The wedding was held here, the Civic centre or the Dewan Suasil. The Malay band was waiting.
I invited myself to a Malay/Muslim wedding. And saw this lady wearing these beautiful jewellery.
There is a sweet story behind this. I rang up my muslim friend, J who went to school with me. We had not seen each other for many many years. When I rang her, she said she was going to her niece wedding. I asked if I could go because I have never been to one. She invited me.
She told me the wedding was at this posh place, the Civic centre and she would wait for me. I arrived, and there were many Muslim people there, but no sign of my friend J. I asked the official welcoming couple, and they didn't recognised the name of J. There were 2 weddings at the same time. After a long wait, I used my mobile and called my friend. I got the security guard to talk to her to make sure I was at the right place. The security guard told me to wait.
The official welcoming couple looked at me and waved at me. She said," Don't worry, you just come to the wedding party." Can you imagine the hospitality of the Sarawak people. What if I was pretending and was actually crashing their party.
I said, I would wait for a while. My friend J came with her 2 sisters. I was at the right venue. You should have seen the fashion at the party. But I am showing you the jewellery this lady who shared the table with me wore.
Thanks J, and your relative Rahaya.My friend told me some time later that Rahaya passed away. She left a legacy of a kind Muslim woman who came to my life.
http://jennymatlock.blogspot.co.nz/ letter J for jewellery.