Saturday, January 3, 2009

Spoonful of Love

Last weekend ( 27/12/08) I attended a Bintulu Malay wedding ceremony. One of the highlights of the wedding is the customary 'makan nasi temuan' where the wedding couple competed to feed one another. A total of three attempts are permitted. Upon the lifting of the food cover, each person will rush to scoop the yellow rice and attempt to quickly spoonfeed the other. It is better if on all attempts the bridegroom gets all the chances. Alternatively, if the bride scores on all counts, it is believed that the young bridegroom will be 'queen control' later, or so it is believed. The custom did make the ceremony fun for the invited guests and indeed memorable for the wedding couple.

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