Stories and Thoughts

November 3, 2008

Wedding Marathon

1 Nov 2008: I’ve received 5 wedding invitations for the month of November till January 2009, where the very 1st of them was held on last weekend. No more unexpected invitation for me hopefully. Speaking about the wedding ceremony last weekend, the groom is my ex-colleague cum close buddy of mine. He is the youngest among few of us where we used to tease him a lot, as he was so desperate of getting a girl friend. And now, he’s the one who tied the knot earliest among us that I’m really proud and happy for him.

Well, never ever ask when would be my turn as this could be the toughest question that I’ve never thought of. Sometimes, I just think that I’m not the marriage type of person…I’m just too used to be single.

As I was one of the chosen “Heng Tai (Brothers)”, I woke up at 6am as I've to reach the groom’s house in Kota Kemuning at 7:30am for some preparations and breakfast. Pink was the theme where all of us have to dress in “PINK” (I felt like a pink panther). At 8:30am sharp, we drove off from his house to USJ to pick up the bride. Couldn’t avoid some games prepared by those sisters that involved some push up, tasty food and drink, singing etc. Generally, it wasn’t so tough but fun. Thanks Angie and Lai for their kindness of not gave us a tough time. Back to groom’s house for some tea-drinking ceremony before we called off for the day at around 2pm.

While on my way back home, I received a SMS from Meg asking for dinner at Sunway Pyramid. I accepted her invitation where I joined her and Mr. Lee for dinner at Italiannes Sunway Pyramid right after I went back home for shower. Always enjoy their company.

2 Nov 2008: It was time for the wedding dinner. In order to save petrol and tol fare, we've decided to car pool to the Subang Imperial China restaurant. Therefore, I drove to Chak's house with my dress-up after taken 2 hours of noon-nap (Went for Terry Fox run ealier in the morning). We reached the restaurant at 6pm to help on some preparation before the dinner started at 8:20pm. It was an 8-course dinner set where the food was just average. However, it was fine for me as I was walking around most of the time for “Yam Seng (Toast)” with his friends and relatives. Guess that’s the purpose of being a “Heng Tai” to make sure the groom won’t get drunk before the dinner ends. It took me around 5 hours in the restaurant itself before we had our brotherhood’s toast with the groom and back home to hit the sack.

However, it’s kind of bothering me on the real purpose of wedding dinner nowadays. Would it be a sharing of joy and happiness? Or is it just a ceremony to show the engagement? And does it really necessary?

Anyway, I’m truly wishing YF and Eunice a happily ever after married life. You really made it my buddy. :)


{SK} said...

most of the time being "heng tai" is more exhaustive than the groom himself.. hahaha!!

BiologicalClockTicking said...

so many samans Haha! I guess I dont mind the samans if it were from ppl very dear and close to me. :)

Being a 'heng tai" is so so fun!

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

{sk}: True, it's tiring as "heng tai". But I think being a groom is even worse. I just couldn't imagine being one.

biologicalclockticking: I have to agreed that it's fun being a "heng tai" especially for close friends. Sharing the joy and happiness, a great moment to be remembered.

meglittlemeg said...

oh yea, but i guess it's even more enjoyable being chi mui. Just thinking of the games to play hengtai is shiok liow.. But most time the hengtai gila wan. Nasty food also say tasty..

This year i don get so much wedding invitation.. Cause almost all married liow. Oh.. I felt so old.,

Yay! I enjoy that saturday nite too! Fun!!

Lifebook said...

Conclusion, you are popular!!! Anyway, you will get more since many ppl normal get marry in your current age group.

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

meg: Surprisingly, those food and drinks given by Ji Mui were quite tasty wor. They were being kind to us..

lifebook: True, apparently will get lesser as most of them are married. So sad.

Twilight Zone said...

Nice blog you have. I was a best man for 13 times and could have been a natural Tai Kam Cheh. Weddings were always fun & fun but many ended in divorce too. So scary ya. Being single has its own goodness.

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

twilight zone: Thanks. Agreed with you that wedding is such a big commitment that require gigantic effort from both parties. Speaking of goodness of being single, are you enjoying it now? :)