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Thursday, June 03, 2010
A Wedding in May...
I want to write about the colourful wedding reception that took place in Subang Jaya recently. I have written about wedding before and I thought that this time I am doing it differently. It is also a story of how the GPS got me there and meeting so many relatives in one go. So folks here it goes.
We received a wedding invitation from one of my many cousins. He is hosting a reception for his eldest daughter wedding at his house in Subang Jaya. It is on the other side of the city. Now that I am no longer that good in driving to those places, I have to think seriously whether to go or not. In some case I would not go to attend to such function but for this wedding reception I am making an exception. I would be attending it. Not only the invitation is from a cousin [Saifuddin] but his spouse [Rogayah] were at one time an office mate of my spouse when both of them were serving Telecoms Malaysia. So we decided that we must make a point of attending this Wedding Reception. [In the image on the left; the host is the couple on the right lovely holding hands]
One that day March 15, 2010 just before noon guided by the GPS in my car I drove the Honda taking the route as suggested by the GPS guide in the form of a woman voice synthesizer. I follow the direction indicated by the GPS and with ease arrived at the destination in Subang Jaya. What a relief that I arrived at the distinction without a hitch. Had it not been for the GPS I do not believe I could have reach the destination that fast and easy. I found a parking spot nearby and parked my car; then we walk to the reception area.
Out-front of the house a grand white canopy was especially erected to house the many guests. One reason that we decided to attend this function is that we are sure to get to meet many of our relatives, most of whom I have not met for a very long times. After meeting the host we went around to look for the other relatives. Sure enough there are many of them who had arrived earlier and already sited enjoying their meals. I look around the table and met all the relatives of my age group who had gathered there. Like me they all are in the golden age now. Some I had not met for years, so it really takes times before I could recognize them. At the same time I got to meet the younger relatives as well; the many nephews and nieces that are too many to remember their names or recognize their faces. Anyway it was indeed great to get to meet so many relatives from near and afar there that day. It is not always that one gets such an opportunity. So the reception became sort of a meeting of friends and relatives other then of course to attend this special reception for the wedding of the cousin's daughter.
As for this happening it was a Wedding Reception for Fatihah and Najib whom I believe are both in their early twenties. It does remind me of our wedding in the sixties, we too got married in our early twenties. Like all wedding reception this one was colorful too with the pomp and splendour that made such occasion a joyous gathering. Malay wedding reception at home is a rather informal gathering; where folks would come dress as they like but true to the tradition they all came in their best of dresses. The women folks especially are dressed in a multitude of colours, turning the atmosphere into a sort of a fairyland. From the look of it everyone was enjoying the sumptuous foods, as well meeting and chatting with relatives and friends. A joyous event indeed.
Have a nice day.
[Note: some images here are stolen from the Facebook Wall of relatives- Azreen Azahar, Mutalib, Abdul Al Waled[Nora Zaini's Ixus]