In the stars…

He was my ex-student some years ago, now a doctor in his own right. What I did not know until quite recently was that he was the son of my ex-classmate. After serving at the Sibu General Hospital for a number of years, he went over to the peninsula to pursue some course or something and has stayed on there since. In Malay, we call it jodoh…or in English, fate…or as they say, it is written in the stars and it was not very long after he went over that he met this fellow-doctor from Seremban and they registered their marriage sometime earlier this year…

Randolph & Evone

They came back last week and held their wedding reception here…

Grand Jasmine Ballroom RH Hotel

…at one of the leading hotels in town on Saturday afternoon and yes, I was invited…

wedding cake & backdrop

I don’t know how many tables there were but there was ample space to move around, not that I did a lot of that, and the service was top notch, ever ready and so very polite and friendly – I would give them full marks for that for it sure was a far cry from what I had to put up with once when I attended a wedding banquet at this same venue and also not too long ago at this dinner at another of those classy hotels in town.

I have heard people saying that the food here was not all that great but I thought it was pretty good. I loved the roast chicken…

RH Hotel roast chicken

…served old school-style with the keropok (prawn crackers) on top and I really enjoyed their lamb…

RH Hotel lamb chops

…especially with the nice brown gravy that had a hint of black pepper. I would not enjoy those drowned in black pepper sauce, the bottled variety, that I would usually have elsewhere. Some at my same table loved the fish too but while the food was somewhat to everybody’s liking, I wished they would not switch off the lights till it was pitch dark for the video shows or whatever. In fact, it was rather dim already in the first place…and once, it was so dark that I had to switch on the torchlight in my antique handphone so we could see what exactly we had been served – the broccoli and mushroom plus bean curd sticks.

All in all, it was good and of course, the most important part would be the opportunity to share the joy with the lovely couple and their proud and happy parents…

The toast
*Sorry for the blurry pic – I did not go near the stage and just snapped the shot from where I was sitting using the zoom facility on my digicam*

Once again, I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations and wish them abundant Blessings and everlasting happiness in the years ahead as man and wife. Cheers!!!

A number of my ex-students were there and I did get the chance to say hello and also had a photo taken with some of them…

With the couple and ex-students and friends
*Ex-student’s photo on Facebook*

It sure was nice seeing everybody again.

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Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

15 thoughts on “In the stars…”

  1. Congrats to your ex-student and wife! Must be a pleasant surprise for you to know that he is the son of your ex-classmate. I would have like to eat the lamb too – I have never seen lamb being served at the wedding banquets that I attended.

    Thanks. Yes, I saw the father commenting on the son’s post on Facebook and then only did it dawn on me. We do get lamb sometimes but all the time, except this once, it would be with the bottled black pepper sauce, not to my liking. Besides, it always comes out second last, before the prawns and dessert. Would be too full already by then to handle anything that heavy – meat.

  2. The lamb looks good. I take it it is as expensive as beef.

    Yes, both expensive…and pork too these days. Only chicken is more affordable.

  3. As far as I know, very rare people having wedding reception in the aftenoon but I think it is a good idea. I, for one would prefer afternoon to night. Congrats to the newly-wed couple.

    In the old days, always lunch so the sua pa relatives could all attend. 12 courses, the last two before dessert being fried mee and sio bee…to make sure everyone went on their long journey home very full and very happy and of course, a lot leftover, everyone would tapao for the kids at home. We used to wait longingly for my mum to come home, sio bee wrapped in the pink serviettes – like heaven! We were so deprived, those days.

    Yes, night time, if going to sleep too full, will have nightmares.

  4. Congrats to the beautiful couple! It’s the first time that I’ve read about lamb being served at weddings too.

    Thank you. We do have lamb but quite rarely, same thing with beef.

  5. Thanks again to our respected Mr. Arthur Wee! It’s my honour to invite you to attend my wedding lunch and share the happiness together~

    Most welcome, it certainly was my pleasure to be part of it all – I would take it as a gesture of utmost appreciation, thanks for remembering to include this old teacher in your guest list. Cheers!!! πŸ™‚

  6. The group photo, saw a handsome guy sitting in front on the left side… hehe…

    Don’t fall in love, no longer available. Hehehehehe!!!!

  7. We’ll never find Lamb dishes here during wedding reception, at least half of the population is against lamb lol

    Half the Chinese population, you mean? And the other half do not take beef for religious reasons. The Indians do take a lot of lamb, lamb bryani, lamb curry, sup kambing and all…and the Malays, I love their lamb satay most of all!

  8. Must be very satisfying to have successful ex-students!

    And even more satisfying when they truly appreciate you and remember to invite you to their weddings. Maybe, 1% of them do. 😦

  9. Congratulations to them, I wish them all the best. Beautiful photos. πŸ™‚

    Thank you. Come back tomorrow, another wedding! ‘Tis the season to get married, it seems. πŸ˜€

  10. Lovely couple. Congrats to them.

    I love the roasted chicken too.

    Thanks.

    I love this old school style roast chicken, different from those at the char siew stalls. Even the breast meat tasted good. Used to enjoy it at restaurant banquets in the past, still do!

  11. Now is wedding season.. this two months alone, I attended three wedding dinners… have to ikat perut from now on.. hehehe

    So far I’ve had two only this month…on the same day. I did hear of other students getting married but they did not invite me. Sobssss!!!!

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