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Monday, January 12, 2009
Amy is a good friend of mine. We met at workplace and we were involved in those activity-organizing communities for the department (GPTW). Somehow, over time, a few of us became so close that the term Chi muis and heng tais started to form. We have been traveling together; for leisure, for official activities; had meals together, hung out on weekends, etc.
Imagine our joy when we were invited by this sweet girl to her wedding and to team up as the "Chi Muis" on her wedding day. We flew in from Penang to Johor Bahru; and the guys flew in from Sarawak (they attended her church wedding the week before in her hometown which most of us couldn't make it) Well, the night we flew in on Air Asia unfolded many surprises for us.
Firstly, our flight was delayed. Reason? Air Asia had a problem with their luggage handling, as they have announced. As I was taking the window seat, I saw the staff heaving the luggage out and then heaving them into the storage compartment. We all guessed that they must have forgotten to unload the luggage from the previous flight before loading the current ones. SCARY huh? Imagine if your luggage was in there?
Secondly, Senai International Airport turned out to be a huge disappointment! I was rather shocked to see the empty hallways and the lobby upon arrival. In fact, we were even made to wait for a taxi which so happens to 'run out' What kind of international airport runs out of taxi??
Ironically, we were played the tune 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' on our flight. When I was waiting for the taxi with my friends, the airport started turning off all the lights. Hahaha.... The Lion may never sleep tonight; but the Airport is definitely sleeping tonight! GOSH, this is definitely the first time I've seen an airport shutting down at midnight and it's an International airport!
The Hotel we stayed in Anyway, most of us settled into sleep immediately when we arrived; except me and Jennifer. We barely slept and we were the first ones to arrive at Amy's suite the next morning to help out with the games preparations for the groom and his entourage:)
A quick glimpse of the games: Game No.1: Suan Tien Khoo Lat (Literally translated as Sour Sweet Bitter and Spicy or the Spices of Life:) Ingredients The Sour Part Pure yoghurt without sugar
Squeeze in the lime juice to make it even more sour!
The Sweet Part Sweet bananas
The Bitter Part Young Bitter Gourds
Stuffed with Chinese bitter tea's medicated powder and coffee powder
The Spicy Part Bird's Eye Chili
Wrapping the chili
Girls hard at work
All Ready now:)
Another game: 10 Commandments
The games played (not too sure about the order) Game No.1: Chinese: Pai Chu Wan Nan Literally translated as Going Against All Odds How to play: The groom and his team will be given either a sarong cloth or a pair of pantyhose to wear according to the instructions provided. Then they will need to figure out their method to move with only 5 pairs of feet on the ground to the 2nd part (there is a total of 12 pairs of feet then) I thought that was pretty wicked..hehe, but they managed, KUDOS:)
Game No.2: The groom has to sing the song which was used as the ringtone for him on the bride's phone
Game No.3: The 10 Commandments from the groom to the bride How to play: The Groom has to recite every line and sign with agreement
Game No.4: The Sour Sweet Bitter and Spicy (Spices of Life)
Game No.5: Imperial Concubine Presentation How to Play: The guys have to wrap up the groom to be presented to the bride inside the room
Our pics with the bride:)
Arrival at the groom's house
Buffet served by the groom's family
Our breakfast Sweet pancake It was really really sweet!
Sweet glutinous rice balls in soup
The Bridal Car...
Dinner was at the Straits Restaurant (I can't recall the full name)
The registration table manned by the chi muis
It was a wonderful wedding and we were all happy for the bride and groom whom we have known for some time. For the food served during the dinner, kindly refer to my food blog here