Thursday, December 8, 2011

Suki Jezz First Moment of Punjabi Wedding

My First Experiences in Punjabi Wedding

I was thrilled when I was informed that one of my Punjabi friends was getting married, Mr Kuldip Singh. As to add on spices of excitement, I was invited to his wedding at penang. I would not resist the offer because it was a new experience of different wedding culture, as I open my heart and welcome my curiosity towards culture at all time. Another reason is lucky enough; I have few friends to go along the journey of good food, great wedding, and super hang out companions to be with.

The trip was one awesome one. Despite of sleeping in the car the few hours, I managed to talk and chat with my fellow friends, and went sleep again suddenly. I would say they are pretty amazed that I can sleep throughout the whole journey.

I did tell them I used to sleep when I was standing during my Monday assembly during my secondary school times, wonder it is glamour or a humiliation? Or was it laughter? Glad I made you laugh while reading this.

As to proceed with this post, I would say in conclusion, the Punjabi is really one cool culture, where I found out they are so outgoing and friendly. Their wedding was an important ceremony which involves ritual prayers, good food, and so many dance moves where we found excitement in everything.

As for more details and information of Punjabi’s wedding, please do check out the following links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punjabi_wedding_traditions

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punjabi


Now, we shall see the pre-wedding moment, the moments they exchange vows to say “ I love you”, and the moments of gatherings, enjoy!


 The pictures of the pre-wedding day, Mr Kuldip still be saying: "I am still single, because I will be getting married only by tomorrow!"


The married women are giving blessing to Mr Kuldip on the day before he gets married.



I love to see their smiles~


Beautiful eyes they have


Now, it is the single younger men’s turns to give him blessing.

Feeding each other super big scoop of rice

big big big!



The night has arrived with food, and act, and sexy dancing performances!

you spin my head round and round!
Here comes the dance show!


And after all the show, here comes the clubbing time..where everyone go up stage and dance...



The Moment of The Big Day



As early as 7am, we gather at Mr Kuldip’s house as we would like to go to the temple to get the blessing, and also to have a glance at his very pretty soon to be wife, the bride.


the temple

We need to cover up our head as in to respect their culture
We still look great, eh?

The ceremony

Here comes the bride!

Cute girl running around

The hall when we arrive at Kedah, The bride treats us breakfast at here.


The bride's bright side




Grand grant Lunch


Sweetest couple!

Here goes the dance, lovely!

The VIP  food

Bubbles attract me...


The Night of the Wedding

Invitation card

Do not worry, I will take care of you forever...

Humongous glamorous

Holding each other hands forever...
Phew! Such a cool wedding, their laughter, their crowd, their people, is different from what you eyes, experiences tell it all! I do really enjoy it!


Till the day we meet again, folks.





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Zogo De L’Oca, Geese on Ladders

Goose climb over our head



You might have heard of snakes and ladder, but have you heard goose that climbs ladder? I found an event when meeting my Italy trip. The geese will climb step by step, to reach the destination, it is unbelievable right? It was indeed a geese, just that it is in a mascot, with people who represents different areas of Mirano, Italy will be joining in this exciting geese game.

As what we know, geese is a graceful beautiful animal that will be swimming like elegantly in the lake. They looked at you, stared, paused, and flings it big beautiful wings towards you. Therefore, you have the chance to see what I had seen when I was at Italy back then.

A meaningful day to remember Zogo De L’Oca (Goose & Ladders)



The good thing about Italy is, there have so many events to be filled up on the year of calendar. There will not be the same boring events or a festival, which is why I believe Italian people, is fast pacing up and strong creativity in terms of everything, from fashion design, to agriculture. We should be proud that Italy brings so many meaningful things to the world.

So, thanks to a travel magazine at Malaysia, Leisure Travel Magazine , I manage to grab a look to check out festivals happenings around the world, and volla! There it goes, the Zogo De L’Oca (Goose and Ladders in English), well, I will not miss it this time since I go all the way to Italy, as I could have the chance to experience a totally different kind of festivals.

I had found few links from website, some said swans, some say geese, it is geese actually, but it is more or less, it is similar actual festival showdown.

Here are some of the links:-


1. http://www.whatsonwhen.com/sisp/index.htm?fx=event&event_id=100283

2. http://www.festivalpig.com/Snakes-Ladders-Italy.html

3. http://www.giocodelloca.it/

So, here it comes, the journey upon meeting the ‘goose’. We went on 12th November 2011 in the afternoon as the event started on that time, but once I reached there, the place was already packed and crowded with so many people to come and join the fun.

See the crowd? wow....

The moment I stepped into the ‘doorstep’ of the event, it was….impressive. I smiled as I was pacing on the footsteps of mine, never noticing how fast I walked towards into the city of ‘goose’, till I was pulled back by my friends and they told me: “ don’t worry, this is only the beginning, events at Italy will make your day worth a smile forever.”



The moment was captured, check out the video:




Therefore, instead being a marathon runner, I made a slow walk around. This recalled me of how others think of Chinese people used to be working and walking faster than others people, which is why we would be saying Chinese people are the one who grow up fast?

Italians on the other hand, enjoyed things slowly; they passed the time without counting it, doing things steadily yet enjoyable; I would say they enjoyed their life in a good way.

Macadamia in Mini Madagascar at Mirano

Anyway, the crowd was amazing, every actor and actress was so spontaneous and so into their roles. Curious why I mentioned the actors?

The professional street performers
They are the one who were hired to dress up like people who were 100 years back, and they do not know how come we, the modern people entering Mirano.


The time when the tower fell.....


They even have the newspaper delivery boy, the girl who sold salted fish, and the acrobats who were amazing fantastic and stunning doing performance, the clown who always smile and handed over balloons to the small ones.

Stand tall way beyond me...cute!

Cute clown

The real old newspaper

He stunned and blushed at me...
Amazing right? rare to be seen nowadays...
Big wheel, small wheel,and a tiny guy.
I did see lots of goose in the cage, sorry, not sure they will be spared or slaughtered frankly speaking, but then again, they look beautiful.

Spare me, spare me!

There were some goats around too, most probably to ‘tackle’ the crowd to look at them; we have the normal musical ‘horse galloping’, the merry-go-round, there were stalls selling gifts, breads, the game boards, souvenirs, and lots more to be seen.

selling the game board...

He followed me back to Malaysia
Such a huge bread, wonder how long do i need to eat up this bread? 2 years?

There was even a photograph session where you will have the chance to wear the apparels way back in the old centuries and looked like one, impressive!

Thrilled to be, Fun to be, Game to be

Besides having ‘ancient’ people surrounding me,

Still remember this kind of coat?

Here are the main things throughout the whole event- the game and the food. I did see a giant game board, Piazza, where the competitors are getting ready rock the world with the big dices and hopping from box to box till the final point.

Giant Gameboard

I could even see almost every stall are selling goose meat, which are super delicious and the aroma smell when they grilled the met, how can you resist it?

Finally, I found this cute lady who served hot red wine behind the mini wine bar lookalike for us to make our body warm during the autumn time.

fat cute lady behind the bar!

She is so cute, that I felt like pinching her cheek and say hugging her, but of course I didn’t do that, that will be crazy.





As the sun is going down to welcome the moon to take over his place, we did managed to catch up a live band performance that played traditional musical instruments. Such a merry day with the happening people around me!

Watch the video...





Point out the Importance of Time and Love

I would say that when you go into the countryside of Italy, you will feel a different atmosphere. I feel the moment of family gathering, where they are not so seduced or addicted by advanced technology gadget; when they still believe in laughter while being in a conversation during a family dinner, where everyone is helping each other to do house chores no matter how busy their career will be interfering their time, this is called human touch within your heart and mine.

The Italians understand the importance of family and the loved ones..
So many people had start talking to their Ipad, Iphone, or laptop but forgot to talk to people face to face, have we become like one of the robots, or is it soon to be? Tackling social and communication problem save it while you can. Family matters as computers are not the one who brings you to the world.

Hope you will be aware we have only the one and only mom and dad, where we cannot replace them too. Hope you still know the importance of caring for your loved ones, and also yourself.

Hi, handsome geese, jeez...u look geese....




A 100 years old girl? hmmm...





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The Beauty of Italian Culture


The beauty of being beautiful Italian


Many people want to know about Italy and the Italian culture. So, what is the difference is about?
Apart from the guessing games, here is the truth of Italians.

They are nice, same as the surroundings at Italy, they smile and greet you ‘ciao’ (means Hi or Bye), they will say you are beautiful just like that. If you do not know Italian language, no worries, they like to use body language to communicate with you, so what is the rush thus?

Hmmm…nevertheless, they are still looking good at anywhere, anytime. They are the fashionable people yet simple person if you are good with them.

Sounds curious? Here we go! Check out the pictures which I found is different and amazingly beautiful in their country,Italy.


The Environment Almost Take My heart Away


You won't say it is not beautiful right? And the trees making a queue of straight lines!

The sunset
Across the street, here comes the unique building which stands out
My farm land, beautiful!
The old church which is being used during World War II

Food and Drinks:-


Red and white   wines in barrels....it is for real...keep it in your house for how long?

It is  all about dressing and decoration, as it  please our eyes and heart...

A full butchery shop?it can be found anywhere...

A simple Italian restaurant cares a lot for their decoration too.


Lovely Restaurant, look small from the outside, spacious when you go in!


This restaurant link:-


The fact is every bar is really full of red wines....and fresh seafood as a quick lunch or snack!



Their supermarkets and markets

Full of groceries...See what I had found?


Coca-cola hang over...

Eventually, we have only 5 or 6 types of pasta at Malaysia, but at here....wow...you can see more than that! almost 50 types I would say...


Pasta! in wheel version!
As I said, fresh fresh fresh!
I am sure you will fall in love with the fresh flowers that they sell

The little bit of their Culture and Lifestyle


Driver at the left side...everything at the opposite direction of Malaysian's style
Favorite games, Tombola, brings family united...similar with Bingo.
The Tombola games...play using peanuts and coins.

Roxy is the name of the pig, which closed friend is the dog...

Is this a house or castle? Full of Jigsaw perhaps...It is their unique house architect which makes them outstanding.
They have so many small events and festivals, here this time, I managed to celebrate one of them...

They are the cutest old couple  I have ever met, friendly I would say, and healthy!

Little effort and patience....for the fun of gathering and dinners...


Italian's sandwich cannot be compared with the ones at Malaysia, super fresh and tasty!

Hunger for more? There are more to be known, and it is your wish to explore for it, go  for your dreams, my dear friends!


Ciao!




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Suki Jezz