Friday Challenge 4 May (Purple)
The photo was taken during the toast to the wedding couple during my cousin's wedding dinner. Some very westernised couples have instructed guests to say an awkwardly elegant CHEERS, but most opt for the traditional YYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMM SENG, which in Cantonese means drink to victory. It's a volume-cum-breath holding contest among all the guests, at least 3 rounds are mandatory, and if you ask me, a Chinese wedding dinner just isn't the same without it.
The Chinese characters are my cousin's name. Coincidentally, the large purple character actually means 'purple'. i would add on her husband's name somewhere, but i have no idea how it's written. Anyway, let's just let this be a tribute to my little cousin, now a bride. i just came across some photos of her during childhood the other day, and i'm now feeling oddly nostalgic.
Cousin Jee Wei and i haven’t kept in touch, and i know next to nothing about her newlywed husband or even how to write his name. What i do know is this - this little cousin of mine, whom i always thought of as a kid coz of the 6 years between us, has now officially grown up. This hawker’s firstborn daughter now looked every inch an elegant and sophisticated young lady... until she opened her mouth and i realised that she’s still the same old boisterous, funloving girl i had known through childhood. It’s oddly comforting to know, that in the midst of all the changes in the world, some things, or people, still stay the same.
Here’s wishing you a blessed marriage, Cousin. As we say, may the both of you grow old and white, together.