I am probably one of those freakazoids who don’t really like the ambiance of wedding ceremonies. Not to say I loathe it; but I get pretty uncomfortable with it. It is one of those weird repellent magnet for me. I know this sound weird but I guess people have to accept the fact that different people come with different and unusual issues. Like Angelina Jolie hates being hugged or touched, mine goes to the weddings. But once a while I brave the uncomfortable feeling for friends who constantly keep in touch with me and wanting me to attend their big days or people who I feel close to. Other than that, I am almost a non-existence.
Khai and wife. Wow, Khai is married! (,”)
Sure I have the effeminate features that probably have strangers assuming I love weddings ala sissy people, aite? Well, I don’t know what to say. Perhaps I am a different one? I embrace my flaws and I have no qualm of saying it out loud. Whatever.
One for nostalgia. Me, Khai & wife, Ayip; (in front) Firdaus & Muzem.
Anyway, yesterday on the 10th December 2012 was the wedding day of my USM friend, Khai. He is a Kelantanese but his wife is a Kedahan. Since I now in Jitra, Kedah as my parents reside here, I thought of going to his wife’s instead of his due to distance and cost factors. Made a pack with Firdaus “Firda” Sulhi, Muzem (khaaan???) and Ayip (oppps) to go to Khai’s wife’s house at Sungai Baru, Kedah for the wedding. We purposely went there circa 3 0’clock so we could perhaps had chat with him. Luckily when we arrived, the crowd was scarce and we had opportunity to meet Khai albeit he was actually chasing time for photography session. It was just nice to relish old USM days with Firda, Muzem, Ayip & Khai although I guess one by one is experiencing transition in life.
So hungry but didn’t manage to finish this and Khai was chasing time and we were chasing him for pictures!
Chocolate-dipped marshmallows/ strawberries – popularized by Siti Nurhaliza, no doubt!
Initially, Ayip & Muzem planned to go back straight to Perak & KL respectively but a persuasion make them change minds. So, it was decided that they would be staying in my home (although Muzem was feigning no-wanting-to-sleep-at-my-house! Hahahaa!). And my parents are always, very welcoming towards guests and especially my friends. I guess that is one good point I have to credit both my parents, Mak & Ayah. My mother spontaneously away to the kitchen to cook (2 pots of rice cookers, no less!; “curry; “Ikan pekasam”, etc) while Ayah was adamantly asking me to serve them!!
After Isya’ Prayer, we went out to have a little bonding time at Jitra Mall. So happened that there is a new Karaoke at the cinema floor and we tried. Well, the karaoke navigating system is quite confusing to handle BUT Muzem mastered that in no time; nonetheless we still had that problem to adjust the volume. But I guess overall, it was a fun and layback time relishing those good old days back in USM by playing goofy and making outrageous voices! Hahahaha! On courtesy of Muzem (he is rich!), we were treated with Snogurt, a frozen yogurt (froyo) which somehow a rival to the ever popular Tutti Frutti. We talked and talked and talked until Snogurt was giving sign for us to move our asses off OUT from there! Hahahaa…..
What Mak cooked the minutes she knew my friends were coming; hence the idea to coax for sleep-over! I salute her & Ayah for the graciousness of welcoming guests to the house. Really welcoming; breakfast included! I guess they hold to the principle – guests are the initiators of bless (“rezeki”).
Initially, I thought of joining Muzem & Ayie to Penang (convoy) since they would drop by at Penang on the way home. Tentatively, we would be meeting Khirwan (Oh, wow!!!! “Best sangat”??!) during his lunch time and perhaps roaming around USM. But have to cancelled it because I don’t want to take risk of driving in long distance being a sleepy head because unfortunately around 3 a.m. in the morning, I woke up and couldn’t sleep no more. So, I decided to do my part-timing translation work which is on the topic “Cover Letters & Resumes” & “Business Writing” up until the morning!
I forced them to pose before eating. For my blog! Hahaha!
Finally! I’d just manage to activate Bluetooth linkage between my obsolete Sony Ericsson W3001 with my laptop to transfer the pictures as I didn’t bring the USB cable; pictures at Snogurt Jitra! – Courtesy of Ayip.
Perhaps because I was psyched-up by the new translation paperwork that I have received yesterday and this time is quite exciting as I will be translating from Malay to English on the paperwor – “Gelagat Pembahagian Harta Pusaka Dalam Kalangan Orang Melayu : Cabaran Untuk Perubahan”. HONESTLY, I AM EXCITED about this one; but of course I have to finish up the previous translation as well as schematic answers for module. Well, it’s all the kind of part-timing that I love!
On whole, congratulation to Khai for being a newly-wed; good luck to Firda for upcoming engagement next week & Muzem for so-called March-next-year-wedding! Hahaha, the focus is of course on me, no? Well, let just say I am happy with my life now and it’s really not a big deal for me to talk or brag or boast about my relationships. To express the gratefulness; yes but to adamantly conveying people to shut their mouths for questioning me… no. I learn from the past. I hope this last quote from my inspirational Angelina Jolie will clear the smoke. Like what Angie said :-
“I don’t talk about our relationship in public. But we also don’t talk about it at home.”