Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Past Has Already Gone

....yet why some of us still contemplating about it?

When some of us got back something that related to the past, something that remind us of the moment that we're so happy, should we really hang onto it?

If everything has changed since then, why bother to hang onto it?

We can't just got back to something in the past just because it's good, it makes you comfortable,... it's familiar...

"we were just happened to be classmates for 12 years..."

"we were just happened to share the dormitory for 4 years"

"we were never together..."

"we were never friends..."

though I have to admit I never see this could happen...yet it is happening...

For that, all I could say... that I wish all the happiness in the world for you and her.

I hope you and him will stay together forever... from here to the hereafter...



Over my shoulder, I saw nothingness crawling behind my back...

A silhouette of a girl dressed in beige with the sound of her heels clicking on the pavement, slowly disappearing into the light of...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My Big Brother's Engagement Party

Song that I'm listening to right now: Marry You and Just the Way You Are (Glee Cast Version) ... 

Okay... Where do I begin? I went back last Tuesday and all the way to Friday were the days of making preparations i.e. The clothes to wear on Saturday, for me and ALL the bridesmaids, the house, the dining utensils, the FOOD, the people, and of course, the highlight of the event is the 7 trays of trousseaus... In our Bajau tradition, the groom also give stuffs to the bride, okay... 

Later I'm going to explain our tradition that we chose to follow this time that usually being implemented especially to the very first child of the family and plus my brother is also the grandson of the family, therefore it's given that we have to spend a lil bit more than the usually being spent on wedding..

But as for the engagement party, we didn't spend so much though. We had catering took care the food for Saturday morning and a cousin of mine took care the barbecue on Saturday night.

On Saturday, us, from the groom-to-be's side went to the bride-to-be's house which is located on the next village to ours...FYI, groom-to-be is NOT allowed to come during engagement party in the bride-to-be house...

Anyway, from morning to around 2 p.m. was the feast event. Mum took care like most of dad's siblings' wedding so it's given all of them came for bro's engagement. It's actually a very rare occasion to see all 8 (out of 9) of them together at family events.

Around 2, lead by our village leader, who has a fine name but unfortunately being nicknamed by abang and his friends as Deka. He was actually had to be sent to the hospital in the morning because of asthma attack but he refused to miss the event so he came with Dad anyway~ We were so touched because of that. 

These are the 7 trays of trousseaus... I made all of them myself and a cousin helped me until 3 in the morning on that Friday...


Some fruits... 


Shoes and make-ups... I had to re-wrap the small-sized box with white paper and later with a silver wrap... but still, it's worth the view...


A handbag... 


and a perfume at the back... 


A silk from mum...


Telekung and sejadah... love the small butterfly~


Of course, an engagement cake... and last but not least... the Sirih Junjung, and the ring... Abang bought the ring bed and Mum made the sirih junjung... The green leaves are what we called as sirih and are eaten by some of the elders to drop their blood pressure... But it's a symbol of.. I'm not really sure exactly but it's important in our tradition in fact, it heads these trousseaus... 


... at the bride-to-be house, I literally scattered the RM15k bills around the ring... Kidding! I rolled the RM100 bills in 10 and tied a ribbon around it... 

... Presenting the bridesmaids...! We all are cousins.. This was before we head towards the bride-to-be house... 

...and of course, the best man. My lil bro, Arif right in the middle of us girls.. 


From left, Jila (daughter of papa's lil sis), Nana (daughter of papa's lil bro - Unc. Muss), Ain daughter of Mum's lil bro) and our lil Yaya (daughter of papa's lil bro - Unc. Arshad)... She is such a doll! Her 21 yrs old sis, Afizah didn't come as she's currently attending UNIMAS. Me? hehe.. I skipped 2 classes for this!  


Nana and Jila... 

This is Kak Ida... after mum put the ring on her.. 


Mustafa Kamal and Noor Hamidah are officially engaged!


During the discussion of the wedding~

Hence, it's official, people! The majlis nikah is going to be on 20th of January, majlis berinai on 21st, and the majlis bersanding is on 22nd. Pre-wedding party on 19th - the bride-to-be's birthday and post-wedding party plus the majlis potong kek on the 23rd, also the groom-to-be's birthday... Yeah.. nice coincidences, right? 

Anyway, these are the dowries from kak ida to my brother...  9 trays... 


Baju nikah... same with the best man's just now... 


Sejadah and songkok... 


Belt and wallet... 


Black leather shoes...


watch and a perfume...


Adidas perfume set... 


basket of fruits... 


na'ah! THESE ARE MINE!!! :D


talking about coincidences... both side of family actually ordered our cakes from the same bakery.... so sweet...

When we're done with the serious matter, we off to the dining area and had late lunch.. but before that, I took some pictures with Kak Ida... 


That's Mum with Kak Ida.. and that's Unc. Muss's wife.. Aunt. Liza with our newest lil cousin, the heartthrob, baby Danish! 

Another picture with Kak Ida... 


After that, the bridesmaids were taking over the stage! LOL


the girl in blue is Jila's lil sis, Mimi.. she's 16. there's another lil sister, but she didn't came with us.. 



Got home around 4 p.m. I think, and after I sat at the couch like 5 minutes, I blacked out. I woke up around 7 p.m., and prepared some fried noodles for the barbecue plak... we also had karaoke! We finished around 1 in the morning, cleaned up, and woke up around 8 the next morning. 

So.. that's ALL about the engagement party... PHEW! that was a lot!

I flew back to KL today and arrived at exact 12 midnight at the campus! =)


Have a good night, people!

xoxo,
V