Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Wedding of 'em All (updated)

Update:

'Yup it's me..But don't expect more comments from me, u know me, I'm not a blogger kind of man..hehehe.. And to all of you, thank you for all your wishes and doa's..buy URTV Jan 15 edition for more news. hehehe (self promo)' - Badrul Izhan Yeop Abdullah

Ya Heard him. The man hath spoken. Now go get 'em...hehehe...

Original Post.

Not that I’ve been away for long. Left the house on Monday morning and only came back late yesterday after busy-bodying myself to a 2-day wedding celebration. we’re still very much in the month of December, remember?

Now this is no ordinary wedding when I would normally wheel in and show my face, get myself completely stuffed, take some pictures with the bride & groom, eat some more before taking off shortly after and you don’t hear anything from the couple again till at least the wife is well into her 5th month of pregnancy. No, nothing like such wedding.

This entry is a dedication or some sort, to the groom. A very dear cousin of mine.

He’s not just a cousin, but someone whom I spent a lot of my childhood days with. This was the guy responsible for getting me into smoking my first puff, which was a stick of JPS stolen from his dad. Back during the internet-less days, he was also the one to first introduced me to the world of porn magazines, which until now I completely have no clue where he got them from.

But he wasn’t just about being a delinquent. Being together on most weekends and school holidays, I was encouraged by him to join in together for Muqaddam recital session, and through the same ustaz, Ustaz Abu Hassan, I was given the lesson of performing solat the proper way in a very early stage. So not all things bad. I remember during the ’86 Mexico World Cup, it was my first time ever to stay up late with him waiting for games. And what do you know, with the adults already very much snoozing away in their rooms, we decided to heat up the wok and cook our own version of fried rice in order to keep ourselves awake. The result was bad but who cares, we dug it anyway. And that was the only time I enjoyed cooking.

Even during my teenage years, we spent quite a lot of weekends together. And come to think of it, he was also the one who introduced me to my first ever girlfriend through a mutual friend. We used to double-date too. Such was our closeness.


Trust me, we went through and did way more than what could ever be published anywhere, let alone a children-friendly blog like the Let’s Go Land. Fuck, no way man.

So anyway, naturally for being closely related, he and his family was there sticking by my side when tragedy struck. When friends came and went, he was there all the time, right from the moment I was sent to the hospital, warded to ICU till the day I was discharged. He was always there for the much-needed moral support.

Forward to 13 years later, he is still the same guy who fed me a bite of Murtabak when I was down and almost buried. After going through heck a lot of failed relationships, eventually he found someone and made up his mind to be with this girl for the rest of his life. Two weeks back, on the 15th, he successfully lafaz akad at one shot and now he’s officially a hubby to a sweet and petite young lady name Elle.

So to the loving couple, Badrul Izhan b. Yeop Abdullah and Suhaila, here’s wishing you both to greater years ahead together. Buckle up!


The pengantin, cousins and more cousins.

24 comments:

Bailey said...

It is hard to find someone to move along our thick and thin. To be frank, I don’t have close friends, I only very few friends because of my reserve nature.

U found best friend in your cousin.

I found mine, my youngest sister.

p/s congratz to your cousin, Badrul. semoga bkekalan hingga akhir hayat. Bro, bile lagi?

tokasid said...

Salam Kerp:

Badrul is one heck of a cousin. I have seen and heard about cousins, but Badrul is really something.Alhamdulillah he had settled down with Suhaila.
I hope he wil still be the old Bad to you and you to him and hope his wife will understand the kekamcengan of you and Bad.

Yes, we need photo of you kamceng.

anfield devotee said...

Glad to hear you are in a good mood considering you lost yer top spot to the scum today.

Bad feeling they are gonna win in europe as well this season as they seem to have finally found the knack to hold onto 1-0 leads.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Bailey,

Hey thanks there sista.

Its not rare to have your own sis as your best buddy. I can say I’m as clse to my own bro as I am to my cousin. So we’re all one big, band of brothers.

I can actually see, through your blog, how reserved you are indeed. I cant afford to do that la bailey, as I’ve lost too many friends down the years. But the new ones came were priceless bunch. It kind of evens out in that department. Thanks for the well wishes, bailey.

DocTA!

Yea he’s one heck of a guy too. the thing is doc, he actually has changed. Maybe his hectic working schedule is to be blamed and the social lifestyle he chose but what matters is, I can still always count on him. so no big lost.

Thanks for the well wishes. I will get him to read your message later. Trying hard to find those with camera that night. Everyone seems to be on leave since yesterday.

Bala,

We’re disappointed no doubt but to slip up at fratton park was rather predictable. Its going to be a tough year-end period with another tricky away to goodison before finally a home game for another London derby. Tough man, tough.

Ya la bala, its going to be tougher in Europe for the gunners especially. Of all the teams, its just gotta be AC Milan. We cant break pompey’s defense line, the Italians is gonna be another tough nuts to crack.

Interesting fixture nonetheless. Need to stock up more maltas. Hahaha.

Thanks, man.

Mior Azhar said...

Kerp,
Badrul is not only a cousin, he's your buddy - kawan sejati. When I was growing up, I too had a cousin, he's my age and we were quite close. But when we were in Form 4, he passed on after he met with an accident. I never recovered from that.
Anyway, tahniah to your cousin. Moga berbahagia hingga ke anak cucu. Yang empunya blog ni bila lagi?

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

salam pak mior,

yes, i'm with you on that one. he's been around since forever. the best is, i've got all my cousins who are brotherly-materials. i'm grateful to have all of them around. will upload their pics in a bit.

i'm so sorry to hear about your arwah cousin btw. i'm very very sure he is sorely missed by you.

thanks for the well wishes. willlet bad read it. as for me, insyaAllah kalau ada rezeki, adalah tu...

MaryKate said...

Hi Kerp, nice pics :) It is always great to have those whom are with you through thick and thin, it only makes the relationship stronger. Whatever others say or think, I will still look forward to your big day. Everything is possible.

Kata Tak Nak said...

Okay fine, your cousin is now a married man. What's of interest is when is yours?

Okay why not you and Shah challenge each other. Who gets to the finishing line 1st.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Hi Marykate,

Yea I’m so privileged to have a cousin like him. whats even better is, he’s just one of many more. hihi…our parents are so close to each other so automatically that made us bonded since we were toddlers.

My time will come eventually, not sure exactly when but I’m praying hard. Thanks Marykate, you’re great la sis.


Cikgu,

I have yet to see the light. Even a glimpse would be good enough to pave some ways. And unlike Shah, I wish I could hint you guys on something.

Eh, from the way he writes, sounds like it, right? I am more than happy to lose out to him. hehe…insyaAllah to hear good news from him very soon. Amin.

PrincessJournals said...

Congrats to ur cousin and his bride!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

thanks farina!

IBU said...

Salam kerp

Children friendly blog? LOL! Yeah right.

Congratulations to the bride & bridegroom. And I see the cousin tu pun sedondon in maroonish mauve... petanda bagus tu :)

U take care bro.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

IBU!

eh, really larr...if you had noticed, I've added the word 'Land' on the header just to make it sound cheerful, like the disneyland or the candyland stuff like that...hhehhehe..

thanks for the well-wishes btw. orang rumah semua kena pakai maroon, the theme colour for that night.

thanks IBU!

monsterball said...

In life....if you have 5 good friend that you can truly say real good friends..you are lucky.
That cousin of yours seem to be one of the 5.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

mr goh,

i'm such a lucky guy, am i not sir? albeit on a chair, i'm just blessed.

tokasid said...

Kerp:

Artikel about Bad's wedding came out kat Berita minggu( or was it Mingguan Malaysia, takingat la).

Thats why masa aku tgk gambar bad kat blog ni, nampak familiar macam penyanyi berkumpulan.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

salam doc...

tu la. ada diorang suruh tgk but i didnt get to read it ysterday.

bad was a RnB singer back in the late 90s signed under KRU records but now dah tak nyanyi dah. he's doing event management, also with the same company.

Zabs said...

Salam Kerp,
That is what family are for. To be together in any siuation. Gongrats to your cousin, and may his marrieage last foever. I think I've read about his marriage in the newspaper yesterday. He is a singer right?

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Salam Pak Zabs,

Yes, it is a blessing some sort of, to have your own family members as your best friends. Most of my cousins are very close to each other. After all, blood is thicker than water.

Thanks for the well wish Pak Zabs. Will convey your message to him. he was a former RnB singer but nowdays he’s been busting his bum off working as a event manager.

Anonymous said...

Juz happen to browse and landed on this blog site. Am very touched by what Kerp wrote..U r my Bro. and alwiz will be..N who ever hurts you, will face the wreath of me..Love U! Ur Cousin.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

hey Bad, is that you?? heheheh...

SpawN said...

Yup it's me..But don't expect more comments from me, u know me, I'm not a blogger kind of man..hehehe.. And to all of you, thank you for all your wishes and doa's..buy URTV Jan 15 edition for more news. hehehe (self promo)

Jingkun said...

Askum..

Maaf..Saya Jai...Saya ada terbaca post dalam blog awak..http://letswheel.blogspot.com/2007/12/wedding-of-em-all.html
Tentang Bad..Kami pernah berkawan baik semasa dia bekerja dgn KRU di Melaka dahulu..Beberapa tahun dahulu..
After that saya lost contact dgn dia..smpai sekarang ni x tau cmner nak contact dia..jenuh cari..nk jemput ke perkahwinan saya pun x dpt..:D
.So saya igt nk mntk pertolongan awak, Kalau awak ada no contact dia...Just inform to him my name - Mat Jai...Insyallah..dia tau..

many thnks if you can help..

Jai

Jingkun said...

Askum..Kerp (Ph.D)

Maaf..Saya Jai...Saya ada terbaca post dalam blog awak..http://letswheel.blogspot.com/2007/12/wedding-of-em-all.html
Tentang Bad..Kami pernah berkawan baik semasa dia bekerja dgn KRU di Melaka dahulu..Beberapa tahun dahulu..
After that saya lost contact dgn dia..smpai sekarang ni x tau cmner nak contact dia..jenuh cari..nk jemput ke perkahwinan saya pun x dpt..:D
.So saya igt nk mntk pertolongan awak, Kalau awak ada no contact dia...Just inform to him my name - Mat Jai...Insyallah..dia tau..

many thnks if you can help..

Jai