Monday, September 19, 2011

Wedding Azhar in Kemaman: Day 2

Woke up early since we plan to move to the Mosque by 9.30am cos the solemnization suppose to start at Had simple breakfast : sandwiches, roti canai, Nasi Dagang left over, etc.

Got all the Hantaran ready - most of them were actually prepared by the Groom's side. This arrangement were made earlier because of the distance - we can't be carrying the Hantaran all the way from KL.

Some of the Hantaran prepared earlier.

Hantaran : Fruits.

Hantaran : Sirih Junjung.

Hantaran : Handbag & shoes.

Hantaran :Chocolates.

We arrived at the designated location in time as being arranged by both parties. The groom's side invited us into the Mosque. Everything went pretty well. Even the Juru Nikah made it as simple as possible. I guess it should be that way because the intention is good - as the saying goes it's like to build a mosque!

The Groom was quite pretty as that was the 1st time I saw her. I guess that what makes my nephew's heart melts instantly when he saw he.

The entourage reached the Mosque on time.

The entourage preparing before going into the Mosque.

The arrival of the Juru Nikah.

The Akad Nikah - ( Solemnization )begins.

The groom waiting patiently for the moment
to be announced as husband and wife!

The groom receiving the Mas Kawin.

Exchange of ring.

The simple ceremony went smoothly in a jiffy. By about 11.00 am, everything was completed. We were then invited to the groom's house which was few minutes away from the mosque. I saw that the kampung's environment was still there. Everyone was helping out for the Kenduri. I guess they were the relatives of the groom.

After the Solemnization ceremony, we proceed to the
groom's house nearby.

The brides with the entourage heading for the groom's house.

Presentation of the Silat Pengantin- pretty good.
I haven't seen such traditional performance for quite sometimes.

The Makan beradat.

Pose at the Dais - Pelamin.

By 12.30 pm, the ceremony were complete. We then make our way home back to KL.

To my nephew and niece-in-law, I Congratulate you for finding each other. May ALLAH blessed your marriage until the end of the world. Insya'allah.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wedding Azhar in Kemaman : Day 1

Azhar, a nephew from Labuan, just got married yesterday in Kemaman. Wasn't sure why he is from Labuan, Sabah found his love who is from Kemaman, Terengganu. A long distance love affair I supposed. But alhamdulillah everything went thru' well.

It started by my brother, Pak Uda from Labuan who invited us thru' Facebook. Once everything is set, the journey continue.

We started about 8.30am (a difficult time for the kids to wake up early during holidays) and planned to meet at the first stop in R&R Temerloh. After getting the route to proceed to the next stop i.e. Jabor Toll (Kuantan) and then to the third stop at the Chenor - border between Pahang and Terengganu. The aim is to reach the home stay before Friday prayers.

First stop at R&R Temerloh, whereby we were shown
route to the home stay.

Second stop at Jabor (Kuantan) Toll.

Fortunately we arrived at the home stay by 12.45pm. Still have time to rush to the nearby mosque for Friday prayers.

Had lunch after prayers and then we plan to go to the beach, which is about 15mins away for the place we stayed in. Actually the home stay is in middle of one of the kampung - nothing much to do there.

The home stay in Sri Tempurung, Kemaman.

Everyone wore green Tees with customized print for the family. We proceed to Pantai Mak Nik - somewhere in Chukai town - about 15 minutes away.

Getting ready to go to the beach.

Pak Dak & Mak Dak - looking good in greens and wearing

The beach was ok except that swimming is prohibited due to strong under current. Hence we took the chance to play some games and relax at the beach.

Family posed with the customized banner at Pantai Mak Nik,
Chukai, Terengganu.

My siblings : Hj Amin, Hj Ariffin, Zalina, Hj Adnan, Zalma and Me.

We started we the kids game. Filling up the cup with sea water using the sponge. More interesting games to come after that. The other game is balancing the water bottle on a canvas without touching the bottle. The other game is called "magic carpet" i.e. everyone have to move forward on the canvas and newspaper without stepping on the sand. It was fun to see everyone participating while trying hard to win the games.

The kids getting ready for the game.

2nd game : Team Pak Uda _ balancing the water bottle
on the canvas.

Team Pak Long trying to balance and stabilizing the
water bottle.

You got to step on the canvas and newspaper
and move forward to reach the end.

See how they can move forward if everyone play their role.

At night, we planned to have a small BBQ and the groom also prepared Nasi Dagang - a specialty from Terengganu. They are sending the food over to the home stay. Hence some of us have to be at the place to receive the food.

Still hot from the grill satar and still hot keropok lekor
just after 3 games. It tasted better than the one sold in KL.

Since the kids couldn't swim in the sea, they enjoy playing
at the beach anyway.

Its' a bird... it's a man.. no it's a superman.. Acah jer!

We really had fun photographing on the beach.

After Marghrib we had a small doa selamat before a simple dinner. Dinner include the Nasi Dagang prepared by the groom, left over of lunch and BBQed hotdogs. Since it is also the 39th Wedding Anniversary for Pak Uda & Mak Uda, we had a small surprise for him as well.

Doa selamat - before the feast.

The spread of food.

39th Anniversary Celebration - for Pak Uda & Mak Uda.

Prize giving for all - who won.

And also who lost....

We called off for the night. After all, we need to leave for the mosque by 9.30 am since the solemnization starts about 10.00 am the next day.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Raya Breakfast

I decided to invite my in-laws & out-laws to my house on Sunday for Raya breakfast. It's because my eldest brother-in-law (Long) invited everyone to his open house for lunch later. Hence throwing at 2 birds with one stone would be a good ides and everyone will be delighted to come over without having 2 trips.

So I decided to prepare some light menu before a hefty lunch later at Long's house. The menu includes nasi himpit, mee goreng and roti arab with tea. But these people really enjoyed the roti arab & sambal sardine the most, although I thought it would be the last menu people would eat during Hari Raya. Alhamdulillah most of the dishes were well eaten.

Preparing the table.

My first visitors of the day. Abg Leman & Bi.

2nd visitors : Cik Hindun, Ijah & Ami

Uncle Joe's family.

Mimi holding Edriss whilst his parents are enjoying the food.

Redha & his father enjoying the food.

Zaime & Farah also enjoying the roti arab & sambal sardin.

Arif & Lynn... having many helpings of the roti arab & sardine.

Along & Achik.

The sisters-in-laws (Minah, Bi, Ijah & Hindun).

The 4 "out-laws" + one "in-law". Me, Uncle Joe, Dato' Shukor, Amir & Abg Leman.