Thursday, July 17, 2008

1 Wedding, 2 Birthdays and 5 serves of Calamari

Has it really been 1 week since we got back to Malaysia? This holiday zoomed past even faster than usual. We've been to Ipoh, Penang, Pangkor and then back to Ipoh again. I've decided to spend an extra two weeks in Ipoh but Richard is already back at work in Palembang. My brother and his wife were back for the wedding but they too have headed off to Philippines already. It has been HECTIC!

We went to Penang for my cousin's wedding. He's half Greek/half Chinese and his wife is a Chinese from China. So, there was a church wedding, followed by the traditional Chinese tea ceremony and then the reception at night. There was Greek dancing, disco, weird wannabe ancient Egyptian struts, and just your 'normal' dancing that night. The youngest there was about 1 and the oldest (my grandmother) was 92. EVERYBODY had fun. Here's a photo of the bride's beautiful dress. This was at the room where we had the tea ceremony.



The day after the wedding, we had a surprise birthday brunch for my father and Aaron. My father didn't expect it at all and was so confused he said "I forgot it was my birthday" when in fact, his birthday isn't until September. We were doing it early because all his siblings were back for the wedding. I wish I had a better photo but there was just too much excitement with the two of them blowing the cake.



After all the celebrations, we went to Pangkor Island for a couple of days by the beach. The beach was more for Aaron. The rest of us enjoyed the food they had there. We had this deep fried calamari dish a total of 5 times in the 3 days/2 nights we were there!



The rest of my time here is mainly going to be spent with my grandparents. They are old and not as healthy as they used to be. Time is precious.

4 comments:

Bilbo said...

Welcome back! Good to hear of your adventures...and especially to see pictures of the yummy food! We're looking forward to more stories...

MamaGeek said...

Welcome back Amanda!! You were missed. Wow, those shots and that story were so much fun to read. It sounds like a lovely time. So are you glad or bummed to be back?

Nap Warden said...

Welcome back! I second Bilbo...the food looks yummy!

GJ said...

I bet the family time was wonderful given you are so far away.