Monday, 10 May 2010

..camerons and a wedding..


..when the wedding ceremony is held in the hills, Cameron Highlands, you cannot help but be surrounded with  flowers..a profusion of them..of various shapes, shades and hues..adding colour and a certain vibrancy to the occassion..



..but this flower needs some pruning..

..and the father marrying his daughter to this gentleman..
..pakmat bears witness..

..look at pakmat's shoes..I misplaced mine and wore my son's Nike..:)

..I know I shouldn't..(heck, I am no Lady Kama) but the bride's father insisted, and it was my niece's wedding, and I already looked ridiculous in my son's Nike..and I could not resist the beat..so pakmat belted out a song... my wife looked away..and my children disappeared...a lil girl who did not know anything handed me a stalk..and I felt twenty-five..

21 comments:

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

Life is short, we have to seize the moment!

I'd like to share this with you.

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Sydney J. Harris

anneaziz said...

Salam Pakmat,


Beautiful flowers, beautiful bride...

Good to know there are still some things which can make you feel 25 again!

Just today I received news of the passing of our local florist (alfatihah)...the one who smilingly delivered a bouquet of 40 red roses on my 40th bday a number of years ago, compliments of my better half....

And I am also reminded of the 8 dozen multi colored roses he brought back one day as a peace offering...hmmm....

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Llamo Abe Nat hilang wei....ke bukit hok sejuk tuh rupanyer... Nice flowers...tunjuklah gambar lebih sikit. purrr....meow!

Justiffa said...

Missed you la pakmat, glad u were having fun in camerons. n i agree.. beautiful flowers, beautiful bride :D

Looking pretty good in the nikes, maybe you should get a pair for the wifey & pagi2 the both of you can scramble round the kg ;p

lili said...

Could it be the song from the oldies that made you feel twenty-five? Or something from Justin Bieber to have that lil girl handing you a flower?
:-D

Er..pakmat, did you by any chance have your singing videoed? Hehe...it's nice you know to view in youtube! Just kidding!

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Salam Pakmat, very nice wedding photos. Congrats to the bride & groom, may they share everlasting love & happiness.

Hahaha, I’ll be very intimidated if I was the groom with that old coot witness staring & breathing down my neck sending telepathic messages ‘No second’s & third’s for u young man, u hear me??’ :)))

Yes, I know that feeling when even the missus & children disavowed knowledge of knowing me when I act silly in public places…..hahaha.

Hey if u want to be a gangsta rapper, it must be an adidas sneaker not a nike lah. So did u croon out a Dino Martin number?

Take care & many cheers,

Tommy

P/S – U can pass off as Malaysia very own Willie Nelson :)

Pak Idrus said...

It would be great if you had worn a Baju Melayu with sanpin and songkok. Have a nice day.

Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Pak Mat
At my niece's wedding four years, the bride and bridegroom were asked to sing. We had karaoke, of course!
At her brother's wedding two years later (the last wedding in the family), the entire clan did the zapin and joget ... it was the best wedding in the family!

pakmat said...

hi, ESG..onlyl in my case, it is the regrets of the things that I did that somehow cannot be tempered by time..:) but somehow, if I didn't, it is consolable..but SJ Harris was right, of course..:) cheers, lady..

salam anne..I am sorry to hear about your florist..al-fatihah..but 8 dozen roses?..my..some misdeamenor that...enough to cover a kingsized bed..hehe..:)

my dear cat..yes pakmat had a hectic week..at the bride's in camerons on the 1st of May and the groom in jenka pusat on the 7th..just got back..but you keep well, cat..cheers..

pakmat said...

hi, justi..wife does not share my passion for the beaches..and does not join me for my jaunts..but its nice being missed..:)

hi, lili..it was a kelantanese song..from my youth..kasih sama kasih..with lyrics something like this..pakaian den buruk..serupa baju dan kain..kasih sayang bibir mulut..tapi hati hak orang lain..duk teringat ke orang lain...:)

hi, tommy..no lah..it was a dikir song..kelantanese version of rap..:)

pakmat said...

..salam Pakidrus..yes, it would..had it nicely laid out on the bed for the mrs to pack..it was still there when we came back..along with the shoes..its ok..another niece will be getting married next month in Bachok..pakmat will be ready..ishaAllah..:)

Salam Lady FI..I can imagined..and if I am there, would have blended it..loved the joget and the zapin..even during my Bukit Bintang days..cheers..

Nur said...

salam Pak Mat

Lovely flowers...
d bride looking good...
wife looking superb...
u?.. ganteng gitu.... =)

so what song u singing mr. ganteng? hope u not singing "ala emak kahwin kan aku".. mesti panassss

YuinTing said...

Hi Pakmat, anyone happened to record your performance? It'll be great if we can hear you sing!

pakmat said...

..salam nur..yes, I know the song..tanam pinang rapat-rapat..biar senang puyuh berlari..kalau ku pinang pinang tak dapat..ku pujuk-pujuk ku bawak lari..:) my philosophy as a youth..:) but no, I sang a Kelantanese song that harkens back to my youth.enjoy yourself in Maldives..cheers..

hi, ytc..now who would want to video an old coot singing?..cheers, yt..take care..

anneaziz said...

Salam Pakmat,

That's what I thought too...enough to cover a kingsized bed. But roses, beautiful and sweet smelling, has thorns, remember?

O, my luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June.
O, my luve's like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

(written on a plaque he bought me while on holiday at Burn's birthland)

Hmmm...I thought so too...some misdemeanour that....but better not go down that road again...

Pat said...

Way to go Pak Mat - belting out a song! Yay! Seize the moment and have fun, that's my motto ;)

And won't you agree that those Nike shoes are sooooo comfortable? I love my sports shoes - even if they don't always 'go' with my baju! Hahahah!

I'm glad to see you had fun in Camerons and at the wedding. And btw, the bride is beautiful - even before the warpaint went on!

pakmat said...

..love is, indeed, a melody played in tune, anne..and I am sure you r magnanimous enough to forgive him..a romantic like that deserved to be forgiven..:) no matter the misdemeanor..cheers..

hi pat..the shoes are to young for me..:) but it is comfortable..curi curi pakai jogging pagi pagi on the beach..hehe..

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Such lovely wedding preparations! The bride is stunning. Hope the wedding preparations didn't stress her out too much. Love the image of you in Nikes! Well, now no wedding guest will ever forget PakMat!

pakmat said...

hi co78..yes, I hope they don't..:)..but it is difficult to forget me once you meet me..:)

rizal hashim said...

Pak Mat dikir rapper, bila nak joging sama? U pakai nike I pakai my adidas...heheheh

pakmat said...

..anytime you r in Bachok..anytime you r in Bachok..