last few weekends have been wedding filled. i typically detest weddings unless they're for really very close friends. otherwise, i think they're boring events especially typical malay weddings where everyone under the sun is invited, and the experience never personal. often, you'd go to the wedding and not have time to say hi to the bride or groom at all. yucks. that's why i made sure my own wedding was fun-filled and i had lots of time to hang out with everyone.
anyway, wak's wedding was fun. and he had a very traditional javanese wedding processions accompany him when 'collecting' his bride. it's been a long time since i've seen such a traditional procession, and i did love the music and the colour.
i think its important that we preserve our traditions and cultures this way- its just that i wouldn't want to be the bride or the groom- too much attention and fuss for me. i prefer it a little low key. hmm... i know i sound hypocritical, as if i think culture should be displayed or exhibited in a museum, but not part of my own life and way of living.