Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Bali experience

Bali is definitely one of the best destination for a good time. One of the things we did was of course surfing.

Catching the wave

The theory session conducted right before we hit the waves was quite helpful, but when I made my first few attempts, the results have been far from ideal.

Falling on my butt

Yes, collision can happen while surfing too

Wife also fell face first a couple of times

After numerous attempts, eventually we did get to surf successfully.

"Look ma... NO HANDS!"

Come to think of it, the fun was actually tumbling in our attempts.

Besides surfing, we also did some touristy stuff and visited a couple of places.

at the temple


The temple at Tanah Lot

Dinner at Tanah Lot

Sunset at Tanah Lot

We also did our own free and easy holidays on the motorbike. From this experience, I've learnt that I should always bring my driving license while going on holidays in a foreign country so I could feel at ease riding a rent bike without worrying about the police.

Even though by law we must wear helmets, we just followed the locals

At the hotel pool side

Taking a leak

The Bali Bombing Memorial Monument

The main street of Kuta

Overall, I find Balinese among the friendliest people I've ever met.

The orginal natives were so not so friendly, unfortunately

I enjoyed myself there and I wouldn't mind going for a second trip.

Thank you Bali for a wonderful honeymoon!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Signing my life away...

No that's not my ride for the wedding. Just a bus my sister saw on the way to my wedding.

Anyway, back to mine. Actually I did my signing on 20 Mar 2009, one day before my wedding ceremony. As our church pastor is not a registrar, we had to go to a nearby church to do the signing instead.

So I took the day off on Friday and went to the church in Desa Melawati with my family and Leslie, my best man who arrived the night before from Singapore.

The Looi entourage having lunch in Batu Caves

Don't I look cute?

Waiting for the bride

Leslie and me

We had to wait outside for a while because wife-to-be went to have a quick lunch with her aunt.

In the church office with my nephew Daryl and sister Hilda

We had to wait for the pastor- probably having his lunch too- so I decide to play with the video cam.

When I grow up, I wanna be a director

Introducing the school debating representatives

Finally the pastor came and explained to both us the implications of putting our signatures on the papers in front of us. After that, came the most important part of the ceremony.
There wasn't any oath ceremony as we would be having our church wedding the next day, we would say our vow then.

Pastor explaining to us where to sign our lives away

Why am I smiling? Coz I got one heck of a deal

Her turn

With any marriage registration, there must be 2 witnesses. The church advised to get our parents as witness, I believe, as a sign of parental blessings. As my mom lives in Penang and I'm staying with OCD, I asked him to be my witness instead.
Believe it or not, he couldn't sleep the night before....

Why is he smiling? Coz he doesn't have to worry about his brother dirtying his condo anymore!

Father-in-law completes the marriage certificate

After that, the pastor officially congrats us as Mr & Mrs Looi.

The senior Mrs Looi giving the new Mrs Looi a hug

(L-R)Daryl Looi, Karynn Looi, Alex Looi a.k.a. OCD,
Tan Chong Keng, Hilda Looi, Alvin Looi

It's been more than a month and last Sunday our pastor asked if we're back from the moon.
The answer?
Still half-way there:)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ahhh..... Bali!

Definitely the best way to travel around the Kuta beach...