is the day we got enfianced.
The date bears no significant meaning to us, per se. We chose it as our engagement day merely because it was convinient for both parties. It was a Sunday which coincidently falls on Chinese New Year and Valentine's day. It was a long weekend for everybody. So we thought what the heck, lets get engaged!
The whole ceremony was very simple. I woke up at 8 am and was still sleepy. After taking a shower, I ironed my baju and started doing my own make-up. Nothing fancy. I just make sure that the base is flawless. I believe the secret of a good make-up lies in a good base or canvas. I did the flower arrangement bought from Floristika the day before, on Saturday night. I used pink gerberas, tuberroses, pink carnations and some filler flowers. For hantaran I used white orchids. And oh, please don't laugh at my unskilled flower arrangement for hantaran. It was my first attempt ever. So pardon the amaturish quality.
At 11 am, the rombongan arrived. I was forced to wait inside my room. Akak terasa begitu gadis Melayu terakhir sekali uols. Sempat lagi text one of my besties and gelak2 (dalam SMS) about how I feel. After that one of my aunt signalled me that it was the time to sarung cincin. Initially I planned the whole sarung cincin thingy to be done atas kerusi. I want no mini pelamin and all but I reserved one corner of the living room specially for upacara sarung cincin in which both H's mom and I will be sitting on the chairs. Tapi masa tu blur gile weh sebab tiba-tiba one aunty suruh aku duduk in front of H's mom and sarung cincin.
Aku macam, eh nak duduk atas kerusi....tapi semua orang pun macam suruh duduk bawah je.
*pelamin anganku musnah* Gitu sungguh drama sekali.
Lepas tu biasalah kena berlakon salam and kiss pipi lama-lama. Aku sengih je memanjang. Matilah gambar buruk nak mampus lepas tu kan...
Lepas tu, amik gambar sana-sini. Ingatkan bila lepas abis ambik gambar bolehlah makan. Aku dah aim awal-awal nak makan jeli kelapa. Sekali kena (paksa) posing-posing romantika di Tampoi dengan H oleh photographer.
Serious aku macam tak selesa kena paksa pose2 romantik yang aku tak rela ni. Selamba je aku sound photographer tu,
"Eh I tak suka la pose-pose ni. Nampak fake la."
Nah, amik ko.
Tapi no one seems to be listening to me. *Nangis* Lepas tu yang tak bestnya one of H's cousin cakap aku bossy. Redha.
Remember my last post on how we (H and I) don't like the work of the photographer? Macam mana korang rasa if you have to do all the typicial 80's romantic poses when you know that they're just not you? Aku rasa nak meradang. Serious, like no kidding. Then H has to rush to send him off to the airport. I only spend like what, 15 minutes with my fiance on our engagement day! Eh, I said my fiance tu. Haha, so comels. Bila fikir balik, it's really such a waste to hire him. We know that the ceremony will be very short and simple. Tak berbaloi pun. And with the outcome that I know we or rather I will not like, lagilah rasa macam sangat tak berbaloi. We did not connect with him and neither him with us. He kept on saying that he didn't know my angle and all. I refuse to do all the corny lets-look-at-each-other's-reflection-in-the-mirror-and-fall-in-love poses as being told. Buat pun ala-ala nak ambik ati je sebab H kept on saying, please..janganlah macam ni, buat je. Haisshh.
Please excuse me if I don't post the pictures of my engagement here.
Apart from the issue with the photographer, I think everything went well. Alhamdullilah. Most of them said that the food was very sedap. We had nasi putih, gulai ikan nyok-nyok, masak lemak ikan masin, sayur campur, bubur kacang and oren as desert. Also jeli kelapa courtesy from my cousin and kek lapis Sarawak. My mom made the drink, called errmm.. Jimi Asmara or something(?). A family recipe invented by my uncle. One of H's cousin drank like 5 glasses!
Thanks a lot to the parents and the relatives. I think without them there'll be no ceremony.
I don't have the pictures and bf promise to give them to me once he finished all the editing.
Oh, I heart the ring. Hihi, tetiba.
P/s: I think I don't do justice to the photographer. I think he only directed us to do the corny 80's romantic poses just because initially when we're asked to pose, we didn't do any. The truth is, errrrrr....aku segan weh, hehe. I like weird and quirky poses. You know, like the "hear no devil, see no devil, speak no devil" kinda poses.. Yes, that kind of pose pelik-pelik and ridiculous poses are so me. I just don't do normal poses of stand and smile... My bf pulak, admit that dia tak pandai posing-posing ni. So he just follow whatever the photographer's instruction.
Sigh, somehow I honestly don't know how our pictures will turned out...