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One Week. One Happiness. One Turning Point – Part 2

31 Dec

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Cut the chase. We completed the 3-day Pre Wedding course and we’ve packed all necessary items to bring for the pre-wedding photo shoot the night before. My hubby and I tailored made the traditional costume from Mona, our tailor back in Subang Jaya. As you can see, both of us are giants and we are pretty sure there’s no sizes available for us when comes to this one. We just wanted to feel comfortable with the clothing as the materials used for the costume are quite heavy. Shoes, wet tissues, loads of towels and flip flop too. Not to forget we also packed big bottles of water as my hubby is a walking water tank when he’s thirsty. He literally could finish a 1.5 liter of water in a single gulp!!!

The turning point of my life. Before we are heading to the bridal house for the make up at 7am I received a news that a good friend of mine passed away in his sleep. I’m very devastated to hear this and we supposed to meet up the day he passed away. I was wondering why he didn’t call me back as he promised to confirm the meeting time and venue. It was a heartbreaking moment for me and I kept this from my hubby until the midday, I broke the news to him. He’s supposed to attend my wedding in October 2013 and looking forward to meet him too.

We started our friendship back in university and we get to know each other well once we realized we came from the same hometown, i.e. Kota Kinabalu. He’s a trombonist just like back in the school band day in high school. The only difference was we are from 2 different school, rival school to be exact. Then every year when I go back to hometown we always catch up for a drink just to keep in touch. As usual, on the day I’ve arrived KK I’ve called him to set up for a drink to catch up and he said he will confirm again the dates and venue, which he ALWAYS do. Until, I heard the news 2 days later after we spoke over the phone.

RIP Perry. It’s very sudden and I’ve stayed strong throughout the photo shoot and maintain my mood for the best shot of our pictures.

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If only I just picked up the phone 1 day before the day you left and say something to you, at least I could talk to you for the very last time.

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One Week. One Happiness. One Turning Point – Part 1

30 Dec

In the plane

I went back to my hometown to get my pre-wedding photos taken last July 2013 and to complete the 3-day compulsory pre-marriage course by the church. By October 2013, our church wedding will be held in the same church in my hometown. Yes! ¬†If you ask, it’s located at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Kota Kinabalu. On the 31 July 2013, hubby and I went through smooth flight for about 2 hours and 15 minutes. I have to say, the airport ground luggage management has to be improved at some point. Apparently our flight delayed because of the process of transferring luggage to the plane take longer time than expected! What a shame. The pilot has to apologize on behalf of them. Behind us there were 2 cheeky hyper children that keep repeating same sentences to their mother. Hubby said they are on the loop mode, like the iPod shuffle. I said the CD rosak (malfunction) because the CD keep playing the same song and keep repeating the same thing! Right after take off, there was complete silence. Hubby and I were curious. When we secretly turned back and have a peek, both kids sleep with mouth opened and legs spread wide open too! I guess, hyper kids do have their limit too.

Touched Down - KKIA

Touched Down – KKIA

My sister picked us up at the airport and headed to her place to stay for the next 1 week. Our 1st day of pre-marriage course starts at 7.30pm. So we still have couple of hours to spare to go for food hunt. We ended up going from one place to another with disappointments. Oh well, we arrived Kota Kinabalu around later afternoon and most places with good food closed for the day. Apparently, good food here available mostly in the morning, as early as 7am to 2pm. Luckily we found a place that serves my favourite food, the Wa-Tan-Hor (noodles served with heavy gravy). At least I’m well fed with a proper hot meal for that day. ¬†Weather was fine during the day and later in the evening it was windy and cooling. Perfect for me and far more better than the stuffy city hot air in Kuala Lumpur.

Dinner at Diamond

Right after the dinner, we headed to Sacred Heart Cathedral Church for the pre-wedding course that took 3 nights to complete for 2 hours per night. I am grateful that my own parish willing to take us in unlike the orthodox ways I encountered from the KL parish. At least in Sacred Heart church, they opened for ALL parish unlike the KL churches that they need to know where you stay and which church you usually go and which parish you belong to. You know what, screw you and I rather choose my own hometown church to get my pre-wedding courses done! Surpringsly churches now run their parish like a business entity instead of a worship place. The course also included the abortion talk and show the process from a video. Yikes! That’s part of the course that I will never forget.

*Disclaimer: We took this picture randomly before the course started and have no idea the couple behind were very tired.

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That was the end of the first night here and we were so exhausted when we reached home. I knocked out straight. Till the next post.

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