Monday, July 17, 2006

3 DAYS OF WEDDING CELEBRATIONS!!

Uptown Girl And Maharajah Tie The Knot

My nephew married his fiancee last week in St George's church, Penang. Although they're tamils of south indian descent they decided to give a north indian look to their wedding. Sheila, the bride tied her sari in a way that made her look like a bollywood movie star. Teofilus, the groom had a totally new look. He stood like a maharajah in his formal north indian suit with straight hair. Yup his hairdressers did a good job. The liturgy was reverent and included many south indian cultural elements e.g thirumangalayam, garlands, tamil lyric. Bishop Ponniah (groom's dad), Revs Joel Low (Vicar, St Georges) and Andrew Cheang (St Mary's, KL)led us in the service. Anglicans know how to put together great wedding services!!

Lunch was served at the church grounds. Later in the evening the the couple threw a dinner for their friends. The bride's parents, the Jayabalans, got into the act and threw a dinner for their friends and family the next day. It was a diverse and multi racial affair. Malays, Chinese and Indians mixed freely. We also yam senged the couple during the dinner. Ever seen indians (with a lot of help from the chinese contigent!) yam senging their own kind in a dinner?

Weddings test your energy levels and demand a great deal of patience from the couple. Teofilus and Sheila thanks for the experience and get a good rest!




11 comments:

blogpastor said...

Quite a 'rojak' wedding. Very Malaysian. Very mult-cultural. Wished you had videoed snippets of it and put it up on YouTube.

RaphaelReport said...

must visit you and maybe you can teach me how to do this

Anonymous said...

could anyone tell me when was Teofilus the Maharajah's birthday? hehe ..i would than ilustrate in simple terms ,Ralph ..every soon your blog is going to be exploded with traffic ..!

dav

Anonymous said...

okie problem is solve Teofilus was born Aug the 18th .i would post some illustrations when the time comes.

RaphaelReport said...

how about the day and the year of his birth?

Anonymous said...

Hi raphael ,
i have to check out the yr.after reading carefully about Aug born Maharajah's ,i may skip posting.There are good points and bad ones based on Western Greek astrology.In other words it could be good for the person not to know or to know as a reference only,in most cases its good to know.I wonder does Bolivia have its own tale on people born in August?

Anonymous said...

raphael,i wonder how old is teofilus ?? was it 1978 ?

Anonymous said...

Raphael ,

Teofilus was born on the 18/8/77

Sandra said...

What a great wedding! i hear the Maharajah's parents are still celebrating in Klang.Having some do on sunday before the groom's birthday!

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