Sunday, March 22, 2009

Two Weekends in Comparison


Right about this time last Sunday night the slide show that I created for my cousin brother’s wedding was aired at his reception. Yes…amidst the beading, I was also doing slides for the wedding. When the request came from my aunt, again, I just didn’t have the heart to say no. So I was beading, picture cropping and video creating at the same time. (Giler kuasa la pulak kan, nak buat semua benda…)

The video that I created...

video


Just as I was finishing the video, another request came from my uncle.

“Ida, can you help write my speech for the wedding?”

“Urr…write speech?? If you want to have it in English, boleh lah.”

“Tak pe lah..in English pun boleh.”

So, add one more task to the existing three, tulis speech la pulak. I figured, dah tolong aunty, tak kan uncle tak tolong.

After googleling info on wedding speeches, I was well on my way writing dear uncle’s speech. I had wanted it to have a good mix of both English and BM expressions and also pantuns to give it more spice. Lucky me coz I had this thick pantun compilation book which I used as reference.


The two flower girls...Nissa & Alina


Farah, Nissa, Alina & Ayna

Both the video and speech were well accepted during the reception. I simply had to put my signature (in a subtle way so to speak..) in one of the pantuns.

One of the opening pantun sounded like this.

Dari Juasseh ke Seri Menanti
Singgah sebentar membeli kuini
Gembira sungguh rasa di hati
Bertemu semua di malam ini

Where is the signature one may ask? For those who know our family, they’d easily guess that the writer must be someone of the immediate family. The clue was the two kampongs (in Kuala Pilah) mentioned in the pantun - Juasseh and Seri Menanti. Juasseh is my kampong and Seri Menanti is where ABE hails from. Kenalah kan letak identity sendiri..heh..heh :)

My closing pantun had the guests smiling away, and left them guessing which one of the host’s children is next to tie the knot.

Halwa manis si kueh sugi
Tamat lah sudah majlis resepsi
InshaAllah panjang umur murah rezeki
Terima menantu kita ketemu lagi

One could not imagine how relieved I was when the last line in the speech was read. Mana tak lega nya….all that was entrusted on me, dah selesai….alhamdulillah syukur, everything went well.

Well, that was last weekend, all so packed and hectic.

Mom, Uncle, Aunty, TM and Alina

My aunty - Zizah, Mom, Aliah and flower girls


This weekend was the total opposite. In fact I started my weekend rather early. I took leave on Friday to be with the girls on the last day of their school holidays. We had a jolly good time bumming at One Utama, indulging ourselves to the scrumptious lunch at Delicious. Yours truly, of course did damage at her retail therapy. Nissa was happy coz she got the computer game she wanted. Farah had her equal share of new stuffs and moi….I got stuffs for the house. All smiles when we got home that evening..heh..heh.

Lunch today was treat from my uncle and aunty. They wanted to celebrate with Alina & Nissa, the two flower girls at the Japanese restaurant in KLGC*. So sessi makan la pulak…..rezeki kata orang tu jangan ditolak kan :)

We thought of hitting the mall, but ABE said he wanted to finish packing for his trip tomorrow. So we headed home straight. I managed to nap for a short while. Ohh…nikmat nyer dapat close eyes for a jiffy.


Nissa's acts in the pool


Celik dari napping, Nissa asked if we could go for a swim. Oppss…better ask Alina first if she’s game for we didn’t want to leave her behind. Alina said she didn’t bring her swimsuit. Ohhh…now worries, pakai je Nissa’s. Dalam pada we were busy getting our swim gear ready, ABE decided to come along. Wokey…lagi bagus, he could keep an eye on the girls when I go into the sauna later.


We had fun all right, one of those rare days when we had the day pretty much to ourselves. As for me, well…. I somehow still can’t quite make out which was the better weekend of the two – the c-r-a-z-y, running-around-as-a-wedding-helper or the laid back, food-indulgence-over-eating-easy-going weekend.

23 comments:

Naz said...

Lovely, lovely pictures and I love your pantun-s too. Ini nanti kalau buat pertandingan Mari Berpantun - Kay vs. Pak Malim, boleh penuh dewan ni! :D

Kak Ezza@makcik Blogger said...

Best la Kay....nanti jangan lupa buat akak punya pulak....hahhaha

Aida said...

Lovely work (on the video).

My parents were at both weddings. i am a street away from the bride's family and my parents are friends with the grooms' family.

kay_leeda said...

Dear Naz,

Mari kita buat acara berbalas pantun. Peserta pertama yang akan jual pantun adalah ....... (fill in the blanks lah yer!!)

Ni nak tgk Pak Malim muncul ker tak at the Makcik blogger meet. Kalu dtg, we will get the ball rolling :)

kay_leeda said...

Kak Ezza,

No problem. Order sajaa....but have to be awal lerr. Kalu tak bersilat saya nak membuat nyer :)

Dengan video utk akak & abang pun bisaaaa diatur..heh..heh.

kay_leeda said...

Hi Aida,

Glad you like it :)

So were you at the wedding? Ummppp...friends of the groom's family. Siapa iyer? Orang Negeri ker?

Thanks for dropping by :)

Madam Tai Tai said...

Kay, you have so many hidden talents lah! I'm impressed!

ms hart said...

Alamak Kay!!! I missed the boat on almost everything in the blogland laahh!

1stly, well done on your wedding helper tasks! Cayaaaa lah! All of you looked lovely in the pics and the pantun...hmmmm...habislah, Pak Malim si Kucing Ray yang alim sure susah nak carik makan lepas nih!!:)

2ndly, WHAAAAAAAT????? Jom sembang-sembang makcik bloggers????? Alaaaaaa.....this Saturday, ada PIBG meet and my girl, as always, kena perform laaaaahhhh!!!! Alamak...so honoured orang sudi nak rasa the famed ayam bali...but sob sob sob soooooo sorry I can't make it, honeyh! Sorry 100000 kali, ok?! Would loooooove to cook for you all with LOVE lagi...next time, insyaAllah, ok oh Kay???! sob sob sob

Laracroft74 said...

nice pantun!!!ada bakat terpendam tu...so bolehla buat freelance promote diri jadi MC for wedding cum videolady or perhaps mak andam sekali ke...hehehe...

ray said...

Komen Pak Malim, kucing ray yg alim.

Kay,

Cantik gambar2 tu, kata Pak Malim sambil menggaru kutu. Dan Kay sangat pandai berpantun, kata Pak Malim yg penyantun. I surrender! kata Pak Malim sambil memegang suspender.

Maaf Kay, Sabtu ni, tak dapat datang, kata Pak Malim yg sedang dalam pantang. Saya terpaksa gi UMNO General Assembly, nak pacak gerai ikan keli.

Tak lah. Saya memang akan berada di sana, atas urusan, kata Pak Malim yg pengsan.

Nanti Kay tunjuk gambar yg cantik2 lagi ya, pasal pertemuan Makcik Blogger. Saya nak tengok, kata kucing ray yg bongok.

tireless mom said...

Alina was talking endlessly about the Japanese lunch. I don't know whether they served the sushi et all but if they did, I think out of excitement she belasah je, just like she belasah the tempura and the california roles.

ps : Will check out the kerawang baju kurung if I go to ITC Kuningan.

Aida said...

Kay,

I did not attend either weddings, my parents did.

My dad was at uni (I think) with both of the groom's parents. The bride's family, me and my family all live in the same Tmn.

kay_leeda said...

Madam Tai Tai,

Ooo...many talents I have :) If you add up the ability to jerit my lungs out and the skill to utter the word "cepat, cepat" a zillion times in one breath to my kids, you'd be amazed (but I think this talent pun u have juga kan..heh..heh)

kay_leeda said...

Dear, dear Ms Hart,

Oh bulan...di mana kau menghilang?? Heh..heh...

Alah...tak leh datang? WE so sedey tau!!! Kesian WE all dok waiting for yr Ayam Bali :(

But, WE understand your situation, no worries. Paham ttg PIBG jazz nih. Anyhow, just incase you manage to outsource yr PIBG thingy (amaran..ni bukan emotional blackmail iyer...heh..heh), do meluncur ke Shah Alam. Kecik my hse, stadium Melawati, I tolong bukak kan gate nyer :)

p/s isshh...jangan kata gitu ttg Pak Malim. I nak JV dgn dia deh...bukak "Pentas Berpantun Inc"
Tak gitu, Pak Malim???

kay_leeda said...

Laracroft74,

Makkk aiii...suro jadik Mak Andam?? Oh no, plsss...I don't want to pekena the pengantin, nanti muka depa jadi like tepung gomak lorrr.

Think I'll stick to my core competencies, IT and more IT :)

kay_leeda said...

Pak Malim kucing ray yang alim,

Tiba sudah si kucing alim
Sungguh tertib berkomen panjang
Alah..napa Pak Malim yang slim
Tak berupaya tampil di sesi sembang

Alasan Pak Malim kata nya kerja
Demi negara, bangsa dan agama
Okay lah, this time Makcik Bloggers let you off saja-saja
But next time around, no excuse WE will terima.

No worries mate, pics will be posted in many of the Makcik blogs. So, all you need to do is hop 'em blogs :)

kay_leeda said...

Dear TM,

Woiitt...kojo lah!!!

Yess...Alina was very excited to explore the tempura, eel, tofu(!!!) and all the other pelik-pelik stuffs plus the green tea ice-cream for desert. Both Nissa & her had a jolly good time, getting their fingers twisted whilst using the chopsticks too. It was a pitty that we didnt get to snap her pics in the pool, coz by the time I got out, Shah had already picked her up. Next time maybe...and I guess if she spends more time with Nissa in the pool, she'll be doing the tripple twist too :)

kay_leeda said...

Dear Aida,

Ooo..family friend, rupanya. I was at the nikah at the surau in TP. My aunty asked to stay for the kenduri at the bride's. But, by the time the nikah ended, most of us were exhausted, heat, sleep deprivation et all. Mana tak nyer, Sunday morning, at 8am dah ni baju Melayu for the nikah thingy.

I guess, if I had stayed, we could have met yes? Heh..heh...

kay_leeda said...

Aida...oopss...sorry, you didn't go to any one of the weddings...
Not destined to bump into each other, I suppose :(

Aida said...

Kay,

Indeed not destined but maybe I can wriggle my way in at the next wedding ehhehehe cos my parent's were invited at the first wedding hosted by Datuk & Datin. This is their second, though for their first born, right?

My daughter tagged with her Atuk to the wedding at Tmn Permata (cos my house is just on the other side of the padang).

Tapi tak per, next time I tahu to look out for u cos I know what u look like and not vice versa hehehehe

kay_leeda said...

Aida...I have a better idea. Let's meet up, not just with me but with the rest of the Makcik Bloggers. I see that you also leave yr trails at some of their blogs.

Join us at our 2nd meet this Saturday 28/3 at 3-5pm, my place in Shah Alam. Send me a blank email to kay_noor@yahoo.com and I'll fly you details to my place :)

Roti Kacang Merah said...

mak aihhh banyaknya task kakak!!! baca pun naik penat!

anyways, i need to do slideshows for my sis' upcoming reception in mid-June too...kakak guna programme apa ek? frames cantik, lah!

jabishah said...

You sure have the talent. Very creative... see you tomorrow!