
malam ni berusaha utk tido awal (esok try bangun pagi. fighting!)
sementare tu, layan budak ni tgok2 mjlh pengantin;
her: “wei, suami dier tinggi giler pas tu isteri dier pendek
giler!” (sambil gelak ala2 halilintar)
me: “taklah. agaknye s’tanjak dier yang buat dier nampak tinggi
her: “tak wei, isteri dier ni memang gnome!” (sambil gelak
her: “wei, malu gile wei amek gamba mcm ni pas tu hantar kat
me: “aper yg malunyer? ni lagi malu” (sambil tnjuk gmbar
pengantin naik basikal)
her: “omg! wei tgok ape dier pakai ni-“
and then she finally finishes the whole magazine and says:
“nampaknye nanti bile aku nak kahwin nanti aku kene design baju kahwin aku sendiri la”.
suddenly i remembered my friend’s wedding gift preparation
(the bodyshop spa set with a matching towel)
according to traditional malay culture, the groom will give their wedding gifts for the bride on trays (in odd numbers) to the bride on the wedding day, and the bride will respond by sending their prepared set of wedding gifts for the groom (also in odd numbers, but more than the number that the groom gave).
so if the groom gives 7 trays of gifts, the bride must give 9 or 11 or 13 and so on (because the numbers must be an odd number).
well, the interesting part would be the type of gifts that the bride and the groom puts for each other.
the more traditional ones would be quality fabrics to make the “baju kurung”
or pretty cakes and artsy biscuits
but the more modern ones are electronical gadgets like the i-phone or a PDA
weddings are rather elaborate
and cultures enrich them, don’t you think?