I finally got back my photos! Here’s some photos when I went with my heng tai (best buddies) to pick up my wife from her brother’s condo.
The car is coming, and horns are blaring.
Nosy Caring neighbours are looking out their units to see what’s going on!
Time for Keith my nephew to open the car door.
Poey Chin’s zhi muis (best buddies) waiting for us. We were late due to a lorry breakdown on the LDP.
Four guys versus ten girls. A bit unfair but we didn’t mind hehe.
We can make this the album cover for my band Painted Picture… if we ever get around to recording. But then… don’t want la. I look a bit like pastor, but in fact the three of them are studying to be full time pastors now.
Our punishment for being late was to arrange the shoes outside the condo. Donny had the idea of arranging it in the shape of a heart.
Her zhi muis provided us some breakfast. First, super concentrated black coffee.
I’m not sure if there was sugar in it, because Lionel drank it all. He ended up being hyper the whole day.
Next we were served some kuih (local Malaysian pastries) modified with a generous helping of ginger, chili sauce, ketchup and some soya sauce.
A jam muffin laced with wasabi. I actually enjoyed this one because I was having a cold and it cleared my sinus system.
They then gave us a cup of apple cider to drink, which happens to be Leon’s favourite since he likes sour stuff.
Mom in law gave me a cup of bird’s nest to drink. Tasted so sweet.
Yes, we made it in the door!
Second stage: Write a poem for Poey Chin, and sing it to her.
The door is open (despite our horrible singing)! Before opening the door I had to call Poey Chin really loud. I called her “BAO BEI!!” (baby). So shy la hehe…
Presenting the poem written with blood, sweat and tears. Okay, maybe there was no blood.
Presenting her bridal bouquet…
My heng tais crying because they are losing a buddy.
Poey Chin pinning the corsage on me. It was quite difficult with her lacy gloves so her friend Sook Fong helped her to do it for me.
Finally, we are united. See how relieved I am? See how happy Poey Chin is?
Before the wedding, I was so stressed about what was happening in the morning. I am thankful that Poey Chin’s friends and zhi muis didn’t give us a hard time.
I feel so exhausted just reviewing the photos. I’ll write about the tea ceremony another day.