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September 18, 2011

A Wedding

Filed under: Jakarta — scotsabroad @ 3:26 pm

Yusuf’s daughter got married this weekend. He very kindly invited our family to the weekend celebrations. His house is not too far along Supratman Road. Lisna and Ario were married at 8 o’clock this morning and as we arrived just after 11 o’clock the bride, groom and both sets of parents had been standing for several hours. Yusuf had taken over his street. The colour purple seemed to play a significant part in the wedding. Shona received a favour in the shape of a purple flower. Purple maids of honour sitting everywhere. Purple cloth was draped along the street outside their home making a very convenient marquee. We were ushered past the couple and their parents and then offered food. It was delicious; sticky rice, grated spicy potato and fresh fruit. The only thing we couldn’t contemplate trying was the milky-coffee drink with what looked like floating mushy peas. The road in to Yusuf’s area marked with a large palm- sculpture and a sign naming the newly weds. Feel very honoured to have been allowed to attend. Yusuf is the proud father to the right in the picture.


1 Comment »

  1. Nice one. Prince would be proud.

    Comment by alistair — September 19, 2011 @ 1:17 pm | Reply

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