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Balik kampung!
Sunday, November 20, 2011, 7:35 PM
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Flew back on Friday night after work to attend my cousin's wedding on Saturday night at Pagoh, a small town about an hour and a half drive away from Johor Bahru. 

The last I remember visiting my mum's kampung (village) was at least 8 years ago. I must have been in my teens back then =P My cousin whom I've not seen in ages (..and not to mention same age as me) is a happily married guy already! SO FAST! I still remember cycling and riding the motorcycle back in the good old kampung days with my ponytail brushed against my shoulders as the wind blew on our faces.

Now we're all grown up pfft.

As usual whenever someone in the village holds a wedding dinner, people would gather at the infamous chinese school hall nearby. We were greeted by my uncle (mum's only brother) who was so happy that we came. The night was filled with joyful laughter and some karaoke singing. I swear my ears almost bled listening to some of them who were singing off key Hokkien tunes!

Approximately 70 tables or more

Ten years ago they looked a lot less haggard, people age too fast! I met a lot of people that I couldn't recognize anymore and of course a lot of children running about, I almost couldn't keep up >.<

On a brighter note, mum was glad that people thought she looks a lot younger than before lol!


So happy she was grinning non stop heh.

Earlier in the afternoon we went to Holiday Plaza for DVD shopping and I managed to squeeze in time for manicure.


 Outfit for last night's wedding



Although dinner was nothing over the top and simple, people were having a very good time. Just shows how we can be happy as long as we learn to be contented with the things we have :)

 Dad and I :)

With cousin and his wife 



Some of my favourite dishes:

Kampung version of the "cold dish"

Sweet and sour fish 

 Two style prawns

and their old school ice cream for dessert!!

The kampung reminds me of being a child again, now back to city life. Flying back in a couple of hours time, update soon! Xx



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