Helping out at cousin’s AD wedding and family reunion
I was still tired out and suffering from some work travel fatigue when I traveled up with my parents to my grandmother’s home in Bukit Pasir, Johor, Malaysia over the weekend for my cousin’s wedding. For my cousins weddings in Malaysia that I attended, it had always been pretty relaxing and lots of family time bonding, chatting and eating. I still remembered doing a AD wedding shoot for my junior from my Dragon Chapter alumni mater some years back, with the morning ceremony in Batu Pahat before going back to Singapore for the evening dinner.
The atmosphere was laid back and relaxing, lots of delicious food cooked by my aunties, on the night before the wedding event. Due to work and a bit of traveling on the road, we reached quite late at night, had a quick rest before having supper with my cousins. I was asked by my cousin to help him in his AD wedding photography shoot and I was able to cover the morning AD wedding and the wedding dinner in the evening. Once the formalities finished around noon time, it was time for a lunch feast prepared by my aunties, more eating! Having to shoot and cover the wedding dinner later in the evening, I took a nap and rested before going over early with one of my cousins to prepare.
During the wedding dinner, it was great to see cousins and relatives helping out in many ways at the wedding, to ensure that it was smooth, fun and a good time for the guests that graced the wedding dinner. The weddings in Malaysia that I attended were so much more relaxing while weddings in Singapore were like a mad rush for time! After the wedding dinner on Saturday, it was a rest and chit chat time with grandma, uncles, aunties, cousins, nephews and nieces before returning home in the afternoon.
A fun time, great extended family bonding and reunion. I am still having fatigue from traveling and it’s definitely worth it, nothing beats the warmth, friendliness, love and care of a big extended family.