Saturday, October 1, 2011

Life in Malaysia: Bersanding

Bersanding is the Malay term for when the bride and groom sit next to each other on a beautifully decorated dais on their wedding day. If you recall my previous entries on Aunty Anoy and Cekmi's weddings (you can search my archive, OK?), you could see the photographs of them bersanding with their respective spouses.

Aunty Anoy and her groom "bersanding".
Cekmi and his bride "bersanding".
Do you get the concept? Remember, bersanding means bride and groom sitting next to each other on the dais. Now, what do we call this act by father and son? Is this bersanding too?


Angelina's note: Boys, you two will sleep anywhere. purrr....meow!

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

ur dais very nice. where to buy?

LP said...

Boys you need to step it up a bit!! Where are your flowers and good suits?! Teehee.

the critters in The Cottage.
P.S. The first picture of bersanding is beautiful. What an elaborate assortment of beautiful flowers!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

too funny!!! BTW that dais is just GORGEOUS!!!!

(hope I spelled that correctly!)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Anon 1:25,
Not at Ikea, obviously. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Cottage Felines,
Yeah..trying to put a suit on these two is akin to trying to put a dress on me. Flowers? Nah...Michael will eat them. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Caren,
Your spellchecker worked! teehee...we had to chane everything to wood since fabric or leather are prone to become scratching posts. purrr...meow!

Monyet King said...

When it is two boys .... it is always bertanding

mokjadeandell said...

Jade : My two men never sleep together...they end up fighting each other...I mean Mok and Dell la .

Cat Wisdom 101 said...

Beautiful dais but we love the settee with kitties.
You're invited to Merlin's 17th birthday party on Saturday.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Your Royal Monyetness,
These two are never "bertanding", so far. Guess it's coz they're blood relatives. purr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Jade,
Jampikan sikit, nanti okaylah. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Wise Feline,
Kitties are the best accessories for any furniture. purrr...meow!

Lili said...

Psst..Angelina, lemme tell you a secret. Aunty Lili tak bersanding tau masa kawin dulu. Nak tau kenapa? Hehehe...aunty Lili very the pemalu aaahhh! :D

Kitcaboodles said...

Maybe not to much Bersanding as Ber'snoozing'!! =^..^=

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Lili,
Aaaahhh...malu-malu kucing ye? purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Kitcaboodles,
You are sooooo right. Ber"snoozing" indeed. purr...meow!

jul said...

hmm, kucing ngengade nak bersanding gak x nak kalah..

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Talking about bersanding, the first thought came into mind is teringin nak makin nasi and lauk kenduri kahwin...hehehe...

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Jul,
Jealous ke? purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

MKG dear,
We have two weddings to attend next weekend. Nak ikut? purrr....meow!

Sandy said...

Nice antique teak chair ! Looks like the ones made in Jepara, anyway, why are you kittehs always napping and sleeping ? Help your mama with housework please .

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
Housework? What housework? purrr...meow!

one of Fae's humans said...

those photos are really nice! WOW @ how fancy everything is.

and WOW at your dais! beautiful. :)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Fae & Iggy's human,
Ours is not a dais. It's just a bench. purrr....meow!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

No it doesn't, because during bersanding, the bride and groom look anxious and starry-eyed. You guys are just sleeping on your dais. That means you're an old married couple. Way past bersanding stage.