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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Entry 2: On Mating Season

2006 is officially 'The Year of Marriages'

Who said so?
I did.

And why not? Maybe I should have lessen the scope to March as being the official 'Getting Married Month'. Because since the last time I updated 5 weeks ago, 5 of my friends got married. Got hitched. Tied the knot. Had sex legally. Whatever you wanna call it.
It's nice really to attend weddings. You got the nasi minyak, the happy couple with their rosy cheeks, the beautiful people who attend them and of course, the mini-reunions they induce. And when the couple getting married are the people that you've known for a long time, it adds to the special feeling and joy to the occasion. I was fortunate to travel to the likes of Muar and Kuala Kangsar, places I wouldn't have even thought to come to had it not be for a wedding. So congratulations to Mandorm and Tippie, Elyas and Nani (sorry I couldn't attend), Syidee and Tasya, Zana and husband, Pooyan and wife (sorry tak dapat pegi BP). I wish you guys all the best and a happy ever after.
I guess 26 is the prime season to get married. It's nice really to see people taking the next big step. It's not easy and something that you should cherish all your life. And to think that it only felt like yesterday when I was crossing the school padang, where my only problem was the Add Maths homework given by Pak Cheng. I guess we've come to that stage in life where the normal cycle of an average adult takes place. Finish studying, get a job, get married, have kids and live happily ever after. If only if it was as easy as typing it out.
But one thing about attending weddings is that the big question, the million dollar question would be, "Engkau bila lagi?" This would be followed by a snicker or sinister laugh by the questioner. And with that, I came up with a few suggestions on how to deal with such questions. (I think Kak Yah has touched on this subject once, I can't recall)

Diplomatic answer (best option for a pegawai Gomen):
"Tengoklah bila ada rezeki dan jodoh." (followed by a super-duper fake Colgate smile)

Not-in-the-mood answer:
"Ntahlah. Eh, karipap tu ada lagi tak?"

Kurang elok answer (not recommended at all):
"Kahwin?? Aku amalkan seks bebas." (followed by a sheepish smile)

Padan muka kau answer:
"Engkau tu? Tanya orang je pandai. At least muka aku ni laku jugak la." (followed by muka eksyen)

The answer that I would like to give:
"Suka hati akulah bila aku nak kawin. Mak aku pun rilek je. Yang ko sibuk ni apehal? Kau nak kasi aku duit untuk kahwin ke?" (followed by trademark muka Stone)

So next time you see me, you have been warned. Happy marrying, everyone!

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