I have known Weeqi for almost 7 years. We got to know each other through serving in Security Ministry.
The bunch of us were busy with his wedding preparations from more than a month before. After I came back from London, it was the next thing I was looking forward to. There was hardly any rest for me because there was simply not enough time.
The bunch of us, 6 in total, spent our entire Friday evening setting up the church hall. There were last minute changes and plenty of chairs to shift. It was back-breaking work, but we managed to leave the church slightly before midnight.
Saturday morning, with only 3 hours of sleep, we all made our way down to church where the matrimony was held. Most, if not all, of the sequence of the matrimony and its events were carried out smoothly. There were smiles all around.
Weeqi had to rush off for an exam at 4pm. It was so hectic for him, but this is what gives when you study and work at the same time – You will be stretched.
We met up with him after his exams to help him count the angbao collections from the matrimony, as well as prepare everything he needs for the gatecrashing and dinner banquet on Sunday.
With only 4 hours of sleep, I made my way down to Weeqi’s house at 6am to help him videotape the preparations. (The actual photographer and videographer were at the bride’s house.) Although we were all still sleepy and slightly fatigued, that was no excuse for the minor screw ups that took place in the morning. We were late for more than 15 minutes.
All ended well, and the banquet was rushed but pleasant. Again, there were smiles all around. It was nice seeing people whom I have not met for the longest while in recent years.
I guess if life was literally a journey, you get to win some and you will also lose some. Maybe you may have lost some people at the moment, but further down the road, there might be opportunities aplenty for you to welcome them back into your life again.