36 hours in kota bharu (part II)

...continued from previous entry.

Sunday morning. Laili, Finaz and Zaza got ready very early, so they drove to the pasar to have breakfast. The rest of us went straight to Momay’s house as her akad nikah was scheduled at 11am.


An antique knob on the bridal chamber’s door.


The theme was apple green and white.


Momay’s family bought breakfast for us. Never saw nasi kerabu served with mee or mee hoon before. Reminded me of nasi ambeng.


Wajah-wajah si ratu sehari.


Ratu dan dayang-dayang yang diterbangkan khas dari KL.


Me and Finaz in the bridal chamber.

At around 10:45am, Momay got a call from Suhaimi that they had to postpone the akad nikah ceremony to 1:30pm (after Zuhur prayers) because some of the groom’s family members from Thailand were still stuck at immigration checkpoint. The bride’s family had no choice but to agree, though it also meant that Momay’s brother wouldn’t be able to see her getting married as he had to rush back to Perak by noon. Well, what to say?


Senyum, tak perlu kata apa-apa.


So we passed the time by walking around the kampung.


Under the pokok kelapa I will wait for you.


Apa yang penting? Kerjasama!

We had lunch and hanged out for a bit. Zaza’s fiancé arrived to bring her to Besut to attend another wedding before going home to KL, hence she had to leave early. Finally, the time came for akad nikah ceremony at a nearby mosque. We followed the bride’s entourage and arrived at...


...this mosque. Erkkk!

We were shocked. SHOCKED. The mosque was halfway renovated. No walls. Only certain section had roofs. Building materials were scattered everywhere. A bulldozer was still in the compound. Definitely the most horrifying wedding venue I had ever seen in my life.

We asked Momay’s sister-in-law why didn’t they arrange for the akad nikah to happen elsewhere? She said that in their kampung, the akad nikah must be done at the mosque of which the bride belonged to. It couldn’t be done at home, must be at the mosque. Even if there were other mosques nearby, they were no-go. By hook or by crook, it had to be the bride’s official mosque. Weird.


Bak kata Deqno, “Jomlah kita menderma supaya masjid ni cepat siap.” Bak kata Finaz, “Ini memang betul2 punya membina masjid!”


We waited under the garage with piles of cement while the Zuhur jama’ah prayers to finish, after which the akad nikah proceeding would begin.


The bride waited in the car. Kudos to her, she was all smiles regardless of everything!


The groom’s entourage arrived in four Alphards and several more cars...


...and it was time to make it official!


Signed off some papers...


...and they became hubby and wifey!


The groom’s family. I absolutely love their colorful dresses!


The aunty asked if we wanted to take a photo with her. Of course we said yes!


Everybody returned to the house to exchange wedding gifts...


...and wedding rings.


Mission #3: Accomplished!


We said goodbye to the couple and went back to Teratai Homestay where we stayed, just behind Masjid Tok Guru in Pulau Melaka.

We freshened up, rested for a bit and checked out. My MAS flight was at 7:50pm, while the rest opted for Firefly at 10:35pm. Therefore they had to send me to the airport and then only they could go to town before returning the car. My ticket was a standby ticket (as usual) on a Sunday of a long festive weekend, which was also the last day of school holidays. So you could imagine how full the flight was. I had to wait till the very last minute before I could get a seat. Fortunately I got it, else I would have to stay another night in Kota Bharu. Which wasn’t a bad thing actually, except that I would have some trouble explaining my absence during the crucial monthly accounts closing period. So better not.

Thank you Erin for keeping me company on Saturday and driving me around!

Congratulations Sal and Kimi!

Congratulations Momay and Suhaimi!

Ambo kelik dulu deh :-D

15 comments:

~jeet~ said...

waaa...doh buleh kecek kalete mek, baru tigo puluh ene je...hehehe...

~jeet~ said...

*kelate... typo (tergeliat type in kelantan..hahahaha)

JaJa'Z said...

hahaha...bulih jadi minoh kelate doh ni..kecek moleh doh tu..hahhaha..baru make budu, teruh ja tukar bahaso deh... :p

so scary! and weird too... apsal tak bleh buat majlis akad nikah kat umah plak..kenapa mesti kat masjid jek?? ni lah salah satu menda yg tidak ada tetapi diada2kan...asalkan segala rukun nikah dipenuhi..nikah la kat mana2 pun..tetap akan sah!

kalau akak la, mau dah gabra tetiba kena tunda majlis akad nikah..pastu tempat nikah plak macam tu punya gaya..ohhhh my!

takpela..semua dah selamat kan..yang penting? kerjasamaaaaa..
hahhahah

Anonymous said...

encik micheal si kambing itam duk gheja tersengih kat dieya jeee... dia suko mu sokmo....hehehe

-finaz-

el isman said...

salam 1mubarak

berkenan sekali di hati tombol pintu tu.kelate memang di hati ku.Melayu klasik.patut la byk bagpackers yag menghala kesana.keep up the good work dieaya.

dieya said...

jeet,
wahahaha takat tu je laa yg buleh kecek pun.. kalu suruh ckp byk2 confirm tergeliat lidah!

k jaja,
sungguh berkhasiat sekali budu itu, tambah tempoyak pulak kan, terus tukar accent :-p
itulah.. heran betul.. kampung dia strict sangat, kakak ipar dia kata memang tak boleh. so terpaksalah. janji nikah.
yeah, yang penting selamattt!

finaz,
si michael yg hitam manis pemurang dgn senyuman! alexander ngan david tu eksyen laa, gambo semua side view jek.. perasan hensem :-p

isman,
mubarak ya sheikh mamu! memang klasik abis. untouched.
thanks mamu!

Liza said...

this is my first time too seeing mee hoon served together in one packet with nasi kerabu, cool!

PatinPasta said...

Dieya,
Senyuman ikhlas dari kambing: Priceless! Hahaha!

Seronok pulak bila baca pasal gi makan kenduri.. tambah lak kalo ke tempat yang jarang dapat gi kan?

Congrats to both couple! :)

* lepas ni ke mana lak?

Maya Marisa said...

Dieya,
1) love the antique door knob. priceless!
2) itu kambing very the hensem you. pandai dia posing.
3) errk, wat a venue for akad nikah. teringat i during my bro's wedding. same situation. except, dinding baru simen, belum cat lagi. then, pasir everywhere....
4) congrats tu the wedded couples. may they live happily ever after.

Anonymous said...

the nikah is regulated or accordibng to kariah .. itu aja.,.. so in the register book if anythin

dieya said...

k liza,
cool and yummy too! betul2 teringat sangat nasi ambeng :-)

aida,
hahaha memang betul2 puny asenyum kambing!
yeah that was only my third trip ever to KB. and to go there for a kenduri memang best, got to experience the culture and food and all.
thanks on their behalf!
lepas ni? jeng.. jeng.. jeng..

maya,
1) i know!
2) si michael itu memang photogenic u.. sengih je dia bila i keluar camera
3) tu laa.. horror sungguh.. tak terkata apa2 kitorang.. imagine the groom's family yg baru sampai from thailand tu, apa tah diorg fikir agaknya
4) thanks on their behalf! amin!

anonymous,
that was what i thought too. so sepatutnya bolehlah buat kan venue lain kan asalkan dlm kariah? but somehow they couldn't, mesti masjid tu jugak.. hmmm..

Mamamya said...

sori dear lambat dtg cni...blog kene malware..:( mujur lah dah ok..tq to my en.kmdo :P

btl la..org sana mmg very strict,adik ipar akak org kelate jugok... :) tp dah mmg gitu caranya kan so,nak x nak mmg kene ikutkan je lah....w'pun kdg2 pening juga sebab adat org johor x sama dgn kelantan....

bak kata dieya lah kan...yg penting semua dah selamat...

p/s:comel la baju auntie yg kaler hijau tu...ropol2 gitew!! ;D

dieya said...

k lieya,
no prob! ingatkan bz jaga kmdo jr, rupanya blog ijau demam yek. kena tukar cat loreng baru malware takut nak serang ;-)
so memang betul laa diorg stirct bab2 gini yek. fortunately semuanya dah selamat.
comel kan aunty tu! glemer sungguh baju dia, macam artis nak amik anugerah :-D

Erin said...

Ikut family kot...setakat nie kwn2 aku kawen xdela wajib kat masjid pun. Hihi...gmbr kambeng pun letak, mana lembu yg dok lepak kat jambatan tu? :D

dieya said...

erin,
maybe laa kot. member kat ofc pun kata time dia nikah dulu tak rumah jek, takde pon mesti gi masjid. maybe depends on the kampung kot.
hahaha ada tapi gambo lembu tu back view laa :-D