Sunday, June 25, 2006

Big shock wedding...

I attended a buddy's wedding ceremony today. As is the Chinese custom, there's always the early drive to the bride's home to ferry her to her new home

But then it's never that simple. Getting to the bride always involved the a perilous journey for the stomach, liver and heart.

The local custom here is that the groom gotto pass a series of "obstacles" before entering the bride's parent's home. The obstacles ranges from the common 4 tastes of flavour (sweet/sour/spicy/bitter), signifying the the journey of a married couple, to the physically challenging tasks of fitness execises in formal jackets; food galore meant to overfill the stomachs; and vocal sessions to express love.

And if that's not enuff, the groom gotto provide a red packet (cash) to the ladies holding the bride's fort. As usual, much haggling would take place to ensure a fair amount is given, and received. More often than not, this would burn a hole in the groom's wallet.

What's amazing about this wedding is the suddenness of it. I got to know the groom's seeing this gal 5 months ago (that's when they began), and now they're getting married. My hats off to you, pal.

I'll post a pic when I get them after the dinner tonight.

P.S. Met the photographer, a lovely lass. Hope she didn't get hurt when they pushed our faces together during the singles' game.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Visit by a friend

What a surprise...

Poh Chin came by for a visit on Thursday. This is rare, seeing that i've known her since Secondary school.
We've not really had a chance to talk one to one, eh?

You'll be surprised to know how many person are like what you said. Floating in the ocean, not knowing where to go. Have faith. At times, you need to step back and look at the big picture. The end may be very near...

Live happy, girl.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Expensive Saturday

Sigh... I really have no self control.

Today, I bought a FM Modulator. It's a contraption that can be plugged into the cigarette lighter for power, and has a USB port for a thumbdrive. Basically, it'll function as a radio station, with a FM of its own. And the car stereo can pick up the MP3 songs when tuned to the similar station. I blew RM75 bucks there.

Then, it's to a 2 hours game of Snooker. Phew.

Dinner was TGIF. Ouch!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

It's another weekend

The weekend's here again.

Phew, what a week. Why are there so many idiots out there? Don't they know the difference driving within the lanes, and driving without the lanes? Sheesh, sure wished my car was equipped with some kinda rocket launcher/laser gun to zap the idiot that caused the hour-long jam.

This weekend, I'm going to get a FM modulator that could play mp3 from my thumbdrive, and blast it out of the car stereo like a radio station. Hope it works.

I bought another cue stick. Not for myself, but for my Sis's BF. He's hooked on the game, thanks to me, hehehe.

Am getting better at the game. Hope with the added player, I'll get the much needed practise.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Jeram Besu rapids

Phew, I'm back.
Jeram Besu, hour and half away from KL, is part of the Lipis River, that links eastwards. I had a quick session there today, after a long drive to the destination. And I really meant long. We departed Subang 9am, and only got there by 1pm. Miscommunication, and lots of time spent following traffic.

Our main guide, Nizam, ran thru the basics with us. The seating on the sides, leg positions horseback on the sides, caution when appoaching branches and rocks.

After that, he got us floating on the river, to let us get comfortable with the currents.

Next up was jumping of some boulders, and being swept down river by the currents. Here we were taught the techniques of positioning ourselves when being swept by the currents.

Last exercise was to capsize the raft, with us in it. No doubt some of us had a good drink of river water.

Finally, we're off. Though the rapids was supposed to be a level 3, it felt more like level 1. The water was so calm that it felt more like a romantic river cruise, in the afternoon sun. Hehe...

Fun part came when we finished the rapids, and brought the rafts back to the starting point, where we got to brave the real level 3 rapids. This we did twice.

If anyone wants to try out the rapids (it's said to be real good during the rainy season), call Nizam at +6013 975 0606 (JB Outdoor).

Cheers, y'all!