Sunday, December 05, 2004

tying the knot kampoeng style

what could be more entertaining than spending your saturday evening partying with your friends celebrating a friend's wedding? in an area called ciganjur in southern part of jakarta, robert wedded her lovely girlfriend, naomi, to be a husband and a wife in a such a party. it was a kampoeng style with little decorations and guests were served jajanan pasar and local delicacies, such as: mie tektek, lumpia goreng, siomay, kerak telor betawi and so on. no chairs and no stage where the bride and groom are usually stand to be congratulated. they just sat on a bale and mingled with their guests. several long benches, not chairs, were put for the elderlies.

the night was still young when friends gathered and sang songs together with the groom. the bride? accompanying them with the piano.

i've been to many spectaculars wedding parties in this metropolitan city, yet never have i been to a party with so much fun; especially, when guests lit the firecrackers and sang a popular song together blessing them to a good life ahead.

songs were still being sung and laughters of a good celebration were still being heard from afar when it was time for me to go back home.

a nice party, indeed.