On the recent 10.10.10 day, I saw many wedding invitations flying across and I managed to attend just 2, at a wee hour registration and the other a night banquet. Without much choice, I was assigned to be the photographer for the 7.00am session when my photography is self-rated as hopeless. Hey, I studied a photography subject in States but had been hiring professionals to get my job done. That's how agencies work, yeah...
Last night, I watched my favourite gossip E! Channel over Astro and they ran again the fantabulous wedding of the Mittal's Steel heiress.
Her lavish wedding was believed to be the most expensive in the world costing a whopping US$60 MILLION! They hired Kylie Minogue and Shah Rukh Khan to perform too. I had seen their huge mansion perching at the posh end of London's Mayfair, so $60 million is nothing to them. Imagine, how this money might help feed and house the millions of slum dwellers in India or Africa. None of my business anyway.
I had attended many close cousins and friends' weddings where many had various sweet bitter endings. Sadly, a high number ended in divorce! Seems like a trend now to pack up and walk out at the first sign of betrayal. 99% of the divorce cases were due to 3rd parties. What a waste of my wedding gifts, time and petrol!!
Once I attended a close friend's wedding at the Penang Chinese Town Hall where her wealthy Gold Merchant dad invited over 1300 guests consisting of all the Jewelry Shop bosses in town to attend too. Halfway, at the 5th dish, a gang of Chinese triads rushed into the hall with parangs and attacked some guests, smashing liquor bottles and turning tables over! We all ran for our lives before wailing sirens of police cars arrived. By then, many guys had suffered deep slashes all over their necks, shoulders and arms! Till today, I never knew the real truths!
Wedding times have changed!
I took this mammoth portrait and pano-stitched 3 photos together! Not bad eh!
Over 200 hundred couples signed and vowed that morning. The 2nd session in the afternoon saw some 160 couples! It was such a tiring morning for me to jostle in the huge dizzy crowd!
This is the groom who believed that the Phoenix sent his wife from heavens! Guess how I did that shot? Pandai kan!!
The night before, I attended a cousin's wedding eve and they gave me an eye opener!
They hired the Lok-Lok's van which parked outside and all the guests enjoyed dipping the foodie sticks! It was a nice change to eat that way.
The owner of the Lok-Lok cart was so young and looked like a blogger who reads my blog too. You can reach him at 016-9766623 for any special orders!
The groom proudly showed off his wedding albums which were taken overseas!
Next morning, the groom arrived home in the family's Lexus with a stunning Hong Kong bride clad in her vibrant gold and silver studded Tsimshatsui Chinese costume!
Whoooa! Move Over, he screamed! I was shocked to see a kempt Tai Kam Koong in action! He was such a smooth talker, beating all the Tai Kam Chiehs I had seen. For your info, I was once a best-man for 13 times!! It was my duty to plan, manage and tick off any Tai Kam Chiehs who flawed! This guy I saw was superbly well polished with no flaws. Thumbs Up!
His knowledge on tea ceremony procedures was execellent, knowing how to get the couple to pray and greet the ancestors and deities which is an important factor to consider the wedding as solemnised in the eyes of the spriritual world.
That night, Kam koong turned MC and sang all Anita Mui's songs! He crooned, pranced and danced on stage like Rose Chan wrestling a python.
He drew the excited crowds to participate with his tasteful jokes and dragged my Singaporean diva aunty up onstage to dance! Everyone would not have had a good time without this Tai Kam Koong! Have you seen such a man on duty?