Wednesday, May 25, 2005

My Family and Weddings

I'm a little teapot...

For the past many weekends, somebody was getting married. And, like a bad habit, my family and I have been going to them without much thought, especially when the wedding involves some very distant relative or a friend's of a friend's son/daughter. Despite that my parents would always preach "We have to go! If you don't, then who's going to turn up at your wedding?" to my brothers and I, it was clear as day that we went for the free food.

However, last Sunday, my family and I were invited to go to my dad's highschool bestfriend's son's wedding. (Whew!) Pa was pretty much excited, telling all of us in the car how he used to jam with his bestfriend at underground gigs. How they used to sing for food. How they used to sleep underneath bridges because they didn't have transport to go home. So, in short, this wedding was more of a reunion for my dad and his bestfriend, rather than a celebration of a happy chap's marriage.

On the way to the wedding, my parents predictably ended up in an argument over a rattling sound the car was suddenly making.

"I told you to get the car serviced!" Ma said.

"Sudah lah!" Pa responded.

On and on they went, until we approached several yellow tents infront of a huge bungalow down the street. As Pa searched for parking, Ma instructed my younger brother to grab the wedding gift while she carefully retouched her lipstick. Once we found parking, we all paraded to the tents, shook hands with several men who greeted us at the front, handed over the present to this jewel-encrusted lady, and sat down at one of the round tables.

While my brothers and I indulged in the nasi tomato and chicken rendang, Pa kept on raising his head and looked around. "Mana Lan nih?" he said. With gentle strategy, Ma grabbed hold to one of the kebaya girls in the crowd, and said, "Ini anak Lan ke?"

"Oh tak," the girl responded. "Nak cari siapa?"

"Oh, Auntie nak meet the parents of the groom."

"Oooohhh. Uncle and Auntie kat dalam rumah. Tengah sibuk kat dalam kot."

To that, Ma thanked the girl, Pa nodded and went back to eat more rendang.

When the kumpang was heard, everyone looked in that direction, wanting to catch a glimpse of the beautiful bride and handsome groom. Among the sea of people, an elderly couple followed suit, while taking pictures. And out of no where, the kebaya girl approached my mom and said, "Ah, itu lah Uncle and Auntie."

Pa gave out a puzzled look, and said, "Itu the parent's of the groom ke?"

"Ah, ye lah," the girl responded. "Itulah Uncle Adam."

I remember Pa asked us to eat quickly, and to make a quick exit before anyone finds out what we have done. That we were indeed at the wrong wedding! As we washed our hands, got into the car and realised that the "real" wedding was further down the street, we all started laughing endlessly at our bumbling mistake.

But to the couple that recieved the silver teapot set addressed to "Julie and Sham", happy marriage.


Blogger adekmanis said...

Haha that's a new one. But at least you get to eat twice right? hehe

7:08 PM  
Blogger random-girl said...


7:22 PM  
Blogger kepala_angin said...

i love makan2 at kenduri. Most of the time the nasi minyak or nasi tomato or beryani is simply out of this world. Cuma tak best bila dpt ayam dah busuk, eeuuu.

7:42 PM  
Blogger silent reverie said...

LOL!! thats hillarious!! reminded me of 1 day when my mom was hosting a kenduri for my nephew's potong jambul, a couple who were impecabbly dressed came to our house and asked, "ini kan rumah pengantin"? we were like err no...u got the wrong house. the one with the kenduri kahwin is further down the road. then they said, "ohh we went there just now but we thought it was the wrong one coz the tenth was not as pretty as u have".

7:49 PM  
Blogger annabie said...

hahaha! that's too funny man! only you and your family can pull that of! did you guys tell the people of the real wedding what had happened? they be like, "where our gift man?!" haha

8:08 PM  
Blogger nur said...

muddy, kompang ke kumpang? ekekeke.. kiuuutt..

8:50 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Chi :

yeah, that sunday, lunch and dinner was covered. ;P

Random-girl :

Booger! hehehehe...

Kepala_angin :

Dapat ayam dah busuk? Oh gross. Hahaha...yeah, and smelly, watery eggs. Ewwww...

9:24 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Silent Reverie :

Hahahahaha...that's so funny! Boleh tak, because of prettier tent? People people PEOPLE! ;P

Annabie :

yeah, my family pulled it out quite smoothly, minus the missing gift though. And yeah, thank god for ang pows; people are always willing to receive some good ol' cash.

Melor :

Aiyo, kompang kot. Meheheheh... :))

9:28 PM  
Blogger lissa said...


hopped in thru chi's


besor panjang pun gi kenduri ngan ma, pa ke?

it's ok..i do to.. (after kena all the why's and need's of going to the particular wedding from my ma & pa)

went only for the foods.. true that

9:36 PM  
Blogger kiezamy said...

muahaha..ROTFL! hilarious, ihiks..:D

10:36 PM  
Blogger yanz said...

miahahaha. got that right. nice funny stories.

and yeah, i do notice too, how many weddings there seem to be lately, and now, it's more of friends than of parents' friends. bummer!

11:15 PM  
Blogger thinktankgal said...

Hey...just dropped by and read the wedding blog - very hilarous and spontenously cute family :P

11:17 PM  
Blogger mangolisa said...

hahahaha this happened to my friends and me once. We love going to kampung weddings where kenduri food is based on gotong royong. We were at this house eating - siap tambah lauk - making ruckus etc etc and then we realised when the pengantin arrived, we were in the wrong house.
Guess what we did? Dengan muka tak malunya, we asked for our present back and then marched to the real wedding down the road.
That's the best wedding ever!

12:33 AM  
Blogger nais said...

haih..bertuahnya this chap and family! ;) hahahahha

5:52 AM  
Blogger Shareena said...

haha..that is just too funny =)

6:02 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

lissa karina :

Yeah, i do feel old to follow parents to the wedding. but, i enjoy chilling with my family. (yes, i am indeed a family man.)

and yeah, thanks for dropping by. :) cool blog you got there.

kiezamy :

heheheh...yeah, i know. i can't stop laughing myself, especially after seeing the expression on my Pa's face when he realised the mistake. Classic. :P

yanz :

hey babe, you are getting married too. so, are you going to invite me over for them delicious nasi minyak anytime soon? ;P

8:13 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

thinktankgirl :

Hahah...yeah, my family is damn amusing. Really love them to pieces. hahaah...

and hey, thanks for dropping by. :)

mangolisa :

Muahahaha...sampai tambah lauk lagi? wah wah wah, you're so brave to ask back for the gift. *sigh* i guess my family and i don't have the balls to do that. heheheh...;P

nais :

yeah, extremely bertuah. ;P you should join us in our next adventures. hahahaha...

shareena :

hey, thanks for dropping by. :) and yeah, that experience always put a smile on my face. heheheh...

8:17 PM  
Blogger Dade Ghost said...

It happened to me once.... but I managed to retrieved back the present! Ermmmm.....

9:42 PM  
Blogger yanz said...

can.. i can invite u... but it will be in JB la.. sanggup balik kampung?

11:26 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Dade-ghost :

Wow, so my family are not the only wedding crashers in town huh? heheheh...and how did you managed to get back the present? slick moves pal. :)

yanz :

if the timing is convenient, sanggup sanggup. :)

11:31 PM  
Blogger shell said...

hahaha.. funny.. but I don't think this is the first time something like this happens. Did you go to the "real" wedding?

12:44 AM  
Blogger lissa said...

wah, nih mau yanz jemput sekampung bloggers..

then yanz have to put up a sign on a row of tables that says "bloggers united"

thats a must see...

(i hope i'm still invited..huhu)

2:19 AM  
Blogger MarinaDelRey said...

Gosh Muds, as usual your tales never fail to make me laff! and the happy couple even got the gift...hehe...

3:00 AM  
Blogger Elina said...

aik - so the 'real' bride and groom tak dapat present lah, ye? lol.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Shell :

Hey, thanks for dropping by! :) And yeah, did go to the "real" wedding, minus the "real" gift though. Sad sad sad...hahahah...

Lissa Karina:

That's such a weird thing to see...a "blogger" table. Hahahah...can only imagine the type of conversations we will all have.

Marinadelray :

hehehe...i am glad you find my family and i amusing. and yeah, don't be surprised if my family and i ended up at your wedding mistake. :))

Elina :

Yeah, the "real" couple didn't. They had to settle for some hard cold cash instead. heheheh...

5:51 PM  
Blogger Dade Ghost said...

Muddy, dengan muka tak malu, bagi tau host, I sudah tersalah wedding... and it seems the host dah kena dua tiga kali that day.... the wedding is the same road, different end only.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

dade ghost :

hey pal, how are you? hahahaha...i guess we all faced similar situations. so, how exactly can we curb this situation? especially from the hosts end?

6:59 PM  
Blogger adekmanis said...

muddy i soooo adore you hehe

8:00 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Chi :

Hehehehe...making me blush babe. ;P and anyway, sorry about the cat. The cat deserved a better burial treatment.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Dade Ghost said...

Maybe got to put the couple's name, like a sign board at the reception area or hall...... ermmm maybe... or show wedding invitation card......

But now, I will always asked and confirm before sitting down!

8:37 PM  
Blogger Leen Ash Burn said...

Hey Muddy, thanks for dropping by at my blog :)

And no I obviously wasn't thinking when I was ordering the Pizza keh keh.

Salah masuk rumah kenduri has happened to me once. Fortunately, we realised we were at the wrong house (the pengantin lelaki was also named Saiful sabar je), before going into the tent *phew*.

Pressie salvaged!

7:58 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Dade Ghost :

Great suggestions dude. Ever thought of becoming a wedding planner? :P hehehe...

Leen Ash Burn :

Hahahahah...yeah, the "Peking Dick" story is still fresh on my mind. :P Anyway, yeah, my family and i are trying our best to be extra careful when attending wedding, since that episode. heheheheh...

5:19 PM  
Blogger aeyya said...

ey muddy...talkin bout weddin ayte i juz got to know tat Noreen and Hanif are married now!!and now noreen is pregnant 1month x) not so bad huh...hhehe how i wish im there tol attend their weds and meet all those Old Uni10 folks

5:08 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Aeyya :

Oh wow! That's so cool. Damn, is everyone already married or what?

5:56 PM  

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