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This year, something entirely different; a brother's marriage

_DSF5425Only last march I went back to Indonesia to attend my sister's marriage, and yet here I am again, attending a brother's; this one, however is a brother from another mother (and father too). Liman, as we like to call him among many other, less appropriate names to call him from, had been our sworn brother - a practice common in asian countries, mind you - for at least 8 years. A brotherhood (to be more precise, a siblinghood) of 8 people, we knew each other from series of both fortunate and unfortunate events, and had a series of traditions we uphold. Long story short, we know each other very well, and treasure ourselves quite a lot. Yesterday, the 2-day long wedding ceremony took place; today, he is officially a married man. Three Cheers for a brother in love, and an extra one for going where no one of us had gone before.

I had the fortune of documenting some behind the scenes, and here they are. This is for my brother, Leeman (another name we call him amongst the more appropriate ones), and to my other brothers and sisters.

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And here's a portrait for you, dear brother,

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Intermezzo - A congratulatory post AKA yay for work!

_MG_0564-3 I would like to take a short moment to congratulate a good friend of mine for her recent employment - to acknowledge the amount of work she had put into this job hunt; directly, indirectly, or anywhere in between. The amount of time, the emotional roller coaster, the anxiety and troubled minds. The barrage of emails, the replies, and the prayers and whatnot. Today I raise my glass to this great tidings, and say a word of congratulatory; even when you don't hear it. For towards whatever ends this employment will take you, you had deserved it, through and through. I raise my glass to you.

Cheers.

_MG_0512 On a side note - good luck for your immediate first day of work.