25 Mar 2011

Wedding preparations in Melaka

There are about a hundred and one things I need to do in Melaka for Wan's wedding. With that in mind Yatie and I drove down to our Malacca home to set in motion some of those preparations. First the house needed a thorough cleaning - upstairs and downstairs. Well, most of the cleaning had been done during our weekly visits. The bridal room especially. My sister is making new curtains for the room as well as the living rooms. These will be lavender, the theme colour for the wedding. I've already ordered the food and tents - luckily they come in a package these days - food, tents, kompang (kind of a drum band to welcome the bride) DJ for the event and music - for RM13.00 per head. To me its very cheap, after our KL deal which came to RM100 per pax and the hotel didn't even have a kompang!


The old garden

Late in the evening Yatie and I packed the goodie bags for the main table or the bride's entourage. There would be 30 of them. There were extra bags so I put them aside for special friends and close relatives. As for the other guests, we also have goodie bags for them but the goodies were not ready (normally chocolates and a slice of cake) so we just got the bags ready. But as we counted them (there should be 900) we found to our horror that I had bought only 500 bags! Luckily we decided to count them. There are 400 short so today I've got to dash down to the Bridal shop to get more!!
I've also revamped the garden, if that is the correct word for it.  Pulled out all my plants that normally covered the fence and walls around the house and planted new ones. I also got rid of the bamboo which I unknowingly planted near the pond and which shed leaves all over the pond, as well as the neighbour's garden. Its a bit of a mess but I had always liked it but I guess it had to go! So did most of the branches on our mango tree outside. That was a real shame because it gave lots of shade on hot days but Kandan our gardener went and lopped off most of its branches so now it looks a bit forlorn without its heavy foliage.

Today the pest controller is coming to spray the whole house - anti-termite  as well as cockroaches. Being away from this house in Malacca much of the time we really have to be careful with pests such as these, especially termites. They can destroy your whole house if you are not careful! Before we came back to live in this house it had been rented out for more than 20 years - to families which didn't really take care of the house. So when we decided that we wanted to come back here we had to renovate much of the house and found to our horror that termites had infested the upstairs bedroom.Luckily that was in the early stages so we managed to stop the infestation and get rid of he termites. But we were lucky  we got them in time.

6 comments:

Amin said...

Good news!

naida said...

It sounds like you are busy Kat!

Kat said...

Yes Naida, for now its only the wedding preparations.

Amin said...

That hedgehog was not sleeping at that time...
Thank You very much for Your beautiful comments...

Amin said...

I wish all the bests to You!

Gattina said...

Fortunately a wedding should be only once in life ! Such a lot of work for such a short time.