Sunday, 24 February 2013

Wedding weekend

We were in the Klang Valley this weekend since late Thursday night, primarily to send our eldest son who's flying back to Jordan on Friday morning after spending a few weeks of his term break back home in Malaysia. He is now completing his final semester at university and God willing, should graduate in the middle of this year.

How time flies... it seems just like a few years ago that we sent him to the airport for his first flight overseas.

Anyway, it was an opportune occasion that blogger-friend, Puteri Kamaliah invited me for her daughter's wedding at Taman Tun Dr Ismail yesterday 23 February 2013. Kak Kama had previously invited me for the wedding of her elder daughter two years ago but I missed going to that one because something cropped up at the last minute. This time around, the timing was just nice and so I made the effort to be there.

Until yesterday, I have never met Kak Kama in person before. We have been friends in cyberspace via the blogger network and Facebook for a number of years. I can't quite remember when she first commented in this blog but she wrote that she came by Just Observations by way of Kak Teh's blog. From that first comment, I directed her to read an old post of mine about Dungun town in Trengganu (because that's her hometown). From then on I guess, our online friendship developed.

I have previously written about my wish to be connected to my blogger-friends and regular readers in real life, and how in 2011, I have met six. Kak Kama was the first commenter in that post, mentioning that she and I have yet to meet. Alhamdulillah yesterday our wishes were fulfilled.

The wedding reception of Najiah Najib and her husband, Izhar Shazly was held by the poolside of the Sri TTDI Condo. It was a joyous occasion and the weather just held out nicely until the event was over.

Kak Kama has now successfully gone through the marriage ceremonies of her daughters. She now has to weave the same magic to get her two sons to follow the same steps...

Best wishes to the groom and bride for a happy life ahead


MamaTim said...

What a gorgeous bride! It really is awesome getting to meet ppl we've considered friends in reality. Shifts the meaning of friendship a notch higher.

kama said...

thank you so much for attending the kenduri. dapat juga berjumpa walaupun hurried and harried.. hehehe..insyaallah jika panjang umur we'll meet again in the not-too-distant future..

DrSam said...

Seperti pinang dibelah dua. Congratulation to Kak Puteri! Went to her wedding reception two years ago, but missed this one.

We are yet to meet Mr. Oldstock. Poke me whenever you lay you feet in Ganu.

Oldstock said...

Mama Tim,

Very sorry for the late response. Been terribly busy. Yes, I do like to meet up friends whom I first got to know in cyberspace. As you said, it takes the relationship a notch higher.

Oldstock said...

Kak Kama,

It is understandable that it's very difficult to be chatting during weddings because the mother of the bride would be terribly busy. But I believe such an event is a good reason as any to be able to meet up. Kalau kita saja-saja nak jumpa without a specific reason pun susah juga. InsyaAllah, there would be ocassions for us to meet again...

Oldstock said...

Dr Sam,

I'll take you up on that offer. I hope to be going to Trengganu at least once, this year insyaAllah.