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...
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
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 :)
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
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.