I received this wedding invite a couple of days back. The invitation is from my oldest buddy who has been an active participant of the story, 'Taufiq, His Life' for more than 24 years.
It all began more than a year ago, when I started noticing that this friend has been spending an awful lot of time with a girl. "Is there anything going on with you two?" I tactfully asked. My friend answered in the negative. It's totally platonic he said. Then he went on the attack and said, "The problem with you is that you cannot even entertain the idea of being close friends with a woman without getting romantically entangled."
Six months down the road, again I inquired, "Are YOU sure there is nothing going on?" To which my friend said, "Bro, I am happy. You know me... Marriage is surplus to my requirements." Oh. Okay.
In early December he called me and Heche, "Let's meet up, I have some important news." So we had lunch at our favourite roast duck joint in Bangsar. "Since you guys have been awfully meddlesome about my relationships, I have gotta tell you that me and Pea (for that is the girl's nickname) are getting serious."
Two weeks after that, King (for that is my friend's nickname) confided that they are unofficially engaged and will have the engagement ceremony in February, which proceeded well according to his postmortem. The wedding is now set for next month. Very fast? I blame it all on King's pent-up tension and pressure of 41 years of bachelorhood.
The cards are designed and printed in Jakarta, Indonesia. Way cheaper there, it seems.
I love weddings. Have a lovely day, sunshine.
wa min Allah at-taufiq
Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way