Last weekend, my parents, my grandaunt and myself went back to my grandmother’s hometown, Bukit Pasir, Muar, in Malaysia, to attend my younger cousin’s wedding. It was a good time to catch up with other relatives too, especially meeting and catching up with my grandmother, do read about her story here.
It was planned to be a simple wedding dinner affair, buffet style, outside my auntie’s home. We went there in the afternoon for the tea ceremony first and mingle around with the relatives from the bride’s side. We stayed for a while before going back to rest before my parents went out sightseeing and shopping while I stayed in my grandmother’s home to chat with my grandmother, uncle, aunties and cousins.
In the evening, we went back to my cousin’s home for the wedding dinner function. Although simple, it was a more cosy and family feeling, village style or kampung style as it is known among us. There were many senior relatives coming down for the wedding dinner function too, it was great to see them. Caught up with my cousins and chatted, it was great to be back there with them.
After a few drinks there, went back to my uncle’s home to rest for the night.
Hometown simple weddings are nice in a way…compared to the lavish fancy dinners in hotels. So, I gather your roots are in Muar?
Yes, hometown weddings are uniquely special and cohesive, it’s so much different from the fancy dinners in hotels !
Yes, some roots in Bukit Pasir, Muar, although I am born and raised in Singapore, my Dad was born there and now staying in Singapore, while my Grandmother, Uncles, Aunties and cousins and nieces and nephews, are in Muar or KL or JB.
Hmm, very cognitive post.
Is this theme good unough for the Digg?