Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BALIK KAMPONG

22/11/2014
SATURDAY

Woke up early this morning after a restless night of tossing as I was having chills and stomach pains.... probably a touch of food poisoning over last night dinner.... but nothing is going to deter me.... today is our family trip balik kampong..... 

to witness the wedding ceremony of our my nephew and his new wife... 

The strict instructions that came from the host -my brother/sister-in-law: be punctual or else the bus will leave promptly without you at 7 am for the kampong.  Some of my siblings gathered together for "cho cha" (early tea/dimsum) and I was glad that I did not promise to join them since I was not feeling well. So, we waited and waited and finally the bus arrived ..... it lost its way in PJ!  Now can we trust it to make its way to the kampong? hahaha.    

YZ's first bus ride ... with his "bong-bong" and poh-poh .... 

the  senior "twin" sisters with junior  niece.....

we are ready ..... 

and let the trip begin..... 

After getting their best seats, everyone settled down and soon its time to catch up with our beauty sleep for the 2 hours bus ride.
We arrived at  Jengka around noon time and after going through a maze of winding roads, finally reached the destination....    

the bridegroom waiting for us in one of the bride's relative house.

This house is huge and the makcik told us that she is staying alone now as her husband passed away recently and her 5 children are all in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.  Looking at the house, I understand how she manage to pass her time..... her beautiful crochet pieces are everywhere... 
including this fan cover!
The house is spotlessly clean and you can see the extensions added to the house by the different coloured floor tiles in each section of the house.  
After refreshing ourselves, its time to get ready for the bridegroom's procession to get the bride.

the kampong suddenly came alive with the sounds of the kompang and even the tress are decorated with the happy couple's bridal photo.


YZ:  "Bong-bong,  come let me take your hand and walk you there"  




the radiant bride peeking at her groom..... 

the epic kiss ....



Nephews of the Bride:  "don't play-play with us... we are the little men in black and white"!
while their  father (beside the groom) looked on. 


"this duty is too heavy for me alone"  Little Chloe is a picture of demure and sweetness 


"Look at my blushing bride" Love overflowing 

The 2 "nyonas" - my sister-in law and Esther   

We were lead to the bride's house and right in front a magnificient feast was laid .... waiting for us... stomach groaning and saliva started to drool......but there were more important things to do first.... and we were ushered inside the house.... 

where the happy beautiful couple were seated on the lavishly and opulence bersanding dais 

the father blessing the couple while the mother looked on as it will be her turn next 



"Mission accomplished and look what I got"

blessing from the uncle...

and the aunties...




I also got one! 

makan-time.... 


family photo

a photo for remembrance..

We are all elated to welcome another member to our big family and  may God be with them always. 

4 comments:

  1. Truly a one Malaysia wedding. Congratulations to the new couple!

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  2. Good morning,
    Yes, now my family really multi-culture!

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