Bobby was complaining that I had even posted Maurina’s wedding and our wedding I have not even touched… Sorry lor… That’s because I know I will have a lot to say and it’s going to be those toilet paper roll kind of post. So here it is.
Usually rocking a pair of 4” heels wouldn’t be a problem to be but I know I’ll be wearing my ‘bridal shoes’ for at least 4 hours so I am not going to do that! My bridal shoes are one of the easiest shopping/hunting tasks I had because all my married friends warned me to start looking once I had the dates. Never do last minute shopping because you may not know if you can find the perfect pair that you feel connected to (Yes! I believe in Love at first sight when it comes to shoes!) and moreover, you can start wearing them at home and practice if you are not really stable when it comes to inches.
My pair of DP ivory lace and satin peep toe court shoes comes with corsage detail and buckle ankle strap costs only around £35 and huge thanks to my lovely cousin J who helped me to purchase it and brought it all the way back to Brunei from London. I had those babies in my hands in July and everyone was like, WHAT? THAT EARLY? Haiyah! Better safe than sorry mah!
For my jimuis , there’s customized nametags courtesy of Glowing Ideas (https://www.facebook.com/GlowingIdea) and also beautiful wrist corsages from Sha, a fellow blogger friend from Singapore (http://www.shanobyl.com/2012/08/blue-and-white-wedding-bouquet/) and had Bobby to bring them back. Yes, Sha does accept international orders and she is good with those ribbon twirling! Chose ribbon roses because it is lasting and more durable that my friends can keep them for long and wear them again on the reception night.
And this, is my best friend… 48.
The one who companied me up BSB, down Miri to get my errands done and listened out to all my rants and still managed to make me laugh at the end of the day. Well, that’s because she flew back just for my wedding and she had nothing to do most of the time so I just forced her go out with me. 爱你爱你爱死你！
Think SL and SukChin was looking for my car key to park my car somewhere else to give way for the bridal car later and 48 as usual, like in her own world. My ignorant skills not-many-not-less also is taught by her one.
One thing everyone asked me when they came see me in the room was,
“So, you had a good sleep? Can you sleep?”
And my replies were, “Yes! I slept at 11pm because I was super tired and if the alarm didn’t ring, I think I can continue sleeping”
“Wah, you are the first bride ever who can be so relaxed”, everyone laughed.
I had assigned tasks to my friends, as for the traditions and customs to follow, I know I will just have to follow whatever the elders ask me to do. So basically all I need to do is put on make up, get dressed and wait for my husband to come.
I don’t know if you have noticed that all my friends were all wearing blue and there’s a funny story behind it but you will only laugh if you understand Chinese/Mandarin.
I was telling the girls to wear blue, any shades of blue will do and in Mandarin, it sounds like this
(Wear Blue ya, any blue will do)
And Chaugy actually thought that HAMI-LAN means anything, because.... erm.. the HAMILAN (Blue in Chinese) also sounds like "Whatever f*ck"... So they were actually arguing over it like,
- Ah King said all wear blue!
- No! Ah King said wear what also can! Because she said wear hamilan also can!
Laugh die me really! Sorry sorry, my bad my bad.
I shouldn't have said "hami-lan" because it sounds like a bad word and it's misleading.
It was very convenient for me as I got to peep through the window on what’s going on down there.
The girls and I had a mini meeting on wedding door games and I made it clear I didn’t want any elements of sexual innuendo especially those like hanging bananas around the crotch area. I know I’m not that innocent and I have a reputation for sharing dirty jokes. But it’s my wedding and I am pretty sure there’s other games to play instead of those usual one that involved sexy lingerie and cucumbers.
Door Game #1
Those who watch running man should be familiar with that I guess.
I made those bow ties for them (really lousy sewing job btw but it’s just a one-time thing so no one is going to notice anyway) because I couldn’t find the colors I like or, it costs too much. So the best solution is none other than D.I.Y. Costs me less than B$25 to make 8 bow ties (one extra because Willie couldn’t make it).
And you can see how excited were them making those kopi kau kau kau kau!
(This was the most hated game according to the boys because the coffee was so kick that even Bobby stayed away from coffee for almost a week!)
The second game, which is like a hybrid version of 超级无敌夹面包. The boys will draw cards with body parts written on it and they will have to use those parts to catch the bread.
The girls played it the night before while preparing and none of them successfully catch the bread. Hence to all our surprises, this game seemed to be the least challenging of all for the guys.
Then to the third game, which was my idea.
You see, Bobby is a 100% banana who can’t speak Mandarin (but it’s getting better these days with just few grammatical errors) and so I made him write promises using brush for Chinese calligraphy. Just my Chinese name alone is enough for him to cry. Hahahhahahaa.
And after writing, he had to read it out loud and wait for my approval.
And, he cheated!
Ming translated them into pin-yin so it’s easy for him to read and yet it sounded so funny that Kevin, our photographer laughed so hard and crouched holding on to his camera. And the guys all scolded him for not able to pronounce his wife’s name. Serve you right! And now from time to time, people will suddenly ask him what is my Chinese name. Go try ask him if you see him around and let me know if he can answer.
And that’s his cheeky look cheating off those scripts.
Game #4, find the key to my room.
And here comes the time to offer tea to the elders.
Coolest and funniest mom ever! When I was leaving the house, I felt a little sad because saying goodbye to my mom and thought she was probably going to say stuffs like, “Girl, you are all grown up and now someone’s else. Remember yadda yadda yadda… bla bla bla” things that will make me cry like a baby. Instead, she went totally awesome and say, “Oh, leaving? Okay. Bye bye~”
I was left dumb-founded and everyone who witnessed the scene was laughing so hard and said, “Wah auntie! Why you so cool one?!”.
“Cheh.. she’s coming home in a few days time what.. “
And that’s my mom.
Thank you all my dear jimuis and hengtais, for waking up so early to make it for our wedding and the time spent on preparing and making our wedding a memorable one. Super love you all man!
The bride will get changed and then offer tea to the groom’s family.
eBay and it’s less than BND25.00. Muahahhahhahahaha!!!
I didn’t want to spend too much because I know I won’t be wearing it again… probably only during Chinese new year or costume parties so ya, frugality rocks!
My stupid friend made me feed Bobby the tang-yuan with my mouth and said cannot chew, must terus swallow. Siao one!
My favorite photo of all! 48 just went full retard.
When we said Bah.. let’s do a funny face, we still expect a hint of cuteness in it but 48 went full range with it. And PSL, your funny face and your smiley face got difference meh? And yes, Bobby was staring at my boobs.
Best is Baby Ethan lah…. digging his nose! HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!
And that’s it. Everyone left at almost 2pm (From 6am in the morning, KB to BSB, then BSB to KB or the other way round) and everyone was super tired after that. That’s Chinese wedding for you people.
Next, reception .. I hope…
if I don’t procrastinate….