January 03, 2006

3 Weddings and A Funeral

That's how my last week of 2005 ended.

One day before Christmas, I received an SMS from my youngest brother that a neightbour had passed away. He was 61 years old. I would say that he was still quite young. According to the wife he had a heart attack. He is an imam in the mosque in my kampung, as well as the PIBG chairman at the primary school. He left 4 sons all are still schooling, the youngest son is not yet entered school. Took my mak to visit the arwah and in the afternoon we all headed for my eldest brother's (Abang Long) for preparation to the son's kenduri.

On Christmas day, Abang Long side held the kenduri for Mamat. We went there to help since the day before, stayed until very late. Came back hungry so had to stop by the nasi kandar to buy some curyy ayam to add to some food that I had prepared, As always, my 3rd brother and family were staying at my house. The next day at the kenduri, had the chance to meet with relatives whom we seldom meet. The usual tradition nowadays, relatives would only meet during weddings or deaths. Again stayed rather late. Took leftovers food for my family and Abang Lang's family to eat the next day. It is difficult to estimate the amount of food so, it is quite natural there are lots of leftovers. Abang Long and his partners cook the food themselves for the kenduri.

On Boxing day, one of my first cousin held a wedding reception for her second son. It was done in Penang. Again we took mak to attend the wedding. It was held in a dewan in Penang Island. It is quite common for those people in Penang Island to hold the kenduri in a community hall. Especially when they stayed in apartments and flats. Between the food and the meeting of the relatives, we received 2 more invites to weddings in January 2006. Tak habis-habis lagi orang dok kawin ni kan. 2 ladies cousins are getting married.

Lastly to end the 2005, my niece (My elder sister's daughter) was also married on 31st December 2005. I had only managed to go to Kak M's house after work on Friday. Arrived after maghrib, my sister in law (Kak Ngah) said that they were going to dinner. I joined the other 4 siblings and family totalling to 19 of us to a dinner at the nearby fourt court overlooking the sea in Butterworth. Free makan since it was our youngest brother's treat :-). Murah rezeki tu!!. My hubby and daughters were not with me since hubby took them to Penang Island for some shopping. Kak Long wanted to buy something for her assignment.

After dinner, went back to help Kak M around the house for the kenduri the following day. Managed to get home with Kak Ngah and Ina at around midnite. Abang Ngah and family decided to spend the nite at my house since Kak Ngah and Ina were to cook the lauk pengantin for the next day. Reached home after midnite too tired to do anything but get into bed. Abang Lang arrived at 2.30 am so had to wake up to open the door for them. For the past few weeks my house is like rumah tumpangan when we have all these kenduri. Poor Abang Lang had to come back to kampung 2 weeks in a row.

When the weddings were over, on Sunday I and adik S took Kak Lang to do some shopping. Abang Lang's eldest daughter is planing on getting married in August, so my sister in law wanted to get some stuff for the hantaran etc. Knowing that thing in the Klang valley would be expensive, we took her to shop around Kulim. Many shops were not opened, so she just managed to get some things only.

In reflection, 2004 was the year where we had many relatives passed away. Amongst them were my father, 3 uncles, 2 aunties, 1 cousin, the cousin son (this is the case of father, son and grandson, all 3 dies within a few months of each other). A few other close relatives. 2005 was the year for wedding. What would 2006 brings ? The next generations I would think. OH NO...... it is too fast, by next year have to change my nick from AuntyN to GrandAuntyN.........muahhhhhaahhhaaa!!!

25 comments:

nora said...

amboi kak N, bok mai kak ipag shopping apa di kulim nih? Kami hat dok kulim pon pi shopping penang..hehehe..tadak berada apa aihh di kulim.. tapi ye la..taste masing2. Mungkin ada sesetengah benda yg murah di kulim ni.

AuntyN said...

nora : kedai tak bukak aroundmy area tu yang pi Kulim. Kak Ipaq nak pi kedai juai barang hantaran tu.

Anonymous said...

perasan tak abih2

marlinda said...

tang kulim tu nak bershopping benda hantaran kat mana ya? Saya orang kulim jugak. Tapi saya tatau jugak *gelak*

AuntyN said...

anon : terimakasih datang baca entry makcik ni. Memang makcik ni perasan pun. :-). Lain kali datang cubalah bubuh nama dan bagi url blog tu, boleh makcik pi return visit. Makcik ni memang perasan friendly habis ni. :-)

marlinda : Kat Taman Sejahtera tu kan ada kedai2 yang jual barang2 accessory kraftangan tu.

RojakBuah said...

nak dpt cucu dah kaa??hehehe

Anonymous said...

amboi auntyN bz ya-amat no

mai lah rumah baru kami

AuntyN said...

JB : dah tua dah, tak dapat menantu lagi dah jadi nenek tu hehehe

Ni : Ni kes blogger rajin terlampau ni, hehehe. Asyik tukar rumah je ni. Nasib baik kat cyber space je tu. Kalau tak sure lenguh seluruh badan no. Tak boleh nak komen lah sebab bukan member masa melawat tadi tu :-)

Anonymous said...

Future GrandAuntyN,

Its sounds grand indeed... kalau murah rezeki tahun depan la tue...

Do u believe that I am already a Grand Aunt at the ripe old age of 30 (on my husband's side) hehehehe

Rezeki tue ehhehe

AMZA

AuntyN said...

AMZA : My hubby has 4 nephew yang dah ada anak. So dah lama dah jadi nenek sedara ni. Yang paling tua umur dia dah 4 tahun dah.

tgazfa said...

saya pon dah jadik nenek sedara kepada 5 org cucu sedara, cucu sedara sulong dah darjah 3 .. hehehe ..

marlinda said...

Ooo... kat tmn sejahtera ada ka? Ka kat tmn depan dia tu kot kan? Tepi jalan tu tengok banyak saja kedai bila lalu nak pi lunas tu...

cL said...

AN: saya dah lama dah jadik 'grand-aunt' cuma saya ja buat-buat tak sedar diri dah tua....keh keh keh..

in year 2005, takde adik beradik or sedara mara paling dekat yang
1. meninggal
2. kawen

cuma - in year 2005
a/ saya tak dpt increment di awal tawon, reason : re-join co bln Apr tahun 2004.
b/ dpt bonus prorate (utk tahun 2004 actually) sbb baru re-join co setelah bercuti selama setahun.
c/ TERtukar kereta, ambik kereta yg mendapat pengikhtirafan sebagai Worst Car of the Year dan mmg kereta tu WORST bangeetttt!!
d/ sakan aktif 'hijack' blog orang
e/ my beloved ikan mati 26/11/05
f/ that WORST car of the year eksiden 7/12/05 (now still kat woksop).

utk 2006, i m eyeing for :-
1. INCREMENT (effective gaji Jan06)
2. BONUS paling 'pok' pun 2 bulan (harus keluar before CNY)
3. dpt ofer keje baru??? hehehhee...
4. majority kwn wish me 'tamatkan zaman BUJANG' tahun 2006 nih

ngeh ngeh ngeh

p/s : mak aiiiii...kau ingat ni blog kau ke cL???!@#$%^&**!!!

AuntyN said...

nenek azfa : dah ramai cucu tu no? hehehe

marlinda : cari je kedai barangan kraftangan berlambak sekarang ni.

cL : amboi banyak nya resolusi tu. Tambah satu lagi lerr, buka blog sendiri :-). Tak payah dok conquer blog orang lain dah tu hehehe

cL said...

me? blog?? me blog? blog me???

komen versi AN :
"terimakasih datang baca entry makcik ni. Memang makcik ni perasan pun. :-)"

komen versi cL :
"terimakasih bagi cadangan buka blog sendiri utk cL ni. Memang cL lagi suka konker blog orang. :-)"

eh...awal-awal tawon ni bwk byk2 bersabar ngan karenah cL iyer...

ngeh ngeh ngeh...

cyberdad said...

Tak pernah pasang azam. In general cuma berazam nak jadi a better person. Cuma baru ni pasang azam nak attempt derma darah in yr 2006. :)

AuntyN said...

CD : azam tu paling senang nak fulfill tu, pergi je lah mana2 hospital sure diorang terima darah u tu. hehehe

MA said...

tumpang lalu KN, ye lah cL buka lah blog sendiri...

Kak N oops Datin N : Biar kita perasan, jangan ditimpaa perasaan !

AuntyN said...

cL : nasib baik conquer blog makcik perasan ni, kena blog orang lain, susah tu hehehe

MA : Datin??? Hahahaha. Betul tu kalau ditimpa buah kelapa lagi baik dari ditimpa perasaan kan.

Adoi sakit perut aku dah.

cm said...

tq kak N, entry ni ingatkan cm utk tune balik jadual bila dah balik kl nanti dgn aktiviti family...sedara kahwin, birthday parties, kenduri arwah dsb. Selama di rantauan takde aktiviti itu...tapi adatlah kan hidup berkeluarga...

AuntyN said...

cm : macam tu lah duduk kat Msia ni, tak habis dgn sosial aktiviti keluarga, which I think a very unique culture.

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